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Kalydeco is FDA approved for use in cystic fibrosis patients ages 2 and older who have one of 23 residual function mutations in the CFTR gene.- Vertex Pharma

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated announced that the FDA has approved Kalydeco (ivacaftor) for use in people with cystic fibrosis (CF) ages...

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German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care suggests no additional benefit of Halaven (eribulin) in liposarcomas- Eisai

The German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) has published a report which suggests that on formal...

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Phase III data shows improvement in overall survival with Halaven (eribulin) vs dacarbazine in liposarcoma- Eisai

Halaven (eribulin), from Eisai, is an active agent against liposarcoma according to tumour subtype analyses of a Phase III trial...

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Hyperammonaemia

Hyperammonaemia can result in serious neurological damage or death. Could you recognise the signs and symptoms?

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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.

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An Official American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society Statement: Key Concepts and Advances in Pulmonary Rehabilitation

The purpose of this Statement is to update the 2006 document, including a new definition of pulmonary rehabilitation and highlighting...

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Stroke rehabilitation in adults

This guideline offers evidence-based advice on the care of adults and young people aged 16 years and older who have...

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Guidelines for perioperative care for pancreaticoduodenectomy: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS ) Society recommendations

Protocols for enhanced recovery provide comprehensive and evidence-based guidelines for best perioperative care. Protocol implementation may reduce complication rates and...

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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.

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Cost-effectiveness analysis of different systolic blood pressure targets for people with a history of stroke or transient ischaemic attack: Economic analysis of the PAST-BP study.

The PAST-BP trial found that using a lower systolic blood pressure target in a primary care population with prevalent cerebrovascular disease was associated with a small additional reduction in blood pressure.

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A comparative study for the treatment of simple bone cysts of the humerus: open curettage and bone grafting either without instrumentation or with intramedullary nailing.

Functional and radiographic outcomes, in addition to complication and reoperation rates of open curettage and grafting without instrumentation or with intramedullary nailing, in the treatment of simple bone cysts (SBCs) of the humerus were compared.

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Metrics Madness

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

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