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Articles from Physician's Briefings (February 27, 2018)

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AAN: Adherence to DASH Diet May Reduce Risk of Depression; For older adults, positive correlation identified for the Western diet with depression over time. Clinical report 214
CABG May Be Best for Patients With DM, LV Dysfunction; Fewer adverse cardiac, cerebrovascular events, deaths with cardiac artery bypass graft than PCI. 316
Chromosomal Abnormalities, Miscarriage More Likely After 40; But older women have no increased risk of congenital malformations, stillbirth versus those aged 20-34. 249
COPD Hospitalizations, Deaths, Prevalence Higher in Rural Areas; Higher for those living in rural areas than those in micropolitan or metropolitan areas. 244
Early Studies Often Show Exaggerated Treatment Effect; Findings based on assessment of trials evaluating drugs, devices to treat chronic medical conditions. 254
Female Infertility Tied to Asthma Managed With Rescue Inhalers; No link to infertility for those with former asthma, or for those with asthma preventer medications. 261
Low Risk of Serotonin Syndrome for Triptans + SSRI/SNRI; Researchers question FDA advisory warning on risk of concomitant use. 247
Medical Marijuana Laws Not Tied to Increases in Teen Use; Findings based on 11 separate studies using data from four, large-scale U.S. surveys. 161
New Domes Technique Reliable for Primary Rhinoplasty; Technique allows for precise estimation of the long-term outcome of rotation of the nasal tip. 211
Race, Insurance Status Affects Job Status After Breast Cancer; African-American race and uninsured, publicly insured status linked to diminished employment. 202
RBC, Plasma Transfusions Drop From 2011 to 2014; Red blood cell and plasma transfusions decreased, while platelet transfusions remained stable. 262
Sleeve Gastrectomy Tied to Drop in GDM, Excessive Fetal Growth; Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy also tied to SGA and low birth weight neonates, lower c-section rates. 258
Treatment Effect of Fenofibrate Varies in Patients With T2DM; Treatment effect is greater in patients with dyslipidemia; absolute risk reduction of 2.15 percent. 251
Varicose Veins May Increase Likelihood of Blood Clots; Possible increased risk of pulmonary embolism, peripheral artery disease less clear. 245
Women With Non-Obstructive CAD May Suffer From Myocardial Scars; Cardiac MR accurately diagnoses; myocardial scars may affect 8 percent of women with non-obstructive CAD. 284

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