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CDC: chronic Lyme disease treatments tied to serious infections

Overdiagnosis of chronic Lyme based on clinical suspicion alone is a growing problem.

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

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CRC: meta-analysis supports diagnostic FIT in high-risk patients

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

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  • Clinical Essentials from Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev
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HIV: increased cancer screening may be warranted

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Depression: 2nd generation antidepressants, CBT are best bets

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3 of every 100 US adults takes way too much vitamin D

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  • Vitals
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HIV/STD/UTI Vitals for June 2017

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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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Can I get a "gentle" cesarean?

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Twitter: top 10 PCPs to follow

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Life with spina bifida gives surgeon unique perspective

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American Medical Association delegates push for MOC credit

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CMS proposal exempts more small practices from MACRA

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CMS offers help with new Medicare numbers

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  • Clinical Essentials from Am Health Drug Benefits
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Prostate cancer: lower CNS risk with abiraterone vs enzalutamide, chemotherapy

Reduced risk for CNS effects was independent of metastases.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Sleep
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Insomnia: Internet CBT works, but better in person

Authors suggest that internet CBT could be incorporated into a stepped-care model.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Neurology
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Large share of sporadic ALS may be caused by genetic anomalies

Roughly 17% of patients with no family history of ALS were found to have a possible culprit genetic anomaly.

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Grass pollen SLIT lowers risk of asthma onset and progression | EAACI
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Grass pollen SLIT lowers risk of asthma onset and progression | EAACI

Asthma progression improved by 24.6% during treatment and 15.2% after cessation.

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Icatibant effective for acute attacks of HAE in adults | EAACI
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Icatibant effective for acute attacks of HAE in adults | EAACI

Median TOSR was 1.75 h in the eight enrolled patients.

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Imatinib monotherapy offers near-normal life expectancy in CML | EHA
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Imatinib monotherapy offers near-normal life expectancy in CML | EHA

Ten-year OS, PFS, and relative survival were 82%, 80%, and 92%, respectively.

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PCV13 vaccine immune response tops PPSV23 in CLL | EHA
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PCV13 vaccine immune response tops PPSV23 in CLL | EHA

Immune response superior in 10 out of 12 serotypes after one month.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Arthritis Rheumatol
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RA: elderly patients are getting a lot of opioid prescriptions

Especially if they are black or have back pain.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Clin Microbiol Infect
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Pneumonia in nursing homes: simple severity prediction tool

Study provides a simple tool to individualize the treatment of NHAP.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken)
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RA: fish-eating patients might do better

Clinically significant differences in disease scores in frequent vs infrequent fish eaters.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Diabetes Sci Technol
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How accurate are diabetes alert dogs?

Accuracy varies widely among individual dogs.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Neuroepidemiology
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Influenza vaccination tied to lower risk for stroke

Results of a meta-analysis.

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  • Clinical Essentials from BMC Infect Dis
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CAP: should atypical pathogens be covered in empiric treatment?

Findings support major guidelines from Europe and the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis
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COPD: aclidinium tops tiotropium for nighttime symptoms

Aclidinium also improved early-morning symptom severity vs tiotropium.

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