Category Archives: Journal

“UTI” – Requiem for a Heavyweight – a landmark paper

Originally posted on AIMED – Let's talk about antibiotics:
A recent paper, “Urinary Tract Infection”-Requiem for a Heavyweight  by Dr Thomas Finucaine skillfully unpacks many key issues, coupling this with a consideration of the emerging knowledge of the urinary microbiome…

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Excellent new Lancet series of tuberculosis papers

See this recent Lancet edition.  Article list below. Editorial comment Richard Horton et al (excerpt) : This latest Lancet Series is led by Salmaan Keshavjee, from Harvard Medical School’s Department of Global Health and Social Medicine. He helped bring together … Continue reading

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UK Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP) – Making sense of evidence

This is an excellent starting place for clinicians who seek to read the literature critically. CASP was initiated in 1993 in response to the need for developing skills in health care staff to meet the challenge of Evidence Based Medicine.  The … Continue reading

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How long should we treat Intra-abdominal Infections for? RCT evidence

Originally posted on AIMED – Let's talk about antibiotics:
A recent randomised trial has shown that patients who receive fixed duration antibiotic therapy (approximately 4 days) had similar outcomes to patients who received longer courses (approximately 8 days). 518 patients…

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Human-to-Human Transmission of Ebola Virus- what’s the real evidence?

This short, excellent review from Centers for Disease Control, USA is worth reading in full! “During the 1995 Ebola outbreak in Kikwit, Democratic Republic of Congo, 80 (25%) of the 315 case-patients were healthcare personnel, and all of the healthcare … Continue reading

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