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Phase III EPOCH study evaluating MK 8931 (verubecestat) in people with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer’s disease halted- Merck Inc

Merck Inc announced that it will be stopping protocol 017, also known as the EPOCH study, a Phase II/III study...

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Phase III clinical data of CVT 301 (inhaled levodopa) shows improvement in Parkinsons disease patients- Acorda Therapeutics

Acorda Therapeutics announced Phase III clinical data of CVT 301 (inhaled levodopa), showing a statistically significant improvement in motor function...

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Idalopirdine fails further trials (STARBEAM and STARBRIGHT) as a treatment for Alzheimers disease -Lundbeck + Otuska

Idalopirdine (LuAE 58054),a 5HT6 antagonist being developed by Lundbeck and Otsuka for the symptomatic treatment of patients with mild to...

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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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Multiple Myeloma: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines

The ESMO Clinical Practice Guideline in multiple myeloma, which accounts for approximately 10% of all haematological malignancies, covers recommendations for diagnosis; staging and risk assessment...

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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

Vitamin D supplementation to prevent acute respiratory tract infections: systematic review and meta-analysis of individual participant data

Objectives To assess the overall effect of vitamin D supplementation on risk of acute respiratory tract infection, and to identify factors modifying this effect.

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Clinical review: practical recommendations on the management of perioperative heart failure in cardiac surgery.

Acute cardiovascular dysfunction occurs perioperatively in more than 20% of cardiosurgical patients, yet current acute heart failure (HF) classification is not applicable to this period.

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Levosimendan vs. dobutamine: outcomes for acute heart failure patients on β-blockers in SURVIVE.

Many chronic heart failure (CHF) patients take beta-blockers. When such patients are hospitalized for decompensation, it remains unclear how ongoing beta-blocker treatment will affect outcomes of acute inotrope therapy.

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Blog Posts

Bob Bury

Legalised killing – leave doctors out of it.

Posted 2 years ago

Would you trust a doctor to decide if you are an appropriate subject for assisted dying? I wouldn't, neither should you, and my colleagues who are not fortunate enough to be retired will be crazy if they allow themselves to be dragged into the process. Proponents of legislative change should man up and face the implications of their proposals, without hiding behind the medical profession.

Vincent de Luise

The End of Sight at the End of Life

Posted 1 year 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.