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COPD in nurses liked to on-the-job disinfectant exposure│ERS
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COPD in nurses liked to on-the-job disinfectant exposure│ERS

Prior studies have shown an association between disinfectant exposure and asthma onset in nurses.

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Bisphosphonate reduces fracture in older nursing home residents | ASBMR

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HCV: DAA cure rates equally high with nonspecialists

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Which patients on the stroke unit are most likely to fall?

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More breastfeeding in infancy, less risk for later IBD

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AAP: updated report and statement on integrative medicine

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Influenza, pneuomoccal vaccine rates vary by ethnicity in nursing homes

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Pediatric cardiac surgery: IL-8, TNF-alpha predict AKI risk

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Telemedicine shows benefits in patients with acute pain │ EFIC

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Are my microbes making me fat?

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Job market for residents a "feeding frenzy"

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Physician gave office manager 39 drugs

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Insurers targeted for opioid practices

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Whistleblowing neurosurgeon gets $17.5 million

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Is your EHR vendor keeping up?

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Time since last fracture contributes little to predicting new osteoporotic fractures | ASBMR
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Time since last fracture contributes little to predicting new osteoporotic fractures | ASBMR

The effect of prior fractures persists until at least 8 y and varies little with time.

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Hospital- and ventilator-associated pneumonia: a multisociety guideline

European Respiratory Society and 3 others weigh in.

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Self-management for COPD in primary care cuts anxiety │ERS
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Self-management for COPD in primary care cuts anxiety │ERS

Patients seen in primary care setting have been excluded from prior COPD self-management studies.

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Do you screen diabetes patients for obstructive sleep apnea?

Prevalence is high in both diabetes types, but screening is infrequent in primary care and specialist settings.

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UK health services ignore updated TB screening guidelines │ ERS
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UK health services ignore updated TB screening guidelines │ ERS

Investigators had suspected that increased workload might deter guideline adoption.

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Classification interview helps non-specialists classify chronic headaches │ EFIC
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Classification interview helps non-specialists classify chronic headaches │ EFIC

Inappropriate prescriptions for chronic headaches due to misclassification are frequent.

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Fluoroquinolones and prolonged GI perforation risk

Higher adjusted perforation risks even months after a course of antibiotics.

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Influenza control in children: American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement

Updates on vaccination and antivirals.

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The top studies our editors reported at the 2017 annual congress of the European Society of Cardiology

New studies from the annual meeting of the European Society of Cardiology

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This intervention might help boost patient adherence to anticoagulants in Afib

A critical step in stroke prevention is getting patients to stick to their regimens.

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Texted reminders boost flu vaccine uptake among pregnant women

Especially in those whose provider didn’t recommend the vaccine.

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FDA: take sodium polystyrene sulfonate (Kayexalate) separately from all other oral drugs

Clinicians and patients also are urged to report any drug-associated side effects to the FDA.

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High salt intake associated with doubled HF risk | ESC
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High salt intake associated with doubled HF risk | ESC

Hazard ratios in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th salt intake quintiles were 0.83, 1.40, 1.70 and 2.10.

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Study exonerates salt as cause of MS in women

A large dual cohort study of female nurses.

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