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Photophobia and a painful rash

A 62 year old woman presented to eye casualty with a 10 day history of a left sided headache. Two days after her headache started she developed a painful and pruritic left sided rash. During the 24 hours before presentation, her left eye had become injected, painful, and photophobic.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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The weekend effect: now you see it, now you don’t

Those who yearn for a world in which policies are based on a systematic and dispassionate assessment of the evidence can find little encouragement in the ongoing debate about the safety of hospitals at weekends. Almost nothing is clear in this tangled tale. It began when the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, claimed on the BBC Today programme that there were 6000 avoidable deaths each year and a lack of weekend cover by consultants was a key factor.1 Yet the evidence to support this claim was elusive. Sometimes the Department of Health pointed to a 2012 paper on hospital mortality.2 Other times, and contrary to the government’s code of practice on use of statistics, they mentioned a (then) yet to be published paper in The BMJ.3 The problem was that, while both did identify an increase in deaths among those admitted at weekends, neither attributed it to a shortage of medical staff. Both identified numerous possible explanations, including various data artefacts. Indeed, the second paper stated explicitly that “to assume that [these deaths] are avoidable would be rash and misleading.”3  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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The weekend effect: now you see it, now you don’t

Those who yearn for a world in which policies are based on a systematic and dispassionate assessment of the evidence can find little encouragement in the ongoing debate about the safety of hospitals at weekends. Almost nothing is clear in this tangled tale. It began when the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, claimed on the BBC Today programme that there were 6000 avoidable deaths each year and a lack of weekend cover by consultants was a key factor.1 Yet the evidence to support this claim was elusive. Sometimes the Department of Health pointed to a 2012 paper on hospital mortality.2 Other times, and contrary to the government’s code of practice on use of statistics, they mentioned a (then) yet to be published paper in The BMJ.3 The problem was that, while both did identify an increase in deaths among those admitted at weekends, neither attributed it to a shortage of medical staff. Both identified numerous possible explanations, including various data artefacts. Indeed, the second paper stated explicitly that “to assume that [these deaths] are avoidable would be rash and misleading.”3  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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A New Drug and a New Rash

A child with epilepsy develops systemic illness and rash after being started on a new anticonvulsant.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Briefs: Henoch-Schönlein Purpura, belly pain and steroids (Re-post)

You see a kid that you’re pretty sure has Henoch-Schönlein Purpura (HSP). OK, you’re certain ’cause they have the rash and EVERYTHING.  
pemcincinnati.com
over 4 years ago
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A Young Child With Peeling Skin and Bullae

This toddler's rash is accompanied by peeling and bullae formation, but only on the skin. What's going on?  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Toxicities of Anti-PD-1/PD-L1 Immune Checkpoint Antibodies

How do you manage diarrhea, fatigue, rash, and other adverse effects associated with anti-PD-1/anti-PD-L1 therapies?  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Pediatric Rash - emdocs

“Rash” seems to be a ubiquitous complaint some days in the Ped ED. Knowing that the skin is the largest organ, it seems only appropriate that we should take these complaints seriously. Unfortunately, often I feel a little inadequate when trying to decipher the code of the Pediatric Rash.  
emdocs.net
over 4 years ago
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Ivermectin versus benzimidazoles for treating Strongyloides stercoralis infection | Cochrane

Strongyloides stercoralis is a parasite that lives in the gut of infected people. The infection is not serious for most people, but it can be fatal in people with immune deficiency. People become infected when they come in contact with soil or water contaminated with infectious worms. The chronic infection usually causes skin rash, vomiting, diarrhoea, and constipation, and respiratory problems, such as asthma-like illness. This disease may be treated with ivermectin or albendazole or thiabendazole. We wanted to know if ivermectin was better or worse than the other alternative therapies.  
cochrane.org
over 4 years ago
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Have You Seen This Food-Related Rash?

What caused this man's severely pruritic, streaky red rash?  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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A Woman with Discomfort and Rash: Diagnosis?

A woman has limb discomfort and trouble getting off the toilet and climbing stairs. She has noticed a rash on her face about her eyes. She is also found to have weakness about the hip and shoulder girdle. She also has erythematous discoloration over the finger joints and purplish nodules over the elbows and knees. What is the most likely diagnosis?  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Shingles Linked to Raised Heart Risks for Seniors, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Dec. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors who develop the painful rash known as shingles appear to face a short-term increase in their risk for having a stroke or  
nwitimes.com
over 4 years ago
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MRCPCH: Roseola Infantum by MrcpchTeam

I have discussed only important points you need to know for MRCPCH examination, hope it will benefit you thank you. SUBSCRIBE NOW: http://bit.ly/161OmbF  
youtube.com
over 4 years ago
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How Sick Is This Toddler With a Rash?

A droopy toddler with a rash might have a minor illness -- or a potentially life-threating one.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Top 10 List of Health Tech Hazards Released

A rash of sometimes deadly infections caused by dirty endoscopes helped make this problem number one on the annual list issued by the nonprofit ECRI Institute.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Stanford's David Peng, M.D., Discusses Rashes

Don't Scratch That — Rashes! Most of us have had them for one reason or another, and not known much about them. Rash is a general term that means an outbreak...  
youtube.com
almost 5 years ago
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Merkel cell carcinoma mistaken for allergic contact dermatitis

A 91 year old woman presented to the emergency department with a five day history of an erythematous rash⇓. She was diagnosed as having allergic contact dermatitis, but …  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 5 years ago
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Merkel cell carcinoma mistaken for allergic contact dermatitis

A 91 year old woman presented to the emergency department with a five day history of an erythematous rash⇓. She was diagnosed as having allergic contact dermatitis, but …  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 5 years ago
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Merkel cell carcinoma mistaken for allergic contact dermatitis

A 91 year old woman presented to the emergency department with a five day history of an erythematous rash⇓. She was diagnosed as having allergic contact dermatitis, but …  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 5 years ago
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name-that-rash

A) German Measles (Rubella): starts on face; pruritic; complications: infection during first 4 months pregnancy high risk for congenital rubella syndrome; supportive care  
sinaiem.org
almost 5 years ago