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Patients Will Be Asking: Can the shape of my penis predict cancer?

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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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NPs, PAs boost productivity: survey

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CMS policy spurs outpatient knee replacement

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Adams confirmed as surgeon general

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA
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USPSTF recommendations on preventive postmenopause HRT

No net benefit seen for primary prevention of chronic conditions.

  • Clinical Essentials from Cancer
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Prostate cancer: US data show shrinking racial disparity in survival

CONCORD-2 study covered 80% of the US population: 37 states, 1.5 million men.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med
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Routine voiding cystourethrogram unnecessary in most neonatal UTI

With the exception of neonates with persistently abnormal renal ultrasound or at high risk, VCUG is unnecessary.

  • Clinical Essentials from Cliin Infect Dis
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HIV: data confirm long-term benefits of early cART

Immediate initiation during primary infection yields sustained clinical benefits.

  • 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 Pregnancy Hypertens
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Is pregnancy a stress test for chronic disease?

Metabolic stress during pregnancy may result in vascular damage that contributes to CV, renal disease.

  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet
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Zika vaccine: early data demonstrate safety, immunogenicity

Data from 3 placebo-controlled, randomized phase 1 trials.

  • Clinical Essentials from Bull World Health Organ
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Zika persists in semen for 144 days after infection, symptom onset

Infected men, including those with vasectomy, should be counseled on transmission prevention.

  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Intern Med
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Low-risk prostate cancer: biennial biopsy is an acceptable option

Study from 4 largest international active surveillance cohorts.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Antimicrob Chemother
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HIV: short-cycle maintenance therapy shows efficacy, optimal patient adherence

Intermittent HIV therapy may be an option for some virologically suppressed adults.

  • Clinical Essentials from MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep
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CDC: many Americans still unaware of their HIV status

Undiagnosed individuals are responsible for 40% of ongoing transmission.

  • Clinical Essentials from Sex Transm Infect
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HSV-2: women may shed virus for up to 3 years, raising transmission risk

Sustained shedding despite absence of lesions places sexual partners at risk.

  • Clinical Essentials from BMC Infect Dis
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HIV: switch to rilpivirine- or integrase inhibitor-based regimens is safe, effectve

Data show very low risk for virologic failure.

  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet Infect Dis
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HPV16 prevalence rises with anal lesion severity

Clinicians may wish to consider anal cancer screening in HPV.