Daily Archives: October 21, 2020

Nigerians aim to end police brutality with #EndSARS protest

Protests calling for an end to police brutality in the West African country of Nigeria turned deadly this week after soldiers in Lagos opened fire on demonstrators on Tuesday, killing at least 12 people. Soldiers from a police unit called the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, or SARS, shot at protesters who had gathered in the Lekki toll gate area of Lagos, …

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New SCOPE Data Put ACURATE neo on the Back Foot Again

ACURATE neo’s (Boston Scientific) place in the treatment of severe aortic stenosis is unclear after failing to show noninferiority in a head-to-head comparison with another self-expanding, supra-annular transcatheter valve and reporting lackluster outcomes at 1 year in the SCOPE I trial. The valve stumbled last year in SCOPE I when it did not establish noninferiority when compared with the balloon-expandable …

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Treatment Delays and Worse Outcomes for Patients With In-Hospital Stroke

Study Authors: Feras Akbik, Haolin Xu, et al.; Amy Y.X. Yu, Michael D. Hill Target Audience and Goal Statement: Neurologists, hospitalists, emergency department physicians The goal of this study was to examine trends in the use of intravenous and endovascular reperfusion therapies for treatment of in-hospital stroke. Question Addressed: What were the trends in the use of intravenous and endovascular …

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Vertebral Fractures: Outcome Predictor for Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients?

Among COVID-19 patients, vertebral fractures (VFs) may be a helpful predictor of in-hospital mortality, according to an Italian study. Charts for 114 hospitalized patients with COVID-19 showed about 36% had thoracic vertebral fractures detected on lateral chest x-rays performed in the emergency department, reported Andrea Giustina, MD, of San Raffaele Hospital in Milan, and colleagues. And of those with vertebral …

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What You Need to Know About Your Colon Cancer Risk

MONDAY, Oct. 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) Early diagnosis of colon cancer is crucial to improve a patient’s chance of survival, an expert says. Colon cancer is on the rise, especially among younger people, so it’s important to know the symptoms and how to prevent it, according to Dr. Sameet Shah. He’s a gastroenterologist with Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Group in …

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Why Medical Experts Support Joe Biden’s 7-Point Plan to Beat COVID-19

With the Nov. 3 general election looming in just a couple of weeks, President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are making their final pitches to American voters. While a range of issues have been front and center in our election discourse, almost everything comes back to how each prospective administration would handle the most pressing issue of …

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