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Diabetes Increases Risk for Community-Acquired Bacteremia CME/CE

: Diabetes is associated with a markedly increased risk for community-acquired <em>Staphylococcus aureus</em> bacteremia, particularly for diabetes of long duration with poor glycemic control and complications.  
medscape.org
over 3 years ago
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Does Quitting "Cold Turkey" Bode Better for Smokers? CME/CE

: Quitting smoking abruptly is more likely to result in lasting abstinence compared with trying to quit smoking on a gradual basis, even for smokers who initially prefer the latter strategy.  
medscape.org
over 3 years ago
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Rickettsia parkeri Rickettsiosis, Arizona, USA: Abstract and Introduction

Abstract and Introduction: All rickettsial infections are not equal. This new report details cases of <em>Rickettsia parkeri</em> infection in the Southwest.  
medscape.org
over 3 years ago
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OTC NSAID Use in Patients with OA and CV Disease: Integrating the Guidelines CME

The goal of this activity is to analyze key information that has emerged along with the guidelines regarding the treatment of osteoarthritis (OA) in patients at risk for cardiovascular (CV) events.  
medscape.org
over 3 years ago
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Optimizing Neoadjuvant Treatment for Primary Breast Cancer CME

This activity is intended for oncologists, surgeons, pathologists, imaging specialists, and obstetricians & gynecologists who diagnose and/or treat patients with early breast cancer.  
medscape.org
over 3 years ago
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Hidden in Plain Sight: Connecting the Dots Between Cryptogenic Stroke and Atrial Fibrillation CME

The goal of this activity is to provide an update on strategies to determine whether atrial fibrillation was the cause of cryptogenic stroke, enabling effective treatment to prevent further thromboembolic events.  
medscape.org
over 3 years ago
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Patient Simulations of Difficult Cases of Ulcerative Colitis CME

: Review the assessment of colectomy risk in patients with UC  
medscape.org
over 3 years ago
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Update on Zellweger Spectrum Disorders CME

This activity is intended for pediatric subspecialists, including neurologists and gastroenterologists/hepatologists, pediatricians, medical geneticists, and other clinicians positioned to diagnose/manage patients with Zellweger spectrum disorders.  
medscape.org
over 3 years ago
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Most Physicians Lean Toward Adopting CDC Opioid Guidelines

However, physicians see barriers to scaling back opioid prescribing, and they resent the claim that the epidemic of addiction and overdose deaths is 'doctor driven.'  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Gabapentin Use in Postop and Neuropathic Pain in Children

How safe and effective is gabapentin for neuropathic and postoperative pain management in children?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Direct vs Video Laryngoscopy for Intubation With GI Bleeding

Which is the better method for performing endotracheal intubation in patients with GI bleeding?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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No Decrease in Early VAP After Early Use of Chlorhexidine

The application of chlorhexidine prior to intubation did not help protect against ventilator-associated pneumonia among ICU patients, a new study reports.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Emergency Medical Response to Terrorist Bombings

Dr Paul Biddinger discusses his team's emergency response during the Boston Marathon bombing and lessons learned from other similar terrorist attacks, including the recent bombings in Brussels.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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DTI Flags Traumatic Brain Injury in NFL Players

The longer these athletes played the game, the greater their chance of having brain lesions detected on sophisticated neuroimaging, a new study shows.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Surgeon General to Urge Prescribers to Fight Opioid Epidemic

This spring, doctors, dentists, and nurses will receive a letter from US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy urging them to help fight the country's opioid epidemic.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Investigational Long-Acting Growth Hormone Shows Promise

A twice-monthly recombinant human growth hormone demonstrates efficacy and safety and may improve compliance over daily formulations.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Low Thyroid Function Linked to Greater Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Thyroid abnormalities have long been linked to type 1 diabetes, but this large population-based study suggests an association with type 2 diabetes as well.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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New Data May Soon Reshape Transplantation Decisions in ESLD

Dr William Balistreri provides an overview of the research that's adding compelling new ideas on how to enhance transplantation protocols for all types of patients.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Residents May Be Short on Open Surgery Experience

Surgical residents in Texas did 92% fewer open gallbladder surgeries in the last 30 years. Concern is rising that fewer surgeons in many specialties will be sufficiently trained for open procedures.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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USPSTF: Final Guidelines on Aspirin as CVD, Cancer Prevention

People aged 50 to 69 years with at least a 10%, 10-year CVD risk and no elevated risk for bleeding should consider a low-dose aspirin regimen for at least 10 years.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago