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Patients Will Be Asking: Why should I get a flu shot if it's only 10% effective?

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FDA tool helps with antibiotic prescribing

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UK surgeon accused of "branding" livers

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"Die-in" protests guns in hospitals

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Are new hypertension guidelines realistic?

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

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  • Clinical Essentials from Eur J Pain
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Nitrous oxide an alternative to fentanyl for cancer breakthrough pain

Breakthrough pain requires a safe, fast-acting analgesic that can be administered at home.

  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Dermatol
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Melanoma: how does age affect survival with immunotherapy?

Real-world study suggests older age may be tied to better clinical outcome.

  • Clinical Essentials from Osteoarthr Cartil
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Meta-analysis shows bisphosphonates ineffective for osteoarthritis

Despite showing some initial promise, this drug class may not be helpful for patients with osteoarthritis.

  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Neurol
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High-intensity exercise shows promise in early Parkinson’s disease

Data from the SPARX phase 2 randomized controlled trial.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Crohns Colitis
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IBD: steroids may double venous thromboembolism risk

Anti-TNFα agents, on the other hand, are linked to reduced risk.

  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg
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Age-related hearing loss may be modifiable risk factor for dementia

A meta-analysis of 36 studies among roughly 20,000 individuals.

  • Clinical Essentials from Obstet Gynecol
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Ob-gyns prescribing excessive opioids, study finds

Results of a nationwide survey.

  • Clinical Essentials from Aliment Pharmacol Ther
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Many drugs, not just antibiotics, alter gut flora

Proton pump inhibitors, metformin among those linked to concerning changes.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Arthroplasty
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Obese patients have different analgesic needs following joint arthroplasty

Even if they’ve received liposomal bupivacaine.

  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Neurol
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Brain health in older adults: data raise concern about aggressive BP targets

A cohort study of participants in the Mayo Clinic Study of Aging.

  • Clinical Essentials from Mayo Clin Proc
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Herpes zoster: meta-analysis quantifies risk factors, including female sex

Clinicians should revisit CDC/ACIP vaccination recommendations

  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Neurol
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Use of carotid stenting rises in older adults despite STENT data

Pivotal trial showed that carotid endarterectomy was safer in this age group.

  • Clinical Essentials from Pain Med
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Expert panel issues recommendations on drug monitoring for opioids

Drug monitoring may reduce illicit use.

  • Clinical Essentials from Circulation
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CPR, emergency CV care: new international consensus recommendations announced

US and European associations release 2017 recommendations.