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New guidelines for hepatic failure in the intensive care unit

For critical care specialists, hepatic failure poses complex challenges unlike those of other critical illnesses. A new set of evidence-based recommendations for management of liver failure is presented in the March issue of Critical Care Medicine, the official journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM). The new guidelines …

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Wilderness Medical Society issues important new clinical practice guidelines

Illustration of different types of exercise including mutual differences in intensities and the way this affects glucose levels. Credit: Anne Greene, Senior Medical Illustrator, reproduced with permission from UpToDate, Inc. Copyright © 2017 Duration and intensity. Reproduced with permission from: Riddell MC. Management of exercise for children and adolescents with …

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New guidelines will improve treatment for patients with hyperthyroidism

Radioactive iodine is to be recommended as the frontline treatment for patients with thyroid gland overactivity caused by conditions such as Graves’ disease, following an evidence review led by University of Birmingham researchers. Hyperthyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland produces excess amounts of thyroid hormones. Affecting more …

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For low back pain in older adults, treatment doesn’t match guidelines

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Opioids are prescribed to nearly one-third of older adults with “new and persistent” low back pain—in most cases without trying guideline-recommended pain medications or physical therapy, according to the new research by Dan Pham Ly, MD, MPP, of Harvard University. He comments, “This study raises concerns …

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Guidelines for clinicians to address youth vaping

Credit: CC0 Public Domain In response to the pressing public health issue of vaping, clinicians of all disciplines are being asked to address this issue with youth, families and community members, despite minimal youth-focused screening or treatment guidelines. Physicians from Boston Medical Center and the University of Montreal have developed …

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Cap your alcohol at 10 drinks a week: New draft guidelines

Further evidence about the harms of alcohol has accumulated over the past decade since the last guidelines were released. Credit: Syda Productions/Shtterstock New draft alcohol guidelines, released today, recommend healthy Australian women and men drink no more than ten standard drinks a week and no more than four on any …

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Dangerous skin tumor now has treatment guidelines

Credit: CC0 Public Domain It starts as a yellow or shiny bump on the eyelids, face or body that grows and doesn’t go away, unlike a pimple. The bump is sebaceous carcinoma, a cancer of the oil glands diagnosed in thousands of patients in the U.S. every year. If not …

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