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- Behind the headlines: Experts divided over aspirin benefit. Bowden, Rachel // GP: General Practitioner;4/22/2005, p25
The article informs that people over 50 years of age should take a daily dose of aspirin to ward off the threat of heart attacks and strokes. Low-dose aspirin was said to be able to reduce heart attacks and strokes by a third and could also protect against cancer and Alzheimer's disease....
- Personal View. Kerridge, Ross // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition);12/13/1986, Vol. 293 Issue 6561, p1565
Relates medical experience of an anesthetic registrar in Great Britain. Memories in the medical practice; Commitment to the service; Experiences of humiliation due to technical failures.
- Co-proxamol ban hits pain control. Praities, Nigel // Pulse;3/19/2008, Vol. 68 Issue 10, p8
The article reports that a health survey conducted in Great Britain reveals that majority of the patients advised by their doctors to switch from co-proxamol to analgesics wanted to return to co-proxamol treatment. It has been noted that doctors are being forced to switch patients to potentially...
- SHARE HUGS, NOT DRUGS. S. M. // Self;Dec2008, Vol. 30 Issue 12, p112
The article discusses the efficiency of having medical prescriptions from friends rather than from physicians. According to the "American Journal of Public Health," 23% of the respondents offer friends prescription medications while 27% admit to borrowing them. However, it further stresses that...
- Improved patient functioning after treatment of breakthrough cancer pain: an open-label study of fentanyl buccal tablet in patients with cancer pain. Davies, Andrew; Kleeberg, Ulrich; Jarosz, Jerzy; Mercadante, Sebastiano; Poulain, Philippe; O'Brien, Tony; Schneid, Hélène; Kress, Hans // Supportive Care in Cancer;Jul2015, Vol. 23 Issue 7, p2135
Purpose: This open-label study evaluated the effects of fentanyl buccal tablet (FBT) on functioning and mood in cancer patients with breakthrough cancer pain (BTcP). Methods: Opioid-tolerant patients in seven European countries with up to four BTcP episodes/day received FBT doses (100-800 Î¼g)...
- Intensive care: a specialty or a branch of anaesthetics? Dudley, H.A.F. // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition);2/21/1987, Vol. 294 Issue 6570, p459
Focuses on the specialization of intensive care in Great Britain. Enumeration of various intensive therapy training centers; Differentiation between surgeons and anesthetists in the practice of intensive care; Emphasis on cooperation among medical team members.
- Reflexiones para la memoria anual de residente de tercer aÃ±o. Gago, Andrea // Revista de la AsociaciÃ³n EspaÃ±ola de NeuropsiquiatrÃa;ene-mar2015, Vol. 35 Issue 125, p161
A letter to the editor is presented discussing the importance of medical residency, specifically in anesthesiology.
- Prevalence, trends, patterns and associations of analgesic use in Germany. Sarganas, Giselle; Buttery, Amanda K.; Wanli Zhuang; Wolf, Ingrid-Katharina; Grams, Daniel; Rosario, Angelika Schaffrath; Scheidt-Nave, Christa; Knopf, Hildtraud // BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology;10/1/2015, Vol. 16, p1
Background: Despite the public health relevance of analgesic use, large-scale studies on this topic in Germany are lacking. This study describes the prevalence, trends, associations and patterns of use of prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) analgesics, focusing on five of the most common...
- Health Council: shortages critical. Eggertson, Laura // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/15/2005, Vol. 172 Issue 6, p734
Highlights the results of a report on medical care in Canada, released by the Health Council of Canada. Key to achieving positive change in health care system; Recommendations of the report; Reason behind the 1-day meeting held by 250 anesthesiologists on February 11, 2005.