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AAFP Wants GME $$ Decoupled From Hospitals

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 6:45pm
WASHINGTON (MedPage Today) -- Graduate medical education should mostly take place in the community -- where Americans get most of their care -- rather than in hospitals, the American Academy of Family Physicians urged Monday.

TCT: No Harm, No Foul With Triple Therapy (CME/CE)

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 5:37pm
WASHINGTON (MedPage Today) -- Limiting the length of triple therapy for stent patients who require anticoagulation does not increase the benefit or reduce the risk in this population, researchers reported.

TCT: Bivalirudin Cuts Bleeding in PCI

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 5:15pm
WASHINGTON (MedPage Today) -- A prolonged infusion of bivalirudin (AngioMax) around percutaneous coronary intervention reduced bleeding compared with heparin, with or without glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibition, a Chinese trial showed.

Meet the Living Systematic Review (CME/CE)

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 5:11pm
(MedPage Today) -- Flawed and stale: Can we chart a new course for dynamically updated and corrected systematic reviews and meta-analyses?

Generic Statins Boost Patient Adherence, Outcomes

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 5:04pm
(MedPage Today) -- Going off-brand for statin medication modestly improved adherence and cardiovascular outcomes, an observational study showed.

Chiro Tx Helps Back-Related Leg Pain (CME/CE)

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 5:00pm
(MedPage Today) -- Patients with back-related leg pain who received spinal manipulative therapy plus home exercise and advice had less pain and greater mobility after 12 weeks relative to exercise and advice alone in a randomized trial.

Nicotine Tied to Insulin Response in Healthy Mice

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 4:51pm
(MedPage Today) -- Acute nicotine exposure promoted insulin resistance in non-obese, nondiabetic mice, while chronic exposure increased insulin sensitivity, researchers stated.

Seven days: 5–11 September 2014

news@nature - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 4:21pm

The week in science: NIH finds forgotten ricin, scientists discover massive dinosaur, and greenhouse gases hit record highs.

Nature 513 148 doi: 10.1038/513148a

TCT: DAPT for 6 Months Safe and Effective (CME/CE)

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 4:18pm
WASHINGTON (MedPage Today) -- Six months of dual antiplatelet therapy after implantation of a second generation drug-eluting stent (DES) prevented major cardiovascular events just as effectively as 12 months.

'Healthy' Diets Don't Seem to Reduce MS Risk

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 4:00pm
BOSTON (MedPage Today) -- Dietary patterns in women did not appear to influence their risk of developing multiple sclerosis, according to a large study with 2 decades of follow-up.

TCT Hallway Buzz: PARTNER I Results

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 2:30pm
WASHINGTON (MedPage Today) -- Evidence for the safety and efficacy of transcatheter aortic valve replacement continues to mount, and now 5 year results from PARTNER I also demonstrate durability. Watch exclusive On The Scene videos including PARTNER panelist Zoltan G. Turi, MD.

Mixed Results With Thoracic RT in Advanced SCLC

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 2:00pm
SAN FRANCISCO (MedPage Today) -- Thoracic radiotherapy failed to improve 1-year survival in patients with advanced small cell lung cancer, but 2-year survival did improve significantly, a randomized trial showed.

GLP-1 Plus Insulin Betters Glycemic Control

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 1:01pm
(MedPage Today) -- The combination of GLP-1 agonists and basal insulin beat other type 2 diabetes treatments at lowering HbA1c and improving glycemic control, researchers found.

Planning Data Management Education Initiatives: Process, Feedback, and Future Directions

eScholarship@UMMS - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 12:16pm

Educating researchers in sound data management skills is a hot topic in today’s data intensive research world. Librarians across the country and the world are taking the lead in offering this training to their campus research communities. In Fall, 2013, the Data Curation Librarian at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, held a one-day “Data Management Basics” Workshop geared towards graduate students in engineering and science disciplines based on the New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum. Students were asked to complete a pre-workshop survey and a series of seven post-module surveys throughout the day. This article discusses the results of the survey feedback, the planning process, and elaborates on important variables in planning data management training initiatives, such as disciplinary adjustments and time constraints. The article concludes with a discussion of the author’s future plans for providing training initiatives based on the feedback he received.

Hypoparathyroid Drug Gets Nod From FDA Panel

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:54am
(MedPage Today) -- An FDA advisory committee voted 8-5 in favor of approval of a novel drug for hypoparathyroidism, according to drugmaker NPS Pharmacueticals.

CardioBreak: Long Work Week, Sex Hormones

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:39am
(MedPage Today) -- Cardiology-related news from the past week from around the Web.

NASA to send 3D printer into space

news@nature - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:21am

Machine will let astronauts create parts to order.

Nature 513 156 doi: 10.1038/513156a

Chinese data hint at trigger for fatal quake

news@nature - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:21am

Seismic activity started to rise just as two giant reservoirs on upper Yangtze were being filled with water.

Nature 513 154 doi: 10.1038/513154a

Morning Break: Saxophone Penis, Poetry as a Drug Side Effect

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 9:45am
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff.

TCT: Rx for Bifurcation Lesions -- Hold the Stenting

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 6:49pm
WASHINGTON (MedPage Today) -- When treating bifurcation lesions, "less is more" and one aid to following that mantra is the use of functional-flow reserve technology to guide stenting, researchers said here.
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