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Earlier successful extubation if sedation halted right after surgery

Results from the Strategy of Optimized Sedation­-Ventilation (SOS­Ventilation) study.

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  • Clinical Summaries from Pain Pract
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Low back pain: electrothermal therapy proves cost-effective

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Persistent pain affects 1 in 5 patients after lumbar surgery

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  • Global Medical News
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Doctor organisations support treaty for elimination of nuclear weapons

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WHO warns urgent action is needed to beat noncommunicable diseases

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  • Global Clinical Summaries from Int J Surg
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Reducing opioids after extremely painful surgery

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'Spin' is common in clinical research

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  • Univadis Editorial - Dr Harry Brown
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GPs making a stand

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EU launches new pan-European action plan on non-communicable diseases

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Professional & Business

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90% of GP surgeries rated good or outstanding by CQC

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NICE approves nivolumab for lung cancer

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Improve access to end of life care, says report

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Prioritize respiratory care services, urges BLF

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NHS workers campaign for 3.9% pay rise

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Health secretary announces new plans to tackle sepsis

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  • Global Clinical Summaries
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FDA: safe to prescribe benzodiazepines to patients treated for opioid addiction.

There are still many risks for their concomitant use.

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World Medical Association marks Medical Ethics Day
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World Medical Association marks Medical Ethics Day

The World Medical Association celebrated its 70th anniversary this week on Medical Ethics Day.

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  • Global Clinical Summaries from Anesth Analg
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Prolonging effects of caudal anesthesia in pediatric patients

Dexamethasone can lengthen the effects.

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  • Global Clinical Summaries from J Clin Anesth
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Managing labor pain while lowering epidural drug consumption

Can IV dexamethasone reduce the need for opioids?

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  • Global Clinical Summaries from Complement Ther Med
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Peaceful music has limited benefit on disturbed sleep

A randomized trial among 71 individuals with sleep disturbances.

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  • Global Clinical Summaries from J Crit Care
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Pneumonia: noninvasive vs invasive mechanical ventilation

Noninvasive carries marked survival advantage for 1 subset of patients.

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More consideration needed for pre-planned deaths
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More consideration needed for pre-planned deaths

Changing attitudes on the subject raises new questions for clinicians.

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  • Global Clinical Summaries from Medicine (Baltimore)
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Gabapentin can manage postop pain, nausea, and vomiting

This drug may succeed where opioids fail.

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Doctors call for increased supports for refugee health
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Doctors call for increased supports for refugee health

Doctors’ organisations have highlighted the plight of refugees.

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Advisory issued over syringe infusion pump
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Advisory issued over syringe infusion pump

The vulnerabilities could be exploited remotely by an attacker with high skill.

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Physicians for Human Rights warns of ‘nightmarish’ situation in Syria
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Physicians for Human Rights warns of ‘nightmarish’ situation in Syria

Traumatic injuries are only being treated to stop the bleeding, say the organisation.

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New global initiative aims to save 100 million lives
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New global initiative aims to save 100 million lives

The project is being funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Maintaining pain management while treating opioid-induced constipation

Results of a meta-analysis.

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Sustainable Development Goals: much progress needed to meet 2030 targets
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Sustainable Development Goals: much progress needed to meet 2030 targets

New projections show much progress is needed for many countries to meet the UN Sustainable Developments Goals.

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