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Benefits and Harms of Osteoporosis Medications in Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Benefits and Harms of Osteoporosis Medications in Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

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ARTICLE: Benefits and Harms of Osteoporosis Medications in Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. AUTHORS: Lisa M. Wilson, Casey M. Rebholz, Ermias Jirru, Marisa Chi Liu, Allen Zhang, Jessica Gayleard, Karen A. Robinson JOURNAL: Ann Intern Med. 2017 May 2;166(9):649-658. doi: 10.7326/M16-2752. Epub 2017 Apr 11. Abstract BACKGROUND: Complications of chronic kidney(...)

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Physician Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations Following Guideline Changes: Results of a National Survey

Physician Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations Following Guideline Changes: Results of a National Survey

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ARTICLE: Physician Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations Following Guideline Changes: Results of a National Survey AUTHORS: Archana Radhakrishnan, Sarah A. Nowak, Andrew M. Parker, Kala Visvanathan, Craig Evan Pollack JOURNAL: JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Apr 10. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.0453. [Epub ahead of print] Different professional societies and organizations continue to disagree over the optimal time to initiate and discontinue breast cancer screening mammography and the(...)

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Cardiometabolic Abnormalities Among Normal-Weight Persons From Five Racial/Ethnic Groups in the United States: A Cross-sectional Analysis of Two Cohort Studies

Cardiometabolic Abnormalities Among Normal-Weight Persons From Five Racial/Ethnic Groups in the United States: A Cross-sectional Analysis of Two Cohort Studies

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ARTICLE: Cardiometabolic Abnormalities Among Normal-Weight Persons From Five Racial/Ethnic Groups in the United States: A Cross-sectional Analysis of Two Cohort Studies. AUTHORS: Unjali P. Gujral, Eric Vittinghoff, Morgana Mongraw-Chaffin, Dhananjay Vaidya, Namratha R. Kandula, Matthew Allison, Jeffrey Carr, Kiang Liu, K.M. Venkat Narayan, Alka M. Kanaya JOURNAL: Ann Intern Med. 2017 May 2;166(9):628-636. doi: 10.7326/M16-1895. Epub(...)

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Resident Duty Hours and Medical Education Policy — Raising the Evidence Bar

Resident Duty Hours and Medical Education Policy — Raising the Evidence Bar

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ARTICLE: Resident Duty Hours and Medical Education Policy — Raising the Evidence Bar AUTHORS: David A. Asch, Karl Y. Bilimoria and Sanjay V. Desai JOURNAL: N Engl J Med. 2017 Apr 5. doi: 10.1056/NEJMp1703690. [Epub ahead of print] On March 10, 2017, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) issued revised common program requirements for(...)

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Uninterrupted Dabigatran versus Warfarin for Ablation in Atrial Fibrillation

Uninterrupted Dabigatran versus Warfarin for Ablation in Atrial Fibrillation

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ARTICLE: Uninterrupted Dabigatran versus Warfarin for Ablation in Atrial Fibrillation AUTHORS: Hugh Calkins, Stephan Willems, Edward P. Gerstenfeld, Atul Verma, Richard Schilling, Stefan H. Hohnloser, Ken Okumura, Harvey Serota, Matias Nordaby, Kelly Guiver, Branislav Biss, Marc A. Brouwer and Massimo Grimaldi JOURNAL: N Engl J Med. 2017 Mar 19. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1701005. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract(...)

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Oral Direct-Acting Agent Therapy for Hepatitis C Virus Infection: A Systematic Review

Oral Direct-Acting Agent Therapy for Hepatitis C Virus Infection: A Systematic Review

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ARTICLE: Oral Direct-Acting Agent Therapy for Hepatitis C Virus Infection: A Systematic Review AUTHORS: Oluwaseun Falade-Nwulia, Catalina Suarez-Cuervo, David R. Nelson, Michael W. Fried, Jodi B. Segal, Mark S. Sulkowski JOURNAL: Ann Intern Med. 2017 Mar 21. doi: 10.7326/M16-2575. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract BACKGROUND: Rapid improvements in hepatitis C virus (HCV) therapy have led to(...)

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Pharmacologic Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes: Synopsis of the 2017 American Diabetes Association Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes

Pharmacologic Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes: Synopsis of the 2017 American Diabetes Association Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes

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ARTICLE: Pharmacologic Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes: Synopsis of the 2017 American Diabetes Association Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes. AUTHORS: James J. Chamberlain, William H. Herman, Sandra Leal, Andrew S. Rhinehart, Jay H. Shubrook, Neil Skolnik, Rita Rastogi Kalyani JOURNAL: Ann Intern Med. 2017 Mar 14. doi: 10.7326/M16-2937. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract DESCRIPTION: The American Diabetes Association (ADA) annually updates the Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes to provide clinicians, patients, researchers, payers, and other interested parties with evidence-based recommendations for the(...)

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Association of a Community Campaign for Better Beverage Choices With Beverage Purchases From Supermarkets

Association of a Community Campaign for Better Beverage Choices With Beverage Purchases From Supermarkets

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ARTICLE: Association of a Community Campaign for Better Beverage Choices With Beverage Purchases From Supermarkets AUTHORS: Marlene B. Schwartz, Glenn E. Schneider, Yoon-Young Choi, Xun Li, Jennifer Harris, Tatiana Andreyeva, Maia Hyary, Nicolette Highsmith Vernick, Lawrence J. Appel JOURNAL: JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Mar 6. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.9650. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract IMPORTANCE: Data are needed to evaluate community interventions to reduce consumption of sugary drinks. Supermarket sales data can be used for(...)

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Chilling Effect? Post-Election Health Care Use by Undocumented and Mixed-Status Families

Chilling Effect? Post-Election Health Care Use by Undocumented and Mixed-Status Families

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ARTICLE: Chilling Effect? Post-Election Health Care Use by Undocumented and Mixed-Status Families AUTHORS: Kathleen R. Page and Sarah Polk JOURNAL: N Engl J Med. 2017 Mar 23;376(12):e20. doi: 10.1056/NEJMp1700829. Epub 2017 Mar 8. A pregnant woman from Central America was diagnosed with syphilis at the Baltimore City Health Department in 2007. The outreach team contacted her(...)

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Epigenomic reprogramming during pancreatic cancer progression links anabolic glucose metabolism to distant metastasis

Epigenomic reprogramming during pancreatic cancer progression links anabolic glucose metabolism to distant metastasis

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ARTICLE: Epigenomic reprogramming during pancreatic cancer progression links anabolic glucose metabolism to distant metastasis AUTHORS: Oliver G McDonald, Xin Li, Tyler Saunders, Rakel Tryggvadottir, Samantha J Mentch, Marc O Warmoes, Anna E Word, Alessandro Carrer, Tal H Salz, Sonoko Natsume, Kimberly M Stauffer, Alvin Makohon-Moore, Yi Zhong, Hao Wu, Kathryn E Wellen, Jason W Locasale,(...)

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