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Transplantation

Transplantation

See information on best practice in solid organ transplantation, and expert discussions on related hot topics.

Cystic Fibrosis Knowledge Centre

Cystic Fibrosis Knowledge Centre

View disease awareness information, treatment options and European Cystic Fibrosis Society best practice guidelines.

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Guidelines

UK Commissioning guide: Massive Weight Loss Body Contouring

This document is about guidance for commissioning reconstructive procedures, post massive weight loss and is based on the best available evidence.

Added 10 months ago

Emergency management of acute hypercalcaemia in adult patients

Abnormalities of parathyroid function, bone resorption, renal calcium reabsorption or dihydroxylation of vitamin D may cause regulatory mechanisms to fail and serum calcium may rise.

Added 6 years ago

Acute Hypocalcaemia - for use in adult patients

Acute hypocalcaemia can be life threatening, necessitating urgent treatment. In severe cases, intravenous calcium forms the mainstay of initial therapy, but it is essential to ascertain the underlying cause and commence specific therapy...

Added 6 years ago

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Journal articles

Effect of lorcaserin on prevention and remission of type 2 diabetes in overweight and obese patients (CAMELLIA-TIMI 61): a randomised, placebo-controlled trial.

Background: There is a direct relationship between bodyweight and risk of diabetes. Lorcaserin, a selective serotonin 2C receptor agonist that suppresses appetite, has been shown to facilitate sustained weight loss in obese or...

Added 10 days ago

Treating obesity in patients with cardiovascular disease: the pharmacotherapeutic options.

Areas covered: Herein, the authors review the most commonly used FDA approved medications for the treatment of obesity, describing their mechanism of action, and the efficacy and safety of the medications as seen in...

Added 10 days ago

Interaction of obesity and atrial fibrillation: an overview of pathophysiology and clinical management.

Areas covered: We will briefly discuss the obesity paradox and its mechanisms regarding cardiac and hemodynamic function changes. In the first main part of this review, we will be discussing risk assessment studies...

Added 11 days ago

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Clinical trials

CARAT: Canagliflozin vs. placebo for post bariatric patients with persistent type 2 diabetes

This is a prospective, randomized clinical trial for patients with recurrent type 2 diabetes post-gastric bypass surgery that will compare a 6 month course of canagliflozin monotherapy vs. placebo on clinical outcomes of type 2 diabetes.

Added 2 years ago

Setmelanotide for the treatment of early-onset POMC deficiency obesity

The purpose of the study is to determine the effect of setmelanotide (RM-493) on weight and other factors in patients with pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) deficiency obesity due to rare bi-allelic loss-of function POMC or PCSK1 genetic mutations.

Added 2 years ago

Division-less gastric bypass, step to decrease cost and early nightmare of bariateric surgery

The purpose of this study is to determine the efficacy of of gastric bypass without gastric division as a treatment for morbid obesity.

Added 2 years ago

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Alex Keen

Alex studied Biological Sciences at university before joining EPG Health in January 2017, where he works as a digital content manager and editor.

In his spare time, Alex enjoys relaxing with a cool pint in the company of good friends. 

ILC 2018 – Targetable pathways in liver disease: from identification to clinical application

A number of studies from the speakers at this year's ILC Basic Science Seminar are discussed here, focusing on targetable pathways in liver disease, covering pathway identification, potential drug targets and their clinical application.

CME

Obesity: clinical review

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The diagnostic value of hyperammonemia induced by the non-ischemic forearm exercise test

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Obesity: a guide to prevention and management - putting NICE guidelines into practice

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