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Call for compulsory NHS mediation to avoid court cases - BBC News

A leading anaesthetist is calling for compulsory mediation between patients, or their relatives, and doctors who clash over the right form of treatment.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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Informed Consent: The Time to Improve Was Yesterday

Discussing what a reasonable patient deems important is increasingly the standard for informed consent, yet what Dr Mandrola sees in practice often falls shy of this.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly closes

The Sixty-ninth World Health Assembly closed on 28 May 2016 after approving resolutions on WHO’s Framework for Engagement with Non-State Actors; the Sustainable Development Goals; the International Health Regulations.  
who.int
over 4 years ago
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Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Diabetic Retinopathy

A systematic review and meta-analysis find association, but the mechanism isn't clear, and no randomized clinical trials of supplementation have been conducted as yet.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Tox Myths and Mistruths - INTENSIVE

On Saturday 11th June 2016, The Irish Intensive Care Society Annual Scientific Meeting in Dublin will incorporate a Toxicology Symposium, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Irish National Poisons Information Center. The full programme is available here (pdf), and from the point-of-view of a tox-obsessed intensivist, it looks pretty exciting! The international line-up alone includes Donna Seger (USA), Bruno Mégarbane (France), Leon Gussow of The Poison Review fame (USA) and John Myburgh (Australia). In addition, I will be speaking about ‘Tox Myths and Mistruths’, and the resources for the talk are provided below.  
intensiveblog.com
over 4 years ago
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LITFL Review 233 | LITFL: Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog

Welcome to the 233rd LITFL Review! Your regular and reliable source for the highest highlights, sneakiest sneak peeks and loudest shout-outs from the webbe  
lifeinthefastlane.com
over 4 years ago
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Controversies of Thrombolytics for Pulmonary Embolism - emdocs

Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a disease process associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The benefits of thrombolytics for massive PE has been established in the literature. But what does the evidence say about the use of thrombolytics for submassive PE? What are the current guidelines and recommendations? As emergency physicians how should we apply the current evidence for the use of thrombolytics in submassive PE?   
emdocs.net
over 4 years ago
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A Novel Combined-Catheter to Monitor Atrial Pressures

Is this new catheterization method a safe and accurate way to monitor atrial pressure in pediatric cardiac surgery patients?  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Critical Care in the ED: Acute Kidney Injury

Can this critical condition be adequately managed in the emergency department?  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Treatment of VTE With New Anticoagulant Agents

Are we ready to promote the new oral anticoagulant agents as standard of care for the full spectrum of patients with venous thromboembolism?  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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ID and Management of Chronic HCV Infection -- Cherokee Nation

Hepatitis C virus infection disproportionately affects the American Indian/Alaska Native populations. What steps are being taken to increase awareness, testing, and treatment in the Cherokee Nation?  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Laboratory Diagnosis of Tuberculous Meningitis

Currently, there's no established lab test to diagnose early tuberculous meningitis, the most severe form of TB. In this study, the authors tested a new approach using CSF interferon-gamma detection.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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How Precise Is Precision Medicine for Schizophrenia?

While precision medicine has made great strides in other fields, such as oncology, its viability depends on identifying consistent biomarkers. Where do we stand on feasible targets in schizophrenia?  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Sport-Related Concussion in Youth

Read the up-to-date recommendations and guidelines for diagnosis and management of pediatric sport-related concussions.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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When a Patient Discusses Assisted Dying

End-of-life concerns and assisted dying are difficult topics for patients and clinicians to discuss. Will these strategies and resources help?  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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SGEM#155: Girls Just Want To Have Fun – Not Appendicitis

Guest Skeptics:  Dr. Anthony Crocco is a Pediatric Emergency Physician and is the Medical Director & Division Head of the Division of Pediatric Emergency at McMaster’s Children’s Hospital. He is the creator of SketchyEBM.  
thesgem.com
over 4 years ago
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Imaging Case of the Week 207

The frontal chest x-ray is from a 23 year old with shortness of breath after inhaling a chemical. What radiological sign can be seen?With thanks to Dr. Basil Muharb for the image.  
emergucate.com
over 4 years ago
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Not walking at work could be 'as dangerous as smoking' - BBC News

New data suggests more than half of us only go for a walk at work when we need the toilet.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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Winterbourne View: Families demand action five years on from Panorama - BBC News

Families of victims of the Winterbourne View scandal write to the prime minister demanding he shuts outdated care home institutions.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago