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February 21st, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP February 21, 2012 @ 6:40 am

Chinese Therapy in Influenza

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February 21st, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP @ 6:36 am

Pedi-Stroke

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Clot Busters Look Safe in Pediatric Stroke

By Todd Neale, Senior Staff Writer, MedPage TodayPublished: February 18, 2012NEW ORLEANS –
 ”Using thrombolytic therapy appears to be as safe in children with acute ischemic stroke as it is in adults, a retrospective study showed.As expected, the rate of intracerebral hemorrhage was higher in the patients who received thrombolytic therapy (4% versus 0.38%, P=0.003)…….

But even though the rate was elevated with thrombolytic therapy, it was comparable to that found in adult populations…….”

 



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February 21st, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP @ 6:33 am

EMS & Obesity Assistance Products

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http://www.ems1.com/ems-products/bariatric-patient-transport/articles/1239237-EMS-responses-to-obesity/

Insights on Innovation
by Dan White

EMS responses to obesity

A range of products are hitting the market to help providers manage obese patients.



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February 21st, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP @ 6:32 am

Prevalence of oral HPV infection in the US

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Prevalence of Oral HPV Infection in the United States, 2009-2010

JAMA. 2012;307(7):693-703.Published online January 26, 2012. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.101

http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/307/7/693.abstract

Conclusion Among men and women aged 14 to 69 years in the United States, the overall prevalence of oral HPV infection was 6.9%, and the prevalence was higher among men than among women.

JAMA. 2012;307(7):693-703 Published online January 26, 2012. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.101www.jama.com



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February 21st, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP @ 6:30 am

Acute rhinosinusitis: Does amoxicillin work?

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A 10-day course of amoxicillin is no more effective than placebo for the
treatment of acute rhinosinusitis, results of a randomized controlled trial
show.
http://www.medwire-news.md/43/97607/Infectious_Disease_News/Amoxicillin_for_acute_sinusitis_‘of_no_benefit’.html

Amoxicillin for acute sinusitis ‘of no benefit’
By Joanna Lyford
17 February 2012
 
Amoxicillin for Acute Rhinosinusitis:  A Randomized Controlled Trial
  1. Jane M. Garbutt, MBChB;
  2. Christina Banister, BA;
  3. Edward Spitznagel, PhD;
  4. Jay F. Piccirillo, MD
JAMA 2012; 307: 685–692

MedWire News: A 10-day course of amoxicillin is no more effective than placebo for the treatment of acute rhinosinusitis, results of a randomized controlled trial show.

The trial was limited to patients with acute uncomplicated sinusitis, however, and the authors say that antibiotics may be beneficial in people with more complicated disease.

 

http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/307/7/685.short

Among patients with acute rhinosinusitis, a 10-day course of amoxicillin compared with placebo did not reduce symptoms at day 3 of treatment.



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February 21st, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP @ 5:48 am

International Committee of the Red Cross & Homs

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CNN, 2/21/12:  “The International Committee of the Red Cross is trying to
negotiate a cease-fire so it can deliver food and medical
supplies to the besieged city of Homs.”

Link:http://edition.cnn.com/2012/02/20/world/meast/syria-unrest/index.html



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February 21st, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP @ 5:44 am

Mumps in Glasgow

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Evening Times

Alert as more students are hit by mumps 30 university students now have mumps

By CAROLINE WILSON By CAROLINE WILSON

16 Feb 2012

“A HEALTH warning has been reissued to students after 15 more cases of mumps were reported at Glasgow University.

It brings the total number of students infected since the start of the month to 30 although university officials had claimed the outbreak was levelling off…..”



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February 21st, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP @ 5:25 am

Using Chinese Traditional Therapy Maxingshigan–Yinqiaosan to Treat H1N1

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Oseltamivir Compared With the Chinese Traditional Therapy Maxingshigan–Yinqiaosan in the Treatment of H1N1 Influenza: A Randomized Trial

Ann Intern Med August 16, 2011 155:217-225;

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21844547

Background: Observational studies from Asia suggest that maxingshigan–yinqiaosan may be effective in the treatment of acute H1N1 influenza.

Conclusion: Oseltamivir and maxingshigan–yinqiaosan, alone and in combination, reduced time to fever resolution in patients with H1N1 influenza virus infection. These data suggest that maxingshigan–yinqiaosan may be used as an alternative treatment of H1N1 influenza virus infection.

http://firstwatch.jwatch.org/cgi/content/full/2011/816/1



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