November 15, 2018
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Is There a Connection Between Vitamin D and Fracture Prevention?
After conducting an extensive investigation, researchers did not find that vitamin D prevents falls or fractures.
Neighborhood Socioeconomic Status Associated With Infection Risk, But Not Sepsis
Based on a large, national, prospective cohort study, lower neighborhood socioeconomic status was associated with a higher incidence of hospitalizations for infection (but not sepsis) at presentation.
Who Really Needs Intensive Blood Pressure Control?
A patient baseline characteristics level analysis of the SPRINT and ACCORD trials resulted in the creation of a simple algorithm for identifying high-risk patients who experienced fewer major cardiac events without increased serious adverse events from intensive blood pressure therapy.
Human Papillomavirus Vaccine (Gardasil 9)
The FDA has approved a supplemental application to expand the indication for human papillomavirus 9-valent vaccine (HPV-9) to include men and women 27-45 years of age.
Identify 4 Major Findings in New-onset Chest Pain Patient
The ECG in the figure was obtained from a patient with new-onset chest pain. He was hemodynamically stable at the time the tracing was obtained. In addition to the artifact that is most pronounced in the lateral chest leads, there are four major findings. Admittedly, two findings are subtle. How many findings can you identify?