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Managing Pain in Frail Elders

We face barriers in the assessment, treatment and evaluation of pain in elders. Read how to overcome these barriers here.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Identifying Rare and Emerging Microbes Quickly

If your lab isn't using MicrobeNet, you are missing out on faster pathogen detection than is possible by conventional means.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Inflammation Drives Adverse LV Remodeling After Acute MI

How does activation of inflammatory pathways contribute to progressive adverse LV remodeling after acute MI?  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Trimethylamine N-oxide and Prognosis in Acute Heart Failure

Might plasma levels of the gut-derived metabolite trimethylamine N-oxide have utility as a prognostic marker in acute heart failure?  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Renal Replacement Therapy -- Sooner or Later?

Should renal replacement therapy be initiated early to improve outcomes?  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Clinical Challenges in Relapsed/Refractory Hodgkin Lymphoma

Apply your knowledge to 2 clinical case challenges in relapsed/refractory Hodgkin lymphoma.  
medscape.org
almost 4 years ago
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Patients Prefer Physicians to Wear White Coats

Most patients prefer their dermatologists to wear a white coat, regardless of the clinic setting, a new survey suggests.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Warn Patients About Risk From Antacids With Aspirin, FDA Says

The FDA has long warned about the risk for serious bleeding with OTC aspirin-containing antacids, but it still receives reports about this adverse event.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Initiative Curbs ED Urinary Catheterization in Febrile Kids

Screening of urine bag specimens for urinary tract infections (UTIs) can obviate catheterization in many very young febrile emergency department (ED) patients, according to Pennsylvania-based researchers.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Take a #SMACCselfie

If you want to win an exclusive* Don’t Forget The Bubbles t-shirt then take a #SMACCselfie displaying your DFTB badges, stickers or tattoos (yes, we have those too!) and tag #DFTB.  Each day one lucky winner, drawn at random, will win a t-shirt.  
dontforgetthebubbles.com
almost 4 years ago
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Parechovirus

A 2 week old baby, Isabelle, is rushed into the emergency department by her frantic parents. She is tachycardic to 220bpm, febrile to 39.5°C, with a widespread, blanching red rash. She is screaming and looks very unwell. She is rushed into a resus bay and the septic workup begins…  
dontforgetthebubbles.com
almost 4 years ago
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What exactly is an RCT and is this one any good? - INTENSIVE

In Part 1, Chris Nickson’s Nuts (and bolts of EBM) touched on the PICO question. When we have a clinical question, we look to see if it has been answered, focusing on specific patients, interventions, comparisons and outcomes.  
intensiveblog.com
almost 4 years ago
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Own the EVD! - INTENSIVE

Labs and Lytes 028 Authors: Malachy Feeney, David Humphreys, Bianca Macula and Virginia Newcombe Peer Reviewers: Chris Nickson, David Anderson  
intensiveblog.com
almost 4 years ago
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Botswana Gets Modern HIV Drug in Largest Africa Tender

An HIV drug first approved less than three years ago is to be rolled out in Botswana as a core medicine for newly diagnosed patients, following the largest ever tender secured by GlaxoSmithKline's HIV business in Africa.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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emlitofnote.com
almost 4 years ago
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Frontalis Sling for the Treatment of Congenital Ptosis

In this case, the frontalis sling procedure was used to correct congenital ptosis of the right upper eyelid.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Biomarkers Differentiate Crohn's Disease From Ulcerative Colitis

Newly identified biomarkers could aid in the diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and help guide therapy, Canada-based researchers report.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Devices Hit Market Before Safety Studies Are Published

Medical devices approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are often cleared before studies on their safety or effectiveness have been released to the public, a report suggests.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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CT-Colonography vs Colonoscopy to Detect Serrated Polyps

What does the latest research tell us about the comparative effectiveness between CT-colonography and colonoscopy for the detection of high-risk sessile serrated polyps?  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Rubber Band Ligation May Be Best for Low-Grade Hemorrhoids

Rubber band ligation (RBL) is associated with less pain and lower costs than hemorrhoidal artery ligation (HAL) in patients with low-grade hemorrhoids, according to the HubBLe trial.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago