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Delirium in older adults

The authors discuss the case of an 80 year old woman diagnosed as having delirium and explain why the condition is easily missed. ...

H7N9 avian flu kills seven and infects 23 in China

The outbreak of H7N9 avian influenza in eastern China had killed seven people and infected 23, including 12 severely, by 8 April. Ten cases occurred in Shanghai and the remainder in three nearby provinces of Anhui, Zhejiang, and Jiangsu. ...

Patients with prostate cancer and BRCA2 mutations need urgent treatment

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Harms of PSA screening outweigh benefits for most men, says American College of Physicians

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Leukaemia update. Part 2: managing patients with leukaemia in the community

Summary pointsNeutropenic fever is a medical emergency and should be suspected in all unwell patients with leukaemiaLeukaemia and its treatment can affect all organ systems Chemotherapy can cause... ...

Delirium in older adults

The daughter of an 80 year old woman with severely impaired vision from age related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy brought her mother to her primary care doctor, as she had been more... ...

Government's initial response to Mid Staffordshire report

The message that Robert Francis took from his two inquiries into the events at Mid Staffordshire was that patients should become “the first and foremost consideration of the system and everyone who... ...

A grandad writes

bmj;346/apr09_1/f2214/FIG1F1fig1Most of my friends are grandparents, and they all say how enjoyable it is. ...

Science trumps politics on emergency contraception

bmj;346/apr09_1/f2217/FIG1F1fig1When President Obama was first elected in 2008, his supporters hoped that many things would change. ...

H7N9 avian flu kills seven and infects 23 in China

The outbreak of H7N9 avian influenza in eastern China had killed seven people and infected 23, including 12 severely, by 8 April.Ten cases occurred in Shanghai and the remainder in three nearby... ...

Patients with prostate cancer and BRCA2 mutations need urgent treatment

Men diagnosed as having prostate cancer need to be treated quickly and aggressively with surgery or radiotherapy rather than put under active surveillance if they have inherited the BRCA2 mutation, a... ...

Delirium in older adults

The authors discuss the case of an 80 year old woman diagnosed as having delirium and explain why the condition is easily missed. ...

Delirium in older adults

The authors discuss the case of an 80 year old woman diagnosed as having delirium and explain why the condition is easily missed. ...

Leukaemia update. Part 2: managing patients with leukaemia in the community

...

Delirium in older adults

The authors discuss the case of an 80 year old woman diagnosed as having delirium and explain why the condition is easily missed. ...

Government’s initial response to Mid Staffordshire report

...

The distribution of the thermally tolerant symbiont lineage (Symbiodinium clade D) in corals from Hawaii: correlations with host and the history of ocean thermal stress

Abstract Spatially intimate symbioses, such as those between scleractinian corals and unicellular algae belonging to the genus Symbiodinium, can potentially adapt to changes in the environment by altering the taxonomic composition of their endosymbiont com ...

Evaluating bacterial community structures in oil collected from the sea surface and sediment in the northern Gulf of Mexico after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

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Plastination technology for anatomical studies in Nigeria: Opinion of teachers at medical institutions

Dr. Gunther von Hagens developed plastination as a technique of tissue preservation in 1977. He used a delicate method of forced impregnation with curable polymers like silicone, epoxy or polyester resins for preservation of anatomical specimens. With plas ...

Caterpillars selected for large body size and short development time are more susceptible to oxygen-related stress

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