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A Medical Intern Writes to His Future Self

Dear future Pranay, By the time you read this, time will have passed with the same explosive inevitability that C diff diarrhea passes from unfortunate ...  
huffingtonpost.com
about 6 years ago
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The impact of biological interventions for ulcerative colitis on health-related quality of life | Cochrane

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease characterized by abdominal pain, urgent bowel movements and bloody diarrhea. Treatment of UC focuses on induction of remission (treatment of symptoms of active disease) and prevention of clinical relapse (resumption of symptoms of active disease) in patients in remission (known as maintenance therapy). UC has a major impact on patients' health related quality of life (HRQL). HRQL refers to a person's physical functioning, social and emotional well-being, ability to work and freedom from disease symptoms. HRQL is significantly lower in patients with UC compared to the general population. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating medical interventions for UC have traditionally used clinical disease activity indices which focus on subjective symptoms to define primary outcomes such as clinical remission or improvement. This focus on disease symptoms results in a failure to assess other important indicators of successful treatment such as HRQL.  
cochrane.org
about 6 years ago
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Inflammatory bowel disease

Diarrhoea of >6 weeks’ duration, especially with weight loss and where cancer is not suspected, warrants testing (such as full blood count, C reactive protein or erythrocyte sedimentation rate, coeliac antibodies, and thyroid function)  
feeds.bmj.com
about 6 years ago
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Inflammatory bowel disease

Diarrhoea of >6 weeks’ duration, especially with weight loss and where cancer is not suspected, warrants testing (such as full blood count, C reactive protein or erythrocyte sedimentation rate, coeliac antibodies, and thyroid function)  
feeds.bmj.com
about 6 years ago
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Inflammatory bowel disease

Diarrhoea of >6 weeks’ duration, especially with weight loss and where cancer is not suspected, warrants testing (such as full blood count, C reactive protein or erythrocyte sedimentation rate, coeliac antibodies, and thyroid function)  
feeds.bmj.com
about 6 years ago
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Diarrhoea and vomiting caused by gastroenteritis in under 5s: diagnosis and management | Guidance and guidelines | NICE

This guideline applies to children younger than 5 years who present to a healthcare professional for advice in any setting. It covers diagnosis, assessment of dehydration, fluid management, nutritional management and the role of antibiotics and other therapies. It provides recommendations on the advice to be given to parents and carers, and also considers when care should be escalated - from home management through to hospital admission.  
nice.org.uk
about 6 years ago