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Rivaroxaban: It's Not Time to Cut the Rope, Yet

The warfarin arm of the ROCKET AF trial used a faulty INR device, leading to calls for independent verification of the study. Dr Mandrola agrees but is reassured by the real-world data on rivaroxaban.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Hypopigmentation of newborn skin

A full term baby girl was initially seen on the neonatal unit with respiratory distress, thought to be transient tachypnoea of the newborn. While on the unit she was noted to have a hypopigmented, whorl-like pattern extending over her right arm, leg, torso, and back. Examination was otherwise normal, with good tone, active movements, and a good suck.  
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over 4 years ago
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Upper-Arm Girth Plus BMI May Sharpen HF Risk Prediction

Unlike a more commonly used body measurement, arm circumference at the biceps as a proxy for lean body mass complements body-mass index for risk stratification, at least in a Japanese cohort study.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Physiotherapy for pain and disability in adults with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) types I and II | Cochrane

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a painful and disabling condition. Most commonly it affects a person's arm and hand or leg and foot and may occur after a traumatic injury. There are two types of CRPS: CRPS I in which there is no nerve injury, and CRPS II in which there is a nerve injury. Guidelines recommend physiotherapy, which could include different kinds of exercise therapy or electrotherapy for instance, along with other medical treatments for treating the pain and disability associated with CRPS. However, we do not know how well these treatments work.  
cochrane.org
over 4 years ago
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Oncologists Incensed Over CMS Proposal for Part B Drugs

A new two-phase model designed to reduce Medicare expenditures and improve value has the oncology community up in arms, in that it will do more damage than good.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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What I learnt this week: The dilemma of the ‘last’ patient #WILTW

It is late at night. Your shift should have ended a while ago. The department has started to quieten down. You check there are no more patients needing your input, acknowledge the hard work of the team and say goodnight. As you walk out the door a concerned looking mother walks into the department cradling a small infant in her arms. They are clearly not critically unwell but as the mother books the child in you overhear the anxiety in her voice.   
rolobotrambles.com
over 4 years ago
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A patient with muscle weakness

A 29 year old woman presented with symptoms of muscle weakness and difficulty swallowing. Physical examination showed swollen upper eyelids with a violaceous eruption (fig 1⇓). The dorsal side of her fingers was covered with an erythematous eruption. She also had bilateral symmetric purple discoloration of her skin in the area of the sternocleidomastoid muscle (fig 2⇓) and difficulty raising her arms above her head. A full blood cell count was normal. Creatinine kinase was raised at 1577 U/L (reference range 30-135).  
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over 4 years ago
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A patient with muscle weakness

A 29 year old woman presented with symptoms of muscle weakness and difficulty swallowing. Physical examination showed swollen upper eyelids with a violaceous eruption (fig 1⇓). The dorsal side of her fingers was covered with an erythematous eruption. She also had bilateral symmetric purple discoloration of her skin in the area of the sternocleidomastoid muscle (fig 2⇓) and difficulty raising her arms above her head. A full blood cell count was normal. Creatinine kinase was raised at 1577 U/L (reference range 30-135).  
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over 4 years ago
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A patient with muscle weakness

A 29 year old woman presented with symptoms of muscle weakness and difficulty swallowing. Physical examination showed swollen upper eyelids with a violaceous eruption (fig 1⇓). The dorsal side of her fingers was covered with an erythematous eruption. She also had bilateral symmetric purple discoloration of her skin in the area of the sternocleidomastoid muscle (fig 2⇓) and difficulty raising her arms above her head. A full blood cell count was normal. Creatinine kinase was raised at 1577 U/L (reference range 30-135).  
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A patient with muscle weakness

A 29 year old woman presented with symptoms of muscle weakness and difficulty swallowing. Physical examination showed swollen upper eyelids with a violaceous eruption (fig 1⇓). The dorsal side of her fingers was covered with an erythematous eruption. She also had bilateral symmetric purple discoloration of her skin in the area of the sternocleidomastoid muscle (fig 2⇓) and difficulty raising her arms above her head. A full blood cell count was normal. Creatinine kinase was raised at 1577 U/L (reference range 30-135).  
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over 4 years ago
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Ray Birdwhistell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ray Birdwhistell (1918 – October 19, 1994) was an American anthropologist who founded kinesics as a field of inquiry and research.[1] The term kinesics, meaning "facial expression, gestures, posture and gait, and visible arm and body movements", was coined by Birdwhistell.[2] He estimated that "no more than 30 to 35 percent of the social meaning of a conversation or an interaction is carried by the words." [3] Stated more broadly, he argued that "words are not the only containers of social knowledge."[4] He proposed other technical terms, including kineme, and many others less frequently used today.[5] Birdwhistell had at least as much impact on the study of language and social interaction generally as just nonverbal communication because he was interested in the study of communication more broadly than is often recognized.[6] Birdwhistell understood body movements to be culturally patterned rather than universal.[7] His students were required to read widely, sources not only in communication but also anthropology and linguistics.[8] Collaborations with others, including initially Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson, and later, Erving Goffman and Dell Hymes had huge influence on his work. For example, the book he is best known for, Kinesics and Context, "would not have appeared if it had not been envisaged by Erving Goffman" [9] and he explicitly stated "the paramount and sustaining influence upon my work has been that of anthropological linguistics",[10] a tradition most directly represented at the University of Pennsylvania by Hymes.[11]  
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over 4 years ago
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Anatomy questions

a short mcq/blank test on the upper limb.  
Victoria Ho
over 4 years ago
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An often forgotten cause of chest pain

A 66 year old white woman presented to the emergency department of a district general hospital with shortness of breath and chest pain, which radiated to her back. She had previously received antibiotics from her general practitioner for a presumed chest infection. Comorbidities included drug controlled hypertension. On examination she was tachypnoeic and hypertensive with a blood pressure of 170/90 mm Hg. No disparity in blood pressure was seen between her arms. Because clinical signs and plain chest radiography were suggestive of a left sided basal pneumonia with associated parapneumonic effusion (fig 1⇓), she received intravenous antibiotics.  
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over 4 years ago
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An often forgotten cause of chest pain

A 66 year old white woman presented to the emergency department of a district general hospital with shortness of breath and chest pain, which radiated to her back. She had previously received antibiotics from her general practitioner for a presumed chest infection. Comorbidities included drug controlled hypertension. On examination she was tachypnoeic and hypertensive with a blood pressure of 170/90 mm Hg. No disparity in blood pressure was seen between her arms. Because clinical signs and plain chest radiography were suggestive of a left sided basal pneumonia with associated parapneumonic effusion (fig 1⇓), she received intravenous antibiotics.  
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over 4 years ago
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Spurling's Test or Cervical Axial Compression Test | eHealthStar

The Spurling test--a downward pressure on the head--is intended to determine if the pain in an arm is due to a pinched nerve in the neck.  
ehealthstar.com
over 4 years ago
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Doctors are urged to measure blood pressure in both arms

A different systolic blood pressure in each arm is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular events including death, shows a large cohort study of people with no pre-existing vascular disease.1  
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over 4 years ago
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Simple Arm Test Identifies Frailty in Older Trauma Patients

A simple test of upper-extremity motion identifies frailty in older trauma patients, researchers report.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Rotator Cuff Tendonitis

Having shoulder pain or problems lifting your arms over your head? You may have tendonitis or a tear in the muscles and tendons that hold your shoulder in pl...  
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over 4 years ago
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Reflections on an ass-kicking |

Last weekend I got my butt handed to me and I’m feeling really good about it. I entered my first Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competition, and was beaten unequivocally, having had to submit to avoid having my arm broken after about three minutes into the fight. So what’s to be so cheerful about? Essentially, the whole endeavour was an experiment, and the experiment was a success. I learned a heap about learning, and about myself. Lessons that can be applied to learning resuscitation medicine, or learning anything.  
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over 4 years ago
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Amputee gamer shows off 'Iron Man arm' - BBC News

Amputee James Young has worked with prosthetics designers to create a unique limb that looks like something straight out of a science fiction movie.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago