On Tuesday,we discussed how challenging it can be to drive patient action and highlighted four approaches that are used often by clinicians to incentivize behavior change.
However,those approaches typically produce poor results. So,what else can providers do?
Well,according to a recent article in The Wall Street Journal,the answer may be [...]
An international team led by The University of Texas at Dallas has discovered that ordinary fishing line and sewing thread can be cheaply converted to powerful artificial muscles.The new muscles can lift a hundred times more weight and generate a hundred times higher mechanical power than the same length and weight of human muscle. Per [...]
Background:The Estimated Average Requirement (EAR) and Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for vitamin A are 1.7 and 2.4 μmol/d (500 and 700 μg retinol activity equivalents/d),respectively,for nonpregnant,nonlactating women aged >19 y. This intake is presumed to maintain a minimally acceptable liver concentration of 0.07 μmol (20 μg) retinol/g;however,liver reserves have [...]
Nature Reviews Drug Discovery 12,568 (2013). doi:10.1038/nrd4098
Roche has terminated its development of aleglitazar,a dual peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-α(PPARα) and PPARγagonist for type 2 diabetes.The lowdown:Roche pulled the plug on its programme for aleglitazar owing to the lack of efficacy and toxicity signals flagged by an independent
M Lanotte,V Martin-Thouvenin,S Najman,P Balerini,F Valensi,R BergerMar 1,1991;77:1080-1086ARTICLES Blood:Most-Cited Full-Text Articles
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This study was conducted to determine if an additional procedural endpoint of unexcitability (UE) to pacing along the ablation line reduces recurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF) or atrial tachycardia (AT) after radiofrequency catheter ablation. Background
AF/AT recurrence is common after pulmonary vein isolation (PVI). Methods
We included 102 patients from 2 centers (age [...]
Abstract:Objectives:To assess the interobserver concordance of the joint line tenderness (JLT) and McMurray tests,and to determine their diagnostic efficiency for the detection of meniscal lesions.Design:Prospective observational study.Setting:Orthopedics outpatient clinic,university hospital.Participants:Patients (N=60) with suspected nonacute meniscal lesions who underwent knee arthroscopy.Interventions:Not applicable.Main Outcome Measures:Patients were examined by [...]
Administration of precipitated Piperacillin/Tazobactam can lead to serious adverse events. MedWatch Safety Alert RSS Feed
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