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Statins could be new treatment option in women with oestrogen receptor positive breast cancer

Researchers have called for clinical trials into the effects of statins in women with recurrent breast cancer, after finding that these cancers can make a molecule from cholesterol that mimics oestrogen.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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CICM Second Part Exam Practice SAQs 01062016 - INTENSIVE

As prepared by Chris Nickson, here are the practice questions from the last written exam practice session at The Alfred ICU, with recommended reading from Lifeinthefastlane.com’s Critical Care Compendium and other FOAM sources:  
intensiveblog.com
about 4 years ago
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The Dangers of Over-Resuscitation in Sepsis - emdocs

In previous discussions, we have addressed that IV fluid choices affect patient outcomes in septic shock, and we have shown the evidence that invasive monitoring coupled with aggressive treatments are actually harming our patients.  The question we now face is what is the result of over-resuscitation?   
emdocs.net
about 4 years ago
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CDC Updates Interim Guidance on Zika Testing and Interpretation

The guidance revises recommendations on the timing and thresholds of antibody testing, with the aim of reducing missed diagnoses of Zika and dengue infections.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Most Children Receive Concussion Care in Primary Care, Not ED

Most children seek care for concussions from their primary care provider, rather than an emergency department, suggesting current incidence estimates are too low, a new study has found.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Poll: Study May Push More Physicians Toward Earlier HRT

More than half say they will change their practice after findings that women who started HRT less than 6 years after menopause had slower progression of atherosclerosis; plenty of uncertainty remains.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Triptan and DHE Use for Basilar and Hemiplegic Migraine

Are triptans and DHE safe to use for the abortive treatment of basilar and hemiplegic migraine?  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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FDA Signals Food Industry to Voluntarily Lower Sodium Content

The FDA draft guidance provides "practical, voluntary sodium reduction targets" for the food industry but will likely spark debate on the merits of low-sodium diets for the masses.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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UnitedHealth to Exit California's Obamacare Market

UnitedHealth Group Inc. is leaving California's insurance exchange at the end of this year, state officials confirmed Tuesday.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Inventing a Machine That Spits Out Drugs in a Whole New Way

In a lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, all the work that happens in a vast pharmaceutical manufacturing plant happens in a device the size of your kitchen refrigerator.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Long-term Benzodiazepine Use: No Risk for Cognitive Decline?

There is no link between long-term benzodiazepine use and increased deposition of beta-amyloid in the brain or cognitive decline in elderly adults who are without dementia.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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US death rates rise slightly

After a decade of steady decline, the death rates in the United States rose slightly last year, according to preliminary data reported by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).1  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Group calls for more to be done to tackle corruption in the pharmaceutical industry

Corruption is rife in the global pharmaceutical sector and governments need to do more to tackle it, a report from Transparency International, a global anti-corruption action group, has said.1  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Patients are being let down by lack of electronic health records, finds review

Patients have only limited access to electronic health records and their expectations are not being met by the NHS, according to the findings of a review into the roll-out of patient records across the United Kingdom.1  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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NHS England confirms it will not fund HIV prevention pill

NHS England has confirmed its decision not to fund pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for the prevention of HIV infection, to the anger of AIDS charities.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Pregnant women in Scotland to be offered free vitamins

Every pregnant woman in Scotland is to be offered free vitamin supplements from next year as part of a drive to improve the health of mothers and babies. It will make Scotland the only part of the United Kingdom where such support is universally available.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Most government departments do not keep track of research they commission, inquiry finds

The inquiry found that research evidence on food banks, immigration, choice of GP, and drugs policy were among cases where results were “held back when the findings were politically awkward.”  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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US death rates rise slightly

After a decade of steady decline, the death rates in the United States rose slightly last year, according to preliminary data reported by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).1  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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BME staff are more likely to be bullied in most acute trusts, report finds

Black and ethnic minority (BME) staff were more likely to be bullied, harassed, or abused than their white colleagues in most acute trusts, a report by NHS England has found.1  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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US death rates rise slightly

After a decade of steady decline, the death rates in the United States rose slightly last year, according to preliminary data reported by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).1  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago