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Could my favorite cocktail give me more than alcohol poisoning?

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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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CMS policy spurs outpatient knee replacement

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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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Study identifies predictors of AMI after stroke admission

A large cohort study analyzing data from the National Inpatient Sample.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Intern Med
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PPIs: risk for stroke, MI rises with long-term use and high doses

Nationwide cohort study show greatest risk with high doses.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Coll Cardiol
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Skipping breakfast adds to CV risk

Increased atherosclerosis odds for those who forgo food in the morning.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Osteoporos Int
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Stroke, PPIs, and the risk for osteoporosis

Do PPIs lead to more fractures?

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  • Clinical Essentials from Circulation
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Aortic dissection risk score plus D-dimer cutoffs can rule out acute aortic syndromes

Prospective multicenter study results may aid decisions about advanced imaging.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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Cochrane review: lower BP targets offer no benefit

Best available evidence does not support some clinical guidelines.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Heart
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Which patients with chest pain can safely be sent home?

NICE ruleout strategy uses TIMI score + high-sensitivity troponin.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Diabetes Care
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Higher beta-blocker doses benefit heart failure patients with diabetes

There is often a reluctance to prescribe beta-blocker doses used in clinical trials.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Circulation
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Stroke: use of endovascular thrombectomy is up since pivotal trials

A cohort study of EVT use among more than 2.4 million patients with ischemic stroke.

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The ER dilemma: CCB or adenosine for SVT?

After 11 years, a Cochrane update finds one change from previous conclusions.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Clin Infect Dis
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CAUTI: watch and wait is preferable in elderly patients

It's time to rethink the use of empirical antibiotics in this population.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Neurology
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Study reveals uptick in CV risk factors among patients with stroke

A cohort study of more than 900,000 admissions for acute ischemic stroke.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Thorax
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Pneumococcus: fewer older people become sick if infants are vaccinated

Cross-generational herd immunity is another reason to vaccinate.

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  • Clinical Essentials from JACC Heart Fail
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Considering LVAD? baseline factors predict higher stroke risk

A cohort study of more than 7000 LVAD recipients.

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