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70-Gene Signature as an Aid to Treatment Decisions in Early-Stage Breast Cancer

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Early short-term intensive insulin induces type 2 diabetes remission

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Immunogenicity was improved in children aged 9-18 y, but not 1-7 y.

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Rib fractures: thoracic epidural analgesia saves lives

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Pneumonia: Monthly Essentials August 2016

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Atrial septal defect after 40: to close or not to close

The answer: Close. Surgery is safe, effective, and improves cardiac rhythm and pulmonary arterial pressure.

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HIV transmission very low within couples receiving both ART and PrEP

HIV-1-serodiscordant couples should receive ART for the infected partner and PrEP for the uninfected partner.

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LAM-resistant CHB: tenofovir yields 83% viral suppression at 5 y

Adding emtricitabine to tenofovir confers no additional virologic benefit.

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How does natalizumab reduce fatigue?

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Essential tremor: focused ultrasound thalamotomy reduces hand tremor

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OSA: impulse oscillometry parameters may simplify diagnosis

Impulse oscillometry could be a comparatively simple method for detecting OSA.

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