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Whether Commercial or Low-Cost, Mesh Is Mesh

Commentary on a study comparing low-cost mesh with commercial mesh for the repair of inguinal hernias, published in the New England Journal of Medicine.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Perfluorochemical (PFC) Contamination in Southern New Hampshire

A new site of environmental and drinking water contamination was recently identified in the Merrimack and Litchfield areas related to a plastics company, which used PFOA in its manufacturing process.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Maine Mandates e-Prescribing of Controlled Substances

Maine has become the second state after New York to include EPCS in legislation dealing with the opioid epidemic; the state medical association supported the bill.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Arsenic-Contaminated Well Water Boosts Bladder Cancer Risk

Arsenic contamination in well water could be responsible for the unusually high rates of bladder cancer in northern New England.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Giving patients rosuvastatin before surgery does not prevent complications, study finds

Perioperative rosuvastatin does not prevent postoperative atrial fibrillation or perioperative myocardial damage in patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery and is associated with an increased risk of acute kidney injury, a large randomised study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has shown.1  
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over 3 years ago
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Giving patients rosuvastatin before surgery does not prevent complications, study finds

Perioperative rosuvastatin does not prevent postoperative atrial fibrillation or perioperative myocardial damage in patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery and is associated with an increased risk of acute kidney injury, a large randomised study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has shown.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Cullen’s and Grey Turner’s Signs in Acute Pancreatitis — NEJM

Images in Clinical Medicine from The New England Journal of Medicine — Cullen’s and Grey Turner’s Signs in Acute Pancreatitis  
nejm.org
over 3 years ago
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Stenting vs Endarterectomy for Carotid Artery Stenosis

Commentary on a study comparing low-cost mesh with commercial mesh for the repair of inguinal hernias, published in the New England Journal of Medicine.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Major Boston Hospital to Offer Gender-Reassignment Surgeries

Boston Medical Center said on Wednesday it would become the first hospital in the northeastern United States to begin performing gender-reassignment surgery on transgender patients.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Massachusetts Man Has First Successful U.S. Penis Transplant

A 64-year-old man became the first in the United States to undergo a successful penis transplant in a procedure at Massachusetts General Hospital earlier this month, his doctors said on Monday.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Lyme and Other Tickborne Diseases in New Hampshire

New Hampshire continues to have one of the highest rates of Lyme disease in the nation. The state's Division of Public Health Services provides advice on diagnosis and treatment.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Extra five years of aromatase inhibitors increases disease-free survival in breast cancer

Extending use of adjuvant aromatase inhibitors from five to 10 years in women treated for primary breast cancer significantly increases rates of disease-free survival and the risk of cancer occurring in the other breast, a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows.1 However, extended use of the drugs was not found to affect overall survival.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Introduction to Acid Base Disorders: Acid Base Tutorial, University of Connecticut Health Center

where 6.1 is the pKa (negative logarithm of the acid dissociation constant) for carbonic acid (H2CO3) and 0.03, the factor which relates PCO2 to the amount of CO2 dissolved in plasma.  
fitsweb.uchc.edu
over 3 years ago