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Italian surgeon claims first head transplant

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Some physicians prescribe homeopathy despite doubts

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Making music from microbes

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AMA seeks simpler e-prescribing

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Diabetes Vitals for November 2017
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Diabetes Vitals for November 2017

Suboptimal diabetes screening for the severely mentally ill | Antidepressants linked to pediatric T2DM risk | Language guidelines for diabetes encounters | Diabetes specialists underestimate NAFLD burden.

  • Clinical Essentials from Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat
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Fluvoxamine effective for depression with neurological disorders

The drug may also improve sleep and cognitive function, but those findings need to be confirmed in clinical studies.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Geriatr Soc
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Dementia risk is not elevated for older PPI users

A cohort study among nearly 3500 older adults.

  • Clinical Essentials from Stroke
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SSRIs not linked to post-thrombolysis intracerebral hemorrhage

An analysis of registry data for more than 6000 patients.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Clin Psychiatry
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Antipsychotic drug response may be decreased in autism

Multiple treatment failure is more likely in children with ASD and first-episode psychosis.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Clin Psychiatry
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Valbenazine has a lasting effect on tardive dyskinesia

Valbenazine (Ingrezza) has a favorable safety, toxicity profile with no apparent akathisia/parkinsonism worsening.

  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Gastroenterol
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Depression in IBD linked to worse disease course

A questionnaire for depression is more sensitive than simple self-report.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry
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In social anxiety, attention bias modification looks most promising

Attention bias modification treatment bests cognitive bias modification.

  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Neurol
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HIV: early, effective cART normalizes cognitive change

Data from a longitudinal case-control study.

  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA
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Sertraline not effective for depression in NDD-CKD

CAST clinical trial shows no benefit over placebo.

  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg
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HNSCC: smoking tied to reduced survival

Study also shows lower survival among unmarried patients.

Mental Health Vitals for November 2017
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Mental Health Vitals for November 2017

Acetyl-l-carnitine in depression | Exercise helps in adolescent depression | Best drugs for social anxiety disorder?

  • Clinical Essentials from J Affect Disord
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Seasonal affective disorder may not be a distinct condition

SAD may be a temporary expression of an existing mood disorder.

Nearly one-third of patients with pre-surgical knee, hip, and spine OA taking opioids | ACR
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Nearly one-third of patients with pre-surgical knee, hip, and spine OA taking opioids | ACR

Opioid prescribing is under increasing scrutiny amid concerns about potential misuse.