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,Prostate Cancer Learning Hub

Prostate cancer is the third most frequently diagnosed cancer in Europe and the most common cancer among European men,1 making it a major cause of morbidity. Risk factors for prostate cancer include, increasing age, genetic susceptibility, glucose intolerance and environmental factors.2

The Prostate Cancer Learning Hub has been designed with the busy healthcare professional in mind. The resource conveniently organises a range of up-to-date education content, reference materials and decision support tools, all focussing on prostate cancer.

The disease awareness section provides you with access to a Prostate Cancer Knowledge Centre, which has been developed to provide you with easy to digest best practice guidance for the treatment and management of patients with prostate cancer. In addition access to editorials of key journal publications, an events calendar, video channel, patient materials and interactive healthcare professionals tools are also available.

References

  1. Ferlay J, Steliarova-Foucher E, Lortet-Tieulent J et al. Cancer incidence and mortality patterns in Europe: estimates for 40 countries in 2012. Eur J Cancer 2013;49:1374-1403. EUCAN fact sheet. Estimated incidence, mortality & prevalence, 2012.
  2. Tewari R, Rajender S, Natu SM et al. Diet, obesity, and prostate health: are we missing the link? J Androl 2012;33:763-776.

     

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The Anti-Coagulation Video Channel* is intended for primary care practitioners and specialists involved in the treatment and follow up care of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) or venous thromboembolism (VTE). It provides an overview of how to prevent stroke and systemic embolism in nonvalvular AF patients and how to prevent and treat VTE.

Users can expect to find the following videos readily available on the video channel with regular updates:

  • The benefits of dabigatran in preventing stroke in atrial fibrillation patients
    (Hans-Christoph Diener, Gregory YH Lip and John Eikelboom)
  • Dabigatran for the treatment and prevention of DVT and PE
    (Samuel Z Goldhaber)
  • The safety profile of dabigatran
    (Hans-Christoph Diener, John Eikelboom and Jeffrey Weitz)

Healthcare professionals should return often to avoid missing out on new content.

*The Anti-Coagulation Video Channel has been supported by an educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim, who provided the videos, and is intended for healthcare professionals outside the USA, Canada and UK.

,COPD Knowledge Centre

COPD affects an estimated 210 million people worldwide and is now the 3rd leading cause of death (WHO 2015). Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) will rank as the fifth leading cause of disability in 2030, accounting for almost 4% of total disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) lost worldwide.1 Many patients with COPD report that the symptoms of COPD are at their worst in the morning and have a major impact on their quality of life.2

The COPD Knowledge Centre has been designed to provide healthcare professionals with free access to educational materials and disease awareness information. This includes epidemiology, pathophysiology and COPD symptoms. Users will also discover the latest guidelines for the diagnosis, treatment and management of the disease.

COPD specific resources such as videos, guidelines, infographics, materials for your patients, upcoming events and useful websites are available for you. Educational slide decks and interactive presentations from ATS 2014 and 2015 are also available.


References

  1. Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD). Global Strategy for the Diagnosis, Management and prevention of COPD. 2015

  2. Partridge MR, Karlsson N, Small IR. Patient insight into the impact of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the morning: an internet survey. Curr Med Res Opin 2009;25:2043-2048; Curr Med Res Opin 2012;28:1405 [Erratum].

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The Hypogonadism Knowledge Centre is a free resource for healthcare professionals involved in the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of patients with the condition. Users can expect to find disease awareness sections covering epidemiology, pathophysiology, signs and symptoms and current best practice treatment guidelines. 

The publications digest section of this resource is regularly updated with analysis and commentary on recent scientific articles related to male hypogonadism. There are currently over 50 articles available in the publications digest area, which can be filtered by year or by the following comorbidities:

  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Cardiovascular
  • Mood and behaviour
  • Sexual health

A resources area also contains downloadable materials and links to useful tools, societies and other external websites. 

This resource has been produced in collaboration with Bayer AG, with content provided by Bayer AG.
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