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US surgeons remove parasitic twin from 10-month old girl
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US surgeons remove parasitic twin from 10-month old girl

The lower half of the underdeveloped twin’s body including pelvis, functioning legs, feet and bladder had been protruded from the infant’s neck and back.

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EMA recommends suspension of several medicines due to unreliable study data

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Weekend surgery not associated with increased risk of death

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Bowel disease signs in younger patients

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Trump's proposed healthcare Bill pulled at 11th hour

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Sciatica: no relief from pregabalin

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GPs found wanting on women’s health

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Rectal cancer: is nonoperative management a reasonable alternative?

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Meta-analysis: adenosine curbs post-op pain, but not opioid use

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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 Clin Cardiol
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Expert consensus statements from Heart Rhythm Society summarized in one place: Part 2

Summary of consensus statements from last 5 y covering congenital heart disease.

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Weaponisation of health care in Syria
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Weaponisation of health care in Syria

A strategy of using violence to restrict or deny access to health care as a weapon of war

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  • Clinical Essentials from Int J Surg
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Early MOC: routine lymphadenectomy can be safely omitted

Findings suggest that MOC should be considered separately from other epithelial ovarian cancers.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Surg Oncol
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Oral cavity cancer: does tumor number affect prognosis?

Data is scarce regarding treatment and prognosis in multiple concomitant oral cavity cancer.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Coll Cardiol
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Is TAVR safe for patients with bicuspid aortic stenosis?

Randomized TAVR trials excluded patients with bicuspid AS.

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Is MitraClip safe for tricuspid regurgitation?

Compassionate use study suggests MitraClip is safe, significantly decreases TR, and improves NYHA class.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Catheter Cardiovasc Interv
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TAVR: a picture of the procedure’s early years

Study examines TAVR growth rate and effect of operator experience during first years after TAVR approval.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Hepatol Res
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HCV-related HCC: interval between SVR, surgery predicts RFS

5-y recurrence risk is lower with an interval of 30 mo or less.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Clin Cardiol
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Expert consensus statements from Heart Rhythm Society summarized in one place: Part 1

Summary of consensus statements from last 5 y covering rhythm disorders in adults.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Surg Oncol
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Gastric cancer: primary tumor location predicts survival

A meta-analysis of 50 studies.

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OSA surgeries compared in kids

Adenotonsillotomy has fewer complications than adenotonsillectomy.

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  • Clinical Essentials from N Engl J Med
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Is there something better than fractional flow reserve for cardiac lesion assessment?

Results from 2 large randomized trials.

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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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