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  • Clinical Essentials from J Clin Endocrinol Metab
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Scoring system predicts weight loss after gastric bypass

New method could improve postoperative follow-up.

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  • Clinical Essentials from FDA
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FDA: codeine, tramadol contraindicated in kids

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Intern Med
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Pregnant teens twice as likely to use cannabis than peers

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  • Clinical Essentials from Clin Pediatr (Phila)
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Pediatric sepsis on the rise in the United States

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  • Clinical Essentials from Pediatr Allergy Immunol
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Early antibiotic use doubles risk for childhood asthma

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  • Clinical Essentials from Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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How can you improve ICS adherence in patients with asthma?

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  • Clinical Essentials from Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol
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Asymptomatic pyuria: a risk factor for adverse pregnancy outcomes

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  • Clinical Essentials from Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol
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Management of placenta previa/accreta: consider pre-op aortic catheterization

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  • Clinical Essentials from Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol
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Severity of endometriosis is not related to age

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Professional Essentials

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Do diet sodas cause dementia?

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  • US Professional News

Study links cannabis laws to fewer drug prescriptions

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AMA supports EHR training for medical students

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Strategic use of extenders can boost profit

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  • US Professional News

Physician doesn't have to treat cannabis-using patient: court

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  • Patients Will Be Asking

Will birth control affect my quality of life?

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Gastrointestinal Disease Vitals for April 2017
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Gastrointestinal Disease Vitals for April 2017

Age at diagnosis of CRC | C diff increasing in long-term care | IBD increases preterm birth risk.

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Cardiol
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Boys and African American children are likelier to have BP problems at earlier age

African American young men are especially more likely to transition earlier.

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  • Clinical Essentials from BMC Gastroenterol
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HBV and pregnancy: telbivudine completely blocks vertical transmission

Similar outcomes with treatment initiated in early or middle pregnancy.

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Psychiatry
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Pediatric anxiety/depression: brief behavioral therapy tops outpatient referrals

The approach could potentially address ethnic disparities in mental health care.

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Pediatr
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Pregnancy: do antidepressants raise risk for autism spectrum disorders?

Association seen but further studies needed to clarify relationship.

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Vaccine Vitals for April 2017
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Vaccine Vitals for April 2017

Dose-sparing influenza vaccine | DTaP vaccination during pregnancy | HPV vaccine safe during pregnancy.

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  • Clinical Essentials from N Engl J Med
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Targeted retinopathy screening may be possible in type 1 diabetes

Individualizing screening intervals can save costs without missing treatment-requiring eye disease.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol
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Adolescent bipolar mania: can celecoxib help?

A pilot study suggests benefit.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Clin Sleep Med
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Sleep issues in young children tied to caffeine

Few studies have looked at sleep behavior and caffeine intake in children under 12.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Neuromuscul Dis
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Patients with muscular dystrophy may fare better at teaching hospitals

A retrospective study of over 7K patients.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Pediatr Surg Int
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Juvenile myasthenia gravis: thymectomy appears effective

Disease severity was reduced in 77% of patients.

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29 million people remain uninsured in the USA
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29 million people remain uninsured in the USA

Although the Affordable Care Act improved coverage, economic, gender, and racial inequalities still persists

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Anesth
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Pediatric tonsillectomy: topical ketamine + ropivacaine tops ropivacaine alone for postop pain

Results of a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Emerg Med
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Enterovirus D68: consider in children presenting to ED with respiratory, neurologic complaints

EV-D68-associated acute flaccid paralysis risk warrants differential diagnosis.

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