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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092206/impact-of-uk-nice-clinical-guidelines-168-on-referrals-to-a-specialist-academic-leg-ulcer-service
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Huw Ob Davies, Matthew Popplewell, Gareth Bate, Lisa Kelly, Katy Darvall, Andrew W Bradbury
Background Leg ulcers are a common cause of morbidity and disability and result in significant health and social care expenditure. The UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Clinical Guideline (CG)168, published in July 2013, sought to improve care of patients with leg ulcers, recommending that patients with a break in the skin below the knee that had not healed within two weeks be referred to a specialist vascular service for diagnosis and management. Aim Determine the impact of CG168 on referrals to a leg ulcer service...
January 1, 2017: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058776/guideline-of-guidelines-non-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer
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REVIEW
Solomon L Woldu, Aditya Bagrodia, Yair Lotan
Non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) represents the vast majority of bladder cancer diagnoses, however this definition represents a spectrum of disease with a variable clinical course notable for significant risk of recurrence and potential for progression. Management involves risk-adapted strategies of cystoscopic surveillance and intravesical therapy with a goal of bladder preservation when safe to do so. Multiple organizational guidelines exist to help practitioners manage this complicated disease process, however adherence to management principles amongt practicing urologists is reportedly low...
January 6, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044348/early-recognition-and-detection-of-juvenile-psoriatic-arthritis-a-call-for-a-standardized-approach-to-screening
#3
E Burden-Teh, K S Thomas, S Rangaraj, J Cranwell, R Murphy
BACKGROUND: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines recommend annual screening for psoriatic arthritis (PsA) in all patients with psoriasis. Currently, no validated assessment tools have been recommended for screening for juvenile PsA (JPsA). AIM: To determine dermatologists' practice when assessing children's joints and explore the challenges dermatologists experience when looking for joint disease, in order to inform future strategies to improve early detection of arthritis...
January 2, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042963/a-systematic-review-of-brief-mental-health-and-well-being-interventions-in-organizational-settings
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Ivana Ivandic, Aislinne Freeman, Ulrich Birner, Dennis Nowak, Carla Sabariego
Objectives The aim of the systematic review was to provide an overview of the evidence on the effectiveness of brief interventions targeting mental health and well-being in organizational settings and compare their effects with corresponding interventions of common (ie, longer) duration. Methods An extensive systematic search was conducted using the Medline and PsycINFO databases for the period of 2000-2016. Randomized-controlled trials (RCT) and quasi-experimental studies evaluating primary or secondary brief interventions carried out in the workplace settings were included...
January 2, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017971/labour-and-childbirth-after-previous-caesarean-section-recommendations-of-the-austrian-society-of-obstetrics-and-gynaecology-oeggg
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P Reif, C Brezinka, T Fischer, P Husslein, U Lang, A Ramoni, H Zeisler, P Klaritsch
The new expert recommendation from the Austrian Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (OEGGG) comprises an interpretation and summary of guidelines from the leading specialist organisations worldwide (RCOG, ACOG, SOGC, CNGOF, WHO, NIH, NICE, UpToDate). In essence it outlines alternatives to the direct pathway to elective repeat caesarean section (ERCS). In so doing it aligns with international trends, according to which a differentiated, individualised clinical approach is recommended that considers benefits and risks to both mother and child, provides detailed counselling and takes the patient's wishes into account...
December 2016: Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003026/a-nurse-led-clinic-for-patients-consulting-with-osteoarthritis-in-general-practice-development-and-impact-of-training-in-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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Emma L Healey, Chris J Main, Sarah Ryan, Gretl A McHugh, Mark Porcheret, Andrew G Finney, Andrew Morden, Krysia S Dziedzic
BACKGROUND: Despite a lack of service provision for people with osteoarthritis (OA), each year 1 in 5 of the general population consults a GP about a musculoskeletal condition such as OA. Consequently this may provide an opportunity for practice nurses to take an active role in helping patients manage their condition. A nurse led clinic for supporting patients with OA was developed for the MOSAICS study investigating how to implement the NICE 2014 OA Guideline core recommendations. This paper has two main objectives, firstly to provide an overview of the nurse-led OA clinic, and secondly to describe the development, key learning objectives, content and impact of the training to support its delivery...
December 21, 2016: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998893/management-of-children-and-young-people-with-headache
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William P Whitehouse, Shakti Agrawal
Headache is very common in children and young people. The correct advice and treatment requires consideration of a wide differential diagnosis between primary and secondary headaches, and also of the different types of primary headache. The International Classification of Headache Disorders gives useful descriptions and diagnostic criteria that are especially useful for primary headaches. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Clinical Guideline 150 provides evidence-based recommendations on treatments for adults and young people from age 12 years...
December 20, 2016: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Education and Practice Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997752/review-of-the-nice-guidelines-for-multiple-myeloma
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REVIEW
G Pratt, T C Morris
In February 2016, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published guidelines on multiple myeloma. NICE have published numerous guidelines relating to haematology, but this was the first guideline focusing on a single haematological malignancy. The purpose of this review was to highlight the recommendations made in the guideline and the implications for the management of patients in the UK and also internationally. In addition, we review the NICE process and highlight issues around current guideline development...
December 20, 2016: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989991/age-related-references-in-national-public-health-technology-appraisal-and-clinical-guidelines-and-guidance-documentary-analysis
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Lynne F Forrest, Jean Adams, Yoav Ben-Shlomo, Stefanie Buckner, Nick Payne, Melanie Rimmer, Sarah Salway, Sarah Sowden, Kate Walters, Martin White
BACKGROUND: older people may be less likely to receive interventions than younger people. Age bias in national guidance may influence entire public health and health care systems. We examined how English National Institute for Health & Care Excellence (NICE) guidance and guidelines consider age. METHODS: we undertook a documentary analysis of NICE public health (n = 33) and clinical (n = 114) guidelines and technology appraisals (n = 212). We systematically searched for age-related terms, and conducted thematic analysis of the paragraphs in which these occurred ('age-extracts')...
December 17, 2016: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976369/clomiphene-and-other-antioestrogens-for-ovulation-induction-in-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome
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REVIEW
Julie Brown, Cindy Farquhar
BACKGROUND: Subfertility due to anovulation is a common problem in women. First-line oral treatment is with antioestrogens such as clomiphene citrate, but resistance may be apparent with clomiphene. Alternative and adjunctive treatments have been used including tamoxifen, dexamethasone, and bromocriptine. The effectiveness of these is to be determined. OBJECTIVES: To determine the relative effectiveness of antioestrogen agents including clomiphene alone or in combination with other medical therapies in women with subfertility associated with anovulation, possibly caused by polycystic ovarian syndrome...
December 15, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974357/tuberculosis-nice-clinical-guideline-33
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Louise Turnbull, Christine Bell, Fran Child
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 14, 2016: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Education and Practice Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27971829/intravenous-fluids-for-children-cost-and-threshold-analysis-to-inform-the-national-institute-for-health-and-care-excellence-nice-clinical-guideline-recommendation
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D Dawoud, E Fenu, E A Griffin, D Wonderling, G Ritchie, P Crean
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966287/transoral-laser-microsurgery-versus-radiation-therapy-in-the-management-of-t1-and-t2-laryngeal-glottic-carcinoma-which-modality-is-cost-effective-within-the-uk
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Matthew Prettyjohns, Stuart Winter, Cyrus Kerawala, Vinidh Paleri
OBJECTIVES: To identify the most cost effective treatment strategy in patients with early stage (T1and T2) cancers of the laryngeal glottis. DESIGN: A Markov decision model populated using data from updated systematic reviews and meta analyses, with attributable costs from NHS sources. Data on local control and mortality was obtained from updates of existing systematic reviews conducted for the NICE guideline on cancer of the upper aerodigestive tract. Procedure costs were sourced from NHS reference costs 2013/14 by applying tariffs associated with the appropriate health resource group code...
December 14, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965882/trial-of-optimal-personalised-care-after-treatment-for-gynaecological-cancer-topcat-g-a-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-feasibility-trial
#14
Kirstie Pye, Nicola Totton, Nicholas Stuart, Rhiannon Whitaker, Val Morrison, Rhiannon Tudor Edwards, Seow Tien Yeo, Laura J Timmis, Caryl Butterworth, Liz Hall, Tekendra Rai, Zoe Hoare, Richard D Neal, Clare Wilkinson, Simon Leeson
BACKGROUND: Gynaecological cancers are diagnosed in over 1000 women in Wales every year. We estimate that this is costing the National Health Service (NHS) in excess of £1 million per annum for routine follow-up appointments alone. Follow-up care is not evidence-based, and there are no definitive guidelines from The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) for the type of follow-up that should be delivered. Standard care is to provide a regular medical review of the patient in a hospital-based outpatient clinic for a minimum of 5 years...
2016: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27958611/methotrexate-use-and-monitoring-in-patients-with-psoriasis-a-consensus-report-based-on-a-danish-expert-meeting
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Line Raaby, Claus Zachariae, Monika Østensen, Lene Heickendorff, Peter Thielsen, Henning Grønbæk, Lone Skov, Nini Kyvsgaard, Jakob T Madsen, Michael Heidenheim, Anne T Funding, Gitte Strauss, Rune Lindberg, Lars Iversen
Methotrexate (MTX) has been used in the treatment of psoriasis and other dermatological diseases for more than 50 years. However, there is limited evidence regarding its effect, dose and monitoring, and a lack of consensus regarding how the drug should be used in daily practice. Although the use of MTX is governed by guidelines, such as the European S3-Guidelines and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guideline, it is important to discuss and adjust these guidelines to national standards...
December 13, 2016: Acta Dermato-venereologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957711/the-role-of-beta-blockers-in-the-treatment-of-hypertension
#16
John M Cruickshank
IMPORTANCE: Two major guide-line committees (JNC-8 and NICE UK) have dropped beta-blockers as first-line therapy in the treatment of hypertension. Also, recent meta-analyses (that do not take age into account) have concluded that beta-blockers are inappropriate first-line agents in the treatment of hypertension. This review seeks to shed some light on the "rights and wrongs" of such actions and conclusions. OBJECTIVES: Because the pathophysiology of primary/essential hypertension differs in elderly and younger subjects, the latter being closely linked to obesity and increased sympathetic nerve activity, the author sought to clarify the efficacy of beta-blockers in the younger/middle-aged group in reducing the risk of death, and cardiovascular end-points...
December 13, 2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942058/pre-operative-laboratory-testing-a-prospective-study-on-comparison-and-cost-analysis
#17
Venkatesh H Keshavan, Chidananda Mn Swamy
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Pre-operative investigations are performed before any surgical intervention under anaesthesia. Many are considered as routine. However, there are no clear guidelines regarding these in India. We aim to look at the relevance of the laboratory investigations ordered routinely and their cost implications compared with the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines. METHODS: This prospective study was carried out at a tertiary care hospital...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933145/ensuring-timely-thromboprophylaxis-on-a-medical-assessment-unit
#18
Oluwatosin Akinbobuyi, Louise Shalders, Tim Nokes
The Department of Health has defined hospital acquired venous thromboembolism (VTE) as any VTE event occurring within 90 days of hospital admission or surgery. (1) Hospital acquired thrombosis (HAT) is common during and after hospital admission and is considered a major patient safety issue. Current NICE guideline (CG 92) 2010, recommends that medical patients assessed at risk of VTE should have pharmacological prophylaxis commenced as soon as possible after risk assessment has been completed and continued until the patient is no longer at increased risk of VTE...
2016: BMJ Quality Improvement Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927818/interdisciplinary-management-of-hip-fracture
#19
Cameron Swift, Saoussen Ftouh, Patrick Langford, Timothy S Chesser, Antony Johanssen
Hip fracture is a prevalent age-associated occurrence incorporating both medical and surgical need and a major challenge to public health and NHS resources. Effective management requires coordinated collaboration across specialties, professions and services. This concise guideline focuses on interdisciplinary aspects of hip fracture management abstracted from National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) clinical guideline (CG124), including the concept and implementation of the Hip Fracture Programme, detection and management of comorbidity and delirium, optimal analgesia, timing of surgery, multidisciplinary mobilisation, rehabilitation and hospital discharge...
December 2016: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927112/reshaping-policy-to-deliver-holistic-care-for-adolescents-with-crohn-s-disease
#20
Claudia Smith, Sheryl Gettings
The number of adolescents with Crohn's disease (CD) is rising, with one third of cases diagnosed before turning 21 years old. Evidence shows that long-term medical intervention, school absence and the physical toll of CD on the growing adolescent also have a psychological effect on patients. In addition, poorly defined transition pathways are extending these problems into adulthood. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines are important in shaping service delivery and distribution...
December 8, 2016: Nursing Children and Young People
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