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Ministers scrap data collection on NHS staff assaults

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Overseas visitors policy threat to all, say experts

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Prioritize child health in policy-making, says RCPCH

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GP referrals reduce diabetes risk in third of patients

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England to ban ‘supersized’ chocolate bars in hospitals

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DH announces state-backed indemnity scheme for GPs

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  • Global Clinical Summaries from Diabetes Care
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New guidelines address use of language in diabetes encounters

Clinician word choice in speaking with patients can influence outcomes.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from PLoS ONE
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This behavioral treatment could prevent opioid overdose

Results of a pilot study.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from JAMA Psychiatry
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Opioid medication treatment: extended release naltrexone beats Suboxone in open-label study

An ER drug should theoretically prevent dependence.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from N Engl J Med
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Dual therapy with dabigatran for post-PCI Afib bests triple therapy with warfarin

Lower bleeding risk, similar thrombotic event risk tips balance toward dual therapy.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from J Am Heart Assoc
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Early follow-up linked to post-AMI statin adherence

Collaborative team care can ensure patients benefit from treatment.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Neurology
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Stroke risk falls with magnitude of reduction in homocysteine levels

A post hoc analysis of nearly 17,000 participants in a stroke prevention trial.

Neurological Disorders: Monthly Essentials October 2017
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Neurological Disorders: Monthly Essentials October 2017

Hypothermia for TBI? | Antidiabetics and dementia risk | Individualizing PML risk assessment in MS | No benefit with O2 supplementation in stroke.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Int J Clin Pract
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Exenatide linked to improved glycemia in poorly controlled type 2 diabetes

Exenatide also promotes weight loss and may reduce blood pressure.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from JAMA Neurol
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Biomarker models predict conversion from MCI to Alzheimer’s disease

A longitudinal cohort study of 525 patients with MCI in the Netherlands.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Heart Rhythm
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MRI risk looks low with legacy pacemakers, abandoned leads

No myocardial damage detected based on biomarker measures.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from International Journal of COPD
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Beta-blockers are underprescribed in COPD

Yet they have a good safety profile and beneficial effect.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from PLoS ONE
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Coordinated care models promising in opioid use disorder

Systematic review finds patterns in treatment that work.

Charging overseas visitors for hospital care is dangerous - BMJ
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Charging overseas visitors for hospital care is dangerous - BMJ

From 23 October 2017, patients who are unable to establish their entitlement to free care, will be charged upfront for treatment.

Warning over growing numbers of patients with neurological disorders
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Warning over growing numbers of patients with neurological disorders

The burden of neurological disorders is discussed in a Global Burden of Disease (GBD) international project published in The Lancet Neurology.