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ICD detection, treatment of arrhythmias not impacted by MRI
Evidence is accumulating that MRIs do not induce clinically significant functional changes in non-MRI-conditional implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs), according to the authors of a recent study that followed the devices' performance for about two years after an MRI.
Cystatin C-based equation performs well for estimating GFR
The European Kidney Function Consortium cystatin C equation, which does not include race- or sex-specific factors, was more accurate than other common equations for predicting glomerular filtration rate (GFR), an international study found.
MKSAP Quiz: 12-week history of night sweats, fevers, weight loss
A 33-year-old man is evaluated for a 12-week history of night sweats, fevers, and weight loss without other localizing symptoms. Medical history is otherwise unremarkable, and he takes no medications. Following a physical exam, lab tests, and other procedures, what is the most appropriate management?
Overdose risk may be highest in week after hospital discharge for patients on long-term opioids
During the first seven days after hospital discharge, patients prescribed long-term opioid therapy overdosed on opioids at a rate six times higher than in other time periods, a retrospective study in one health system found.
Registration, travel discounts available for Internal Medicine Meeting 2023
The meeting is scheduled to take place April 27-29 in San Diego.
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