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March 6, 2019

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Dopamine Agonists in Parkinson Disease: When Patients Can’t Stop Themselves

Longitudinal data strengthen the association between these medications and impulse control disorders.

Impulse control disorders (ICDs), including compu...

March 6, 2019

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Uncertainty Raised in Use of Fluoxetine for Poststroke Motor Recovery

The large randomized, controlled FOCUS trial showed no motor benefit from 6 months of fluoxetine use after stroke.

A previous randomized study (FLAME; NEJM J...

July 7, 2018

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Hydrochlorothiazide Is Associated with Modest Excess Risk for Melanoma

This drug previously has been linked to excess risk for nonmelanoma skin cancer.

Hydrochlorothiazide use is associated with excess risk for lip and nonmelan...

June 19, 2018

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As-Needed Inhaled Steroids plus Long-Acting Bronchodilators for Mild Asthma

This combination was as effective as daily inhaled steroids for preventing exacerbation.

Current asthma guidelines recommend daily low-dose inhaled ste...

June 13, 2018

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Preventive Cognitive Therapy Enhances Outcomes in Patients on Antidepressants

Patients receiving this therapy can taper their medications and do as well as those who continue them but do best when also maintaining medication.

T...

May 22, 2018

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Take Second (and Maybe Third) BP Readings in Routine Follow-Up for Hypertension

In a third of patients with elevated blood pressures on initial readings, second readings were lower than 140/90 mm Hg.

The American Heart Associa...

April 29, 2018

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Monotherapy with Metformin vs. Sulfonylureas for Type 2 Diabetes with Impaired Kidney Function

In an observational study, metformin was associated with fewer deaths at 5 years.

In 1995, the FDA approved metformin for patients w...

April 23, 2018

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In Resistant Hypertension, Is Spironolactone or Clonidine a Better Choice for a Fourth Drug?

The two drugs performed similarly, but spironolactone might be an easier medication to add.

Resistant hypertension is an infrequent bu...

April 7, 2018

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How Broad Are the Benefits of SGLT-2 Inhibitors?

Compared with other agents, SGLT-2 inhibitors were associated with improved outcomes in real-world patients from 6 countries.

Clinical trials have shown that sodium-glucose cotra...

March 24, 2018

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What Is the Evidence for Current Ataxia Treatments?

The American Academy of Neurology guideline subcommittee reviewed the evidence.

Sponsoring Organization: The guideline development, dissemination, and implementation subcommit...

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