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Update 2 – Outbreak of Multidrug-Resistant Salmonella Infections Linked to Contact with Pig Ear Dog Treats

https://tools.cdc.gov/podcasts/download.asp?m=342774&c=402532

CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)external icon are investigating a multistate outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella infections linked to … Read the rest

Biomarker for schizophrenia can be detected in human hair

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/10/191028075938.htm

Working with model mice, post-mortem human brains, and people with schizophrenia, researchers have discovered that a subtype of schizophrenia is related to abnormally high levels hydrogen sulfide in the … Read the rest

Signal of Harm From Impella Has an Easy Answer

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/921525?src=rss

Two independent observational studies find worse outcomes with the Impella device compared with intra-aortic balloon pump. The time for a randomized controlled trial is now, says John Mandrola, MD. … Read the rest

'Bad cholesterol' is only as unhealthy as its composition

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/11/191118115341.htm

New research shows that a particular subclass of low-density lipoproteins (LDL) is a much better predictor of potential heart attacks than the mere presence of LDL.

Risk of early mortality and cardiovascular disease in type 1 diabetes: a comparison with type 2 diabetes, a nationwide study

https://cardiab.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12933-019-0953-7

Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are well-established risk factors for cardiovascular disease and early mortality. However, few studies have directly compared the hazards of cardiovascular outcomes and … Read the rest

Study finds links between early screen exposure, sleep disruption and EBD in kids

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/11/191113092608.htm

A new study has found that first exposure earlier than 18 months of age to screen devices — such as smartphones, tablets, videogame consoles, television etc — and the … Read the rest

News from the AHA Scientific Sessions 2019

https://www.jwatch.org/na50381/2019/11/18/news-aha-scientific-sessions-2019

NEJM Journal Watch and Physician’s First Watch coverage of the meeting

Update – Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Backyard Poultry

https://tools.cdc.gov/podcasts/download.asp?m=342774&c=402529

CDC and public health officials in several states are investigating multiple multistate outbreaks of Salmonella infections with serotypes Agona, Alachua, Altona, Anatum, Braenderup, Enteritidis, Infantis, Manhattan, Montevideo, Muenchen, Newport, … Read the rest

Free thyroxine within the normal reference range predicts risk of atrial fibrillation

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/jce.14183?af=R

Abstract

Introduction

Hyperthyroidism is a known precipitating factor for atrial fibrillation (AF). However, recent reports have suggested an increased risk of AF with free thyroxine (fT4) levels even within … Read the rest

Ketamine for acute suicidal ideation. An emergency department intervention: A randomized, double‐blind, placebo‐controlled, proof‐of‐concept trial

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/da.22975?af=R

Abstract

Background

Depressed patients presenting to emergency departments with acute suicidal ideation are a major public health concern. Ketamine, a rapidly acting antidepressant with antisuicidal properties, might offer relief.… Read the rest