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Low back pain: electrothermal therapy proves cost-effective

Intradiscal electrothermal therapy could offer a cost-effective alternative to lumbar fusion in patients with discogenic low back pain.

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  • JAMA Oncology
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Overall survival in GE adenocarcinoma: postoperative observation vs adjuvant chemotherapy

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Earlier successful extubation if sedation halted right after surgery

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  • UK Medical News
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ED admission avoidance strategies are working

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  • Clinical Summaries from BMJ Open
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Persistent pain affects 1 in 5 patients after lumbar surgery

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  • The Lancet Diabetology
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PASO consensus defines the outcomes of adrenalectomy for unilateral primary aldosteronism

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  • Global Clinical Summaries from Int J Surg
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Reducing opioids after extremely painful surgery

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  • The Lancet
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Resistant hypertension: Is endovascular passive baroreflex amplification safe and effective?

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  • Global Clinical Summaries from Medicine (Baltimore)
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Gabapentin can manage postop pain, nausea, and vomiting

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Professional & Business

  • International Medical Press

90% of GP surgeries rated good or outstanding by CQC

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NICE approves nivolumab for lung cancer

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Improve access to end of life care, says report

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Prioritize respiratory care services, urges BLF

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NHS workers campaign for 3.9% pay rise

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Health secretary announces new plans to tackle sepsis

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Doctor organisations support treaty for elimination of nuclear weapons
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Doctor organisations support treaty for elimination of nuclear weapons

The treaty, which was adopted by the United Nations in July 2017, opened for signatures on Wednesday, September 20.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Clin Oncol
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Prostate cancer: comorbidity does not raise cancer-specific mortality

Data from a large observational study.

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WHO warns urgent action is needed to beat noncommunicable diseases
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WHO warns urgent action is needed to beat noncommunicable diseases

The World Health Organisation has published a new progress monitor on noncommunicable diseases.

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  • Global Clinical Summaries
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FDA: safe to prescribe benzodiazepines to patients treated for opioid addiction.

There are still many risks for their concomitant use.

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  • Global Clinical Summaries from Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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IBD and colon cancer surveillance: Cochrane IBD Group

Observational studies suggest a benefit.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Clin Rehabil
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Breast cancer: myofascial therapy helps post-treatment arm pain

Randomized controlled trial evaluates add-on to standard physical therapy.

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  • Global Clinical Summaries from JAMA
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Prolonged antibiotic prophylaxis after CD may reduce risk for SSI in obese women

Oral cephalexin and metronidazole for 48 h may reduce the risks in women with ROM.

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  • Global Clinical Summaries from JAMA Neurol
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Pioglitazone after stroke: benefit may be greater for high-risk patients

A secondary analysis of the IRIS trial.

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  • Univadis Editorial - Dr Harry Brown
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GPs making a stand

GP shortage affects healthcare services

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EU launches new pan-European action plan on non-communicable diseases
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EU launches new pan-European action plan on non-communicable diseases

The project will include field-testing new care models in Lithuania, Italy and Spain.

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World Medical Association marks Medical Ethics Day
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World Medical Association marks Medical Ethics Day

The World Medical Association celebrated its 70th anniversary this week on Medical Ethics Day.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Br J Surg
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Laparoscopic Whipple shows benefit over open surgery

First randomized trial reveals similar outcomes with a far shorter hospital stay.

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Kidney Disease: Monthly Essentials September 2017
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Kidney Disease: Monthly Essentials September 2017

Intensive BP reduction benefit in CKD | Promising cancer drug in ADPKD | PCI or CABG after renal transplant? | CKD risk increase with HCV.

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  • Global Clinical Summaries from Colorectal Dis
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Crohn’s disease: pre- and post-op factors affecting 30-d hemicolectomy success

A report from the European Society of Coloproctology.

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