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Extreme Adolescent Obesity in US Almost Triples in 25 Years

A CDC study also finds that obesity in that age group had doubled in that time. The large national surveys used have the benefit of documented height and weight instead of just reported numbers.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Ebola Survivors: Low Risk to Care Providers After Viremia Clearance

Patients who are recovering from Ebola virus infection probably pose little risk to healthcare workers six weeks after viremia has cleared, according to a new study.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Awesome Conference on the Sunshine Coast |

In case you haven’t been to an SSEM before – this is a boutique Australasian emergency conference run by a not-for-profit organisation. It is squarely aimed at EM clinicans who like to get their hands dirty. The emphasis is on practical stuff: SSEM is legendary for the quality of its workshops.  
resus.me
over 3 years ago
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Postpartum (within 1st month) Emergencies and their Management - emdocs

Common postpartum emergencies include hemorrhage, infections, hypertension, preeclampsia/eclampsia, and headache. HELLP and peripartum cardiomyopathy are rare postpartum complications. This article reviews the presentation of these emergencies and how they are properly diagnosed and managed in the emergency department.   
emdocs.net
over 3 years ago
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Diet and Cognitive Decline: Untangling the Evidence

Flavonols and omega-3 consumption integrated with clinical precision medicine could reduce the risk for cognitive decline and Alzheimer's.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Five minutes with . . . Scarlett McNally, RCS council member

The consultant orthopaedic surgeon and Royal College of Surgeons council member says that more needs to be done to encourage women into surgery  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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FDA Rejects Adamis' Emergency Drug for Severe Allergic Reaction

Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corp said on Monday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration rejected its emergency treatment for acute anaphylaxis for the second time.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Cardiac 'bruising' may predict worse heart attack - BBC News

UK researchers say they have found a new way to tell if a heart attack is more severe and might cause lasting harm - by looking for bruising or bleeding in the heart muscle.  
bbc.co.uk
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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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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CA Senate Nixes Bill for Disciplined-Doctor Disclosure

The California Senate rejected legislation that would have required medical practitioners to notify their patients if they were on probation for serious infractions.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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CICM ASM 2016 - a quick summary - Intensive Care Network

For those of you who missed the 2016 CICM ASM ICU conference, Pierre Janin has kindly provided a pretty extensive review of his take-home points.  
intensivecarenetwork.com
over 3 years ago
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Pediatric Procedural Sedation: What are your options? - emdocs

Having difficulty deciding between procedural sedation agents in your pediatric patients?  Read on: we provide a focused review of commonly utilized medications, with tips and tricks on how to cater your personal sedation practice to the clinical scenario.   
emdocs.net
over 3 years ago
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Modest Risk for Fetal Malformations With Atypicals 'Reassuring'

According to new data from a large registry, the use of atypical antipsychotics during pregnancy comes with a modest level of risk that may be reassuring for doctors and their patients.  
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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Bone Resorption in Pregnancy and Passage of Lead Burden to Baby

Bone resorption increases during pregnancy and continues to be high postpartum, according to new findings using lead testing to measure bone turnover.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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How to Succeed as a Teacher - Introduction (episode 5) | EMBlog Mayo Clinic

https://youtu.be/bbNSeb_ZG4k  
emblog.mayo.edu
over 3 years ago
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UMEM Educational Pearls - University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine

1. Laine L, Jensen DM. Management of patients with ulcer bleeding. Am J Gastroenterol. 2012 Mar;107(3):345-60; quiz 361. doi: 10.1038/ajg.2011.480. Epub 2012 Feb 7. Review. PubMed PMID: 22310222.  
umem.org
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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American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology (ASCP) 2016 Annual Meeting

American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology (ASCP) 2016 Annual Meeting : Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ASCP 2016.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago