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Patients Will Be Asking: Does the birth control pill cause cancer?

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Patients Will Be Asking: I’m going to the bathroom more: could it be cancer?

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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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  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Obstet Gynecol
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Trichomonas vaginalis most often detected during perimenopause

There may be increased susceptibility at later age.

  • 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 Eur J Neurol
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Some immunomodulators may reduce flu vaccine efficacy in MS

Small study suggests fingolimod and natalizumab may prevent immunogenicity.

  • Clinical Essentials from Cancer
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Ovarian cancer: US survival rates remain at least 10% lower in black women

CONCORD-2 data show modest improvement in survival since 2001-2003.

Combined obstetrics and sickle-cell clinic decreased mortality rate | ASH
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Combined obstetrics and sickle-cell clinic decreased mortality rate | ASH

Program resulted in similar maternal and perinatal death rates between women with and without SCD.

  • Clinical Essentials from Emerg Infect Dis
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Zika directly linked to GBS variant in postmortem report

Exam revealed demyelination of the sciatic and cranial IV nerve.

  • Clinical Essentials from Oncotarget
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Meta-analysis links HPV, lung cancer

Data show strong association for HPV 16 and HPV 18.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Reprod Immunol
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Lupus: risk factors for pregnancy complications identified

Results of a small study.

  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Oncology
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Ovarian cancer: multimodal screening may be cost-effective in the US

Markov model was based on data from the UKCOCS trial.

  • Clinical Essentials from Osteoporos Int
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Women with osteoporosis often have lung problems, as well

Study finds association between lower BMD and reduced pulmonary function.

  • Clinical Essentials from Obstet Gynecol
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Ob-gyns prescribing excessive opioids, study finds

Results of a nationwide survey.

  • 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.