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Recombinant influenza vaccine offers better protection for seniors

Study of 9003 patients aged 50 and older shows 30% greater efficacy vs inactivated vaccine.

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CDC: chronic Lyme disease treatments tied to serious infections

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CDC survey: more US counties are finding Zika-carrying mosquitoes

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  • Clinical Essentials from Diabetes Care
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EHR intervention boosts diabetes screening in primary care

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  • Clinical Essentials from Institute for Clinical and Economic Review
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Anabolic agents for osteoporosis not clearly better than zoledronic acid: ICER analysis

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  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet Neurol
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Tourette’s syndrome: DBS fails to show efficacy

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OGTT best predicts CAD risk in patients with dysglycemia

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Stroke Vitals for June 2017

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  • Clinical Essentials from Circulation
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Lower BP targets may yield CV benefits in high-risk patients

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Professional Essentials

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Is Zika still a threat?

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PCPs: fickle millennials may move on

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Senate health bill includes cuts to Medicaid

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AMA campaign aimed at easy MIPS compliance

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MACRA reporting eased in proposal

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  • Patients Will Be Asking

Can I get a "gentle" cesarean?

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  • Clinical Essentials from Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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Cochrane review: umeclidinium in COPD

A systematic summary of the effectiveness and safety of umeclidinium in COPD.

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Pediatric celiac disease: new guidelines and web tool for diagnosis

From the Celiac Disease Foundation.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Crit Care
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Varicella-associated pneumonia: do adjunctive steroids help or hurt?

Data from the largest study on VZV-CAP.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Eur Urol
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Urological cancers: where do checkpoint inhibitors fit in the treatment paradigm?

Systematic review involves pembrolizumab, nivolumab, and ipilimumab in advanced urothelial, renal, and prostate cancer.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Aliment Pharmacol Ther
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DAAs for HCV: no evidence of HBV reactivation with resolved infection

Data from a large, real-world cohort.

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Eculizumab improves pregnancy outcomes in patients with PNH | EHA

Clinical manifestations of hemolysis significantly regressed during eculizumab treatment.

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Only 16% of patients with asthma completely adherent | EAACI
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Only 16% of patients with asthma completely adherent | EAACI

Study highlights need for stronger belief that benefits outweigh potential harm.

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  • Clinical Essentials from PLoS ONE
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Preventing high-altitude headache is easy

Meta-analysis finds ibuprofen safe and effective.

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Placenta, fetal tissue analysis useful in maternal, infant Zika diagnosis

A small percentage of other unidentified maternal Zika infections are identifiable through tissue analysis.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Int J Rheum Dis
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Anti-CCP antibodies in RA predict carotid plaque

And higher titers predict worse plaque score.

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Oncol
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PPI+capecitabine: worse outcomes in gastroesophageal cancer

Similar to previous findings in CRC.

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Intern Med
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CRC: meta-analysis supports diagnostic FIT in high-risk patients

Accuracy for advanced cases is not as good, however.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Chest
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Chest Expert Cough Panel: recommendations on chronic cough in children

The most common etiologies vary according to age and location.

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HIV/STD/UTI Vitals for June 2017
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HIV/STD/UTI Vitals for June 2017

FDA approves Truvada generic | Simplified HIV PEP regimen | Piperacillin-tazobactam for extended spectrum beta-lactamase UTI.

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