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Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. MDs, RNs Tackle In-Flight Health Crises. The most common medical emergencies during air travel included syncope, respiratory difficulties, and GI symptoms; clinicians played an important role in their care. 2. High-Dose NSAIDs Hike Risk of Heart Attack. High doses of some commonly used nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) increased the risk of major vascular events by about ...

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Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. Don't Stop Warfarin for Dental Visits. Patients taking aspirin or warfarin (Coumadin) for prevention after a stroke don't need to stop the drug for dental procedures and probably can stay on it for most other minor medical procedures. 2. Silent Afib Linked to Stroke in Diabetics. Asymptomatic atrial fibrillation might lie behind stroke of unknown origin ...

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Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. More Evidence Fecal Transplant Clears C. Diff. Fecal transplant for Clostridium difficile infection is a safe and effective treatment and can alter patients' fecal microbiota to resemble that of donors over time. 2. CT Lung Screens Catch Most Cancers. The National Lung Screening Trial found that CT scans were highly sensitive in detecting lung cancer in ...

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Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. Asthma Tied to Sleep Apnea. Patients with asthma were also more likely to develop obstructive sleep apnea. 2. 5-Day Steroid Tx Works in COPD. A short-term course of systemic glucocorticoid therapy in patients with acute chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) was as effective as treatment of longer duration. 3. Cyberbullying, Risky Sex Hike Teen ...

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Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. Medical Home Transition Long but Worth It. The path to becoming a patient-centered medical home is long, rough, and varies for each practice, but getting there is essential to providing high-quality, affordable healthcare to all Americans. 2. Any Bed-Sharing Puts Baby at Risk for SIDS. Bed-sharing is associated with a five-fold increased risk of sudden infant ...

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Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. Hospitalists Work Longer, Patients Stay Longer. Long work hours for hospitalists led to longer patient stays and unnecessary orders. 2. Automated BP Device Not Cutting It. An automated BP cuff billed as an in-office substitute for ambulatory monitoring may substantially underestimate pressures. 3. No Hike in Mass. Hospital Use Post Health Reform. Healthcare reform ...

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Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. Arts Therapy Has Benefits in Cancer. Cancer patients who participated in creative arts therapy derived significant clinical, psychological, and quality-of-life benefits, a meta-analysis of more than two dozen studies showed. 2. Fecal Transplant: FDA Wants Regulation. Researchers who have been reporting success with the use of fecal transplant to treat resistant C. difficile are likely to ...

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Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. Angelina's Mastectomy: Oncologists Respond. When Angelina Jolie charted her course of action against the breast cancer cards she'd been dealt, she didn't seek direction from an academic medical center. 2. Bike Helmet Law Benefit Unclear. Despite a decrease in bicycle-related head injuries since the passage of legislation requiring bicyclists to wear helmets, a Canadian statistical analysis ...

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Brought to you by MedPage Today. 1. Adult-Observed ADHD Reflects True Rate in Kids. Parent- and teacher-reported rates of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder do not appear to overestimate the true prevalence of the condition. 2. H7N9 Pandemic? Not Yet but Still Worrisome. The H7N9 avian influenza now circulating in China has two of the three characteristics of a pandemic virus. 3. If Job ...

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