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Wearable Artificial Kidney Offers Hope for Dialysis Patients

An experimental wearable artificial kidney shows promise as a substitute for dialysis machines, researchers report.  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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Problems Loom as Canada Misses Deadline for Assisted Death Law

The Canadian government acknowledged it would miss a deadline to introduce a law allowing medically-assisted death and predicted many sick patients would have trouble finding doctors willing to help end their lives.  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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Vital Signs: Deficiencies in Environmental Control Identified in Outbreaks of Legionnaires’ Disease — North America, 2000–2014 | MMWR

The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  
cdc.gov
about 3 years ago
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USPSTF Now Recommends Syphilis Screening in At-Risk Persons

USPSTF finds convincing evidence that screening among asymptomatic people in this group has substantial benefit. Editorialist says control in the US is within reach, despite recent increases in case numbers.  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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Oral Rinse Test Picks Up Early-Stage Oral Cancer

An inexpensive oral rinse test identified patients with head and neck cancer, despite control subjects being at high risk for oral cancer, new research shows.  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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Oral Therapies in MS: Changing the Care Paradigm

Hear Drs Miller, Stankiewicz, and Boster discuss the mechanisms of action and appropriate use of oral therapies in multiple sclerosis.  
medscape.org
about 3 years ago
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Valvular AF With HF Common, Often Untreated in Young Africans

Other issues in sub-Saharan Africa: access can be limited and follow-ups less likely, making it tough to monitor warfarin; yet the NOACs tend to be prohibitively expensive, caution researchers.  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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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
about 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
about 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
about 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
about 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
about 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
about 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
about 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
about 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
about 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
about 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
about 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
about 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
about 3 years ago