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Transplantation

Transplantation

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

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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Psoriasis

Psoriasis

See information on psoriasis pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, comorbidities, treatment options, and more.

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Guidelines

UK guidelines on oesophageal dilatation in clinical practice

These guidelines deal specifically with the dilatation procedure using balloon or bougie devices as a primary treatment strategy for non-malignant narrowing of the oesophagus.

Added 10 months ago

Guidelines for the investigation of chronic diarrhoea in adults: British Society of Gastroenterology, 3rd edition

Chronic diarrhoea is a common problem, hence clear guidance on investigations is required. This is an updated guideline from 2003 for the investigations of chronic diarrhoea...

Added 10 months ago

EASL Clinical Practice Guidelines for the management of patients with decompensated cirrhosis

The following Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) represent the first CPGs on the management of decompensated cirrhosis.

Added 10 months ago

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Journal articles

Interaction of obesity and atrial fibrillation: an overview of pathophysiology and clinical management.

Areas covered: We will briefly discuss the obesity paradox and its mechanisms regarding cardiac and hemodynamic function changes. In the first main part of this review, we will be discussing risk assessment studies...

Added 16 days ago

Steatosis in Liver Transplantation: Current Limitations and Future Strategies.

This review focuses on the current and potential future treatment of NASH and the clinical practice in fatty liver transplantation, highlights its limitations and optimal allocation, and summarizes the advances of experimental...

Added 1 month ago

Bone marrow versus peripheral blood as a graft source for haploidentical donor transplantation in adults using post-transplant cyclophosphamide-A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Background: Peripheral-blood (PB) and bone marrow (BM) are both widely used in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). However, it is unclear whether PB or BM produces a more satisfactory outcome in haploidentical HSCT...

Added 1 month ago

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Clinical trials

Impact of Hyperoncotic Albumin to Support Blood Loss Replacement (HYPALB)

The primary objective of this study is to test the effect of 20% albumin on plasma volume expansion and fluid recruitment in the frame of blood loss replacement during cystectomy using established fluid kinetic models.

Added 1 month ago

A Study to Investigate Different Doses of BAY1213790 to Prevent Blood Clots in Patients Undergoing Elective Total Knee Replacement Surgery (FOXTROT)

This study is to compare the study drug BAY1213790 to existing therapies, ie Enoxaparin or Apixaban for the prevention of blood clotting and safety in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA).

Added 1 year ago

COLLISION Trial - Colorectal Liver Metastases: Surgery vs Thermal Ablation (COLLISION)

The primary objective is to prove non-inferiority of thermal ablation compared to hepatic resection in patients with at least one resectable and ablatable colorectal liver metastases (≤3cm) and no extrahepatic disease.

Added 1 year ago

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Blog Posts

Professor Gerhard Pƶlzl

Acute and Advanced Heart Failure: new data, new studies, new opinions, new trends.

Posted 1 year ago

Professor Gerhard Pölzl focuses on the therapeutic options for acute and advanced heart failure.

Hugh Harvey

Metrics Madness

Posted 3 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?

Yuli Pramana

Choosing Between Endoscopic Sclerotherapy And Endoscopic Ligation For Esophageal Varices

Posted 4 years ago

Endoscopic Sclerotherapy (ES) and Endoscopic Ligation (EL) were accepted in the treatment of esophageal varices bleeding in patients with liver cirrhosis. EL seemed to be superior to ES. If EL was difficult then ES should be performed.

CME

Fluid management in acutely ill patients

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Assessing patients for minor surgery

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Hidradenitis suppurativa: diagnosis and management

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