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Podcast #13: Better Out than In (Simple Cutaneous Abscesses)

Case Presentation: Healthy 45yo man presents with a 3cm abscess under left arm. There is no surrounding cellulitis. He is not an  IV drug user and never had an abscess before. You make the diagnosis of an uncomplicated superficial cutaneous abscess. You know that antibiotics are probably not necessary after I&D. However, the patient gets nervous after you describe the I&D process. He wants to know if you can do anything to make this procedure less painful and if packing is really necessary?  
thesgem.com
about 5 years ago
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Is a hole in the head the answer to traumatic brain injury?

An extreme surgical procedure may save lives but the quality of that life is under scrutiny. Clare Wilson joins the surgeons examining if it's worth the risk  
feeds.newscientist.com
about 5 years ago
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Surgical treatment compared to non-surgical treatment (braces, exercise, or observation) for teens with idiopathic scoliosis | Cochrane

Scoliosis is a condition where the spine is curved in three dimensions (from the back the spine appears to be shaped like a 'c' or an 's'). It is often idiopathic, or of unknown cause. The most common type of scoliosis, adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), is discovered around 10 years of age or older, and is defined as a curve that measures at least 10 degrees (known as a Cobb angle, which is measured on an x-ray).  
cochrane.org
about 5 years ago
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Development of phenotype algorithms using electronic medical records and incorporating natural language processing

Electronic medical records are emerging as a major source of data for clinical and translational research studies, although phenotypes of interest need to be accurately defined first. This article provides an overview of how to develop a phenotype algorithm from electronic medical records, incorporating modern informatics and biostatistics methods.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 5 years ago
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Development of phenotype algorithms using electronic medical records and incorporating natural language processing

Electronic medical records are emerging as a major source of data for clinical and translational research studies, although phenotypes of interest need to be accurately defined first. This article provides an overview of how to develop a phenotype algorithm from electronic medical records, incorporating modern informatics and biostatistics methods.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 5 years ago
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Development of phenotype algorithms using electronic medical records and incorporating natural language processing

Electronic medical records are emerging as a major source of data for clinical and translational research studies, although phenotypes of interest need to be accurately defined first. This article provides an overview of how to develop a phenotype algorithm from electronic medical records, incorporating modern informatics and biostatistics methods.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 5 years ago
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Development of phenotype algorithms using electronic medical records and incorporating natural language processing

Electronic medical records are emerging as a major source of data for clinical and translational research studies, although phenotypes of interest need to be accurately defined first. This article provides an overview of how to develop a phenotype algorithm from electronic medical records, incorporating modern informatics and biostatistics methods.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 5 years ago
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Oral versed dose for anxiolysis is more than 0.5 mg/kg

Another quick hit – when dosing oral midazolam for anxiolysis – like when you’re doing a procedure – you can dose above the listed limit of 0.5 mg/kg. In fact, you can dose up to 1 mg/kg!  
pemcincinnati.com
about 5 years ago
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Tick Removal: Blister & Straw and Knot Methods

Method of removing wood ticks, developed by Dr. Murakami, involves a subdermal injection at the bite site of a solution of Xylocaine and adrenalin. Successfu...  
youtube.com
about 5 years ago
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A Guide to Dementia

Epidemiology & societal impact, genetic and other risk factors, differential diagnosis of dementia assessment methods, agitation, treatment & management and references.  
hopkinsmedicine.org
about 5 years ago
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NEJM Procedure: Deployment of an Endovascular Graft in an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Aneurysm repair is a mechanical solution to the problem of progressive expansion of abdominal aortic aneurysm and the risk of rupture. Although open surgical...  
youtube.com
about 5 years ago
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What happens at a slapping workshop? - BBC News

The BBC takes a look at the controversial methods touted by Xiao Hongchi, founder of the slapping and stretching "self-healing" method known as paida lajin.  
bbc.co.uk
about 5 years ago
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European drug agency advises on codeine in children: Codeine should not be used to treat coughs and colds in children under 12 or in children aged 12-18 who have respiratory conditions, the drug regulatory body for the European Union has said. The European Medicines Agency’s Coordination Group for Mutual Recognition and Decentralised Procedures—Human also said that codeine is contraindicated in women during breast feeding and in patients known to be CYP2D6 ultra-rapid metabolisers. The new advice came after a review of codeine that identified 14 cases of codeine intoxication in children related to the treatment of cough and respiratory infection, four of which had a fatal outcome.  
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about 5 years ago
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European drug agency advises on codeine in children: Codeine should not be used to treat coughs and colds in children under 12 or in children aged 12-18 who have respiratory conditions, the drug regulatory body for the European Union has said. The European Medicines Agency’s Coordination Group for Mutual Recognition and Decentralised Procedures—Human also said that codeine is contraindicated in women during breast feeding and in patients known to be CYP2D6 ultra-rapid metabolisers. The new advice came after a review of codeine that identified 14 cases of codeine intoxication in children related to the treatment of cough and respiratory infection, four of which had a fatal outcome.  
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about 5 years ago
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European drug agency advises on codeine in children: Codeine should not be used to treat coughs and colds in children under 12 or in children aged 12-18 who have respiratory conditions, the drug regulatory body for the European Union has said. The European Medicines Agency’s Coordination Group for Mutual Recognition and Decentralised Procedures—Human also said that codeine is contraindicated in women during breast feeding and in patients known to be CYP2D6 ultra-rapid metabolisers. The new advice came after a review of codeine that identified 14 cases of codeine intoxication in children related to the treatment of cough and respiratory infection, four of which had a fatal outcome.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 5 years ago
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European drug agency advises on codeine in children: Codeine should not be used to treat coughs and colds in children under 12 or in children aged 12-18 who have respiratory conditions, the drug regulatory body for the European Union has said. The European Medicines Agency’s Coordination Group for Mutual Recognition and Decentralised Procedures—Human also said that codeine is contraindicated in women during breast feeding and in patients known to be CYP2D6 ultra-rapid metabolisers. The new advice came after a review of codeine that identified 14 cases of codeine intoxication in children related to the treatment of cough and respiratory infection, four of which had a fatal outcome.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 5 years ago
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Small Joint Arthrocentesis Video

Tapping a small joint isn't too hard with a little help from our friends. Dr. John Sarwark from Procedures Club discusses proper technique in this awesome video with background music that will bring us back to the 1970s.   
emcurious.com
about 5 years ago
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Critical Care

Transport of critically ill patients from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) to other departments for diagnostic or therapeutic procedures is often a necessary part of the critical care process. Transport of critically ill patients is potentially dangerous with up to 70% adverse events occurring. The aim of this study was to develop a checklist to increase safety of intra-hospital transport (IHT) in critically ill patients.  
ccforum.com
about 5 years ago
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Hearing Test to Measure Intracranial Pressure Non-Invasively |

Continuous intracranial pressure monitoring is a rather invasive procedure requiring a burr hole in the skull, while intermittent readings could involve sp  
medgadget.com
about 5 years ago