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Amiodarone increases bleeding compared with flecainide or sotalol in patients on anticoagulant therapy
A retrospective analysis of Medicare patients who started an anticoagulant and then amiodarone found that they had a 44% increased risk for bleeding-related hospitalization compared to those on other antiarrhythmics and that this risk was higher with rivaroxaban than apixaban.
Nonsugar sweeteners should not be used for weight loss, WHO guideline states
The World Health Organization (WHO) cited a lack of evidence suggesting that short-term use of nonsugar sweeteners affected body weight or other measures of adiposity, as well as possible long-term undesirable effects on noncommunicable diseases and death.
MKSAP Quiz: Evaluation for risk of rheumatoid arthritis
A 36-year-old woman is evaluated during a routine wellness visit. She is asymptomatic and has no medical problems. Her mother has rheumatoid arthritis, and the patient is concerned that she might also develop the disease. Following a physical exam, what is most likely to reduce this patient's risk for developing rheumatoid arthritis?
Childhood cancer survivors at higher long-term risk for major surgery
In a study that compared survivors with their siblings, the 35-year mean cumulative count of major surgical interventions at least five years after diagnosis was 206.7 per 100 versus 128.9 per 100, respectively.
New ethics case study examines implications of resuscitation approaches
A case study developed by ACP's Ethics, Professionalism, and Human Rights Committee and the Center for Ethics and Professionalism addresses the ethical issues associated with “slow” or “show” codes.
ACP, Annals of Internal Medicine host forum on the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
A full recording of “COVID-19 Is No Longer a Public Health Emergency: Implications for Patients and Clinicians” is available online.
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