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Articles from Physician's Briefings (September 25, 2018)

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AAP Report Addresses Managing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder; Recommendations developed to support pediatric providers in managing patients with FASD diagnosis. Clinical report 251
Cancer-Related Gene Variations Frequently Reclassified; 24.9 percent of variants of uncertain significance were reclassified at a single commercial laboratory. 282
Components of Pharmacist-Led Discharge Counseling Vary; Use of a dosage schedule, teach-back technique more commonly reported in studies outside the U.S. 211
Critics Demand Stop to 'Guinea Pig' Sepsis Clinical Trial; Clovers trial seeks to determine which IV fluids, vasopressors combo works best to curb sepsis. 212
Education Can Up Emotional Intelligence in Residents; Increase in total EI median scores, stress management composite score after intervention. 206
Facebook Program Doesn't Up Smoking Abstinence at One Year; But, intervention engaged young adults, increased abstinence at end of three-month treatment. 292
High-Risk Anticholinergics Prescribed to 6 Percent of Elderly; Correlates of receiving prescription include female sex, specific physician specialty, geographic region. 254
In 2016, Proportion of Uninsured Americans Down to 10 Percent; Larger reductions in uninsured rate in Medicaid expansion states, from 15.3 to 7.6 percent. 263
Inflammatory Back Pain Resolves in Many Patients; Progression to SpA in 30 percent of patients; uveitis, male sex, family history predict progression. 249
Initial Abx Feasible Alternative for Uncomplicated Appendicitis; At five years, cumulative incidence of appendicitis recurrence 39.1 percent with antibiotic treatment. 257
Lack of CHD4 Leads to Abnormal Myofibrils, Heart Defects; Mutation results in failed repression of non-cardiac muscle protein production in developing heart cells. 204
Novel Immunotherapy May Up Survival in Melanoma Brain Mets; Findings in patients receiving checkpoint blockade immunotherapy for melanoma brain metastases. 259
Physician-Group ACOs Generate Medicare Savings; Savings grow with longer participation and are significantly higher than hospital-integrated ACOs. 312
Positive Link Between Air Pollution, Diagnosis of Dementia; In multipollutant models, only nitrogen dioxide, PM2.5 remained significant. 253
Total Diabetes at 14 Percent in U.S. Adults for 2013-2016; Prevalence of diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes 9.7 and 4.3 percent; prevalence increased with age. 230

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