From MedPage Today:

  1. More of the Bugs Kids Get Are Resistant. The rate of antibiotic-resistant Gram-negative bacterial infections in children is increasing in inpatient and outpatient settings.
  2. Salt, Obesity May Prematurely Age Young Cells. High sodium intake and obesity may act synergistically to accelerate cellular aging in adolescents, according to new research.
  3. Breast-Sparing Tops Mastectomy in New Analysis. Breast-conserving surgery led to ...

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From MedPage Today:

  1. Stool DNA Test Detects Colon Cancer. A stool DNA test detected significantly more colon cancers in average-risk patients as compared with a conventional fecal immunochemical test (FIT).
  2. 10 Ways to Safely Push Ketamine in the ED. A doctor recently took me on a ketamine trip, and I enjoyed it immensely.
  3. 'Rebound' Obesity Seen After ADHD Treatment. Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity ...

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From MedPage Today:

  1. Is Belphen the Next Blockbuster Diet Drug? Even though there are scant data, obesity researchers and patients have already put a name to a potential new weight-loss craze: Belphen, a combination of lorcaserin (Belviq) and phentermine.
  2. Does COPD Dull the Mind? Mild cognitive impairment was more likely in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), particularly the longer it went on.

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From MedPage Today:

  1. Vitamin D's Role in Weight Loss. Simply supplementing vitamin D as part of a dietary intervention won't necessarily aid weight loss, unless patients actually achieve levels of 25 (OH)D of 32 ng/mL or more.
  2. Less Invasive Surgery Gets Hip Patients Behind Wheel Faster. Patients who undergo hip joint replacement surgery using minimally invasive techniques can safely return to driving 2 weeks ...

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From MedPage Today:

  1. SGR Repeal Passes House; Patch Still Expected. A full repeal of Medicare's sustainable growth rate (SGR) payment formula hit a snag Friday, but political insiders say another temporary stay from drastic cuts in Medicare reimbursement is likely on its way.
  2. Pap Test Down but Far From Out. To take license with Samuel Clemens' words, reports of the Pap test's ...

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From MedPage Today:

  1. The Role of NPs and PAs. What role should NPs and PAs play in a 21st century medical model?
  2. Patches Fail Smoking Test in Pregnancy. Nicotine patches were no better at increasing smoking cessation during pregnancy than a placebo.
  3. Diabetes in Pregnancy a Risk Factor for CVD. A history of gestational diabetes may be a marker for early atherosclerosis, ...

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From MedPage Today:

  1. Whole-Genome Data Not Ready for Prime Time. Despite "huge" potential to identify hidden disease risks, whole-genome sequencing is not ready for its close-up.
  2. Glucosamine Study: No Help for Knee Pain. The popular dietary supplement glucosamine showed no evidence of structural benefits on MRI among patients with chronic knee pain typical of osteoarthritis.
  3. Data Confirm Spike in Opioid, Benzo Combo. ...

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From MedPage Today:

  1. Docs Unprepared for Payment Reform. A pair of recent reports call into question the ability of physician practices to embrace health reform efforts.
  2. Even a Few Drinks Tied to Poor Birth Outcomes. Women who consumed low levels of alcohol before conception and during pregnancy were more likely to have adverse birth outcomes such as low birth centile, low birth weight, and ...

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From MedPage Today:

  1. Calcium, Vitamin D Benefit Older Women. Postmenopausal women had significant improvement in their lipid profile with long-term calcium and vitamin D supplementation, data from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) showed.
  2. Telemonitoring Cuts ICU Time, Boosts Outcomes. Remote monitoring in the intensive care unit was associated with lower mortality and shorter stays.
  3. Smart Phones and Not So Smart Parenting. Using ...

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From MedPage Today:

  1. Preop PET Cuts Lung Cancer Surgery. Routine preoperative PET imaging led to a significant reduction in unnecessary surgery for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
  2. A Cure for Chlamydia Arthritis? Increased understanding of the biology and survival tactics of Chlamydia trachomatis is suggesting that the post-infectious chronic arthritis experienced by many patients may actually be curable.
  3. Efavirenz Tops Lopinavir in ...

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