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Emergency Medicine Literature of Note: When Anaphylaxis Makes a Comeback

Hey Ryan -- As someone interested in CoI, you might find this piece from Harper's I read several years ago interesting in the context of research on anaphylaxis/allergic emergencies, particularly research using definitions of anaphylaxis derived from an organization like FAAN (now FARE, I guess?): http://harpers.org/archive/2008/01/everyones-gone-nuts/Middle paragraph on the second page, specifically-- the definition they're using in this paper was published by the FAAN medical advisory member mentioned in the Harper's piece and Ms. Munoz-Furlong, and includes recommendations for prescribing Epi Pens for anyone with respiratory/cardiovascular symptoms who thinks they were exposed to an allergen, prompt referral to an allergist, referral to helpful websites/advocacy organizations like FAAN. :-) This is obviously not meant as a criticism of the article or authors--the study appears to be well done and the reputation of the group who produced it obviously speaks for itself. I also don't think Big Epipen has an interest in the epidemiology of biphasic reactions, but in the broader context of anaphylaxis research and public awareness/fear of this outcome, it's always interesting to think about how these relationships might play a role. Also, I went to a Giants game the other night and found myself in a "No Peanut Zone", complete with sponsor-backed t-shirts being handed out, so maybe this was just on my mind a bit. :-)  
emlitofnote.com
about 4 years ago
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Social Factors Linked to Heart Disease for All

“Poverty and the many stresses that come with social disadvantage have long been linked to cardiovascular disease, but how we live, work, and play has a great impact on heart health for people from a broad range of economic and cultural backgrounds,” explains David Siscovick, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President for Research at The New York Academy of Medicine and Chair of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Council on Epidemiology and Prevention.  
newswise.com
about 4 years ago
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Critical Care

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) remains an important pathogen in pneumonia. Bacteremia may secondarily complicate MRSA pneumonia. The epidemiology and outcomes associated with bacteremia in the setting of MRSA pneumonia are unknown. We sought to describe the prevalence of bacteremia in MRSA pneumonia and its impact on hospital mortality and length of stay (LOS).  
ccforum.com
about 4 years ago
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Ebola Virus Disease - MOA Animation - Scientific Animations

We all hear about Ebola being a deadly disease, and indeed it is. The rather agressive virus has already claimed about 10,000 lives. But what really makes Ebola such a deadly virus? Let’s try and understand how Ebola really attacks the cells within the body which in turn leads to multiple organ failure and then exigency. This 3D Medical Animation illustrates the Mechanism of Action of the Ebola Virus.  
scientificanimations.com
about 4 years ago
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Inflammatory bowel disease: Epidemiology & pathology

Visit us (http://www.khanacademy.org/science/healthcare-and-medicine) for health and medicine content or (http://www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/mcat) for MCAT...  
youtube.com
about 4 years ago
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Flu jab worked in one in three cases - BBC News

Last winter's season flu jab worked in 34% of cases, according to a final report by Public Health England.  
bbc.co.uk
about 4 years ago
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Children's end-of-life care 'needs attention', a report says - BBC News

Children's palliative care in Wales needs more "strategic attention" by ministers and the NHS, a new report says.  
bbc.co.uk
about 4 years ago
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SGEM#129: That Chest Tube…She’s a Beauty

Guest Skeptics: Dr. Rick Malthaner is the Director of Thoracic Surgery Research, Professor of Surgery, Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, Canada.  
thesgem.com
almost 4 years ago
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CAP: Causes and Frequency of Hospitalizations

Dr Andrew Shorr reviews a study focused on the microbiology and epidemiology of community-acquired pneumonia.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Dr. Kristine Krueger reviews the epidemiology and pathogenesis of C.difficile in the U.S. Then, she gives an update on current medical treatments including a...  
youtube.com
almost 4 years ago
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Management of C.difficile and Fecal Microbial Transplant With Dr. Krueger

Dr. Kristine Krueger reviews the epidemiology and pathogenesis of C.difficile in the U.S. Then, she gives an update on current medical treatments including a...  
youtube.com
almost 4 years ago
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Health Economics in 3 minutes.

A simple brief introduction to Health ecconomics by Dr. Sanjay Sharma, a Professor of Ophthalmology and Epidemiology at Queen's University. US Health system centric.  
youtube.com
almost 4 years ago
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Data sharing is desirable, but benefits should not be exaggerated

On behalf of the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial/Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications (DCCT/EDIC) research group, we thank Henry and Fitzpatrick for their praise of how we have shared data with outside investigators over the years.1 We did so by providing DCCT/EDIC data and biosamples to the National Institute of Diabetes …  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 4 years ago
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Mededucation.org

Mededucation.org, Geneva, Switzerland. 7,967 likes · 8 talking about this. Your gate for public health , epidemiology and infection control  
facebook.com
almost 4 years ago
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Psychiatry Lecture: Anxiety Disorders

A presentation on ‘Anxiety Disorders’ that systematically goes through the Clinical features, Epidemiology, Aetiology, Management and Prognosis of the follow...  
youtube.com
almost 4 years ago
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Smoking and Seizures: Where the Evidence Stands

Dr Wilner describes the epidemiology of smoking among people with epilepsy, the potential effects of nicotine on seizures, and seizure risks among smoking cessation medications.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Introduction to Epidemiology and public health

Great slideshow on Epidemiology - the basics.  
youtube.com
almost 4 years ago
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An Introduction to Ischemic Stroke

In this first video on ischemic stroke, we'll look at some of the epidemiology of stroke - it's a pretty devastating disease on our population.  
youtube.com
almost 4 years ago
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Hip pain and radiographic signs of osteoarthritis

Hip pain is common, particularly among adults older than 50 years, and intuitively linked to osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis refers to a heterogeneous group of joint disorders characterised by progressive destruction of cartilage. Patients present with activity related joint pain and stiffness.1 2 Osteoarthritis can be classified as primary or secondary, but in practice and research the diagnosis is more often categorised as radiographic osteoarthritis, self reported osteoarthritis, or clinical (symptomatic) osteoarthritis. These designations have substantially different prevalences and incidences.2 3 4 Since osteoarthritis is a leading cause of pain and disability, we clearly need a better understanding of its epidemiology, and we need better methods for identifying patients at risk of the debilitating consequences of progressive limitations to daily life caused by symptomatic disease.1 2 5 6  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 4 years ago
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Intro to Systematic Reviews & Meta-Analyses

Here's a brief introduction to how to evaluate systematic reviews.  
youtube.com
almost 4 years ago