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Brain damage reversed in a drowned toddler
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Brain damage reversed in a drowned toddler

Subacute normobaric and hyperbaric oxygen therapy restored drowning-induced cortical grey matter and white matter loss.

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Views sought on digital innovation in health in the EU

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Parkinson's disease: NICE issues updated recommendations

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Watchdog opens investigation into European Medicines Agency

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Responding to terror attacks: training manual being developed for doctors in Europe

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Are you meeting stethoscope hygiene standards?

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First report from the Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention and Care

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MIND diet protects against cognitive decline

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Risk for Afib rises with increasing ejection fraction

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Blood donation regulations relaxed for gay men and sex workers

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NHS England to cut out wasteful drug prescriptions

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GMC: action plan for revalidation

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£325 million to ‘modernise and transform’ patient care

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Government publishes plan for ‘smokefree generation’

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Declare Suicide Act illegal, high court told

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CHA2DS2‐VASc as good as ABC-stroke score in anticoagulated Afib patients

CHA2DS2‐VASc may even be a better predictor in low-risk patients.

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Community-acquired pneumonia: why do some patients get nonrecommended antibiotics?

Current guidelines recommend narrower spectrum antibiotics as first-line.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet Respir Med 2017
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High-dose influenza vaccine lowers hospital admissions in elderly

Large, randomized, prospective study.

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Neurol
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Large perivascular spaces on MRI predict vascular dementia in older adults

Large perivascular spaces may reflect impaired drainage of interstitial fluid from the brain.

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Stroke prevention in Afib: nonvitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants have the edge

Will results of clinical trials of these agents hold up in routine clinical care?

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  • Clinical Essentials from Arthritis Res Ther
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Obese axial spondyloarthritis patients less likely to respond to TNFis

Yet the drugs are often continued inappropriately.

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Pneumonia mortality: the link with white blood cell count

Very low or high WBC counts linked to increased mortality in pneumococcal pneumonia.

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New study says 9 lifestyle changes may reduce dementia risk
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New study says 9 lifestyle changes may reduce dementia risk

One in three cases could be prevented by changes to lifestyle.

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Influenza vaccination in nursing homes: high dose or standard?

First prospective randomized effectiveness study for licensed vaccines in a nursing home population.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich)
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HTN: indapamide-amlodipine tops enalapril-amlodipine in older patients

A subanalysis of the NESTOR trial.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Bone Miner Res
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BMD is powerful predictor of hip fracture in 25-y follow-up

Even more predictive than age.

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Adiponectin predicts fracture in type 2 diabetes

Potentially helpful in a population where BMD is a poor predictor.

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COPD and pulmonary hypertension: predictors identified

Evaluate for PH, diastolic and systolic left heart dysfunction in COPD exacerbation.

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Low uric acid may diminish functional abilities in stroke patients

Study evaluates the association between serum uric acid level and activity of daily living.

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