Clinical Edge

Summaries of Must-Read Clinical Literature, Guidelines, and FDA Actions

This Week's Must Reads

Adherence Rates to Secondary Prevention Meds, Circulation; ePub 2018 Jan 31; Mathews, et al

Low-Dose CT Screening for Lung Cancer, CHEST; ePub 2018 Jan 25; Mazzone, et al

Catheter Ablation for AF in Patients with HF, N Engl J Med; 2018 Feb 1; Marrouche, et al

Changes in Physical Activity & Risk of HF, Circulation; ePub 2018 Jan 31; Florido, et al

Should Patients with Syncope be Evaluated for PE?, JAMA Intern Med; ePub 2018 Jan 29; Costantino, et al

Clinical Guidelines

Low-Dose CT Screening for Lung Cancer, CHEST; ePub 2018 Jan 25; Mazzone, et al

USPSTF Guidelines for HT in Postmenopausal Women, JAMA; 2017 Dec 12; US Preventive Services Task Force

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Hematology

Is Idarucizumab Safe for Dabigatran Reversal?, N Engl J Med; 2017 Aug 3; Pollack, et al

Sickle Cell Trait & HbA1c in African Americans, JAMA; 2017 Feb 7; Lacy, Wellenius, et al

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Dermatology

Comparing Oral Meds for Toenail Fungal Infection, JAMA; 2018 Jan 23/30; Kreijkamp-Kaspers, et al

Do Bleach Baths Reduce Atopic Dermatitis Severity?, Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol; 2017 Nov; Chopra, et al

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Orthopedics

Intra-Articular Corticosteriods and Knee Osteoarthritis, JAMA; 2016 Dec 27; da Costa, Hari, et al

Physician Time Allocation in Ambulatory Practice, Ann Intern Med; 2016 Dec 6; Sinsky, Colligan, et al

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Practice Management

Does Physician Age Impact Elderly Patient Outcomes?, BMJ; 2017 May 16; Tsugawa, Newhouse, et al

Physician Time Allocation in Ambulatory Practice, Ann Intern Med; 2016 Dec 6; Sinsky, Colligan, et al

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Pain

Postsurgical Opioid Prescribing & Potential Misuse, BMJ; ePub 2018 Jan 17; Brat, Agniel, et al

Pain & Fatigue Variability in Fibromyalgia Patients, J Pain; ePub 2017 Dec 15; Bartley, et al

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Pulmonology

Should Patients with Syncope be Evaluated for PE?, JAMA Intern Med; ePub 2018 Jan 29; Costantino, et al

Are Shorter Regimens of TB Infection Tx Safe?, Pediatrics; ePub 2018 Jan 23; Cruz, et al

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Nephrology

BP Control & Risk of Mortality in Patients with CKD, JAMA Intern Med; ePub 2017 Sep 5; Malhotra, et al

Intensive SBP Lowering & Kidney, CV Outcomes, Ann Intern Med; ePub 2017 Sep 5; Beddhu, et al

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Endocrinology

Labeling of Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators, JAMA; 2017 Nov 28; Van Wagoner, Eichner, et al

Vitamin D & Glycemic Control in Patients with T2D, J Clin Endocrinol Metab; 2017 Sep 1; Mirhosseini, et al

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Sleep Medicine

Sleep Apnea and Mental Health Care, Sleep Health; ePub 2017 May 26; Kaufmann, et al

Sleep Duration & Cardiometabolic Health in Adults, Sleep Health; ePub 2017 Apr 23; Kanagasabai, et al

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