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Care of dying review shows shortcomings in palliative care

Most hospitals have not put in place some of the fundamental elements needed to help ensure a “good” death for patients, such as seven day access to specialist palliative care and mandatory training for staff caring for dying patients, an audit led by the Royal College of Physicians has found.  
bmj.com
over 5 years ago
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Supporting people to manage their health

This paper introduces a way of conceptualising and measuring that engagement known as 'patient activation'. With 60 to 70 per cent of premature deaths caused by detrimental health behaviours, it is vital that people engage more with improving their own health. This paper introduces a way of conceptualising and measuring that engagement known as 'patient activation'.  
kingsfund.org.uk
over 5 years ago
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Asthma death: Mother 'shattered' after ambulance delay - BBC News

A mother describes the pain of losing her daughter to asthma, when an ambulance went to the wrong address.  
BBC News
over 5 years ago
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Surgeon volume and early complications after primary total hip arthroplasty

Within the past 50 years, total hip arthroplasty has developed from a procedure with a low success rate to one of the main achievements in surgery and has even been designated the operation of the century.1 The tipping point came during the 1960s, when Sir John Charnley designed and developed a unique well functioning prosthesis and used acrylic bone cement to fix the components. Early (already good) results with this prosthesis have been further improved by later devices. Clinical outcomes are now excellent, and over 95% of modern hip prostheses survive for at least 10 years. Complications do occur, however, and include instability, aseptic loosening, periprosthetic fracture, infection, and occasionally death. Although rare, complications do not happen completely at random, and various patient, surgical, and prosthetic factors have been associated with higher risk.  
bmj.com
over 5 years ago
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Surgeon volume and early complications after primary total hip arthroplasty

Within the past 50 years, total hip arthroplasty has developed from a procedure with a low success rate to one of the main achievements in surgery and has even been designated the operation of the century.1 The tipping point came during the 1960s, when Sir John Charnley designed and developed a unique well functioning prosthesis and used acrylic bone cement to fix the components. Early (already good) results with this prosthesis have been further improved by later devices. Clinical outcomes are now excellent, and over 95% of modern hip prostheses survive for at least 10 years. Complications do occur, however, and include instability, aseptic loosening, periprosthetic fracture, infection, and occasionally death. Although rare, complications do not happen completely at random, and various patient, surgical, and prosthetic factors have been associated with higher risk.  
bmj.com
over 5 years ago
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Experts' anger over 'invisible' rabies death toll - BBC News

A shortage of funds for vaccinating dogs is costing the lives of tens of thousands of children every year, say animal health experts.  
BBC News
over 5 years ago
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Journal club: Raised glucose levels predict death for patients with pneumonia

Stream Journal club: Raised glucose levels predict death for patients with pneumonia by BMJ talk medicine from desktop or your mobile device  
SoundCloud
over 5 years ago
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medical-malpractice

Our Los Angeles medical malpractice attorney assists victims treated by a doctor or hospital that lead to devastating and serious injuries or death.  
downtownlalaw.com
over 5 years ago
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wrongful-death

Death of a loved one is a tragedy. To learn more about your legal right to seek justice for the death of a relative contact our wrongful death attorney.  
downtownlalaw.com
over 5 years ago
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Swimming Pool Drowning Lawyer | Public and Private Accident Liability

Swimming pool accidents are often the result of negligence, where the owner or operator of the pool is liable for the damages under premises liability.  
downtownlalaw.com
over 5 years ago
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Recalled Product Injury Attorney | Recall Accident Lawsuits

Recalled Products can cause serious injuries and death.  
downtownlalaw.com
over 5 years ago
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HOW TO DRINK FROM A FIRE-HOSE WITHOUT DROWNING – Successful study strategies in medical school courses

If you're not happy with your performance, the most likely culprit is your study strategies. The material presented in medical school is not conceptually more difficult than many rigorous undergraduate courses, but the volume flow rate of information per hour and per day is much greater – it has frequently been described as “drinking from a fire-hose.”  
meded.ucsd.edu
over 5 years ago
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Management and prevention of exacerbations of COPD

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are prone to acute respiratory exacerbations, which can develop suddenly or subacutely over the course of several days. Exacerbations have a detrimental effect on patients’ health status and increase the burden on the healthcare system. Initial treatment is unsuccessful in 24-27% of patients, who have a relapse or a second exacerbation within 30 days of the initial event. No obvious benefit has been seen in recent clinical trials of anti-tumour necrosis factor therapy, anti-leukotriene therapy, intensive chest physiotherapy, or early inpatient pulmonary rehabilitation for treatment of exacerbations. By contrast, clinical trials of prevention rather than acute treatment have shown promising results. Long acting β agonist (LABA) or long acting anti-muscarinic (LAMA) bronchodilators and inhaled corticosteroid-LABA combinations prevent exacerbations in patients at risk, with relative risk reductions averaging 14-27% for each of these drugs relative to placebo. Triple therapy with inhaled corticosteroid-LABA plus LAMA may provide additional benefit, although study results to date are heterogeneous and more studies are needed. Pneumonia is an important complication of treatment with inhaled corticosteroid-LABA products, and the risk of pneumonia seems to be doubled in patients with COPD who use fluticasone. The addition of azithromycin to usual COPD therapy prevents exacerbations, although it may prolong the Q-T interval and increase the risk of death from cardiovascular disease in patients prone to arrhythmia. New potential drugs—including mitogen activated protein kinase inhibitors, phosphodiesterase 3 inhibitors, and monoclonal antibodies to the interleukin 1 receptor—offer additional hope for treatments that may prevent exacerbations in the future.  
bmj.com
over 5 years ago
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Suspended between life and death - BBC News

Since 2005, it’s been illegal in Israel to turn off ventilators when a person is dying or has no hope of recovery. The result - wards full of patients in limbo between death and life.  
BBC News
over 5 years ago
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Cell fates - Division, Senescence and Death

https://www.facebook.com/ArmandoHasudungan Support me: http://www.patreon.com/armando Instagram: http://instagram.com/armandohasudungan Twitter: https://twit...  
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over 5 years ago
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Who should we blame for the death of Baby P?

A recent documentary showed the media and politicians gunning for hardworking, stretched professionals. They may have made mistakes, but they didn’t kill Peter Connelly, writes Emma Parish  
bmj.com
about 5 years ago
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Role of fear in overdiagnosis and overtreatment—an essay by Iona Heath

Iona Heath argues that doctors and patients need to face up to their fears of uncertainty and death if we are to control overmedicalisation  
bmj.com
about 5 years ago
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Concerns over use of hydroxyethyl starch solutions

Large trials have shown that hydroxyethyl starch increases the risk of death, kidney injury, and bleeding. However, an EMA review last year permitted continued use in some patients, overturning an earlier decision to withdraw the product completely. Christiane Hartog and colleagues discuss the evidence and call on doctors to avoid using starch formulations  
bmj.com
about 5 years ago
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Circle’s NHS failure: where now for the private sector?

Is Circle’s defeat in running Hinchingbrooke Hospital a learning curve or the death knell for private sector management of NHS services? Matthew Limb consults experts from all sides of the debate  
bmj.com
almost 5 years ago
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Cell fates - Division, Senescence and Death

https://www.facebook.com/ArmandoHasudungan Support me: http://www.patreon.com/armando Instagram: http://instagram.com/armandohasudungan Twitter: https://twit...  
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almost 5 years ago