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The need to base empirical antibiotic regimens on clinical cure rates

The prevalence of antibiotic resistance is important information commonly relied on when choosing empirical antibiotic regimens. But too much is being asked of these laboratory data, which should not dictate empirical antibiotic regimens.  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 3 years ago
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Regeneron, Sanofi Eczema Drug Clears Hurdles in Big Trials

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc and Sanofi said on Friday their experimental treatment for eczema proved highly effective in two large studies, without serious side effects often seen with standard treatments for the chronic inflammatory skin disease.  
medscape.com
almost 3 years ago
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Research and Reviews in the Fastlane 129 | LITFL: Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog

Welcome to the 129th edition of Research and Reviews in the Fastlane. R&R in the Fastlane is a free resource that harnesses the power of social media t  
lifeinthefastlane.com
almost 3 years ago
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Addiction, Empathy, and Opioid Alternatives

As hospital visits for opioid use soar, medical professionals need to be equipped with communication toolkits that will truly benefit patients.  
medscape.com
almost 3 years ago
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ELITE Provides Reassurance About Estrogen in Early Menopause

The just-published ELITE trial suggests that coronary risk should not be a justification to deny hormone therapy to appropriate candidates in early menopause.  
medscape.com
almost 3 years ago
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Famous Patients, Famous Diseases, Famous Surgeries

Test your knowledge of surgical history with this quiz about our surgical heritage.  
medscape.com
almost 3 years ago
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The Case for Next-Gen Sequencing in Every Lung Cancer Patient

Dr Mark Kris talks about the recent developments in next-generation molecular sequencing and their value for patients with lung cancer.  
medscape.com
almost 3 years ago
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Northern Ireland woman who used abortion pills has 'no regrets' - BBC News

A woman from Northern Ireland who has taken abortion pills bought online has said she has done nothing to be ashamed of.  
bbc.co.uk
almost 3 years ago
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Southern Health: Criticised NHS trust boss 'won't resign' - BBC News

The chief executive of a NHS trust criticised by the Care Quality Commission says she will not resign.  
bbc.co.uk
almost 3 years ago
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10 New Stroke Studies to Know

Dr Christoph Diener summarizes the major findings from this year's International Stroke Conference.  
medscape.com
almost 3 years ago
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Activity icons 'could help healthy living’ - BBC News

Working out how much exercise you would need to do to burn off the calories from your favourite treat could be easier if food labelling was changed, says Shirley Cramer of the Royal Society of Public Health.  
bbc.co.uk
almost 3 years ago
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World Health Day 2016: WHO calls for global action to halt rise in and improve care for people with diabetes

The number of people living with diabetes has almost quadrupled since 1980 to 422 million adults, with most living in developing countries. Factors driving this dramatic rise include overweight and obesity, WHO announced ahead of World Health Day.  
who.int
almost 3 years ago
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NCCN Takes New Look at Vulvar Cancer

Vulvar cancer is rare. Even oncologists who specialize in gynecologic cancers might only see one or two cases a year, so randomized trials are difficult to conduct.  
medscape.com
almost 3 years ago
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What's a Good Death? Study Has Answers

If there is personalized medicine, why not personalized death? A review study goes in search of what that might consist of.  
medscape.com
almost 3 years ago
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Burns Airway Management by Gatward - Intensive Care Network

Jon Gatward goes through everything you need to know about approaching the airway of a patient with burns.  
intensivecarenetwork.com
almost 3 years ago
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You Do the Math(s) 6: Measurement and Calibration - Intensive Care Network

What is the difference between accuracy and precision, and why should you care? Steve Morgan and Sophie Connolly discuss the fundamentals (and fallibilities) of measurement in critical care.  
intensivecarenetwork.com
almost 3 years ago
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The Trauma Professional's Blog provides information on injury-related topics to trauma professionals. It is written by Michael McGonigal MD, the Director of Trauma Services at Regions Hospital in St....  
regionstraumapro.com
almost 3 years ago
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State Boards of Nursing: How to Find Them

Do you need quick links to all the Boards of Nursing in the United States? Here they are, updated for 2016.  
medscape.com
almost 3 years ago
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Modifiable Risk Factors for AMD: The Role of Statins

If cardiovascular disease and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) share some pathophysiologic mechanisms, would interventions that reduce cardiovascular disease help reduce the progression of AMD?  
medscape.com
almost 3 years ago