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DVT Prevention: Aspirin, Rivaroxaban Similar After Arthroplasty Among patients who underwent total hip or knee replacement, aspirin was noninferior to rivaroxaban for preventing VTE or PE after an initial 5-day course of rivaroxaban, a large
Yawning May Herald Migraine Yawning is a unique and reliable symptom in patients with migraine that may offer an opportunity for early treatment, new research suggests. <br /> <i>Medscape Medical News</i
SGLT2 Inhibitor-Linked Diabetic Ketoacidosis Is Rare, but Severe A series of Australian cases of DKA linked to SGLT2 inhibitors confirms the side effect is rare but severe. Most cases had identifiable precipitators. <br /> <i>Medscape Medical
USPSTF Posts Draft Recs for Treatment of Adults With Obesity Adults with obesity should be referred to multicomponent behavioral interventions for weight loss, although evidence reveals modest effects, the task for said. <br /> <i>Medscape
Pimavanserin May Hold Promise for Alzheimer&#39;s Psychosis Pimavanserin reduced psychosis at 6 weeks in patients with Alzheimer's disease compared with placebo. But at least one expert says the findings may simply be due to chance. <br
Billing Costs Consume 14.5% of Primary Care Visit Revenue A time-based study in a large academic center with a certified EHR shows that for each PCP, it takes $99,000 in administrative work per year just to get paid. For emergency
Dementia Drug for Alcohol-Related Brain Damage? Heavy alcohol use in teens leads to long-lasting structural and genetic changes in the brain that may be reversed with a short course of donepezil, early research suggests. <br
First Documented Case of Transgender Woman Breastfeeding A transgender woman has fed her infant solely with breast milk for the first 6 weeks, after treatment with domperidone, estradiol, progesterone, and breast pumping. <br /> <i>
Drugs With a REMS: Benefit/Risk Counseling to Patients Do you know what to do when counseling a patient on a drug with a REMS designation? Learn more with new guidance from the FDA. <br /> <i>FDA Expert Commentaries and Interviews</i
Eversense Implanted CGM Accurate for 90 Days in Diabetes Novel device under FDA review, could improve CGM adherence in diabetes. <br /> <i>Medscape Medical News</i
Influenza, Tdap Vaccination in Pregnancy: Safe for Infants Maternal influenza and Tdap vaccinations during pregnancy do not increase the risk for hospitalization or death among infants agexd 0 to 6 months, a new study showed. <br /> <i>
Ketogenic Drinks Improve Glycemia and Insulin Sensitivity A small trial in healthy volunteers hints at a possible role for 'keto drinks' in metabolic disorders. <br /> <i>Medscape Medical News</i
Acetaminophen Use Alters Sex Hormones, May Cause Birth Defects? Metabolomics study identifies 'unexpected effects of a commonly used drug, acetaminophen, on hormone metabolism. Closer scrutiny of this commonly used medication is warranted.' <
Acne Can Be More Distressing Than Melanoma Inflammatory skin diseases cause more harm than skin cancers when years of disability are considered, according to the latest report from the Global Burden of Disease Study. <br
New C difficile Guidelines Refine Diagnosis, Add FMT New guidelines for managing Clostridium difficile infection refine diagnosis, switch antibiotics for adults, include children, and add fecal microbiota transplantation. <br /> <i>
Mysterious Symptoms in US Diplomats Deemed Neurologic Injury Cuba diplomats have concussion-like symptoms consistent with brain injury in the absence of blunt head trauma after encountering intense sounds and vibrations. The cause remains
Ready to Start Your Own Practice? Needing a practice change but don't know where to start? Dr Julie Gunther has been there and offers her advice. <br /> <i>American Academy of Family Physicians</i
Confused About the Pneumococcal Vaccine Schedule? You&#39;re Not Alone Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights a study showing that many clinicians are unclear on pneumococcal vaccination schedules for adults. <br /> <i>Medscape Internal Medicine</i
FDA Okays Glooko Insulin Dosing System for Type 2 Diabetes New app allows clinicians to personalize insulin dose titration for patients and reminds them to follow instructions. <br /> <i>Medscape Medical News</i
Donald Trump Has Coronary Calcium: Is That Helpful to Know? A briefing on the President's health included the detail that he has a coronary artery calcium score of 98. Dr Mandrola questions whether Trump should have even had a calcium scan