Super Cool Stuff: A Bionic Pancreas and Weekly Antibiotics


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Originally aired June 20, 2014: Bionic Pancreas in Type 1 Diabetes and Weekly Dalbavancin for Skin Infections

Travis and Amol want you to:

1. Understand the potential role of a novel bionic pancreas in glycemic control in type 1 diabetes.

2. Recognize that dalbavancin is non-inferior to vancomycin/linezolid in treating skin infections and represents a potentially revolutionary once weekly approach to treating serious infections.

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The papers

Steven J. Russell et al. Outpatient Glycemic Control with a Bionic Pancreas in Type 1 Diabetes. N Engl J Med. Published online June 15, 2014. (PubMed).

A picture of the bionic pancreas can be seen in the supplementary materials here.

Helen W. Boucher et al. Once-Weekly Dalbavancin versus Daily Conventional Therapy for Skin Infection. N Engl J Med 2014; 370:2169-2179. (PubMed).

Good stuff

Travis:

David van Dijk et al. Publication metrics and success on the academic job market. Curr Biol 2014 Jun 2;24(11):R516-7. (PubMed).

PI Predictor

Amol:

The Medical Reformation, Richard Lehman, BMJ Group Blogs, Jun 6, 2014.

 

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