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Discontinuing Low-Dose Aspirin Ups Cardiovascular Risk

September 25, 2017. 7:00 PM EST. Findings in a large study of long-term low-dose aspirin users Read article

OTHER JOURNAL ARTICLES

Concussion May Increase Multiple Sclerosis Risk

September 22, 2017 Findings based upon sustaining at least one concussion during adolescence

Diabetes Insipidus Can Occur After Stopping Vasopressin

September 22, 2017 Incidence may be underestimated due to a paucity of published reports, authors say

Alcohol Aids Cerebellar Deficit From Movement Disorder

September 21, 2017 Cerebellar networks may play key role in symptom generation in these patients

Highest Adverse Effect Rates for Three Drugs in Parkinson’s

September 21, 2017 Incidence rates of dyskinesia were highest with ropinirole; also linked to high incidence of nausea

Steroid Injection Betters Hand Function With Carpal Tunnel

September 21, 2017 Nocturnal wrist splinting also effective, but doesn't improve hand function

Magnesium Levels Tied to Dementia Risk

September 20, 2017 Both too high and too low of levels tied to increased dementia risk

Insurer Market Power Lowers Providers’ Prices

September 20, 2017 Evidence seen for specialists in markets with high provider, insurer concentration

Multicomponent Intervention Linked to Greater Drop in BP

September 19, 2017 Intervention beneficial over 18 months for low-income adults in Argentina with uncontrolled HTN

Total of 0.21 Years Lost Due to Opioid-Related Poisoning Deaths

September 19, 2017 Drug-related poisoning deaths up from 2000 to 2015, with most of the increase due to opioid deaths

ACP Does Not Support Legalization of Assisted Suicide

September 19, 2017 Legalization would affect trust in the patient-physician relationship, and in the medical profession

Greater Benefit for Pioglitazone in High-Risk Patients Post Stroke

September 18, 2017 Patients at higher risk for stroke or MI derive greater benefit from pioglitazone versus low-risk patients

Narrow Networks in ACA Marketplace for Mental Health

September 18, 2017 Plan networks include 11.3 percent of all mental health care providers in given state-level market

Physicians Tweeting About Drugs May Have Conflict of Interest

September 15, 2017 Physicians with financial conflict of interest often mention specific drugs for which they have a conflict

Lower Mortality Risk Seen With Statin Use in Older Men

September 15, 2017 Also tied to a non-significant lower risk of cardiovascular disease events

Doctors Spend Almost Six Hours Per Day on EHR Tasks

September 15, 2017 Clerical and administrative tasks including order entry, billing account for almost half of hours