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Florida physician gets 4y for fraud

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Italian surgeon claims first head transplant

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Some physicians prescribe homeopathy despite doubts

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Making music from microbes

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AMA seeks simpler e-prescribing

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Physicians favor research from rich countries

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Detecting pediatric pneumonia with ultrasound

Promising, but not ready for prime time.

Liver Disease Vitals for November 2017
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Liver Disease Vitals for November 2017

Triple-regimen for DAA-refractory HCV | High DAA success rate in advanced disease | AFP post-DAA predicts short-term HCC risk in HCV cirrhosis | HCV clearance halts fibrosis progression.

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HIV: early, effective cART normalizes cognitive change

Data from a longitudinal case-control study.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Adolesc Health
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Few adolescents or young men receiving reproductive health services, counseling

Clinicians should use every visit as an opportunity for sexual health education, testing.

  • Clinical Essentials from Obstet Gynecol
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IUDs tied to lower risk for cervical cancer

A meta-analysis of 16 high-quality studies.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Cystic Fibrosis
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CF: do probiotics prevent hospitalizations?

A small trial’s findings are at odds with previous small studies.

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New diabetic foot guidelines emphasize early treatment

New treatment options have become available in recent years.

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HIV: accelerated ART initiation improves clinical outcomes

Meta-analysis shows benefit for ART initiation at diagnosis..

Novel scanner accurately measures filarial lymphedema  | ASTMH
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Novel scanner accurately measures filarial lymphedema | ASTMH

Condition affects over 15 million individuals worldwide.

Early use of non-pyrethroid pesticides cuts pyrethroid-resistant Aedes aegypti│ASTMH
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Early use of non-pyrethroid pesticides cuts pyrethroid-resistant Aedes aegypti│ASTMH

Aedes aegypti-transmitted viruses include dengue, chikungunya, and Zika.

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HCV: DAA era heralds declining transplant rates

Transplant is now more commonly used for HCC and mixed alcoholic etiology.

  • Clinical Essentials from J. Antimicrob. Chemother
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HCV: DAAs highly effective in cirrhotic, HIV-coinfected patients

Real-world prospective study yields 93% clearance rate.

Seasonal variability associated with changes in BSI rates in HD | ASN
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Seasonal variability associated with changes in BSI rates in HD | ASN

There was mean fluctuation of 9.25% below and above during July vs February of 2014-2016.

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Neonatal sepsis: zinc supplementation reduces infant mortality

A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.