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Original Investigation | October 13, 2015 CME

Early Physical Therapy vs Usual Care for Recent-Onset Low Back Pain

This randomized clinical trial evaluates whether early physical therapy is more effective than usual care in improving disability for patients with recent-onset lower back pain.

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Original Investigation | October 13, 2015 CME

Nonprescription Opioid Use in the United States

This population epidemiology study uses national survey data to characterize national trends in prescription opioid use and opioid use disorders and related mortality.

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Original Investigation | October 13, 2015

Epidemiology of Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae

This population epidemiology study characterizes the incidence, clinical characteristics, and resistance mechanisms of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae isolated from patients who received care in 7 US metropolitan areas between 2012 and 2013.

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Review | October 13, 2015

Evaluation and Treatment of Pericarditis

This systematic review summarizes published evidence on the causes, diagnosis, therapy, prevention, and prognosis of pericarditis.

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Working Late, Courting Stroke

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Antimicrobials at the End of Life

This Viewpoint discusses the risks and benefits of antimicrobial use at the end of life and calls for goal-directed counseling about infection management in advance care planning.

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Evidence-Based Clinical Prevention and Affordable Care Act

This Viewpoint clarifies US Preventive Services Task Force recommendations as they apply to insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

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October 13, 2015

RCT of physical therapy for low back pain, review of pericarditis, opioid use disorders in the US, and more.

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Recurrent Painful Abdominal Rash

An 80-year-old woman with diabetes, hypertension, and TIAs presented with a painful rash on her flank. She had no fever, systemic symptoms, joint pain, or skin thickening; a punch biopsy showed a vacuolar interface dermatitis pattern.

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