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Medical school preparation courses do not widen participation

2017-05-25T05:23:38-07:00

Not only did a flyer for MediPrep (a company that offers preparation courses for applying to medical school) fall out when I opened the packaging of my print edition, but with masterly juxtaposition...(image)



Life expectancy difference and life expectancy ratio: two measures of treatment effects in randomised trials with non-proportional hazards

2017-05-25T04:03:26-07:00

SummaryWhen survival curves cross over or separate only after considerable time in a trial, the hazard ratio (HR) is not an appropriate summary measure of treatment effect, because the proportional...(image)



Standardised packaging for cigarettes

2017-05-25T03:43:12-07:00

Tobacco industry products are responsible for six million deaths every year,1 equating to 100 million deaths in the 20th century and a projected 21 billion deaths in the 21st century.2 All of these...(image)



Preparation courses for medical school are isolating and demotivating

2017-05-25T03:43:02-07:00

McCartney highlights the unfairness of “preparation courses” set up by private companies for applying to medical school.1 I felt pressured into attending such courses and felt uncompetitive when...(image)



Specific antidotes for bleeding associated with direct oral anticoagulants

2017-05-25T03:43:37-07:00

What you need to knowDirect oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are shown to be safe and effective alternatives to vitamin K antagonists in appropriately selected patients, despite a lack of specific...(image)



Hypoactive delirium

2017-05-25T03:43:05-07:00

What you need to knowHypoactive presentations of delirium are more common than the classically agitated, hyperactive forms and may be overlookedA collateral history can distinguish hypoactive...(image)