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R.E.B.E.L. EM - Five ECG Patterns You Must Know - emdocs

This review article focused on 5 under recognized high-risk ECG patterns in the ACS patient that result in poor outcomes including malignant dysrhythmias, higher rates of cardiogenic shock, and death.  
emdocs.net
about 4 years ago
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Dr. Smith's ECG Blog: Syncope During Exercise in a 12-Year Old

Instructive ECGs in Clinical Context ----Archives, Popular Posts, and an Index of all ECGs are down the right-hand side.  
hqmeded-ecg.blogspot.com
about 4 years ago
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Lariam should be drug of last resort for troops, MPs say - BBC News

Anti-malarial drug Lariam, which can cause severe side-effects, should be the "drug of last resort" for UK troops, MPs on the defence committee say.  
bbc.co.uk
about 4 years ago
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Sixty seconds on . . . gardening

You may scoff, but a new UK report (http://bit.ly/1TEIPk8) has found that putting the rake and secateurs to use improves mental and physical health at all ages.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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NHS regulator will do fewer inspections as budgets are cut

Providers of health services in England will be inspected less often and in less depth if they are considered to be performing well, under plans by the NHS regulator the Care Quality Commission to streamline its operations. But doctors’ leaders have said that the planned changes do not go far enough in reducing the burden of inspection on clinicians.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Use mefloquine for UK troops only as “last resort,” MPs tell Ministry of Defence

British military personnel should be given the antimalarial drug mefloquine (which is marketed in the United Kingdom as Lariam) only as a “last resort,” MPs have concluded.1  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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New US food labels reflect modern serving sizes and added sugar

Packaged foods in the US will soon bear new, easier to read nutrition labels that will reflect more closely the average serving sizes Americans eat and provide information about the amount of sugars that are added to processed foods, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced 20 May.1 The revisions are the first significant changes to US food labels in more than 20 years.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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The perils of motherhood at age 14

Keya, aged 14, is pictured with her 2 month old son, Rahim, at home in an urban slum in Bangladesh. Keya, who lives with her 21 year old husband and his parents, almost lost her life as a result of a postpartum haemorrhage.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Prediction of rates of thromboembolic and major bleeding outcomes with dabigatran or warfarin among patients with atrial fibrillation: new initiator cohort study

Objectives To compare stratified event rates from randomized controlled trials with predicted event rates from models developed in observational data, and assess their ability to accurately capture observed rates of thromboembolism and major bleeding for patients treated with dabigatran or warfarin as part of routine care.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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EU exit would have a detrimental effect on the NHS, academics warn

Leaving the European Union (EU) would have an adverse impact on the NHS and the health of UK residents, a group of academics from the school of public health at Imperial College, London said in an article in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.1 NHS England chief executive, Simon Stevens, has agreed with this view.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Clinical risk factors for pre-eclampsia early pregnancy: problems with systematic review

We read Bartsch and colleagues’ review on clinical risk factors for pre-eclampsia with interest.1 This timely topic is of great clinical interest because it reworks the established institutional guidelines for using maternal characteristics to screen for pre-eclampsia risk in pregnancy. Although we applaud their diligent and meticulous approach, we have some reservations about this study.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Prediction of rates of thromboembolic and major bleeding outcomes with dabigatran or warfarin among patients with atrial fibrillation: new initiator cohort study

Objectives To compare stratified event rates from randomized controlled trials with predicted event rates from models developed in observational data, and assess their ability to accurately capture observed rates of thromboembolism and major bleeding for patients treated with dabigatran or warfarin as part of routine care.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Strategic quality improvement

This case study, co-produced with Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, looks at how to use an action learning approach to assess current – and develop future – quality improvement strategies. The King’s Fund was commissioned by Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust to work with their Quality Board to facilitate an assessment of its existing approaches to quality improvement and to develop a strategy for future work.  
kingsfund.org.uk
about 4 years ago
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South Carolina Bans Remote Exams for Eyeglass Prescriptions

Optometrists' and ophthalmologists' associations differ on whether the exams and prescriptions are safe for patients; 10 states now have similar bans.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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'Thousands miss out' on surgery for type-2 diabetes - BBC News

Thousands of people with type-2 diabetes in the UK are missing out on obesity surgery that would slash blood sugars and even lead to remission in some cases, a team of experts say.  
bbc.co.uk
about 4 years ago
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Islamic State group recruited practising NHS doctor - BBC News

An NHS doctor left his family in the UK and joined the Islamic State group in Syria, the BBC learns from leaked IS recruitment papers.  
bbc.co.uk
about 4 years ago
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'NHS treatment delay' caused cancer patient's death - BBC News

A man died from operable cancer after an NHS trust failed to act on advice from another hospital, an ombudsman's report reveals.  
bbc.co.uk
about 4 years ago
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Football league for overweight men launched - BBC News

A football league exclusively for men who classed as obese has been launched in Somerset.  
bbc.co.uk
about 4 years ago
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Chinese man given pig's cornea - BBC News

Wu Pinggui talks to the BBC after having an operation to transplant a pig's cornea into his eye.  
bbc.co.uk
about 4 years ago