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  • newAn unexpected finding on a chest radiograph

    An unexpected finding on a chest radiograph

    A 92 year old man presented with recent onset of productive cough and fever up to 38.2°C.He had a history of atrial fibrillation and symptomatic tachycardia-bradycardia syndrome, for which he had...
    - 1 hour ago, 20 Feb 20, 7:06am -
  • newAssisted dying: your vote counts

    Assisted dying: your vote counts

    The BMA is currently polling members on whether it should change its opposition to doctor assisted dying. The Royal College of General Practitioners, also opposed, recently polled its members on the...
    - 2 hours ago, 20 Feb 20, 6:21am -
  • newProblematic PSA . . . and other stories

    Problematic PSA . . . and other stories

    Prostate specific antigen testingThe problem with prostate specific antigen screening (PSA) is selecting a cut-off that provides adequate sensitivity without leading to the over diagnosis of cancers...
    - 2 hours ago, 20 Feb 20, 6:16am -
  • newTwo subcutaneous nodules on the lower back

    Two subcutaneous nodules on the lower back

    This is an image (fig 1) of furuncular cutaneous myiasis, a skin infestation by the larvae (maggots) of certain fly species. The patient was a 38 year old woman who presented with a two month history...
    - 2 hours ago, 20 Feb 20, 6:15am -
  • newBrazil strives to replace its More Doctors programme for underserved regions

    Brazil strives to replace its More Doctors programme for underserved regions

    In September 2018 the residents of São José village, an indigenous settlement in Brazil’s state of Maranhão, lived in a spiral of medical uncertainty. Maranhão is marked by drought and lacks basic...
    - 2 hours ago, 20 Feb 20, 6:15am -
  • newYour results may vary: the imprecision of medical measurements

    Your results may vary: the imprecision of medical measurements

    What you need to knowInherent in every medical measurement is a degree of uncertainty: you must have a rough idea of the magnitude of that uncertainty to correctly interpret any reported...
    - 2 hours ago, 20 Feb 20, 6:15am -

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  • Cardiovascular poisoning
    Cardiovascular poisoning may be significant from toxicity related to β-blockers, calcium channel blockers and digoxin. Various treatment options exist that are based on the pharmacological pattern of toxicity from these drugs. These include supporti…
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  • Paracetamol poisoning
    Paracetamol overdose is common. If left untreated, liver and/or renal failure can develop. Administration of the antidote, acetylcysteine, within 8–10 hours of overdose minimizes or prevents liver damage. After overdose, the tests used to identify…
    - 17 days ago, 3 Feb 20, 7:00pm -
  • Metabolic complications of poisoning
    Poisoning caused by a large range of drugs and chemicals can induce metabolic complications via a large number of mechanisms. Some metabolic complications are life-threatening but all require careful assessment, appropriate monitoring and considerati…
    - 20 days ago, 31 Jan 20, 7:00pm -
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  • Drug misuse
    While misuse of traditional drugs remains common the emergence of new psychoactive substances (NPS) has changed the landscape of drug misuse. Though hundreds of NPS have been identified, opioids still dominate mortality. Clinically the exact substanc…
    - 21 days ago, 30 Jan 20, 7:00pm -
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  • Alcohols and glycols poisoning
    Ethanol intoxication is widely encountered and can cause coma, hypotension, hypoglycaemia and acid–base disturbances. Isopropyl alcohol and its metabolite acetone cause profound depression of the central nervous system with rapid onset. Toxic alcoh…
    - 21 days ago, 30 Jan 20, 7:00pm -
  • Cardiovascular complications of poisoning
    Many poisons affect the heart or blood vessels or their autonomic control; these direct or indirect effects result in cardiovascular complications that contribute substantially to morbidity and mortality in poisoned patients. Direct cardiotoxic effec…
    - 21 days ago, 30 Jan 20, 7:00pm -
  • Poisoning by venomous animals
    Poisoning by venomous creatures is common. Most is benign, causing only minor irritation or pain, but rarely significant morbidity and mortality can occur. Medically important venomous creatures include snakes, spiders, scorpions and marine creatures…
    - 21 days ago, 30 Jan 20, 7:00pm -
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  • newChina's coronavirus outbreak leaves foreign nationals in limbo
    Travel restrictions leave many stranded, while those with flights booked await refundsCoronavirus – latest newsForeign nationals who live in China or planned to visit say they have been left in limbo as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, with ma…
    - 2 hours ago, 20 Feb 20, 6:38am -
  • newWhat is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?
    What are the symptoms caused by the virus from Wuhan in China, how does it spread, and should you call a doctor?Find all our coronavirus coverage hereHow to protect yourself from infectionIt is caused by a member of the coronavirus family that has ne…
    - 3 hours ago, 20 Feb 20, 5:22am -
  • newExperts fear false rumours could harm Chinese cooperation on coronavirus
    World-leading specialists offer support to Chinese scientists amid ‘crackpot’ theories that virus was manufactured in a labCoronavirus – latest newsWorld-leading experts on the novel coronavirus have signed a statement of support for their Chin…
    - 8 hours ago, 20 Feb 20, 12:30am -
  • First baby is born through new egg-freezing technique
    Cancer patient’s immature eggs were collected, matured in lab and frozen for use five years onA woman who was left infertile by cancer treatment has given birth to a baby after her immature eggs were collected, matured in a lab and frozen for use f…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Feb 20, 7:01pm -
  • Chinese film director Chang Kai and family die from coronavirus
    Four members of same family die during self-quarantine at centre of outbreak in WuhanA Chinese film director, his sister, mother and father have all died from the coronavirus, the latest high-profile victims of the disease in Wuhan, the city at the c…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Feb 20, 3:35pm -
  • Chinese people in UK targeted with abuse over coronavirus
    Students and a restaurant worker in Southampton report racist incidents, prompting fears in the communityCoronavirus outbreak – live updatesA spate of racist incidents linked to the coronavirus outbreak are being investigated by police, prompting f…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Feb 20, 2:07pm -
  • Long-term offenders have different brain structure, study says
    Study found differences compared with those who did not offend or who only transgressed as adolescentsParents should not worry about their teenagers’ delinquent behaviour provided they were well behaved in their earlier childhood, according to rese…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Feb 20, 6:30pm -
  • Coronavirus causes mild disease in four in five patients, says WHO
    Covid-19 not as deadly as Sars, figures show, and children not affected in same way as adultsCoronavirus – latest updatesCovid-19, the new coronavirus that has killed nearly 1,800 people in China, causes only mild disease in four out of five people…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Feb 20, 1:24pm -
  • Chinese activist detained after calling Xi Jinping 'clueless' on coronavirus crisis
    Detention of prominent scholar Xu Zhiyong comes amid wider crackdown on freedom of speechThe Chinese authorities have detained a prominent activist and legal scholar who issued a blistering attack on president Xi Jinping for mishandling the coronavir…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Feb 20, 12:54am -
  • Coronavirus: US evacuates Americans onboard cruise ship
    Diamond Princess evacuations begin as China announces death toll in country up to 1,665Hundreds of Americans have been flown out of Japan after leaving the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship on Sunday night, as a further 70 people onboard teste…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Feb 20, 6:57pm -
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