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First rib fracture treatment should focus on other injuries

Management of patients with fractures of the first rib should focus on identifying and treating associated life-threatening injuries, says a study in Emergency Medicine Journal.

Cornstarch gel an attractive alternative for ultrasound use

Emergency Medicine Journal has performed a study in the use of cornstarch-based gel in comparison to commercial gel used in ultrasound.

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Airport security rules pose risk for users of insulin pumps

Problems going through airport security for people with Type 1 diabetes who use insulin pump therapy (IPT) show that airports worldwide need a standardised policy.

Premature babies benefit from corticosteroids before birth

A BMJ study has found that babies born prematurely, can benefit from mothers taking corticosteroids before birth.