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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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Dementia risk is not elevated for older PPI users

A cohort study among nearly 3500 older adults.

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FDA approves device for reduction of opioid withdrawal symptoms

Neurostimulation may make opioid withdrawal easier on patients.

  • Clinical Essentials from Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat
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Fluvoxamine effective for depression with neurological disorders

The drug may also improve sleep and cognitive function, but those findings need to be confirmed in clinical studies.

  • Clinical Essentials from Diabetes Res Clin Pract
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Stress hyperglycemia signals elevated diabetes risk

It may not be just a transient condition.

  • Clinical Essentials from Pediatrics
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Tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy: some children still getting codeine

The FDA warned against prescribing codeine to this patient group 4 y ago.

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SSRIs not linked to post-thrombolysis intracerebral hemorrhage

An analysis of registry data for more than 6000 patients.

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With elective surgery like carotid endarterectomy, diabetes control matters

With optimized glucose control, outcomes are similar to those without diabetes.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Clin Psychiatry
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Valbenazine has a lasting effect on tardive dyskinesia

Valbenazine (Ingrezza) has a favorable safety, toxicity profile with no apparent akathisia/parkinsonism worsening.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Clin Psychiatry
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Antipsychotic drug response may be decreased in autism

Multiple treatment failure is more likely in children with ASD and first-episode psychosis.

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HIV: early, effective cART normalizes cognitive change

Data from a longitudinal case-control study.

Profound LDL-C lowering with evolocumab significantly reduces ischemic risk in PAD | AHA
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Profound LDL-C lowering with evolocumab significantly reduces ischemic risk in PAD | AHA

Evolocumab reduced LDL-C from a median of 93 mg/dl to 31 mg/dl

  • Clinical Essentials from Clin Transl Oncol
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New guidelines on treating cancer pain from the Spanish Society of Medical Oncology

Several options are available.

  • Clinical Essentials from Obstet Gynecol
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Does preeclampsia/eclampsia increase long-term seizure risk?

The risk appears to be increased, but the absolute risk is extremely low.

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Nicotine withdrawal may affect postop pain in smokers

It is well known that smokers consume more postop analgesics while hospitalized.