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Multipart primary care intervention reduces unnecessary use of antibiotics for UTIs in women

A trial in Germany found that primary care practices where patients and physicians received information on guideline recommendations and antibiotic resistance and physicians received feedback were less likely to use antibiotics for uncomplicated urinary tract infections (UTIs).

Higher fecal hemoglobin concentration on FIT may support shorter screening interval

Patients with a hemoglobin concentration on fecal immunochemical testing (FIT) in the range directly below the positive result cutoff had significantly increased risk of adenoma on follow-up screening compared to those with lower results, a new analysis from Germany found.

MKSAP Quiz: Follow-up of hypoparathyroidism

A 57-year-old man is evaluated during routine follow-up of hypoparathyroidism. He underwent resection of locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue base and received adjuvant radiation therapy. Hypoparathyroidism developed after treatment. Serum calcium, magnesium, and urine calcium excretion are measured. What measurement should also be obtained for management of this patient's hypoparathyroidism?

Patch monitor screening for atrial fibrillation may be cost-effective in high-risk patients

Wearing patch monitors for two weeks of atrial fibrillation screening provided economic value in gained quality-adjusted life-years for high-risk older patients, according to a new analysis of a randomized trial.

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