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Removing official pain measures will not alleviate the rising number of patients addicted to opioid drugs — a better way to determine pain is required.
How to plan and manage switching patients from a biologic to a biosimilar in inflammatory bowel disease, using the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust’s experience as an example.
Cardiovascular side effects of cancer treatmentsSubscription
Abstract The cardiovascular side effects of cancer treatments remain a challenge in oncologic care. Patients with cancer and cancer survivors have an increased risk of adverse cardiovascular outcomes, including left ventricular (LV) dysfunction, heart failure (HF) and acute coronary events. The treatments most frequently associated with cardiovascular side effects include anthracyclines, monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) targeting the HER2 pathway, and small molecule ...
Abstract Background: Local guidance, supported by the 2014 National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guideline CG180 for atrial fibrillation (AF), recommends that patients receiving inadequate anticoagulation with a vitamin K antagonist (VKA), including time in therapeutic range (TTR) of <65%, should be reassessed. These patients were identified by the anticoagulation monitoring service (AMS) and highlighted to GPs for review. ...
There are about 1.2 million people in England with a learning disability. A number of recent studies have ...
Talk about medicines week Subscription
We are writing to share with you our learning and experience on an annual patient and multidisciplinary education event.
I read with interest the letter from Charles Gore of The Hepatitis C Trust asking why NHS England is treating people living with hepatitis C as exceptional cases and has capped the access to medicines that can eradicate the infection in most cases.
Researchers have found a way to encapsulate insulin inside lipid molecules, making it orally available in tests on rats.
PZM21 is as effective as morphine but there is little or no observed respiratory depression or morphine-like reinforcing activity, researchers report.
There is no association between antipsychotic use in the first trimester and congenital malformations, study finds.
An observational study revealed that older women with cerebrovascular disease were at increased risk of dementia if they took calcium supplements
Diabetes drug not helpful for heart failure patients Subscription