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Bariatric surgery may help obese patients with sexual dysfunction

Findings from 2 small meta-analyses.

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Manchester attack: visiting health workers among first to offer assistance

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High rate of severe critical events in paediatric anaesthesia across Europe

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Improvements for global health law trilogy

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Former Ethiopian health minister elected WHO Director-General

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Global crisis in surgical and anaesthesia workforce

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High-fibre diet reduces risk of symptomatic osteoarthritis

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  • Clinical Essentials from JACC Cardiovasc Imaging
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Consensus statement on reducing ionizing radiation in children with congenital and acquired heart disease

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New position may be the best way to prevent postdural puncture headache

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Study recommends use of ‘digital autopsies’

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Cannabis-based drug could help treat epilepsy in children

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Elderly care costs set for steep increase, say researchers

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GP numbers fall short of targets

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New GMC standards for postgrad training

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Testing platelet counts could speed up cancer diagnosis

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  • Clinical Essentials from Scand J Urol
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Open nephrectomy for RCC: spinal analgesia with clonidine shortens LOS

Randomized controlled shows benefit over epidural analgesia.

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European medical schools urged to adopt ‘One Health’ approach
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European medical schools urged to adopt ‘One Health’ approach

The approach recognises the connections between the health of humans and animals as well as their ecosystems.

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Bladder cancer: is robotic RC safe in the obese patient?

Novel study evaluates robotic radical cystectomy with intracorporeal diversion,

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg
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Readmission after TAVR doubles mortality risk

Readmission common, largely related to anemia, postoperative stroke, and length of stay.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Coll Cardiol
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TAVR for bicuspid AS works best with new-generation devices

First large study of TAVR for bicuspid AS shows similar outcomes with newer devices and slightly worse outcomes with early-generation valves.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Coll Cardiol
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Which patients with HF will benefit most from ICD implantation?

Combination of 2 risk models not only predicts which patients will live longer with an ICD, but also how much extra time the ICD could give them.

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OSA surgical success predicted by loop gain

The study is the first to show that nonanatomic characteristics can predict surgical success.

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  • Univadis Editorial - Dr Harry Brown
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Data –a hugely important topic

NHS should protect patient confidentiality and use it appropriately and legally with the full consent of all patients

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Almost a quarter of patients with mechanical heart valve experience device-related sleep disturbance
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Almost a quarter of patients with mechanical heart valve experience device-related sleep disturbance

Asking about valve noise and providing advice to those who need it may help improve the quality of life of many patients.

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Create a disclosure culture to curb medical errors
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Create a disclosure culture to curb medical errors

In the age of social media, there is real concern that any little slip-up can live on the internet for the rest of someone's career.

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EMA approves advanced therapy for knee cartilage defects
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EMA approves advanced therapy for knee cartilage defects

The novel third-generation transplant product uses autologous cultured cartilage cells transplanted arthroscopically into the patient's knee.

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Guidelines on stroke in children
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Guidelines on stroke in children

New guidelines on recognising and managing stroke in children have been launched by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and the Stroke Association...

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Chondroitin sulfate effective for knee pain
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Chondroitin sulfate effective for knee pain

Pharmaceutical grade chondroitin sulfate is as effective as the widely prescribed non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) celecoxib (Celebrex) for...

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CRC surgery: perioperative IV fluid restrictions boost outcomes

Reduced complications, hospital stay, better 5-y survival.

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