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Headache Vitals for January 2017
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Headache Vitals for January 2017

Aspirin and tension headache | Headache guidelines in children | Migraine and perioperative stroke.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Sleep Med
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Poststroke OSA, cognitive problems improve spontaneously

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  • Clinical Essentials from BMC Med
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Poststroke dementia: comprehensive guide discusses diagnosis, treatment, and prevention

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  • Clinical Essentials from FDA
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FDA: MRI can cause malfunction of implantable pumps

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  • Clinical Essentials from MMWR
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CDC: rural Americans at higher risk for death from top 5 causes

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  • Clinical Essentials from Stroke
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Strokes can be an early presentation of Afib

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  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet
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Intraventricular hemorrhage: no benefit from irrigation with alteplase

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  • Clinical Essentials from Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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Tension headache: patients satisfied with aspirin, but not pain-free

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  • Clinical Essentials from JACC Cardiovasc Interv
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Left atrial appendage thrombus common in TAVR patients

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Professional Essentials

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Will running relieve my joint pain?

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Can I get tested for HPV?

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US needs more black physicians: commentary

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Online reviews of providers are here to stay

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  • US Professional News

New Medicare payment models: 359,000 clinicians are now participating

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  • US Professional News

FDA releases draft guidance on how drugmakers can share off-label information with physicians

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  • Clinical Essentials from Arq Neuropsiquiatr
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Vitamin D and MS disability: no link for those living in sunnier latitudes

Vitamin D levels did not differ significantly between patients with MS having lesser vs greater disability.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Sleep Breath
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Insomnia: paroxetine boosts zolpidem

There is a high association between insomnia and depression.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Eur. J. Epidemiol.
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Meta-analysis finds dose-response curve to alcohol consumption and dementia risk

Light drinking showed some protective benefit.

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Resting metabolic activity within amygdala linked to risk of cardiovascular events
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Resting metabolic activity within amygdala linked to risk of cardiovascular events

New and important insights into mechanisms translating stress to cardiovascular disease.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Biomed Pharmacother
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Antidepressants to treat cancer? SSRIs show oncolytic and chemosensitizing effects

A review of published evidence suggests that SSRIs combat more than cancer-related depression.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Mult Scler
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MS prognosis: new agents have prolonged time to disability

Mean age for various disability milestones began rising after 2000 as new drugs became available.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Pain
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Chronic opioid therapy: how do patients get started?

24% of patients report taking opioids for indications other than intended.

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  • Clinical Essentials from BMJ Open
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Sepsis risk is sharply higher in ALS

Patients with ALS, especially those on life support, have a much higher risk for sepsis than patients free of this disease.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Alzheimers Dementia
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Hypertension lowers risk for dementia in the oldest-old

The association was independent of medication use.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Parkinsonism Rel Disord
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Study characterizes features of octogenerian parkinsonism

Parkinsonism progresses more rapidly, but is responsive to levodopa.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Int Psychogeriatr
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Dementia: Proxy-Quality of Life scores similar between family and nursing home staff

However, scores varied in some rater sudomains.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Int J Cardiol
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Influenza vaccination: stroke protection?

Influenza infection increases the risk for hemorrhagic stroke, which has severe consequences in patients with Afib.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Int Psychogeriatr
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Lewy body dementia: new imaging technique helps differentiate from Alzheimer's

Patients with Lewy body dementia had less atrophy than patients with Alzheimer's or mild cognitive impairment.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Acta Neurol Belg
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Bladder dysfunction in MS: prevalence, correlates over time characterized

Bladder dysfunction became more prevalent over time and was correlated with other sequelae of multiple sclerosis.

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