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Last updated: 12 August 2020 (Update every 2 hours)
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“My career led me down a path I wouldn’t necessarily have chosen,” says Dennis Morrison. “But it all lined up like dominoes. I couldn’t have designed it any better for all these things to fall into place to cure me.” #EndCancer
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A 48-year-old man with newly diagnosed diabetes mellitus presented with weight loss and an erythematous rash. Evaluation showed elevated serum glucagon levels and a pancreatic mass. A diagnosis of necrolytic migratory erythema associated with a glucagonoma was made. https://nej.md/3jF3CW7
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The diagnosis of infectious endocarditis is based on modified Duke criteria, according to findings on physical examination, echocardiography, microbiologic studies, and imaging of target organs. The selection and duration of antibiotic treatment depend on culture results. Early surgery is indicated in some patients. https://nej.md/39u3zYz
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An unexpected neuroendocrine tumor diagnosis at age 22 was overwhelming for Lizzy Simonian. But, she says, “My MD Anderson care team helped change my outlook in the month I spent at the hospital.” Here’s how they put her at ease -- and how that care led her to work at MD Anderson. #EndCancer
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John Schuler was a ten-year-old boy in Aurora, Indiana, when he first laid eyes on a 1948 Tucker sedan. It wasn't until after his retirement many years later that he acquired one of his own. But after his wife of 52 years lost her battle to lung cancer, John decided to honor her memory by gifting one of his most meaningful possessions.
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Common coronavirus questions answered, including treatment and prevention: https://cle.clinic/2Jin2PL
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A study in Nature Medicine suggests malaria-related deaths in sub-Saharan Africa in 2020 could be more than double those of 2019 if malaria-prevention activities are interrupted due to COVID-19.
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Johns Hopkins patient transport staff members are always focused on safety. That priority is even more important during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our role, honestly, is to do what we always do — and do it very well,” says Jim Scheulen, who oversees the Johns Hopkins Lifeline critical care transportation team. https://bit.ly/2F7GjVb
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News & Views: Chemists generally regard benzene rings as preformed units that are elaborated to build larger molecules. A study in Nature challenges the idea in reactions for making anilines, precursors of many high-value chemical products.
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Researchers are working diligently toward a vaccine for COVID-19. Here's what what you should know:
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Control of #COVID19 in Canada has been achieved primarily through social (physical) distancing, travel restrictions, increasing testing and tracing capacity, and waiting to gradually open the economy until there was a sustained reduction in the number of new cases.
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The CDC’s mission of safeguarding US health security through the application of science is of the highest importance to US residents. The #COVID19 pandemic offers a rare opportunity to strengthen that agency, affording the CDC the authority, funding, and independence necessary for a healthy and safe population
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What is diverticulitis and can it be treated? Learn more about the signs and symptoms. https://mayocl.in/33t38wB
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Peer review is only one part of the process of ensuring published research is of high quality; it cannot easily detect fabrication, falsification, or misrepresentation of data, eg. https://ja.ma/2DBnpFm
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#JACCINT images in intervention: Takotsubo cardiomyopathy presenting with ST elevation, cardiogenic shock due to LVOT obstruction and severe MR treated with fluid resuscitation. Learn more about this case: https://bit.ly/3fGeeRo
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#JACCINT Editors' Insights: Currently, there are more than 10 noninvasive and invasive modalities to evaluate coronary physiology. This state-of-the-art review discusses the application of these modalities prior to arrival to the #cathlab, prior to #PCI and post-PCI, and delves into different subsets like multivessel disease, left main disease, nonculprit lesions, aortic stenosis, and more: https://bit.ly/3fIpQDx
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Nature Reviews Immunology: Immunometabolism has a key role in HIV-1 pathogenesis, with the metabolic state of T cells and macrophages determining their susceptibility to infection, the metabolism of immune cells shaping their response to infection and metabolic products driving inflammation during infection. (£)
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Years of slow improvement in diversity and inclusion in science could come undone because of the COVID-19 crisis. Researchers share what they’ve seen so far and their worries for the future.
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Infectious diseases specialist Paul Sax makes another plea for rapid home testing for COVID-19 – for *contagious* COVID-19 in particular – in his latest post for NEJM Journal Watch. Have a look.
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Lupus: Can it cause hair loss? Unfortunately, yes. Lupus causes widespread inflammation that usually involves your skin — particularly on your face and scalp. Read more: https://mayocl.in/31K1OmS
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Treatments for diseases such as hepatitis C and rheumatoid arthritis are effective but expensive. Three states passed legislation to cap patients’ out-of-pocket spending for specialty drugs at $150 per prescription. The caps were associated with reductions in out-of-pocket specialty-drug spending among patients with the highest costs, without an increase in overall plan spending. https://nej.md/3jxCmJn
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The benefits of magnesium, how much you really need, and the best food sources:
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Nature Reviews Disease Primers (Primer): Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) is a complex syndrome caused by the inhalation of a variety of environmental antigens in susceptible and sensitized individuals. This Primer discusses recent advances in our understanding of HP epidemiology and pathogenesis as well as the current diagnostic and therapeutic modalities.
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A newly developed CRISPR-Cas13-based technology has bee developed for rapid throughput viral testing to detect a single virus type in >1000 patient samples eg, or to look for >160 different human-associated viruses in a small number of samples. https://ja.ma/2DazdPl
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There may come a point at which the # of lives lost from economic, social, and psychological consequences of #COVID19-related policy decisions will outweigh the number of lives lost from infection, so it is crucial to consider the indirect mortality consequences of policy decisions https://ja.ma/3fvKKFT
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Misinformation about Covid-19 among their congregations prompted Black churches in Rochester, Minn., to seek Mayo Clinic’s help to disseminate the facts, said Dr. LaPrincess Brewer, a preventive cardiologist at the hospital. Some community members were open to rumors, such as the erroneous idea that Black people are immune to the virus, due to longstanding distrust of health authorities resulting from a history of unethical experimentation, said Dr. Brewer. https://on.wsj.com/2XKQQfm
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Mayo Clinic doctors and researchers are leading the global fight against COVID-19, but continued progress depends on benefactors and friends like you! Please give generously to support COVID-19 research, education and patient care. https://mayocl.in/2DBdjEq
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Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, more people are working from home than ever before. As physical boundaries between work and personal life blur, it can become difficult to manage the two worlds.
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#JACCCardioOnc Editors' Insights: P2Y12 inhibition with ticagrelor might reduce spontaneous platelet aggregation and activation in patients with metastatic #cancer. Learn more from the Ticagrelor-Oncology Study. https://bit.ly/3fznxCR #CardioOnc
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Control of #COVID19 in Canada has been achieved primarily through social (physical) distancing, travel restrictions, increasing testing and tracing capacity, and waiting to gradually open the economy until there was a sustained reduction in the number of new cases. https://ja.ma/2PHOmKp
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