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IVF cuts defy national guidelines

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Meningitis vaccination plan for Hampshire schoolchildren

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NHS budget cuts leave sexual health services at ‘breaking point’

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Wales to adopt new regulations for blood donation

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NICE: GPs urged to create national autism register

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£1.3bn recruitment plan for mental health

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New in Pain

  • 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 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 J Shoulder Elbow Surg
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Shoulder arthroplasty: multimodal analgesia reduces opioid consumption

This approach outperformed standard care.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Pain Med
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Before prescribing epidural steroid injections, consider osteoporosis risk

Meta-analysis suggests physicians should be cautious.

  • Clinical Essentials from Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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Advanced prostate cancer: bisphosphonates have no clear benefit

Meta-analysis of 18 studies.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Clin Otolaryngol
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Oral spray improves pain in tonsillectomy patients

Data so far have been mixed on oral sprays and mouthwashes for these patients.

Joint and Bone Disease: Monthly Essentials December 2017
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Joint and Bone Disease: Monthly Essentials December 2017

FDA urges flavocoxid discontinuation | Cochrane review of bisphosphonates in Paget's | Tocilizumab safe, effective for RA.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from J Am Med Dir Assoc
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Hip fracture: opioids reduce mortality in nursing home residents

Opioid use also slowed functional decline.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from J Am Geriatr Soc
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Analgesic prescribing on the rise in long-term care facilities

Meta-analysis suggests prescribing rates have increased in countries around the world.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Neuroscience
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New study adds evidence for neurostimulation for low back pain

Second study in 2 days finds positive results.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Neuromodulation
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Neurostimulation protocol improves back pain from mechanical stress

Results of a prospective study.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from JAMA Surg
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Common analgesic adjuvant can reduce opioid use

Though a meta-analysis suggests it may not reduce morphine use in shorter term.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from JAMA Surg
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Many surgery patients go home with unnecessary opioids

This represents an area where physicians can improve opioid prescriptions.