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NHS Budget increase of £1.6bn ‘disappointing’

  • International Medical Press

GP numbers in England continue to fall

  • International Medical Press

Vitamin D for the prevention of RA

  • International Medical Press

Government to discuss ‘sustainable settlement’ for NHS

  • International Medical Press

NHS winter crisis set to be worse than predicted

  • International Medical Press

NICE approves ‘breakthrough’ breast cancer drugs

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Digital pills successfully monitor opioid use after injury
  • Global Medical News
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Digital pills successfully monitor opioid use after injury

The technology could prove valuable in spotting early trends of opioid tolerance and addiction.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Pain Manag Nurs
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For surgery pain, knowledge is power

Effect of patient education on pain and anxiety.

  • Univadis Editorial - Dr Harry Brown
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The recruitment crisis

Need for better recruitment and retention within the NHS

ECDC issues guidance on carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae
  • Global Medical News
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ECDC issues guidance on carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control guidance is intended to assist frontline staff in identifying potential carriers.

  • Clinical Essentials from PLoS One
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HCC: anatomic resection improves 5-year OS in meta-analysis

Data from over 10K patients show survival benefit vs nonanatomic resection.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from World J Gastroenterol
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Fecal calprotectin during IBD clinical remission predicts relapse

Higher levels also correlated with higher relapse risk.

Fructosamine may predict adverse outcomes in surgery patients
  • Global Medical News
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Fructosamine may predict adverse outcomes in surgery patients

Fructosamine can serve as an alternative to HbA1c in the setting of preoperative glycaemic assessment, say authors of a new study.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from JAMA Neurol
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Tiny unruptured intracranial aneurysms: analysis favors leaving them be

A comparative effectiveness analysis of 5 management strategies.

Pope tells doctors avoiding ‘overzealous’ treatment is not the same as euthanasia
  • Global Medical News
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Pope tells doctors avoiding ‘overzealous’ treatment is not the same as euthanasia

The Pope sent a detailed message to the World Medical Association’s European Congress on end of life questions.

  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA
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Rectal cancer resection: no advantage for robotic laparoscopy

ROLARR trial shows similar conversion rate vs conventional laparoscopy.

Necrotising pancreatitis: is endoscopic step-up approach better than surgical step-up approach?
  • The Lancet
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Necrotising pancreatitis: is endoscopic step-up approach better than surgical step-up approach?

Reports from a multicentre randomised trial

Transcatheter implant proves successful for heart failure with preserved ejection fraction
  • Global Medical News
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Transcatheter implant proves successful for heart failure with preserved ejection fraction

The study is the first randomised, sham-controlled trial to evaluate an interatrial shunt device in mid-range or preserved ejection fraction heart failure.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Gut
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UC: cumulative inflammatory burden predicts neoplasia risk

Most recent colonoscopy result, however, isn't a good predictor.

Routine access granted to 2 life-extending drugs for breast cancer
  • UK Medical News
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Routine access granted to 2 life-extending drugs for breast cancer

Approval came after price cuts and additional evidence on efficacy.