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3T Heater-Cooler System Linked to M chimaera Infection

Cardiothoracic patients may have been infected with M chimaera after undergoing cardiothoracic procedures during which contaminated Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler System devices were used.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Does Aspirin Reduce the Risk of Developing ARDS?

A recent clinical trial investigated whether aspirin is effective in preventing ARDS.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Occurrence, Characteristics, and Predictors of Pain in COPD

Pain is a significant, undertreated problem for patients with COPD. Read about the prevalence and characteristics of pain in COPD patients here.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Psych Patients at Risk During Medical Hospitalization

Patient safety events are common and are associated with physical harm and death in individuals with schizophrenia and other serious mental illness during nonpsychiatric hospital stays.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Hard Water Link to Childhood Eczema

Babies exposed to hard water may have a higher risk of developing the skin condition eczema than those who live in areas of the country with soft water, according to a UK study.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Jun 3 Cardiology News

Potential risk for cancer diagnosis after AF, the merits of low-Na policies, Tai Chi effects on BP, and the unseen bias of medical organizations in guidelines are discussed in this week's podcast.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Statistical Essentials in Interpreting Clinical Trials

From significance testing to P values and intention-to-treat analyses, Dr Stuart Pocock reviews the basics of clinical trial interpretation.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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New Mid-Range HF Classification Debuts in ESC Guidelines

UPDATED // "It's time to start dealing with the middle child of heart failure," said an expert. LCZ696 also makes its debut in the guidelines, and CRT concerns for patients with narrow QRS are addressed.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Atrial Fibrillation Is a Risk Marker for Cancer: Women's Health Study

The observed increase in cancer risk may not warrant a change in cancer screening but calls for much closer scrutiny and risk-factor reduction in AF patients.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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HER2 Blockade Vastly Improves Colorectal Cancer Outcomes

In an open-label study, a small number of patients with HER2-positive metastatic colorectal cancer achieved an impressive response to a targeted therapy combination.  
medscape.org
over 3 years ago
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Workplace Violence in Healthcare Major Problem, Unrecognized

Workplace violence against healthcare workers is common, and prevention remains a mystery, according to a review article.  
medscape.org
over 3 years ago
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Cell Phone Use and Brain Cancer Link: Doubts Still Remain

Stability of brain cancer incidence in Australia from 1982 to 2012 in all age groups except those older than 70 years does not support mobile phone use as a causal factor.  
medscape.org
over 3 years ago
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Does Cancer Care Meet Needs, Expectations of Patients?

Cancer patients want more information from and better communication with their healthcare team, according to a CancerCare report.  
medscape.org
over 3 years ago
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Chemoradiation Does Not Improve Survival in Pancreatic Cancer

Chemoradiotherapy vs chemotherapy alone does not improve overall survival time in patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer controlled after 4 months of induction chemotherapy.  
medscape.org
over 3 years ago
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Can Immediate ADT Use Improve Outcomes in Prostate Cancer?

A new study shows that immediate androgen deprivation therapy yields some advantages among men with recurrent prostate cancer.  
medscape.org
over 3 years ago
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ACS Misses Target for 25-Year Mortality Goal Reduction

A new report from the American Cancer Society concludes that cancer mortality rates are declining, but at only approximately half the goal rate set by the Society.  
medscape.org
over 3 years ago
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Former Rugby Internationals to Take Part in Concussion Study

More than 100 former rugby internationals have agreed to take part in a unique scientific study on the effects of concussion on brain health to increase player safety standards in the sport, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) has said.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Building Better Blood Vessels

Generating human cellular blood vessels is the latest innovative solution for improving the costly and uncomfortable process of dialysis for kidney failure.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Nurses: Floating and Covering Unfamiliar Roles

As a critical care nurse, I am required to fill in on the rapid response team despite having no training in this area. Can hospitals do this?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Occupational asthma

A 22 year old man thought he might have hay fever. Several months later his general practitioner diagnosed asthma. It later emerged that his symptoms were associated with his work in a bakery, and he was referred to an occupational lung disease specialist who diagnosed occupational asthma.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago