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Racial Disparities in Stroke Death Reflect Risk, Not Care

New REGARDS data show that differences in stroke mortality between black and white stroke patients are driven by stroke risk profiles, not inferior care, underlining the need for primary prevention.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Largest Global Survey: Where Are Cancer Drugs Affordable?

Cancer drug prices vary widely around the world, but despite overall lower price tags, drugs might be less affordable in low-income countries.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Breath Analysis Normalizes After Lung Cancer Resection

The levels of exhaled carbonyl compounds decrease to normal after lung cancer resection, researchers report.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Prescription Habits Predict Compliance With Breast Cancer Pills

The likelihood that a woman will take pills to keep her breast cancer from coming back is higher if she tended to consistently take medications as directed in the past, a new study found.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Woman denied abortion in Northern Ireland was subjected to cruel treatment, says UN

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over 3 years ago
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Obamacare: Retain, Revise, Repeal, or Replace? Final Part

In the final segment of a 5-part discussion, Dr George Lundberg speculates about the future of the American healthcare system.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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TAVI, SAVR Outcomes Not Significantly Different in Short Term

Early and midterm outcomes of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) are not significantly different from those of surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) in patients treated for severe aortic stenosis, according to a new meta-analysis.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Bariatric Surgery Outcome Better in Early-Onset Diabetes

Bariatric surgery is associated with better and more long-lasting glycemic control in patients with early-onset type 2 diabetes than in those whose disease starts later, researchers have found.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Technique to eliminate mitochondrial disease carries very small risk of failure, researchers find

A team of researchers from Newcastle, UK, have described a new technique that may reduce the risk of serious inherited diseases, although they warned of a small risk that the procedure will fail.  
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over 3 years ago
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Technique to eliminate mitochondrial disease carries very small risk of failure, researchers find

A team of researchers from Newcastle, UK, have described a new technique that may reduce the risk of serious inherited diseases, although they warned of a small risk that the procedure will fail.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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FIRE and ICE Strengthens Case for Cryoballoon in Paroxysmal AF

Secondary analyses showing fewer rehospitalizations and repeat ablations led the author to proclaim the demise of radiofrequency ablation for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. Others aren't so sure.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Rapid HIV Tester Kit Wins European Award for Innovation

A blood diagnostic kit that can detect infectious diseases such as HIV and hepatitis B in less than two hours won a European Inventor Award on Thursday for its developer.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Response to 'Cure for Mantle Cell Lymphoma Within Reach'

Researchers not involved in the current research contest the characterization of bendamustine and rituximab as a "salvage" therapy, among other concerns.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Jun 10 Cardiology News

Removal of leadless pacemakers, APEX trial, the Mediterranean diet, music therapy, and inequalities in TAVI use worldwide are discussed by Dr Mandrola in this week's podcast.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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World Congress of Cardiology (WCC) and Cardiovascular Health 2016

World Congress of Cardiology (WCC) and Cardiovascular Health 2016 : Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from WCC 2016.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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With Trauma, Long Stint in ICU May Not Mean Low Recovery Odds

For trauma patients, staying in the intensive care unit (ICU) for more than a month may not mean the chances of survival are low, according to a new study.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Pseudomonas Infection in Cystic Fibrosis: Advances in Treatment Strategies

Dr Flume examines potential optimization of inhaled antibiotics in suppressing Pseudomonas infection in cystic fibrosis.  
medscape.org
over 3 years ago
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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