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Regular blood donations reduce BP in hypertensive patients: fact or urban legend?
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Regular blood donations reduce BP in hypertensive patients: fact or urban legend?

Cardiovascular benefits of regular whole blood donation needs to be revisited.

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Overlapping surgery can be safe and efficient

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Concerns voiced after first baby is born using pronuclear transfer

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  • Clinical Essentials from Minerva Anestesiol
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Hysterectomy: lidocaine plus dexmedetomidine yields multiple benefits

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  • Clinical Essentials from Clin Radiol
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Uterine artery embolization: oxycodone CR curbs post-op pain, morphine intake

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OECD report criticises pharmaceutical pricing strategies

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Chronic opioid therapy: how do patients get started?

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Fresh Brexit concerns for European doctors

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  • Clinical Essentials from Acta Anaesthesiol Scand
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Systematic review: cannabinoid medications fail to relieve acute pain

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Professional & Business

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Vaccines fast-tracked to prevent global epidemics

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Yorkshire CCGs place ban on expensive treatments

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Addenbrooke’s hospital comes out of special measures

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Forecasts suggest NHS will need extra £88bn by 2067

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BMA accuses PM of ‘scapegoating’ GPs for NHS crisis

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Half of women face red flag event during childbirth

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  • Clinical Essentials from Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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Overview of Cochrane reviews: physical activity may reduce chronic pain severity

The overall quality of evidence is low.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Clin Anesth
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Sleep questionnaire improved by body shape item

STOP-BANG has low specificity for detection of OSA.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Neurosurg Anesthesiol
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Neurosurgery: dexmedetomidine cuts postoperative pain, intraoperative and PACU opioid intake

Results of a meta-analysis.

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  • Clinical Essentials from BMJ
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Migraineurs more likely to suffer perioperative ischemic stroke

The effect was particularly strong among migraineurs with aura.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Sci Rep
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Patients with cancer pain have higher levels of anxiety, depression

More than 50% of patients with cancer fail to have adequate pain relief.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Pediatrics
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PICC lines needed on pneumonia discharge? Expert comment

Jonathan Temte, MD, PhD, comments on a recent trial on oral vs PICC antibiotics on hospital discharge for pediatric pneumonia.

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OECD critical of 'wasteful clinical care’ in new report
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OECD critical of 'wasteful clinical care’ in new report

According to the OECD, more than 10 per cent of hospital expenditure is spent on correcting preventable medical mistakes or infections.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Pain Physician
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Hydrocodone not ototoxic in patients with chronic pain

Data from two phase 3 trials.

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New guidelines for treating  A.Fib in patients taking anticoagulants
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New guidelines for treating A.Fib in patients taking anticoagulants

The ACC publishes new Expert Consensus Decision Pathway for Periprocedural Management of Anticoagulation in Patients With Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation.

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Doctors under-estimate the harm of treatments, screening and tests
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Doctors under-estimate the harm of treatments, screening and tests

Doctors often overestimate the benefits and underestimate the harms of test, treatments and screenings.

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  • Univadis Editorial - Dr Harry Brown
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The NHS in crisis-again

Signs of another predictable and much expected NHS crisis are evident

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Global action needed on suicide among health care workers, says Lancet editorial
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Global action needed on suicide among health care workers, says Lancet editorial

Experts say the rate of depressive disorders among health-care workers compared with the general population is “alarming”.

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Pain interventions: sham surgery yields large placebo effect

Results of a meta-analysis also suggest sham surgery is safe.

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Unilateral mastetomy: 38% of women still have pain at 3 y

Neuropathic component hypothesized, but not supported.

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