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PrEP on demand cuts HIV transmission in high risk men, study finds

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) taken by men when they have sex with other men reduced the risk of transmission of HIV-1 by 86%, a new randomized, placebo controlled trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine has found.1  
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about 4 years ago
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Research is the future: get involved

Research and journalism can work together to achieve better outcomes for patients. In 2013 The BMJ published a feature on the fashionable practice of sentinel node biopsy in people with malignant melanoma (doi:10.1136/bmj.e8645). The journalist Ingrid Torjesen reported that follow-up data from a key clinical trial had not been published. Her article prompted a commentary in the British Journal of Dermatology raising doubts about the benefits of sentinel node biopsy (doi:10.1111/bjd.12487). When the long awaited data were eventually published in the New England Journal of Medicine last year (doi:10.1056/NEJMoa1310460), specialty journals ran further critical comment.  
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about 4 years ago
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Overlapping Surgeries Push Massachusetts Board to Alter Rules

The leadership votes that surgeons must sign in and out of operating rooms and list the name of the surgeon who will sub in for them after a Boston Globe series spotlights issues with patient consent.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Longer Shifts for Residents Not a Safety Risk, Study Shows

Public Citizen rebuked the New England Journal of Medicine for publishing the study, which the watchdog group views as unethical.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Longer shifts don’t increase harm to patients, finds controversial study

A controversial study of the effects on patient mortality of sleep deprivation among resident physicians that came under fire last year has been criticized again, this time for its publication by the New England Journal of Medicine.  
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almost 4 years ago
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Longer shifts don’t increase harm to patients, finds controversial study

A controversial study of the effects on patient mortality of sleep deprivation among resident physicians that came under fire last year has been criticized again, this time for its publication by the New England Journal of Medicine.  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 4 years ago
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Increase in Norovirus Activity in New Hampshire

With 16 reports of acute gastroenteritis outbreaks in institutional settings, 7 outbreaks reported in the last week alone, the state is recommending policies for the prevention of norovirus outbreaks.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Carotid artery stenting is as effective as carotid endarterectomy, study shows

Carotid artery stenting achieves a similarly low risk of death, stroke, and myocardial infarction (MI) to carotid endarterectomy in older patients with asymptomatic severe carotid stenosis, shows a randomised trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine that also showed similar rates of stroke and survival at five years.1  
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almost 4 years ago
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Carotid artery stenting is as effective as carotid endarterectomy, study shows

Carotid artery stenting achieves a similarly low risk of death, stroke, and myocardial infarction (MI) to carotid endarterectomy in older patients with asymptomatic severe carotid stenosis, shows a randomised trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine that also showed similar rates of stroke and survival at five years.1  
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almost 4 years ago
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Carotid artery stenting is as effective as carotid endarterectomy, study shows

Carotid artery stenting achieves a similarly low risk of death, stroke, and myocardial infarction (MI) to carotid endarterectomy in older patients with asymptomatic severe carotid stenosis, shows a randomised trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine that also showed similar rates of stroke and survival at five years.1  
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almost 4 years ago
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Carotid artery stenting is as effective as carotid endarterectomy, study shows

Carotid artery stenting achieves a similarly low risk of death, stroke, and myocardial infarction (MI) to carotid endarterectomy in older patients with asymptomatic severe carotid stenosis, shows a randomised trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine that also showed similar rates of stroke and survival at five years.1  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 4 years ago
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Wound Irrigation: How Much Pressure Do We Need?

Commentary on a study on the effectiveness of high-pressure vs low-pressure irrigation of open wounds, published in the New England Journal of Medicine.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Inducing labour in older women does not increase complications, study finds

Pregnant women aged 35 and older who have their labour induced have no higher risk of caesarean section or other maternal or neonatal adverse outcomes than those who wait until spontaneous onset of labour, shows a UK study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.1  
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almost 4 years ago
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Inducing labour in older women does not increase complications, study finds

Pregnant women aged 35 and older who have their labour induced have no higher risk of caesarean section or other maternal or neonatal adverse outcomes than those who wait until spontaneous onset of labour, shows a UK study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.1  
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almost 4 years ago
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Maine Clinics Offer Remote Prescribing of Abortion Pills

The state becomes the third in the United States to offer medical abortion using telemedicine; 18 states, however, prohibit the practice.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Survival after kidney transplant from non-matching live donor is good

Patients who receive a kidney transplant from an HLA incompatible live donor show significantly better survival than those who wait for transplants from compatible deceased donors or who remain on the transplant waiting list, a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has found.1  
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almost 4 years ago
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Rhode Island Hep C Complications Projected to Continue

High rates of liver complications will persist if Rhode Island's Medicaid program continues to limit coverage of antiviral medications on the basis of fibrosis stage, experts warn.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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New England Journal of Medicine essay on morcellation prompts a call for retraction

An essay by a New England Journal of Medicine correspondent that questioned the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) ruling that power morcellation was contraindicated in most women for the removal of benign uterine fibroids has prompted a call for a retraction and an apology by two doctors leading the fight against the device’s use.  
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over 3 years ago
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New England Journal of Medicine essay on morcellation prompts a call for retraction

An essay by a New England Journal of Medicine correspondent that questioned the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) ruling that power morcellation was contraindicated in most women for the removal of benign uterine fibroids has prompted a call for a retraction and an apology by two doctors leading the fight against the device’s use.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago