Data from multiple sources - Curated by Marshall Pearce - Last updated 06 June 2017

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FDA approves Prevymis for prophylaxis of cytomegalovirus infection

Merck & Co., Inc. has announced that the FDA has approved Prevymis (letermovir).

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Ortus Expandable Posterior Lumbar Interbody System receives 510(k) clearance from FDA.- Atlas Spine.

Atlas Spine, Inc., a high technology, spinal implant and instrumentation company based in Jupiter, Florida, announced that the Ortus Expandable...

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Inveltys is filed at FDA to treat inflammation and pain after ocular surgery.- Kala Pharmaceuticals.

Kala Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has announced that it has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the FDA for Inveltys (KPI-121...

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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.

Oral Anticoagulation Reversal

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.

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

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.

Added 8 months ago

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...

Added 11 months ago

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.

Added 8 months ago

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Journal articles

Cell-free deoxyribonucleic acid as a prognostic marker of bowel ischemia in patients with small bowel obstruction.

Background: Patients with strangulation small bowel obstruction are at a high risk for serious morbidity and mortality due to ischemic bowel. Measuring serum, cell-free deoxyribonucleic acid levels could help recognize...

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Impact of super obesity on perioperative outcomes after hepatectomy: The weight of the risk.

Background: We evaluated perioperative outcomes in super obese patients (body mass index >50 kg/m2) undergoing liver resection using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program.

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Individual surgeon is an independent risk factor for leak after double-stapled colorectal anastomosis: An institutional analysis of 800 patients.

Background: Our aim was to assess whether the individual surgeon is an independent risk factor for anastomotic leak in double-stapled colorectal anastomosis after left colon and rectal cancer resection.

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Clinical trials

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).

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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.

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Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Program for Gastric Cancer: a Multi-center Study (ERASG1)

This study is aimed to evaluate the safety of applying enhanced recovery after surgery for gastric cancer.

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Blog Posts

Professor Gerhard Pƶlzl

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

Posted 4 months ago

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

Hugh Harvey

Metrics Madness

Posted 2 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 2 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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