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Nurses crucial in improving uptake of potentially life-saving vaccine in vulnerable rheumatic patients

Many patients with rheumatic diseases are currently missing out on the pneumococcal vaccine

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High implant success rate forWATCHMAN LAAC device derived from EWOLUTION registry evaluation.- Boston Scientific

Data confirmed that the WATCHMAN device had a high implant success rate and was effective in stroke reduction for patients...

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ELIMINATE-AF study will explore the safety and efficacy of edoxaban (Lixiana/ Savaysa) versus a vitamin K antagonist in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) undergoing catheter ablation.-Daiichi Sankyo

Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited announced that the first patient has been enrolled into the ELIMINATE-AF study. The multinational, randomized phase...

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Hypogonadism

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

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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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Oral Anticoagulation Reversal

Experts discuss the use of non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants in the treatment and prevention of stroke, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in atrial fibrillation patients

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Guidelines

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and American College of Endocrinology guidelines for management of dyslipidemia and prevention of atherosclerosis.

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

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Breast screening: clinical guidelines for screening assessment

The aim of assessment is to obtain a definitive and timely diagnosis of all potential abnormalities detected during screening.

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2016 European Guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention in clinical practice

The present guidelines represent an evidence-based consensus of the 6th European Joint Task Force  involving 10 professional societies.This document has...

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Journal articles

Treating tobacco dependence: guidance for primary care on life-saving interventions. Position statement of the IPCRG.

Tobacco smoking is the world's leading cause of premature death and disability. Global targets to reduce premature deaths by 25% by 2025 will require a substantial increase in the number of smokers making a quit attempt...

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Definitions of quality of life: what has happened and how to move on.

Quality of life (QOL) is an important outcome in spinal cord injury (SCI) rehabilitation, but it is unclear how to define and measure it.

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Edoxaban in Atrial Fibrillation and Venous Thromboembolism-Ten Key Questions and Answers: A Practical Guide.

Edoxaban is the fourth non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulant now available for clinical use in the prevention of stroke/systemic embolism in atrial fibrillation (AF) and in the treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE) ...

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Clinical trials

Altitude Sickness Prevention and Efficacy of Comparative Treatments (ASPECT)

This study is designed to be the first to examine the novel drug budesonide for prevention of acute mountain sickness...

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Carvedilol in Preventing Heart Failure in Childhood Cancer Survivors

This randomized phase IIb trial studies how well low-dose carvedilol works in preventing heart failure in cancer survivors exposed to...

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A Dose Ranging Safety and Immunogenicity Study of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Biologicals' GSK1557484A Vaccine in Children 6 to Less Than 36 Months of Age

The purpose of this study is to assess the safety and immunogenicity of different formulations of GSK Biologicals' influenza candidate...

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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?

David Warriner

What is Overdiagnosis?

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Overdiagnosis is the diagnosis of disease that will cause neither morbidity nor mortality during a patient’s lifetime. Doctors are trained to listen, examine, test, diagnose and treat patients, but we are not warned of the possible dangers of “diseases”, the diagnosis of which will not benefit the patient and may also lead to harm. I would argue that the Hippocratic oath, in particular “Primum non nocere” (first, do no harm) should be at the forefront of every clinician’s mind when seeing patients.

Dr Sarah Brewer

Would Your Hypertensive Patients Benefit From Garlic?

Posted 2 years ago

Would you consider recommending garlic tablets for patients with hypertension? Either instead of initiating monotherapy, or as an adjunct to current medication if they remained poorly controlled? The evidence for benefit is growing… 

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Measles: diagnosis and management

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Practice Pointer: Zika virus - management of infection and risk

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Breaking bad news: a how to do it guide

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