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Guidance On Fluoridation Of Drinking Water October 2017 A letter has been published which encourages SHAs and PCTs to consider fluoridation to reduce inequalities in oral health. It covers the legislative framework, the requirement for PCTs to assess the... Read More →
Guidelines For Evaluating First Unprovoked Seizure In Adults October 2017 The American Academy of Neurology has issued a practice parameter for evaluating adults who present with apparently unprovoked first seizures.

The guidelines, which appear in the current... Read More →
Clinical Guidelines For The Use Of Intravenous Immunoglobulin October 2017 Recently issued clinical guidelines for the use of intravenous immunoglobulin provide guidance on appropriate use of immunoglobulin products and a framework for the promotion of evidence based... Read More →
Future Of Surgery To Take Place Close To Patients Homes October 2017 A report on the future of planned surgery, recommends that 80% of all surgery should be done locally with the remaining 20% of the more complex cases taking place at specialist centres where... Read More →
Endovascular treatment for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm October 2017 The abdominal aorta is the main artery supplying blood to the lower part of the body. An abnormal ballooning and weakening of the wall of the aorta (aortic aneurysm) particularly affects men as they... Read More →
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor use associates with apathy among depressed elderly October 2017 It has been reported over the past decade that the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI's) may be associated with the emergence of apathy. The authors hypothesised that depressed... Read More →
Identification of High-Risk Subgroups in very elderly ICU patients October 2017 Current prognostic models for ICU patients have not been specifically developed or validated in the very elderly. The aim of this study was to develop a prognostic model for ICU patients aged 80... Read More →
Demystifying Genomics October 2017 A booklet, Demystifying Genomics, explains the background, science and rationale behind research that has enabled scientists to determine the entire genetic makeup of organisms from bacteria to... Read More →
Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMS) in England September 2017 A document has been published which outlines the Department of Health's proposed methodology for identifying potential outliers in the national PROMs programme

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Guideline on Late Intrauterine Fetal Death and Stillbirth September 2017 The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) produce evidence-based guidelines as an aid to good clinical practice. The RCOG was the second organisation to achieve NHS Evidence... Read More →

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Clinical Trial Seek app January 2018 Clinical Trial Seek app is a NIH database of cancer clinical trials. One can search clinical trials in their geographic...
inPracticeŽ Oncology January 2018 inPracticeŽ Oncology is the only point-of-care clinical reference designed to meet the unique needs of specialists. Full...
Managing Head Injury January 2018 The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued an updated guideline on the early care of...
British HIV Association December 2017 The British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) and the British Infection Society (BIS) aim to increase the offer...
The Importance Of Children In Clinical Studies December 2017 From asthma and cancer treatments to vaccines, research in children saves lives and improves their health and well-being. A...
Supporting Paediatric Reconfiguration December 2017 A report published by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) Paediatricians in Medical Management...
Pandemic Influenza Surge Capacity And Prioritisation In Health Services December 2017 A document has been published which is designed to give guidance on managing the surge capacity needed to respond to an...
Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Risk Assessment December 2017 One of the main recommendations from the April 2007 expert working group report was that all hospitalised patients receive...
Safeguarding Children In Whom Illness Is Fabricated Or Induced November 2017 A review of how Safeguarding Children in Whom Illness is Fabricated or Induced (2002) report makes a number of proposals...
Cannabis Smoking And Periodontal Disease Among Young Adults November 2017 A prospective cohort study set out to determine whether cannabis smoking was a risk factor for periodontal disease among...
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