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Results from UNTOUCHED study of EMBLEM defibrillator for prevention of sudden cardiac death.-Boston Scientific

Boston Scientific announced acute results from the UNTOUCHED study evaluating safety and efficacy of the EMBLEM Subcutaneous Implantable Defibrillator (S-ICD)...

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BC 3781 file with EU for community-acquired pneumonia

Nabriva Therapeutics announced that the Company’s marketing authorization application (MAA) for both the intravenous (IV) and oral formulations of BC...

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Tenecteplase enters phase III TIMELESS trial to treat acute ischemic stroke

Genentech recently initiated the Phase III TIMELESS trial to evaluate TNKase (tenecteplase) in people with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) when...

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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.

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.

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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Transplantation

Transplantation

See information on best practice in solid organ transplantation, and expert discussions on related hot topics.

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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.

Added 9 years ago

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

Do we still need cryoprecipitate? Cryoprecipitate and fibrinogen concentrate as treatments for major hemorrhage - how do they compare?

This paper examines the current practice and evidence regarding the role of different modes of fibrinogen replacement in major hemorrhage in 3 distinct clinical settings: trauma, obstetric hemorrhage, and gastrointestinal...

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Clinical effects of lentinan combined with budesonide inhalation in treating acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease under mechanical ventilation.

In the present study, the clinical efficacy of the immune modulator lentinan combined with inhalation of the corticosteroid budesonide in treating acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD)...

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Non-Vitamin K Oral Anticoagulants Associated Bleeding and Its Antidotes.

Oral anticoagulant-associated intracerebral hemorrhage (OAC-ICH) accounts for nearly 20% of all ICH. The number of patients with an indication for oral anticoagulant therapy (OAT) increases with increasing age.

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Clinical trials

Fibrinogen Concentrate in Isolated Traumatic Brain Injury

The purpose of this study is to try early injection of fibrinogen concentrate in severe isolated traumatic brain injury and investigation the effect of it on post bleeding and complications.

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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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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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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?

CME

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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