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General practice is not to blame for ED crisis

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CQC suspends routine inspections in response to winter pressures

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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 Lancet Respir Med
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COPD: GOLD 2017 no better than earlier versions for predicting mortality

But combining spirometry with symptom and exacerbation data was predictive.

BRCA does not affect survival in young women with breast cancer
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BRCA does not affect survival in young women with breast cancer

Additional surgery can be safely delayed in women with triple-negative breast cancer and BRCA mutation.

Palliative medicine: does end-of-life assisted hydration extend survival?
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Palliative medicine: does end-of-life assisted hydration extend survival?

This is the first randomised controlled trial to investigate the routine use of clinically assisted hydration in cancer patients at the end-of-life.

Periodontitis should be regarded as a “signpost” condition, warns EFP
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Periodontitis should be regarded as a “signpost” condition, warns EFP

The European Federation of Periodontology has published new recommendations for non-dental healthcare professionals.

WHO launches online course for clinicians on antibiotic prescribing
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WHO launches online course for clinicians on antibiotic prescribing

The launch of the course comes at a time when concerns continue to mount about antimicrobial resistance.

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Antidepressants and incident hypertension are not associated

Even antidepressants implicated in earlier studies showed no link.

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.

New guidance on breast milk sharing
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New guidance on breast milk sharing

The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine has published new guidance for healthcare professionals on the increasingly common practice.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from JAMA Pediatr
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School-based telemedicine for pediatric asthma

More symptom-free days, fewer ED visits in a randomized clinical trial.

  • 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 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 Eur J Epidemiol
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What’s the best diet for glycemic control in type 2 diabetes?

Mediterranean diet comes out on top.

  • Clinical Summaries from J Am Heart Assoc
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Do hypertensive disorders of pregnancy influence cardiometabolic health of offspring?

Findings from a Finnish observational study.

Probiotics or prebiotics may not improve pregnancy outcomes
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Probiotics or prebiotics may not improve pregnancy outcomes

Meta-analysis of RCTs.