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CQC suspends routine inspections in response to winter pressures

  • International Medical Press

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

  • International Medical Press

NHS to track winter illness patterns

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GMC to cut registration fees for doctors

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Oncol
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HER2− breast cancer: nab-paclitaxel, paclitaxel yield similar pCR

Phase 3 ETNA trial finds that patients with TNBC fare best.

  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet Haematol
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Lower-risk MDS: sotatercept delivers efficacy where ESAs fail

Treatment with sotatercept was well tolerated.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from J Am Board Fam Med
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Antidepressants and incident hypertension are not associated

Even antidepressants implicated in earlier studies showed no link.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Diabetes Obes Metab
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Faster aspart improves glycemic control in type 1 diabetes

Formulation targets postprandial glucose levels.

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.

  • Clinical Essentials from Eur J Cancer
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Early breast cancer: feeling old, depression predict AI nonadherence

Arthralgias are being viewed as a sign of aging rather than an indication of efficacy.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Colorectal Dis
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Uncomplicated diverticulitis: can we safely skip antibiotics?

A meta-analysis finds no clear answer.

Lipids and CAD: Monthly Essentials January 2018
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Lipids and CAD: Monthly Essentials January 2018

Comparison of different statin guidelines | Vegan diet lowers cardiovascular risk.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from PLoS One
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Acute otitis media rates drop after widespread influenza vaccination

Almost 33% fewer cases among toddlers vs prevaccination era.

  • Clinical Essentials from Br J Haematol
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Primary PCL: study identifies independent predictors of survival

Best outcomes seen with ASCT and novel therapies.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Diabetol Metab Syndr
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Incretin therapy may benefit patients with diabetes and STEMI

Incretin users had significantly fewer cardiovascular events.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from BJOG
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Antibiotic safety during pregnancy: no evidence that quinolones are harmful

​​​​​​​Availability of evidence of the safety of quinolones during pregnancy is limited.

  • Clinical Essentials from Oncoimmunology
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Metastatic melanoma: anti-ipilimumab antibodies tied to worse OS

A small study on the relevance of antidrug antibodies.