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From the Blogs: ID/HIV Items to Be Grateful For, 2017 Edition

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Here's a quick look at what the NEJM Journal Watch bloggers are talking about right now: HIV and ID Observations: What are you grateful for...
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Anti-Diarrheal Medication Recalled Over Potency Concerns

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Greenstone has recalled several lots of its diphenoxylate hydrochloride and atropine sulfate tablets because they may be super- or subpotent. If the tablets, which are...
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Your NEJM Group Today: Diuretic Treatment in HF / Treatment-Resistant Schizophrenia? / Montana Internist/Hospitalist Opportunities

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Have a look at what we've selected for you today: NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Review: This review discusses current pharmacologic principles of diuretic therapy, integrates...
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Intermittent Letrozole Similar to Continuous Administration for Extended Breast Cancer Therapy

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Taking temporary treatment breaks from letrozole following endocrine therapy for breast cancer is associated with similar disease-free survival as taking letrozole continuously, according to...
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FDA Approves First Adjuvant Therapy for Renal Cell Carcinoma

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The FDA has approved sunitinib malate (Sutent) as an adjuvant therapy for adults at risk for recurrent renal cell carcinoma following nephrectomy. Sunitinib, a kinase...
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Most Popular NEJM Group Feature This Week: Time to Get Rid of Food Tongs?

4 hours 9 min ago
Here's our most clicked-on item from NEJM Group this week, in case you missed it the first time around: HIV and ID Observations: Dr...
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Your NEJM Group Today: "Popeye" Sign Image / Skin Patches for Peanut Allergy? / San Francisco Primary Care Opportunities

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Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today: NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Image in Clinical Medicine: A 79-year-old man presented with...
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Gynecology Group Names 5 Treatments, Procedures to Avoid

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The AAGL (formerly, the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists) has named five treatments and procedures clinicians should question as part of the American Board of...
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A Closer Look: Heart Groups Lower Threshold for Hypertension

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Earlier this week, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, among others, announced new cutoffs for hypertension as part of their updated...
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Baby Boomers at Lower Risk for Macular Degeneration Than Their Predecessors

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Baby Boomers appear less likely than their predecessors to develop macular degeneration, according to a study in JAMA Ophthalmology. Researchers examined nearly 5000 adults in...
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Your NEJM Group Today: Next Steps in Gene Editing / AHA 2017 News Roundup / Alaska FM Opportunity

Sun, 2017-11-19 05:00
Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today: NEJM Audio Interview: Next Steps in Gene Editing: Dr. George Church discusses recent advances in...
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FDA Looking at Potentially Increased Mortality Risk with Gout Drug

Sun, 2017-11-19 05:00
The FDA is investigating whether the gout drug febuxostat (Uloric) is associated with an increased risk for heart-related mortality. This follows a postmarketing trial...
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Dads' Depression Tied to Increased Depression Risk in Teenage Children

Sun, 2017-11-19 05:00
Children with depressed fathers are at increased risk for developing depression themselves when they reach adolescence, according to a Lancet Psychiatry study. The study included...
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FDA Clears Nerve Stimulator to Treat Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms

Sun, 2017-11-19 05:00
A percutaneous nerve stimulator previously approved for use in acupuncture may now be used to help ease the physical symptoms of opioid withdrawal, the FDA...
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Kids Having Tonsillectomy, Adenoidectomy Still Get Codeine Despite Decreasing Prescriptions

Sun, 2017-11-19 05:00
Clinicians have eased off prescribing codeine to children undergoing tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy, but 1 in 20 patients still receives codeine, a Pediatrics study finds. In...
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