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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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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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DAAs for HCV: study shows 5.7% HBV reactivation rate

HCV relapse in 2 patients was followed by HBV suppression.

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Is it ALS? Mimic syndromes are not rare

About 6% of patients referred to a specialty clinic for presumptive ALS were diagnosed with another condition.

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High self-certainty is linked to poor cognitive flexibility in patients at risk for psychosis

Set-shifting ability also shows weaknesses in these patients.

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Low stature, higher BP?

Shorter people tend to have higher blood pressure.

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Polymyxin B hemoperfusion confers survival benefit in some patients with sepsis

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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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COPD exacerbation risk increases with IgG deficiency

Hypogammaglobulinemia is associated with a 50-100% increase in risk for exacerbation and hospitalization.

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Chronic pain: high toll on physical, psychological health

Community-based study finds chronic pain effect on depression, daily activities, and work capacity.

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Low back pain: PT rates stagnate while opioid use skyrockets

Physical therapy remains underutilized by PCPs, despite guidelines recommending front-line use.

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Case data suggest vertical transmission leading to Chikungunya congenital infections

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Urinary dysfunction is an early marker of higher motor and non-motor disability in patients with Parkinson's disease.

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Two daily doses of lisinopril best for controlling BP in hypertension

No increase in adverse events seen.

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