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Are antiepileptics safe during pregnancy?

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Could my favorite cocktail give me more than alcohol poisoning?

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CMS policy spurs outpatient knee replacement

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Adams confirmed as surgeon general

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Physician must stop marketing 3-parent baby technique

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NPs, PAs boost productivity: survey

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Intern Med
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Gestational diabetes is associated with future CVD risk

Obstetrical history is important in assessing future health risks and should be part of the medical record.

  • Clinical Essentials from Int J Epidemiol
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Immune-related conditions increase GBS risk for women

A longitudinal cohort study among more than 1.1 million parous women.

  • Clinical Essentials from Crit Care Med
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Acute-phase MRI findings are prognostic in traumatic brain injury

A systematic review and meta-analysis of the use of MRI in the acute phase after TBI.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol
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Pediatric epilepsy: no link seen between stimulants and seizure risk

A retrospective cohort study of more than 72,000 pediatric Medicaid recipients with epilepsy.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Pain and Opioid Abuse Vitals for October 2017
  • Vitals
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Pain and Opioid Abuse Vitals for October 2017

Optimal postsurgery opioid duration | Guidelines on chronic pain management in HIV | Benzodiazepines OK after opioid addiction.

  • 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.

  • Clinical Essentials from Epilepsia
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Epilepsy: study identifies patients likely to benefit from repeat surgery

A meta-analysis of more than 750 patients with epilepsy undergoing repeat resection.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Clinical Essentials from Neurology
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Parkinson’s disease: some DBS outcomes better when patient is asleep

A cohort study of 69 patients undergoing DBS awake or asleep.

  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Neurol
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Simple EEG-based risk score predicts seizures in the critically ill

A risk score development and validation study among 4772 critically ill patients.

  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Neurol
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Neurosarcoidosis: predictors of long-term outcomes identified

A cohort study of 234 patients with neurosarcoidosis.