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Former medical director faces claims that he failed to act over concerns about doctor

The medical director of an NHS trust repeatedly failed to take action to protect patients from the risk of harm posed by a bungling consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist, the General Medical Council has alleged.  
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over 3 years ago
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Inclusion of the EXAMINE study in a meta-analysis of the addition of dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors to sulphonylureas and risk of hypoglycaemia

The main eligibility criterion in Salvo and colleagues’ meta-analysis on the increased risk of hypoglycaemia was that trials studied the effect of adding one dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor or placebo to sulphonylureas.1  
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over 3 years ago
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Authors’ reply to Tufan and colleagues and Boucaud-Maitre

In response to Tufan and colleagues, it is true that older frail patients are under-represented in our meta-analysis, but such patients are under-represented in clinical trials in general, not just those investigating type 2 diabetes.1 2 Even when there is no formal age limit, the common exclusion of patients with organ dysfunction and comorbidities means that most older people are excluded.3 We can but hope that further trials will provide more information on benefits and risks of drugs in older people and will update …  
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over 3 years ago
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Under-representation of frail older people in meta-analysis of dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors and hypoglycaemia

Salvo and colleagues’ meta-analysis is limited by the under-representation of frail older people.1 The study by Barnett and colleagues was the only …  
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over 3 years ago
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Four members of obesity forum resign over controversial diet report

Four members of the UK National Obesity Forum have resigned after the organisation published a controversial report advising people to eat more fat, cut down on carbohydrates, and not bother counting calories.1 2  
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over 3 years ago
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Sixty seconds on . . . Government research

Don’t be such a cynic. A new report by the campaigning organisation Sense about Science has discovered that the government commissions lots of research but results are “held back when the findings are politically awkward.”1  
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over 3 years ago
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Communicating With Your Patients About Major Depressive Disorder

What does your patient need to know about major depressive disorder?  
medscape.org
over 3 years ago
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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
over 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
over 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).  
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over 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
over 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
over 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
over 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
over 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
over 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
over 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
over 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
over 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
over 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
over 3 years ago