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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

  • 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

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NHS to track winter illness patterns

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New in Rheumatology

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Lupus
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Juvenile lupus: prevent cardiovascular disease through diet

Dietary intervention may lower cholesterol.

HCV infection tied to increased risk of fractures
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HCV infection tied to increased risk of fractures

Routine screening and early therapy for osteoporosis are recommended.

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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Arthritis: new COX-2 inhibitor no worse for gut than placebo

Meta-analysis compared it with placebo and other active drugs.

  • Clinical Summaries from J. Bone Miner. Res.
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Is vitamin D supplementation linked to increased risk for incident cardiac events?

Findings from UK Biobank cohort.

  • 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 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.

New therapy approved for severe axial spondyloarthritis
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New therapy approved for severe axial spondyloarthritis

Treatment option for patients refractory or intolerant to NSAIDs.

Phase 3 trial of stem cell-based cartilage regeneration therapy gets under way
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Phase 3 trial of stem cell-based cartilage regeneration therapy gets under way

The development could prove to be a cost-effective treatment for patients with athletic injuries and early stage degenerative joint diseases.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Respir Med
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RA patients often have trouble manipulating inhalers

The HandiHaler proved particularly troublesome in this study.

Lithuanian doctors take to the streets over working conditions
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Lithuanian doctors take to the streets over working conditions

The European Junior Doctors has expressed solidarity with Lithuanian doctors

  • Global Clinical Summaries from J Shoulder Elbow Surg
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Shoulder arthroplasty: multimodal analgesia reduces opioid consumption

This approach outperformed standard care.