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Interscience Conference of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) 2015

Interscience Conference of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) 2015: Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ICAAC 2015.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Cetuximab Benefits Select Patients With Advanced Lung Cancer

Adding cetuximab to chemotherapy failed to improve outcomes in the overall population of patients with non-small-cell lung cancer, but did confer a benefit in certain subgroups.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Barium enema in a Hirschsprung's disease

Prepare for USMLE,UK,CANADIAN,AUSTRALIAN, NURSING & OTHER MEDICAL BOARD examinations around the globe with us.Understand the basics, concepts and how to answ...  
youtube.com
about 4 years ago
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New Tool Helps Determine Why Patients Miss AED Doses

Nonadherence to antiepileptic drug therapy can have dire consequences. Reasons for nonadherence are many, a major one being dosing frequency. A new interview tool helps probe why patients miss doses.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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A new, non-invasive diagnostic blood test - polymerase chain reaction - for people at risk of an invasive mould infection (aspergillosis) | Cochrane

Review question. We planned to review the evidence about the accuracy of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests for diagnosing invasive aspergillosis (IA) in people with defective immune systems from medical treatment such as chemotherapy or following organ or bone marrow transplant.  
cochrane.org
about 4 years ago
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Nutritional support in children and young people with cancer undergoing chemotherapy | Cochrane

The provision of safe, appropriate and effective nutritional support for children and young people undergoing treatment for cancer is now well recognised as an important part of their care. It may help to reverse malnutrition seen at diagnosis, prevent malnutrition associated with the cancer, promote weight gain and growth and improve quality of life. Nutritional support may be provided by one of two methods: intravenous nutritional liquids delivered through a central or peripheral vein which bypass the gut (parenteral nutrition); or nutritional liquids or solids that pass through any part of the gut, regardless of method of delivery (e.g. orally or via a tube; enteral nutrition).  
cochrane.org
about 4 years ago
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Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) for phantom pain and stump pain following amputation in adults | Cochrane

Pain may present in a body part that has been amputated (phantom pain) or at the site of amputation (stump pain), or both. Phantom pain and stump pain are complex conditions and affect up to 80% of amputees.The underlying causes are not fully understood. Drug therapy is the most common treatment yet the condition remains poorly managed. The need for non-drug interventions has been recognised and TENS may have an important role to play.  
cochrane.org
about 4 years ago
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Oncologic Emergencies Part I: Pearls and Pitfalls - emdocs

A great review of emergencies caused by metastatic cancer, chemotherapy, and radiation  
emdocs.net
over 4 years ago
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Interventions for leg cramps during pregnancy | Cochrane

Leg cramps are experienced as sudden, intense involuntary contractions of the leg muscles. They are a common problem in pregnancy, especially in the third trimester. They are painful and can interfere with daily activities, disrupt sleep, and reduce quality of life. Various interventions have been used during pregnancy to treat leg cramps, including drug, electrolyte (magnesium, calcium, sodium) and vitamin therapies, and non-drug therapies such as muscle stretching. The goal of this review was to find out what is effective and safe for treating leg cramps during pregnancy.  
cochrane.org
over 4 years ago
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Effective ovarian cancer treatment is underused, US study finds

Six years after the US National Cancer Institute issued a special clinical announcement encouraging the use of intraperitoneal and intravenous chemotherapy for ovarian cancer, less than half of eligible women were being treated with it, a new study has found.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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A comparison of platinum-based and non-platinum-based chemotherapy regimens for the treatment of small cell lung cancer | Cochrane

Do patients with small cell lung cancer (SCLC) who receive platinum-based chemotherapy treatment live longer than those who receive non-platinum-based chemotherapy treatment?  
cochrane.org
over 4 years ago
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Chemotherapy does not improve quality of life in cancer patients at end of life, US study finds

Chemotherapy for patients with end stage cancer did not improve quality of life in those with poor or moderate performance status and worsened it in those with good performance status, US researchers have found.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Pharmacotherapy for weight loss

A severely obese 28 year old woman (body mass index (BMI) 37.9) with type 2 diabetes, controlled hypertension, and sleep apnoea is seeking your advice about weight loss. She has lost 6 kg over the past year by reducing portion sizes, but her weight has recently plateaued. She does not want to consider bariatric surgery and asks instead about drug treatments.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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'Softener' may help kill cancers - BBC News

It may be possible to "soften-up" cancer cells before hitting them with chemotherapy drugs, researchers suggest.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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Drug prescriptions rise in England - BBC News

An extra 34.5 million drugs and other prescription items were given out in 2014 compared to the year before, the latest snapshot for England shows.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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Tumour biomarkers: diagnostic, prognostic, and predictive

A 63 year old woman presented with a one month history of difficulty speaking and imbalance. She had been diagnosed with breast cancer two years earlier and had been treated with surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy. This was followed by a year of trastuzumab (Herceptin) and continuous tamoxifen treatment.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Propofol versus thiopental sodium for the treatment of refractory status epilepticus (RSE) | Cochrane

Persistent convulsions (lasting 30 minutes or more) are a major medical emergency associated with significant morbidity and mortality. At times, these convulsions fail to respond to first- and second-line drug therapy and may occur in up to 31% of patients suffering from persistent seizure or convulsive activities. Persistent seizure activity may become unresponsive to antiepileptic drugs. Anaesthetics such as thiopental sodium and propofol are frequently given for control of seizures in such situations. Both agents have their own side effects and complications. This review evaluates the evidence for the use of these anaesthetic drugs in controlling seizure activity in patients with RSE.  
cochrane.org
over 4 years ago
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Drug therapy for treating systemic intravascular activation of coagulation in patients with leukemia | Cochrane

Review question We reviewed the clinical benefits and harms of anticoagulant and antifibrinolytic therapy for treating disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) in patients with acute or chronic leukemia.  
cochrane.org
over 4 years ago
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Lab-on-a-Chip Simulates Heartbeat for Testing New Drug Therapies (VIDEO) |

Our hearts evolved to pump blood in a pulsing manner. The heartbeat that nearly the entire body experiences may be important for a variety of biological pr  
medgadget.com
over 4 years ago
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Antibiotic prophylaxis during the second and third trimester in pregnancy to reduce adverse pregnancy outcomes and morbidity | Cochrane

Antibiotics are administered to pregnant women during the second and third trimester of pregnancy (before labour) to prevent bacteria in the vagina and cervix affecting the pregnancy. Infection by some infectious organisms in a woman’s genital tract can cause health problems for the mother and her baby, and has been associated with preterm births. This review of eight randomised trials involved approximately 4300 women in their second or third trimester. We found that antibiotics did not reduce the risk of preterm prelabour rupture of the membranes (one trial, low quality of evidence), or the risk of preterm birth (six trials, high quality of evidence). Preterm delivery was reduced in pregnant women who had a previous preterm birth and an imbalance of bacteria in the vagina (bacterial vaginosis) during the current pregnancy. There was no reduction in preterm delivery in pregnant women with previous preterm birth without a bacterial imbalance during the current pregnancy (two trials). Postpartum endometritis, or infection of the uterus following birth, was reduced overall (three trials, moderate quality of evidence), as well as in a trial of high-risk women who had a previous preterm birth (one trial, moderate quality of evidence). No reduction in neonatal illness was observed. Outcomes of interest were available in trials with high losses to follow-up. We could not estimate the side effects of antibiotics since side effects were rare; however, antibiotics may still have serious side effects on women and their babies.  
cochrane.org
over 4 years ago