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Debate on whether Tamiflu prevents flu deaths reignites after new analysis

A new analysis of data from trials of oseltamivir (Tamiflu) has reopened the debate over whether the drug reduces deaths from H1N1 influenza.  
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almost 3 years ago
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Progression in Elite and Viremic HIV-1 Controllers

This study shows how a baseline clinical score can easily classify patients according to risk of progression of HIV.  
medscape.com
almost 3 years ago
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A Childcare Intervention Impacts Movement Skill Development

A physical activity-based intervention led by childcare providers may help improve children's movement skills.  
medscape.com
almost 3 years ago
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Treatment Algorithms Based on Tumor Molecular Profiling

Which molecular, biological, and technical criteria should be evaluated in studies using genomic medicine for cancer treatment?  
medscape.com
almost 3 years ago
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UMEM Educational Pearls - University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine

Posted: 6/1/2016 by Jon Mark Hirshon, MD, MPH (Updated: 9/7/2016) Click here to contact Jon Mark Hirshon, MD, MPH  
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almost 3 years ago
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UMEM Educational Pearls - University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine

Pick a category... Airway Management Cardiology Critical Care Critical Care Literature Update Dermatology Endocrine ENT Financial & Investing Gastrointestional Geriatrics Hematology/Oncology Infectious Disease International EM Med-Legal Medical Education Misc Neurology Obstetrics & Gynecology Ophthamology Orthopedics Pediatrics Pharmacology & Therapeutics Procedures Pulmonary Toxicology Trauma Urology Vascular Visual Diagnosis $('#pearl_categories').change(function(){ window.location = "/educational_pearls/search/?category=" + $(this).val() });  
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almost 3 years ago
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Social Media and the Impact of the 'Caitlyn Jenner Effect'

The transformation of Bruce to Caitlyn Jenner publicized on social media has had a negative as well as positive impact on the transgender community.  
medscape.com
almost 3 years ago
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Off-Label Antidepressant Prescribing Increasingly Common

Off-label prescribing of antidepressants is increasing, particularly for insomnia and pain, even though their efficacy has not been established for these conditions, new research shows.  
medscape.com
almost 3 years ago
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Lab Case 105

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emergucate.com
almost 3 years ago
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Pregnancy: Universal Depression Screening Effective, Feasible

According to a new study, universal prenatal and postpartum screening for depression is feasible and can result in high levels of mental healthcare use among women who screen positive.  
medscape.com
almost 3 years ago
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Effect of Continued Treatment With Pirfenidone in IPF

Do idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients benefit from continued treatment with pirfenidone -- particularly those who experienced meaningful disease progression during treatment?  
medscape.com
almost 3 years ago
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Symptomatic and Asymptomatic Colon Cancer Recurrence

How does recurrent colon cancer usually present, and what role should the primary care physician play in the follow-up of colon cancer survivors?  
medscape.com
almost 3 years ago
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Reduction of Chikungunya Virus Infection With Mosquito Traps

Testing of a new, low-cost mosquito trap that requires no pesticides or servicing shows promise in reducing transmission of several mosquito born viruses including chikungunya, dengue and Zika.  
medscape.com
almost 3 years ago
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National Pain Strategy: Implications for Pharmacy Practice

How will the National Pain Strategy, currently under development, impact the pharmacist's role in the optimal management of patients experiencing pain?  
medscape.com
almost 3 years ago
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Parental Catastrophizing Worsens Sickle Cell Disability

The effect isn't seen with protective parenting alone -- only when catastrophizing also occurs.  
medscape.com
almost 3 years ago
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EU agrees tighter standards for medical devices

The European Union has agreed major changes to its 20 year old regulatory framework for medical devices. These will introduce stricter rules and higher standards on the manufacture, authorisation, and sale of medical devices, ranging from sticking plasters and pacemakers to artificial hips and breast implants.  
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almost 3 years ago
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Specialists attack drug agency’s fast track approval scheme

A plan to fast track the approval of new medicines in Europe has been criticised by a group of leading specialists in pharmacology and public health.  
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almost 3 years ago
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Seven days in medicine: 25-31 May

The total number of antibiotics prescribed by general practitioners in England fell 7.3% in one year—down from 37 million items in 2014-15 to 34.3 million in 2015-16, data from NHS Improvement showed. This significantly exceeds the 1% reduction target set by the national patient safety team with Public Health England and NHS England. GPs also managed to cut broad spectrum antibiotic prescribing by 16%, beating the 10% reduction target set for the NHS (full BMJ story at doi:10.1136/bmj.i3002).  
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almost 3 years ago
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Cardiovascular safety of methylphenidate among children and young people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): nationwide self controlled case series study

Objective To determine whether treatment with methylphenidate in children and young people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) was associated with cardiovascular events.  
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almost 3 years ago
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The cardiovascular safety of methylphenidate

In the United States alone, 6.4 million children received a diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in 2011. Of these, 3.5 million received a stimulant drug, typically methylphenidate.1 In addition, there is off label use of stimulants for milder attention problems. The cardiac safety of stimulants, which are known to slightly raise blood pressure and accelerate the heart rate, has been hotly debated as case reports,2 and conflicting evidence has emerged over time.3  
feeds.bmj.com
almost 3 years ago