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Weekend surgery not associated with increased risk of death
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Weekend surgery not associated with increased risk of death

Findings from a new study question the so-called “weekend effect”.

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EMA recommends suspension of several medicines due to unreliable study data

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Sustainability and transformation plans: 4 key concerns

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EMS transport saves an hour in ST elevation myocardial infarction | ACC

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Trump's proposed healthcare Bill pulled at 11th hour

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Improvement in statin adherence of 20% lowers risk for stroke by 8%

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Neurol
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Stroke: is “drip-and-ship” treatment actually effective?

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  • Clinical Essentials from Cerebrovasc Dis
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TIA/stroke: time of day affects cognitive screening results

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Weaponisation of health care in Syria

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Professional & Business

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Half of £2bn cash boost spent outside NHS

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Report: GPs not treating gynaecological patients ‘with dignity or respect’

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Bariatric surgery rationing ‘misguided’

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Scottish NHS increases access to IVF treatment

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£2bn for social care ‘not solution to the crisis’

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Less than half of women breastfeed after 2 months

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Coll Cardiol
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Only 17 US states have AEDs in schools despite SCA as leading cause of school-age death

Time from collapse to defib is critical factor in survival.

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First trimester vaginal bleeding not associated with latter adverse events | RCOG
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First trimester vaginal bleeding not associated with latter adverse events | RCOG

No statistical association.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Heart Assoc
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RAS inhibitors are linked to better outcomes but do not prevent Afib post-MI

All-cause mortality reduction is good news, but there is no reduction in new-onset Afib.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Obstet Gynecol
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Severe peripartum hypertension: new recommendations on emergent therapy

This condition can arise any time in the peripartum period

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Do VIP patients get better care?
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Do VIP patients get better care?

A new study finds doctors can feel pressured by so-called VIPs to provide additional tests or treatments that they believed were unnecessary.

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Tributes paid to doctors who rushed to save lives during London terrorist attack
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Tributes paid to doctors who rushed to save lives during London terrorist attack

Doctors and nurses from a nearby hospital sprinted across Westminster Bridge during the attack to get to victims.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Amyotroph Lateral Scler Frontotemporal Degener
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Fractures: a harbinger of ALS?

Elevated risk for ALS persists for many years post-fracture.

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  • Clinical Essentials from N Engl J Med
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FFR-guided PCI of noninfarct related coronary arteries reduces revascularization by more than half

The use of PCI noninfarct-related coronary arteries is controversial.

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European junior doctors group issues warning on Brexit
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European junior doctors group issues warning on Brexit

The European Junior Doctors Permanent Working Group warns that the UK's departure from the EU will have “profound repercussions for the medical profession".

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  • Clinical Essentials from Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis
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COPD: post-ED case management slashes readmission rates

Patients received in-home clinical assessment, medication review, and education.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet Neurol
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Stroke: neurovascular thrombectomy yields sustained benefit

Novel study evaluates 12-mo outcomes.

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Norepinephrine in short supply is linked to increased mortality from septic shock

The most common substitute when norepinephrine is not available is phenylephrine.

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  • Clinical Essentials from BMJ Open
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Two antibiotics not better than 1 in cellulitis treatment

Is flucloxacillin enough to treat cellulitis?

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis
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Mild stroke prognosis: total NIHSS score as accurate as individual items

The predictive ability of the NIHSS for mild stroke is controversial.

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