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Patients Will Be Asking: Is it smart to get a DNR tattoo?

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Could my favorite cocktail give me more than alcohol poisoning?

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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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CMS policy spurs outpatient knee replacement

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NPs, PAs boost productivity: survey

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  • Clinical Essentials from Osteoarthr Cartil
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Meta-analysis shows bisphosphonates ineffective for osteoarthritis

Despite showing some initial promise, this drug class may not be helpful for patients with osteoarthritis.

  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Dermatol
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Melanoma: how does age affect survival with immunotherapy?

Real-world study suggests older age may be tied to better clinical outcome.

  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Neurol
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High-intensity exercise shows promise in early Parkinson’s disease

Data from the SPARX phase 2 randomized controlled trial.

  • Clinical Essentials from Clin Microbiol Infect
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Multiplex PCR tests to detect respiratory viruses: a meta-analysis

They generally perform well—especially for influenza A.

  • Clinical Essentials from Aliment Pharmacol Ther
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Many drugs, not just antibiotics, alter gut flora

Proton pump inhibitors, metformin among those linked to concerning changes.

  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg
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Age-related hearing loss may be modifiable risk factor for dementia

A meta-analysis of 36 studies among roughly 20,000 individuals.

  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Neurol
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Brain health in older adults: data raise concern about aggressive BP targets

A cohort study of participants in the Mayo Clinic Study of Aging.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Arthroplasty
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Obese patients have different analgesic needs following joint arthroplasty

Even if they’ve received liposomal bupivacaine.

  • Clinical Essentials from Circulation
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CPR, emergency CV care: new international consensus recommendations announced

US and European associations release 2017 recommendations.

  • Clinical Essentials from Mayo Clin Proc
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Herpes zoster: meta-analysis quantifies risk factors, including female sex

Clinicians should revisit CDC/ACIP vaccination recommendations

  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Neurol
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Use of carotid stenting rises in older adults despite STENT data

Pivotal trial showed that carotid endarterectomy was safer in this age group.

  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet
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Walks along polluted streets can cancel out cardiorespiratory benefits

A crossover study in London found dramatic differences between park walks and street walks.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Geriatr Soc
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Precision medicine reduces unnecessary CAD referrals

Blood-based test helps patients avoid diagnostic procedure-related complications.

  • Clinical Essentials from Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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PPAR-γ agonists appear effective for preventing stroke recurrence

Cochrane review is limited by study number, quality.