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Arthroscopy for degenerate meniscal tears of the knee

The NHS performs around 150 000 arthroscopic knee operations a year, with more than half involving resection of the meniscus. Therefore, close scrutiny of this intervention in the United Kingdom is entirely appropriate, particularly in the context of the ongoing drive towards providing evidence based and value based care.  
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Should doctors prescribe cannabinoids?

The medical use of cannabis was advocated in the United States in the 1970s and 1980s when clinical trials of oral synthetic tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other oral synthetic cannabinoids reported efficacy in controlling nausea in patients with cancer who were undergoing chemotherapy.1 Dronabinol (an oral synthetic THC) was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1985 for this indication,1 but it was not widely used because patients were unable to titrate doses or disliked its psychoactive effects.1 It is still available in the US, United Kingdom, and the rest of Europe.  
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over 7 years ago
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Use of e-cigarettes in UK has tripled in two years, finds survey

The use of electronic cigarettes in the United Kingdom has tripled in the past two years, with 2.1 million people regularly using the devices in 2014, up from 700 000 in 2012, a survey for the antismoking charity Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) has found.  
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Action plan to cut lung disease in Wales - BBC News

Sufferers of respiratory illnesses are being urged to take personal responsibility for their lifestyle choices in a bid to cut lung disease.  
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over 7 years ago
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Syphilis cases on the rise across north Wales - BBC News

There has been a huge rise in cases of the sexually transmitted infection syphilis in north Wales, according to health experts.  
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over 7 years ago
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British Medical Association: Medical Students

British Medical Association: Medical Students, London, United Kingdom. 8,191 likes · 78 talking about this. The BMA is the professional association for...  
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over 7 years ago
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Hyperacute stroke care and NHS England’s business plan

NHS England’s refreshed business plan identifies the reconfiguration of hyperacute stroke services as a priority. NHS England aims to develop the case for major reconfigurations in two further geographical locations by April 2015.1 This priority follows the centralisation of London’s acute stoke care in 2010, in which 30 local hospitals receiving stroke patients were reduced to eight hyperacute stroke units, each within a maximum ambulance travel time of 30 minutes. In a before and after study,2 the thrombolysis rate increased from 5% to 12%, the survival rate increased from 87.2% to 88.7%, and centralisation achieved an estimated 90 day cost saving of more than £5m (€6.1; $8.4m) a year.  
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Cancer waiting time overhaul trial in Wales - BBC News

An overhaul of the way cancer waiting times are measured is expected to be trialled throughout Wales.  
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over 7 years ago
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Hyperacute stroke care and NHS England’s business plan

NHS England’s refreshed business plan identifies the reconfiguration of hyperacute stroke services as a priority. NHS England aims to develop the case for major reconfigurations in two further geographical locations by April 2015.1 This priority follows the centralisation of London’s acute stoke care in 2010, in which 30 local hospitals receiving stroke patients were reduced to eight hyperacute stroke units, each within a maximum ambulance travel time of 30 minutes. In a before and after study,2 the thrombolysis rate increased from 5% to 12%, the survival rate increased from 87.2% to 88.7%, and centralisation achieved an estimated 90 day cost saving of more than £5m (€6.1; $8.4m) a year.  
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28,000 may have faulty heart genes in Wales, says BHF - BBC News

Calls are made for urgent research into inherited heart conditions as an estimated 28,000 people in Wales could be living with faulty genes.  
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over 7 years ago
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New guidance urges NHS commissioners to buy ethically

The BMA and Royal College of General Practitioners have published joint guidance for GPs and commissioning organisations in the United Kingdom to help protect the rights of workers in medical supply chains.1  
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over 7 years ago
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Resources for emergency laparotomy vary widely across England and Wales

A fifth of hospitals in England and Wales do not have a fully staffed operating theatre in which emergency abdominal surgery can be performed at all times, the first National Emergency Laparotomy Audit has shown.1  
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over 7 years ago