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Phase III APECS study of MK 8931 halted in Alzheimer’s disease, the second trial of the drug to be cancelled.- Merck Inc.

Merck Inc announced that it will be stopping protocol 019, also known as the APECS study, a Phase III study...

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FDA approves Dexycu for inflammation associated with cataract surgery.- Icon Bioscience.

Icon Bioscience announced that the FDA has approved IBI’s New Drug Application (NDA) for Dexycu (dexamethasone intraocular suspension), a dropless,...

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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.

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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Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL)

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL)

Refine your knowledge of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) with information on pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment options and more

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Transplantation

Transplantation

See information on best practice in solid organ transplantation, and expert discussions on related hot topics.

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Guidelines

Multiple Myeloma: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines

Multiple myeloma accounts for 1% of all cancers and approximately 10% of all haematological malignancies. These updated ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines cover the diagnosis and pathology/molecular biology, staging and...

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American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and American College of Endocrinology comprehensive clinical practice guidelines for medical care of patients with obesity.

Development of these guidelines is mandated by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) Board of Directors and the American College of Endocrinology...

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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...

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Journal articles

Efficacy and safety of bevacizumab in elderly patients with advanced colorectal cancer: A meta-analysis.

Aims: Bevacizumab plus chemotherapy (CT) has been the standard treatment for advanced colorectal cancer (ACRC) in the last decade. However, whether geriatric patients treated with this combination...

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Association between coronary artery disease severity and overactive bladder in geriatric patients.

Purpose: To investigate the association between overactive bladder (OAB) and coronary artery disease (CAD) as demonstrated on coronary angiography in patients > 65 years.

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NADPH oxidases in Parkinson's disease: a systematic review.

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a progressive movement neurodegenerative disease associated with a loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra of the brain. Oxidative stress, a condition that occurs due to imbalance in...

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Clinical trials

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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Prove of Concept Study, to Evaluate the Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of IBEROGAST in the Treatment of Bowel Troubles in Patients With Parkinson's Disease (PHYTOPARK)

The main objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of STW5 Iberogast, over a 28-day period, for the...

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Subthalamotomy by ExAblate Transcranial System to Treat Motor Features of Parkinson's Disease

Based on published animal and human studies, ExAblate Transcranial subthalamotomy can be as safe and as effective as any of the surgical treatments within the currently accepted standard of care including radiofrequency...

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Blog Posts

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.

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?

Vincent de Luise

The End of Sight at the End of Life

Posted 2 years ago

I presented this talk, "The End of Sight at the End of Life," on  4/4/2013 at a Harvard University  "Think Tank" on Health and Aging. The two-day conference, held at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts, brought together prominent scholars from the Harvard School of Public Health as well as global experts in economics, health care policy and longevity, for a fascinating and thought-provoking colloquium on the demographics and consequences of aging in all societies.

CME

What's new in chronic heart failure

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Older lady with uncontrolled COPD

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Step by step: A guide to diagnosing heart failure

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