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Pediatric lipid treatment practices "largely at odds" with guidelines

Only a minority routinely screen all patients.

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Prevention of acute respiratory infections: “a major new indication for vitamin D supplementation”

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  • Clinical Essentials from Pediatr Blood Cancer
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ALL: long-term outcomes in children preemptively treated for early mixed-chimerism

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  • Clinical Essentials from Vaccine
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Influenza vaccination in pregnancy: large study supports safety

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CDC: influenza vaccine 48% effective this season

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Adolesc Health
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Girls with overweight/obesity who misperceive weight have better BP as adults

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  • The Lancet Infectious Diseases
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Global antibiotic stewardship collaboration in five countries

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Pediatric cardiology: AHA releases scientific statement on telemedicine

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  • Clinical Essentials from Antiviral Res
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Influenza antiviral therapy: are children undertreated?

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Professional Essentials

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More physicians are getting MBAs to cope with health system changes

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Physicians continue to offer outdated treatments, article concludes

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CMS randomized study of payment program could deter physicians

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Should physicians have beards? Gravitas vs hygiene

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  • Patients Will Be Asking

Is testosterone right for me?

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Could my excessive and circuitous speech be a sign of declining cognition?

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  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet Infect Dis
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Zika: absence in amniocentesis, amniotic fluid inconconclusive

Absence of Zika in fetal amniotic fluid should prompt clinicians to look further.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Obstet Gynecol
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Progesterone for the preventing recurrent preterm birth: not so fast

This prospective study failed to find any benefit and increased rates of gestational diabetes.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Transl Pediatr
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HIV: fetal/neonatal NRTI exposure linked to developmental delay, behavioral disorders

ART is commonly used to reduce maternal HIV transmission.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Clin Oncol
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Renal cancer: cabozantinib tops sunitinib as first-line treatment

Preliminary data show a 20% decrease in the rate of death with cabozantinib compared with sunitinib.

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Point-of-care early infant diagnosis enables earlier and increased ART initiation | CROI
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Point-of-care early infant diagnosis enables earlier and increased ART initiation | CROI

Novel point-of-care assays may increase access to EID and positively affect clinical care.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Diabet Med
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Antepartum glycemic levels related to risk for neonatal hypoglycemia in women with pre-existing diabetes

Glycemic control important during entire pregnancy.

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Specific ART regimens used in pregnancy may affect adverse birth outcomes | CROI
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Specific ART regimens used in pregnancy may affect adverse birth outcomes | CROI

Among infants exposed to ART from conception, TDF/FTC/EFV was associated with the fewest adverse birth outcomes.

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Extremely preterm infants: survival rates improved from 2000 to 2011

NIH releases news release: better care of mothers and newborns are responsible for improved outcomes.

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Neonatal HIV: variability seen in virologic response to early ART | CROI
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Neonatal HIV: variability seen in virologic response to early ART | CROI

Many clinical and social challenges affect engagement in care of this high-risk group of infants.

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Psychiatry
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Stressed men in poor health at risk for depression during partner pregnancy, child’s infancy

Rates are higher postpartum and not unexpectedly affect family relationships.

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Childhood-onset IBD is associated with an increased risk of cancer | ECCO
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Childhood-onset IBD is associated with an increased risk of cancer | ECCO

IBD had previously been linked to cancer risk only in adult-onset disease.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol
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Early trauma emerges as a key factor in complex PTSD

Differentiation of complex PTSD and PTSD is on the horizon.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Early Hum Dev
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Does birthweight affect future cardiovascular health?

Premature birth with low birth weight increases risk for metabolic syndrome.

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  • Clinical Essentials from N Engl J Med
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Zika's longer persistence in serum, shorter persistence in semen, warrants clinical scrutiny

Consider prolonged ZIKV persistence in serum during prevention counseling and diagnostic workup.

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