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ADHD Medication May Boost Kids' Arrhythmia Risk

Children and young people prescribed methylphenidate, commonly used in ADHD, have an increased risk for arrhythmia in the weeks after initiation of treatment.  
medscape.com
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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Second-generation Antipsychotics: Not All Equal

A systematic review and meta-analysis of various second-generation antipsychotic agents in the treatment of first-episode psychosis finds that not all are created equal.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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New blood test could personalise depression treatment

Scientists have developed a blood test to predict whether depressed patients will respond to common antidepressants. They said that this could herald a new area of personalised treatment for people with depression, where patients who have blood inflammation above a certain threshold could receive more aggressive treatment.  
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over 3 years ago
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Cardiac Rehabilitation

Physical activity is healthy for your heart—even after you've had a heart attack or bypass surgery. It's important to start out slowly, under the supervision...  
youtube.com
over 3 years ago
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New blood test could personalise depression treatment

Scientists have developed a blood test to predict whether depressed patients will respond to common antidepressants. They said that this could herald a new area of personalised treatment for people with depression, where patients who have blood inflammation above a certain threshold could receive more aggressive treatment.  
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over 3 years ago
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TAF vs TDF for Initial HIV-1 Treatment

When compared to tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, is tenofovir alafenamide with elvitegravir, cobicistat, and emtricitabine a safe and durable regimen for initial HIV treatment?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Quick Finger-prick Test Reliably Monitors Clozapine Levels

A spot of dried blood on a special filter paper that is then mailed to a laboratory is a way of detecting therapeutic doses of clozapine. It is especially useful in underserviced areas.  
medscape.com
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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over 3 years ago
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Propiverine ER Safe, Effective for Overactive Bladder

The extended-release formulation of propiverine is 'an effective and well-tolerated treatment option' for patients with symptoms of overactive bladder (OAB), according to a new study.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Bubbly drink trial 'to boost cancer therapy' - BBC News

Scientists are investigating whether bubbly drinks could boost the success of cancer treatments, after winning a Cancer Research UK award for "outside the box" ideas.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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Sarah Taylor: England wicketkeeper talks about anxiety issues

England women's wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor talks about her battle with anxiety, which has made her take a break from cricket to seek treatment.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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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.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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The pigeon will see you now - BBC News

Rats, dogs and cows are just some of the animals that are advancing the diagnosis and treatment of disease in humans.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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Oxaliplatin Can Be Safely Infused at a Rate of 1 mg/m2/min

A study finds that oxaliplatin can be infused safely at a faster rate than previously determined and hopefully this will result in less overall treatment time and improved patient satisfaction.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Higher priced drugs are not cost effective for diabetic macular edema, US study finds

In comparsion with treatment with the low cost antivascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) drug bevacizumab (Avastin), the more expensive alternatives aflibercept (Eylea) and ranibizumab (Lucentis) are not cost effective for diabetic macular edema, a new study has found.1  
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over 3 years ago
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Mandatory addiction treatment for people who use drugs: global health and human rights analysis

Global evidence indicates that mandated treatment of drug dependence conflicts with drug users’ human rights and is not effective in treating addiction. Karsten Lunze and colleagues argue that drug treatment policies must be evidence based and meet international standards  
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over 3 years ago
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Mandatory addiction treatment for people who use drugs: global health and human rights analysis

Global evidence indicates that mandated treatment of drug dependence conflicts with drug users’ human rights and is not effective in treating addiction. Karsten Lunze and colleagues argue that drug treatment policies must be evidence based and meet international standards  
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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.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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Predicting Adverse Events With Dabigatran or Warfarin in AF

This study examined various models that aim to quantify expected rates of thromboembolism and major bleeding for a given patient if that patient were to initiate treatment with dabigatran or warfarin  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago