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EU CHMP recommends approval of Natpar (rhPTH[1-84]) in chronic hypoparathyroidism- Shire

Shire has announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has...

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Data review of Phase III study of Macrilen (macimorelin) for the evaluation of growth hormone deficiency in adults. -Aeterna Zentaris Inc.

Aeterna Zentaris Inc. announced that, following a comprehensive review of data obtained from the confirmatory Phase III clinical trial of...

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FDA issues warning relating to ReShape and Obera balloon systems that are associated with overinflation and acute pancreatitis.-ReShape Medical and Apollo Endo-Surgery.

The FDA has recently received multiple reports for two different types of adverse events associated with fluid-filled intragastric balloons used...

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Lysosomal Acid Lipase Deficiency (LAL-D)

Could you correctly diagnose and treat lysosomal acid lipase deficiency?

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Type 2 Diabetes

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Guidelines

Adalimumab for the treatment of adults with psoriasis

The severity of a person's psoriasis before and during treatment should be assessed by considering the redness, thickness and scaliness of the plaques, the area of the body involved, and how the condition...

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British Association of Dermatologists’ guidelines for biologic interventions for psoriasis 2009

Psoriasis is a common, chronic inflammatory skin disease which typically follows a relapsing and remitting course, and is associated with joint disease in approximately 25% of patients.

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Clinical practice guideline for an integrated approach to comorbidity in patients with psoriasis

To provide the dermatologist a guide focuses specifically on the diagnosis and management of the diseases most often found in patients with psoriasis.

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Journal articles

Long-term testosterone therapy improves cardiometabolic function and reduces risk of cardiovascular disease in men with hypogonadism: a real-life observational registry study setting comparing treated and untreated (control) groups.

In the absence of large, prospective, placebo-controlled studies of longer duration, substantial evidence regarding the safety and risk of testosterone therapy with regard to cardiovascular outcomes can only be gleaned from observational studies.

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Association of Testosterone Replacement With Cardiovascular Outcomes Among Men With Androgen Deficiency

What are the cardiovascular risks of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) in men with androgen deficiency?

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Effect of Testosterone Treatment on Volumetric Bone Density and Strength in Older Men With Low Testosterone: A Controlled Clinical Trial

As men age, they experience decreased serum testosterone concentrations, decreased bone mineral density, and increased risk of fracture.

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Blog Posts

Joyce Lee

Healthcare Provider: Think Like a Designer!

Posted 1 year ago

Joyce Lee puts forward the case for healthcare providers using goal-directed design. Should we treat patients in order to facilitate their personal treatment goals rather than aiming to simply reduce their symptoms? Do statistical and scientific methodologies neglect the psychosocial emotional management of patients?

Partha Kar

Changing paradigms for Diabetes care in Britain's NHS

Posted 2 years ago

Diabetes care is a hot topic in medicine since it touches so many primary care settings; from maternity to foot care, Diabetes has multiple other pathologies. When does Diabetes care necessitate the role of a specialist? How can diabetologists ensure they work innovatively and make the patient's healthcare journey as seamless as possible? Dr. Partha Kar dives in, asking how healthcare professionals can make positive change to patients with Diabetes in Britain's NHS.

Partha Kar

Type 1 diabetes: The ignored populace? (part 1)

Posted 1 year ago

Is it possible to have choice in a system where healthcare is "free"? Does it lend itself to the pathology of type 1 diabetes? A pathology subsumed within the bigger world of type 2 diabetes, a combination of media driven ignorance, apathy, lack of leadership and commissioning issues have reduced this condition to being part of "diabetes" as a whole.

In this 2 part blog, we try to explore the challenges and possible solutions to how we could offer this group of patients better care than what seems to be the norm nowadays.

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Case Consults: Changing Paradigms in the Age of Biologics

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Treatment Optimisation in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia

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