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vrijdag 20 juli 2018

The Lancet: [Comment] No gains with plasma-first resuscitation in urban settings?

[Comment] No gains with plasma-first resuscitation in urban settings?
In 1943, during World War 2, Major General Norman Kirk, the Surgeon General of the US Army, was asked by the American Medical Association what was responsible for the higher-than-expected survival among soldiers wounded in combat. He quickly replied, "The foremost lifesaver is plasma…without that, many men would have died." From a physiological perspective it makes sense to give blood products as early as possible to patients with traumatic haemorrhagic shock, and these are thought to be superior to crystalloid fluids during remote damage control resuscitation1 and for civilian major trauma.
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[Comment] Beyond the silos: integrating HIV and global health
This week, we publish a new International AIDS Society (IAS)–Lancet Commission report: Advancing global health and strengthening the HIV response in the era of the Sustainable Development Goals.1 Under the leadership of past IAS President, Chris Beyrer, and current IAS President, Linda-Gail Bekker, this Commission engaged an international group of experts in HIV and across other global health domains to examine the future of the AIDS response in the context of a more integrated global health and sustainable development agenda.
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[Comment] HIV: from exceptionalism to endgame
Advancing global health and strengthening the HIV response in the era of the Sustainable Development Goals: the International AIDS Society–Lancet Commission1 is a timely and compelling analysis of where we stand in the fight against HIV, and how the exceptionalism of the HIV effort should evolve in response to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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[Articles] Rapid urine-based screening for tuberculosis in HIV-positive patients admitted to hospital in Africa (STAMP): a pragmatic, multicentre, parallel-group, double-blind, randomised controlled trial
Urine-based tuberculosis screening did not reduce overall mortality in all HIV-positive inpatients, but might benefit some high-risk subgroups. Implementation could contribute towards global targets to reduce tuberculosis mortality.
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[Correspondence] Brazil's health catastrophe in the making
Brazil's political and economic crises are diverting attention from the resumption of a neoliberal model of health care by its government. Here we briefly summarise the health reforms and their likely long-term implications. The new policies can be seen from three perspectives: austerity, privatisation, and deregulation.
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