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American Psychiatric Association explains DSM-5
Rarely can any publication have received as much public criticism as DSM-5, before its release. Bob Roehr reports the APA’s response from the official launch
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Reconstruction of major segmental loss of the proximal femur in revision total hip arthroplasty.
Reconstruction of major proximal femoral segmental defects is one of the most difficult challenges in revision total hip arthroplasty (THA). One technique that has been successful is the use of aExpand
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Half a million Americans use methamphetamine every week
  • B. Roehr
  • Medicine
  • BMJ : British Medical Journal
  • 1 September 2005
An estimated 12.3 million Americans, or 5% of the adult population, have used methamphetamine at least once, claims a US expert on substance misuse. He also says an estimated 600 000 people areExpand
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Sciatic neuropathy secondary to total hip arthroplasty wear debris.
Sciatic neuropathy after total hip arthroplasty can result from several causes. We present a case in which a large cystic mass developed around a failed total hip arthroplasty. The lesion extendedExpand
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Should men who have ever had sex with men be allowed to give blood? Yes
  • B. Roehr
  • Medicine
  • BMJ : British Medical Journal
  • 26 February 2009
Bob Roehr says that the current ban on blood donations from gay men is not supported by evidence, but Jay P Brooks (doi:10.1136/bmj.b318) says that the risk of transmission of infection is too great
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Microbicide offers no protection against HIV infection
  • B. Roehr
  • Medicine
  • BMJ : British Medical Journal
  • 18 December 2009
There has been another setback in efforts to develop a microbicide to protect women against HIV infection during vaginal sex. Results of a large clinical trial of PRO 2000, released on 14 December,Expand
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FDA approves first drug to prevent HIV infection
  • B. Roehr
  • Medicine
  • BMJ : British Medical Journal
  • 17 July 2012
The US Food and Drug Administration this week approved for the first time a drug for use in the prevention of HIV infection. The drug, Truvada, is one of the most commonly used components of anExpand
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US hospital incident reporting systems do not capture most adverse events
  • B. Roehr
  • Medicine
  • BMJ : British Medical Journal
  • 13 January 2012
US hospitals are capturing and reporting only 14% of adverse events experienced by patients covered by the Medicare government health insurance programme, an analysis has found. The report, by theExpand
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The many faces of human growth hormone.
  • B. Roehr
  • Medicine
  • BETA : bulletin of experimental treatments for…
  • 2003
The story of human growth hormone (hGH) is colorful by drug industry standards. HGH, also known as somatropin, was first used to treat stunted growth in children. Later is was used in people with HIVExpand
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The appeal of large simple trials
  • B. Roehr
  • Medicine, Computer Science
  • BMJ : British Medical Journal
  • 28 February 2013
TLDR
Clinical trials have become complex, expensive, and yet are often not large enough to answer questions necessary to optimize treatment for individual patients. Expand
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