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PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 03:35:00 +0800 | MedPage Today Cardiovascular
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include the dangers of short term corticosteroids, troponin assay for assessing MI, azithromycin and arrhythmia, and eye screening intervals for people with diabetes (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)

Apr 21 Cardiology News Apr 21 Cardiology News
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 01:25:07 +0800 | Medscape Medical News Headlines
High-sensitivity troponin, statin eligibility, FDA letter to Abbott, azithromycin risks, trans-fat ban, and trust in medical science are discussed by Dr John Mandrola in this week's podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

No Major Azithromycin Arrhythmia Risk in Huge European Cohort No Major Azithromycin Arrhythmia Risk in Huge European Cohort
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:48:34 +0800 | Medscape Cardiology Headlines
That's compared with amoxicillin; the risk of ventricular arrhythmias vs no antibiotic use was about twofold and likely due to patient illness, say researchers.Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)

Study: Azithromycin not linked to abnormal heartbeat
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 21:36:04 +0800 | Health News - UPI.com
Researchers have found the commonly-used antibiotic azithromycin is not linked to an increased risk of ventricular arrhythmia or irregular heartbeat. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)

Common antibiotic azithromycin not linked to increased risk of abnormal heartbeat, study shows
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 20:45:18 +0800 | ScienceDaily Headlines
The commonly used antibiotic azithromycin is not linked to an increased risk of ventricular arrhythmia, an often life-threatening rapid, irregular heartbeat, according to a large study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)

No Link Between Common Antibiotic, Irregular Heartbeat
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:04:41 +0800 | Drugs.com - Daily MedNews
TUESDAY, April 18, 2017 -- The widely used antibiotic azithromycin doesn't increase the risk of an abnormal heart rhythm, a new study finds. Azithromycin (Zithromax) is often used to treat respiratory and urinary tract infections. It belongs to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)

Common antibiotic azithromycin not linked to increased risk of abnormal heartbeat
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 11:00:00 +0800 | EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) The commonly used antibiotic azithromycin is not linked to an increased risk of ventricular arrhythmia, an often life-threatening rapid, irregular heartbeat, according to a large study published in CMAJ. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)

Azithromycin Not Linked to Ventricular Arrhythmia, Study Suggests (FREE)
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 07:00:00 +0800 | Physician's First Watch current issue
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH Azithromycin does not seem to be associated with increased risk for ventricular arrhythmia, according to a case-control study in the Canadian Medical … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)

Cat Scratch Disease
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 04:01:34 +0800 | Healthy Living - The Huffington Post
Cat scratch disease is an infection transmitted by cat scratches and bites. The lesion is usually small and less than 1 cm in length. It is normally a benign, self-limiting illness lasting for about 6-12 weeks. It is caused by an exposure to bartonella henselae bacteria. Scratches or bites from an infected cat can cause symptoms in people including swollen and draining lymph nodes, fever, fatigue and headache. Swollen, tender, or hard lymph nodes could be confused with a soft tissue tumor. Regional Lymphadenopathy (main clinical feature) These areas of lymph node concentration include cervical nodes, axillary nodes, cubital (epitrochlear nodes), and inguinal nodes. Timeline of events The timeline of events leading to cat scratch disease first begins with a bite or scratch. Wit...

Prophylaxis for C-Section: Might Broader Be Better? Prophylaxis for C-Section: Might Broader Be Better?
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:09:42 +0800 | Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines
Azithromycin in addition to standard antibiotic prophylaxis before nonelective cesarean delivery was associated with lower rates of postoperative infection.Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)


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