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Anti-clotting drugs often not needed
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Anti-clotting drugs often not needed

Three quarters of surgical patients may be receiving anticoagulants that they do not need, a meta-analysis published in the Annals of Surgery has found.1

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Trump to appoint vaccine sceptic to chair commission on vaccine safety

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Paracetamol overdose: does early acetylcysteine administration guarantee success?

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CBT can benefit severe depression

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  • The Lancet Infectious Diseases
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Inequality in infectious disease burden in Australia

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Acute ingestions: PICU admission not required in three out of four cases | SCCM

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New-onset atrial fibrillation: Impact on mortality in critically ill patients | SCCM

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Cognitive impairment associated with substantial increase in disability over six months following critical illness | SCCM

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Antipsychotics linked to acute respiratory failure in patients with COPD

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Professional & Business

  • International Medical Press

Think-tank calls for rethink over obesity impact

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E-cigarettes cause teen nicotine addiction, says study

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Unfilled nurse shifts compromising patient safety

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‘Biggest leap forward’ in prostate cancer diagnosis

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Vaccines fast-tracked to prevent global epidemics

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Yorkshire CCGs place ban on expensive treatments

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Link between debt and death
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Link between debt and death

The finding could have significant implications for healthcare policy.

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Acute renal failure after cardiac surgery is variable | STS
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Acute renal failure after cardiac surgery is variable | STS

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Database does not distinguish between a decline in creatinine clearance and the need for de novo hemodialysis when characterizing acute renal failure after cardiac surgery.

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Decreasing hematocrit and increasing hemoglobin A1c boost mortality risk in patients undergoing coronary bypass surgery | STS
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Decreasing hematocrit and increasing hemoglobin A1c boost mortality risk in patients undergoing coronary bypass surgery | STS

Determining how an elevated hemoglobin (Hb)A1c with and without anemia affects morbidity and mortality in patients after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is critical for preoperative risk optimization.

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Efficacy and safety of simtuzumab in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
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Efficacy and safety of simtuzumab in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Phase 2 trial of simtuzumab vs placebo.

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MSF respond to bombing at Nigerian refugee camp
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MSF respond to bombing at Nigerian refugee camp

At least 52 people were killed and 120 people wounded in Tuesday's bombing.

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Resting metabolic activity within amygdala linked to risk of cardiovascular events
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Resting metabolic activity within amygdala linked to risk of cardiovascular events

New and important insights into mechanisms translating stress to cardiovascular disease.

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No asthma found in 1 in 3 with diagnosis
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No asthma found in 1 in 3 with diagnosis

A third of adults who had had asthma diagnosed in the previous five years showed no evidence of current asthma, a study in JAMA has found.1

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OECD report criticises pharmaceutical pricing strategies
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OECD report criticises pharmaceutical pricing strategies

Payers must be able to lower or withdraw payment for new therapies that do not live up to expectations in the real world, according to the OECD.

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Healthcare-associated infections affect 1 in 6 children in paediatric intensive care units
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Healthcare-associated infections affect 1 in 6 children in paediatric intensive care units

Bloodstream infections were the most common healthcare-associated infections in children in Europe.

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  • Clinical Essentials from MMWR
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CDC: rural Americans at higher risk for death from top 5 causes

Striking gap in health affects 46 million Americans.

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qSOFA, SIRS: limited utiliity for predicting mortality in ICU setting

Both qSOFA and SIRS criteria perform suboptimally compared with SOFA for predicting sepsis-associated in-hospital mortality.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet
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Enhanced disinfection strategies recommended to reduce multidrug resistance during hospital admission

Addition of UV-C during admission/discharge may reduce multidrug resistance rates.

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Woman dies after US antibiotic resistance
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Woman dies after US antibiotic resistance

A woman in the US died of septic shock last year after becoming infected with carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) that were resistant to all...

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  • Clinical Essentials from Stroke
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Strokes can be an early presentation of Afib

Up to 1 in 20 patients present with stroke or TIA within the year before an Afib diagnosis.

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