Catch up on developments in clinical practice for GPs, hospital doctors, geriatricians, and all medical professionals with an interest in conditions affecting the 50+ patient.
Clinical practice news
Study suggests obesity may also impact flu transmission, not just severity of illness
New report says response to HIV/AIDS epidemic at risk of 'dangerous complacency'
NICE say that patients in severe pain from kidney stones should be treated sooner
Prescriptions for stop smoking aids have plummeted, says report
NICE guideline set to address variation in provision of services for adults with cerebral palsy
NICE has published a draft guideline on the care and support adults with cerebral palsy should receive. It outlines the steps needed to address the variation in the provision of specific services for adults with cerebral palsy and aims to help local and regional services to provide consistent clear advice.
Antibiotics should be restricted for COPD
Results of the largest ever multimorbidity trial in primary care challenge current thinking
In the largest ever trial of an intervention to treat people with multiple long-term conditions (multimorbidity) in primary care, researchers at the Universities of Bristol, Manchester, Dundee and Glasgow found that the patient-centred approach taken improved patients’ experience of their care but did not improve their health-related quality of life.