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New position may be the best way to prevent postdural puncture headache

Many medications are used to treat PDPH, but few are effective.

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Manchester attack: visiting health workers among first to offer assistance

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  • The Lancet Pneumology
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High rate of severe critical events in paediatric anaesthesia across Europe

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  • Clinical Essentials from Scand J Urol
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Open nephrectomy for RCC: spinal analgesia with clonidine shortens LOS

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  • Univadis Medical News
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European medical schools urged to adopt ‘One Health’ approach

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  • Clinical Essentials from Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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Cochrane review: limited evidence for morphine in chronic neuropathic pain

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  • Univadis Editorial - Dr Harry Brown
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Data –a hugely important topic

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Create a disclosure culture to curb medical errors

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Avoid these words when speaking to patients

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  • International Medical Press

Elderly care costs set for steep increase, say researchers

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GP numbers fall short of targets

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New GMC standards for postgrad training

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Testing platelet counts could speed up cancer diagnosis

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Proton beam therapy available in UK ‘within the next year’

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Judge criticizes government cuts to community pharmacy

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  • Clinical Essentials from BJU Int
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Bladder cancer: is robotic RC safe in the obese patient?

Novel study evaluates robotic radical cystectomy with intracorporeal diversion,

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  • Clinical Essentials from Pain Physician
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Low back pain: comorbidity with depression highly likely

Case-control study finds that depression with low back pain is often overlooked.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Biosci Rep
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Cancer pain: dezocine equal to morphine for pain relief, but safer

Results of a meta-analysis.

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Neurol
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Polyneuropathy: long-term opioid therapy fails to show functional benefit

Findings support new CDC guidelines.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Anesth Analg
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THA or TKA: parecoxib add-on reduces post-op delirium in elderly

Results of a randomized controlled trial.

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Patients at risk from errors in IV PCA | APS
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Patients at risk from errors in IV PCA | APS

Nearly 2000 unique medication errors occurred in opioid IV PCA in hospitals in 2005-2015.

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Patients of older doctors have higher inpatient mortality rates
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Patients of older doctors have higher inpatient mortality rates

But treating high volumes of patients seems to have a protective effect.

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Artificial Intelligence: can data help stop chronic conditions before they start?
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Artificial Intelligence: can data help stop chronic conditions before they start?

Details of a new project have been announced which aim to advance preventive healthcare.

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World Medical Association to host major conferences on physician assisted suicide
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World Medical Association to host major conferences on physician assisted suicide

The events are being used as a soundboard to help decide if the WMA should change its policy on euthanasia and physician assisted suicide.

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Almost half of deaths now have recorded cause
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Almost half of deaths now have recorded cause

While improvements have been made in collecting vital statistics, the World Health Organization says continued efforts are needed.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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Cochrane review: evidence too weak to support methadone for neuropathic pain

Only 3 studies met eligibility criteria.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Clin Diagn Res
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C-section delivery: ketamine/propofol is safe, effective for post-op pain

Results of a randomized controlled trial.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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Cochrane review: only weak evidence supports tramadol for cancer pain

Limited evidence from randomized controlled studies in adults, and none in children.

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Deprescribing medicines at end of life
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Deprescribing medicines at end of life

Almost half of older adults receive more than 10 prescription drugs in the last year of life.

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