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Subclinical hypothyroidism: Is thyroid hormone therapy effective enough for elder patients?

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Do number of visits and measurements affect BP readings?

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Low BP targets yield no benefit in high-risk elderly patients

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Primary hypertension: renin inhibitors better alternative?

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Doctor dragged from overbooked plane takes legal action

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Half of patients are willing to replace doctors with robots

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Nonparoxysmal Afib: is catheter ablation better than antiarrhythmics?

Cochrane review and meta-analysis tackles the question systematically.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Bone Oncol
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Joint position statement: AI-induced bone loss in postmenopausal breast cancer

Joint statement of 6 medical societies -- IOF, CABS, ECTS, IEG, ESCEO IMS, and SIOG.

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European doctors association publishes policy position on off-label use of medicines
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European doctors association publishes policy position on off-label use of medicines

The Standing Committee of European Doctors reminds physicians that they have a duty to inform the patient before a product is used off-label.

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Early treatment cuts arthritis disability
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Early treatment cuts arthritis disability

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis treated with disease modifying therapy early after symptom onset showed less progression in disability over time than...

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Psychotropic medication tied to fracture risk

Findings show increased fracture risk with SSRIs, antipsychotics, and benzodiazepines.

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Osteoporosis: muscle strength may be more important than muscle mass

Weaker grip correlated with higher rates of osteoporosis.

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Single dexamethasone dose helps sore throat sufferers by day 2

No relief at 24 h, though.

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Alternative finance for the NHS

The NHS need lot of money to invest in large infrastructure projects

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Troponin test can rule out MI
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Troponin test can rule out MI

The use of a single high sensitivity troponin T test to rule out myocardial infarction (MI) quickly and safely in patients presenting to emergency departments...

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Early HFpEF seems to be more prevalent in paroxysmal Afib patients

Small studies points to yet another relationship between the two.

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Did you receive palliative care training as a fellow? Did you need it?

Results suggest an unfilled need among cardiology fellows in the US.

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PCV-13 more effective in patients with diabetes

A post-hoc analysis of the CAPiTA randomized controlled trial.

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Rivaroxaban: negative and positive associations show a sex bias in older patients

In those with a new Afib diagnosis, men see reduced ischemic stroke risk.

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Low body weight may underlie differential DOAC trial outcomes

Thrombotic risk related to BMI category regardless of dose may be an explanatory factor.

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