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County characteristics impact premature stroke mortality

County-level stroke mortality occurring outside a stroke unit correlated primarily with demographics and health care and environmental factors, according to results from a retrospective, cross-sectional study published in JAMA Network Open.

May 14, 2021
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ADT not associated with increased risk for cardiovascular mortality in prostate cancer

ADT not associated with increased risk for cardiovascular mortality in prostate cancer

The addition of androgen deprivation therapy to radiation therapy did not appear associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular mortality among men with prostate cancer, according to a study published in Cancer.

May 14, 2021
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Olanzapine/samidorphan treatment reduces weight gain for several schizophrenia subgroups

Olanzapine/samidorphan treatment reduces weight gain for several schizophrenia subgroups

Olanzapine/samidorphan combination treatment reduced weight gain across several subgroups of individuals at increased risk for weight gain with olanzapine, according to results of a subgroup analysis.

May 14, 2021
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AAN statement calls telehealth 'essential and effective method' for delivering health care

AAN statement calls telehealth 'essential and effective method' for delivering health care

The American Academy of Neurology released an update to their 2014 position statement on telehealth in which they reiterate their call for expanding its use.

May 14, 2021
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New report offers ‘most compelling’ evidence yet of COVID-19 vaccines’ effectiveness

New report offers ‘most compelling’ evidence yet of COVID-19 vaccines’ effectiveness

Messenger RNA vaccines by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna were 94% effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19 among health care workers after two doses and more than 80% effective after one, researchers reported in MMWR.

May 14, 2021
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Q&A: Novel biomarker test identifies 14-day risk for preeclampsia

Q&A: Novel biomarker test identifies 14-day risk for preeclampsia

Researchers said a blood test that assesses multiple biomarkers can rule out a pregnant person’s risk for developing preeclampsia in the next 14 days.

May 14, 2021
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Report: Increasing payment, access will help restore ‘weakening’ primary care system

Report: Increasing payment, access will help restore ‘weakening’ primary care system

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine recently issued a report on how to make “high-quality primary care” available to all patients in the United States.

May 14, 2021
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Of NSAIDs, ibuprofen poses lowest risk for kidney function decline

Of NSAIDs, ibuprofen poses lowest risk for kidney function decline

In a cohort of Chinese patients with normal kidney function at baseline, NSAIDs had varying impacts on eGFR decline, with ibuprofen posing the lowest risk and etoricoxib posing the highest risk.

May 14, 2021
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Tympanostomy tubes not superior to medical management for recurrent acute otitis media

Tympanostomy tubes not superior to medical management for recurrent acute otitis media

Tympanostomy tubes were not superior to medical management in reducing the rate of episodes of acute otitis media over a 2-year period in infants and toddlers, according to a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

May 14, 2021
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Cataract surgery may worsen DME while improving visual acuity

Patients with actively treated diabetic macular edema who undergo cataract surgery may experience worsening DME that does not immediately affect best corrected visual acuity.

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Advances in the Care of Patients with Heart Failure: Reducing Hospital Readmission Rates

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

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Exploring the Role of Oncolytic Viral Therapy for Advanced Melanoma

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Acromegaly: Novel Therapeutic Options to Alleviate Treatment Burden and Improve Patient Quality of Life

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Acromegaly: Novel Therapeutic Options to Alleviate Treatment Burden and Improve Patient Quality of Life
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Curbside Consults on Thyroid Eye Disease: Pearls for the Optometrist

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Curbside Consults on Thyroid Eye Disease: Pearls for the Endocrinologist

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Curbside Consults on Thyroid Eye Disease: Pearls for the Ophthalmologist

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Curbside Consults on Thyroid Eye Disease
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Challenges in Cryptogenic Stroke: Identifying Candidates for Patent Foramen Ovale Closure

This activity is supported by an educational grant from W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

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Challenges in Cryptogenic Stroke: A Podcast Series

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Challenges in Cryptogenic Stroke: A Podcast Series
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