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  • UK Professional News

General practice is not to blame for ED crisis

  • UK Professional News

Emotionally-demanding work and confrontational patients key stressors for GPs

  • UK Professional News

CQC suspends routine inspections in response to winter pressures

  • International Medical Press

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

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Sepsis: effectiveness of prolonged versus short-term infusion of antipseudomonal β-lactams
  • The Lancet Infectious Diseases
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Sepsis: effectiveness of prolonged versus short-term infusion of antipseudomonal β-lactams

Reports from systematic review and meta-analysis

  • Univadis
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ASCO-GI 2018 — Adding HIPEC to CRS boosts survival in gastric cancer PC

CYTO-CHIP shows improvement in median OS from 12.1 to 18.8 months.

  • Clinical Essentials from Urol Oncol.
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RC for bladder cancer: 30-day antibiotic course cuts UTI risk by 60%

AUA does not recommend prophylaxis beyond 24 hours.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Clin Infect Dis
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STDs: MG affects 1 in 5 young, high-risk women with asymptomatic BV

Testing for mycoplasma genitalium infection is warranted for young, sexually active women.

  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Obstet Gynecol
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Ovarian cancer: guideline adherence reduces referral time

Direct pelvic mass guidelines to primary care too.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Stroke.
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Regular dental care tied to 23% lower stroke risk

A paired cohort study of community-dwelling middle-aged and older adults.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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Cochrane review: patient reminders improve vaccination uptake

Data show up to 20% higher uptake among adults, adolescents and children.

EMA issues alert on Buccolam pre-filled oral syringes
  • Global Medical News
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EMA issues alert on Buccolam pre-filled oral syringes

The European Medicines Agency has received reports of a product defect related to Buccolam plastic pre-filled oral syringes.

Is memory training effective in patients with cognitive impairment?
  • Global Medical News
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Is memory training effective in patients with cognitive impairment?

To date, a paucity of well-designed trials has meant that there is no consensus on the efficacy of memory training in persons with mild cognitive impairment.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from JAMA Neurol
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New polygenic risk score predicts progression of Parkinson’s disease

Evaluation of a score based on 23 single-nucleotide polymorphisms.

Preterm delivery linked to adverse maternal cardiovascular health
  • UK Medical News
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Preterm delivery linked to adverse maternal cardiovascular health

2-fold rise in CHD mortality witnessed.

New data reveals improvements in cancer diagnosis across England
  • UK Medical News
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New data reveals improvements in cancer diagnosis across England

The ‘Routes to Diagnosis’ dataset was recently updated.

  • Clinical Summaries from Eur. J. Heart Fail.
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Do potassium levels affect ACEi/ARB uptitration in HF patients?

Post-hoc analysis of BIOSTAT-CHF study participants.

Antiviral therapy safe and efficacious in patients awaiting liver transplantation
  • Journal of Hepatology
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Antiviral therapy safe and efficacious in patients awaiting liver transplantation

Viral eradication allows delisting a quarter of treated patients awaiting liver transplantation