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JellyBean 034 with Rob MacSweeney LITFL

Rob MacSweeney of www.CritCareReviews.com finds himself in Fairyland. A very Irish Jellybean the week before SMACC Dublin  
lifeinthefastlane.com
over 1 year ago
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Quick Finger-prick Test Reliably Monitors Clozapine Levels

A spot of dried blood on a special filter paper that is then mailed to a laboratory is a way of detecting therapeutic doses of clozapine. It is especially useful in underserviced areas.  
medscape.com
over 1 year ago
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At-Risk Infants after Zika Virus Disease Outbreaks

Knowing how gestational timing effects Zika infection outcomes may help public health officials prepare for deliveries in areas of Zika outbreak.  
medscape.com
over 1 year ago
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UMEM Educational Pearls - University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine

Pick a category... Airway Management Cardiology Critical Care Critical Care Literature Update Dermatology Endocrine ENT Financial & Investing Gastrointestional Geriatrics Hematology/Oncology Infectious Disease International EM Med-Legal Medical Education Misc Neurology Obstetrics & Gynecology Ophthamology Orthopedics Pediatrics Pharmacology & Therapeutics Procedures Pulmonary Toxicology Trauma Urology Vascular Visual Diagnosis $('#pearl_categories').change(function(){ window.location = "/educational_pearls/search/?category=" + $(this).val() });  
umem.org
over 1 year ago
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Encouraging News for Patients on TNF Inhibitors

Dr Jonathan Kay reviews a recent analysis of Scandinavian registry data from more than 100,000 patients.  
medscape.com
over 1 year ago
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FDA Committee Supports Approval of Vantrela ER

An FDA committee supports approval of Vantrela ER, an extended-release hydrocodone product for pain management. It also recommends that the labeling for the drug reflect its abuse-deterrence properties.  
medscape.com
over 1 year ago
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Antidepressants of Little Benefit for Complicated Grief

For complicated grief, adding an antidepressant does not significantly enhance the efficacy of targeted psychotherapy but may be helpful in patients with co-occurring depressive symptoms.  
medscape.com
over 1 year ago
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Midlife Health Effects of Cannabis Use Limited to Gum Disease?

Long-term use of cannabis is associated with a significant increase in the risk of developing gum disease but does not appear to be linked to other adverse health outcomes, new data suggest.  
medscape.com
over 1 year ago
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Prostatic Utricle Cyst With Chronic Prostatitis

This case study reviews the differential diagnosis of prostatic utricle cyst, which is primarily diagnosed via imaging. How is it differentiated from other types of urological cysts?  
medscape.com
over 1 year ago
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Lab Case 106

A 53 year old with a history of psychiatric issues presents with altered mental state. She is tachypnoeic and looks unwell.  
emergucate.com
over 1 year ago
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European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) EUROPACE–CARDIOSTIM 2016

European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) EUROPACE–CARDIOSTIM 2016 : Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from EUROPACE 2016.  
medscape.com
over 1 year ago
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Impact of Osteoarthritis Underrated by Rheumatologists

Rheumatologists are more likely to underestimate the impact of osteoarthritis than rheumatoid arthritis, even though patients with osteoarthritis often have more pain and a greater burden of disease.  
medscape.com
over 1 year ago
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RA: Creatine Increased Muscle Mass, Not Strength

Patients with RA gained lean muscle mass but not strength or improved physical function in trial of creatine supplementation, showing creatine is not a substitute for resistance training.  
medscape.com
over 1 year ago
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Mental Development Milestones in Children in Poor Nations

One third of young children living in developing nations are failing to meet basic mental development milestones, which could adversely affect their health, success in adulthood, and education levels.  
medscape.com
over 1 year ago
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No Radiation Needed in Some Patients With Merkel Cell Carcinoma

In certain patients with small Merkel cell carcinoma tumors, surgical excision without adjuvant radiation therapy (RT) of the primary site, may be appropriate, according to researchers.  
medscape.com
over 1 year ago
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Propiverine ER Safe, Effective for Overactive Bladder

The extended-release formulation of propiverine is 'an effective and well-tolerated treatment option' for patients with symptoms of overactive bladder (OAB), according to a new study.  
medscape.com
over 1 year ago
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Glucocorticoids may increase risk of serious blood infection

Current users of systemic glucocorticoids experienced 2.5 times higher odds of infection with Staphylococcus aureus bacteria than non-users, a Danish study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings has found.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 1 year ago
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Portsmouth A&E rated 'inadequate' over emergency failures - BBC News

Health inspectors rate a hospital's A&E "inadequate" because of its "chaotic" emergency department.  
bbc.co.uk
over 1 year ago
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Artificial Intelligence 'outsmarts cancer' - BBC News

Early trial data shows a drug developed using artificial intelligence can slow the growth of cancer in clinical trials.  
bbc.co.uk
over 1 year ago
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Study says a major blood cancer is 11 distinct diseases - BBC News

One of the main types of blood cancer is not one but 11 distinct diseases, detailed genetic analysis suggests.  
bbc.co.uk
over 1 year ago