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IVF cuts defy national guidelines

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Meningitis vaccination plan for Hampshire schoolchildren

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NHS budget cuts leave sexual health services at ‘breaking point’

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Wales to adopt new regulations for blood donation

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NICE: GPs urged to create national autism register

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£1.3bn recruitment plan for mental health

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NHS bowel screening uptake increased 21% with reassuring reminders
  • UK Medical News
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NHS bowel screening uptake increased 21% with reassuring reminders

Participation in the screening programme is currently low, with about 40% of people attending appointments.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from MMWR Recomm Rep
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ACIP updates guidelines for Hep B vaccination

Recommendations support universal vaccination within 24 hours of birth.

  • Clinical Essentials from Gastroenterology
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Surgery to remove benign colorectal polyps on the rise

Guidelines recommend endoscopic resection.

  • Clinical Essentials from Clin. Gastroenterol. Hepatol
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HCV-1: LDV/SOF effective in treatment-experienced, cirrhotic patients

Data from HCV-TARGET.

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

A meta-analysis finds no clear answer.

Project ECHO is a cost-effective way for the diagnosis and treatment of HCV infection
  • Gastroenterology
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Project ECHO is a cost-effective way for the diagnosis and treatment of HCV infection

Project ECHO enables primary care providers to deliver best-practice care to underserved populations for complex conditions.

  • Clinical Essentials from J. Pediatr. Gastroenterol. Nutr.
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HCV: ESPGHAN issues recommendations for pediatric treatment

Peginterferon/ribavirin takes a back seat in this evidence-based approach.

  • 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 PLoS One
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Arthritis: new COX-2 inhibitor no worse for gut than placebo

Meta-analysis compared it with placebo and other active drugs.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Diabetes Ther
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Should HbA1c be used to diagnose diabetes in patients with cirrhosis?

Test may be unreliable in those with anemia.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Oncotarget
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HBV tied to lower odds of NAFLD in meta-analysis

The 5 observational studies involved over 8200 patients and 111K controls.

New ingestible sensor could be a powerful GI diagnostic tool
  • Global Medical News
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New ingestible sensor could be a powerful GI diagnostic tool

The capsule has successfully passed human trials, and the developers are now seeking to commercialise the technology.

  • Clinical Essentials from Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol
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HCV: PLR is a good indicator of fibrosis, insulin resistance

Routine laboratory data show utility.

  • Clinical Essentials from Gut
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Only stage III-IV gastritis poses neoplasia risk

Long-term study confirms the role of H pylori infection in gastric cancer risk.