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Prostate cancer: proPSA improves prognostic accuracy of Prostate Health Index

Combining the two measures improved detection of aggressive disease.

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Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of school-age death, but only 17 US states have AEDs in schools

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Nurse-led model eases insulin initiation in type 2 diabetes

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Weaponisation of health care in Syria

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Heart Assoc
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RAS inhibitors are linked to better outcomes but do not prevent Afib post-MI

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Med
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Does asthma increase the risk for herpes zoster infection in children?

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  • Clinical Essentials from Obstet Gynecol
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Severe peripartum hypertension: new recommendations on emergent therapy

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  • Clinical Essentials from Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis
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COPD: post-ED case management slashes readmission rates

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  • Clinical Essentials from Breastfeed Med
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Nipple pain affects about 1 in ten breastfeeding mothers

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Is salt behind my midnight bathroom trips?

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Is my nut allergy real?

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  • Clinical Essentials from Endocr J
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Family history of hypertension might hasten type 2 diabetes onset

Patients present with disease at an earlier age if hypertension is present in the family tree.

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  • Clinical Essentials from BMJ
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Study of 2 million adults shows reduced CVD risk with moderate alcohol consumption

The association between alcohol consumption and CVD risk has long been a mixed cocktail of findings.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Diabetes Res Clin Pract
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Are mild compression socks safe in diabetes patients with lower extremity edema?

Randomized trial suggests they are effective and safe.

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA
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Localized prostate cancer: comparative harm of RT, surgery, and observation

Findings from the Comparative Effectiveness Analysis of Surgery and Radiation study.

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Norepinephrine in short supply is linked to increased mortality from septic shock

The most common substitute when norepinephrine is not available is phenylephrine.

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA
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Localized prostate cancer: QoL outcomes with treatment vs surveillance

Data from the North Carolina Prostate Cancer Comparative Effectiveness & Survivorship Study.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Respir Crit Care Med
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COPD: exacerbation history + eosinophilia predicts post-ICS exacerbation risk

New data from the WISDOM trial.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Fam Med
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What is the best in-office diabetes screening method?

Point-of-care HbA1c testing bests other approaches.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Mayo Clin Proc
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In-hospital “stress hyperglycemia” raises type 2 diabetes risk

The prevalence of new-onset diabetes increases with the degree of in-hospital hyperglycemia.

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Airflow limitation z-scores underestimate mortality in COPD

FEV1 Z-scores offer theoretical advantages but may underestimate AL severity.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Emerg Med
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Pediatric asthma: ED revisits common after hospitalization

About 40% of children revisited the emergency department within 1 y.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Clin Oncol
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Prostate cancer: hypofractionated RT effective for intermediate-risk disease

Efficacy was similar to that of conventional RT, without increased toxicity.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Crit Care Med
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New-onset Afib undetected in 1 in 12 ICU patients

Afib detected in 1 in 5 ICU patients overall.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract
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AATD: allergists need to increase screening in patients with asthma

Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency can mimic asthma and is often misdiagnosed.

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