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Articles from Physician's Briefings (March 29, 2018)

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Bariatric Surgery Can Lead to Changes in Relationship Status; Increased incidence of divorce/separation in those in a relationship, and new relationship in single patients. Clinical report 242
CDC: Many Adults Not Receiving Sexual Risk Assessments; 47 percent of women, 23 percent of men with recent sexual activity received risk assessment in past year. 251
Change in BMI During Puberty Tied to Later Heart Failure Risk; However, childhood BMI not independently associated with risk of heart failure. 244
Dining Out Linked to Phthalates Exposure in U.S. Population; Teen high consumers of food outside the home had 55 percent higher ?androgen-disruptor levels. 252
Duration of Antibiotics Often Exceeds Guidelines for Sinusitis; More than 90 percent of non-azithromycin antibiotic courses were 10 days or longer for acute sinusitis. 221
Islet Transplantation Improves Quality of Life in T1DM; Also decreases severe hypoglycemic events; findings among T1DM patients participating in a phase 3 trial. 190
Lower Thromboembolic Risk With New A-Fib After CABG Versus NVAF; Thromboembolic risk lower for postoperative atrial fibrillation s/p CABG versus nonvalvular a-fib. 256
Non-Invasive Test Can Detect Urothelial Cancer; When combined with cytology, UroSEEK detected 95 percent of patients who developed bladder cancer. 208
Non-Targeted HIV Testing in ER Acceptable to Patients; The program, in South Africa, identifies a high number of cases, including undiagnosed ones. Clinical report 278
Nurse Education Improves Post-Op Survival in Dementia Patients; Findings show lower post-surgical mortality among patients with Alzheimer's disease. 203
Pharmacists Have Responsibility to Check Opioid Rx Are Legitimate; Pharmacists should document their efforts to make sure rx are written for legitimate medical purposes. 237
Relapse in Major Depression Linked to Brain Cortical Changes; Significant decline of insular volume and dorsolateral prefrontal from baseline to follow-up. Clinical report 236
Scale of Online Marketplace for Marijuana Increasing; Online marijuana searches grew by 98 percent as a proportion of all searches from 2005 to 2017. 246
Traumatic Brain Injury Rare for Children With Isolated Vomiting; Children presenting with head injury with isolated vomiting rarely have clinically important TBI. 257

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