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T2DM: risk vs benefit evaluated for third-line treatment intensification

First direct comparison between insulin and dipeptidylpeptidase-4-inhibitor after dual therapy failure.

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30% patients with rheumatoid arthritis develop depression within 5 y

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Depressed women likely to deliver heavier babies

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Vitamin D deficiency a risk factor for diabetic retinopathy, warns study

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VTE: women using hormone therapy have lower recurrence

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Googling ‘endometriosis’: only 1 of 54 sites provided accurate information | RCOG

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Can vitamin C supplementation improve glycaemic control? Meta-analysis

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New consensus statement on inhaled treatment of COPD

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Parkinson’s disease: Can serum uric acid predict risk and progression?

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  • International Medical Press

Bariatric surgery rationing ‘misguided’

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Scottish NHS increases access to IVF treatment

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Less than half of women breastfeed after 2 months

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£2bn for social care ‘not solution to the crisis’

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Alzheimer’s test needs more research, says charity

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RCGP: Millions should be reassured by pill study

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GPs found wanting on women’s health
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GPs found wanting on women’s health

Many women with fibroids and endometriosis are unhappy with their care, a survey of more than 2600 women has found, and many resort to finding out about...

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Cutting salt can reduce nocturia
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Cutting salt can reduce nocturia

Cutting salt intake could reduce people’s need to get up in the night to urinate, says a preliminary study presented at the European Association of Urology...

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Expert consensus statements from Heart Rhythm Society summarized in one place: Part 2

Summary of consensus statements from last 5 y covering congenital heart disease.

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Heart failure admissions and mortality show seasonal and regional variations | ACC
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Heart failure admissions and mortality show seasonal and regional variations | ACC

The effects of seasonal variations in HF admissions and mortality in the US have not been well described.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Aliment Pharmacol Ther
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Eluxadoline for IBS-D: early response predicts long-term effect

A post-hoc analysis of two phase 3 studies.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Osteoporos Int
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TB linked to markedly higher osteoporosis risk

And higher risk for fracture.

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  • Clinical Essentials from BMC Neurol
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Interferon-β-1a for MS: predictors of discontinuation identified

Data from a cohort study of over 5900 patients.

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Stress perfusion imaging no worse than coronary angiograms in stable coronary artery disease | ACC
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Stress perfusion imaging no worse than coronary angiograms in stable coronary artery disease | ACC

CMR-PERF provides excellent diagnostic accuracy strongly related to prognosis.

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Asthma and COPD: Monthly Essentials March 2017
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Asthma and COPD: Monthly Essentials March 2017

LAMA+LABA for COPD | No link between inhaled corticosteroids, pneumonia in pediatric asthma | Aclidinium/formoterol safe, effective for COPD.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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Cochrane review: probiotic diet may be beneficial for recurrent pediatric abdominal pain

Fiber supplements and other dietary interventions show only weak evidence of improvement.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Infect Dis
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Influenza vaccination: is high-dose more effective than standard in elderly patients?

Seasonal variation might reflect different comparative effectiveness by A subtype.

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HIV: drug resistance rate tops 19% among newly diagnosed MSM in LA

Transmitted drug resistance to HIV is estimated as high as 12%-24%.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Clin Cardiol
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Expert consensus statements from Heart Rhythm Society summarized in one place: Part 1

Summary of consensus statements from last 5 y covering rhythm disorders in adults.

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Weaponisation of health care in Syria
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Weaponisation of health care in Syria

A strategy of using violence to restrict or deny access to health care as a weapon of war

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