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Patient Warming and Surgical Site Infections: A Critical Analysis of the Data

Medscape interviews an orthopedic surgeon about the use of forced-air warming devices to prevent unintentional perioperative hypothermia.  
medscape.org
over 3 years ago
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HEAD-UP INTUBATION

In anaesthetics we are trained to pre-oxygenate and intubate our theatre patients in a flat supine position. Then, when we graduate to intubating the really gnarly ICU/ED patients in severe heart or respiratory failure, we wise up. A paper in Anaesthesia & Analgesia demonstrates how patients who are intubated in a semi-sitting position are less likely to suffer complications when intubated.  
scancrit.com
over 3 years ago
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Learning from, rather than on, patients #WILTW

It is an unintentional medical education paradigm that you tend to learn on patients rather than from them. This is especially true in the early years of training. As you gain in experience you start to encounter, or recognise situations, where a patient’s action itself can teach you something.  
rolobotrambles.com
over 3 years ago
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Being Active Lowers Mortality, CVD Risk in Rich, Poor Countries

"We aimed to answer the question, 'Is physical activity as beneficial throughout the world as it is in high-income countries?' And the answer is 'yes,' " say researchers.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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European Hematology Association (EHA) 2016 Congress

European Hematology Association (EHA) 2016 Congress : Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from EHA 2016.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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FDA Too Slow to Order Food Recalls, U.S. Watchdog Finds

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is too slow to order companies to recall tainted foods, leaving people at risk of illness and death, a government watchdog said in a review of the agency's food safety program.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Marijuana, Tobacco in Pregnancy May Compound Risks

Smoking both marijuana and tobacco during pregnancy may create greater health risks than cigarettes alone, according to a recent U.S. study.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Schistosomiasis Risk Underestimated in Europe

Schistosomiasis (Bilharziasis), a parasitic infection normally confined to the tropics, has spread to parts of Southern Europe, according to a new report.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Mental Health Training for Pilot Examiners Post-Germanwings Crash

Medical examiners who evaluate airline pilots have been receiving more training in detecting mental health problems, U.S. regulators said on Thursday after reviewing procedures in the wake of last year's deadly Germanwings crash by a co-pilot who authorities said concealed his mental illness.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Bill Requires Physicians to Report Medical-Device Deaths

Backers of the measure cited the problem of occult uterine cancer spread by power morcellators, first reported to the FDA after it happened to anesthesiologist Amy Reed, MD.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Birthday honours: Mitochondrial disease doctor recognised - BBC News

The doctor behind a groundbreaking IVF technique which prevents disabling genetic disorders from being passed on to future generations is knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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Can art help people face serious illness? - BBC News

Art may bring real pleasure to people's lives but can it also help them if they are faced with ill health?  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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FDA Approves First Cholera Vaccine in the US

The FDA approved a single-dose vaccine for the prevention of cholera in adults from the US aged 18 through 64 years.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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ECMO in Cardiac Arrest PechaKucha LITFL

PechaKucha presentation on the use of ECMO in the emergency department for refractory ventricular fibrillation in cardiac arrest  
lifeinthefastlane.com
over 3 years ago
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Research and Reviews in the Fastlane 138 LITFL

Welcome to the 138th edition of Research and Reviews in the Fastlane. R&R in the Fastlane is a free resource exploring global research  
lifeinthefastlane.com
over 3 years ago
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Fusion for lumbar spinal stenosis?

Patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal causing compression of the nerve roots) present with a combination of low back pain and leg pain, numbness, and heaviness. The condition is best managed surgically,1 but which operation should be used?  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Fusion for lumbar spinal stenosis?

Patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal causing compression of the nerve roots) present with a combination of low back pain and leg pain, numbness, and heaviness. The condition is best managed surgically,1 but which operation should be used?  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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New Approaches Offer Hope for Replacing Beta Cells in Diabetes

Pig xenografts and gene editing both offer the possibility of unlimited numbers of viable pancreatic beta cells for treating both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Smoking, Weight Gain Barriers to Remission in Early RA

Smoking and obesity have again been singled out as reasons that early measures to control rheumatoid arthritis (RA) might fail.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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LIVE.DIE.REPEAT. Simulation. Time travel, gamification and d [...] | EMBlog Mayo Clinic

This post is a comment on a recent paper published by Sunga et al. About a year ago, I was taking to one of our residents (Rachel Lindo…  
emblog.mayo.edu
over 3 years ago