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Does BP self-monitoring help in hypertension?

Results of a meta-analysis.

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Montelukast linked with neuropsychiatric side effects

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Are antidepressants effective for depression in schizophrenia?

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The smoking gun in atherosclerosis– LDL or immune cells? – Plenary lecture at EAS 2017 in Prague

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Beta-blockers unnecessary after myocardial infarction

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  • Clinical Summaries from Diabetes Metab.
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Metabolic phenotype linked to CAD risk irrespective of glucose tolerance status

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  • Clinical Summaries from Int J Cardiol
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Statin reduces mortality risk in Afib

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  • Clinical Summaries from J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis
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Urinary incontinence and IUCs predict death in stroke patients

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Quality standard for end of life care in paediatric patients

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Professional & Business

  • International Medical Press

90% of GP surgeries rated good or outstanding by CQC

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NICE approves nivolumab for lung cancer

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Improve access to end of life care, says report

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Prioritize respiratory care services, urges BLF

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NHS workers campaign for 3.9% pay rise

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Health secretary announces new plans to tackle sepsis

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Overall survival in GE adenocarcinoma: postoperative observation vs adjuvant chemotherapy
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Overall survival in GE adenocarcinoma: postoperative observation vs adjuvant chemotherapy

Propensity scores were matched between adjuvant chemotherapy and POB groups

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Higher burden of chronic health conditions among childhood cancer survivors
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Higher burden of chronic health conditions among childhood cancer survivors

Findings from the St Jude Lifetime Cohort Study (SJLIFE)

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Lung and stomach cancer are the top cancer killers in England
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Lung and stomach cancer are the top cancer killers in England

Even though survival has increased in recent years, the effect of cancer on life expectancy varies across socio-economic groups.

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  • Clinical Summaries from Br J Cancer
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Does smoking cessation after diagnosis improve survival in patients with cancer?

The benefits of smoking cessation varied across different cancers.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Clin Oncol
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Prostate cancer: comorbidity does not raise cancer-specific mortality

Data from a large observational study.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Natl Cancer Inst
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Breast cancer: extended AI therapy tied to CV events, bone fractures

Meta-analysis suggests need for greater surveillance if AI therapy is extended past 5 y.

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Pain and Opioid Abuse: Monthly Essentials September 2017
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Pain and Opioid Abuse: Monthly Essentials September 2017

TMS in migraine | Ibuprofen lozenge for sore throats | Reducing nipple pain in breastfeeding.

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Ghrelin linked to cognitive impairment in elderly with T2D | EASD
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Ghrelin linked to cognitive impairment in elderly with T2D | EASD

Serum ghrelin was significantly lower in patients with MCI

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Simple clinical test can reveal underlying obstructive sleep apnea | EASD
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Simple clinical test can reveal underlying obstructive sleep apnea | EASD

Analysis of cardiorespiratory reflex imbalance can show the post-effects of transient relief of subclinical hypoxia.

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Young adult women less likely to receive diabetes prevention efforts

Waiting until pregnancy to deliver lifestyle interventions may be “too little, too late.”

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Epilepsy: watch out for bone mineral loss in children

Antiepileptic drugs may take their toll on bones.

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Synthetic DMARDS may explain the link between RA and dementia

RA is known to be associated with dementia.

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  • Global Clinical Summaries from J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich)
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How often should teens and adolescents with hypertension have follow-up visits?

This group has the worst hypertension control rates.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Natl Cancer Inst
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Lung cancer: the higher the B6 and folate, the lower the risk

Despite possible confounders, study finds 20% decreased risk with higher vitamin B6 and folate.

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