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ICER report on desensitisation treatments for peanut allergy is contested by Aimmune Therapeutics.

Aimmune Therapeutics a biopharmaceutical company developing treatments for life-threatening food allergies, cautions stakeholders against drawing conclusions from the Institute for...

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Durect Corporation files response to Complete Response Letter for treatment of post surgical pain

DURECT Corporation announced it has submitted a full response to the Complete Response Letter (CRL) it previously received from FDA...

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Study of Exparel in post surgical pain shows reduced opioid usage after dental surgery

Pacira BioSciences announced results of a new analysis of patients undergoing elective third molar extraction with at least one bony...

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Learning Zones

An epgonline.org Learning Zone (LZ) is an area of the site dedicated to providing detailed self-directed medical education about a disease, condition or procedure.

Fluid Management

Fluid Management

Are you up-to-date with the latest evidence of effective procedures for fluid management?

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ESICM LIVES Highlights

ESICM LIVES Highlights

ESICM LIVES Congress 2018: Bringing you the latest news and insights from the 31st ESICM LIVES Congress, 20–24 October 2018 Paris, France.

Fibrinogen Deficiency in Bleeding

Fibrinogen Deficiency in Bleeding

Fibrinogen is important for blood clot formation and breakdown. It is the first coagulant factor to be reduced to critical levels during massive trauma, cardiac surgery and postpartum haemorrhage that involve excessive bleeding. Persistent fibrinogen deficiency can lead to bleeding complications and an increased risk in mortality. This learning zone looks at both congenital and acquired fibrinogen deficiencies including indications and techniques for diagnosis, trigger level for treatment and treatment options.

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Guidelines

ECCO-ESCP Consensus on Surgery for Crohn’s Disease

The goal of this consensus initiated by the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation [ECCO] and European Society of Colo-Proctology [ESCP] was to establish European consensus guidelines for the surgical treatment of Crohn’s disease [CD].

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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.

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Management of severe perioperative bleeding: guidelines from the European Society of Anaesthesiology: First update 2016.

The management of perioperative bleeding involves multiple assessments and strategies to ensure appropriate patient care. Initially, it is important to identify those patients with an increased risk of perioperative bleeding.

Added 2 years ago

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Journal articles

Low preoperative fibrinogen plasma concentration is associated with excessive bleeding after cardiac operations.

Background: Data from small selected patient populations suggest that the preoperative plasma concentration of fibrinogen influences postoperative blood loss and red blood cell transfusion after cardiac operations, but there are...

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Morbidity of bleeding after cardiac surgery: is it blood transfusion, reoperation for bleeding, or both?

Background: Etiology for increased morbidity in patients (2% to 8%) undergoing reoperation for bleeding after cardiac surgery is unclear. Recent work suggests that it may be related to red-cell transfusion, but what role does...

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Disseminated intravascular coagulation.

Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a reflection of an underlying systemic disorder which affects the coagulation system, simultaneously resulting in pro-coagulant activation, fibrinolytic activation, and consumption coagulopathy....

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Clinical trials

Pregnancy and Fibrinogen Disorders (FIBRINOGEST)

The aim of this observational study is to evaluate the prevalence of uncomplicated pregnancies in women suffering from congenital fibrinogen disorders (i.e, hypofibrinogenemia, dysfibrinogenemia, hypodysfibrinogenemia)...

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FIBrinogen REplenishment in Surgery (FIBRES)

This is a pragmatic, prospective, multi-center, randomized, active-control, single-blinded, non-inferiority phase 3 trial in adult cardiac surgical patients. Up to 12 Canadian hospitals will participate, and the trial will require up to 2 years...

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Comparison of Propofol and Dexmedetomidine to Treat Hyperactive and Mixed ICU Delirium - the Basel ProDex Randomized Trial

In this randomized study, the investigators aim to test the hypothesis that the reinstitution of a normal circadian rhythm by continuous infusions of dexmedetomidine compared to propofol between 8pm and 6am...

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Blog Posts

Alex Keen

ISICEM 2018 – The Sepsis Six and BUFALO

Posted 1 year ago

At nearly 30 million annual cases and 6 million deaths globally, sepsis is one of the world’s biggest killers. The Sepsis Six and BUFALO aim to speed up the time from sepsis diagnosis to effective treatment by using 6 simple steps, with the aim to improve outcomes across the globe. 

Professor Gerhard Pölzl

Acute and Advanced Heart Failure: new data, new studies, new opinions, new trends.

Posted 2 years ago

Professor Gerhard Pölzl focuses on the therapeutic options for acute and advanced heart failure.

Hugh Harvey

Metrics Madness

Posted 3 years ago

You shouldn't judge a book by its cover. That much is true, but it's also common sense not to judge a book by measuring the whiteness of its pages, or the amount of hamsters you can place on it. So why do we measure the fabulous NHS with nonsense metrics?

CME

Starting patients on anticoagulants in secondary care: how to do it

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Managing CSU and its comorbidities: from primary to secondary care

Managing CSU and its comorbidities: from primary to secondary care
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Breaking bad news: a how to do it guide

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