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Abuse, Misuse of Antidiarrheal Linked to Serious Heart Problems

Abuse and misuse of the commonly available antidiarrheal medication loperamide has been linked to life-threatening cardiac events, according to a warning issued by the US Food and Drug Administration.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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GP who was struck off for lying to police is allowed back on medical register

A South Yorkshire GP who was struck off in November 2009 for lying to police and to a coroner’s inquest has been allowed back on the medical register after a fitness to practise tribunal found that he had made exceptional efforts at remediation.1  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 4 years ago
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Cardiac Rehabilitation

Physical activity is healthy for your heart—even after you've had a heart attack or bypass surgery. It's important to start out slowly, under the supervision...  
youtube.com
almost 4 years ago
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Eye and Kidney Damage in Diabetes Tied to Heart Problems

Diabetes complications like eye, kidney and nerve damage can all increase the odds of hospitalizations and death from heart problems, a recent study suggests.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Quick Finger-prick Test Reliably Monitors Clozapine Levels

A spot of dried blood on a special filter paper that is then mailed to a laboratory is a way of detecting therapeutic doses of clozapine. It is especially useful in underserviced areas.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Prostatic Utricle Cyst With Chronic Prostatitis

This case study reviews the differential diagnosis of prostatic utricle cyst, which is primarily diagnosed via imaging. How is it differentiated from other types of urological cysts?  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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RA: Creatine Increased Muscle Mass, Not Strength

Patients with RA gained lean muscle mass but not strength or improved physical function in trial of creatine supplementation, showing creatine is not a substitute for resistance training.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Cardiac 'bruising' may predict worse heart attack - BBC News

UK researchers say they have found a new way to tell if a heart attack is more severe and might cause lasting harm - by looking for bruising or bleeding in the heart muscle.  
bbc.co.uk
almost 4 years ago
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Care in the UK: The costs you face - BBC News

As we live longer and with council budgets tight, the care system that supports us in our later years is under increasing pressure. Find out the costs you might face.  
bbc.co.uk
almost 4 years ago
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Heart Attack: Signs and Symptoms

Millions of people suffer heart attacks every year. A heart attack can damage the heart’s function, and even lead to death. Learn what happens during a heart...  
youtube.com
almost 4 years ago
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We All Have Hearts -- Let's Help Them Work

Drs Black and Borer talk about the main issues in clinical cardiology and the need for prevention, more research, and new knowledge.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Cardiostim: Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Done the Right Way

Dr John Mandrola reports on a UK team that assessed the impact of a UK National Health Service project to determine the cost-effectiveness of a procedure before making a reimbursement decision.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Frailty in Transplant Survivors Linked to Accelerated Aging

Adult hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) recipients under 65 are at increased risk of frailty and may experience accelerated aging, researchers report.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Rotator Cuff Repair in the Elderly: Is It Worthwhile?

Find out when to consider surgical treatment for rotator cuff tears in the elderly -- and when conservative management might be the better option.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Imaging Case of the Week 208 Answer

On the frontal chest x-ray, the button battery is seen as a double ring (halo), whereas on the lateral chest x-ray, it has a step off. However, it may be difficult to differentiate between a coin and button battery on x-ray.  
emergucate.com
almost 4 years ago
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Medical executives face criminal charges for “misbranded” devices

Two US medical device executives are facing criminal charges for off-label promotion of a device to treat nasal sinus problems.  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 4 years ago
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Schizophrenic Brain Tries to Heal Itself

A novel neuroimaging study suggests that the schizophrenic brain has the ability to repair itself, a finding that may point to new avenues of treatment.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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TAVI, SAVR Outcomes Not Significantly Different in Short Term

Early and midterm outcomes of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) are not significantly different from those of surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) in patients treated for severe aortic stenosis, according to a new meta-analysis.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Can art help people face serious illness? - BBC News

Art may bring real pleasure to people's lives but can it also help them if they are faced with ill health?  
bbc.co.uk
almost 4 years ago
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Cardiac Stress Tests

A cardiac stress test may be ordered if your patient has or is suspected to have coronary artery disease. This test evaluates the heart’s response to stress or exercise.  
youtube.com
almost 4 years ago