Data from multiple sources - Curated by EPG Health - Last updated 06 June 2017

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CLAIM study of Ultibro Breezhaler shows reduction of lung hyperinflation in COPD patients.-Novartis.

Novartis announced the publication of the CLAIM study in the Lancet Respiratory Medicine, which demonstrated that treatment once-daily Ultibro Breezhaler...

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FDA indicates way forward for ataluren application to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy.- Translarna.

PTC Therapeutics announced that the Office of New Drugs of the FDA has reiterated the FDA's prior position and denied...

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NICE recommends NHS use of Vosevi in chronic hepatitis C.- AbbVie.

In final guidelines, NICE has given approval for the use of Vosevi (sofosbuvir + velpatasvir + voxilaprevir), from Gilead Sciences,...

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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

Management of Atherosclerotic Carotid and Vertebral Artery Disease: 2017 Clinical Practice Guidelines of the European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS)

The European Society for Vascular Surgery (ESVS) has prepared guidelines for treating patients with atherosclerotic carotid and vertebral artery (VA) disease.

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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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Journal articles

Semaglutide in type 2 diabetes - is it the best glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor agonist (GLP-1R agonist)?

Area covered: This review is of semaglutide in type 2 diabetes, and considers which properties of this GLP-1R agonist, may be responsible for its clinical outcome benefits in this condition.

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Semaglutide: First Global Approval.

Novo Nordisk has developed a subcutaneous formulation of semaglutide (Ozempic®), a modified human glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analogue, for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus.

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Subcutaneous semaglutide (NN9535) for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

This manuscript describes semaglutide – a new investigational long acting GLP-1 receptor agonist. The key trials from the clinical development process are reviewed and important end-points highlighted.

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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

How to avoid a vitamin D deficiency

Posted 2 months ago

With darkness descending before many people will have left the office each day meaning less exposure to sunlight, it’s important to remind your patients that they should consider making sure their diet contains enough Vitamin D.

Laura Quittenden

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

Posted 3 months 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 8 months ago

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

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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