Trey Knight

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AHA: Not All CPR Is Equal

Action Points<p>Note that this study was published as an abstract and presented at a conference. These data and conclusions should be considered to be …

Probiotics for preventing ventilator‐associated pneumonia

Abstract<p>Background<p>Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is common in intensive care units (ICUs). Some evidence indicates that probiotics may reduce …

Life after sepsis protocols: What now? (You decide.)

2014 has been a rough year for advocates of sepsis protocols.<p>First, the long-awaited ProCESS trial did not show any benefit from use of the original …

Study: Prompt isolation of symptomatic patients is key to eliminating Ebola

Oct. 27, 2014 news from Annals of Internal Medicine<p>1. Study: Prompt isolation of symptomatic patients is key to eliminating Ebola<p>Isolating the …

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Action Points:<p>This review questions the evidence for the efficacy of Kayexalate in the treatment of acute hyperkalemia.<br>• Note that the author believes …

The impact of bleeding complications in patients receiving target-specific oral anticoagulants: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

2014 Oct 9;124(15):2450-8. doi: 10.1182/blood-2014-07-590323. Epub 2014 Aug 22.<p>1Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada; …

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Researchers in South Korea have developed a deep-learning algorithm to help with the detection of breast cancer. They used pure... Read more<p>German …

Know these Anti-Diabetic Meds for the Internal Med Shelf & ABIM Board Exams

Sulfonylureas (eg. Glipizide, Glimepiride, Glyburide)<p>use cautiously in elderly individuals as can cause hypoglycemia<p>Biguanides<p>Most common medication …

Skin patch could replace the syringe for disease diagnosis

Drawing blood and testing it is standard practice for many medical diagnostics. As a less painful alternative, scientists are developing skin patches …

Clinical results indicate vaccine candidate highly efficacious against bacterial diarrhea

Vaccine/adjuvant combination against a leading cause of bacterial diarrhea shows great promise for saving children's lives<p>Washington, DC, October 27, …