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Articles from Physician's Briefings (October 15, 2018)

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?-Blockers in 1st Trimester Do Not Up Congenital Malformations; No large increase in the risk for overall, cardiac malformations in international cohort. 276
Active Pharmaceuticals ID'd in >700 Dietary Supplements; More than 20 percent of the 776 adulterated products contained more than one unapproved ingredient. 240
Age, Sex Affect Extended Post-Concussion Symptoms in Children; Female sex, pre-injury mood problems, lower family income, family discord tied to ongoing symptoms. 263
ASA: Review Links Opioids With Complications Post-Spine Surgery; Higher postoperative pain score, worse quality of life for post-op pain management with opioids. 236
Cannabinoids Mildly Effective for Treating MS Symptoms in Adults; Review shows limited effectiveness for aiding spasticity, pain, bladder dysfunction. 163
Cases Show Periodic Fasting May Cut Medication Use in T2DM; Discontinuation of insulin, other diabetes medications seen in case series of three patients. 242
Cataract Surgery Tied to Drop in Cognitive Decline in Seniors; Decline in episodic memory scores seen with older age slower after versus before cataract surgery. Clinical report 243
High Variability in Metabolic Measures May Up Mortality; Even greater risk for mortality, CV events in presence of several high-variability metabolic parameters. 248
Hospitalization Tied to Brain Abnormalities in Older Adults; Critical illness, major infection linked to smaller brain volumes, especially region implicated in Alzheimer's. Clinical report 284
In NSCLC, Longer Survival With Brigatinib Than Crizotinib; Longer progression-free survival in those with ALK-positive dz who did not previously take ALK inhibitor. 257
More Socioeconomic Challenges for Hispanic Women With HIV; Hispanic/Latina women receive more ancillary services than men and have similar clinical outcomes. 240
Number of Children Not Receiving Vaccines Slightly Increased; However, coverage with most recommended vaccines among children aged 19 to 35 months stable, high. 270
Population Density, Structure Impact Length of Flu Season; Larger cities with higher base transmission potentials have more diffuse influenza epidemics. 222
Without Medicaid Expansion, Poor Patients Forgo Medical Care; Seventeen states have not expanded Medicaid, and expansion is an election issue in several states. 266

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