Data from multiple sources - Curated by Marshall Pearce - Last updated 06 June 2017

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Acorda Therapeutics discontinues development program for tozadenant.

Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. announced that it is discontinuing its clinical development program for tozadenant, an investigational treatment for Parkinson’s disease,...

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Real world analysis of Invokana in type 2 diabetes published

A new real-world analysis of adults with type 2 diabetes and established cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been published in Circulation accoridng to Janssen Pharma.

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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.

Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic rhinitis causes great strain on the workforce. Help to reduce sick days and improve productivity with appropriate treatment options.

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ALP Lab Assessment

ALP Lab Assessment

Discover and overview of hypophosphatasia and details required to facilitate the timely and accurate detection of low alkaline phosphatase.

Acute and Advanced Heart Failure

Acute and Advanced Heart Failure

What are the most effective treatments for acute heart failure? Can you define advanced heart failure? Discover here...

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Guidelines

Rectal cancer: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up

Evidence shows that rectal cancer is distinct from colon cancer, with different aetiologies and risk factors possibly reflecting different environmental exposures.

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Cervical cancer: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up

Cervical cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer and the third leading cause of cancer death among females in less developed countries. These updated guidelines focus on the management...

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Newly diagnosed and relapsed mantle cell lymphoma: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up

Mantle cell lymphoma is a relatively uncommon subtype of lymphoid malignancy and is more often found in males than in females. These updated ESMO guidelines provide treatment recommendations...

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Journal articles

Schizophrenia relapse, patient considerations, and potential role of lurasidone.

When treating persons with schizophrenia, delaying time to relapse is a main goal. Antipsychotic medication has been the primary treatment approach, and there are a variety of different choices available.

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Weight changes before and after lurasidone treatment: a real-world analysis using electronic health records.

Background: Severe and persistent mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, are associated with increased risk of obesity compared to the general population. While the association of lurasidone and lower risk...

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Aripiprazole and impulse control disorders: higher risk with the intramuscular depot formulation?

Dopamine agonists have been associated with an increased risk of developing impulse control disorders (ICDs). The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety warning in 2016 of a possible association between ICDs and aripiprazole.

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Clinical trials

A Study Comparing the Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability of Fixed Dose Combination (FDC) of FF/UMEC/VI With the FDC of FF/VI and UMEC/VI; Administered Once-daily Via a Dry Powder Inhaler (DPI) in Subjects With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

The study evaluates the efficacy of fluticasone furoate/umeclidinium bromide/vilanterol (FF/UMEC/VI) to reduce the annual rate of moderate and severe exacerbations compared with dual therapy...

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A Three-part Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Study to Investigate the Efficacy and Safety of Secukinumab Treatment in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Subtypes of Psoriatic and Enthesitis-related Arthritis

This is a double-blind, placebo-controlled, event-driven randomized withdrawal study to investigate the efficacy and safety of secukinumab treatment in the Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA)...

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Levosimendan Compassionate Use in Pediatric Patients With Advanced Decompensated Heart Failure

Open label study of levosimendan; planned comparison for effectiveness and safety to historic matched case controls from...

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Blog Posts

Laura Quittenden

World COPD Day: What is COPD and what causes it?

Posted 6 days ago

Today marks the annual World COPD Day, a day dedicated to increasing awareness of a disease that affects 65 million people around the globe. 

 

We've summarised the causes, complications and statistics surrounding COPD in this handy 2 minute read.

Dr Elizabeth Angier

What’s Allergy got to do with it?

Posted 5 months ago

Experiences of an allergy and immunology congress - a short blog (by a primary care physician).

Fiona Holland

What to say and do when someone has cancer

Posted 9 months ago

Ahead of World Cancer Day on Saturday (February 4), Fiona Holland, Psychology Lecturer, discusses what to say and what not to say to someone with cancer.

CME

Step by step: how to diagnose and manage type 1 diabetes in adults in primary care

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Managing Symptomatic Asthma

Managing Symptomatic Asthma
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Clinical pointers: recognising and managing acute complications of diabetes in adults

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