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Large study links psoriasis, Hashimoto's thyroiditis

Are your psoriasis patients at risk for Hashimoto's thyroiditis?

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Headache Vitals for February 2017

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  • Clinical Essentials from Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
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4-variable model may help avoid cellulitis misdiagnoses

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Depression heightens risk for psoriatic arthritis in psoriasis patients

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Can eating fruits and vegetables reduce COPD risk?

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ASIPP: new opioid guidelines for chronic noncancer pain

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Multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in children on the rise

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Acute respiratory infections: cutting risk by treating gastroesophageal reflux

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Can liraglutide prevent type 2 diabetes?

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Is stress the cause for my weight gain?

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Is my time in the weight room what's causing my problems in the bedroom?

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Patients assume record sharing is easy for doctors

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Medicaid culls at least 65,000 providers from rolls

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Burned out physicians less likely to find work meaningful

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Health systems expanding, medical practices not so much, survey suggests

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  • Clinical Essentials from BMC Infect. Dis.
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Pregnancy: is routine screening for chlamydia cost-effective?

Over 1.3 million US cases of C trachomatis infection were reported in 2010.

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Genes linked to rare epilepsies also contributes to common epilepsies
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Genes linked to rare epilepsies also contributes to common epilepsies

Emerging paradigm of targeted therapy in rare epilepsies might also extend to common epilepsies

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Thorac Dis
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LVADs linked to false-positive HCV antibody tests

Follow-up testing may be needed to preserve transplant eligibility.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet
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Breast cancer: 1-y of adjuvant trastuzumab confirmed as standard of care

Final analysis of the phase 3 HERA trial.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Pain Res
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High prevalence of benzodiazepine use reported in chronic pain

Coadministration of opioids with benzodiazepine places patients at risk for multiple adverse events.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Epilepsy & Behavior
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People with epilepsy may experience gaps in self-management

People with epilepsy struggle with lifestyle management more than other issues.

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  • Clinical Essentials from International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
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Predicting remission in newly-diagnosed RA patients

Sex and drinking matter, but smoking and rheumatoid factor do not.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Journal of the Formosan Medical Association
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An osteopenia prediction tool for women aged 40-55 y

Including serum ALP, a biomarker for bone turnover and fracture risk, boosted sensitivity.

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  • Clinical Essentials from American Psychological Association
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Stress linked to frequent device checking

Devices are nearly ubiquitous among Americans.

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  • Clinical Essentials from BMC Pulm Med
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GOLD B COPD: does symptom burden predict disease progression?

Patients with more severe disease characteristics are more likely to progress to GOLD D at 2 y.

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Blacks, Hispanics, women and ‘stroke belters’ are less likely to get tPA | ISC
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Blacks, Hispanics, women and ‘stroke belters’ are less likely to get tPA | ISC

tPA is the only treatment approved by the FDA for ischemic stroke.

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Epilepsy in the elderly linked to increased ischemic stroke | ISC
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Epilepsy in the elderly linked to increased ischemic stroke | ISC

The study suggests that epilepsy in the elderly might signify disease of blood vessels in the brain.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Diabetes Care
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Gastric band surgery benefits overweight type 2 diabetes patients who are not obese

First 5-y randomized study for gastric band surgery in overweight type 2 diabetes patients.

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Pediatrics
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Teen suicide attempts drop in states with same-sex marriage laws

Effect driven by teens self-identifying as sexual minorities.

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