Data from multiple sources - Curated by Toby Galbraith - Last updated 06 June 2017

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Endo Pharma withdraws Opana ER from the market.

Endo International plc continues to believe in the safety, efficacy, and favorable benefit-risk profile of Opana ER (oxymorphone hydrochloride extended...

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FDA requests that Endo Pharma withdraw Opana ER pain therapy from the US market.

The FDA has requested that Endo Pharmaceuticals remove its opioid pain medication, reformulated Opana ER (oxymorphone hydrochloride), from the market....

Added 2 months ago Drug news

EU CHMP recommends refusal of application for Adlumiz (anamorelin) for anorexia, cachexia or unintended weight loss in patients with non-small cell lung cancer -Helsinn Birex Pharmaceuticals

The EU Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) adopted a negative opinion, recommending the refusal of the marketing...

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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.

Breakthrough Cancer Pain Learning Zone

Invitation to watch the online broadcast of the BeCOn OWN event 'Shifting paradigms in BTcP management' on June 16 2017.

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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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Guidelines

Comfort and patient-centred care without excessive sedation: the eCASH concept.

We propose an integrated and adaptable approach to improve patient care and clinical outcomes through analgesia and light sedation, initiated early during an episode of critical illness and as a priority of care.

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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...

Added 1 year ago

Treatment of dyspnoea in advanced cancer patients: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines

Dyspnoea is described as difficult or laboured breathing and is a frequent symptom in advanced cancer patients, with the highest...

Added 2 years ago

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Journal articles

Palliative care for advanced heart failure in a Department of Veterans Affairs regional hospice program: Patient selection, a treatment protocol, and clinical course.

Palliative care for advanced heart failure (HF) is generally recommended. However, few reports have focused on the particulars of treatment, or the clinical course of HF on a specific treatment regimen.

Added 23 days ago

Supportive cardiology: Moving palliative care upstream for patients living with advanced heart failure.

Heart failure (HF) affects ∼600,000 Canadians and is a chronic, life-limiting illness marked by exacerbations of distressing symptoms requiring acute medical management, typically sought in Canada's emergency departments.

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Rolapitant for the prevention of delayed nausea and vomiting over initial and repeat courses of emetogenic chemotherapy.

Introduction: Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) is a debilitating side effect of many cytotoxic chemotherapy regimens. Although sustained antiemetic control across repeated chemotherapy cycles ...

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Clinical trials

Dose Optimization Study of Idelalisib in Follicular Lymphoma

This study will optimize the safety and efficacy of chronic administration of idelalisib in participants with follicular lymphoma (FL) and evaluate the overall safety profile of idelalisib...

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Melatonin Oral Gel for Oral Mucositis in Patients With Head and Neck Cancer Undergoing Chemoradiation (MUCOMEL)

The main purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy of melatonin oral gel compared to placebo in the...

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Early Palliative Care in Metastatic Lung Cancer in Northern France (IMPAQ)

Single-center, prospective, controlled, open-label, randomized, two parallel arms comparing early Palliative care versus Standard care in patients with non-small-cell metastatic...

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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?

CME

Association of adherence to lifestyle recommendations and risk of colorectal cancer: a prospective Danish cohort study

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Depression in adults with a chronic health problem: putting NICE guidelines into practice

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Palliative care in patients with heart failure

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