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Aussie physician writes name on his surgical cap, starts a global movement

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Quality reporting efforts may be counterproductive

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Physicians can help sexually traumatized patients

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Patients Will Be Asking: Is "man flu" real?

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A shortage of specialists?

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Most physicians have been cyberattacked

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Normal LDL-C levels linked to early atherosclerosis

Plaque or coronary artery calcification found in 49.7% of low-risk patients.

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Breast cancer: artificial intelligence improves detection of SLN metastases

Results of the international CAMELYON16 competition.

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Colon cancer: CONCORD-2 US data show continued racial disparity in survival

Survival gap improved by less than 1% during 2001 to 2009.

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CONCORD-2: liver cancer mortality remains high in the US

5-year OS remains lower among black patients compared with whites.

  • Clinical Essentials from Aliment Pharmacol Ther
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How do fecal-transplant patients do years later?

As well as or better than antibiotic-treated patients, 1 study finds.

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Tolvaptan helps preserve renal function in later-stage ADPKD

Data from the phase 3 REPRISE trial.

Sickle-cell-related mortality declining among children, increasing among adults | ASH
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Sickle-cell-related mortality declining among children, increasing among adults | ASH

Chronic cardiac complication was most commonly listed as the underlying or contributing COD in 2010-2014.

Emicizumab highly effective in pediatric hemophilia A with inhibitors | ASH
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Emicizumab highly effective in pediatric hemophilia A with inhibitors | ASH

95% of patients experienced no bleeding events requiring treatment.

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For patients with diabetes and multivessel disease, CABG bests PCI

Real-world findings support clinical trial results.

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Asthma: more variable peak expiratory flow predicts loss of control after steroid dose reduction

Childhood-onset asthma patients, by contrast, tended to maintain control.

Prevalence of PE in patients with syncope low | ASH
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Prevalence of PE in patients with syncope low | ASH

The prevalence of PE and DVT was 1.1% and 1.4%, respectively.

Diabetes Vitals for December 2017
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Diabetes Vitals for December 2017

Metformin and stroke risk | CAC predicts CVD risk in diabetes | What is optimal diabetes screening frequency?

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High BUN tied to increased risk for type 2 diabetes

Data suggest a bidirectional link between T2DM and CKD.

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Type 2 diabetes: is individualized glycemic control cost-effective?

Modeling of patient-level data suggests cost, QoL benefits.