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Results from BESTIRON study.

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Adherence to Mediterranean diet can improve bone health

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Recombinant influenza vaccine offers better protection for seniors

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Unbiased, credible data on violence against health care in Syria

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Call for improved GP resources as postnatal depression missed

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Tourette’s syndrome: DBS fails to show efficacy

Three months of anterior internal globus pallidus DBS was not superior to sham stimulation.

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Stroke: Monthly Essentials June 2017
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Stroke: Monthly Essentials June 2017

Hospital admission for TIA? | Predicting long-term stroke outcomes | Delayed treatment for minor stroke.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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Cochrane review: umeclidinium in COPD

A systematic summary of the effectiveness and safety of umeclidinium in COPD.

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Pediatric celiac disease: new guidelines and web tool for diagnosis

From the Celiac Disease Foundation.

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Varicella-associated pneumonia: do adjunctive steroids help or hurt?

Data from the largest study on VZV-CAP.

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OGTT best predicts CAD risk in patients with dysglycemia

A report from EUROASPIRE IV.

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Lower BP targets may yield CV benefits in high-risk patients

Study involving over 31K patients supports BP target below 140/90 mmHg,

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DAAs for HCV: no evidence of HBV reactivation with resolved infection

Data from a large, real-world cohort.

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Urological cancers: where do checkpoint inhibitors fit in the treatment paradigm?

Systematic review involves pembrolizumab, nivolumab, and ipilimumab in advanced urothelial, renal, and prostate cancer.

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Eculizumab improves pregnancy outcomes in patients with PNH | EHA

Clinical manifestations of hemolysis significantly regressed during eculizumab treatment.

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PPI+capecitabine: worse outcomes in gastroesophageal cancer

Similar to previous findings in CRC.

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Anti-CCP antibodies in RA predict carotid plaque

And higher titers predict worse plaque score.

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Placenta, fetal tissue analysis useful in maternal, infant Zika diagnosis

A small percentage of other unidentified maternal Zika infections are identifiable through tissue analysis.

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Only 16% of patients with asthma completely adherent | EAACI
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Only 16% of patients with asthma completely adherent | EAACI

Study highlights need for stronger belief that benefits outweigh potential harm.

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