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Fresh Brexit concerns for European doctors
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Fresh Brexit concerns for European doctors

Organisations representing doctors have warned Brexit must not be permitted to threaten Europe’s health.

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Asthma: Cochrane review finds better outcomes with combined inhaled therapy in the ED

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FDA: MRI can cause malfunction of implantable pumps

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Paracetamol overdose: does early acetylcysteine administration guarantee success?

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Diabetes admissions rise in poor areas

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  • Clinical Essentials from Pediatrics
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PICC lines needed on pneumonia discharge? Expert comment

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  • Clinical Essentials from Pediatr Emerg Care
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Adolescent abuse: data support NAAT extragenital testing for chlamydia, gonorrhea

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OECD critical of 'wasteful clinical care’ in new report

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Ticagrelor: new indication for high-risk patients post myocardial infarction | NICE

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Professional & Business

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Review raises concerns over locum doctors

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Hospitals braced for cold weather ‘spike’

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Hospitals declare ‘black alert’ due to overcrowding

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Former GMC chief to lead NHS Confederation

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Plans for seven-day GPs ‘in disarray’

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NHS warning from leading doctors and nurses

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  • Clinical Essentials from Australas Emerg Nurs J
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Parkinson's disease: ED visits largely due to falls

Patients with PD have a high admission rate and longer stay than most older adults.

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  • Clinical Essentials from BMJ
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Migraineurs more likely to suffer perioperative ischemic stroke

The effect was particularly strong among migraineurs with aura.

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  • Clinical Essentials from BMC Infect Dis
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Catching influenza: screen differently in older individuals

Jonathan Temte, MD, PhD, comments on a study that suggests the CDC's criteria for fever in influenza may be inadequate in older adults.

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Doctors under-estimate the harm of treatments, screening and tests
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Doctors under-estimate the harm of treatments, screening and tests

Doctors often overestimate the benefits and underestimate the harms of test, treatments and screenings.

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New guidelines for treating  A.Fib in patients taking anticoagulants
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New guidelines for treating A.Fib in patients taking anticoagulants

The ACC publishes new Expert Consensus Decision Pathway for Periprocedural Management of Anticoagulation in Patients With Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation.

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  • Univadis Editorial - Dr Harry Brown
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The NHS in crisis-again

Signs of another predictable and much expected NHS crisis are evident

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How can we increase organ donations?
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How can we increase organ donations?

Experts say lessons can be learned from the practices of colleagues in Spain

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Global action needed on suicide among health care workers, says Lancet editorial
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Global action needed on suicide among health care workers, says Lancet editorial

Experts say the rate of depressive disorders among health-care workers compared with the general population is “alarming”.

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Antipsychotics linked to acute respiratory failure in patients with COPD
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Antipsychotics linked to acute respiratory failure in patients with COPD

A new study suggests antipsychotics may increase the risk of acute respiratory failure by up to 66 per cent in patients with COPD.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Pediatr Infect Dis J
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Chikungunyga: poorly tolerated high fever assists with differentials in very young infants

Chikungunyna should be included in differential diagnosis of high, prolonged fever in very young infants.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis
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Stroke: cerebral microbleeds predict sICH after IVT

Symptomatic intracerebral hemorrhage is common, but hard to predict.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis
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Stroke outcomes, recovery correlate with MMP-9 levels

MMP-9 levels are known to increase after cerebral ischemia and may modulate TPA-associated complications.

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High-deductible insurance plans affect complications, ED visits in diabetes patients

These patients may need extra interventions to prevent acute complications.

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One in 140 A&E cases is dental problem
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One in 140 A&E cases is dental problem

One in every 140 visits to a large UK hospital emergency department is for dental problems, a large cross sectional study has shown.1

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