AHRQ Guideline Clearinghouse Continues... Under New Management
(MedPage Today) -- ECRI takes up AHRQ's mantle, but is basically starting from scratch (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 28, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Combo Biologics in RA? Be Cautious
(MedPage Today) -- Risk of adverse events appeared to be less with tapered doses (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 27, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

VA Medical Center Staffing Still Seems to Be Lagging
(MedPage Today) -- " The big issues have not been addressed, " says head of watchdog group (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 27, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Staffing Shortages Still Loom Large in VA Health
(MedPage Today) -- Medical center directors, physicians in short supply (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 27, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

CV Risks Elevated in Sjogren's Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Risk was highest for heart failure in meta-analysis (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 27, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Was Hospital Water Culpable in a Cluster of Rare HAIs?
(MedPage Today) -- S. koreensis bacteria identified in sinks, faucets of patient rooms (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 26, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

More Insights Into Transformed Lung Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- New information about mutations, treatment history, clinical course (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 26, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Family Risk for Depression Tied to Cognitive Impairment
(MedPage Today) -- First-degree relatives of MDD patients performed worse across all measures of cognition (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 26, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Infection Risk Lower With Orencia vs Anti-TNF
(MedPage Today) -- Increased risk for hospitalized infection with TNF inhibitors was driven largely by infliximab (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 26, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

CMS Issues Final Rule on Shared Savings ACOs
(MedPage Today) -- Also, issues report showing 2017 savings for Next Generation ACO model (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 21, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Justice Ginsburg Treated for Lung Cancer
(MedPage Today) -- Nodules discovered early; found during treatment for broken ribs in November (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 21, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Aggregated Data From Wearables Don't Fully Conceal Individuals' Identities
(MedPage Today) -- Another study points to potential for compromising patient privacy (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 21, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Stroke, Heart Attack Risk Increases in Months Before Cancer Dx
(MedPage Today) -- Fivefold increase seen in month before diagnosis in older adults (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 21, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

IL-1 Blocker Fails for Hand Osteoarthritis
(MedPage Today) -- Pain, function, and structural changes were similar to placebo (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 20, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Nation's Deadliest Drug; Severe Autism Exclusions; Stem Cells for MS
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of neurology and neuroscience (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Two-Drug Regimen Fails to Stem Psoriasis Relapse
(MedPage Today) -- Study looks at costimulatory blockade with abatacept after stopping ustekinumab (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 18, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

New Topical Agents for Eczema Show Promise in Small Trials
(MedPage Today) -- Specialists await creams, ointments that effectively treat common condition (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 17, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Skin-Stripping Test Promising for Inflammatory Skin Diseases
(MedPage Today) -- Protein analysis may help differentiate between eczema, psoriasis (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Quiz Time: What's the Latest FDA Warning?
(MedPage Today) -- You passed medical training, now see if you can pass our weekly quiz (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 15, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Affordable Care Act Struck Down by Texas Judge
(MedPage Today) -- Decision panned by healthcare groups (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 15, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: This Week's Top Picks for Apple and Android
(MedPage Today) -- Must-downloads for medical professionals (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 14, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Abbreviations Can Be Scary, IMHO
(MedPage Today) -- Mistakes in translation can lead to problems with care (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 14, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Severe COPD, Heart Failure a Bad Combo
(MedPage Today) -- Symptoms of undertreated HF are too often confused with COPD (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 14, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Refractory Hypertension in African-Americans: Sleep Apnea May Double Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Analysis suggests that treatment of moderate-to-severe sleep apnea may help improve blood pressure control in high-risk group (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Lack of Progress on Interoperability Frustrates House Members
(MedPage Today) -- Subcommittee chairman says he is " extremely disappointed " (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 11, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Kids' Brains and Gadgets; Record AFM Count; Personalized Alzheimer's Tx
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of neurology and neuroscience (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 11, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

PASDAS: Targeting Multiple Aspects of PsA
(MedPage Today) -- Secukinumab showed efficacy for the various domains of psoriatic arthritis (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

CV Risks Similar in SSc and RA, but SSc More Negatively Impacts QoL (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Multicenter, matched cohort study compares prevalence of comorbidities in systemic sclerosis vs rheumatoid arthritis (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

The Importance of Palliative Nursing Care
(MedPage Today) -- How nurses can cope with the emotional stress of providing hospice care (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Diagnosing Early Lupus from Mimics
(MedPage Today) -- Certain clinical features may distinguish early SLE from other conditions (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 8, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

How Hospitals Can Win with Locum Tenens
(MedPage Today) -- Must reads about the latest news and trends in healthcare careers (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 8, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Preventing RA: Are B Cells a Viable Target? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Preventing progression from pre-arthritis to RA with B cell directed therapies hold promise (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 7, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

BMI Inadequate to ID Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Whole-body fat and other measures may be better risk indicators (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 6, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Showing Patients Carotid Imagery Motivated Risk Reduction Efforts (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Visual images of atherosclerosis spur low- and moderate-risk patients to modify behavior and improve risk biomarkers (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 6, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Narrow Formularies Tied to Drug Errors: Pharmacy Practice News
(MedPage Today) -- Also, delays from prior authorization drugs pose challenge for patient care (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 6, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

The Most Wonderful Mistake the FDA Ever Made
(MedPage Today) -- Milton Packer explains how an FDA error enlightened the practice of medicine (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 5, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Home Telemonitoring Cut HF Mortality at 6 Months
(MedPage Today) -- But meta-analysis showed no impact on 1-year mortality (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 4, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

In-Hospital Costs High for Takayasu's Arteritis
(MedPage Today) -- Risks of cardiovascular complications also high (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 4, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Pelzman's Picks: Should Device Reps Be in the OR?
(MedPage Today) -- Also, how the patient-physician relationship is evolving (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 4, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Could RA Be Prevented?
(MedPage Today) -- Targeting B cells during prodromal phase of rheumatoid arthritis shows promise (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 4, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

CMS Online Tool Can Price Out Surgery: HealthLeaders Media
(MedPage Today) -- Also, high rate of burnout among residency program directors (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 4, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Psychological Distress Declines in U.S. Adults; Use of Services Increases (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Study raises questions about individuals still not receiving treatment despite need (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 3, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Understanding Results From the PEXIVAS Trial
(MedPage Today) -- Anny Wu, DO, discusses the largest trial on AAV (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 3, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Vascular Surgery Outcomes Predicted with Simple Frailty Test
(MedPage Today) -- Assessment indicates the likelihood of post-surgical mortality and loss of independence (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

' The NRA Swerved Into Our Lane': What We Heard This Week
(MedPage Today) -- Quotable quotes from MedPage Today's sources (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Medicare Part D Proposal Draws Criticism, Praise
(MedPage Today) -- Groups disagree over whether more competition is helpful for " protected class " drugs (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Why Do Patients Withhold Information?
(MedPage Today) -- Survey respondents report embarrassment, fear of being judged by clinicians (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Novel Antipsychotic Curbed Weight Gain, Drugmaker Says
(MedPage Today) -- Olanzapine/samidorphan showed less weight gain versus olanzapine alone in phase III trial (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Radiofrequency Pulses End Back Pain
(MedPage Today) -- Probes guided to herniated disk appears to enhance pain relief and healing (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Bad Docs Give Up Licenses, But Not Medical Practice
(MedPage Today) -- More than 250 surrender licenses in one state, but still practice in another (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 30, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news