Health News of the Day

Health News of the Day is a daily summary made from the selected links I post on Twitter. It is in a bullet points format with links to the original sources which include 350 RSS feeds that produce about 2,500 items per day.

  • Phospholipase A2 receptor (PLA2R) - a major antigen in membranous nephropathy, a common form of nephrotic syndrome
  • Study: No improvement in survival after cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in the hospital from 1992 through 2005. The overall incidence of CPR was 2.73 events per 1000 admissions

  • Blockade of renin–angiotensin system in DM1 with ACEi plus ARB did not slow nephropathy progression. Blockade of renin–angiotensin system in DM1 with ACEi plus ARB (Enalapril, Losartan) slowed progression of retinopathy

  • Celiac Disease Cases Are on the Rise: 4 times more common in the U.S. today than it was 50 years ago. Only 5% of people with celiac disease know they have it. Celiac disease rise (and allergies) blamed on hygiene hypothesis - people are exposed to fewer germs than in the past

  • American College of Cardiology shocked: CMS proposes to cut payments to cardiology services by 11% in a single year

  • Orthopedic surgeons seeing a "tidal wave" of 45-64-year-olds suffering from exercise-related injuries - "boomeritis

  • Medicare May Shuffle the Deck on Doctor Payments, WSJ:

  • Tattoo Allergy from NEJM Images in Clinical Medicine

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