News and updates from www.palliativedrugs.com

Selected items from the News and Latest Additions sections of www.palliativedrugs.com, the world’s leading palliative care website. Latest news NICE consults on changes to recommendations for neuropathic pain The UK National Institute for health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is consulting on proposed changes to some of the recommendations made in its clinical guideline on the pharmacological […]

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Articles of interest in other scholarly journals Click on the article headings to view abstracts Harmful effects of NSAIDs among patients with hypertension and coronary artery disease. Bavry AA, Khaliq A, Gong Y, Handberg EM, Cooper-Dehoff RM, Pepine CJ. This was a post hoc analysis from the INternational VErapamil Trandolapril STudy (INVEST), in patients with […]

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News and updates from www.palliativedrugs.com

Selected items from the News and Latest Additions sections of www.palliativedrugs.com, the world’s leading palliative care website. Safety updates Lenalidomide investigation of risk of second primary malignancies in myeloma Data from three large controlled clinical trials investigating use of lenalidomide in patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma have recently shown a signal of an apparent […]

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News and updates from www.palliativedrugs.com

Selected items from the News and Latest Additions sections of www.palliativedrugs.com, the world’s leading palliative care website. Asthma guideline 2011 revision The 2011 revision of the British Thoracic Society (BTS) and Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) management of asthma guideline is now available. There are updates to monitoring patients with asthma (section 2.6) and its […]

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Uganda urged to consider palliative care ‘an urgent humanitarian need’

With more than 200,000 Ugandans  in need of palliative care and only 10 percent currently receiving it, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has advised an urgent increase in access to palliative care services for patients with life-threatening infections. WHO advisor on HIV/AIDS, Dr Innocent Nuwagira, speaking on behalf of the country representative Dr Joachim Saweka, […]

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Articles of interest in other scholarly journals Click on the article headings to view abstracts Gender differences in prevalence of depression among patients receiving palliative care: the role of dependency Hayes RD, Lee W, Rayner L, et al. Palliat Med 2011. [Epub ahead of print] In the community, depression is more common in women than […]

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