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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.


  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.



The Anticoagulation 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 Anticoagulation 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

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

COPD-specific resources such as videosguidelinesinfographics, materials for your patients, upcoming events, useful websites and symposium videos and materials from ATS 2015 are available free of charge.


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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Medical Journal Abstracts on Gerontology/Geriatrics

Five-Year Outcomes with Anti–Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Treatment of Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Sun 01 May 2016 -  Five-Year Outcomes with Anti–Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Treatment of Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Purpose: To describe outcomes 5 years after initiating treatment with bevacizumab or ranibizumab for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Design: Cohort study. Participants: ...

Baricitinib in Patients with Refractory Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Thu 31 Mar 2016 -  Baricitinib in Patients with Refractory Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Background: In phase 2 studies, baricitinib, an oral Janus kinase 1 and 2 inhibitor, reduced disease activity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis who had not previously received treatment with ...

Clinical Guidelines

Care of dying adults in the last days of life

Dec 2015

This guideline covers the clinical care of adults (18 years and over) who are dying during the..

... last 2 to 3 days of life. It aims to improve end of life care for people in their last days of life by communicating respectfully and involving them, and the people important to them, in decisions and by maintaining their comfort and dignity. The guideline covers how to manage common symptoms without causing unacceptable side effects and maintain hydration in the last days of life.

This guideline includes recommendations on:
- recognising when people are entering the last few days of life
- communicating and shared decision-making
- clinically assisted hydration
- medicines for managing pain, breathlessness, nausea and vomiting, anxiety, delirium, agitation, and noisy respiratory secretions
- anticipatory prescribing

Who is it for?
- Health and social care professionals caring for people who are dying, including those working in primary care, care homes, hospices, hospitals and community care settings such as people’s own homes
- Commissioners and providers of care for people in the last days of life
- People who are dying, their families, carers and other people important to them

European Stroke Organisation (ESO) guidelines for the management of temperature in patients with acute ischemic stroke

Jul 2015

Hyperthermia is a frequent complication in up to 50% of patients with acute ischemic stroke, and it..

... was shown to be associated with a poor outcome. On the other end, therapeutically induced hypothermia has shown promising potential in patients with hypoxic encephalopathy and in animal models of focal cerebral ischemia. This document presents the ESO guidelines on temperature management in patients with acute ischemic stroke. The aim of this Guideline document is to assist physicians treating patients with acute ischemic stroke in their clinical decisions with regard to the management of temperature.

Clinical Trials

Melatonin 3mg and 5mg Compared to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) in the Treatment of Insomnia (Morfeu)

-158 days ago

National clinical trials, phase III/II, combined in two stages, randomized, double-blind, controlled, parallel, study of superiority, in which two hundred fifty-six (256) participants of both sexes, ...

A Study of LY3202626 on Disease Progression in Participants With Mild Alzheimer's Disease Dementia (NAVIGATE-AD)

Wed 01 Jun 2016

The main purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and the effect on brain tau of the study drug LY3202626 in participants with mild Alzheimer's disease (AD) ...

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