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Beyond Vital Signs Detection of Early Patient Deterioration

Read why nurses need to perform in-depth physical assessments rather than rely on vital signs when monitoring patients.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Quality Improvement to Reduce Paediatric Medication Errors

Can online resources and quality improvement networks have a real impact on the reduction of medication errors in children?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Predicting Adverse Events With Dabigatran or Warfarin in AF

This study examined various models that aim to quantify expected rates of thromboembolism and major bleeding for a given patient if that patient were to initiate treatment with dabigatran or warfarin  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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The Aortic Dissection Team: Insights After a Decade

The authors describe the implementation of a high-volume, multidisciplinary acute aortic dissection team at a large university medical center. How has it impacted outcomes and systems of care?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Outcomes in Critically Ill Septic Patients Who Survived CPR

A new study looks at the long-term post-discharge survival among ICU patients with sepsis who received in-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Reporting of serious incidents during labour must improve, says college

Investigations into cases of stillbirth, neonatal death, and severe brain injury occurring during labour at full term must improve, a report by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has said.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Rotator Cuff Repair in the Elderly: Is It Worthwhile?

Find out when to consider surgical treatment for rotator cuff tears in the elderly -- and when conservative management might be the better option.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Rheumatoid Factor Isotypes Before the Onset of RA

Can we predict the development of rheumatoid arthritis years before the onset of symptoms?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Imaging Case of the Week 208 Answer

On the frontal chest x-ray, the button battery is seen as a double ring (halo), whereas on the lateral chest x-ray, it has a step off. However, it may be difficult to differentiate between a coin and button battery on x-ray.  
emergucate.com
over 3 years ago
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Food Poisoning

Diarrheal enterotoxin (long incubation and duration) – Increasing intestinal secretion by activation of adenylate cyclase in intestinal epithelium  
emergucate.com
over 3 years ago
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EM Notes – Medicolegal Aspects of EM

In addition, the patient should demonstrate he has ability to synthesise a decision – even if that decision is thought to be irrational.  
emergucate.com
over 3 years ago
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Treating Chronic HCV Infection in Decompensated Cirrhosis

Are clinicians in agreement regarding the optimal time to begin treatment for chronic hepatitis C in patients with decompensated cirrhosis?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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HCV Baby Boomers Mortality and Resource Utilization

How huge of an economic burden do Baby Boomer Medicare recipients, in whom the prevalence of HCV is higher, pose on the US healthcare system?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Patient Preferences in the Management of Neovascular AMD

A new study offers insight into the perceptions and preferences of patients regarding the delivery and outcome of neovascular AMD treatment.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Sibling Experiences: Living With Young Persons With Autism

This study examines sibling experiences when living with a young person with autism.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Patient Experience in the Treatment of Metastatic CRPC

A new study provides insight into the health-related quality of life impacts of new treatment options for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer -- from the patient's perspective.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Catheter Ablation for Asymptomatic and Symptomatic AF

Do patients with asymptomatic atrial fibrillation benefit from radiofrequency catheter ablation?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Osmosis Question of the Week June 10, 2016

What adjustment should be made to prednisone dosing in a 35-year-old man with worsening psoriasis?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Being fit throughout life brings benefits in older age, study finds

Being fitter in midlife is associated with a lower risk of stroke after age 65, independent of traditional risk factors such as high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes, says a new study published in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Being fit throughout life brings benefits in older age, study finds

Being fitter in midlife is associated with a lower risk of stroke after age 65, independent of traditional risk factors such as high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes, says a new study published in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago