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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 Ann Intern Med
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NHANES: risk for HPV-related oral cancer soars in US men

One in 9 men have HPV, highlighting need for screening and counseling.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Circ Cardiovasc Imaging
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HIV: CT demonstrates increase in incidental plaque, elevated stroke risk

CT scans reveal role of incidental carotid plaque in HIV-infected individuals.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J. Viral Hepat
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HCV-1b: 3D ± RBV efficacy tops 96% in patients with cirrhosis

Data from a real-world study.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Pain Med
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HIV: PN tied to 3-fold likelihood of other chronic pain disorders

Familiarity with chronic pain guidelines is essential when treating HIV-PN.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Crit Care Med
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Cutting ventilator-associated pneumonia rates in half

The “Pneumonia Zero” project introduced 10 interventions.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Clin Infect Dis
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Severe C. difficile colitis: dramatic drop in deaths with fecal transplant

Authors call for immediate guidelines change.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Clin Infect Dis
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IDSA issues guidelines for chronic pain in HIV

Standardized screening is indicated for all PLWH.

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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 J. Viral Hepat
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Cannabis tied to reduced steatosis in HCV/HIV

ANRS CO13 HEPAVIH data show benefit for daily use.

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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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Infectious Disease Vitals for October 2017
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Infectious Disease Vitals for October 2017

Record STD case count | CDC update on hormonal contraception and HIV | Influenza vaccination in pregnancy | Third-trimester Tdap benefits.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Circulation
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New AHA scientific statement addresses noncardiac complications of congenital heart disease

Sweeping statement covers diagnosis and management across systems.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet HIV
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Single-tablet HIV regimen hits safety, efficacy targets

48-wk data from the phase 3 EMERALD trial.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Vaccine
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Simultaneous vaccination against flu and pneumococcus: does it work?

No difference in immunogenicity vs giving them on separate visits, trial finds.

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