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Positive new health economics analysis of Zilretta for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis (OA) pain.- Flexion Therapeutics, Inc.

Flexion Therapeutics, Inc. announced the findings from a new health economics analysis of Zilretta (also known as FX006), the company's...

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Ampio Pharmaceuticals initiates a single injection study to meet the “unmet medical need” of treating the severe pain and loss of function associated with Kellgren-Lawrence (KL) grade 4 osteoarthritis of the knee.

Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announces initiation of a single injection study to meet the “unmet medical need” of treating the severe...

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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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Hypogonadism

Epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis/treatment guidelines, recent publication summaries and more

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Prostate Cancer

How can you balance the harmful effects of treatment with control of prostate cancer growth in otherwise healthy patients?

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Guidelines

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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European Stroke Organisation (ESO) guidelines for the management of temperature in patients with acute ischemic stroke

Hyperthermia is a frequent complication in up to 50% of patients with acute ischemic stroke, and it was shown to...

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Journal articles

Lesinurad: A Review in Hyperuricaemia of Gout.

Lesinurad (Zurampic®) is an oral selective inhibitor of the URAT1 and OAT4 uric acid (UA) transporters of the kidney, via which it inhibits UA reabsorption and thus increases renal UA excretion and lowers serum UA (sUA) levels.

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Lesinurad: A significant advancement or just another addition to existing therapies of gout?

Gout is a metabolic disorder that usually presents as recurrent episodes of acute arthritis due to deposition of crystals in joints and cartilages. Despite the availability of several drugs for gout, its management is still less than adequate.

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Diagnosis and management of testosterone deficiency syndrome in men: clinical practice guideline.

Testosterone deficiency syndrome, also known as late-onset hypogonadism, is a clinical and biochemical syndrome that can occur in men in association with advancing age.

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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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Comparing Regional Anaesthesia to Systemic Analgesia to Decrease Post-Operative Delirium in Acute Hip Fracture Surgery (RASAPOD)

Post-operative delirium is common after hip fracture surgery and is associated with increased length of hospital stay, delayed recovery and...

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Blog Posts

Hugh Harvey

Metrics Madness

Posted 1 year 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 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.

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.

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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