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Can I get tested for HPV?

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Physician races fire to save newborns

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Patients go online first, but trust physicians

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EHRs factor in malpractice claims: study

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Fake physician defrauded insurers

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AJCC unveils new melanoma staging system

Updated framework for staging cutaneous melanoma.

Many patients with celiac disease inadvertently consume gluten daily | WCG
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Many patients with celiac disease inadvertently consume gluten daily | WCG

Consumption of foods containing gluten was influenced by sex and significantly higher for unmarried vs married patients.

  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet Oncol
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Breast cancer: MAF status predicts bisphosphonate DFS benefit

Results of the phase 3 AZURE trial.

  • 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 J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol
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Pediatric epilepsy: no link seen between stimulants and seizure risk

A retrospective cohort study of more than 72,000 pediatric Medicaid recipients with epilepsy.

  • Clinical Essentials from Endocrine
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Can growth hormone prevent bone loss in non-deficient patients?

A meta-analysis of postmenopausal women.

  • Clinical Essentials from Rheumatol Int
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RA: janus kinase inhibitor also protects against vascular damage

Results of a small study.

  • 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 JAMA Intern Med
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New guidelines for reducing hospital lab testing

Reducing cost is not the only benefit.

  • Clinical Essentials from Ther Adv Gastroenterol
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Beta-blockers and risk for upper GI bleed

No protective effect in a population-based study.

  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Intern Med
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NHANES: risk for HPV-related oral cancer soars in US men

One in 9 men have HPV, highlighting need for screening and counseling.

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Study identifies predictors of AMI after stroke admission

A large cohort study analyzing data from the National Inpatient Sample.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Intern Med
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PPIs: risk for stroke, MI rises with long-term use and high doses

Nationwide cohort study show greatest risk with high doses.