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Study suggests Reminyl XL/Razadyne (galantamine hydrobromide) provides benefits in metabolic syndrome- Janssen Pharma

Alzheimer's medication Reminyl XL/Razadyne (galantamine hydrobromide) from Janssen Pharma, appears to slash inflammation and insulin resistance in patients with metabolic...

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Alzheon, Inc makes presentation of data from three studies of ALZ 801, a proposed treatment for Alzheimers Disease at the AAIC meeting.

Alzheon, Inc.,announced data from the company’s three presentations at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) held in London on July...

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Phase III trial of Shingrix vaccine meets primary endpoint in shingles- GlaxoSmithKline

GlaxoSmithKline will be presenting new results from a clinical study showing that its candidate vaccine for the prevention of herpes...

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Learning Zones

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.

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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Hypogonadism

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

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Prostate Cancer

How can you balance the harmful effects of treatment with control of prostate cancer growth in otherwise healthy patients?

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Guidelines

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...

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Care of dying adults in the last days of life

This guideline covers the clinical care of adults (18 years and over) who are dying during the last 2 to...

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European Stroke Organisation (ESO) guidelines for the management of temperature in patients with acute ischemic stroke

Hyperthermia is a frequent complication in up to 50% of patients with acute ischemic stroke, and it was shown to...

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Journal articles

Repetitive use of levosimendan in advanced heart failure: need for stronger evidence in a field in dire need of a useful therapy

Patients in the latest stages of heart failure are severely compromised, with poor quality of life and frequent hospitalizations.

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Effect of small-dose levosimendan on mortality rate and organ functions in Chinese elderly patients with sepsis

As a primary cause of death not only in Western countries but also in the People's Republic of China, sepsis is diagnosed as abnormal organ functions as a result of a disordered response to a severe infection.

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Effects of levosimendan on patients with heart failure complicating acute coronary syndrome: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

The prognosis for patients with heart failure (HF), including cardiogenic shock (CS), complicating acute coronary syndrome (ACS) remains poor.

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Clinical trials

Levosimendan Compassionate Use in Pediatric Patients With Advanced Decompensated Heart Failure

Open label study of levosimendan; planned comparison for effectiveness and safety to historic matched case controls from...

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Prove of Concept Study, to Evaluate the Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of IBEROGAST in the Treatment of Bowel Troubles in Patients With Parkinson's Disease (PHYTOPARK)

The main objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of STW5 Iberogast, over a 28-day period, for the...

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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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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?

Vincent de Luise

The End of Sight at the End of Life

Posted 1 year ago

I presented this talk, "The End of Sight at the End of Life," on  4/4/2013 at a Harvard University  "Think Tank" on Health and Aging. The two-day conference, held at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts, brought together prominent scholars from the Harvard School of Public Health as well as global experts in economics, health care policy and longevity, for a fascinating and thought-provoking colloquium on the demographics and consequences of aging in all societies.

Bob Bury

Legalised killing – leave doctors out of it.

Posted 3 years ago

Would you trust a doctor to decide if you are an appropriate subject for assisted dying? I wouldn't, neither should you, and my colleagues who are not fortunate enough to be retired will be crazy if they allow themselves to be dragged into the process. Proponents of legislative change should man up and face the implications of their proposals, without hiding behind the medical profession.

CME

What's new in chronic heart failure

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Older lady with uncontrolled COPD

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Step by step: A guide to diagnosing heart failure

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