Recommendations for the Prescription of Opioids at Discharge After Abdominopelvic Surgery

JAMA Surgery
May 26, 2020

Current guidance for the prescription of opioids at discharge after abdominopelvic surgery is heterogeneous and rarely supported by evidence.

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Adults with Dissociative Seizures (CODES)

The Lancet
May 25, 2020

Adults with dissociative seizures might benefit from the addition of dissociative seizure-specific CBT to specialist care from neurologists and psychiatrists.

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Cardiovascular Implications of Fatal Outcomes of Patients with COVID-19

JAMA Cardiol.
May 22, 2020

Myocardial injury is significantly associated with fatal outcome of COVID-19, while the prognosis of patients with underlying CVD but without myocardial injury is relatively favorable.

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Olive Oil Consumption and Cardiovascular Risk in US Adults

J Am Coll Cardiol.
May 21, 2020

Higher olive oil intake was associated with lower risk of CHD and total CVD in 2 large prospective cohorts of U.S. men and women.

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Glucosamine Use, Inflammation, and Genetic Susceptibility, and Incidence of Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes Care
May 20, 2020

Findings indicate that glucosamine use is associated with a lower risk of incident T2D.

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Interaction of serum vitamin B12 and folate with MTHFR genotypes on risk of ischemic stroke

AAN Neurology
May 19, 2020

The risk of first ischemic stroke was significantly higher in hypertensive patients with low levels of both folate and B(12)

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FDA Authorizes First Standalone At-Home Sample Collection Kit

FDA
May 18, 2020

FDA authorized an at-home sample collection kit that can then be sent to specified laboratories for COVID-19 diagnostic testing.

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FDA Approves First Drug for Fourth-Line Treatment of Advanced GIST

FDA
May 18, 2020

FDA approved Qinlock (ripretinib) tablets as the first new drug specifically approved as a fourth-line treatment for advanced gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST).

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Echocardiographic Results of Transcatheter Versus SAVR in Low-Risk Patients

Circulation
May 15, 2020

In patients with severe aortic stenosis and low surgical risk, TAVR with the SAPIEN 3 valve was associated with similar percentage of moderate or severe AR compared with SAVR but higher percentage of mild AR.

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