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Obstetric anaesthesia link to cardiac arrest
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Obstetric anaesthesia link to cardiac arrest

Nearly a quarter of cardiac arrests occurring in pregnancy are caused by complications of obstetric anaesthesia, a prospective study of UK data has shown.1

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Are there age-related changes in pain sensitivity?

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New ACP guideline: begin with drug-free approach to low back pain

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong)
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TKA: local infiltration analgesia cuts post-op pain, but not LOS

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  • Univadis Editorial - Dr Harry Brown
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Rating your doctor

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Rare disease alliance calls for minimum 3-fold increase in annual drug approvals

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European Medicines Agency broadens public access to drug data

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Female life expectancy could exceed 90 years by 2030

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European Commission warns of health risks with UV-C hospital equipment sterilisation process

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Professional & Business

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Wait for surgery is too long, says Royal College

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Children’s daily sugar intake equivalent to 20 chocolate chip biscuits

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30% of neonatal unit admissions may be unnecessary

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BMA survey: 42% of European GPs may leave UK

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Rise in A&E referrals from NHS 111 service

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One-off screening test cuts bowel cancer risk by third, study shows

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Pain Res
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High prevalence of benzodiazepine use reported in chronic pain

Coadministration of opioids with benzodiazepine places patients at risk for multiple adverse events.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Neurology
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Long sleep duration tied to dementia

Prolonged sleep duration may be useful in identifying patients at risk of progressing to dementia.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Pain Physician
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Chronic pain: urine drug testing may promote patient compliance with opioid therapy

Overdose deaths from prescription opioids are greater than those from cocaine and heroin combined.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Pain Physician
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ASIPP: new opioid guidelines for chronic noncancer pain

The American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians has issued updated opioid prescribing guidelines.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Cardiol
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Which aortic valve replacement procedure is better for diabetes patients?

Study compares transcatheter with surgical aortic valve replacement procedures.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Sleep Res
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Sleep duration tied to fall risk

The authors are aware of no previous quantitative assessments of the effect of sleep on risk of falling.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Am Thorac Soc
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Does ICU admission improve outcomes in COPD, HF, or acute MI?

Findings indicate that ICU may be overused for marginal patients.

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Anxiety and depression increase risk of surgical wound complications
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Anxiety and depression increase risk of surgical wound complications

Experts suggest psychological health should be assessed before surgery.

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ICU not always best for COPD, heart failure or MI patients
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ICU not always best for COPD, heart failure or MI patients

Unless a patient is clearly critically ill, admission to ICU shows no benefit over admission to general wards.

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  • Clinical Essentials from N Engl J Med
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Physician opioid prescribing habits linked to risk for long-term patient use

ER patients treated by the most frequent prescribers are 30% more likely to become long-term users.

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  • Clinical Essentials from BMC Geriatr
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Patients with dementia less likely to receive opioid analgesics after hip/pelvic fracture

Results of a systematic review.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Int J Surg
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TKA: peri-articular liposomal bupivacaine tops standard formulation for post-op pain

Results of a meta-analysis.

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Air pollution contributes to 4.2 million deaths annually
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Air pollution contributes to 4.2 million deaths annually

92 per cent of the world’s population lives in areas with unhealthy air, according to a new report.

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  • Univadis Editorial - Dr Harry Brown
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Another contract

BMA announced its annual GP contract changes for 2017/18 in England

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