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Chemoradiation Does Not Improve Survival in Pancreatic Cancer

Chemoradiotherapy vs chemotherapy alone does not improve overall survival time in patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer controlled after 4 months of induction chemotherapy.  
medscape.org
about 4 years ago
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Can Immediate ADT Use Improve Outcomes in Prostate Cancer?

A new study shows that immediate androgen deprivation therapy yields some advantages among men with recurrent prostate cancer.  
medscape.org
about 4 years ago
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ACS Misses Target for 25-Year Mortality Goal Reduction

A new report from the American Cancer Society concludes that cancer mortality rates are declining, but at only approximately half the goal rate set by the Society.  
medscape.org
about 4 years ago
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Former Rugby Internationals to Take Part in Concussion Study

More than 100 former rugby internationals have agreed to take part in a unique scientific study on the effects of concussion on brain health to increase player safety standards in the sport, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) has said.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Building Better Blood Vessels

Generating human cellular blood vessels is the latest innovative solution for improving the costly and uncomfortable process of dialysis for kidney failure.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Nurses: Floating and Covering Unfamiliar Roles

As a critical care nurse, I am required to fill in on the rapid response team despite having no training in this area. Can hospitals do this?  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Occupational asthma

A 22 year old man thought he might have hay fever. Several months later his general practitioner diagnosed asthma. It later emerged that his symptoms were associated with his work in a bakery, and he was referred to an occupational lung disease specialist who diagnosed occupational asthma.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Pregnant women are too cautious about risk of medicines

The study of 1120 women found that many were unwilling to medicate common pregnancy symptoms such as nausea, urinary tract infections (UTIs), and aches and pains.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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WHO recommends eight week abstinence or safer sex after return from Zika areas

To prevent sexual transmission of the Zika virus, people who return from areas of active Zika transmission who have no symptoms of infection should still abstain from sex or use safer sex practices for at least eight weeks, the World Health Organization has said.1  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Pregnant women are too cautious about risk of medicines

The study of 1120 women found that many were unwilling to medicate common pregnancy symptoms such as nausea, urinary tract infections (UTIs), and aches and pains.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Plantar heel pain

Trial self management for a few months with relative rest, simple analgesia, stretching, weight loss, insoles or arch supports, and footwear modification for patients with plantar fasciitis  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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GPs told to end “chemical restraint” of people with learning disabilities

GPs have been urged to cut the number of inappropriate prescriptions of psychotropic drugs for people with learning disabilities.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Plantar heel pain

Trial self management for a few months with relative rest, simple analgesia, stretching, weight loss, insoles or arch supports, and footwear modification for patients with plantar fasciitis  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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A pregnant woman with anaemia and thrombocytopenia

A 28 year old woman who was 31 weeks pregnant attended the emergency department of our hospital with acute onset of abdominal pain in her right upper quadrant. She had undergone regular antenatal check-ups in the midwifery clinic, with no problems reported. She had no medical history of note and was not taking any drugs. She was a non-smoker and before she was pregnant she rarely drank alcohol. Her cardiovascular, respiratory, and neurological examinations were unremarkable and she had no peripheral oedema. The fetal heart sounds were normal. Her blood pressure was high (136/104 mm Hg) and her pulse was 88 beats/min. The urine protein to creatinine ratio showed no evidence of proteinuria.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Pregnant women are too cautious about risk of medicines

The study of 1120 women found that many were unwilling to medicate common pregnancy symptoms such as nausea, urinary tract infections (UTIs), and aches and pains.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Egyptian prosecutors investigate the death of a girl during female genital mutilation

An Egyptian private hospital was closed and under investigation after a 17 year old girl died of a suspected stroke during female genital mutilation (FGM).  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Collaboration and patient centred care

At the Our Future Health conference in the Dutch city of Nijmegen (ourfuturehealth.org)last week, more than 40 speakers talked about innovations that straddled medicine, engineering, architecture, and app development.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Sedation for transport

One of your colleagues, Andy, has been lucky enough to grab a ticket to a prestigious international conference to be held in Dublin. He is thinking about taking his children but wonders how to keep them happy on the long international flight. He wonders if you have any tricks up your sleeve for keeping children calm during transit.  
dontforgetthebubbles.com
about 4 years ago
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Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 148 FFFF

Get ready to be challenged with some good old fashioned medical trivia...introducing Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 148 FFFF  
lifeinthefastlane.com
about 4 years ago
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emlitofnote.com
about 4 years ago