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Early Palliative Care: Improving Quality of Life

A landmark study on the integration of palliative care during early onset of a cancer diagnosis was recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Here, lead authors Jennifer Temel, MD, and Victoria Jackson, MD, MPH discuss palliative care and the impressive study findings which showed patients experienced a better quality of life and actually lived longer than patients not receiving the same level of care at an early stage. Jim Windhorst, a stage IV, lung cancer patient describes how palliative care has helped him cope with his illness. For more information visit: http://www.massgeneral.org/about/newsarticle.aspx?id=2330  
Nicole Chalmers
over 7 years ago
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Upper Extremity - Anatomy Ocsi with Willard at University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine - StudyBlue

Study online flashcards and notes for Upper Extremity including Superficial muscles (layer 1) of anterior compartment of forearm.: Pronator teres Flexor carpi radialis Palmaris longus Flexor carpi ulnaris ; Flexor Ca  
StudyBlue
over 7 years ago
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Arthrocentesis of the Knee — NEJM

Videos in Clinical Medicine from The New England Journal of Medicine — Arthrocentesis of the Knee  
nejm.org
about 7 years ago
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Death rates fell significantly after Massachusetts implemented 2006 health reform

Death from all causes in non-elderly residents of Massachusetts—those age 20 to 64—fell by 2.9% in the four years after it implemented its 2006 health reform law, and deaths from causes amenable to healthcare interventions fell by 4.5%, a new study says.1  
www.bmj.com
about 7 years ago
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Goserelin reduces ovarian failure associated with breast cancer chemotherapy, study shows

Treating women with the gonadotrophin releasing hormone agonist goserelin during chemotherapy for breast cancer significantly reduced the subsequent risk of ovarian failure and improved fertility, an international randomised trial reported in the New England Journal of Medicine has shown.1  
bmj.com
over 6 years ago
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Endovascular therapy reduces disability from stroke, studies confirm

Endovascular therapy using minimally invasive procedures to remove blood clots from occluded brain vessels within the first few hours of ischaemic stroke significantly reduces disability when compared with medical therapy, two studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine have shown.1 2  
feeds.bmj.com
about 6 years ago
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Advancing equity in healthcare

Healthcare reforms in Massachusetts that began in 2006 might foreshadow the effects of President Obama’s national Affordable Care Act and have been subject to intense scrutiny as a result. Two linked studies of the reforms in Massachusetts indicate that expanding of health insurance is helpful but not enough to eliminate important social and ethnic disparities in care and outcomes.1 2 Hanchate and colleagues (doi:10.1136/bmj.h440) studied joint replacement surgery, an effective treatment for end stage joint disease that reduces pain and improves function and quality of life3 but is underused among patients on low incomes and those from racial and ethnic minority backgrounds.4 In their study, greater access to health insurance in Massachusetts was associated with increased rates of knee and hip replacement surgery among Hispanic and black people compared with white people but was not associated with increased rates among people on low incomes relative to richer people.1 In a second study, McCormick and colleagues (doi:10.1136/bmj.h1480) found no association between Massachusetts healthcare reforms and reduced racial and ethnic disparities in admissions to hospital for diseases such as asthma, diabetes, and heart failure. Many admissions for these “ambulatory care sensitive conditions” are preventable if patients have access to high quality outpatient …  
feeds.bmj.com
about 6 years ago
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Advancing equity in healthcare

Healthcare reforms in Massachusetts that began in 2006 might foreshadow the effects of President Obama’s national Affordable Care Act and have been subject to intense scrutiny as a result. Two linked studies of the reforms in Massachusetts indicate that expanding of health insurance is helpful but not enough to eliminate important social and ethnic disparities in care and outcomes.1 2 Hanchate and colleagues (doi:10.1136/bmj.h440) studied joint replacement surgery, an effective treatment for end stage joint disease that reduces pain and improves function and quality of life3 but is underused among patients on low incomes and those from racial and ethnic minority backgrounds.4 In their study, greater access to health insurance in Massachusetts was associated with increased rates of knee and hip replacement surgery among Hispanic and black people compared with white people but was not associated with increased rates among people on low incomes relative to richer people.1 In a second study, McCormick and colleagues (doi:10.1136/bmj.h1480) found no association between Massachusetts healthcare reforms and reduced racial and ethnic disparities in admissions to hospital for diseases such as asthma, diabetes, and heart failure. Many admissions for these “ambulatory care sensitive conditions” are preventable if patients have access to high quality outpatient …  
feeds.bmj.com
about 6 years ago
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Endovascular therapy reduces disability from stroke, studies confirm

Endovascular therapy using minimally invasive procedures to remove blood clots from occluded brain vessels within the first few hours of ischaemic stroke significantly reduces disability when compared with medical therapy, two studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine have shown.1 2  
feeds.bmj.com
about 6 years ago
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Advancing equity in healthcare

Healthcare reforms in Massachusetts that began in 2006 might foreshadow the effects of President Obama’s national Affordable Care Act and have been subject to intense scrutiny as a result. Two linked studies of the reforms in Massachusetts indicate that expanding of health insurance is helpful but not enough to eliminate important social and ethnic disparities in care and outcomes.1 2 Hanchate and colleagues (doi:10.1136/bmj.h440) studied joint replacement surgery, an effective treatment for end stage joint disease that reduces pain and improves function and quality of life3 but is underused among patients on low incomes and those from racial and ethnic minority backgrounds.4 In their study, greater access to health insurance in Massachusetts was associated with increased rates of knee and hip replacement surgery among Hispanic and black people compared with white people but was not associated with increased rates among people on low incomes relative to richer people.1 In a second study, McCormick and colleagues (doi:10.1136/bmj.h1480) found no association between Massachusetts healthcare reforms and reduced racial and ethnic disparities in admissions to hospital for diseases such as asthma, diabetes, and heart failure. Many admissions for these “ambulatory care sensitive conditions” are preventable if patients have access to high quality outpatient …  
feeds.bmj.com
about 6 years ago
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Restless leg syndrome effectively treated with pregabalin, which also reduces risk of symptom worsening

A report in the New England Journal of Medicine confirms previous studies suggesting that long-term treatment with the type of drugs commonly prescribed to treat restless leg syndrome...  
medicalnewstoday.com
about 6 years ago
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Emergency Pericardiocentesis — NEJM

Videos in Clinical Medicine from The New England Journal of Medicine — Emergency Pericardiocentesis  
nejm.org
about 6 years ago
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Short people have increased heart disease risk, study finds

A large study in the New England Journal of Medicine adds to the growing evidence linking shorter stature to a greater risk of Coronary Artery Disease. Cardiologist Dr. Tara Narula joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the concerns.  
cbsnews.com
about 6 years ago
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Treating delirium tremens: Pharmacokinetic engineering with diazepam and phenobarbital

  0 0 Introduction 0 Recently the New England Journal published a review article about delirium tremens which is somewhat misguided (see a scathing critiqu  
pulmcrit.org
about 6 years ago