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Saturday 15th December 2018

Physicians, Patients Vow to Overturn Ruling Striking Down ACA

The law will stand until January 1, but it's unclear what will happen after that. Medscape Medical News

Friday 14th December 2018

Six Michigan Physicians Charged in $464M Pain Pill Conspiracy

Federal prosecutors have charged six Detroit-area physicians with fraudulent billing in connection with a scheme to hook patients on opioids and then force them to undergo unnecessary procedures. Medscape Medical News

Bond, James Bond, Has a Drinking Problem and Needs Help, Study Shows

With a drinking problem at the severe end of the spectrum, 007 would benefit from alcohol education and a supportive workplace culture that provides strategies for managing workplace stress. Medscape Medical News

Omega-3 Meds Not Effective After MI, EMA Panel Concludes

EMA review finds omega-3 fatty acid medicines are not effective for secondary prevention after myocardial infarction and rules they should no longer be authorized for such use. News Alerts

Choosing Wisely Champions Cut Blood RBC Transfusions, HIT testing

Two researchers hailed as 'Choosing Wisely Champions' describe how they reduced blood transfusions and inappropriate testing for heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT). Medscape Medical News

Hemodynamics, ECG Point to His-Bundle CRT Edge vs BiV Pacing

'It is time to redefine CRT as an end with multiple means, one of which — His bundle pacing — is physiological,' writes an observer about why such pacing offers superior resynchronization. Medscape Medical News

CHMP Recommends Approval of Opioid-Induced Constipation Drug

The European Medicines Agency's committee recommended approval of the mu-opioid receptor antagonist for treatment of opioid-induced constipation in adults previously been treated with a laxative. News Alerts

Dec 14 2018 This Week in Cardiology

Carotid stents, more stem-cell retractions, AHA statement on statin safety, flu vaccine rules, medication errors, veterans care, and wasteful NIH research on golfing are discussed in this week’s podcast. on Medscape

No Breast Cancer Risk for Testosterone Use in Menopausal Women

Research generally does not show a link between breast cancer and testosterone in women when used primarily for hypoactive sexual desire in midlife, but better studies are needed, say the authors of a new review. Medscape Medical News

Physician Exclusions From Medicare, Medicaid Increasing

Medscape Medical News

Depression, PTSD in Women Tied to Subsequent Dementia

Women with depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, or traumatic brain injury are 50% to 80% more likely to develop dementia, suggests a new study of more than 100,000 US female veterans. Medscape Medical News

Age-Related Macular Degeneration: 5 Things to Know

A guide to the latest on this chronic disease, from emerging treatments to the risk factors to be on the lookout for. Medscape Ophthalmology

A Doctor's Rules for Other Doctors--Part 1

A new book, written by an experienced physicians to all physicians, especially younger colleagues, makes a great holiday gift suggestion. Medscape Internal Medicine

EU Panel Recommends Tobramycin PARI for Pseudomonas in CF

The European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use recommended Tobramycin PARI for Pseudomonas aeruginosa in patients aged 6 years and older with cystic fibrosis. International Approvals

EMA Panel Backs Lusutrombopag for Adults With Liver Disease

The thrombopoietin receptor agonist is for severe thrombocytopenia in adults with chronic liver disease who are scheduled to undergo an invasive procedure. International Approvals

New Approaches to Classification of Personality Disorders

This review provides an update of recent studies which have attempted to evaluate the reliability, validity, and clinical utility of the DSM-5 and ICD-11 models of classifying personality disorder. Current Opinion in Psychiatry

A 31-Year-Old Woman With Chest Pain: USMLE Question

A 31-year-old woman presents with intermittent chest pain. She says the pain is worse after eating but also occurs unpredictably. What's the diagnosis? Osmosis

Patients With Ventricular Assist Devices Presenting to an ED

A better understanding of the ED presentations of patients with LVADs will assist providers in recognizing and managing adverse events in this population. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health

Will AI Replace the Human Echocardiographer?

A new study provides the groundwork for developing a machine learning algorithm that automates several facets of echocardiography--but will there still be a role for the human echocardiographer? Circulation

Why Some People Develop Chronic, Treatment-Resistant Pain

A comprehensive review explores the interactions of biological, social, and psychological factors that contribute to the evolution of treatment-resistant chronic pain. Pain

Of a Certain Age: When Are Radiologists Too Old to Practice?

Some may be surprised to learn that it is legal to require mandatory annual cognitive testing and competency evaluation for physicians. Applied Radiology

Use of E-Cigarettes and Tobacco Products Among Students

This report detailing current prevalence of tobacco product use among adolescents and teens reveals a significant increase in the use of e-cigarettes over the past year. Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report

Overuse of Cardiac Testing

This case study highlights inappropriate use of diagnostic tests to screen for cardiac disease in asymptomatic patients, which may lead to unnecessary costly and potentially harmful procedures. American Family Physician

Real-world Effectiveness of Elbasvir/Grazoprevir in HCV

This study evaluated the effectiveness of EBR/GZR among HCV-infected patients in a real-world clinical setting. Journal of Viral Hepatitis

Listening for the Rhythm of a Conscious Brain

This commentary explores the analysis of EEG activity by machine learning to accurately and objectively determine consciousness status in cases of prolonged disorders of consciousness. Brain

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