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- [Comment] Reducing the burden of iatrogenic harm in children
In 2013, as many as 6·3 million children worldwide died before their fifth birthday.1 Children have an increased risk of health-care-related harm because of factors including the complexity of prescri …
- [Editorial] The African CDC and WHO AFRO
Last week, the USA and the African Union (AU) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation to support the establishment of a new African Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this year. An African CD …
- [Editorial] Cognitive ageing: wisdom in the bigger picture
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recently published its first recommendations on cognitive ageing, in response to the needs of an ageing population that increasingly turns to health professionals for h …
- [Obituary] Henry Harris
Cell biologist and pioneer of cell fusion. He was born in Pochep, Russia, on Jan 28, 1925, and died in Oxford, UK, on Oct 31, 2014, aged 89 years.
- [Correspondence] β blockers in patients with heart failure and atrial fibrillation
The results from the study by Dipak Kotecha and colleagues1 are surprising. In view of the differences between patients with heart failure and sinus rhythm and patients with atrial fibrillation, Kotec …
- Use of Cell-free DNA to Screen for Down's Syndrome
New England Journal of Medicine, Volume 372, Issue 17, Page 1666-1667, April 2015.
- Case 3-2015: A Woman with Abdominal Pain, Dyspnea, and Diplopia
New England Journal of Medicine, Volume 372, Issue 17, Page 1674-1675, April 2015.
- Ruxolitinib versus Standard Therapy for the Treatment of Polycythemia Vera
New England Journal of Medicine, Volume 372, Issue 17, Page 1670-1671, April 2015.
- Treatment of Ebola
New England Journal of Medicine, Volume 372, Issue 17, Page 1673-1674, April 2015.
- Case 13-2015
New England Journal of Medicine, Volume 372, Issue 17, Page 1657-1664, April 2015.
- Ovary removal is linked to lower breast cancer mortality in BRCA1 carriers
Removal of the ovaries is associated with a 62% reduction in breast cancer deaths among women with diagnosed breast cancer who carry the BRCA1 mutation, a retrospective analysis published in JAMA… …
- Alternative providers of GP services perform worse than traditional practices
Researchers have warned that the quality of care in the NHS in England may suffer from the influx of private and voluntary sector providers, after finding that the performance of alternative… …
- PET after chemotherapy identifies Hodgkin's lymphoma patients who can avoid radiotherapy
Positron emission tomography (PET) scanning immediately after chemotherapy for Hodgkin’s lymphoma can identify patients who are likely to have good survival without radiotherapy, a study reported in.. …
- Create a clinical chief executive role in hospitals
The NHS remains an admirable institution but is in decline. A root cause of the malaise is the absence of a national clinical leadership structure, interestingly from its inception.If I ruled the NHS. …
- Small bowel diverticulosis
bmj;350/apr22_9/h1920/FIG1F1fig1An 88 year old woman presented with a one week history of vomiting, abdominal pain, and distension. Computed tomography of the abdomen showed obstruction of the distal. …
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