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Phase III REACH2 study of Jakafi meets endpoints in acute graft-versus-host disease.- Incyte

Incyte announced positive results from the Novartis-sponsored pivotal Phase III REACH2 study evaluating Jakafi (ruxolitinib) in patients with steroid-refractory acute...

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Hansa Biopharma to meet the FDA relating to imlifidase and filing requirements for the prevention of antibody mediated organ rejection.

Hansa Biopharma, announced that a date for a follow- up meeting with the FDA relating to imlifidase and the prevention...

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EPOCH 2 Phase III study of HTX 011 in pain control published in Hernia journal

Heron Therapeutics announced that the results from EPOCH 2, a Phase III study of the investigational agent HTX 011 (bupivacaine...

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Learning Zones

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Transplantation

Transplantation

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

Fibrinogen Deficiency in Bleeding

Fibrinogen Deficiency in Bleeding

Fibrinogen is important for blood clot formation and breakdown. It is the first coagulant factor to be reduced to critical levels during massive trauma, cardiac surgery and postpartum haemorrhage that involve excessive bleeding. Persistent fibrinogen deficiency can lead to bleeding complications and an increased risk in mortality. This learning zone looks at both congenital and acquired fibrinogen deficiencies including indications and techniques for diagnosis, trigger level for treatment and treatment options.

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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Guidelines

2019 AHA/ACC/HRS Focused Update of the 2014 AHA/ACC/HRS Guideline for the Management of Patients With Atrial Fibrillation: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Heart R

The scope of this focused update of the 2014 AF Guideline includes revisions to the section on anticoagulation (because of the approval of new medications and thromboembolism protection devices), revisions to the section...

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Urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse in women: management

This guideline covers assessing and managing urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse in women aged 18 and over. It also covers complications associated with mesh surgery for these conditions.

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Hyperparathyroidism (primary): diagnosis, assessment and initial management

This guideline covers diagnosing, assessing and managing primary hyperparathyroidism. It aims to improve recognition and treatment of this condition, reducing long‑term complications and improving quality of life.

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Journal articles

When to Intervene for Subclinical Cushing's Syndrome.

Without the overt clinical signs and symptoms associated with Cushing's syndrome, the diagnosis of subclinical Cushing's syndrome (SCS) is primarily based on biochemical evaluation. Despite being labeled as "subclinical,"...

Added 11 days ago

Endoscopic Transsphenoidal Surgery for Cushing's Disease: A Review.

Ever since the 1960s, transsphenoidal surgery has been the modality of choice for treating Cushing's disease. Subsequent visualization of the pituitary fossa and sphenoid sinus may be done either with the operating microscope or with...

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Deep brain stimulation and genetic variability in Parkinson's disease: a review of the literature.

Deep brain stimulation is offered as symptomatic treatment in advanced Parkinson’s disease, depending on a clinical assessment of the individual patient’s risk-benefit profile. Genetics contribute to phenotypic variability in Parkinson...

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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 7 months ago

This Study Looks at the Effects of Idarucizumab in Patients Who Take Dabigatran and Need Emergency Surgery or Are Bleeding

The primary objective is to demonstrate reversal of the anticoagulant effect of dabigatran in patients treated with dabigatran etexilate who have uncontrolled or life-threatening bleeding requiring urgent intervention, and in patients treated...

Added 4 months ago

Adjusted Fibrinogen Replacement Strategy (AdFIrst)

The purpose of this study is to investigate efficacy and safety of fibrinogen concentrate BT524, when administered to patients with major blood loss during elective spine surgery.The study aims to demonstrate that BT524 is at least...

Added 4 months ago

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Blog Posts

Professor Gerhard Pölzl

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

Posted 2 years ago

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

Hugh Harvey

Metrics Madness

Posted 4 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.

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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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