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Original Investigation | May 19, 2015 FREE CME

Oral Steroids for Acute Sciatica Due to Herniated Lumbar Disk

This randomized trial reports that among patients with acute sciatica due to a herniated lumbar disk, a short course of oral steroids resulted in modestly improved function and no improvement in pain compared with placebo.
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Prevalence of Cerebral Amyloid Pathology in Persons Without Dementia

This participant-level meta-analysis explores the association of amyloid biomarkers with age, APOE genotype, sex, education, and presence of cognitive impairment among persons without dementia.

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Original Investigation | May 19, 2015

Prevalence of Positive Amyloid PET Scans in People With Dementia

This participant-level meta-analysis estimates the prevalence of PET scan–measured amyloid in Alzheimer disease participants and its associations with age, sex, education, cognitive function, and APOE genotype.

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Review | May 19, 2015

Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation

This narrative review summarizes stroke risk prediction tools and strategies to prevent stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation.
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Viewpoint | May 22, 2015 FREE ONLINE FIRST

Lessons From the Indiana HIV Outbreak

This Viewpoint examines federal and state needle and syringe exchange program policies in light of a recent HIV outbreak among injection drug users in Indiana.

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Viewpoint | May 21, 2015 FREE ONLINE FIRST

Curbing the Diabetes Pandemic

This Viewpoint advocates for systemic policy initiatives, such as incentivizing the building of health food supermarkets in low-income food deserts, to facilitate healthy lifestyle behaviors as a means to curb the worldwide diabetes epidemic.

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Viewpoint | May 19, 2015

Hospital Quality Reporting by US News & World Report

This Viewpoint discusses why US News & World Report reports on hospital quality, how performance is evaluated, and what evolution in data sources and methods may be anticipated.

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Scientific Discovery and the Future of Medicine

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Interview with Harley Goldberg, DO, author of Oral Steroids for Acute Radiculopathy Due to a Herniated Lumbar Disk: A Randomized Clinical Trial

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Video Summary: Medical Applications of 3D Printing Technologies (3:53)

Mark H. Michalski, MD, explains 3D printing and describes the application of this technology in clinical medicine, education, and patient communication.

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This interactive includes Doppler echocardiography findings from a patient with a heart murmur. How do you interpret these test results?

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Iris Heterochromia and Unilateral Eyelash Hypertrichosis

An 87-year-old woman with a history of open-angle glaucoma in her right eye presented with longer, thicker eyelashes on the right side compared with the left.

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