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Schistosomiasis Risk Underestimated in Europe

Schistosomiasis (Bilharziasis), a parasitic infection normally confined to the tropics, has spread to parts of Southern Europe, according to a new report.  
medscape.com
8 months ago
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Mental Health Training for Pilot Examiners Post-Germanwings Crash

Medical examiners who evaluate airline pilots have been receiving more training in detecting mental health problems, U.S. regulators said on Thursday after reviewing procedures in the wake of last year's deadly Germanwings crash by a co-pilot who authorities said concealed his mental illness.  
medscape.com
8 months ago
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Bill Requires Physicians to Report Medical-Device Deaths

Backers of the measure cited the problem of occult uterine cancer spread by power morcellators, first reported to the FDA after it happened to anesthesiologist Amy Reed, MD.  
medscape.com
8 months ago
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Birthday honours: Mitochondrial disease doctor recognised - BBC News

The doctor behind a groundbreaking IVF technique which prevents disabling genetic disorders from being passed on to future generations is knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.  
bbc.co.uk
8 months ago
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Can art help people face serious illness? - BBC News

Art may bring real pleasure to people's lives but can it also help them if they are faced with ill health?  
bbc.co.uk
8 months ago
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FDA Approves First Cholera Vaccine in the US

The FDA approved a single-dose vaccine for the prevention of cholera in adults from the US aged 18 through 64 years.  
medscape.com
8 months ago
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ECMO in Cardiac Arrest PechaKucha LITFL

PechaKucha presentation on the use of ECMO in the emergency department for refractory ventricular fibrillation in cardiac arrest  
lifeinthefastlane.com
8 months ago
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Research and Reviews in the Fastlane 138 LITFL

Welcome to the 138th edition of Research and Reviews in the Fastlane. R&R in the Fastlane is a free resource exploring global research  
lifeinthefastlane.com
8 months ago
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Fusion for lumbar spinal stenosis?

Patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal causing compression of the nerve roots) present with a combination of low back pain and leg pain, numbness, and heaviness. The condition is best managed surgically,1 but which operation should be used?  
feeds.bmj.com
8 months ago
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Fusion for lumbar spinal stenosis?

Patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal causing compression of the nerve roots) present with a combination of low back pain and leg pain, numbness, and heaviness. The condition is best managed surgically,1 but which operation should be used?  
feeds.bmj.com
8 months ago
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New Approaches Offer Hope for Replacing Beta Cells in Diabetes

Pig xenografts and gene editing both offer the possibility of unlimited numbers of viable pancreatic beta cells for treating both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.  
medscape.com
8 months ago
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Smoking, Weight Gain Barriers to Remission in Early RA

Smoking and obesity have again been singled out as reasons that early measures to control rheumatoid arthritis (RA) might fail.  
medscape.com
8 months ago
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LIVE.DIE.REPEAT. Simulation. Time travel, gamification and d [...] | EMBlog Mayo Clinic

This post is a comment on a recent paper published by Sunga et al. About a year ago, I was taking to one of our residents (Rachel Lindo…  
emblog.mayo.edu
8 months ago
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Metformin Linked to Lower Neurodegenerative Disease Risk

A retrospective study finds lower rates of dementia, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's disease in diabetes patients who were long-term users of metformin.  
medscape.com
8 months ago
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What's After Metformin in Diabetes? 'This Is How You Do It'

A packed audience listened to practicing endocrinologists describe what second-line agents they would use to treat type 2 diabetes after metformin, and why. The goal is "patient-centric" therapy.  
medscape.com
8 months ago
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UMEM Educational Pearls - University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine

A 2014 study looked at adolescent patients treated in a headache clinic with chronic post traumatic headaches (concussion headaches)  
umem.org
8 months ago
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Howie Mell - How to Stop Bleeding Without a Hospital - Intensive Care Network

Howie Mell, former paramedic and current emergency physician shows us how to stop massive bleeding in the field.  
intensivecarenetwork.com
8 months ago
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FIRE and ICE Secondary Analysis: Focus on Results, Not Discussion

Dr John Mandrola attended a late-breaking session in which primary investigator Prof Karl-Heinz Kuck presented a secondary analysis of the FIRE and ICE trial. He takes exception to Kuck's interpretation of the results.  
medscape.com
8 months ago
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Duodenal Mucosal Resurfacing Shows Early Promise in Diabetes

If these findings are reproduced in larger studies, clinicians may someday be able to offer certain diabetic patients this minimally invasive treatment rather than gastric-bypass surgery.  
medscape.com
8 months ago
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Dr. Smith's ECG Blog: Just as hyperacute T-waves can be reciprocal to T-wave inversion (last case),.....

Medical student here, this might be a very silly question but how would you differentiate this from antero-lateral wall ischemia? I.e. how to differentiate ischemic T-wave inversion on lateral leads from reciprocal changes of infero-posterior MI?  
hqmeded-ecg.blogspot.com
8 months ago