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Goserelin reduces ovarian failure associated with breast cancer chemotherapy, study shows

Treating women with the gonadotrophin releasing hormone agonist goserelin during chemotherapy for breast cancer significantly reduced the subsequent risk of ovarian failure and improved fertility, an international randomised trial reported in the New England Journal of Medicine has shown.1  
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over 4 years ago
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WHAT IS DENTAL ONCOLOGY? — Something to Sink Your Teeth Into

Dental Oncology is an area of dentistry focusing on the dental and oral manifestations of chemotherapy, radiation therap…  
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over 4 years ago
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Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) - NHS Choices

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a treatment used to relieve symptoms of the menopause. It replaces female hormones that are at a lower level as you approach the menopause.  
nhs.uk
over 4 years ago
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Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) - Side effects - NHS Choices

Both of the hormones that are used in hormone replacement therapy (HRT), oestrogen and progestogen, have side effects.  
nhs.uk
over 4 years ago
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Cost-effectiveness of hormone replacement therapy for menopausal symptoms in the UK

This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract contains a brief summary of the methods, the results and conclusions followed by a detailed critical assessment on the reliability of the study and the conclusions drawn.  
crd.york.ac.uk
over 4 years ago
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Propofol versus thiopental sodium for the treatment of refractory status epilepticus (RSE) | Cochrane

Persistent convulsions (lasting 30 minutes or more) are a major medical emergency associated with significant morbidity and mortality. At times, these convulsions fail to respond to first- and second-line drug therapy and may occur in up to 31% of patients suffering from persistent seizure or convulsive activities. Persistent seizure activity may become unresponsive to antiepileptic drugs. Anaesthetics such as thiopental sodium and propofol are frequently given for control of seizures in such situations. Both agents have their own side effects and complications. This review evaluates the evidence for the use of these anaesthetic drugs in controlling seizure activity in patients with RSE.  
cochrane.org
over 4 years ago
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Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) for phantom pain and stump pain following amputation in adults | Cochrane

Pain may present in a body part that has been amputated (phantom pain) or at the site of amputation (stump pain), or both. Phantom pain and stump pain are complex conditions and affect up to 80% of amputees.The underlying causes are not fully understood. Drug therapy is the most common treatment yet the condition remains poorly managed. The need for non-drug interventions has been recognised and TENS may have an important role to play.  
cochrane.org
about 4 years ago
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Barium enema in a Hirschsprung's disease

Prepare for USMLE,UK,CANADIAN,AUSTRALIAN, NURSING & OTHER MEDICAL BOARD examinations around the globe with us.Understand the basics, concepts and how to answ...  
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about 4 years ago
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Evidence based medicine: what it is and what it isn't

Evidence based medicine, whose philosophical origins extend back to mid-19th century Paris and earlier, remains a hot topic for clinicians, public health practitioners, purchasers, planners, and the public. There are now frequent workshops in how to practice and teach it (one sponsored by the BMJ will be held in London on 24 April); undergraduate1 and postgraduate2 training programmes are incorporating it3 (or pondering how to do so); British centres for evidence based practice have been established or planned in adult medicine, child health, surgery, pathology, pharmacotherapy, nursing, general practice, and dentistry; the Cochrane Collaboration and Britain's Centre for Review and Dissemination in York are providing systematic reviews of the effects of health care; new evidence based practice journals are being launched; and it has become a common topic in the lay media. But enthusiasm has been mixed with some negative reaction.4 5 6 Criticism has ranged from evidence based medicine being old hat to it being a dangerous innovation, perpetrated by the arrogant to serve cost cutters and suppress clinical freedom. As evidence based medicine continues to evolve and adapt, now is a useful time to refine the discussion of what it is and what it is not.  
bmj.com
about 4 years ago
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Rethink urged on prostate drug use - BBC News

Senior doctors are calling for a rethink over the use of a chemotherapy drug to treat prostate cancer.  
bbc.co.uk
about 4 years ago
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Intravenous fluid therapy in adults in hospital | Guidance and guidelines | NICE

It contains recommendations about general principles for managing IV fluids, and applies to a range of conditions and different settings. It does not include recommendations relating to specific conditions.  
nice.org.uk
about 4 years ago
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Acute diarrhoea in children: racecadotril as an adjunct to oral rehydration | relevance-to-nice-guidance-programmes | Advice | NICE

Racecadotril was not considered appropriate for a NICE technology appraisal and is not currently planned into any other NICE work programme.  
nice.org.uk
about 4 years ago
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A Survey on Polypharmacy and Use of Inappropriate Medications

In the past, polypharmacy was referred to the mixing of many drugs in one prescription. Today polypharmacy implies to the prescription of too many medications for an individual patient, with an associated higher risk of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) and interactions. Situations certainly exist where the combination therapy or polytherapy is the used for single disease condition. Polypharmacy is a problem of substantial importance, in terms of both direct medication costs and indirect medication costs resulting from drug-related morbidity. Polypharmacy increases the risk of side effects and interactions. Moreover it is a preventable problem. A retrospective study was carried out at Bhopal district (Capital of Madhya Pradesh, India) in the year of September-November 2009 by collecting prescriptions of consultants at various levels of health care. The tendency of polypharmacy was studied and analyzed under the various heads in the survey. Available data suggests that polypharmacy is a widespread problem, and physician, clinical pharmacists and patients are all responsible. These risks can be minimized through identifying the prevalence of this potential problem in a high-risk population and by increasing awareness among patients and healthcare professionals. Physicians and clinical pharmacists have the potential to combating this problem through a variety of interventions such as reducing the number of medications taken, reducing the number of doses taken, increasing patient adherence, preventing ADRs, improving patient quality of life and decreasing facility and drug costs.  
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
over 3 years ago
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Osteosarcoma

Osteosarcoma is the most common malignant primary bone tumour. It frequently occurs in late childhood and tends to arise in the metaphyses of the long bones. It may present with pain, swelling or a pathological fracture. Treatment involves resection and chemotherapy. The cure rate is approximately 50% as metastatic disease is not uncommon.  
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over 5 years ago
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Vocabulary words for Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Cardiology Atrial Fib Arrhythmia. Includes studying games and tools such as flashcards.  
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about 5 years ago
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In which cancers is radiotherapy considered more useful than chemotherapy etc?

I can't work out any good way of understanding which cancers are best treated with what. When are cancers: Well treated with radiotherapy? Well treated with chemotherapy? Well treated with both? Thanks in advance!  
Jess Pobbs
almost 7 years ago
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Guidelines, polypharmacy, and drug-drug interactions in patients with multimorbidity

Polypharmacy, defined as the chronic co-prescription of several drugs, is often the consequence of the application of disease specific guidelines, targeting disease specific goals, to patients with multiple chronic diseases. One common consequence of polypharmacy is the high rate of adverse drug reactions, mainly from drug-drug interactions (the ability of a drug to modify the action or effect of another drug administered successively or simultaneously).1 The risk of a drug-drug interaction in any particular patient increases with the number of co-existing diseases and the number of drugs prescribed.2  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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A rash in a patient with neutropenia

A 72 year old man with relapsed acute myeloid leukaemia developed a rash seven days after starting a combined chemotherapy regimen (fludarabine, cytarabine, granulocyte colony stimulating factor, and idarubicin). He first noticed a painful lesion on his left forefoot, and over the next seven days he developed similar lesions on the left lower limb (fig 1⇓), right thigh, and face. He was referred for a dermatological opinion on day 14.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago