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Liver cirrhosis and stroke risk

Individuals with liver cirrhosis have higher risk of stroke

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Tomato cuts stroke, cardiovascular diseases risk | Meta-analysis

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The Lancet Commission's guidance on prevention and management of dementia

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Midlifers willing to adopt a healthy lifestyle for reducing dementia risk

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Tourette’s syndrome: effects of anterior pallidal deep brain stimulation on tic severity

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Are gabapentinoids really useful for chronic low back pain?

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Visual impairment linked with worse cognitive function

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Does medical cannabis actually help pain?

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Aspirin vs clopidogrel: which is better for T2DM patients with a first-ever stroke?

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Calorie reduction next step in childhood obesity plan

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Third of trainee GPs plan to leave NHS within 6 months

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Proposed cuts to sexual health services deemed ‘unsafe’

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Caffeine with opioids effective in fibromyalgia

A little caffeine may help manage pain.

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg
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Obstructive sleep apnea: coagulation measures vary by severity

A retrospective cohort study assessing impact of OSA severity on hypercoagulability.

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Nutrient interventions for Alzheimer’s disease lack strong evidence of benefit

A network meta-analysis of nutrients for treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Use of epilepsy surgery varies by sociodemographic factors

A large national cohort study looks at the characteristics of patients undergoing epilepsy surgery.

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Anxiety and opioid misuse go hand-in-hand

Clinicians should keep an eye on this patient population.

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Parkinson's disease: meta-analysis confirms efficacy of adjuvant entecapone

Adding entecapone to levodopa reduces motor fluctuation in later disease.

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Heart Disease: Monthly Essentials August 2017
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Heart Disease: Monthly Essentials August 2017

Embolic protection devices not so protective | The most effective HFpEF drugs | Aspirin, HF, and some Nietzsche.

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Myasthenia gravis: SQ immunoglobulin quells exacerbations

Self-administered injection shows promise in phase 3 trial.

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Does methylnaltrexone have long-term consequences?

Prior data suggested µ-opioid receptor antagonists may lead to cardiac events.

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Patient participation in hand hygiene initiatives should not be seen as a threat
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Patient participation in hand hygiene initiatives should not be seen as a threat

Almost half of physicians feel patients should not be offering reminders to perform hand hygiene.

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Keeping the opioids away after total knee arthroplasty

Balancing pain management with avoiding opioids is important.

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Ischemic stroke: clinical factors predict risk after septicemia

7 factors predict long-term risk for ischemic stroke after hospitalization for septicemia.

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Rituximab shows benefit in anti-MuSK myasthenia gravis

Data from a multicenter blinded prospective review.

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Virtual house calls found feasible, time-saving for managing Parkinson’s disease

Although convenient, adding virtual visits to usual care did not significantly affect QoL.

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