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COPD: aclidinium/formoterol safety, efficacy confirmed at 52 wks

Extension of the AUGMENT trial shows low rate of adverse events.

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FDA issues safety alert for products containing chlorhexidine gluconate

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Cochrane Review: single-dose aspirin may help postpartum perineal pain

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  • Clinical Essentials from Int J Geriatr Psychiatry
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Frailty does not predict depression in older community dwellers but slowed gait does

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Geriatr Soc
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Pain is undertreated in US nursing homes

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  • Clinical Essentials from Clin Infect Dis
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Influenza: does vaccine waning point to optimal timing?

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  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Emerg Med
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Could heart rate signal the significance of pediatric abdominal pain?

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  • Clinical Essentials from Chest
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COPD: statins reduce overall and pulmonary-related mortality

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Clin Oncol
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ASCO clinical cancer advances 2017: bladder cancer

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Caribbean medical schools seek better image

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Bundled payment models delayed, but not in immediate danger, HHS says

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Kennedy says he expects Trump vaccine panel will move forward

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Court strikes down Florida law barring physicians from discussing firearms

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What would the proposed replacement for Obamacare mean for me?

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Surgeons’ rudeness linked to poorer outcomes

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2017 GU Cancers Symposium: In Advanced Kidney Cancer, Antibiotic Use Lowers Efficacy of Immunotherapy

<p>Immunotherapy may be less effective in patients with advanced kidney cancer who receive antibiotics less than a month before starting treatment.</p>

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2017 GU Cancers Symposium: Some Patients With Renal Cell Carcinoma Experience Long-Term Tumor Control Even After Stopping Immunotherapy Early

<p>Among patients with advanced kidney cancer who stopped immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy early due to side effects, 42% had a durable response.</p>

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2017 GU Cancers Symposium: Blood Test Uncovers Potential New Treatment Targets in Advanced Prostate Cancer

<p>Using a &ldquo;liquid biopsy&rdquo; test in patients with advanced prostate cancer, researchers found a number of genetic changes in cell-free, circulating tumor DNA.</p>

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  • Clinical Essentials from Diabetes Care
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Study supports use of CGM data for insulin dosing decisions

No differences found between use of CGM alone vs with confirmatory fingerstick glucose measurements.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Eur Urol
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Aspirin may reduce risk for lethal prostate cancer

Physicians’ Health Study data also suggest improved survival with post-diagnostic use.

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Pediatr
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Can the detection of type 2 diabetes be improved in pediatric practice?

Computerized decision support identifies at-risk youth.

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Good sleep, good activity both matter to cognition in older adults

Lacking both at once is a double whammy for cognitive performance.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
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Lower psychological resilience meant poorer outcomes after total shoulder arthroplasty

And vice versa.

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  • Clinical Essentials from BMJ
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In a 4-way matchup, dabigatran is a clear winner vs warfarin

Some had higher, some had lower thromboembolic rates.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Clin Anesth
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What is the best basal insulin dose for T2DM patients undergoing ambulatory surgery?

The percentage of normal insulin dose given the evening before surgery directly affects perioperative glucose levels.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Eur J Epidemiol
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Postural or over a lifetime, BP variability is an ominous sign of dementia risk

Results from prospective, longitudinal study add to growing evidence of a link.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Hypertens
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Treating hypertension in dialysis patients: 2 societies issue new guidelines

This patient population may be the most complex when it comes to hypertension treatment.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Allergy Clin Immunol
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Asthma: Spiriva Respimat is safe and effective in children

Safety and tolerability were similar vs placebo.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Fam Med
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Student-run free clinics yield better hypertension control rates than national averages

Answering the question of whether or not clients get comparable care.

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