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Frailty in Transplant Survivors Linked to Accelerated Aging

Adult hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) recipients under 65 are at increased risk of frailty and may experience accelerated aging, researchers report.  
medscape.com
over 2 years ago
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Patients Say Care Is Better During July Influx of New Surgeons

The quality of care doesn't suffer when surgeons-in-training are new at their jobs, according to a survey of patients hospitalized for surgery. In fact, the patients felt care was better during those periods.  
medscape.com
over 2 years ago
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Two Expensive Diabetic Macular Edema Drugs Not Cost-effective

Anti-VEGF medicines aflibercept and ranibizumab would have to drop in price by 69% and 80%, respectively, to be worth the societal cost compared with bevacizumab, a new study has found.  
medscape.com
over 2 years ago
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Most Antidepressants Ineffective for Kids With Depression

The vast majority of antidepressants are ineffective -- and some may even be unsafe -- for children and teens with major depressive disorder, new research shows.  
medscape.com
over 2 years ago
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Dietary Supplement May Prevent Cognitive Decline

A dietary supplement containing ingredients commonly found in health food stores appears to prevent the decline in brain structure and function seen in Alzheimer’s disease, an animal study indicates.  
medscape.com
over 2 years ago
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Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 149 FFFF

Get ready to be challenged with some good old fashioned medical trivia...introducing Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 149 FFFF  
lifeinthefastlane.com
over 2 years ago
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Consultants Advising on California’s Aid-in-Dying Law

Just as California's law aid-in-dying law takes effect this week, Lonny Shavelson has added another specialty: a consultant to physicians and terminally ill patients who have questions about how it works.  
medscape.com
over 2 years ago
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At This Medical School, Students Mix Science and Health Policy

Medical students cram a lot of basic science and medicine into their first two years of training. But most learn next to nothing about the intricacies of the health care system they are soon to enter.  
medscape.com
over 2 years ago
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Oral JAK Inhibitor Promising in Ankylosing Spondylitis

The first study to assess the safety and efficacy of tofacitinib in ankylosing spondylitis suggests that JAK inhibition might be a new way to achieve control in patients with active disease.  
medscape.com
over 2 years ago
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House Calls Help Sickest Patients Avoid Hospital, Save Money

By sending teams of healthcare providers to the homes of patients, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services saved $25 million in 1 year, $11.7 million of which was passed on to providers.  
medscape.com
over 2 years ago
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NHS baby death probes 'not good enough' - BBC News

There are too many poor quality investigations into babies who die or are severely brain damaged during labour, a review says.  
bbc.co.uk
over 2 years ago
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New treatment can 'halt' multiple sclerosis, says study - BBC News

A strong form of chemotherapy followed by a stem cell transplant can halt the progression of multiple sclerosis, a small study published in The Lancet suggests.  
bbc.co.uk
over 2 years ago
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NHS staff crisis 'worse than cash woes' - BBC News

The growing crisis in workforce morale is a greater risk to the NHS than the financial problems it is grappling with, a leading health expert says.  
bbc.co.uk
over 2 years ago
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Michelle Hemmington: 'I relived his death every day' - BBC News

A major report into mistakes made in maternity units across the UK has found significant failings.  
bbc.co.uk
over 2 years ago
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Beyond Vital Signs Detection of Early Patient Deterioration

Read why nurses need to perform in-depth physical assessments rather than rely on vital signs when monitoring patients.  
medscape.com
over 2 years ago
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Quality Improvement to Reduce Paediatric Medication Errors

Can online resources and quality improvement networks have a real impact on the reduction of medication errors in children?  
medscape.com
over 2 years ago
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Predicting Adverse Events With Dabigatran or Warfarin in AF

This study examined various models that aim to quantify expected rates of thromboembolism and major bleeding for a given patient if that patient were to initiate treatment with dabigatran or warfarin  
medscape.com
over 2 years ago
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The Aortic Dissection Team: Insights After a Decade

The authors describe the implementation of a high-volume, multidisciplinary acute aortic dissection team at a large university medical center. How has it impacted outcomes and systems of care?  
medscape.com
over 2 years ago
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Outcomes in Critically Ill Septic Patients Who Survived CPR

A new study looks at the long-term post-discharge survival among ICU patients with sepsis who received in-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation.  
medscape.com
over 2 years ago