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Whom should we “test and treat” for Helicobacter pylori?

The possibility that peptic ulcer and gastric cancer could be an infectious disease would have been dismissed as ridiculous 30 years ago. We now realise that Helicobacter pylori infection is the major cause of both. As H pylori infection has been implicated in various upper gastrointestinal diseases, testing for the bacterium non-invasively and treating infected individuals (“test and treat”) has become widespread. The key question is in which group of patients is this approach appropriate?  
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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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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Whom should we “test and treat” for Helicobacter pylori?

The possibility that peptic ulcer and gastric cancer could be an infectious disease would have been dismissed as ridiculous 30 years ago. We now realise that Helicobacter pylori infection is the major cause of both. As H pylori infection has been implicated in various upper gastrointestinal diseases, testing for the bacterium non-invasively and treating infected individuals (“test and treat”) has become widespread. The key question is in which group of patients is this approach appropriate?  
bmj.com
over 5 years ago
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Iran confirms first cases of deadly Mers infection - BBC News

Iranian officials say they have confirmed their country's first two cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome.  
BBC News
over 5 years ago
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Cats and dogs to be tested for mysterious Mers infection - BBC News

Scientists are soon to test cats, dogs and even rats as they seek to understand the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome.  
BBC News
over 5 years ago
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sinusitis

This CKS topic does not cover the management of the common cold, other upper respiratory tract infections, or other causes of facial pain, nasal polyps, or fungal sinusitis.  
cks.nice.org.uk
over 5 years ago
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Event medicine: injury and illness during an expedition-length adventure race ☆

To describe the incidence and type of injury and illness occurring during an expedition-length adventure race and identify those resulting in withdrawal from the event, a prospective cohort study was conducted of the injuries and illness treated during the Subaru Primal Quest Expedition Adventure Race™ held in Colorado July 7–16, 2002. All racers, support crewmembers, and race staff were eligible to participate in the study. When a member of the study group received medical care due to an injury or illness, the encounter was recorded on a Medical Encounter Form. If an injury or illness resulted in withdrawal from the race, this was also recorded. Information from the Medical Encounter Forms was used to generate the Medical Log. There were 671 individuals eligible to participate in the study. A total of 243 medical encounters and 302 distinct injuries and illnesses were recorded. There were 179 (59%) injuries and 123 (41%) illnesses. Skin and soft tissue injuries and illness were the most frequent (48%), with blisters on the feet representing the single most common (32.8%). Second was respiratory illness (18.2%), including upper respiratory infection, bronchitis and reactive airway disease-asthma. Respiratory illness was the most common medical reason for withdrawal from the event. Injuries accounted for almost 60% of all injury and illness yet they contributed to less than 15% of the medical withdrawals from the race. Blisters accounted for almost one-third of all conditions treated. Providers of medical support for expedition-length adventure races should be prepared to treat a wide variety of injury and illness.  
sciencedirect.com
about 5 years ago
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Demystifying Medicine: Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Includes the presentation of patients, pathology and diagnosis.  
YouTube
almost 5 years ago
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Faecal capsules 'may help stop gut infection' - BBC News

Capsules containing frozen faecal material could help people with C. difficile gut infections, results from an early-stage trial suggest.  
BBC News
almost 5 years ago
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Ophthalmology Finding: Endophthalmitis from blebitis (ophthalmology)

This eye is suffering from endophthalmitis (a serious eye infection) that occured after a trabeculectomy bleb became infected.  
YouTube
almost 5 years ago
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HIV: Basic Function of Immune System

This animation describes the various types of white blood cells and how they contribute to your body's immunity and defence against infection. Special attent...  
YouTube
almost 5 years ago
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Community Medicine - Communicable diseases Part 1

The online lecture series for medical students. On demand streaming video lectures. www.mdcrack.tv Owner: MD CRACK  
YouTube
almost 5 years ago
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Microbiology Review- BACTERIAL CELL WALL

This lecture covers bacterial cell wall structure and functions. How bacteria causes infections and develop anitbiotic resistance.  
YouTube
almost 5 years ago
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What Sepsis Is [UndergroundMed]

For more videos, check out our website at: http://videos.undergroundmed.net/  
YouTube
almost 5 years ago
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Alcohol consumption and prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection among US men

Stream Alcohol consumption and prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection among US men by BMJ talk medicine from desktop or your mobile device  
SoundCloud
almost 5 years ago
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Innate immunity and normal flora (Medical Microbiology and Infection)

The innate immune system, which consists of the normal flora, physical barriers such as the skin, antibacterial proteins and phagocytic cells, is an important defence mechanism against infection. Many responses to ‘harm’ are detected by pattern recognition molecules such as […]  
what-when-how.com
almost 5 years ago
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Management of arteriovenous fistulas

Complications include infection, thrombosis, stenosis, aneurysmal change, steal syndrome, and high output cardiac failure  
bmj.com
almost 5 years ago
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One in five drug users 'unaware they have hepatitis C' - BBC News

About 20% of people in England who inject drugs do not know they have hepatitis C infections, according to Public Health England.  
BBC News
almost 5 years ago