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Lab Case 106

A 53 year old with a history of psychiatric issues presents with altered mental state. She is tachypnoeic and looks unwell.  
emergucate.com
over 3 years ago
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European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) EUROPACE–CARDIOSTIM 2016

European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) EUROPACE–CARDIOSTIM 2016 : Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from EUROPACE 2016.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Impact of Osteoarthritis Underrated by Rheumatologists

Rheumatologists are more likely to underestimate the impact of osteoarthritis than rheumatoid arthritis, even though patients with osteoarthritis often have more pain and a greater burden of disease.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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RA: Creatine Increased Muscle Mass, Not Strength

Patients with RA gained lean muscle mass but not strength or improved physical function in trial of creatine supplementation, showing creatine is not a substitute for resistance training.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Mental Development Milestones in Children in Poor Nations

One third of young children living in developing nations are failing to meet basic mental development milestones, which could adversely affect their health, success in adulthood, and education levels.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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No Radiation Needed in Some Patients With Merkel Cell Carcinoma

In certain patients with small Merkel cell carcinoma tumors, surgical excision without adjuvant radiation therapy (RT) of the primary site, may be appropriate, according to researchers.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Propiverine ER Safe, Effective for Overactive Bladder

The extended-release formulation of propiverine is 'an effective and well-tolerated treatment option' for patients with symptoms of overactive bladder (OAB), according to a new study.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Glucocorticoids may increase risk of serious blood infection

Current users of systemic glucocorticoids experienced 2.5 times higher odds of infection with Staphylococcus aureus bacteria than non-users, a Danish study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings has found.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Portsmouth A&E rated 'inadequate' over emergency failures - BBC News

Health inspectors rate a hospital's A&E "inadequate" because of its "chaotic" emergency department.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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Artificial Intelligence 'outsmarts cancer' - BBC News

Early trial data shows a drug developed using artificial intelligence can slow the growth of cancer in clinical trials.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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Study says a major blood cancer is 11 distinct diseases - BBC News

One of the main types of blood cancer is not one but 11 distinct diseases, detailed genetic analysis suggests.  
bbc.co.uk
over 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
over 3 years ago
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Wigan hospital says 'unprecedented' pressure partly down to A&E closure - BBC News

High demand on Wigan hospital's A&E department is partially blamed on the temporary closure of a nearby casualty unit.  
bbc.co.uk
over 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
over 3 years ago
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New blood test targets depression - BBC News

UK scientists have developed a blood test to help doctors pick the best drug for patients with depression.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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NHS watchdog to weigh cost of HIV prevention drug Prep - BBC News

The NHS watchdog NICE has been asked by government to look at the cost of providing an HIV prevention drug known as Prep.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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Bed-blocking delays may continue 'up to five years' - BBC News

Delays in releasing elderly patients from hospital could continue for up to five years, the head of NHS England warns.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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Weekly alcohol limit 'could cost £2.52' says Alcohol Focus Scotland - BBC News

The maximum recommended weekly intake of alcohol can be bought for £2.52, according to a new survey.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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GPs in Northern Ireland 'on edge of crisis', survey suggests - BBC News

General practice in Northern Ireland is "on the edge of a full-blown crisis", a survey suggests.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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Cancer needs Ebola-level action - Biden - BBC News

The hunt for a cancer cure should be treated with as much urgency as the Ebola outbreak, says US Vice-President Joe Biden.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago