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Norman Briffa
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Great story. Makes you think though - maybe the key to organ #rejuvenation  is to place in a young environement #epigenetics  

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Good paper discussing a statistical method that has been around for decades. This is used extensively in cardiac surgery to cosntruct various scores such Euroscore or STS that are used to predict death and other morbidiites after heart surgery. Surely today in the age of Google, this kind of retrospective analysis should be superceded by live analysis of all prospective data as it is entered into a database constructing a score that is always changing,

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I'd never heard of ths technique - looks likeit belongs to the fringes of medicine and yet negative predictive figure are very high and could prove extremely useful as a way of screening thise #hearttransplant  patients who do not require regualr #coronary  angiograms

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Print your own triple-axis tourbillon (trust me, it’ll be cool) - TechCrunch

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Amazing miniaturisation and clever engineering that may open the door for a new class of intracorporeal monitoring devices 

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Great to see med tech competition from China

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This is an amzing finding. But when think about it, it makes sense, if you note your symptom as soon as it occurs adn therfore you get seen ealrier rather than wait for months for your next appointment, you survival is improved. It also highlights how useless the current model of cancer followup is.

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Fascinating post hoc analysis of a study that investigated the utility of remote ischaemic conditioning. Although many studies showed a decrease in troponin release, clinical outcomes were no different. the same applied to the surgcial studies which included patients having relativly short ischaemic times. This study suggests that if you restricted the remote ischaemic conditioning to patients who you knew were going to have a long ischaemic time, clinical benefits would be more obvious. Applies to surgery where ischaemic times are very predictable.

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Sounds clever but will it always signify need for antibiotics?
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