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Oral Beats Topical Isotretinoin for Treatment of Warts

September 21, 2017. 7:00 PM EST. Oral treatment shows better, earlier response than topical isotretinoin Read article


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

Half of Repeat Antibiotics in Australia Extend Initial Rx

September 19, 2017 More than one in five occur at least one month after the initial prescription

Drills Assess ER Response to Communicable Disease

September 18, 2017 Median time from entry to masking was 1.5 minutes; from entry to isolation was 8.5 minutes

Expected Burden of Lung Cancer High for People Living With HIV

September 18, 2017 PLWH who adhere to antiretroviral tx but smoke are substantially more likely to die from lung cancer

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

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

EHR Data May Beat Claims Data in Assessing Sepsis Incidence

September 15, 2017 Based on clinical data, no change seen in incidence of sepsis, combined outcome of death or discharge

Conjunctivitis Prevalence Higher for Adult Women Than Men

September 15, 2017 Bimodal age distribution; highest rates in children younger than 7, minor mode in early adulthood

‘Science Spin’ Found Prevalent in Biomedical Literature

September 15, 2017 Nature of spin varies, with highest variability in prevalence of spin seen in trials

Assay Can ID M. tuberculosis Resistance Mutations

September 14, 2017 Assay detects mutations associated with resistance to isoniazid, fluoroquinolones, aminoglycosides

Twenty-Seven Viruses Can Be Found in Human Semen

September 14, 2017 Many viruses cause chronic or latent infection, and some cause acute infection, such as Zika and Ebola

Some Aspects of Empathy Improve During Medical Training

September 13, 2017 Decrease in empathy as assessed by JSPE, but overall cognitive empathy improved on the QCAE

Are Physicians Obligated to Help on Planes?

September 12, 2017 One administrative physician explains his sense of obligation to help

‘Modest at Best’ Discriminatory Ability for CBC Test in Infants

September 11, 2017 Findings among febrile infants (≤60 days) with invasive bacterial infections

Zika Virus Preferentially Targets Glioblastoma Stem Cells

September 11, 2017 ZIKV preferentially infects, kills GSCs relative to differentiated tumor progeny, normal neuronal cells