Impetigo: draft NICE and PHE guidelines on antimicrobial prescribing
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Impetigo: draft NICE and PHE guidelines on antimicrobial prescribing

New draft guidance recommends topical antiseptic over topical antibiotic as first-line treatment.

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Statins tied to reduced mortality in compensated liver disease

Use of guideline-indicated statins remains sub-optimal in this population.

  • UK Clinical Digest from Diabetologia
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Canagliflozin and fracture risk in type 2 diabetes

Results from the CANVAS Program.

  • International Clinical Digest from JAMA Psychiatry
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Adolescent hypomania, ADHD share genetic risk factors

Genetic overlap greater with hyperactivity-impulsivity than inattention.

Patients with COPD may benefit from breathing-focused yoga
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Patients with COPD may benefit from breathing-focused yoga

Meta-analysis of 11 randomised controlled trials.

2018 mortality statistics for England and Wales
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2018 mortality statistics for England and Wales

There was a 1.6 per cent rise in total deaths in 2018.

  • International Clinical Digest from Am J Kidney Dis
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CKD: risk for kidney failure is 50% higher in elderly men vs women

Association may be mediated by proteinuria.

  • International Clinical Digest from JGH Open
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Ultrasound predicts constipation treatment response

Imaging reduces trial and error, adverse effects.

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Obesity-related cancers show ominous shift to younger age groups

Findings urge call to action on obesity prevention among younger patients.

  • UK Clinical Digest from Respirology
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Obstructive sleep apnoea: bilevel effective as second-line therapy in patients failing CPAP

Bilevel positive airway pressure has the potential to improve treatment adherence.

  • Univadis Clinical Summaries from JAMA Netw Open
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Melanoma: dual BRAF/MEK inhibition tied to greater cardiovascular risk

Meta-analysis shows higher risk vs BRAF inhibitors alone.

Third new TB drug approved in over half a century
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Third new TB drug approved in over half a century

But it's not time to celebrate yet, says Médecins Sans Frontières.

Early-career female GPs face individual and systemic challenges
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Early-career female GPs face individual and systemic challenges

Paper highlights individual and systemic challenges specific to female family physicians in their first five years of practice.

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3D mammogram shows advantage across breast density, age groups

Population-based study of 24,000 Norwegian women.

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