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Last updated: 24 September 2020 (Update every 2 hours)
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From obscure acronyms to unnecessary jargon, research papers are increasingly impenetrable, even for scientists, according to a Nature Index report.
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International hypertension guidelines agree on - Use of CVD risk, not only BP level, for decision-making about therapy - Use of out-of-office blood pressure measurements to confirm the diagnosis of hypertension and avoid white coat hypertension - Use of nonpharmacological lifestyle interventions along with antihypertensive drug therapies - Use of combination antihypertensives - Management of high blood pressure in older adults in a manner similar to that in younger adults. https://ja.ma/33JRmfO
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Delivery of an AED by drone was compared with on-the-ground retrieval of a fixed-location AED for simulated out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in several public locations. The relative speed of drone delivery as compared with ground retrieval depended on the specific setting. https://nej.md/33kMvl4
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News & Views: A Nature paper shows the rhythmic activity of a single layer of neurons causes dissociation, an experience involving a feeling of disconnection from the surrounding world.
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Japanese encephalitis virus infection was confirmed in 161 patients in a northern area of Ningxia, China. Signs and symptoms and electromyographic findings consistent with the Guillain–Barré syndrome developed in 47 patients. https://nej.md/3bN7jp6
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A study in Scientific Reports reports that freshwater turtles may have a role in regulating water quality in river systems by scavenging fish carcasses. The study focused on Emydura macquarii, a vulnerable freshwater turtle species found in Australia.
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A 66-year-old man with hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, obesity, chronic kidney disease, and end-stage liver disease, for which he had undergone liver transplantation, presented with fever, cough, dyspnea, and hypoxemia during the Covid-19 pandemic. Chest radiography revealed patchy confluent airspace opacities in the mid-to-lower lungs. Management decisions were made. https://nej.md/3bHwg5y
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A paper in Nature Communications reviews literature on antibody immunity to coronaviruses. While further studies of SARS-CoV-2 are necessary to determine immune responses, evidence from other coronaviruses can provide clues and guide future research.
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The cardiovascular consequences of COVID-19 are myriad, including acute coronary syndromes, ischemic stroke, pulmonary embolism, and direct myocardial injury (potentially myocarditis). The indirect effects from changes in health care-seeking behavior include fewer presentations for ACS accompanied by increased out-of-hospital cardiac arrests. From JAMA Cardiology editors Robert Bonow, MD, MS, Patrick O’Gara, MD, and Clyde Yancy, MD, MsC. https://ja.ma/2ZX9zFC
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Sammy Eldin, 53, was one of the first patients admitted to The Johns Hopkins Hospital with COVID-19. He’s now home in Howard County, where he’s gaining strength and grateful for the care he continues to receive. The hospital has treated and released hundreds of patients who had COVID-19 and then recovered from the potentially fatal disease.https://bit.ly/35ZT0g4
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In past years, donated organs that tested positive for hepatitis C were discarded. However, according to some of the latest studies building a case for using hepatitis C infected organs shows that they can be safely transplanted. Learn more. https://mayocl.in/35Y9MfE
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Tropical Storm Beta has been downgraded to a tropical depression. MD Anderson will be open for normal operations, including patient appointments, on Wednesday, Sept. 23. There’s a chance for another round of storms in the Houston area this evening and overnight, so we encourage you to continue to monitor weather and road conditions in your areas and travel safely. METRO routes are impacted during this event. Employee information: Employees should communicate with their managers about personal situations. If you’re coming to campus, plan to arrive early. Some staff may need to stay later than their normal shift to ensure coverage. An additional screening entrance will be open for employees through Wednesday, Sept. 23. If you’re coming from Garage 17 or Braeswood Garage, you’ll will be able to use the Faculty Center, Floor 3 screening entrance during this weather incident. Employee flu shot clinics for Wednesday, Sept. 23, are canceled. Research sites may have reduced COVID-19 screening capability due to staffing shortages. MD Anderson continues to monitor the storm and rainfall, and will provide additional updates, as needed.
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Retinal detachment describes an emergency situation in which a thin layer of tissue (the retina) at the back of the eye pulls away from its normal position. Retinal detachment itself is painless. But warning signs almost always appear before it occurs or has advanced, such as: https://mayocl.in/2ZU48HG
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Under the impression that elderberry is a surefire way to knock out colds and the flu? Here's what the latest research has to say about elderberry extract products.
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Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology: This Review discusses the cell types, critical genes and transcription factors involved in bone development and repair. The dysfunctional cellular and molecular signalling that results in clinical bone disease is also outlined, thus informing the current state of science and clinical practice. (£)
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6 ways to add more pumpkin to your diet.
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An acoustic neuroma is a benign tumor that grows on the balance and hearing nerves. Increasingly, doctors are concluding that, in some cases, no treatment may be just as good as or better than active intervention in the long run. Learn more from Dr. Michael Link. https://mayocl.in/2v7iFDg
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Reversing the effects of hundreds of years of racism is a daunting undertaking, but academic medicine can begin by adopting an antiracist approach to training and supporting physicians with adequate representation, increased influence, and institutional resources. https://nej.md/2ZWsBME
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Extrahaematological manifestations of chronic myelomonocytic leukemia | The Lancet Picture Quiz A 67-year-old man with a 2-month history of chronic myelomonocytic leukemia & bilateral facial nerve palsy, developed acute onset abdominal pain with hemodynamic instability. Which is not a recognised extrahaematological problem of CMML? Read and submit your answer to read the Clinical Picture https://hubs.li/H0wMSpQ0
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As many as 6 million Americans have a heart condition called atrial fibrillation that increases the risk of health problems. Learn what happens in the heart to create atrial fibrillation and what can be done to fix it. https://mayocl.in/32EF09s
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Trefoil factor 3 (TFF3) immunohistochemistry helps show early goblet cells which are a marker of Barrett esophagus and may be missed on standard review. Researchers have developed a device (Cytosponge) that patients swallow to collect esophageal cells and detect TFF3, increasing detection of Barrett esophagus over standard care (endoscopy only for those with severe symptoms). https://ja.ma/2ZX11ik
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Mayo researchers discover lung transplant patients who are not given antifungal preventative have higher risk of death. https://mayocl.in/300ynwL
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Global health is threatened by sophisticated campaigns churning disinformation onto social media and other platforms as part of what the World Health Organization is calling an infodemic. Careful, deliberative science is at a disadvantage in today’s instantly networked information economy, validating the classic saying (misattributed to Mark Twain) that “lies travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes.” https://ja.ma/3iVaI86
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Livestream Friday, September 25, 3:30P Central Anthony Fauci returns to JAMA's Q&A series to discuss the latest developments in the #COVID19 pandemic https://ja.ma/fauci925 Also on Facebook and LinkedIn Live and https://ja.ma/3iUqIHM! #JAMALive #Coronavirus #SARSCoV2
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Does your doctor’s age matter? Take a look at the latest Insights on Residency Training post from NEJM Journal Watch.
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Efforts to bring you the very best in #cardiology continue. New feature: EHJ Dialogues - webinar series starring world-renowned cardiologists. 🗓 First live: 24 September, 17.00 CEST 🎬 With Eugene Braunwald 👉 Join us https://bit.ly/2FWEXgJ #cardiology #Cardiologist #webinar
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- HHS leadership, not just CDC staff, needs to affirm its commitment to preserving the integrity of CDC science, including MMWR reports - CDC leadership should strengthen measures for ensuring the editorial independence of MMWR to prevent future political interference. - The MMWR editorial board should review these measures and advise on additional options to ensure the continued quality and scientific integrity of MMWR https://ja.ma/3017g4t
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Coconut milk, green curry paste and shredded coconut add a lot of flavor to this noodle curry, in a short amount of time. For more healthy recipes, download the Mayo Clinic App. https://mayocl.in/3hTFnm7
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Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology: A role for extracellular vesicles and particles (EVPs) as cancer biomarkers has been elusive. A mass spectrometry-based comparative analysis of EVPs from individuals with or without cancer has now enabled the identification of tumour-associated protein profiles in EVPs in plasma and paired tumour tissues, validating the role of EVPs as a novel liquid biopsy approach in cancer diagnosis. (£)
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Are you in a snack rut? Eating between meals doesn't have to be a guilty pleasure, though, even if you're trying to lose weight. In fact, well-planned, healthy snacks can help you manage hunger and reduce bingeing at mealtime. Learn more: https://mayocl.in/2HbrAJR
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