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Public Health and Rare Diseases: Oxymoron No More

A public health approach to rare diseases may seem unnecessary, or even inapplicable, but this commentary argues that such an approach could greatly benefit affected patients and their relatives.  
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over 3 years ago
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Ethics and Childhood Vaccination Policy in the United States

This commentary focuses on the ethical issues concerning childhood immunization in the United States. How can we balance respecting parental rights and autonomy while maximizing the greater good?  
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over 3 years ago
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US to require safety warnings for Essure sterilization device

New warnings must be printed on the labels of the implantable sterilization device Essure after reports of serious side effects, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced.  
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over 3 years ago
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Government could fire and rehire consultants to introduce new contract, says BMA

Delegates at the BMA’s annual UK consultants’ conference in London on 3 March heard that this could be one option considered by the government if consultants rejected its final contract offer.  
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over 3 years ago
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Inducing labour in older women does not increase complications, study finds

Pregnant women aged 35 and older who have their labour induced have no higher risk of caesarean section or other maternal or neonatal adverse outcomes than those who wait until spontaneous onset of labour, shows a UK study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.1  
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over 3 years ago
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Interesting case of lymphocytosis and splenomegaly

An 81 year old woman was referred to haematology with a six month history of fever, 7 kg weight loss, night sweats, and abdominal distension. She was otherwise fit and well; she had no travel history of note and did not smoke or drink alcohol.  
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over 3 years ago
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Health challenges of war and peace

Ten years after the end of the war in Uganda, Lacor Hospital is finally able to concentrate on improving population health, JacquiThornton reports  
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over 3 years ago
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Data too important to share: do those who control the data control the message?

Hydroxyethyl starch solutions for fluid resuscitation fell from grace in 2013 after European and American regulators issued severe warnings about their safety. But the academic investigators that led a landmark trial that helped precipitate this downfall are refusing to share their data. Is this acceptable? Peter Doshi reports  
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over 3 years ago
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Interesting case of lymphocytosis and splenomegaly

An 81 year old woman was referred to haematology with a six month history of fever, 7 kg weight loss, night sweats, and abdominal distension. She was otherwise fit and well; she had no travel history of note and did not smoke or drink alcohol.  
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over 3 years ago
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A (relatively) risky business: the link between prostatic radiotherapy and second malignancies

There is a well recognized association between exposure to radiation and carcinogenesis.1 The development of second malignancies after therapeutic radiation depends on the primary malignancy, the dose to tissues at risk, and specific characteristics of the patient.2 There is a strong association between radiotherapy and second malignancies in people with Hodgkin’s lymphoma3 4 and patients with other cancers treated with radiotherapy.5 6 Data linking radiotherapy for prostate cancer and subsequent malignancy have been less clear. Defining such a link has been difficult because the population is older and has a limited natural lifespan with prominent competing health risks. In addition, the relatively small number of outcomes in these analyses limits their statistical validity. Previous systematic reviews and one small meta-analysis reported inconsistent conclusions.7 8 9  
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over 3 years ago
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Second malignancies after radiotherapy for prostate cancer: systematic review and meta-analysis

Objective To determine the association between exposure to radiotherapy for the treatment of prostate cancer and subsequent second malignancies (second primary cancers).  
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over 3 years ago
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Skin Abscess Outcomes Improve With Antibiotics Postdrainage

Adjunctive trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole led to higher cure rates than drainage alone in a randomized trial of patients with uncomplicated skin abscesses treated in the emergency department.  
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over 3 years ago
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Congratulations to the Inaugural Faculty Incubator Class of Educator-Scholars

We are excited to announce our inaugural class of 30 members in our ALiEM Faculty Incubator.   
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over 3 years ago
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Ankylosing Spondylitis: Data Support 6-Month Trial of TNFis

The effect of TNF inhibitors on ankylosing spondylitis reached maximum efficacy and stabilized only after 6 months of treatment, twice the time recommended in widely followed guidelines.  
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over 3 years ago
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US to require safety warnings for Essure sterilization device

New warnings must be printed on the labels of the implantable sterilization device Essure after reports of serious side effects, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced.  
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over 3 years ago
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Updates on Recommendations for STI Treatments & Empiric Therapy: When to Treat and What to Treat Depending on your Patient - emdocs

It is essential for Emergency Physicians to know the standard of care for sexually transmitted infection (STI) treatments, as patients often present to Emergency Departments for evaluation and treatment shortly after exposure to these diseases. The Emergency Department provides patients with rapid screening, diagnosis, treatment regimens, and access to outpatient follow up.  
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over 3 years ago
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Seven days in medicine: 27 February to 4 March

Publication of the long awaited childhood obesity strategy will be delayed until the summer, the Department of Health for England confirmed. A spokesman for the department told the Independent newspaper that “there is still work to be done to get it right.”1  
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over 3 years ago
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Zika virus may be linked to several birth defects, expert warns

The Zika virus may be linked to other congenital malformations, not just microcephaly, a Brazilian public health expert has warned.  
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over 3 years ago
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Experts seek ban on tackling in school rugby to prevent child injuries

Leading clinicians and academics have called for a ban on tackling in rugby played at schools, in an open letter to government officials in the United Kingdom.1  
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over 3 years ago
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Evidence of benefit of personal budgets is outdated, says spending watchdog

The Department of Health for England should collect better data to understand how personal budgets and direct payments benefit people, the National Audit Office (NAO) has said.  
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over 3 years ago