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Analyze This Image: Predictions From No-Frills Echo

Based on the 2D images provided, what would you predict for this patient with a heart murmur?  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Does Autism Impart a Reduced Risk for Cancer? CME/CE

: A genomic database study reveals that patients with autism spectrum disorder have lower rates of cancer than do control participants, despite increased rare, coding variation in oncogenes.  
medscape.org
about 4 years ago
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Obesity Rates Continue to Rise in US Children, Adolescents CME/CE

: This article is intended for primary care clinicians, diabetologists, endocrinologists, cardiologists, nurses, public health officials, and other members of the healthcare team involved in the care of obese youth.  
medscape.org
about 4 years ago
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Antihistamine Adverse Reactions in Children Are Quite Common CME/CE

: Among children, toxicity of second-generation antihistamines may include skin eruptions, central nervous system problems, and other adverse events, according to a Dutch database study.  
medscape.org
about 4 years ago
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New AACE Guidelines Aim for 'Real-World' Obesity Management

he comprehensive document places obesity in the chronic-care medical-management model, focusing on health goals rather than weight loss per se.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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FDA Panel OKs Sanofi Insulin-GLP-1 Combo for Diabetes

The committee was concerned about the pen injectors used to deliver the medication as well as the potential for allergic reactions.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Multiple Suicide Attempts a Marker for Impaired Functionality

Patients who repeatedly attempt suicide have high levels of psychopathology, need close evaluation and follow-up, and should not be dismissed as not 'being serious' about wanting to die.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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AEM Rounds - INTENSIVE

A quick shout out to AEM Rounds, a fantastic new educational (FOAM) website created by our colleagues in the Alfred Emergency and Trauma Centre.  
intensiveblog.com
about 4 years ago
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Paediatric Blunt Trauma and Microhaematuria – Don't Forget the Bubbles

The urine dipstick has no role in the work-up of paediatric blunt trauma.  The false-negative rate approaches 20%.  A similarly poor false positive rate will also lead to over-investigation of trivial injury if given undue importance.  
dontforgetthebubbles.com
about 4 years ago
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The Trauma Professional's Blog provides information on injury-related topics to trauma professionals. It is written by Michael McGonigal MD, the Director of Trauma Services at Regions Hospital in St....  
regionstraumapro.com
about 4 years ago
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Pneumonia Mimics: Pearls and Pitfalls - emdocs

Pneumonia is an illness frequently seen in our emergency departments.  But, are all presentations actually pneumonia?  Are we missing other illnesses that present similarly to pneumonia?  Which ones pose significant morbidity and mortality risk to our patients?  What clues are out there that will aid us in making an alternative and critical diagnosis?  
emdocs.net
about 4 years ago
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SHOCK LIVER AFTER CARDIAC ARREST

Interesting paper in AJEM. Hypoxic hepatitis (HH), ‘shock liver’, is defined as an increase in serum aminotransferase levels (20 times the upper normal level) after respiratory or circulatory failure. It is commonly seen in critical illness and after cardiac arrest. In ICU patients HH has been associated with poor outcomes but little is known about what it means in ROSC patients.  
scancrit.com
about 4 years ago
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Added Benefits Seen With Early Initiation of Anti-VEGF Agents for Diabetic Retinopathy

Dr Charles C. Wykoff reviews recent data showing that more timely treatment has a significant upside.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Mindfulness Therapy May Prevent Depression Relapse

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy substantially reduces the risk for relapse in patients with recurrent depression, a new meta-analysis confirms.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Benzodiazepines Are Often Inappropriately Prescribed

Although the drugs have known adverse effects for people with depression, 52% of prescriptions, which often come from primary care physicians, were concurrent with prescriptions for antidepressants.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Telephone-Based CBT Improves Menopause-Related Insomnia

Insomnia decreased while other sleep measures improved after 8 weeks of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia in both premenopausal and postmenopausal women.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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IOP in the Fellow Eye After Glaucoma Surgery in One Eye

How is intraocular pressure in the untreated fellow eye impacted after glaucoma surgery?  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Infrastructure, Public Health Linked, Crisis in Flint Shows

In the wake of the Flint water crisis, APHA is offering a free, three-part webinar series on water, lead and health.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Use of Antimuscarinic Medications in Individuals With OAB

How prevalent is potentially inappropriate use of anticholinergic OAB medications? What impact does inappropriate use have on healthcare costs for older adults?  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Chemotherapy for Bone Sarcoma in Adults

Read how clinicians at MD Anderson manage adults with bone sarcoma using extrapolated findings from pediatric studies and their own experiences.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago