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LITFL Review 223 | LITFL: Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog

Welcome to the 223rd LITFL Review! Your regular and reliable source for the highest highlights, sneakiest sneak peeks and loudest shout-outs from the webbe  
lifeinthefastlane.com
about 3 years ago
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Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five FFFF 137

Just when you thought your brain could unwind on a Friday, you realise that it would rather be challenged with some good old fashioned medical trivia FFFF  
lifeinthefastlane.com
about 3 years ago
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Fight Turns Personal for a Man at War With Zika

He’s most often on call when weather disasters strike. But since February, when Puerto Rico’s governor declared a public health emergency because of the Zika virus, it has been his job to try to reduce the local mosquito population.  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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Ethnic Breast Cancer Risk 'Due to Demographics'

Younger age at breast cancer diagnosis and increased likelihood of aggressive disease in ethnic-minority women are a function of demographics that will change over time, UK study results indicate.  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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Soaring Rates of Opioid Addiction Challenge Hospitalists

There were 4400 deaths related to opioid overdose in 2000; in 2013, there were 16,000. To address this increase, hospitalists need strategies to manage patients with addiction and treat withdrawal.  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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Is Social Media Driving Cosmetic Surgery Among Millennials?

AAFPRS President Edwin F. Williams III, MD, warns against the influence of social media on young patients.  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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'Failing Fast' and Moving Forward in Clinical Cancer Research

The goal of clinical research in cancer should not be to conduct trials the fastest or achieve the largest number of positive trials at all costs, argues Dr Jack West.  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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Prevention of Right-Sided Colon Cancer Following Colonoscopy

Preventing right-sided colon cancer is a major goal for modern colonoscopy, but how is it best achieved?  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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Tenofovir Exposure and Kidney Function in Women With HIV

This study examines the relationship between TFV exposure and subsequent kidney function in women living with HIV.  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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Adjunct Screening Identifies More Cancers in Dense Breasts

Adjunct screening with tomosynthesis or ultrasound may detect more cancers in women with dense breast tissue.  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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Dose-Dense Chemo Boosts Survival in Premenopausal Breast Cancer

Adjuvant chemotherapy given every 2 weeks improved overall survival by almost a third compared with the standard 3-week interval.  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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New Biomarker for Yea or Nay to Chemo in Early CRC

Dr David Kerr gives the thumbs-up to new data on CDX2, a prognostic biomarker whose absence identifies colorectal cancer patients likely to benefit from adjuvant chemo, but says validation is needed.  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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Role for Twitter in Cancer Clinical Trial Recruitment?

A pilot study using a sample of tweets about lung cancer found that a surprising amount of these were about clinical trials, suggesting Twitter could be a resource for recruitment.  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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2016 Latest updates in psychiatric aeromedical retrieval

Segment taken from Anaesthetists Hymn Hi there! Here in Far North Queensland, Australia, we undertake a lot of psychiatric long distance fixed wing aeromedical retrievals. In fact the Top End or Far North of Australia, as a region, has more psychiatric aeromedical retrievals per annum than any other place on Earth as far as I…  
prehospitalmed.com
about 3 years ago
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Cardiac arrest sedation – towards best practice with ketamine

Nebraska protocol to sedate SCA patients who attain awareness from CPR https://t.co/QJ8P7jGVPS T pic.twitter.com/TGXwYBY4hN— EMS1 (@EMS1) March 12, 2016 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js  
prehospitalmed.com
about 3 years ago
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The Dangerous Little Details

A new bit of research is out looking at paediatric intubation in the prehospital and retrieval setting. Picking it up and turning it this way, that way and all around, here’s Dr Andrew Weatherall.  Advanced prehospital practitioners that I’ve met have some pretty common traits. They are pretty comfortable around things that other people might find…  
prehospitalmed.com
about 3 years ago
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Dr. Smith's ECG Blog: One reason we get ECGs in stroke patients

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 3 years ago
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FH Prevalence in US Higher Than Expected, Varies by Race

Despite perceptions that familial hypercholesterolemia is rare and easily identified, it's more common than believed and often first manifests as early heart disease or a fatal event, say researchers.  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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Joint statement on Syria

In the past few weeks, we are seeing signs of momentum, fragile glimmers of hope in Syria. Fewer bombs are falling; humanitarian access has opened up in some places; negotiators from all sides are preparing to come together and talk. As humanitarians, we welcome progress where it means real change. We use our collective voice to call on all parties, local and international, for this anniversary to be the last one and for the political talks to bring real peace and an end to the suffering in Syria.  
who.int
about 3 years ago
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European Association of Urology (EAU) 2016 Congress

European Association of Urology (EAU) 2016 Congress: Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from EAU 2016.  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago