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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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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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Patients are covertly recording consultations

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HCV: FDA greenlights triple-DAA salvage therapy

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

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Immunobiology of maternal immunization: bridging the knowledge gap

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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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  • Clinical Essentials from Open Forum Infect Dis
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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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  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Trop Med Hyg
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Zika: misconceptions, stigma high among US-born women

Intensive education remains an important priority in Zika prevention.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet Respir Med
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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 Intensive Care
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Severe sepsis: what factors predict escalation to ICU upgrade?

Unexpected ICU upgrade linked to serum lactate, hospital staffing.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Headache Pain
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Meta-analysis: topiramate fails to prevent migraine in kids

Meta-analysis includes 4 randomized controlled trials.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Hepatol
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Cirrhosis: anemia included among predictors of ACLF

Four factors identified in patients with HCV, HBV, and alcoholic cirrhosis.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Acad Dermatol
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Mouth sores are common in pityriasis rosea, may indicate atypical course

Patients with oral lesions may need closer observation.

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Liver Disease: Monthly Essentials July 2017
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Liver Disease: Monthly Essentials July 2017

Cochrane review of DAAs under fire | Eradicating HCV linked to better T2D control | Recommendations for managing hematologic malignancies and HBV | Decreased HCC risk after 5 y of entecavir/tenofovir.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Emerg Infect Dis J
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Powassan virus: minimal febrile illness often mimics Lyme disease

As incidence rises, familiarity with differential diagnosis is essential.

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  • Univadis Editorial - Dr Harry Brown
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Financial restraints are still here

Limited resources for health care

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High-dose vitamin D does not protect children from winter sniffles
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High-dose vitamin D does not protect children from winter sniffles

The findings do not support routine high-dose vitamin D supplementation for the prevention of wintertime upper respiratory tract infections among healthy children.

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HCV-3: clearance rates top 90% with SOF-based regimens

Data from a real-world study show higher than expected clearance in cirrhotic patients.

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Should you vaccinate psoriasis patients for herpes zoster?

Psoriasis patients on tofacitinib at higher risk for herpes zoster

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Likelihood of children getting expired flu jabs is low in the UK
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Likelihood of children getting expired flu jabs is low in the UK

Findings from a British cohort study.

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