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Adverse effects and tolerability of β blockers

Regarding side effects and tolerability of β blockers, Kotecha and colleagues state: “Although β blockers are often associated with side effects, data from randomised trials consistently show no true difference compared with placebo in dizziness, diarrhoea, increased blood sugar concentration, or depression …  
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over 3 years ago
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Risk for Febrile Seizure After Multiple Vaccines Is Low

The incidence of febrile seizures in children 6 to 23 months of age increased when multiple vaccines are given at once, but the absolute risk remains low, according to new data.  
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over 3 years ago
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Managing Pain in Frail Elders

We face barriers in the assessment, treatment and evaluation of pain in elders. Read how to overcome these barriers here.  
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over 3 years ago
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Controversies in Acute Management of Subarachnoid Haemorrhage - Intensive Care Network

Andy Naidech gives a fascinating and powerful short talk on controversies in management of aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage.  
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over 3 years ago
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Drug Proves Effective in Reducing Migraines

At 1 year, almost 20% of patients with migraine had a full response to an investigational drug, AMG344, which blocks a key receptor causing headaches.  
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over 3 years ago
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Adding Electroacupuncture to Splinting for Carpal Tunnel Pain

Combining electroacupuncture with splinting may help relieve pain from chronic carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), according to a new trial.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Seven days in medicine: 1-7 June 2016

New guidance from NHS England and the Royal College of General Practitioners is urging GPs to review prescriptions for patients with learning disabilities or autism and to make sure that psychotropic drugs are continued only when the person poses a severe risk to themselves or others and all other alternatives have been exhausted. A review published last year found that between 30 000 and 35 000 people in the United Kingdom with learning disabilities or autism were taking an antidepressant or an antipsychotic despite not having the conditions for which the drugs are indicated. (See full BMJ story doi:10.1136/bmj.i3137)  
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Seven days in medicine: 1-7 June 2016

New guidance from NHS England and the Royal College of General Practitioners is urging GPs to review prescriptions for patients with learning disabilities or autism and to make sure that psychotropic drugs are continued only when the person poses a severe risk to themselves or others and all other alternatives have been exhausted. A review published last year found that between 30 000 and 35 000 people in the United Kingdom with learning disabilities or autism were taking an antidepressant or an antipsychotic despite not having the conditions for which the drugs are indicated. (See full BMJ story doi:10.1136/bmj.i3137)  
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'Tele-Assessment' of Stroke Patients in Ambulance Saves Time

Using video Internet technology to facilitate assessment of patients by a remote neurologist gets patients to imaging faster, a new study suggests.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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FDA Approves New Device for Insomnia

FDA clears the first insomnia device that reduces sleep latency to stage 1 as well as stage 2 sleep.  
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over 3 years ago
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UMEM Educational Pearls - University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine

Pick a category... Airway Management Cardiology Critical Care Critical Care Literature Update Dermatology Endocrine ENT Financial & Investing Gastrointestional Geriatrics Hematology/Oncology Infectious Disease International EM Med-Legal Medical Education Misc Neurology Obstetrics & Gynecology Ophthamology Orthopedics Pediatrics Pharmacology & Therapeutics Procedures Pulmonary Toxicology Trauma Urology Vascular Visual Diagnosis $('#pearl_categories').change(function(){ window.location = "/educational_pearls/search/?category=" + $(this).val() });  
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Stem cells used in stroke treatment - BBC News

A great-grandfather becomes one of the first in the UK to be treated for a stroke, using stem cells.  
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over 3 years ago
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Delirium and agitation at the end of life

Consider low dose haloperidol first line in people with delirium who are distressed or considered a risk to themselves or others, and in whom conservative management is ineffective or inappropriate  
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Delirium and agitation at the end of life

Consider low dose haloperidol first line in people with delirium who are distressed or considered a risk to themselves or others, and in whom conservative management is ineffective or inappropriate  
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Delirium and agitation at the end of life

Consider low dose haloperidol first line in people with delirium who are distressed or considered a risk to themselves or others, and in whom conservative management is ineffective or inappropriate  
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Delirium and agitation at the end of life

Consider low dose haloperidol first line in people with delirium who are distressed or considered a risk to themselves or others, and in whom conservative management is ineffective or inappropriate  
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Folic Acid Linked to Less Autism in Kids of Women With Epilepsy

New research suggests that women with epilepsy who take an antiepileptic drug should start taking folic acid supplements as early as possible in pregnancy, if not before.  
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over 3 years ago
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New treatment can 'halt' multiple sclerosis, says study - BBC News

A strong form of chemotherapy followed by a stem cell transplant can halt the progression of multiple sclerosis, a small study published in The Lancet suggests.  
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over 3 years ago
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Reporting of serious incidents during labour must improve, says college

Investigations into cases of stillbirth, neonatal death, and severe brain injury occurring during labour at full term must improve, a report by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has said.1  
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Being fit throughout life brings benefits in older age, study finds

Being fitter in midlife is associated with a lower risk of stroke after age 65, independent of traditional risk factors such as high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes, says a new study published in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke.1  
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over 3 years ago