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Diagnosis, management, and prevention of rotavirus gastroenteritis in children | The BMJ

Rotavirus is the leading cause of severe gastroenteritis in children worldwide, accounting for 35-40% of hospital admissions for gastroenteritis - currently located behind a paywall. Your institution may have access through Athens/Elservier or similar.  
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almost 7 years ago
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Effect of screening sigmoidoscopy and screening colonoscopy on colorectal cancer incidence and mortality: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials and observational studies

Objectives To review, summarise, and compare the evidence for effectiveness of screening sigmoidoscopy and screening colonoscopy in the prevention of colorectal cancer occurrence and deaths.  
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almost 7 years ago
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PSA screening for prostate cancer

Few healthcare issues have generated as much controversy as prostate specific antigen (PSA) based screening for prostate cancer.1 2 Enthusiasm for such screening is high in part because a seemingly simple blood test can lead to early detection and treatment of a common and potentially lethal disease. Screening has resulted in a noticeable increase in incidence of prostate cancer and near universal active treatment for screen detected disease. However, recent science shows that screening for prostate cancer, as with all screening strategies, is a complex process and double-edged sword. This provides the background for the linked paper by Carlsson and colleagues (doi:10.1136/bmj.g2296).3 Though some men may benefit from screening, many more are harmed by testing and the cascade of diagnostic and treatment related events that follow. Further, men and society bear the financial costs of this screening cascade.  
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almost 7 years ago
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Effect of screening sigmoidoscopy and screening colonoscopy on colorectal cancer incidence and mortality: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials and observational studies

Objectives To review, summarise, and compare the evidence for effectiveness of screening sigmoidoscopy and screening colonoscopy in the prevention of colorectal cancer occurrence and deaths.  
bmj.com
almost 7 years ago
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Study finds that aspirin improves survival after colon cancer diagnosis

In a commentary an oncologist from New York said that enough evidence had now accumulated from observational studies to recommend aspirin to patients with new diagnoses of stage III colon cancer.2  
bmj.com
almost 7 years ago
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Time to take periodontitis seriously

Periodontitis is the most common chronic inflammatory disease seen in humans, affecting nearly half of adults in the United Kingdom and 60% of those over 65 years.1 It is a major public health problem, causing tooth loss, disability, masticatory dysfunction, and poor nutritional status.2 Periodontitis also compromises speech, reduces quality of life,3 and is an escalating burden to the healthcare economy. In the UK alone it was estimated to cost £2.8bn (€3.4bn; $4.6bn) in 2008,4 not including raised all cause mortality, an association that has been noted in several populations.5 Worryingly, the disease is often silent, being present for decades before diagnosis and treatment. It can leave a substantial pathological footprint on multiple organ systems, as well as the oral cavity.  
bmj.com
almost 7 years ago
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PSA screening for prostate cancer

Few healthcare issues have generated as much controversy as prostate specific antigen (PSA) based screening for prostate cancer.1 2 Enthusiasm for such screening is high in part because a seemingly simple blood test can lead to early detection and treatment of a common and potentially lethal disease. Screening has resulted in a noticeable increase in incidence of prostate cancer and near universal active treatment for screen detected disease. However, recent science shows that screening for prostate cancer, as with all screening strategies, is a complex process and double-edged sword. This provides the background for the linked paper by Carlsson and colleagues (doi:10.1136/bmj.g2296).3 Though some men may benefit from screening, many more are harmed by testing and the cascade of diagnostic and treatment related events that follow. Further, men and society bear the financial costs of this screening cascade.  
bmj.com
almost 7 years ago
Www.bmj
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Time to take periodontitis seriously

Periodontitis is the most common chronic inflammatory disease seen in humans, affecting nearly half of adults in the United Kingdom and 60% of those over 65 years.1 It is a major public health problem, causing tooth loss, disability, masticatory dysfunction, and poor nutritional status.2 Periodontitis also compromises speech, reduces quality of life,3 and is an escalating burden to the healthcare economy. In the UK alone it was estimated to cost £2.8bn (€3.4bn; $4.6bn) in 2008,4 not including raised all cause mortality, an association that has been noted in several populations.5 Worryingly, the disease is often silent, being present for decades before diagnosis and treatment. It can leave a substantial pathological footprint on multiple organ systems, as well as the oral cavity.  
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almost 7 years ago
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Effect of screening sigmoidoscopy and screening colonoscopy on colorectal cancer incidence and mortality: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials and observational studies

Objectives To review, summarise, and compare the evidence for effectiveness of screening sigmoidoscopy and screening colonoscopy in the prevention of colorectal cancer occurrence and deaths.  
bmj.com
almost 7 years ago
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Study finds that aspirin improves survival after colon cancer diagnosis

In a commentary an oncologist from New York said that enough evidence had now accumulated from observational studies to recommend aspirin to patients with new diagnoses of stage III colon cancer.2  
bmj.com
almost 7 years ago
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First seizures in adults

In 85% of patients, the diagnosis comes from the history; blood tests, electrocardiography, electroencephalography, and sometimes magnetic resonance imaging are important for classification and risk prediction  
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almost 7 years ago
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A population health approach to reducing observational intensity bias in health risk adjustment: cross sectional analysis of insurance claims

Objective To compare the performance of two new approaches to risk adjustment that are free of the influence of observational intensity with methods that depend on diagnoses listed in administrative databases.  
bmj.com
almost 7 years ago
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Brain cancer patient tells of diagnosis and treatment - BBC News

Parminder Sangha believes her positive attitude helped her overcome a brain tumour that could have killed her.  
BBC News
almost 7 years ago
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Median survival of cancer patients has risen from one to 10 years over past 40 years

Half of patients who are given a diagnosis of cancer today will survive at least 10 years, whereas only a quarter would have done so 40 years ago, show figures published today by Cancer Research UK.  
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almost 7 years ago
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Solving the case, making the diagnosis: Neurology and detective writing

Stream Solving the case, making the diagnosis: Neurology and detective writing by BMJ talk medicine from desktop or your mobile device  
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almost 7 years ago
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Solving the case, making the diagnosis: Neurology and detective writing

Stream Solving the case, making the diagnosis: Neurology and detective writing by BMJ talk medicine from desktop or your mobile device  
SoundCloud
almost 7 years ago
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Health and medicine

The medical world can be a confusing place. Patients and their families might feel overwhelmed by the large vocabularies and complicated explanations they get from their health care providers. Students entering health care also struggle to grasp the complexity of health sciences, and are forced to memorize huge amounts of information. We hope to make understanding the medical world a bit easier. Look around! These videos do not provide medical advice and are for informational purposes only. The videos are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking it because of something you have read or seen in any Khan Academy video.  
Khan Academy
almost 7 years ago
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Intro to EKG Interpretation - AV Block

A review of the EKG diagnosis of atrioventricular block, including discussion of the 3 different degrees of block, including the 3 different types of 2nd deg...  
YouTube
almost 7 years ago