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Afib: NOACs, VKAs equally effective for stroke, GI bleeding higher with NOACs

Aspirin was not effective in the prevention of stroke.

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Physician opioid prescribing habits linked to risk for long-term patient use

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Am Thorac Soc
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Does ICU admission improve outcomes in COPD, HF, or acute MI?

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European Commission warns of health risks with UV-C hospital equipment sterilisation process

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ICU not always best for COPD, heart failure or MI patients

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Stroke risk higher within 3 months of herpes zoster infection

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  • Clinical Essentials from Cerebrovasc Dis Extra
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Stroke: MRI findings predict dysphagia, dysarthria, and aphasia

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Hosp Infect
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Infection site, urinary catheter insertion prognostic for severe sepsis

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Perianesth Nurs
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The forearm is not a good substitute for upper arm in BP measures for large patients

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Professional & Business

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GPs told to ration stop smoking services

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NHS at ‘breaking point’, warns BMA

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Researchers blame health care cuts for mortality rise

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Ten million GP appointments wasted each year

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Researchers call for vitamin D food fortification

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Thousands of new mothers have no access to midwives

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Sepsis associated with increased stroke risk up to 365 d postadmission

Patients with sepsis remain at risk for stroke for up to a year after admission.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Headache Pain.
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A biomarker for serious secondary headache

The biomarker was also associated with mortality within 3 mo.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Crit Care
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Sepsis: innovative long-term care programs needed for postdischarge morbidity/mortality

Comorbid conditions, organ system failure prognostic for long-term care in sepsis.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Neurovirol
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Guillain-Barre syndrome can follow chikungunya

Case series of 2 patients with Guillain-Barre syndrome complicating chikungunya virus infection.

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Vitamin D supplements “do cut ARI risk”
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Vitamin D supplements “do cut ARI risk”

The debate over whether patients should be encouraged to supplement their diet has reignited after a study found that vitamin D supplementation can help...

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Gen Intern Med
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Opioid dependence: positive long-term outcomes with ED buprenorphine continued in primary care

Findings build on previously reported 30 d data, focusing on 2, 6, and 12 mo post-discharge.

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Air pollution contributes to 4.2 million deaths annually
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Air pollution contributes to 4.2 million deaths annually

92 per cent of the world’s population lives in areas with unhealthy air, according to a new report.

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Soccer link to boxing-type brain damage
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Soccer link to boxing-type brain damage

Playing soccer at a high level may lead to the same kind of brain injuries as boxing, postmortem studies at the Institute of Neurology in London have found.1

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  • Clinical Essentials from Stroke
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Stroke: unknown onset linked to increased mortality after thrombolysis

Patients with UKO stroke are excluded from thrombolysis under current guidelines.

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  • Univadis Editorial - Dr Harry Brown
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Another contract

BMA announced its annual GP contract changes for 2017/18 in England

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Heavy snow associated with rise in myocardial infarction
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Heavy snow associated with rise in myocardial infarction

It’s suspected snow shovelling may be to blame.

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Pediatric pneumonia: can lung ultrasound replace chest X-ray?

Ultrasound is fast, non-ionizing, and widely available in the emergency room.

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Call 999 at the first sign of stroke, urges PHE
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Call 999 at the first sign of stroke, urges PHE

Act FAST initiative will encourage people to recognise and report stroke.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Emerg Med
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Acute low back pain: no benefit for add-on diazepam with naproxen

A randomized, controlled trial of patients being discharged from the ED.

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