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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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New in Rheumatology

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Lupus
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Juvenile lupus: prevent cardiovascular disease through diet

Dietary intervention may lower cholesterol.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Mod Rheumatol
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Knee arthroplasty: beware blood loss risk in patients taking tocilizumab

The drug may lower fibrinogen levels.

Zinc deficiency may play a role in autoimmunity
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Zinc deficiency may play a role in autoimmunity

Meta-analysis of case-control studies.

HCV infection tied to increased risk of fractures
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HCV infection tied to increased risk of fractures

Routine screening and early therapy for osteoporosis are recommended.

  • 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.

Lupus: UK patients wait 7 years for diagnosis
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Lupus: UK patients wait 7 years for diagnosis

LUPUS UK presents the findings of a nationwide survey of individuals living with systemic lupus erythematosus.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Physiother Theory Pract
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Mobilization techniques improve pain and function in knee osteoarthritis

And they outperform electrotherapy.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Br J Sports Med
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Corticosteroids may be no better than local anesthetics for rotator cuff shoulder pain

CS injections are commonly prescribed as a nonsurgical intervention for RCRSP.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken)
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Lupus a common cause of cerebrovascular events

Physicians should be aware of the potential for stroke and transient ischemia in these patients.

New therapy approved for severe axial spondyloarthritis
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New therapy approved for severe axial spondyloarthritis

Treatment option for patients refractory or intolerant to NSAIDs.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Respir Med
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RA patients often have trouble manipulating inhalers

The HandiHaler proved particularly troublesome in this study.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from J Shoulder Elbow Surg
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Shoulder arthroplasty: multimodal analgesia reduces opioid consumption

This approach outperformed standard care.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Pain Med
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Before prescribing epidural steroid injections, consider osteoporosis risk

Meta-analysis suggests physicians should be cautious.

  • Clinical Summaries from Heart
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UK Biobank study links chronic inflammatory disorders and arterial stiffness

Addition of inflammatory disorder biomarkers to cardiovascular risk scores might improve predictive value.