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WHO: Ebola Outbreak Is Now Under Control

Ebola is still a life-threatening virus, although there are treatments and prevention strategies. How does this Ebola outbreak compare with the 2014 outbreak? To find out, read more.

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Severe Eczema Raises CV Risk

In a new study, researchers evaluated the risk for various cardiovascular outcomes among patients with severe and active atopic eczema compared with healthy controls.

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CDC: Individuals With High HIV Risk Not Screened Often Enough

Following an analysis of survey data from nearly 12,000 respondents, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have released a report on the frequency of HIV testing among various patient populations with and without high HIV risk.

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FDA Approves New Nocturia Treatment

Following the success of 3 randomized trials and 1 open-label extension trial, the US Food and Drug Administration has approved a new sublingual tablet for the treatment of certain adults with nocturia.

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Alzheimer Disease in Persons With Learning Disorders—What Is the Connection?

In a newly published study, researchers explored the connection between the presence of learning disorders and the later development of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer disease.

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Sofosbuvir: Is it Effective for Hep C Genotypes 2 and 3?

In an analysis of data from 18 randomized controlled studies, researchers examined the safety and efficacy of sofosbuvir-containing regimens on rates of sustained virological response and adverse events in patients with hepatitis C virus genotypes 2 and 3 infection.

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Inappropriate Antibiotics for ARIs: What are the leading causes?

In a recent study, researchers sought to characterize antibiotic prescribing among outpatients with acute respiratory infections during influenza season and identify targets for the reduction of inappropriate antibiotic prescribing.

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Trending in Gastro News: Marijuana for IBD, Optimal UC Treatments, and More

See what gastroenterology news your colleagues have been reading.

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Psoriasis and PsA: New Dietary Recommendations Issued

In a new set of recommendations, the National Psoriasis Foundation Medical Board has addressed the impact of diet on psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

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ATS Releases New Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia Diagnostic Guideline

The American Thoracic Society has published a new clinical practice guideline to help clinicians diagnose primary ciliary dyskinesia, a respiratory disorder that often is misdiagnosed or goes undiagnosed in children with it.

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Epinephrine Is Underused During Serious Reactions

 Previous research has suggested that emergency use and daily carriage of epinephrine auto-injectors is inadequate. In a recent study, researchers sought to explore rates of EAI carriage and barriers to use.

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Common Causes of Death Following Nonfatal Opioid Overdose Identified

With the growing US opioid epidemic in mind, researchers aimed to determine the risk for mortality, along with the most common causes of death, among more than 76,000 adults who had experienced a nonfatal opioid overdose.

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Diabetes Raises Risk for Postsurgical Complications

Because few studies have evaluated the association of diabetes and HbA1c with postoperative outcomes, researchers aimed to investigate this potential relationship further in a cohort of 7565 surgical inpatients.

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Dacryocystocele

Dacryocystocele is a congenital anomaly in which a cyst forms following nasolacrimal duct obstruction.

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Pearls of Wisdom: Apathy in Alzheimer Disease

Apathy in Alzheimer disease is the loss of interest and motivation in daily activities not attributable to another cause or comorbidity, such as depression.

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Interactive Quiz: What Is Causing This Woman’s Swollen, Red, and Tingling Finger?

Welcome to Consultant360's latest interactive diagnostic quiz. Over the next few pages, we'll present a case and ask you to make the diagnosis and treat the patient. Along the way, we'll provide details about the case, and at the end, we'll share the patient's outcome.

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VTE Is Highly Prevalent in Some Hematologic Cancers

In a new study that was presented at the 2018 ASCO Annual Meeting, researchers investigated the prevalence of venous thromboembolism in patients with various types of hematologic malignancies, as well as the effects of VTE on hospital length of stay and healthcare costs in this patient population.

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Does Stress Increase the Risk for Autoimmune Diseases?

In a recent study, researchers investigated the association between stress-related psychiatric disorders and the risk for developing 41 autoimmune diseases.

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