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Gout flares may precede cardiovascular events

A retrospective study found that gout patients who experienced an acute myocardial infarction or stroke had significantly higher odds of a recent gout flare in the preceding four months than those who did not.

Social isolation during pandemic may have raised CV event risk, AHA says

A new scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA) reported research on social isolation published through July 2021 to examine the relationship between social isolation and cardiovascular and brain health.

MKSAP Quiz: 4-month history of progressive exertional dyspnea

A 57-year-old woman is evaluated for a 4-month history of progressive exertional dyspnea and occasional chest pain and palpitations. She has limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis with Raynaud phenomenon and gastroesophageal reflux disease. Following a physical exam and lab tests, what is the most appropriate diagnostic test?

NJ licensure during COVID-19 offers example of how to meet workforce demand

Temporary licensure of out-of-state practitioners, along with telehealth waivers, may be a valuable, short-term solution to mitigating health care workforce shortages during public health emergencies, researchers said.

Antidepressant data show only small improvement over placebo, meta-analysis finds

A recent analysis looked at 232 randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials of drug monotherapy for major depressive disorder submitted by drug developers to the FDA between 1979 and 2016.

Register now for live, in-person POCUS courses in the greater Chicago area

Courses on foundational point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) skills for internists, ultrasound-guided procedures, and advanced skills for outpatient practice will be held in November in Rosemont, Ill.

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