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Characterizing Asthma-COPD Overlap Syndrome | Feature

Patients with asthma-COPD overlap syndrome (ACOS) appear to be younger and experience more disparities in care than those with COPD alone, according to a study. Patients with

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CME/CE – Heart Healthy Diets: Achieving Guideline Adherence | Feature

A scientific statement offers practical tips, tools, and dietary approaches to help patients adapt to recent guidelines on lifestyle management to reduce cardiovascular risk.

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physician-doctor-patient-exam-blood-pressure-hypertension

Comparing Strategies for Systolic Blood Pressure Control | Feature

A lower SBP goal would reduce events more than a standard goal, but little data is available in which direct comparisons have been made. Studies have shown

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Conference Highlights: ACC 2017 | Feature

New research was presented at ACC 2017, the annual scientific sessions of the American College of Cardiology, from March 17 to 19 in Washington, DC. The features below highlight some of the studies presented at the conference.

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New Drug Evolocumab, Alongside Statins, Can Significantly Cut Cholesterol, Study Says | News Brief

A new class of cholesterol-lowering drug has been found to help patients cut their risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke and heart attack. In a trial of more

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Preparing to Be a Good Samaritan | Feature

Many emergency physicians (EPs) can expect to provide Good Samaritan care during their careers, but EPs could be better prepared by carrying a kit with supplies and medications that are most likely to be used in such events.

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New Blood Thinner Better at Preventing Recurrent Blood Clots than Aspirin | News Brief

An international research team with prominent Canadian leadership has found that the blood thinner rivaroxaban is as safe as aspirin, and more effective at preventing recurrence of

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Drug Shown to Reduce New Attacks/Symptom Progression in Some Multiple Sclerosis Patients | News Brief

In separate clinical trials, a drug called ocrelizumab has been shown to reduce new attacks in patients with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (MS), and new symptom progression

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Statin Timing and Dosage May Improve Heart Surgery Outcomes | News Brief

Cholesterol-lowering drugs are important, especially on the day of coronary bypass surgery. Patients on statins should not stop taking the cholesterol-lowering medication before heart surgery — even

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10 Signs of Child Trafficking in Medical Care | Feature

A critical summary of screening and intervention techniques all health professionals should be aware of. Human trafficking is often thought of as an issue faced by other

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CME/CE: A Program to Prevent Catheter-Associated UTIs | Feature

A national prevention program appears to reduce urinary catheter use and catheter-associated urinary tract infection (UTI) rates in non-ICUs. The findings highlight the need to use both technical and cultural interventions to prevent catheter-associated UTIs.

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Phase-3 Drug Trial for Refractory Rheumatoid Arthritis Succeeds | News Brief

A new drug appears to help people who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, but eventually stop benefiting from the use of the current top treatment. In a pivotal

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Antibiotics Not Effective for Clinically Infected Eczema in Children | News Brief

Estimates suggest that 40% of eczema flares are treated with topical antibiotics, but findings from a study led by Cardiff University suggest there is no meaningful benefit

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Survival in Stage IV Breast Cancer | Feature

About 5% to 10% of women diagnosed with breast cancer present with stage IV disease and have an intact primary breast tumor. While on the surface this

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strategy-decreasing-fluimpact-feature

Vitamin D Protects Against Colds and Flu According to Major Global Study | News Brief

Vitamin D — the ‘sunshine vitamin’ — is thought to protect against respiratory infections by boosting levels of antimicrobial peptides — natural antibiotic-like substances — in the

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physician-doctor-patient-exam-blood-pressure-hypertension

Only 1 in 5 Patients Seeking Specialist for Resistant High Blood Pressure Take Meds as Prescribed | News Brief

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report. Only one in five patients seeking specialty care for hard-to-control high blood pressure (resistant hypertension) are taking all their prescribed

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Examining Proneness to Malpractice Claims | News Brief

A study has found that a small number of physicians with distinctive characteristics accounted for a disproportionately large number of paid malpractice claims.

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Managing Nausea in the Emergency Department | Feature

Considering the broad impact that nausea can have on ED patients, researchers are continuing to explore new strategies—beyond antiemetic medications—as treatment options. According to published studies and

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nurses-physician-doctor-scrubs

Evaluation of Emergency Medicine Residents Points to Gender Bias | News Brief

Faculty ratings of female ER docs fall behind males as training advances. Although female doctors training to become emergency medicine specialists scored as well as their male

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Effective Combination Therapy Could Change Medical Practice for Treatment of Drug Resistant Infections | News Brief

McMaster University researchers have found a new way to treat the world’s worst infectious diseases, the superbugs that are resistant to all known antibiotics. The discovery of

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