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Bariatric surgery linked to lower risk of microvascular complications
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Bariatric surgery linked to lower risk of microvascular complications

The relative risk reduction was greatest in patients with prediabetes at baseline

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Asthma: increased risk for severe pneumonia with inhaled corticosteroids

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Longer oral contraceptive duration, fewer fractures

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WHI study links sleep duration, quality to aggressive breast cancer

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1 in 4 minority MSM use technology for sex-seeking

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Gastrointestinal Disease Vitals for April 2017

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Early antibiotic use doubles risk for childhood asthma

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Chronic low back pain: resolving sleep problems reduces pain intensity, boosts recovery

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IBS-D: eluxadoline effective regardless of prior loperamide use

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Do diet sodas cause dementia?

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Study links cannabis laws to fewer drug prescriptions

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AMA supports EHR training for medical students

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Will birth control affect my quality of life?

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Pneumonia-related ARDS: the significance of coinfection

Coinfection with potentially treatable pathogen is not unusual.

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Scoring system predicts weight loss after gastric bypass

New method could improve postoperative follow-up.

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T2DM: how does weight loss affect glycemic control?

Review is first to aggregate clinical trial data to quantify the relationship across weight loss therapies.

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How can you improve ICS adherence in patients with asthma?

Poor adherence is implicated in 24% of exacerbations and 60% of asthma-related hospitalizations.

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Boys and African American children are likelier to have BP problems at earlier age

African American young men are especially more likely to transition earlier.

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When commuting, cycling beats walking for health benefits

Either one is better than sitting in traffic.

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HCV without cirrhosis: GLE + PIB highly effective across all genotypes

Data from SURVEYOR-1 and SURVEYOR-2.

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HCV: DAAs slash HCC recurrence risk

Findings contradict that of recent studies.

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Anxiety in fibromyalgia countered by exercise

An estimated 31% of fibromyalgia patient experience anxiety, which is in turn associated with FM pain.

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Major depression not predictive of CKD in acquired acute kidney injury | NKF

Major depression has been associated with major cardiac events and all cause mortality in AKI.

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RA declining as cause of death in 31 countries

WHO data also demonstrate narrowing disparities among countries.

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Pediatric sepsis on the rise in the United States

Familiarity with risk factors for severe pediatric sepsis is warranted.

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Myasthenia gravis: predictors of relapse, generalization identified

Patients with relapse were more than twice as likely to have other autoimmune diseases.

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RA: up to 40% of patients have silent progression

MRIs show ongoing bone erosion despite DAS28 improvement or remission.

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