• International Clinical Digest from J Am Heart Assoc
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CKD: intensive hypertension treatment tied to reduced ESRD risk

Greatest benefits seen with older age, high BMI, or greater proteinuria.

Substance use among young people in England: 2018 statistics
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Substance use among young people in England: 2018 statistics

Promising declines have been seen in smoking behaviours.

  • International Clinical Digest from Infect Dis (Lond)
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Urine dipstick shows low sensitivity for UTI in febrile infants

Is watchful waiting the best option?

Drug safety alert on naltrexone/bupropion
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Drug safety alert on naltrexone/bupropion

An EU review has identified somnolence as a common risk with naltrexone/bupropion and loss of consciousness as a rare risk.

  • International Clinical Digest from JAMA Intern Med
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Meta-analysis: osteoporosis drugs fail to reduce mortality

Large meta-analysis finds reduced fracture risk does not translate to improved survival.

  • International Clinical Digest from Ann Intern Med
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Lipophilic statins tied to lower risk for hepatitis-related liver cancer

Benefits were dose- and duration-dependent.

  • International Clinical Digest from Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol
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Multiple benefits found for GLP-1 receptor agonists

Beneficial effects on cardiovascular, mortality, and kidney outcomes in patients with T2D.

NHS England to offer new treatment for severe haemophilia
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NHS England to offer new treatment for severe haemophilia

The new drug can reduce treatment times and prevent life-threatening bleeding.

  • International Clinical Digest from Metabolism
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Childhood adiposity is a risk for early puberty, but not vice versa

Association is stronger for girls.

  • International Clinical Digest from J Crit Care
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After acute pancreatitis: excessive alcohol intake is linked to reduced survival

Treatment strategies aimed at preventing abuse could improve long-term outcomes.

  • UK Clinical Digest from Eur J Surg Oncol
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Pancreaticoduodenectomy: robotic vs conventional laparoscopic surgery

Findings from a systematic review and meta-analysis.

  • International Clinical Digest from JAMA Pediatr
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Maternal fluoride exposure linked to lower IQ in offspring

Canadian study finds dose-dependent association.

  • Medical News from British Journal of General Practice
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Is childhood antibiotic exposure linked to response failure for subsequent respiratory tract infections in children?

Children who received ≥2 antibiotic courses in the previous year for acute RTI had greater likelihood of response failure for subsequent acute RTIs

  • Medical News from Nature Microbiology
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Epidemic of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in Europe is driven by nosocomial spread

The EuSCAPE survey is the largest of its kind and the first step towards consistent surveillance of carbapenem-resistant bacteria in Europe

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