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Poor areas have most admissions for dog bites: Hospital admissions for bites and strikes by dogs among people living in the 10% most deprived areas of England were three times as high as in the 10% least deprived areas (24.1 versus 8.1 per 100 000 admissions), show new figures for 2013 from the Health and Social Care Information Centre. There were 9710 hospital admissions for injuries caused by dogs and other mammals (such as horses, foxes, and cats), a rise of 7% on the 9080 admissions in 2012. Dog bites and strikes accounted for …
almost 7 years ago

Signs and Symptoms in Family Medicine

Signs and Symptoms in Family Medicine, by Paul M. Paulman, MD et al, provides a unique evidence-based approach to diagnosis based on presenting signs. Focusing on the most common diagnoses observed in a medical practice, the book helps you "think horses, not zebras." A rating system for the sensitivity and specificity of the signs, symptoms, and diagnostic tests aids in the development of a focused and accurate differential diagnosis. This handy, take-along guide is ideal for quick reference at the bedside or a refresher while prepping for the boards. Confidently diagnose and treat common illnesses and conditions using an evidence-based, systematic approach. A unique ratings system indicates how frequently various symptoms and signs are associated with a particular diagnosis. Easily find what you need with consistently organized chapters and an at-a-glance bulleted format. "Think horses, not zebras" with a focus on the most frequently encountered diagnoses. Rule out the most serious possibilities quickly with differential diagnoses listed in descending order of severity. Review symptoms, signs, suggested work-up, and patient disposition for each diagnosis. Patients present with symptoms, not diagnoses
about 6 years ago

Hard-to-reach cancers targeted with 'Trojan horse' proteins

Scientists at Brunel University London have found a way of targeting hard-to-reach cancers and degenerative diseases using nanoparticles, but without causing the damaging side effects the...
almost 6 years ago