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Non‐ST‐segment elevation ACS: does choice of antiplatelet therapy affect outcomes across troponin categories?

Post-hoc analysis of prasugrel vs clopidogrel according to peak troponin ratio among medically managed patients with non‐ST‐segment elevation ACS.

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Doctor dragged from overbooked plane takes legal action

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Is O +ve the new O -ve in emergency transfusion?

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Half of patients are willing to replace doctors with robots

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European doctors association publishes policy position on off-label use of medicines

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Alternative finance for the NHS

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MMWR: fentanyl involved in majority of opioid overdose fatalities

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MSF teams are witnessing summary executions amid renewed conflict in the Central African Republic

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WHO checklist cuts post-surgical deaths

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Early treatment cuts arthritis disability
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Early treatment cuts arthritis disability

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis treated with disease modifying therapy early after symptom onset showed less progression in disability over time than...

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Autism risk in pregnancy unclear
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Autism risk in pregnancy unclear

Other factors may explain a proposed increased risk of autism in children of depressed mothers treated with antidepressants during pregnancy, show the...

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Morphine in HF patients in ED is linked to increased 30-d mortality

Increase is especially notable in the first 3 d post-use.

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One in 10 young doctors demonstrate 'explicitly unprofessional behaviour' online
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One in 10 young doctors demonstrate 'explicitly unprofessional behaviour' online

More than 10 per cent of doctors had online profiles showing unprofessional behaviour, such as intoxication, profanity and confidential patient information.

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Planning for the future

Planning relevant training programmes for the next generation of junior doctors

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Insult to injury: traumatic ICH increases Afib risk

Results suggest that physicians need to pay special attention to Afib risk, prevention in these patients.

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Prophylactic anticoagulation rx’d to Afib patients in the ED is linked to decreased mortality

These patients also have no increase in major bleeding.

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Extreme comorbidity common in heart failure
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Extreme comorbidity common in heart failure

Patients with chronic heart failure often have “extreme” comorbidity and take multiple medicines, a UK primary care study has found.1

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Stroke: do EVT benefits hold up after 2 y?

EVT has previously been linked to improved 90-d outcomes, but what about the long-term?

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How healthy do Europeans feel?
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How healthy do Europeans feel?

Eurostat has published new data on the perception of health across the European Union.

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US cancer deaths continue to fall
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US cancer deaths continue to fall

The overall rates of death from cancer in the United States have continued to fall while survival with most cancers has improved, a report has found.

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WHO “alarmed” by chemical weapons attack in Syria
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WHO “alarmed” by chemical weapons attack in Syria

Based on the symptoms of the victims, it is now believed that the chemical used was sarin gas.

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Levothyroxine no benefit, trial finds
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Levothyroxine no benefit, trial finds

Treatment with levothyroxine provides no clinical benefit in older people with subclinical hypothyroidism, a UK randomised trial published in the New England...

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It's good to talk; communication with patients affects health outcomes

Patients who report good communication with their doctors are less likely to visit the emergency department and more likely to comply with treatment plans.

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