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Will sugar give me cancer?

  • US Professional News
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Medical practices hard-hit by Hurricane Harvey

  • US Professional News
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California gender can now be nonbinary

  • US Professional News
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Jail for 3 NY physicians in lab bribery scheme

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Physicians can help patients avoid treatment-choice regret

  • Patients Will Be Asking

Am I exercising too much?

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  • Clinical Essentials from Epilepsia
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Epilepsy: newer AEDs carry lower risk for SJS/TEN

A case-control study of 2400 patients from the UK-based Clinical Practice Research Datalink.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Coll Cardiol
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Mitral regurgitation: new consensus recommendations from ACC

Suggestions on when to consider medical therapies, device therapies, and surgery.

  • Clinical Essentials from Pediatr Allergy Immunol
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Obesity is a risk factor for repeat hospitalizations in pediatric asthma

Obesity is also a factor in length of stay.

  • Clinical Essentials from Int J Epidemiol
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Immune-related conditions increase GBS risk for women

A longitudinal cohort study among more than 1.1 million parous women.

  • Clinical Essentials from Crit Care Med
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Acute-phase MRI findings are prognostic in traumatic brain injury

A systematic review and meta-analysis of the use of MRI in the acute phase after TBI.

  • Clinical Essentials from Pain Med
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Can religion affect pain?

Religious patients may need spiritual as well as physical intervention.

  • 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 PLoS ONE
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HCC resection: laparoscopic approach reduces AKI risk

Data suggest the effect may be mediated by lower inflammatory response.

  • 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 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 Pain Med
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New abuse-deterrent intranasal opioid

Results from a small clinical trial.

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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 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.