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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
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 tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), ...
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. However, up to 59.3% of patients received ...
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.