In patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations, point-of-care testing of C-reactive protein (CRP) level decreased antibiotic use without affecting clinical outcomes, a randomized controlled trial found.
An accompanying editorial said that the current review supports a superior benefit profile of non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs) in patients with atrial fibrillation and early-stage chronic kidney disease (CKD).
A 54-year-old man is evaluated for a 6-month history of right shoulder pain. He describes the pain as moderately severe aching that is diffusely localized over the shoulder without radiation to the arm. Following a physical exam, what is the most likely diagnosis?
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