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Added 11 days ago Drug news

Baxter HealthCare launches Finomel in the European Union to provide parenteral nutrition.

Baxter International Inc. a global leader in clinical nutrition, announced the European launch of Finomel, a ready-to-use triple-chamber bag for...

Added 21 days ago Drug news

FDA approves Accrufer to treat iron deficiency

Shield Therapeutics plc announces that the FDA has approved its lead product Feraccru / Accrufer for the treatment of iron...

Added 4 months ago Drug news

PHOSPHARE study program shows a safety advantage of Monofer in relation to hypophosphatemia and other FGF23-mediated effects

The first results from the PHOSPHARE program from Pharmacosmos A/S were presented at the annual meeting of the Endocrinology Society...

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Learning Zones

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease Knowledge Centre

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Knowledge Centre

The Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Knowledge Centre contains key information relating to the epidemiology and pathophysiology of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, highlighting prevalence, impact and unmet needs and the underlying inflammatory processes that drive IBD, considering some of the key inflammatory pathways.

Inflammatory bowel disease assessment tools

Inflammatory bowel disease assessment tools

'New IBD assessment tools at a glance' - an educational symposium sponsored by Sandoz.

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Guidelines

Alcohol-use disorders: diagnosis and management of physical complications

This guideline covers care for adults and young people (aged 10 years and older) with physical health problems that are completely or partly caused by an alcohol-use disorder.

Added 9 years ago

Guideline for the laboratory diagnosis of functional iron deficiency

The guideline focuses on the various laboratory tests, the advantages and disadvantages for diagnosing iron status particularly in patients with iron restriction seen in chronic kidney disease.

Added 6 years ago

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Journal articles

Fish Oil-Containing Lipid Emulsions in Adult Parenteral Nutrition: A Review of the Evidence.

Background: There is evidence from laboratory and animal studies that fish oil-containing intravenous lipid emulsions (FOC-IVLEs) have a beneficial effect on inflammation and the immune response, suggesting...

Added 1 year ago

Bariatric surgery and vitamin D: key messages for surgeons and clinicians before and after bariatric surgery.

Obesity is the most widespread nutritional problem globally. Bariatric surgery is the preeminent long term obesity treatment. Bariatric procedures manipulate...

Added 3 years ago

Anamorelin in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer and cachexia (ROMANA 1 and ROMANA 2): results from two randomised, double-blind, phase 3 trials.

Background: Patients with advanced cancer frequently experience anorexia and cachexia, which are associated with reduced food intake, altered body composition,...

Added 3 years ago

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Alastair Miller

I am a retired infectious disease physician with a particular interest in blood borne viruses (HIV/viral hepatitis), neurological infection and bone & joint infection. I now work part time in acute medicine and part time in medical training & education as deputy Medical Director of... Read more

What is Tropical Medicine?

At first sight this seems a question with an obvious response and not one that requires much debate in this blog. However, the answer may be more complex than it initially appears and may benefit from further exploration.