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Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Nurses asked for views on helping tackle ebola outbreak

Research nurses are asking nursing staff for their views on the ebola outbreak in West Africa, as part of efforts to gauge healthcare workers’ attitudes to volunteering in the current crisis.

Axial T2 weighted magnetic resonance image of the left thigh

Identify the structures labelled A, B, C, D, E, F, and G in this T2 weighted axial magnetic resonance image of the mid part of left thigh.bmj;349/oct22_1/g6342/FIG1F1fig1AnswersA: Rectus femoris...

David Oliver: Pet hate--privatisation by stealth

bmj;349/oct22_2/g6297/FIG1F1fig1BiographyDavid Oliver is a geriatrician and former national clinical director for older people, who has little truck with the idea that most admissions of elderly...

The benefits of central heating and other stories . . .

Sixty years ago, October would have marked the beginning of the British coal fire season. Homes for the next five months would be cold, damp, and smoky. Now, household air pollution has become a...

External iliac artery occlusion after blunt trauma

bmj;349/oct22_4/g6161/FIG1F1fig1A 24 year old man presented to the emergency department after falling from his bicycle on to his left side two weeks earlier. He had ongoing claudication pain,...

Government says it would stockpile Tamiflu again

The government has said that it would stockpile the antiviral drug oseltamivir (marketed by Roche as Tamiflu) again, despite large amounts of previously bought supplies being written off and...

US issues new guidelines for health workers caring for Ebola patients

Healthcare providers caring for Ebola patients should wear personal protective gear that leaves no skin exposed and should be rigorously trained in its use, the US Centers for Disease Control and...

First Edition: October 22, 2014

Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports about a new poll finding that that most likely voters expect GOP victories in November and that health care continues to be an important issue. Kaiser Health News: Hospitals’ Struggles To Beat Back Familiar Infections Began Before Ebola Arrived Kaiser Health News staff writer Jordan Rau reports: “Whil...

CQC inspects first private hospitals under new regime

The first two independent sector hospitals to be inspected under the Care Quality Commission’s new scrutiny model are to receive visits today.

CCG consults on future of Essex coastal maternity units

North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group is consulting on plans to permanently downgrade two coastal maternity units.

Changes in gait could be early warning for Parkinson's

Changes in the way people walk could be an early sign of Parkinson’s disease, according to a new study.

Gait linked to Parkinson's disease

Changes in the way people walk could be an early sign of Parkinson’s disease, according to a new study.

RCN calls for NHS to be protected from EU-US trade deal

Uncertainty over the impact of a proposed international trade deal is a “growing source of anxiety” among health workers, the Royal College of Nursing has warned.

Nurses warn over EU-US trade deal

Uncertainty over the impact of a proposed international trade deal is a “growing source of anxiety” among health workers, nurses’ leaders have warned.

NICE calls for school nurses to help 'stop the rot' on tooth decay

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has urged local authorities to tackle a growing crisis in the state of people’s teeth in disadvantaged areas of England, with children as young as three suffering from severe tooth decay.

Call to stop the rot on tooth decay

Children as young as three are suffering from severe tooth decay and people need to “act now to stop the rot”, health officials have said.

Paralysed man walks again after cell transplantation

A man who was paralysed in a knife attack in 2010 has been able to walk again using a frame, after doctors transplanted cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord.The pioneering cell...

They Ain’t Just Whistling Dixie: The Latest on Whistleblowing in America’s Drug Industry

Lisa E. Davis | Quarles & Brady The past three years have been tough on America’s drug industry. The entire chain of commerce from Manufacturer to wholesaler to pharmacy continues to defend accusations that their business dealings caused the federal and state governments to pay “false” claims at taxpayer expense.   Through a seemingly orchestrated campaign, […]

Tuesday 21st October 2014

[Review] Framework for optimisation of the clinical use of colistin and polymyxin B: the Prato polymyxin consensus

In the face of diminishing therapeutic options for the treatment of infections caused by multidrug-resistant, Gram-negative bacteria, clinicians are increasingly using colistin and polymyxin B. These antibiotics became available clinically in the 195...

Advice issued to nurses on latest NHS cold weather plans

District nurses, GPs and social workers will need support in identifying patients that are vulnerable to cold-related illness and death this winter and making changes to care plans, Public Health England has advised local NHS organisations.

[Articles] Assessment of the potential for international dissemination of Ebola virus via commercial air travel during the 2014 west African outbreak

Decision makers must carefully balance the potential harms from travel restrictions imposed on countries that have Ebola virus activity against any potential reductions in risk from Ebola virus importations. Exit screening of travellers at airports i...

[Seminar] Typhoid fever

Control of typhoid fever relies on clinical information, diagnosis, and an understanding for the epidemiology of the disease. Despite the breadth of work done so far, much is not known about the biology of this human-adapted bacterial pathogen and th...

[Comment] Ebola: worldwide dissemination risk and response priorities

The scale of the current outbreak of Ebola virus disease in west Africa is staggering. Thousands of infections and deaths have been reported in recent months, and unless major changes occur in the situation, incidence of Ebola virus disease has been ...

Crohn Disease

The Cost of Medical Care

The interest of the public in the cost of medical care, apparently for many years dormant, seems now to be the topic of the hour. True, one may visit innumerable villages, cities and hamlets of the Middle West, the South, and even the New England sta...


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