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Endovascular Treatment of Pulmonary Artery Stenosis in Adults

Is endovascular stent implantation a safe and effective therapeutic option in adults with symptomatic pulmonary artery stenosis?  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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Patient's Feelings on Taking Part in Emergency Care Trials

Many patients surveyed for this study were open to participating in emergency medical trials -- as long as they were kept informed.  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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PA system to stop smoking at Hywel Dda hospitals - BBC News

A PA system is launched at hospitals in mid and west Wales to discourage smokers from lighting up.  
bbc.co.uk
about 3 years ago
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Air pollution is a leading risk factor for stroke, global study shows

Air pollution, including environmental and household pollution, is a leading risk factor for stroke and is associated with nearly one in three strokes worldwide, a large study has shown.1  
feeds.bmj.com
about 3 years ago
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Slow response by FDA to food scares leaves public at risk, watchdog says

US consumers can remain at risk of illness or death for weeks after the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is aware that potentially hazardous food is in the supply chain because the agency lacks policies and procedures to ensure prompt product recalls, the FDA’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) said in a report released 8 June.1  
feeds.bmj.com
about 3 years ago
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Failure to enact assisted suicide law leaves Canada’s doctors in limbo

Canada’s doctors, medical organisations, healthcare system, and patients have been left in legal limbo after the government missed the 6 June deadline to pass new laws legalising doctor assisted suicide.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 3 years ago
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Review identifies five themes for addressing disparities in surgical care

A systematic review of research into disparities in surgical care in the United States has identified five themes to help guide research into variations in the quality of care and outcomes among patients.1  
feeds.bmj.com
about 3 years ago
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Air pollution is a leading risk factor for stroke, global study shows

Air pollution, including environmental and household pollution, is a leading risk factor for stroke and is associated with nearly one in three strokes worldwide, a large study has shown.1  
feeds.bmj.com
about 3 years ago
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Photophobia and a painful rash

A 62 year old woman presented to eye casualty with a 10 day history of a left sided headache. Two days after her headache started she developed a painful and pruritic left sided rash. During the 24 hours before presentation, her left eye had become injected, painful, and photophobic.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 3 years ago
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Diagnosing cancer early is vital, new figures show

The survival of patients with specific types of cancer, especially lung and ovarian cancer, is substantially lower when diagnosed at a later stage than when diagnosed at an early stage, figures from the Office for National Statistics and Public Health England have shown.1  
feeds.bmj.com
about 3 years ago
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Diagnosing cancer early is vital, new figures show

The survival of patients with specific types of cancer, especially lung and ovarian cancer, is substantially lower when diagnosed at a later stage than when diagnosed at an early stage, figures from the Office for National Statistics and Public Health England have shown.1  
feeds.bmj.com
about 3 years ago
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Voluntary unpaid blood donations must increase rapidly to meet 2020 goal

13 June 2016 | GENEVA - Voluntary, unpaid blood donations must be increased rapidly in more than half the world’s countries in order to ensure a reliable supply of safe blood for patients whose lives depend on it, WHO said on World Blood Donor Day.  
who.int
about 3 years ago
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Renal Function Tests Useful in Gauging Preeclampsia Risk

Early pregnancy elevations in urine protein-to-creatinine ratios and serum creatinine may be useful markers for preeclampsia risk.  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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Knowledge About LDCT Lung Cancer Screening Low

A small survey of South Carolina family physicians found reluctance in referring high-risk patients for LDCT screening despite multiple professional organizations' recommendations.  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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Assessment of cardiovascular risk in primary care

A 41 year old white man presented to his general practitioner for a routine blood pressure check. He was asymptomatic and had an initial reading of 154/115 mm Hg. Subsequent ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) showed that the average daytime reading was 137/89 mm Hg.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 3 years ago
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Assessment of cardiovascular risk in primary care

A 41 year old white man presented to his general practitioner for a routine blood pressure check. He was asymptomatic and had an initial reading of 154/115 mm Hg. Subsequent ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) showed that the average daytime reading was 137/89 mm Hg.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 3 years ago
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Spread of human disease from animals mapped - BBC News

Scientists say they have developed a better way to predict how diseases such as Lassa fever jump from animals to humans.  
bbc.co.uk
about 3 years ago
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'Harmful' robot aims to spark AI debate - BBC News

A robot that can decide whether or not to inflict pain is demonstrated by roboticist and artist Alexander Reben.  
bbc.co.uk
about 3 years ago
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The Surprising Shift in Elderly ICU Admissions

Will changes in the types of elderly ICU admissions require a public health sea change?  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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Judicial review over HIV Prep drug - BBC News

A charity has launched a judicial review challenging the NHS' decision not to fund a so called "game-changer" drug treatment that can prevent HIV.  
bbc.co.uk
about 3 years ago