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Inside Health 25/7/17 – PPIs

Good overview  Time line summary  NICE guidance  and here  current UK prescribing  study US veterans study  WHO essential medicines http://www.who.int/medicines/publications/essentialmedicines/20th_EML2017.pdf?ua=1 surgery for peptic ulcers massively reduced – probably at least in part due to PPIs https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15460842 JAMA mortality study   

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RCGP Council 24/6/17

1) COI and relationship council to trustee board I asked that published literature makes clear that Trustee Board (who are reviewing sponsorship guidance) must report to Council. 2) 5YFW evidence based nonsense On discussion of the 5 year forward view, I was most concerned that: there 5 Year Forward View seems to be still regarded […]

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Inside Health 7/3/17

Aspirin and here   CRP point of care testing https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg191/chapter/1-Recommendations based on trial published BMJ http://bmjopenrespres.bmj.com/content/2/1/e000086 and (3) the evidence from systematic reviews and other studies suggests little, if any, benefit is achieved from the prescription of antibiotics, except in elderly patients at high risk of pneumonia. 2005 – said CRP not good enough test – […]

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Inside Health 28/2/17

8 GLASSES OF WATER 8 glasses of water a day 1945, US Food and Nutrition Board recommended 2.5 litres water a day. Qualified this by saying that it’s mostly contained within foods water company advertised “Healthcare professionals should be encouraged to talk with patients about the calorific content of SSBs [sugar sweetened beverages] when discussing […]

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RCGP council meeting 25/2/16

RCGP sponsorship policy: The Trustee Board have decided to review this after concerns were brought my myself and others to Council about sponsorship of conference and education. I’m concerned that because the Trustee Board are also responsible for finances it will be difficult to disentangle the two responsibilities. While the Trustee Board are also responsible […]

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Inside Health 21/2/16

PTSD after heart attack  We found that a considerable proportion of patients with acute coronary syndromes develop elevated PTSD symptoms, and elevated intrusion symptoms in particular. Further, our results confirm and extend prior findings of an association between post-ACS PTSD symptoms and increased risk of recurrent MACE/ACM.anxiety as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease …The findings […]

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Inside Health 31/1/17

Hernia repair and outcomes  and in Bristol  original RCTs – note how many people didn’t take part overview from NZ    other papers of note [PDF]Systematic review of the clinical effectiveness and cost … – NICE https://www.nice.org.uk/…/assessment-report-laparoscopic-surgery-for-inguinal-hernia-r. http://bmcmedicine.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1741-7015-11-37 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4188283/   http://jaoa.org/article.aspx?articleid=2094279 Procedures for managing individual funding requests http://basildonandbrentwoodccg.nhs.uk/about-us/board-meetings-papers/2014-archive/june-2014/729-item-04-1b-service-restriction-policy-for-board-approval-050614/file

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