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Complete Response Letter from FDA for Evenity (romosozumab) as a treatment for postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. - Amgen +UCB.

Amgen and UCB announced that the FDA has issued a Complete Response Letter for the Biologics License Application (BLA) for...

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NICE recommends Olumiant (baricitinib) to treat rheumatoid arthritis.- Eli Lilly

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in draft guidelines has recommended, JAK inhibitor, Olumiant (baricitinib) from Eli...

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EU approves Kevzara (sarilumab) in combination with methotrexate (MTX) for the treatment of moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis- Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals announced that the European Commission has granted marketing authorization for Kevzara (sarilumab) in combination with methotrexate...

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Guidelines

BSR and BHPR guideline on prescribing drugs in pregnancy and breastfeeding—Part II: analgesics and other drugs used in rheumatology practice

The objective of the guideline is to provide evidence-based recommendations, which do not imply a legal obligation, for clinicians to...

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BSR and BHPR guideline on prescribing drugs in pregnancy and breastfeeding—Part I: standard and biologic disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs and corticosteroids

The objective of the guideline is to provide evidence-based recommendations, which do not imply a legal obligation, for clinicians when...

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Spinal injury: assessment and initial management

This guideline covers the assessment and early management of spinal column and spinal cord injury in pre-hospital settings (including ambulance...

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Journal articles

Definitions of quality of life: what has happened and how to move on.

Quality of life (QOL) is an important outcome in spinal cord injury (SCI) rehabilitation, but it is unclear how to define and measure it.

Added 1 month ago

Lesinurad: A Review in Hyperuricaemia of Gout.

Lesinurad (Zurampic®) is an oral selective inhibitor of the URAT1 and OAT4 uric acid (UA) transporters of the kidney, via which it inhibits UA reabsorption and thus increases renal UA excretion and lowers serum UA (sUA) levels.

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Lesinurad: A significant advancement or just another addition to existing therapies of gout?

Gout is a metabolic disorder that usually presents as recurrent episodes of acute arthritis due to deposition of crystals in joints and cartilages. Despite the availability of several drugs for gout, its management is still less than adequate.

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Clinical trials

A Study to Evaluate the Efficacy of Somatropin in the Treatment of Patellar Tendinopathy

Patellar tendinopathy is one of the most frequent causes of non-traumatic knee pain and reduced function in patients. Standard treatment...

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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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Dose Optimization Study of Idelalisib in Follicular Lymphoma

This study will optimize the safety and efficacy of chronic administration of idelalisib in participants with follicular lymphoma (FL) and evaluate the overall safety profile of idelalisib...

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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?

CME

Physical impairments in symptomatic femoroacetabular impingement: a systematic review of the evidence

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Breaking bad news: a how to do it guide

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Pressure ulcers: assessment and management

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