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Gout: lesinurad should not be used as monotherapy

It may lead to renal complications.

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Obese young adults face higher colon cancer risk later

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Breast cancer: weight gain during adjuvant chemotherapy does not affect survival

Patients need not be advised to avoid weight gain during chemotherapy.

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Aortic dissection risk score plus D-dimer cutoffs can rule out acute aortic syndromes

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Patients who used cannabis had a less severe presentation of acute pancreatitis.

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Diagnosing pediatric IBD with magnetic resonance enterography

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Chill out: preventing pain from lidocaine injections

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HCV-1b: 3D ± RBV efficacy tops 96% in patients with cirrhosis

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HIV: PN tied to 3-fold likelihood of other chronic pain disorders

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Psoriasis: 2nd-line guselkumab performs well in NAVIGATE trial

Randomized trial of patients with inadequate response to ustekinumab.

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MTX vs TNFi in pediatric psoriasis | Ixekizumab is effective, safe in plaque psoriasis.

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CRC screening: which FOBT wins in a head-to-head study?

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