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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
almost 4 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
almost 4 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
almost 4 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
almost 4 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
almost 4 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
almost 4 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
almost 4 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
almost 4 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
almost 4 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
almost 4 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
almost 4 years ago
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Metformin Linked to Lower Neurodegenerative Disease Risk

A retrospective study finds lower rates of dementia, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's disease in diabetes patients who were long-term users of metformin.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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What's After Metformin in Diabetes? 'This Is How You Do It'

A packed audience listened to practicing endocrinologists describe what second-line agents they would use to treat type 2 diabetes after metformin, and why. The goal is "patient-centric" therapy.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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UMEM Educational Pearls - University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine

A 2014 study looked at adolescent patients treated in a headache clinic with chronic post traumatic headaches (concussion headaches)  
umem.org
almost 4 years ago
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Howie Mell - How to Stop Bleeding Without a Hospital - Intensive Care Network

Howie Mell, former paramedic and current emergency physician shows us how to stop massive bleeding in the field.  
intensivecarenetwork.com
almost 4 years ago
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FIRE and ICE Secondary Analysis: Focus on Results, Not Discussion

Dr John Mandrola attended a late-breaking session in which primary investigator Prof Karl-Heinz Kuck presented a secondary analysis of the FIRE and ICE trial. He takes exception to Kuck's interpretation of the results.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Duodenal Mucosal Resurfacing Shows Early Promise in Diabetes

If these findings are reproduced in larger studies, clinicians may someday be able to offer certain diabetic patients this minimally invasive treatment rather than gastric-bypass surgery.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Dr. Smith's ECG Blog: Just as hyperacute T-waves can be reciprocal to T-wave inversion (last case),.....

Medical student here, this might be a very silly question but how would you differentiate this from antero-lateral wall ischemia? I.e. how to differentiate ischemic T-wave inversion on lateral leads from reciprocal changes of infero-posterior MI?  
hqmeded-ecg.blogspot.com
almost 4 years ago
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Compression Position for Univentricular Patients During CPR

What is the optimal site for chest compression in univentricular patients?  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Will Rules on Sponsored Travel Turn European Meetings More American?

Dr John Mandrola discusses the pros and cons of new European rules that would curtail industry sponsorship of cardiologists' travel costs to medical meetings.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago