Recommended in Geriatrics

  • Clinical Essentials from Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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Cochrane review says chocolate helps with BP, so it’s official

Sort of. The BP decrease is rather tiny.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Clin Res Cardiol
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Beta-blocker choice not linked to survival in HF

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Card Fail
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40% of HF patients in observational studies have cognitive impairments

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  • Clinical Essentials from Circulation
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BP decrease in elderly patients may signal approaching end of life

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  • Clinical Essentials from Intern Med
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Pneumonia mortality in dementia: what are the risk factors?

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Intern Med
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‘Dispiriting’ findings: 4 out of 5 PCPs recommend mammography to women in their early 40s

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  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet
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Achieving BP below 120/70 is linked to poor CVD outcomes in high-risk patients

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Fam Med
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Hypertension screening still holds top spot for health impact in primary care

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  • Clinical Essentials from Metabolism
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Vitamin K + vitamin D + calcium may equal better BMD

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Professional Essentials

  • US Professional News

Cancer hype gives false hope to patients, families

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  • US Professional News

Chicago trauma physicians, nurses cope with compassion fatigue

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  • US Professional News

Female physicians make 27% less than men

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  • US Professional News

Practices should maintain policy on abusive behavior by physicians

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  • Patients Will Be Asking

Why does my heart race when I drink?

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  • Patients Will Be Asking

Is saturated fat that bad?

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New in Geriatrics

  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Med Dir Assoc.
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Pneumonia in nursing home residents: what is the true cost?

The only other study that assessed the cost of nursing home-acquired pneumonia did not include the cost of hospitalization.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Heart Rhythm
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Heal the heart, injure the gut?

In second-generation cryoballoon ablation, silent esophageal injury is a risk.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Vaccine
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Influenza vaccine: meta-analysis suggests high dose is best in the elderly

High-dose influenza vaccine shows improved efficacy over standard-dose in this population.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Heart Assoc
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Can coronary artery calcium measures predict HF?

CAC progression proves predictive of incident HF in this multiethnic study.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Neurol
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Human, economic tolls of neurologic diseases underscore need for action

Intensified efforts will be needed to address growing human and economic burdens in the US.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Arch Osteoporos
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Osteoporosis: NOGG updates clinical guidelines

The UK’s definitive update.

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Cardiol
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Nonparoxysmal Afib: is catheter ablation better than antiarrhythmics?

Cochrane review and meta-analysis tackles the question systematically.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Bone Oncol
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Position statement: AI-induced bone loss in postmenopausal breast cancer

Joint statement of 6 medical societies -- IOF, CABS, ECTS, IEG, ESCEO IMS, and SIOG.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Formos Med Assoc
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Osteoporosis: muscle strength may be more important than muscle mass

Weaker grip correlated with higher rates of osteoporosis.

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Psychiatry
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Psychotropic medication tied to fracture risk

Findings show increased fracture risk with SSRIs, antipsychotics, and benzodiazepines.

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA
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Single dexamethasone dose helps sore throat sufferers by day 2

No relief at 24 h, though.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Hosp Palliat Care
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Did you receive palliative care training as a fellow? Did you need it?

Results suggest an unfilled need among cardiology fellows in the US.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Card Fail
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Early HFpEF seems to be more prevalent in paroxysmal Afib patients

Small studies points to yet another relationship between the two.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Thromb Haemost
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Low body weight may underlie differential DOAC trial outcomes

Thrombotic risk related to BMI category regardless of dose may be an explanatory factor.

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