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A new study shows a statistical association between PDE5 inhibitor use and melanoma and potential biological explanation, tempered by several caveats. Key questions remain unanswered.

Is new-onset AF linked to an acute precipitant less likely to recur than spontaneous AF? Is it any less dangerous? A new study finds answers in Framingham data.

Psychiatrist - clinical track

Tue, 2015-06-30 14:28 -- jleo

The College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience is recruiting for a Psychiatrist (clinical-track) to work in Psychiatric Inpatient Unit and Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) for our growing department, at the Instructor, Assistant, Associate or Professor level. This position will support the University’s mission and commitment to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff and all our activities. 

AF risk increases with obesity.

A recent literature analysis found a 10% to 29% excess risk for AF conferred by incremental increases in BMI. The study in 9 slides, here.

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Undiagnosed lung disease in smokers, the impact of guidelines for community-acquired pneumonia in children, and climate change and asthma attacks make headlines in the respiratory news.

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How do NSAIDS stack up to COX inhibitors and glucocortocoids in acute gout? This article summarizes a Cochrane review of 23 trials involving 2200 patients.

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A review of ischemic optic neuropathies--arteritic and nonarteritic.

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