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Anxiety and opioid misuse go hand-in-hand

Clinicians should keep an eye on this patient population.

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Surg
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Keeping the opioids away following total knee arthroplasty

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SSRIs, venlafaxine tied to short-term hyponatremia risk

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  • Clinical Essentials from Pain Med
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Does methylnaltrexone have long-term consequences?

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Crit Care
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Zika infection can cause life-threatening neurologic disease in adults

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  • Clinical Essentials from Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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Cochrane review: jury still out on antiepileptics for pediatric noncancer pain

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  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Addict
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Treating opioid-induced hyperalgesia

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  • Clinical Essentials from MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep
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Pediatric paralysis mystifies CDC

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis
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Ischemic stroke: clinical factors predict risk after septicemia

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Should I expose my allergic child to peanuts?

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What's playing in the OR: patient song requests

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Illinois pediatrician fires anti-vax parents

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Connecticut physicians launch their own health information exchange

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Is binge watching TV bad for me?

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Most physicians OK with single payer

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  • Clinical Essentials from PLoS Med
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Are gabapentinoids really useful for chronic low back pain?

They come with significant side effects.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Neurology
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Rituximab shows benefit in anti-MuSK myasthenia gravis

Data from a multicenter blinded prospective review.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Intern Med
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Does medical cannabis actually help pain?

Timely meta-analysis shows lack of data.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Arch Phys Med Rehabil
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Falls after stroke: what are the risk factors?

Various factors, some potentially modifiable, increase the risk that patients who have had stroke will experience a fall.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Neurology
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Stroke rates drop for US men, but not women

The effect was driven by a decrease in ischemic stroke.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Pain Res
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Don't give up with initial lack of response to neuropathic pain treatment

Increasing the dose may be the answer.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Cancer
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Cancer survivors may be overprescribed opioids

Study notes higher rates of prescriptions, but implications are unclear.

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Neurol
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Triggers, risk factors for recrudescence of stroke deficits identified

Infection, hypotension, and stress are among the possible triggers.

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Pediatr
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Pediatric SOFA score effectively discriminates children at risk for in-hospital mortality

Early data suggest pSOFA may be useful for managing sepsis in pediatric patients.

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  • Clinical Essentials from World Neurosurg
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Traumatic brain injury: predictors of "talk and die" identified

Data from a multicenter study of more than 24K patients.

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Do abuse-deterrent opioids work?

Perhaps they should be renamed.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Neurology
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S2TOP-BLEED score predicts post-stroke antiplatelet bleeding risk

The new score uses 10 clinical factors to estimate major bleeding risk.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Epilepsia
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Epilepsy: cannabidiol may boost serum levels of common AEDs

Interactions warrant close monitoring of drug levels and LFTs.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Front Neurol
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Are antidepressants safe for chronic pain?

Results of a meta-analysis.

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