Research Article: Abnormalities in Trigeminal Nerve Conduction May be Predictor of Death in Chronic Hemodialysis Patients

Research Article: Abnormalities in Trigeminal Nerve Conduction May be Predictor of Death in Chronic Hemodialysis Patients

Peripheral neuropathy is a fully known complication of chronic kidney disease (CKD). It develops in approximately 60-80% of patients suffering stage 5 CKD. Uraemic neuropathy is mild and can be

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Immunology tip: Distinguishing Necrotizing Enterocolitis from Sepsis

Immunology tip: Distinguishing Necrotizing Enterocolitis from Sepsis

Urinary intestinal fatty acid-binding protein (I-FABP) can be used to distinguish necrotizing enterocolitis from neonatal sepsis, including postoperative one, better than abdominal X-ray.

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Ferritin Levels Rising in Hemodialysis Patients

Ferritin Levels Rising in Hemodialysis Patients

In analyses stratified by cumulative iron use, mean ferritin levels rose among patients receiving iron, but declined in patients not receiving iron...

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Paracetamol ‘not clinically effective’ in treating osteoarthritis pain or improving physical function

Paracetamol ‘not clinically effective’ in treating osteoarthritis pain or improving physical function

Although paracetamol was slightly better than placebo, researchers conclude that, taken on its own, paracetamol has no role in the treatment of patients with osteoarthritis, irrespective of dose...

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Insights in treatment of acute ischemic stroke

Insights in treatment of acute ischemic stroke

Number of strategies which can extend the therapeutic window period of 3–4.5 hours for thrombolysis in acute ischemic stroke...

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Case report: Carbamazepine-induced hypertension

Case report: Carbamazepine-induced hypertension

Carbamazepine-induced hypertension is rare and this report may act as alerting mechanism to the health care professionals...

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Cardio tip: Aspirin in diabetes with CAD

Cardio tip: Aspirin in diabetes with CAD

Do not recommend aspirin routinely for primary prevention in diabetic patients...

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Testing for CRP could identify patients at risk for recurrent stroke

Testing for CRP could identify patients at risk for recurrent stroke

So we have the genetics influencing CRP levels, which then increases the risk of having a recurrent stroke...

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Video: Ankle Brachial Index for Assessment of Peripheral Arterial Disease

Video: Ankle Brachial Index for Assessment of Peripheral Arterial Disease

Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) is the ratio of the systolic blood pressure (SBP) measurement of the ankle to that of the brachial artery...

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