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Reiter's syndrome

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about 5 years ago
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Textbook of Post-ICU Medicine

Surviving critical illness is not always the happy ending that we imagine for patients. Intensive care unit (ICU) teams have traditionally focused on short term goals such as stabilizing or reversing organ system dysfunction, with little understanding of what became of patients once they left the ICU. However, research conducted in recent years has demonstrated that many ICU survivors can suffer from ill health and mental health issues for months or years to follow. The Textbook of Post-ICU Medicine: The Legacy of Critical Care identifies the long term outcomes of ICU and the steps that can be taken to improve patients' health and wellbeing. Describing the major clinical syndromes affecting ICU survivors, the book delineates established or postulated biological mechanisms of the post-acute recovery process, and discusses strategies for treatment and rehabilitation to promote recovery in the ICU and in the long term. Many ICU survivors suffer from a range of long-lasting physical and psychological issues such as end stage renal disease, congestive heart failure, cognitive impairment, neuromuscular weakness, and depression or anxiety, which affect their overall quality of life and ability to lead productive lives. This book discusses the science of the recovery process and the innovative treatment regimens which are helping ICU survivors regain function as they heal following trauma or disease. This lingering burden or 'legacy' of critical illness is now recognized as a major public health issue, with major efforts underway to understand how it can be prevented, mitigated, or treated. The chapters are written by an interdisciplinary panel of leading clinicians and researchers working in the field. The book serves as a unique reference for general practitioners, internists and nurses caring for long term ICU survivors as well as specialists in intensive care medicine, neurology, psychiatry, and rehabilitation medicine.  
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about 5 years ago
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Blood test for Down’s syndrome is safe and effective, say researchers

UK researchers are calling for non-invasive prenatal testing for Down’s syndrome to be introduced widely in the NHS on the basis of new study findings.  
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about 5 years ago
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South Korea scrambles to contain MERS virus

South Korea’s president, Park Geun-hye, has called on her government to do everything possible to stop the spread of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in the country, as schools close and citizens rush to buy face masks and sanitisers. “South Koreans are getting anxious,” said Park at a meeting with health officials to plan a quarantine strategy.  
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about 5 years ago
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South Korea scrambles to contain MERS virus

South Korea’s president, Park Geun-hye, has called on her government to do everything possible to stop the spread of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in the country, as schools close and citizens rush to buy face masks and sanitisers. “South Koreans are getting anxious,” said Park at a meeting with health officials to plan a quarantine strategy.  
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about 5 years ago
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WHO | WHO and the Republic of Korea to carry out joint mission for the MERS-CoV outbreak

In light of the recent outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), WHO and the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Health and Welfare will conduct a joint mission in the Republic of Korea. The mission comes after close consultation between WHO and the Government.  
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about 5 years ago
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WHO | Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in the Republic of Korea

The outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, in the Republic of Korea continues to evolve. WHO is in close contact with the country’s government and Ministry of Health, and is receiving information as soon as facts are confirmed.  
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about 5 years ago
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IM Ketamine for Excited Delirium Syndrome

NEW POST: IM Ketamine for Excited Delirium Syndrome | ALiEM http://t.co/vyYOMnw6u8— Bryan D. Hayes (@PharmERToxGuy) May 18, 2015  
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about 5 years ago
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Korean MERS virus is not a mutation, say experts

Korean scientists have said that the virus causing the severe outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome in their country has not undergone significant mutation.  
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about 5 years ago
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WHO | MERS-CoV outbreak largest outside Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, in the Republic of Korea continues to evolve. WHO is in close contact with the country’s government and Ministry of Health, and is receiving information as soon as facts are confirmed.  
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about 5 years ago
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Irritable bowel syndrome: new and emerging treatments

Irritable bowel syndrome is one of the most common gastrointestinal disorders in developed nations. It is characterized by abdominal pain, altered bowel habits, and bloating. Several non-pharmacological and pharmacological agents, which target the peripheral gastrointestinal system and central nervous system, are used to treat the syndrome. The individual and societal impact of investigating and managing the syndrome is substantial, and despite newer treatments, many patients have unmet needs. Intense research at many international sites has improved the understanding of pathophysiology of the syndrome, but developing treatments that are effective, safe, and that have tolerable side effects remains a challenge. This review briefly summarizes the currently available treatments for irritable bowel syndrome then focuses on newer non-pharmacological and pharmacological therapies and recent evidence for older treatments. Recent guidelines on the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome are also discussed.  
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about 5 years ago
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WHO | WHO statement on the ninth meeting of the IHR Emergency Committee regarding MERS-CoV

The ninth meeting of the Emergency Committee (EC) convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005) regarding Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) was conducted on 16 June 2015.  
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about 5 years ago
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Inadequate neurology services undermine patient care in the UK

“Neurology for the masses” announced The BMJ’s then editor, Richard Smith, in 1999.1 Old stereotypes may associate neurology with rare syndromes and a fondness for diagnosis not treatment, he went on, but it is also a specialty of common illnesses such as epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease. He might also have mentioned that neurological symptoms include some of the commonest complaints such as headache and fatigue. Sixteen years on and despite a doubling of consultants, a damning parliamentary report,2 thrombolysis for stroke, and an awareness of increasing neurodegenerative disease only people living in select areas, or able to travel, will encounter a neurologist. The Neurological Alliance, a patients’ organisation in England, reports that 31% of patients had to see their primary care doctor five or more times, and 40% waited more than 12 months with symptoms before seeing one.3 The UK is the only developed nation with this problem. We have one neurologist per 90 000 people4; the European average is one per 15 000,5 and in the United States concern has been expressed that one per 19 000 isn’t enough.6  
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about 5 years ago
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WHO | MERS-CoV joint mission findings discussion

This is the briefing note of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak in the Republic of Korea on 15 June 2015  
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about 5 years ago
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Hyperviscosity Syndrome - emdocs

Presentation, Diagnosis, and Management in the Emergency Department  
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about 5 years ago
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Manchester A&E unit shut over suspected Mers outbreak - BBC News

A suspected outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome temporarily shuts a Manchester hospital's A&E unit.  
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almost 5 years ago
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Pregnant women support extra screening test for Down’s syndrome

A test that is 99% accurate in predicting the risk of Down’s syndrome and reduces the number of women who need invasive testing has the backing of pregnant women, early research has found.  
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almost 5 years ago
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Two suspected MERS cases in Manchester prove negative

Two patients who were quarantined at Manchester Royal Infirmary on 27 July with suspected Middle East respiratory syndrome have tested negative.  
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almost 5 years ago
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Complex regional pain syndrome

Complex regional pain syndrome is a chronic pain condition characterized by autonomic and inflammatory features. It occurs acutely in about 7% of patients who have limb fractures, limb surgery, or other injuries. Many cases resolve within the first year, with a smaller subset progressing to the chronic form. This transition is often paralleled by a change from “warm complex regional pain syndrome,” with inflammatory characteristics dominant, to “cold complex regional pain syndrome” in which autonomic features dominate. Multiple peripheral and central mechanisms seem to be involved, the relative contributions of which may differ between individuals and over time. Possible contributors include peripheral and central sensitization, autonomic changes and sympatho-afferent coupling, inflammatory and immune alterations, brain changes, and genetic and psychological factors. The syndrome is diagnosed purely on the basis of clinical signs and symptoms. Effective management of the chronic form of the syndrome is often challenging. Few high quality randomized controlled trials are available to support the efficacy of the most commonly used interventions. Reviews of available randomized trials suggest that physical and occupational therapy (including graded motor imagery and mirror therapy), bisphosphonates, calcitonin, subanesthetic intravenous ketamine, free radical scavengers, oral corticosteroids, and spinal cord stimulation may be effective treatments. Multidisciplinary clinical care, which centers around functionally focused therapies is recommended. Other interventions are used to facilitate engagement in functional therapies and to improve quality of life.  
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almost 5 years ago
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Two suspected MERS cases in Manchester prove negative

Two patients who were quarantined at Manchester Royal Infirmary on 27 July with suspected Middle East respiratory syndrome have tested negative.  
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almost 5 years ago