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FDA gives 510(k) approval of OptiScanner 5000 Glucose Monitoring System for critical care.- OptiScan Biomedical Corp.

OptiScan Biomedical Corporation announced that the FDA has granted 510(k) clearance for the OptiScanner 5000 Glucose Monitoring System. The clearance...

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European Congress of Neurosurgery to conclude in Venice

The 17th European Congress of Neurosurgery will draw to a close today after a successful few days in Venice, Italy.

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European Congress of Neurosurgery to conclude in Venice

The 17th European Congress of Neurosurgery will draw to a close today after a successful few days in Venice, Italy.

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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.

Breakthrough Cancer Pain Learning Zone

Invitation to watch the online broadcast of the BeCOn OWN event 'Shifting paradigms in BTcP management' on June 16 2017.

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Oral Anticoagulation Reversal

Experts discuss the use of non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants in the treatment and prevention of stroke, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in atrial fibrillation patients.

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Guidelines

Comfort and patient-centred care without excessive sedation: the eCASH concept.

We propose an integrated and adaptable approach to improve patient care and clinical outcomes through analgesia and light sedation, initiated early during an episode of critical illness and as a priority of care.

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BTS/ICS Guidelines for the Ventilatory Management of Acute Hypercapnic Respiratory Failure in Adults

The aim of the guideline is to draw attention to the evidence of suboptimal care in AHRF in the UK,...

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Care of dying adults in the last days of life

This guideline covers the clinical care of adults (18 years and over) who are dying during the last 2 to...

Added 1 year ago

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Journal articles

Anticoagulation-associated intracranial haemorrhage in the era of reversal agents

In patients taking oral anticoagulants (OACs), the annual rate of intracranial hemorrhage is 0.3% to 0.6%. Of these bleeds, 46% to 86% are intracerebral; 13% to 45% are subdural, and 1% to 8% are subarachnoidal. 

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Bezlotoxumab: A Review in Preventing Clostridium difficile Infection Recurrence.

Bezlotoxumab (Zinplava™) is a fully human monoclonal antibody against Clostridium difficile toxin B indicated for the prevention of C. difficile infection (CDI) recurrence in patients with a high recurrence risk.

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Bezlotoxumab for the prevention of Clostridium difficile recurrence.

Introduction: Clostridium difficile infection is a major economic and clinical burden, due to its high frequency of recurrence. Currently recommended treatments are not efficient for prevention...

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Clinical trials

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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The Neuroprotective Effects of Dexmedetomidine During Brain Surgery

Dexmedetomidine (DEX) is a Alpha-2 specific agonist, is a common ICU sedation medication. In brain tumor resection craniotomy, it is proven to be effective in improving postoperative hypertension and...

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Bioavailability of Subcutaneously Given Dexmedetomidine in Healthy Volunteers

The aim of this study is to investigate the pharmacokinetics of subcutaneously administered dexmedetomidine in healthy volunteers. The absolute bioavailability of subcutaneously...

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Blog Posts

Professor Gerhard Pƶlzl

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

Posted 3 months ago

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

Hugh Harvey

Metrics Madness

Posted 2 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?

Peter English

The advance decision not to attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Posted 3 years ago

Decisions to start cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), or to decide in advance to issue a "do not attempt (cardiopulmonary) resuscitation" (DNAR) notice have always been a hot topic in clinical medicine. It may have become even more so since a recent (June 2014) court decision. This post discusses some of the issues and legalities around DNAR decisions.

CME

Chest x ray: an essential guide to interpretation

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Breaking bad news: a how to do it guide

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Fluid management in acutely ill patients

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