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General practice is not to blame for ED crisis

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CQC suspends routine inspections in response to winter pressures

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NHS to save £136m by ‘curbing’ prescription costs

  • International Medical Press

Adopt new clinical assessment system, urges NHS

  • International Medical Press

GMC: medical profession at breaking point

  • International Medical Press

NHS to track winter illness patterns

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  • Global Clinical Summaries from J Am Board Fam Med
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Antidepressants and incident hypertension are not associated

Even antidepressants implicated in earlier studies showed no link.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Anesth Analg
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For better postoperative QoL, go with lidocaine or magnesium

Lidocaine has also been shown to reduce opioid consumption.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Colorectal Dis
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Uncomplicated diverticulitis: can we safely skip antibiotics?

A meta-analysis finds no clear answer.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from J Am Geriatr Soc
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UTI: confusion drives excessive antibiotic prescribing for the elderly

Antibiotics often used for asymptomatic bacteriuria in settings of new or worsening confusion.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Diabetes Care
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Severe hypoglycemia and cardiovascular risk interrelated in type 2 diabetes

Some patients may have a “frail phenotype.”

  • Global Clinical Summaries from PLoS One
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HPV: is it time to rethink screening in women over age 65?

Persistence of HPV, continued cervical cancer risk warrants regular screening despite guidelines.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol
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Herpes zoster rates higher in IBD patients, especially those taking thiopurines

A large Veterans’ Affairs study noted modestly elevated risk among unvaccinated patients.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Cephalalgia
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Migraine: anti-CGRP monoclonal antibody may progress to phase 3 trials

This may represent a new option for patients refractory to other treatments.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from J Intensive Care.
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Decompressive craniectomy for stroke: decision tree helps predict tracheostomy need

A retrospective cohort study of 168 patients.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from JAMA Cardiol
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Biomarkers distinguish HFrEF and HFpEF

Markers of myocyte loss and neurohormonal activation typify HFrEF.

Mediterranean diet may reduce risk of frailty
  • Global Medical News
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Mediterranean diet may reduce risk of frailty

An analysis of data from almost 6,000 older adults.

  • Clinical Summaries from J. Bone Miner. Res.
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Is vitamin D supplementation linked to increased risk for incident cardiac events?

Findings from UK Biobank cohort.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Spine
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Osteoporotic spinal fracture linked to higher pneumonia risk

A population-based study finds a 2-fold increased risk after thoracic fracture.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from J Fam Pract.
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CDC issues guidance on recent hep A outbreaks

5 large outbreaks involving more than 1600 cases reported since July 2016.