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Offshore Medical Schools Are Buying Clinical Clerkships in U... : Academic Medicine

U.S. medical education faces a threat from for-profit Caribbean medical schools which purchase clini  
journals.lww.com
over 3 years ago
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Advancing Competency-Based Medical Education: A Charter for... : Academic Medicine

The International Competency-Based Medical Education (ICBME) Collaborators have been working since 2  
journals.lww.com
over 3 years ago
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Headache and Visual Loss in Vertebral Artery Dissection

This case demonstrates that the signs of a potentially fatal vertebral artery dissection can be subtle and easily misdiagnosed or missed.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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ED Personnel Have Knowledge Gaps Around Radiation From Tests

Emergency department providers who order diagnostic imaging tests have gaps in their knowledge about the presence and effects of ionizing radiation in such tests, according to a new report by U.S. and Canadian researchers.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Imaging Case of the Week 207 Answer

The chest x-ray shows major neck vessels that are outlined by air, producing the tubular artery sign. This is suggestive of pneumomediastinum.  
emergucate.com
over 3 years ago
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ACA Bringing Progress to Communities As Programs Mature

The latest data shows the Affordable Care Act to be a success, enrolling 12.7 million people. But challenges remain--both political and market-based.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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CPPW: Interventions to Decrease Obesity and Tobacco Exposure

In 2010, the CDC launched Communities Putting Prevention to Work, a program to reduce obesity, tobacco use, and exposure to secondhand smoke. Has it been successful?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Atrial Fibrillation and Disability-Free Survival

Is atrial fibrillation a risk factor for disability in older adults?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Palliative Pharmacotherapy: State-of-the-Art Management

Managing symptoms of advanced cancer can greatly improve patient quality of life. This review describes the latest therapy for cachexia, anorexia, fatigue, delirium, and dyspnea.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Rudeness and Respect in Medicine

Negative behavior in the medical field could have personal and professional implications -- and also may potentially jeopardize patient safety.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Racial Differences in Pediatric ED Triage Scores

This new study examines whether differences in pediatric ED triage scores are related to race. Is there a connection?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Feedback-informed Treatment in Emergency Psychiatry

This study investigated the efficacy of an immediate feedback instrument in the treatment of patients with acute, severe psychosocial or psychiatric problems in a crisis situation.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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WHO recommends eight week abstinence or safer sex after return from Zika areas

To prevent sexual transmission of the Zika virus, people who return from areas of active Zika transmission who have no symptoms of infection should still abstain from sex or use safer sex practices for at least eight weeks, the World Health Organization has said.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Freakshake: The mega milkshake causing a sensation - BBC News

A high-calorie, mega milkshake known as a "freakshake" is causing queues outside cafes and giving health campaigners sleepless nights.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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Telehealth for patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease: pragmatic randomised controlled trial

Objective To assess whether non-clinical staff can effectively manage people at high risk of cardiovascular disease using digital health technologies.  
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over 3 years ago
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Prostate cancer aggression 'linked to waist size' - BBC News

Men with larger waistlines could be at higher risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer, a study suggests.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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Guideline-Producing Groups Rarely Disclose Industry Ties

Most medical organizations receive biomedical industry support, but this funding is rarely included in clinical practice guideline disclosures.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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In-Hospital Mobility Program Keeps Elderly Patients Active

A simple activity intervention in hospitalized older patients reduced loss of mobility after discharge, a randomized clinical trial showed.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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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
over 3 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
over 3 years ago