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General practice is not to blame for ED crisis

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NHS to save £136m by ‘curbing’ prescription costs

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Adopt new clinical assessment system, urges NHS

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GMC: medical profession at breaking point

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NHS to track winter illness patterns

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  • Global Clinical Summaries from AJNR Am J Neuroradiol
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Migraine: cerebellar hypoperfusion not associated with cerebellar infarction

It may not be the mechanism that leads to ischemic events in migraineurs.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Anesth Analg
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For better postoperative QoL, go with lidocaine or magnesium

Lidocaine has also been shown to reduce opioid consumption.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Cephalalgia
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Migraine: anti-CGRP monoclonal antibody may progress to phase 3 trials

This may represent a new option for patients refractory to other treatments.

Language is powerful when expressing diagnostic uncertainty
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Language is powerful when expressing diagnostic uncertainty

Parents of paediatric patients may react more negatively to doctors who communicate uncertainty of diagnosis explicitly.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from PLoS ONE
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Autoimmune neurologic disease: long-term rituximab is well tolerated

A retrospective study of patients given at least 3 years of uninterrupted rituximab therapy.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Diabetes Care
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Severe hypoglycemia and cardiovascular risk interrelated in type 2 diabetes

Some patients may have a “frail phenotype.”

  • Global Clinical Summaries from J Intensive Care.
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Decompressive craniectomy for stroke: decision tree helps predict tracheostomy need

A retrospective cohort study of 168 patients.

EU to invest €21 million in neurodegenerative disease research
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EU to invest €21 million in neurodegenerative disease research

EU Joint Programme on Neurodegenerative Disease Research is inviting funding proposals from 20 participating countries.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis
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Acute ischemic stroke: low-dose tPA is effective, safer

A meta-analysis of 12 studies among more than 7600 patients.

  • 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.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from JAMA
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One operation, one anesthesiologist: handover of care carries risk

Study confirms that handing over care during surgery may lead to patient harm.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from JAMA
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Alzheimer’s disease: idalopirdine falls short as adjunct to cholinesterase inhibitors

An analysis of data from 3 RCTs among 2525 patients.