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Could my favorite cocktail give me more than alcohol poisoning?

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CMS policy spurs outpatient knee replacement

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NPs, PAs boost productivity: survey

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Physician must stop marketing 3-parent baby technique

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Adams confirmed as surgeon general

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Most Americans pleased with their provider

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  • Clinical Essentials from Stroke
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Disparities seen in the use of palliative care for hospitalized patients with stroke

A large national cohort study of palliative care use among inpatients with stroke.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol
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Hypertension during pregnancy is associated with CVD later in life

Obstetrical history is an important part of a woman's health record.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Med Dir Assoc
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Nutrient interventions for Alzheimer’s disease lack strong evidence of benefit

A network meta-analysis of nutrients for treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis
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Ischemic stroke: clinical factors predict risk after septicemia

7 factors predict long-term risk for ischemic stroke after hospitalization for septicemia.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Neurology
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Virtual house calls found feasible, time-saving for managing Parkinson’s disease

Although convenient, adding virtual visits to usual care did not significantly affect QoL.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Clinical rehabilitation
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Balance training effective for hip fracture patients

Might be time to switch from the usual physiotherapy routine.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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Cochrane review attempts to pin down optimal BP targets in hypertensive older adults

Yet the target remains elusive.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Arthritis Rheumatol
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Injectable drug effective against psoriatic arthritis

Results of a phase 3 trial.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Cancer Causes Control
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Endometriosis is a risk factor for skin cancer

Association may be the result of a shared genetic link involving pigmentation.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Arch Phys Med Rehabil
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Falls after stroke: what are the risk factors?

Various factors, some potentially modifiable, increase the risk that patients who have had stroke will experience a fall.

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  • Clinical Essentials from JACC Cardiovasc Imaging
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In asymptomatic AS, reduced transaortic flow rate linked to increased mortality

Trial shows unexpected increase in all-cause and CVD mortality.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Neurology
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Stroke rates drop for US men, but not women

The effect was driven by a decrease in ischemic stroke.

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Neurol
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Triggers, risk factors for recrudescence of stroke deficits identified

Infection, hypotension, and stress are among the possible triggers.

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  • Clinical Essentials from BMJ Open
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For post-stroke depression, which medication is best?

About one third of stroke survivors experience depression.

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