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FDA approves Optimizer Smart system for heart failure

The FDA has approved the Optimizer Smart system, from Impulse Dynamics, for treating patients with chronic, moderate-to-severe heart failure who...

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Post-market study of Impella RP system reports survival rates in heart failure

Abiomed has announced survival data from the 18 month post-approval study of 42 Impella RP patients with heart failure. The...

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FDA accepts BLA for AR I0I to reduce the risk of anaphylaxis

Aimmune Therapeutics, Inc. announced that the Biologics License Application (BLA) for AR 101 has been accepted for review by the...

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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.

ESICM LIVES Highlights

ESICM LIVES Highlights

ESICM LIVES Congress 2018: Bringing you the latest news and insights from the 31st ESICM LIVES Congress, 20–24 October 2018 Paris, France.

Cardiovascular Metabolism Knowledge Centre

Cardiovascular Metabolism Knowledge Centre

The Cardiovascular Metabolism Knowledge Centre is an information hub providing expert insight into the management of hypertension and type 2 diabetes. This Knowledge Centre contains a wealth of scientific video content offering insights and opinion from some of the leading experts in the field.

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Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL)

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Guidelines

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.

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2018 ESC Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of syncope

The document aims to be patient-orientated and focused on therapy, and to reduce the risk of recurrence and the life-threatening consequences of syncope recurrence.

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Guidance document for prevention of Clostridium difficile infection in acute healthcare settings

This updated guideline provides a current review of the literature on interventions to control CDI in adult populations in acute healthcare settings and derives specific infection control recommendations.

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Journal articles

Andexanet Alfa for Reversing Factor Xa Inhibition.

One obstacle for the more widespread use of the DOACs in clinical practice has been the lack of a reversal agent. Most DOACs act by directly binding to and inhibiting the effects of factor Xa.

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Full Study Report of Andexanet Alfa for Bleeding Associated with Factor Xa Inhibitors.

Background: Andexanet alfa is a modified recombinant inactive form of human factor Xa developed for reversal of factor Xa inhibitors.

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Acute reversal of dabigatran with Idarucizumab for intravenous thrombolysis as acute stroke treatment.

Intravenous thrombolysis with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) for acute ischemic stroke (AIS) is contraindicated in patient taking either Factor Xa inhibitors or direct thrombin inhibitors.

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Clinical trials

Comparing Regional Anaesthesia to Systemic Analgesia to Decrease Post-Operative Delirium in Acute Hip Fracture Surgery (RASAPOD)

Post-operative delirium is common after hip fracture surgery and is associated with increased length of hospital stay, delayed recovery and...

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Comparison of Pre- and Post-discharge Initiation of LCZ696 Therapy in HFrEF Patients After an Acute Decompensation Event (TRANSITION)

To explore two modalities of treatment initiation (Pre-discharge, and Post-discharge) with LCZ696 in HFrEF patients following stabilization after an ADHF...

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ShenFu Injection for Myocardial Protection in Patients With Acute ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (SF-STEMI)

The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether perioperative use of Shenfu Injection could reduce myocardial injury (enzymatic infarct...

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Blog Posts

Alex Keen

ISICEM 2018 – The Sepsis Six and BUFALO

Posted 1 year ago

At nearly 30 million annual cases and 6 million deaths globally, sepsis is one of the world’s biggest killers. The Sepsis Six and BUFALO aim to speed up the time from sepsis diagnosis to effective treatment by using 6 simple steps, with the aim to improve outcomes across the globe. 

Laura Quittenden

What is AF or Atrial Fibrillation?

Posted 1 year ago

This week, from the 20th to the 26th November it is Global AF Awareness Week. Here we explore Atrial Fibrillation (also called AF or AFib), the most common heart rhythm disorder that can lead to stroke, blood clots, heart failure and other heart-related complications. Over 1 million people have been diagnosed with AF in the UK alone.  

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?

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Dermatological emergencies in children

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Emergencies in dermatology

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Breaking bad news: a how to do it guide

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