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"Die-in" protests guns in hospitals

  • Patients Will Be Asking

Patients Will Be Asking: Why should I get a flu shot if it's only 10% effective?

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UK surgeon accused of "branding" livers

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FDA tool helps with antibiotic prescribing

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Are new hypertension guidelines realistic?

  • Patients Will Be Asking

Patients Will Be Asking: Is "man flu" real?

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New in Pediatrics

  • Clinical Essentials from Emerg Infect Dis
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Zika directly linked to GBS variant in postmortem report

Exam revealed demyelination of the sciatic and cranial IV nerve.

Respiratory Infection Vitals for December 2017
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Respiratory Infection Vitals for December 2017

Lung ultrasound for CAP diagnosis in ED | Imaging alternative for pediatric pneumonia.

Sickle-cell-related mortality declining among children, increasing among adults | ASH
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Sickle-cell-related mortality declining among children, increasing among adults | ASH

Chronic cardiac complication was most commonly listed as the underlying or contributing COD in 2010-2014.

  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet Psychiatry
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Improving social recovery following first-episode psychosis

First finding of social functioning improvement in this population.

  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Pediatr
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In pediatric cardiac arrest, hypotension soon after therapeutic hypothermia is not good

Discharge survival is lower in these patients.

  • Clinical Essentials from Pediatrics
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Rotavirus vaccine: study highlights missed opportunities in hospitalized infants

Unnecessary delay until discharge renders many infants age-ineligible.

  • Clinical Essentials from Obstet Gynecol
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ACOG updates practice bulletin on VBACs

Most women with 1 prior cesarean delivery should be counseled about, offered a trial of labor.

  • Clinical Essentials from Clin Microbiol Infect
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Multiplex PCR tests to detect respiratory viruses: a meta-analysis

They generally perform well—especially for influenza A.

  • Clinical Essentials from Aliment Pharmacol Ther
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Many drugs, not just antibiotics, alter gut flora

Proton pump inhibitors, metformin among those linked to concerning changes.

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Active duty servicewomen and pregnancy complications

Coding practices make it difficult to accurately identify the most common pregnancy complications.

  • Clinical Essentials from Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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Feed thickeners for infant reflux: a meta-analysis

Moderate-quality evidence says they significantly reduce reflux episodes.

  • Clinical Essentials from Circulation
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CPR, emergency CV care: new international consensus recommendations announced

US and European associations release 2017 recommendations.

Neurological Disorders Vitals for December 2017
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Neurological Disorders Vitals for December 2017

Drug shows promise in infantile-onset SMA | SubQ Ig for CIDP maintenance | Thrombectomy delay for stroke? | Extracranial vein angioplasty ineffective in MS.

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A new way to prevent phantom-limb pain in children

Gabapentin works in adults, and now children, too.