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USPSTF issues draft recommendation statement on prostate cancer screening

The US Preventive Services Task Force is inviting clinicians, patients, and organizations to comment on the recommendations prior to being finalized.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Dis Esophagus
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Are alginates useful in treating GERD?

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  • Clinical Essentials from Diabetes Care
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Do you use metformin in prediabetes?

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  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet
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Achieving BP below 120/70 is linked to poor CVD outcomes in high-risk patients

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Pain and Opioid Abuse Vitals for April 2017

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Clin Psychopharmacol
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Depression: which drugs have the lowest augmentation rate?

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Hypertension screening still holds top spot for health impact in primary care

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FDA: codeine, tramadol contraindicated in kids

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  • Clinical Essentials from Eur Respir J
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Acute COPD exacerbation: ERS/ATS task force issues new guidelines

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Cancer hype gives false hope to patients, families

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Chicago trauma physicians, nurses cope with compassion fatigue

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Female physicians make 27% less than men

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Practices should maintain policy on abusive behavior by physicians

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  • Patients Will Be Asking

Why does my heart race when I drink?

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Is saturated fat that bad?

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Clin Oncol
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Breast cancer: what do patients think of PCP involvement?

First study of its kind to evaluate PCP roles in breast cancer care.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Diabetes Obes Metab
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Metformin-lactic acidosis risk greater with acute kidney injury

Metformin is generally safe, but is renally excreted and can cause lactic acidosis.

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CRC: FIT to colonoscopy delay raises risk for advanced disease

Follow-up intervals vary widely, potentially allowing neoplastic progression.

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Green Island Fire in 2015 caused mass exposure to hydrofluoric acid and serious medical problems | WADEM
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Green Island Fire in 2015 caused mass exposure to hydrofluoric acid and serious medical problems | WADEM

Exposure to high concentration hydrofluoric acid can cause profound hypocalcemia, arrhythmias, and multisystem failure.

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Dementia Vitals for April 2017
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Dementia Vitals for April 2017

DTI distinguishes dementia types | Risk factors for AD | Insulin for AD?

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  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Obstet Gynecol
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Gestational diabetes mellitus: I've delivered, now what?

Less than 50% of women with GDM have glucose testing after delivery.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Heart Assoc
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HIV: TDF linked to lower risk for heart failure

Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate is often used in HIV, despite its association with chronic kidney disease.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Resp Crit Care Med
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Acute respiratory distress syndrome: the long-term cost to survivors

Survivors of acute respiratory distress syndrome frequently experience long-term physical, cognitive, and mental health impairments.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Parkinsons Dis
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Parkinson's disease: intranasal glutathione disappoints

Data from a phase 2b randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Hepatol
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DAAs for HCV: study shows 5.7% HBV reactivation rate

HCV relapse in 2 patients was followed by HBV suppression.

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  • Clinical Essentials from In J Cancer
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Lung cancer: do menstrual and reproductive factors play a role?

A pooled analysis of 8 studies from the International Lung Cancer consortium.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Psychiatr Res
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Adjunctive celecoxib is effective and seems safe in first-episode schizophrenia

Meta-analysis of RCTs shows no overall effectiveness but benefit for this patient subset.

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Breast cancer: 44% of BRCA carriers opt for prophylactic mastectomy

Women who undertook PM reported a greater emotional burden from partners and family.

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Motor function worse in former National Football League players | AAN
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Motor function worse in former National Football League players | AAN

However, their motor test performances were relatively normal and unrelated to repetitive head impacts.

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