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Different routes of central venous catheterization and their relative risks

Central venous catheterization or central line placement is a technique where a tube is inserted beneath the patient's skin in order to create a simple, pain-free way of providing medications and nutrients to the patient. Central...

source: By Dr. Afsaneh Motamed-Khorasani
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They often turn up in the emergency room in severe pain, pleading for relief. A drug that can help reduce their flare-ups is readily available — yet too rarely used. The patients, many of them children, have sickle cell disease, a debilitating and sometimes life-threatening...

source: The New York Times

High-intensity statin therapy can alter the progressive nature of diabetic atherosclerosis, according to a study published in Diabetes Care. Brian Stegman, M.D., from the Cleveland Clinic, and colleagues compared changes in biochemistry and coronary percent atheroma volume...

source: HealthDay News

Flu season has officially begun, and though the risk of catching the disease is low this early in the season, health officials emphasize that everyone 6 months and older should get a flu shot as soon as possible. "Now is a great time to get vaccinated because we don't know...

source: Chicago Tribune

Drawing blood and testing it is standard practice for many medical diagnostics. As a less painful alternative, scientists are developing skin patches that could one day replace the syringe. In the ACS journal Analytical Chemistry, one team reports they have designed and...

source: Medical News Today

Hospital patients often have tubes placed in their veins to deliver medication or take blood samples. But a new study suggests their physicians don't always know about it. The study, of physicians at three large U.S. hospitals, found that 21 percent were unaware that a patient...

source: HealthDay News

In Texas, physicians are told the best protection against the Ebola virus is not an impermeable suit, face mask or double set of gloves. It's the telephone. Every patient who calls for an appointment at a physician's office should be...

source: The New York Times

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