GMC is given time to respond to allegations it failed doctor who stole fentanyl

BMJ Recent Articles - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 18:31
An inquest into the death of a junior doctor who died after injecting himself with the opioid fentanyl has been adjourned so that the General Medical Council can obtain legal representation to...
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Emergency doctor who lied at nurse’s tribunal is struck off

BMJ Recent Articles - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 17:16
A locum staff grade doctor in an emergency department who lied under oath at a Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) hearing to try to deflect blame over a young patient’s death has been struck off the...
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Abortion is over-regulated in US, study says

BMJ Recent Articles - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 17:11
Abortion is safe but too regulated in the US, sometimes to the detriment of patient care, says a report from the National Academies of Sciences.1“Overall, the committee concludes that the quality of...
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High salaries and drug costs push US health spending above 10 comparable nations

BMJ Recent Articles - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 17:01
The United States spends nearly twice as much as 10 similar countries on healthcare because of high salaries for doctors and nurses, costly drugs, and high administrative costs, a study published in...
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Data show big rise in deaths of people with neurological disorders

BMJ Recent Articles - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 16:51
The number of deaths in England relating to neurological disorders rose by 39% over 13 years while deaths in the general population fell by 6%, a new analysis of mortality has indicated.Deaths of...
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Margaret McCartney: Why do we ignore uncertainty?

BMJ Recent Articles - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 16:40
The electronic medical age is ours. It’s been accompanied by an attempt to ignore uncertainty, creating a fallout that we seem intent on ignoring. But human beings are full of nuance, and medicine is...
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Sixth child dies from congenital syphilis in northern Australia

BMJ Recent Articles - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 13:31
Australia has recorded its sixth infant death from congenital syphilis, in a seven year long epidemic that has disproportionately impacted remote Aboriginal communities.The outbreak began in January...
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NHS saves {pound}270 000 in three cases after court rules law firm advised patients wrongly

BMJ Recent Articles - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 13:21
The NHS could be on course to save millions of pounds in legal fees after winning three test cases in which it challenged solicitors’ decisions to advise clinical negligence claimants to switch their...
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MRI increases detection of prostate cancers and reduces overdiagnosis, finds study

BMJ Recent Articles - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 12:41
Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to guide targeted biopsies increased the detection of clinically significant cancer by 12% when compared with standard transrectal ultrasonography guided...
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The BMJ Awards 2018: Cancer Care

BMJ Recent Articles - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 12:01
Barts Health Cancer Care@HomeMany patients with non-aggressive cancers that are either in remission after treatment or have not been treated but need surveillance come to clinics once or twice a year...
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David Delvin: GMC rebel and bestselling author

BMJ Recent Articles - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 12:00
Every doctor writing for the media today owes a great debt to David Delvin—one of the few doctors who has been both the subject of a complaint to the General Medical Council and a council member. As...
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Public Health England prematurely endorses e-cigarettes

BMJ Recent Articles - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 11:56
We were struck by the permissiveness of the report commissioned by Public Health England on e-cigarettes compared with a contemporaneous US academy report.123The PHE review states that “e-cigarette...
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Appearance of reassortant European avian-origin H1 influenza A viruses of swine in Vietnam.

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Appearance of reassortant European avian-origin H1 influenza A viruses of swine in Vietnam.

Transbound Emerg Dis. 2018 Mar 06;:

Authors: Takemae N, Nguyen PT, Le VT, Nguyen TN, To TL, Nguyen TD, Pham VP, Vo HV, Le QVT, Do HT, Nguyen DT, Uchida Y, Saito T

Three subtypes-H1N1, H1N2 and H3N2-of influenza A viruses of swine (IAVs-S) are currently endemic in swine worldwide, but there is considerable genotypic diversity among each subtype and limited geographical distribution. Through IAVs-S monitoring in Vietnam, two H1N2 influenza A viruses were isolated from healthy pigs in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, Southern Vietnam, on 2 December 2016. BLAST and phylogenetic analyses revealed that their HA and NA genes were derived from those of European avian-like H1N2 IAVs-S that contained avian-origin H1 and human-like N2 genes, and were particularly closely related to those of IAVs-S circulating in the Netherlands, Germany or Denmark. In addition, the internal genes of these Vietnamese isolates were derived from human A(H1N1)pdm09 viruses, suggesting that the Vietnamese H1N2 IAVs-S are reassortants between European H1N2 IAVs-S and human A(H1N1)pdm09v. The appearance of European avian-like H1N2 IAVs-S in Vietnam marks their first transmission outside Europe. Our results and statistical analyses of the number of live pigs imported into Vietnam suggest that the European avian-like H1N2 IAVs-S may have been introduced into Vietnam with their hosts through international trade. These findings highlight the importance of quarantining imported pigs to impede the introduction of new IAVs-S.

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