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Loneliness is associated with higher risk of stroke and heart disease, study finds

Loneliness and isolation are associated with a 30% higher risk of having a stroke or developing coronary heart disease, shows a review of available evidence that found a similar effect to that of other recognised risk factors such as anxiety or having a stressful job.1  
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about 3 years ago
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Data on benefits of screening for sudden cardiac death are withheld

An Italian researcher who led the only group that has shown that screening young people reduces sudden cardiac death has refused to share the group’s data with other researchers and England’s health secretary.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 3 years ago
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Preventing sudden cardiac death in athletes

Sudden cardiac death is a tragic complication of several underlying heart diseases.1 In young people (<35 years), particularly athletes, genetic heart diseases such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy are a major cause.2 Few question the importance of developing effective measures to help prevent sudden cardiac deaths in athletes worldwide, but much controversy exists about whether preparticipation screening of athletes is effective in reducing risk .  
feeds.bmj.com
about 3 years ago
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Loneliness is associated with higher risk of stroke and heart disease, study finds

Loneliness and isolation are associated with a 30% higher risk of having a stroke or developing coronary heart disease, shows a review of available evidence that found a similar effect to that of other recognised risk factors such as anxiety or having a stressful job.1  
feeds.bmj.com
about 3 years ago
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Plastic Surgery Myths: Postop Management of Surgical Drains

What factors should be considered before pulling a postoperative drain?  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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Dexketoprofen/Tramadol 25 Mg/75 Mg

This new oral combination of two analgesics with different mechanisms of action may be very useful in managing post-op pain.  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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Successes and Challenges in Patient Care Transition

What patient care transition obstacles did this hospital face, and how did they overcome them?  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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Prognostic Indicators for Ebola Patient Survival

The prognostic indicators for ebola patients may be useful for clinicians making treatment decisions or managing patient or family expectations.  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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Incomplete Resection Margin After Esophagectomy for Cancer

An incomplete resection margin after esophagectomy for esophageal cancer may be more related to the tumoral aggressiveness rather than to a suboptimal surgical resection.  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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Graves' Disease Presenting After Total Thyroidectomy

What was the unusual cause of this patient's thyrotoxicosis many years after total thyroidectomy?  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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Imaging Case of the Week 201 Answer

The frontal knee x-ray shows a large osteochondral lesion of the lateral femoral condyle, whereas the lateral knee x-ray indicates a joint effusion.  
emergucate.com
about 3 years ago
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Structured Exercise Improves Mobility After Hip Fracture

A new study assesses the impact of a postoperative structured exercise program on mobility after hip fracture surgery.  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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Differentiating Spitz Naevi From Melanoma

Spitz naevi and melanomas may show overlapping dermoscopic patterns, making them challenging to differentiate. Can reflectance confocal microscopy improve diagnostic accuracy?  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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Avoiding Diagnostic Pitfalls in Neuroimaging

What are the most common errors made in interpreting neuroradiolgical images, and how can they best be prevented?  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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Screening MRI in Women With a History of Breast Cancer

When is MRI a better option than mammography for breast cancer surveillance?  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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Radiologists Call for Consensus on Thyroid Nodule Guidelines

What comprises a suspicious thyroid nodule? When is biopsy indicated? The answers can be unclear because society guidelines vary. Consensus among radiologists, endocrinologists, and others could help.  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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How Does CT Change Decision-Making in the Emergency Department?

A new survey of emergency-department physicians at four major medical centers illuminates the role of CT in diagnostic decision-making.  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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Should RA Diagnostic Cut-off Points Be Lowered?

Dr Deane reviews the results of a study evaluating different cut-off points for scores to diagnose rheumatoid arthritis with the 2010 ACR/EULAR criteria.  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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Left Ventricular Assist Results Lead Transplant Meeting

First-year performance results for the small implantable left ventricular assist device will be presented at the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Scientific Sessions.  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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Sofosbuvir Safe, Effective in Hepatitis C-Infected Liver Transplant Patients

Antiviral regimens containing sofosbuvir are well tolerated and effectively treat recurrent hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in patients with liver transplants, according to researchers in Canada.  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago