Professional Essentials

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Patients Will Be Asking: Can hunting deer kill me?

  • US Professional News
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More choose medicine as second career

  • US Professional News
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Twin physicians face similar sex allegations

  • US Professional News
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Physicians question blood pressure target

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White House physician challenged on Trump health

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Younger physician-researchers get less funding

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  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet Respir Med
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COPD: GOLD 2017 no better than earlier versions for predicting mortality

But combining spirometry with symptom and exacerbation data was predictive.

  • Clinical Essentials from Diabetes Care
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Severe hypoglycemia and cardiovascular risk interrelated in type 2 diabetes

Some patients may have a “frail phenotype.”

  • Clinical Essentials from Eur J Epidemiol
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What’s the best diet for glycemic control in type 2 diabetes?

Mediterranean diet comes out on top.

  • Clinical Essentials from Diabetes Ther
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Should HbA1c be used to diagnose diabetes in patients with cirrhosis?

Test may be unreliable in those with anemia.

  • Clinical Essentials from Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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Nebulized hypertonic saline plays a modest role in acute bronchiolitis

An updated Cochrane meta-analysis finds weak justification for the treatment.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Med Dir Assoc
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Balance training cuts fall risk in older adults with type 2 diabetes

Benefits seen with supervised and at-home training.

  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Oncol
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Multiple-myeloma therapy carfilzomib linked to many CV adverse events

The higher the dose, the higher the event rate.

  • Clinical Essentials from Circulation
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In-hospital cardiac arrest: prompt defibrillation extends long-term survival

For nonshockable arrest, prompt epinephrine also increases survival in shorter term.

  • Clinical Essentials from Chest
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Virus is often the only isolate in pneumonia with respiratory failure

Even among patients with normal immune function.

  • Clinical Essentials from Int J Geriatr Psychiatry
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Pain medication improves sleep in nursing home patients with depression, dementia

Data from the DEP.PAIN.DEM randomized controlled trial.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Med Dir Assoc
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Hip fracture: opioids reduce mortality in nursing home residents

Opioid use also slowed functional decline.

  • Clinical Essentials from Diabetes Metab Syndr
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1 in 5 Asian Americans with diabetes is not overweight

Elevated diabetes rates in this population appear unrelated to most traditional risk factors.

  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Intern Med
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Glucagon underused for severe hypoglycemia

Most state laws forbid most emergency responders from using glucagon.

  • Clinical Essentials from N Engl J Med
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MRI safe with legacy cardiac implantables

Large, prospective study finds very rare power-on resets with devices.