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Physicians urged to act against gun violence

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Brief daily chat = happier inpatients

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Million-dollar gene therapy in sight

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PPIs: risk for stroke, MI rises with long-term use and high doses

Nationwide cohort study show greatest risk with high doses.

  • Clinical Essentials from Circulation
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Aortic dissection risk score plus D-dimer cutoffs can rule out acute aortic syndromes

Prospective multicenter study results may aid decisions about advanced imaging.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Coll Cardiol
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Skipping breakfast adds to CV risk

Increased atherosclerosis odds for those who forgo food in the morning.

  • Clinical Essentials from Intern Med
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Pneumonia: these resistant organisms might not be to blame

And broad-spectrum antibiotics might not be necessary.

  • Clinical Essentials from Diabetes Care
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Higher beta-blocker doses benefit heart failure patients with diabetes

There is often a reluctance to prescribe beta-blocker doses used in clinical trials.

  • Clinical Essentials from Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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Cochrane review: lower BP targets offer no benefit

Best available evidence does not support some clinical guidelines.

  • Clinical Essentials from Crit Care Med
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Cutting ventilator-associated pneumonia rates in half

The “Pneumonia Zero” project introduced 10 interventions.

  • Clinical Essentials from Circulation
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Stroke: use of endovascular thrombectomy is up since pivotal trials

A cohort study of EVT use among more than 2.4 million patients with ischemic stroke.

  • Clinical Essentials from Bone Res
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Osteoporosis: vitamin D supplementation to treatment may help

Results of a small study.

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The ER dilemma: CCB or adenosine for SVT?

After 11 years, a Cochrane update finds one change from previous conclusions.

  • Clinical Essentials from Heart
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Which patients with chest pain can safely be sent home?

NICE ruleout strategy uses TIMI score + high-sensitivity troponin.

  • Clinical Essentials from Osteoporos Int
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Inflammation from diet may contribute to fracture risk

Researchers only saw the association in female patients.

  • Clinical Essentials from Pain Med
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New guidelines for the management of chronic noncancer pain in veterans

Comprehensive guideline tackles all issues from pain management to opioid abuse.

  • Clinical Essentials from Pain Med
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New abuse-deterrent intranasal opioid

Results from a small clinical trial.