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Bone strength and density in elderly men improve with testosterone

Unequivocal gains with 1 y of treatment.

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Subdural hematoma increase is linked to antithrombotic use

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Anemia and iron deficiency are quite common in chronic HF patients

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Male sex hormones linked to increased incidence of lung cancer

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HbA1c: to what extent does it contribute to mortality in older adults?

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Age interacts with dabigatran in bleeding risk

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Aggressive BP control no better than standard treatment in postablation arrhythmia

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  • Clinical Essentials from Osteoporosis International
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Low education may translate to low BMD in men

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Can a bedsore score help predict HF hospitalization outcomes?

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What do you mean, juicing isn't healthy?

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Why are colorectal cancers on the rise in young people?

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Direct primary care could get boost with Republicans

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STAT News raises questions about genetic testing firm

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California could require doctors on probation to inform patients

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Study finds physicians' care similar to NPs, PAs in health centers

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Microalbuminuria is linked to HFrEF, chronic kidney disease with general HF

It is possible that microalbuminuria is linked to systolic dysfunction.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Journal of the Formosan Medical Association
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An osteopenia prediction tool for women aged 40-55 y

Including serum ALP, a biomarker for bone turnover and fracture risk, boosted sensitivity.

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Long sleep duration tied to dementia

Prolonged sleep duration may be useful in identifying patients at risk of progressing to dementia.

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Elderly women not receiving osteoporosis-related services after first hip fracture

About 1 in 5 got recommended screening and treatment within a year.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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Renal denervation doesn’t seem effective for resistant hypertension: Cochrane review

Evidence is inconclusive, low to moderate quality.

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RAAS inhibitors may not be the right choice for the HFpEF patient

These patients have more worsening renal function with limited other benefit.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Coll Cardiol
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1 in 13 North American nonvalvular Afib patients receives no antithrombotic treatment

Asia and North America are hotspots of undertreatment.

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Heart risks in middle age boost dementia risk later in life | ISC
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Heart risks in middle age boost dementia risk later in life | ISC

Risk was 39% higher in people with high blood pressure in middle age and 31% higher in those with pre-hypertension.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Sleep Res
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Sleep duration tied to fall risk

The authors are aware of no previous quantitative assessments of the effect of sleep on risk of falling.

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After hip or knee replacement, younger patients far likelier to need eventual revision

And revision often happened within 5 y in this large population-based study.

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Influenza activity in the US thus far: what you need to know

Early antiviral treatment is recommended for patients with severe, complicated, or progressive influenza illness and those at higher risk, including adults aged ≥65 y.

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Atopic dermatitis patients likelier to develop osteoporosis

A strong, corticosteroid-independent association showed up in this large population-based study.

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The forearm is not a good substitute for upper arm in BP measures for large patients

These measures are inaccurate, and a specialized cuff should be used instead.

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Herpes zoster linked to increased risk for Parkinson's disease in seniors

Elevated risk was most marked in the first 3 mo after herpes zoster diagnosis.

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