Professional Essentials

  • Patients Will Be Asking

Patients Will Be Asking: Can hunting deer kill me?

  • US Professional News
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More choose medicine as second career

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Twin physicians face similar sex allegations

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Physicians question blood pressure target

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White House physician challenged on Trump health

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Younger physician-researchers get less funding

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  • Clinical Essentials from PLoS One
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Arthritis: new COX-2 inhibitor no worse for gut than placebo

Meta-analysis compared it with placebo and other active drugs.

  • Clinical Essentials from Physiother Theory Pract
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Mobilization techniques improve pain and function in knee osteoarthritis

And they outperform electrotherapy.

  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA
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One operation, one anesthesiologist: handover of care carries risk

Study confirms that handing over care during surgery may lead to patient harm.

  • Clinical Essentials from Br J Sports Med
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Corticosteroids may be no better than local anesthetics for rotator cuff shoulder pain

CS injections are commonly prescribed as a nonsurgical intervention for RCRSP.

  • Clinical Essentials from Pain Med
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Before prescribing epidural steroid injections, consider osteoporosis risk

Meta-analysis suggests physicians should be cautious.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Shoulder Elbow Surg
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Shoulder arthroplasty: multimodal analgesia reduces opioid consumption

This approach outperformed standard care.

  • Clinical Essentials from Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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Advanced prostate cancer: bisphosphonates have no clear benefit

Meta-analysis of 18 studies.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Clin Rheumatol
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Psoriatic arthritis: study examines safety of reducing drug dosage in remission

Some patients may safely lower their dosage.

  • Clinical Essentials from BMJ Open
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Ankylosing spondylitis: biologic DMARDs don’t protect against spinal fracture

Results of a longitudinal study.

  • Clinical Essentials from Clin Otolaryngol
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Oral spray improves pain in tonsillectomy patients

Data so far have been mixed on oral sprays and mouthwashes for these patients.

  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Oncol
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Prostate cancer: ADT tied to risk for rheumatoid arthritis

Caution advised with long-term use.

  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA
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Meta-analysis: calcium, vitamin D supplements fail to prevent hip fracture

Results do not support the routine use of supplements in older community residents.

Joint and Bone Disease Vitals for December 2017
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Joint and Bone Disease Vitals for December 2017

FDA urges flavocoxid discontinuation | Cochrane review of bisphosphonates in Paget's | Tocilizumab safe, effective for RA.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Med Dir Assoc
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Hip fracture: opioids reduce mortality in nursing home residents

Opioid use also slowed functional decline.