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The shorter a woman’s reproductive life, the higher her postmenopause HF risk

Younger age at menopause may be the relevant factor.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Cancer Epidemiol
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Reproductive factors linked to pancreatic cancer risk after menopause

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Intern Med
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Training and support decreased catheter-based UTIs by 75% in frail elderly

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  • Clinical Essentials from Emerg Infect Dis
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Zika: data suggest persistent neuropsychiatric, cognitive symptoms in adolescents

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  • Clinical Essentials from Eur Respir J
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Breastfeeding: no respiratory benefits in absence of maternal asthma

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  • Clinical Essentials from Prev Med
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HPV screening rates suboptimal among women in the US

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Int AIDS Soc
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Systematic review: should you offer HIV self-tests to your patients?

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  • Clinical Essentials from Osteoporos Int
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Longer oral contraceptive duration, fewer fractures

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Intern Med
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HCV: silent epidemic growing in women of childbearing age

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Professional Essentials

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How can I get my kid off juice?

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Are my child’s seasonal allergies more insidious than they seem?

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Physician gets $5.4 million for whistleblowing

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Alabama internist dies climbing Mount Everest

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SC physicians unhappy about new volume-based compensation

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California considers limits on pharma gifts

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  • Clinical Essentials from AIDS Behav
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A how-to for safe conception planning for HIV-positive would-be parents

Canada, the UK, and South Africa have comprehensive safe conception guidelines but the US does not.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Clin Virol
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Zika, dengue viruses cocirculate, confound diagnosis

Early testing, dengue Ns1 antigen, Zika, dengue RT-PCR in parallel is recommended.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Pregnancy Hypertens
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Best to test pregnant patient’s home BP device in office

Simple protocol can help confirm accuracy.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Cancer
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HPV/Pap cotesting effectively stratify abnormal cervical cytology at follow-up

HPV/Pap contesting are underused in clinical practice despite guidelines.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Urol
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Are urologists contributing to the opioid abuse epidemic?

Novel report quantifies rates of opioid dependence or overdose after urologic surgery.

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  • Clinical Essentials from AIDS
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Systematic review: elective C-section unnecessary with undetectable VL

ECS only reduces HIV transmission when mothers have detectable viral loads or aren’t on ART.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Fertil Steril
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Inconsistent use of diagnostic criteria and management of PCOS by ob/gyns found

Women feel frustrated when diagnosis and treatment are delayed.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Obstet Gynecol
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Zika: clinicians urged to stay up to date on diagnosis, testing

Clinicians caring for pregnant women are urged to remain current on recommendations

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  • Clinical Essentials from Vaccine
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Influenza vaccination during pregnancy: no adverse birth outcomes

Study examines a broader range of adverse birth outcomes.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Eur J Cancer Care
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Cervical cancer: which symptoms deserve a second look?

The unlikely diagnosis should be considered in absence of response to treatment.

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Breast Cancer Vitals for May 2017
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Breast Cancer Vitals for May 2017

Aspirin and HR+/HER2− breast cancer | Subtype linked to site of metastasis | Sleep quality linked to cancer aggressiveness | Radiation + tamoxifen in HR+ elderly women.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet Infect Dis
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Listeriosis: adjunctive dexamethasone associated with reduced survival

Clinicians should consider adding gentamycin or co-trimoxazole to beta-lactam therapy to improve listeriosis outcomes.

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Risk of symptomatic hand osteoarthritis sky-high over a lifetime

Nearly 1 in 2 women and 1 in 4 men will develop it, according to study estimates.

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  • Clinical Essentials from CDC
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Zika: Emergency guidance for interpreting serologic test results in pregnancy

Limitations in IgM testing, Zika persistence >12 wk prompt CDC to issue revised testing guidelines.

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