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Physicians favor research from rich countries

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AMA seeks simpler e-prescribing

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AHA president suffers heart attack at AHA meeting

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Physicians behaving badly: what are grounds for termination?

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Patients Will Be Asking: Is my heart healthy enough to have sex?

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Patients Will Be Asking: Is kratom safe?

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  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Gastroenterol
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Weekend admission worse than weekday for some patients with GI bleed

Higher mortality found in meta-analysis.

  • Clinical Essentials from Diab Vasc Dis Res
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Without oral glucose tolerance testing, some with diabetes are missed

Hemoglobin A1c and fasting glucose misclassify about 7% with diabetes as having prediabetes.

  • Clinical Essentials from Prim Care Diabetes
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Type 2 diabetes: challenges with insulin initiation in the primary care setting

Primary care physicians take an increasing role in managing patients with diabetes, including insulin initiation.

  • Clinical Essentials from Sci Total Environ
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Indoor air quality and pediatric asthma and allergy

Gas stoves, cockroaches, and humidifiers were among the risk factors in children's homes.

  • Clinical Essentials from Medicine (Baltimore)
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Antibiotics increase severe arrhythmia risk in meta-analysis

Fluoroquinolones vary in associated risk for death or ventricular arrhythmia.

  • Clinical Essentials from BMC Pulm Med
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In hospitalized pneumonia patients, rising mean platelet volume is a bad sign

Strong link to mortality in this retrospective study.

Inclined position no advantage regarding prehospital endotracheal intubation | ACEP
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Inclined position no advantage regarding prehospital endotracheal intubation | ACEP

Prior research suggests improved intubation outcomes among ED and hospitalized patients intubated in inclined positions.

Home VTE treatment program can be successful | ACEP
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Home VTE treatment program can be successful | ACEP

Program was successfully implemented in EDs at two large hospitals in Dallas-Ft. Worth.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Coll Cardiol
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Detectable hs-cTnT is linked to increased mortality risk

Even slight elevations can mean increased risk and warrant additional attention.

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Hemoglobin A1c accurately identifies people at risk for diabetes

20-year data from Framingham and ARIC studies.

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Time of day affects rates of ischemia-reperfusion injury in aortic valve replacement

Scheduling these surgeries in the afternoon might confer some protection.

  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Cardiol
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To chew or not to chew: it matters with ticagrelor for STEMI patients

Chewing beats swallowing for early platelet inhibition.

  • Clinical Essentials from Front Pharmacol
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Probiotics to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia

Largest meta-analysis to date finds efficacy without mortality reduction.

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Routine third-trimester Tdap vaccination is increasing, but more can be done

Third-trimester vaccination is the most effective way to protect newborns.