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July 30, 2012

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  • Lipids vs Lipoproteins vs Particle Number

    In this study population with a 2% average risk of a major coronary event per year, LDL cholesterol, apolipoproteins, and LDL particle concentrations had similar and strong associations for major vascular events. The independent predictive value of HDL measures is less clear.
  • Diabetes as a Risk Factor for Hematologic Malignancy

    In a meta-analysis of current observational (both case-control and prospective cohort) studies evaluating the potential association between type 2 diabetes mellitus and the incidence of hematological malignancy, an increased risk for non-Hodgkin lymphoma and leukemia was demonstrated as well as a trend toward an increased risk for myeloma.
  • Tanning Beds Revisited

    The practice of tanning by artificial means, such as by sunlamps or sunbeds, continues to be popular, particularly in young people despite the acknowledged risk for increased skin cancer.
  • ICU Privacy Curtains are Contaminated with Potentially Pathogenic Bacteria

    When routinely cultured, essentially all ICU privacy curtains were found to be contaminated with potential pathogens at least some of the time. Recovered organisms included methicillin-resistant staphylococci and vancomycin-resistant enterococci.
  • Brief Report

    While Prevnar 13 has received FDA approval for use in adults aged 50 years and older, the CDC recommends continued use of the 23-valent polysaccharide pneumococcal vaccine until further information becomes available.
  • Pharmacology Update

    A BETA-3 ADRENERGIC AGONIST HAS BEEN APPROVED FOR the treatment of overactive bladder in adults. Mirabegron differs from other agents approved for this same indication, such as oxybutynin, tolterodine, solifenacin, darifenacin, etc., which are anticholinergic/antimuscarinic agents. Mirabegron is marketed by Astellas Pharma as Myrbetriq.
  • Clinical Briefs

    Clinical Briefs: Coffee Might be One Less Thing We Have to Worry About; ED, Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms, and Ejaculatory Dysfunction; The Allure of Shared Medical Appointments in Diabetes Care
  • CME Questions/CME Objectives/CME Instructions