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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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PCOS: Weight Loss Before Fertility Treatment Ups Birth Rates

Overweight or obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome and infertility were more likely to get pregnant if they lost weight before beginning infertility treatment, a new study suggested.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Tolvaptan for the Treatment of Severe Hyponatraemia

Is tolvaptan a safe and effective treatment choice for correcting hyponatremia in syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Young Female Cancer Survivors Not Clear on Infertility Risks

Many young women who survive cancer don't understand how tumor treatments affect their reproductive health even though the therapy can trigger infertility, a survey suggests.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Three new treatments for diabetes recommended by NICE

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published final guidance recommending three drugs—canagliflozin (Invokana), dapagliflozin (Forxiga), and empagliflozin (Jardiance)—as treatment options for adults with type 2 diabetes if metformin, sulfonylurea, or pioglitazone are contraindicated or not tolerated.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Bariatric surgery should be an option for treating type 2 diabetes, societies say

Bariatric surgery should be included in guidelines as a treatment option for people with type 2 diabetes and obesity, leading diabetes societies have recommended in a joint statement that formally recognised surgery for the first time as a standard therapeutic intervention for the condition.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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The Impact of Transient cART in Early HIV Infection

Does transient cART initiated in early HIV infection effect the outcomes of treatment in chronic HIV infection?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Botulinum Toxin for the Treatment of Tremor and Tics

What do we currently know about the therapeutic use of botulinum toxin for treating tremors and tics?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Three new treatments for diabetes recommended by NICE

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published final guidance recommending three drugs—canagliflozin (Invokana), dapagliflozin (Forxiga), and empagliflozin (Jardiance)—as treatment options for adults with type 2 diabetes if metformin, sulfonylurea, or pioglitazone are contraindicated or not tolerated.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Three new treatments for diabetes recommended by NICE

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published final guidance recommending three drugs—canagliflozin (Invokana), dapagliflozin (Forxiga), and empagliflozin (Jardiance)—as treatment options for adults with type 2 diabetes if metformin, sulfonylurea, or pioglitazone are contraindicated or not tolerated.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Bariatric surgery should be an option for treating type 2 diabetes, societies say

Bariatric surgery should be included in guidelines as a treatment option for people with type 2 diabetes and obesity, leading diabetes societies have recommended in a joint statement that formally recognised surgery for the first time as a standard therapeutic intervention for the condition.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Nonpharmacologic Treatments for COPD

A range of nonpharmacologic treatments for COPD can provide alternatives to medication and relief for patients.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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ASCO Issues First Practice Guideline for Cervical Cancer

ASCO has issued a 'resource-stratified' guideline for cervical cancer that offers treatment recommendations tailored to resource availability.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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5 Key Ophthalmology Takeaways: ASCRS 2016

Attendees in New Orleans were greeted with innovative theories and technologies that may change our treatment of glaucoma, cataracts, corneal ectasia, and other ophthalmic conditions.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Does Light Therapy Increase the Risk for Cancer in Kids?

'These data suggest that phototherapy may not be harmless, and that the risks as well as the benefits need to be weighed before flipping the switch,' experts said.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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New Delirium Test May Be Simpler, More Accurate

The Stanford Proxy Test for Delirium could potentially provide a more accurate assessment of patient symptoms and enhance recognition and treatment of delirium.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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NICE Recommends Three Diabetes Treatments

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is issuing guidance recommending three existing drugs as individual treatments for type 2 diabetes.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Victoria Derbyshire's breast cancer treatment ends - BBC News

BBC journalist Victoria Derbyshire has completed six weeks of radiotherapy, her last major treatment for breast cancer.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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Future of clinical coding

Clinical coding is used to classify the diagnosis and treatment of every inpatient for entry into a national data repository. The data are used for various purposes, mostly administrative. The system relies on the expertise of clinical coders, who extract data from largely unstructured notes using complex rules and a book of codes. The classification systems used in the UK are the international classification of diseases (ICD-10) for symptoms and diagnoses1 and the OPCS classification (OPCS-4) for procedures.2  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Future of clinical coding

Clinical coding is used to classify the diagnosis and treatment of every inpatient for entry into a national data repository. The data are used for various purposes, mostly administrative. The system relies on the expertise of clinical coders, who extract data from largely unstructured notes using complex rules and a book of codes. The classification systems used in the UK are the international classification of diseases (ICD-10) for symptoms and diagnoses1 and the OPCS classification (OPCS-4) for procedures.2  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago