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8-Step Guide to ABG Analysis: Tic-Tac-Toe Method - Nurseslabs

An arterial blood gas (ABG) is a blood test that measures the acidity (pH) and the levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood. Blood for an ABG test is taken from an artery whereas most other blood tests are done on a sample of blood taken from a vein. This test is done to monitor several conditions that can cause serious health complications especially to critically ill individuals.  
nurseslabs.com
over 6 years ago
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Precautions For Biologics | Reducing Biologic Risks

To reduce the risk of harmful infections, take these measures before starting biologics.  
arthritis.org
over 6 years ago
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Anti-smoking campaigners want levy on tobacco - BBC News

A levy on the tobacco industry is needed to help fund anti-smoking measures, health campaigners say.  
bbc.co.uk
over 6 years ago
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Antibiotic lock to prevent catheter infection in infants | Cochrane

Babies in the neonatal intensive care unit require medicines and fluids through their veins. To do this, a small tube (described as a central venous catheter, CVC) is inserted into the infant's vein through the umbilical cord or through the skin. This tube is placed just outside the heart. This tube is then used to give medicines and fluid without causing any discomfort. However, this tube does lead to an increased risk of infection, which can be life threatening. There are many measures taken to try to prevent this, but infection still occurs. This review looks at one way to prevent this infection by putting an antibiotic solution into the tube and leaving it to stay there for a certain length of time (called antibiotic lock) compared with a solution containing no antibiotic.  
cochrane.org
over 6 years ago
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SGEM#125: I’m So Excited

The goal of the Skeptics’ Guide to Emergency Medicine (SGEM) is to shorten the knowledge translation window from over ten years down to less than one year. It accomplishes this by doing a critical appraisal of a recently published article using the Best Evidence in Emergency Medicine (BEEM) process. BEEM has the only validated audience rating tool in emergency medicine and to the best of my knowledge, the only known measure of clinical relevance.  
thesgem.com
over 6 years ago
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Urinary Stone Disease: Comparative Effectiveness & Research Opportunities

Charles D. Scales, Jr., MD, MSHS Assistant Professor, Division of Urology Department of Surgery Duke University Medical Center  
youtube.com
over 6 years ago
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Critical Care

Selective digestive decontamination (SDD) and selective oropharyngeal decontamination (SOD) have been associated with reduced mortality and lower ICU-acquired bacteremia and ventilator-associated pneumonia rates in areas with low levels of antibiotic resistance. However, the effect of selective decontamination (SDD/SOD) in areas where multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria are endemic is less clear. It will be important to determine whether SDD/SOD improves patient outcome in such settings and how these measures affect the epidemiology of multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria. Here we review the current evidence on the effects of SDD/SOD on antibiotic resistance development in individual ICU patients as well as the effect on ICU ecology, the latter including both ICU-level antibiotic resistance and antibiotic resistance development during long-term use of SDD/SOD.  
ccforum.com
over 6 years ago
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Novel oral anticoagulants for the treatment of deep vein thrombosis | Cochrane

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a condition in which a blood clot forms in the deep vein of the leg or pelvis. It affects approximately 1 in 1000 people. If it is not treated, the clot can travel in the blood and block the arteries in the lungs. This life-threatening condition is called a pulmonary embolism (PE) and occurs in approximately 3 to 4 per 10,000 people. The chances of getting a DVT can be increased if people have certain risk factors. These include previous clots, prolonged periods of immobility (such as travelling on aeroplanes or bed rest), cancer, exposure to oestrogens (pregnancy, oral contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy), trauma and blood disorders such as thrombophilia (abnormal blood clotting). A DVT is diagnosed through determining the risk factors and performing an ultrasound of the leg veins. If a DVT is confirmed, people are treated with an anticoagulant. This medicine prevents further clots from forming. Until recently, the drugs of choice were heparin, fondaparinux and vitamin K antagonists. However, these drugs can cause side effects and have limitations. Two further classes of novel oral anticoagulants have been developed: these are called direct thrombin inhibitors (DTI) and factor Xa inhibitors. There are particular reasons why oral DTIs and factor Xa inhibitors might now be better medicines to use. They can be given orally, they have a predictable effect, they do not require frequent monitoring or re-dosing and they have few known drug interactions. This review measures the effectiveness and safety of these new drugs with conventional treatment.  
cochrane.org
over 6 years ago
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Government abolishes child poverty target

The UK government has abolished its current target for assessing child poverty, a measure of material disadvantage that is based on family income, and is replacing it with a range of measures to track the life chances of disadvantaged children.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 6 years ago
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UK lags behind other countries on cancer survival but outperforms on low antibiotic prescribing, report finds

The United Kingdom lags behind most other high income countries in several measures of healthcare, including preventable admissions to hospital, cancer survival, and mortality from heart attacks and strokes, says a new report by the think tanks the Nuffield Trust and the Health Foundation.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 6 years ago
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UK lags behind other countries on cancer survival but outperforms on low antibiotic prescribing, report finds

The United Kingdom lags behind most other high income countries in several measures of healthcare, including preventable admissions to hospital, cancer survival, and mortality from heart attacks and strokes, says a new report by the think tanks the Nuffield Trust and the Health Foundation.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 6 years ago
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UK lags behind other countries on cancer survival but outperforms on low antibiotic prescribing, report finds

The United Kingdom lags behind most other high income countries in several measures of healthcare, including preventable admissions to hospital, cancer survival, and mortality from heart attacks and strokes, says a new report by the think tanks the Nuffield Trust and the Health Foundation.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 6 years ago