NICE pushes for multidisciplinary teams in cerebral palsy care
NICE ’s latest quality standard highlights areas for improvement in care for adults with cerebral palsy, to enable them to live independently. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 17, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

French civilian surgical expertise still inadequately prepared for mass civilian casualties three years after major terror attacks in Paris (2015) and Nice (2016) - Destan C, De Carbonni ère A, Moritz C, Gaudric J, Malgras B, Desterke C, Bonnet S, Hornez E.
BACKGROUND: Three years after the terror attacks in Paris and Nice, this study aims to determine the level of interest, the technical skills and level of surgical activity in exsanguinating trauma care for a non-selected population of practising French sur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Government names preferred NICE chair
The government has named its preferred candidate to chair the board of the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - February 14, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Ease drug-resistant overactive bladder with wireless device, doctors advised
Can be inserted under skin to stimulate sacral nerve, says NICE Related items fromOnMedica Surgical mesh last resort for prolapse or incontinence Pelvic organ prolapse Strong women ’s rights linked to better health Hundreds of women take legal action over vaginal mesh implants Surgical options must be ‘last resort’ for stress incontinence (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 14, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NICE pushes for better way to measure health-related quality of life
NICE is backing the collection of new data to measure health-related quality of life, which it hopes will resolve concerns about the existing EQ-5D-5L value set for England. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 13, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Don ’t treat shortness of breath as trivial, GPs urged
It ’s a strong indicator of future serious ill health and early death, say researchers Related items fromOnMedica Illness poorly managed in those with learning disability Doctors warn of ‘feather duvet lung’ Road traffic pollution raises lung cancer risk NICE issues guidelines on neurological conditions UK asbestos regulations slammed (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 12, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Minimally Invasive Surgery Through the Eyes of a Surgeon
One of the best parts of an event like MD&M West is the opportunity to put a cross-section of experts from industry in the same room as engineers and end-users and talk about the biggest trends in medical devices. One such discussion that took place here in Annaheim, CA on Tuesday included an expert robotic surgeon, an expert from Intuitive Sugical (which, as you likely know by now, pioneered robotic surgery a little more than 20 years ago), and a new robotic surgery company that is trying to to take this technology beyond the surgical suite. I shared a few insights from this lively panel discussion here, but prior to...
Source: MDDI - February 11, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

New NICE guidelines for thyroid disease
NICE have recently published new guidelines on thyroid disease assessment and management. Thyroid disease, comprising thyroid dysfunction and enlargement, is common and often identified in primary care. Conditions causing thyroid dysfunction can be broadly divided into those that result in thyroid gland underactivity (overt and subclinical hypothyroidism) or overactivity (thyrotoxicosis). Hypothyroidism is usually managed by general practitioners. Read thesummary article published inThe BMJ for the most recent recommendations from NICE. (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 10, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Summary of NICE thyroid disease guidelines
Get quick and easy access to key recommendations from the NICE guideline,Thyroid disease: assessment and management, inThe BMJ summary article.Guideline recommendations are based on systematic reviews of best available clinical evidence and cost effectiveness. (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 10, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

NHS watchdog rejects use of esketamine as antidepressant despite hype over treatment 
Last month drugs giant Janssen announced it had obtained a license to use 'esketamine' as an antidepressant in Europe. But NICE say there is not enough evidence it works long-term. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NICE recruits to adoption and impact reference panel
NICE is seeking members for a panel to provide independent, impartial view and expert advice on tools and resources that support their guidance. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - February 4, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

A global analysis of urban design types and road transport injury: an image processing study - Thompson J, Stevenson M, Wijnands JS, Nice KA, Aschwanden GD, Silver J, Nieuwenhuijsen M, Rayner P, Schofield R, Hariharan R, Morrison CN.
BACKGROUND: Death and injury due to motor vehicle crashes is the world's fifth leading cause of mortality and morbidity. City and urban designs might play a role in mitigating the global burden of road transport injury to an extent that has not been captur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

NICE broadening data sources for guidance
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - February 1, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

‘There Are Sensible Voices That Are Emerging,’ How Scientists Are Using Social Media to Counter Coronavirus Misinformation
As a new form of coronavirus continues to infect a growing number of people around the world, medical professionals, scientists and big tech giants are fighting the spread of another contagion — misinformation. Just like a virus, it can be difficult to contain and many working in medical and scientific fields are using the very tools used to spread misinformation to counter it. Though so much misinformation is spread on platforms like Twitter and Facebook, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, and hundreds of other scientists and medical professionals who are studying the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, have been utilizi...
Source: TIME: Health - January 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jasmine Aguilera Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV Infectious Disease onetime Source Type: news

UK Watchdog Turns Down Liraglutide (Saxenda) for Obesity UK Watchdog Turns Down Liraglutide (Saxenda) for Obesity
UK NICE cites"highly uncertain" cost-effectiveness estimates for liraglutide (Saxenda) for obesity and questions the appropriateness of a subgroup analysis of the SCALE trial in a draft ruling.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - January 30, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Anti-depressant spray not recommended on NHS
A fast acting ketamine-like anti-depressant spray is rejected by health watchdog NICE. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS watchdog rejects use of party drug ketamine as antidepressant despite hype over treatment 
Last month drugs giant Janssen announced it had obtained a license to use 'esketamine' as an antidepressant in Europe. But NICE say there is not enough evidence it works long-term. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NICE supports use of apps to support behaviour changes
GPs and other health professionals should consider recommending digital and mobile interventions Related items fromOnMedica The doctor is in (the cloud) The role of digital health interventions Empowering patients, improving outcomes, saving money: the rise of health coaching New campaign encourages self-help to improve mental wellbeing Scotland sets out its Public Health priorities (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 24, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Make use of community pharmacists ’ skills, says NICE
Community pharmacy teams have the potential to play a greater role in health promotion and prevention says NICE, in a new draft quality standard. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 21, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Fish oil supplements linked to better testicular function
Men who took supplements had higher semen volume and testicular volume, and better hormone levels Related items fromOnMedica Parity lower in women with unfavourable lipid profile Vitamin pills to help subfertile men Scientists create human sperm from stem cells Women doing heavy or shift work have lower fertility NICE to review fertility guidance (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 21, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

ITV's This Morning: President comments
On Friday 17 January guests on ITV’s This Morning(36 minutes in) commented on the role of pharmacists sparked by the consultation by NICE on how community pharmacists can promote health and well (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - January 20, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

NICE interim chair appointed to hire new CEO
The government has appointed an interim chair to lead the board of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 20, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

‘You are our angels’
Her words hung in the hushed air.“Thank you for saving our boy,” the mother said, her voice choked by emotion.Devra Schwartz, and her husband, Jeff, recently had a chance to express their gratitude to eight of the 100 strangers whose blood donations provided a lifeline for their son, Judah, now 4. The Santa Monica youngster nearly died last year when his kidneys failed due to foodborne E. coli infection.Toxins in the E. coli bacteria ruptured Judah ’s red blood cells, leading to massive blood loss. His platelets — critical to clotting and preventing hemorrhage — plummeted to 13,000. A healthy ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 18, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

RPS welcome consultation on the role of community pharmacists
RPS England has welcomed a draft, quality standard consultation published today by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), which calls to make better use of the skills of communi (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - January 17, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Officials REJECT a 'game-changing' cancer drug for NHS patients
Simon Stevens, the chief executive of NHS England, said the advantages of the new drugs was 'potentially huge'. NHS watchdog NICE has now issued draft guidance rejecting one of the drugs - larotrectinib. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FemBeat: Concierge Fertility Startup Future Family Launches Reciprocal IVF Program For Lesbian And Trans Couples
The fertility space has flourished over the past few years, giving rise to freshly-minted startups that offer more affordable egg freezing options, at-home fertility test kits and a health clinic for women by women. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: B érénice Magistretti, Contributor Source Type: news

Cancer drugs fund to provide another treatment option for breast cancer
Another potentially life-extending drug combination for some people with advanced breast cancer will now be available on the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) following its approval by NICE in final guidance published this week. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 16, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Eating more veg didn ’t affect prostate cancer outcomes
Telephone intervention linked to rise in men ’s vegetable consumption but not to drop in risk of progression Related items fromOnMedica Less regular PSA screening puts men at risk NICE guidance delays hinder good diabetes care Population weight control best for cutting diabetes prevalence Starting statins not beneficial in many older adults NHS must hold CCGs accountable for poor diabetes care (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 16, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Flu vaccination: increasing uptake
NICE has published a quality standard covering increasing the uptake of flu vaccination among people who are eligible. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 15, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Green light for cancer treatment for BRCA mutations
Approved for platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer Related items fromOnMedica Experts disappointed at NICE decision on ovarian cancer drug Put case for adding leukaemia drug to Cancer Drugs Fund, NICE tells company Debate goes on over valproate in pregnancy HPV programme linked to dramatic fall in cervical disease Quarter million people taking benzodiazepines for more than a year (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 15, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Melatonin should not be offered by NHS to treat jet lag – review
Independent review says evidence for using hormone for jet lag remains poorThe hormone melatonin should not be available on the NHS to help treat jet lag, a review of the evidence has concluded.Melatonin is a hormone produced in the body during darkness that plays a role in the body clock and helps to regulate sleep cycles.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 14, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: NHS Health Society Science The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) Drugs UK news Medical research Source Type: news

Innovative stroke detection monitor given green light
Implant could prevent hundreds of strokes, says NICE Related items fromOnMedica Stroke can often be avoided, claims study Public campaign has resulted in 4000 fewer people disabled by stroke Dementia and stroke funding remains too low, say experts Stroke patients still not getting care they need AF screening with smartphone cheap and feasible (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 14, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Novartis to speed access to $10 billion heart drug via NHS deal
Novartis and Britain's National Health Service (NHS) on Monday announced a pact that will clear the way for accelerated review by the country's health watchdog NICE for heart drug inclisiran, which could make it broadly available as soon as 2021. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Design Controls, Deconstructed
Industry terminology in the medical device field is so robust it could be declared an official language. And just as languages develop dialects that alter the meaning of a word or phrase depending on where it is spoken, the same is true in the medical device industry. One common debate is the precise definition of the term “design controls.” The varied interpretations of that label create ambiguity.   Design Controls Design controls are the means a medical device developer uses to prove that a product is safe, it works, and it is suited to the needs of the market. ...
Source: MDDI - January 8, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Georgianna Gallegos Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

NICE backs AF support tool developed by West Midlands GP
A tool developed by a West Midlands GP to improve treatment for patients with AF is being rolled out to thousands of practices across England, after being endorsed by NICE. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - January 8, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Technology Source Type: news

Watchdog rejects use of genetic disorders drug in the NHS
NICE will not approve volanesorsen on the NHS Related items fromOnMedica NICE recommends Herceptin for gastric cancer H. pylori eradication linked to reduced risk of gastric cancer Use of DPP-4 inhibitors associated with increased risk of IBD Aspirin could also treat cancer, research suggests Antivirals cut liver cancer risk after hepatitis C (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 6, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Additional evidence needed to assess histology-independent cancer drugs
Additional evidence collection will be needed to assess histology-independent cancer drugs - a new kind of cancer treatment - a paper published and co-authored by NICE staff has said. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 6, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New menopause NICE guidelines
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has published new guidelines for the diagnosis and management of menopause.Specialty Medical Dialogues (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 2, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

One in four people with Parkinson ’s initially misdiagnosed, poll suggests
And nearly half of respondents given unnecessary treatment; women more likely than men to be wrongly diagnosed Related items fromOnMedica How a ‘grumpy’ GP can have a disproportionate effect on a young person’s health GP gatekeepers linked to reduced patient satisfaction NICE issues guidelines on neurological conditions Prescribe higher dose opioids for shorter time after surgery Speed of MI symptom onset affects patients ’ response (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 30, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

YouTube just deleted a wildly popular video featuring a former KGB agent detailing how communists have taken over America's culture and government – but you can still watch it at Brighteon.com
(Natural News) Rare video footage of a powerful interview with Soviet defector Yuri Bezmenov has been banned by YouTube as part of the Google-owned tech giant’s latest censorship efforts against “hate speech.” A former KGB agent, Bezmenov had some not-so-nice things to say about the horrors of communism. He also warned that communism would eventually... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

On Burnout: Even Geriatricians Get the Blues
The 2019 Medical Director of the Year for AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, Charles Crecelius, MD, PhD, CMD, has the blues. When he’s not working with his post-acute and long-term care facility patients, he is assistant team physician for the St. Louis Blues, the Stanley Cup–winning professional hockey team. “ I like variety in my practice, and these are really nice, down-to-earth people,” he said of the team. He added, “It’s good to work with other types of patients. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - December 25, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Joanne Kaldy Source Type: news

NICE Bites Fever in under 5s
NICE Bites summarises key recommendations from NICE guidance. The current one on fever in under 5s includes sections on measuring temperature and detecting fever, clinical assessment (including the traffic-light system for identifying risk of serious illness) and management. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Use of out-of-area rehabilitation placements for adults with complex psychosis should be curtailed says NICE
A new draft NICE guideline published by NICE on the rehabilitation of adults with complex psychosis and related mental health conditions says they should have access to rehabilitation services in their local area and the use of out-of-area placements limited. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 20, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Lower urinary tract symptoms in men: management
NICE has published a Surveillance Report providing a summary of new evidence published related to the NICE guideline Lower urinary tract symptoms in men: management (CG97). NICE will update the guideline, and will focus on surgical treatment for voiding symptoms. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tell your patients about this information day on the new thyroid guidelines
The British Thyroid Foundation are holding a patient information day where medical professionals and patients will discuss the latest guidelines on the mangement of thyroid disease. The meeting will take place at The Abbey Centre, 34 Great Smith Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3BU The aim of the meeting is to provide information about the current best practice guidelines for the management of thyroid disorders in so far as they affect adults.In particular speakers will focus on the NICE guidelines which will be published in November 2019. The meeting will not cover thyroid eye disease, pregnancy, thyroid...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 17, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

NICE recommends serum potassium treatment for NHS
Patiromer will benefit over 13,600 adults in emergency care or with chronic hyperkalaemia Related items fromOnMedica Parallel export of medicines restricted to curb shortages NHS saves £324m by switching to cheaper medicines Remedy quest Multidisciplinary prescribing can help reduce errors Drug prices may rise for NHS after Brexit (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New hopes to beat debilitating cancer side effects
Palifermin shows promise in battling serious skin disorders following EGFR treatment Related items fromOnMedica Reclassifying cancers 'will improve treatment' Counsel young people to avoid skin cancer, says US Chemicals in green vegetables show to prevent bowel cancer DIY urine test could be cervical screening ‘game changer’ NICE approves new treatment for high-risk skin cancer (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Heart failure cases set to reach 32 million by 2028, forecasts suggest
Prevalence set to soar by 40% among older people in eight major country markets, including the UK, forecast suggests Related items fromOnMedica Coronary heart disease remains UK ’s biggest killer Women less likely than men to achieve CHD targets Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised NICE says far more people should take statins Apply different obesity criteria to BME patients (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 13, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Gains and Losses of Irregular Migration
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Dec 6 2019 (IPS) While opening a newspaper or watching a TV program we are every day made aware of the plights of irregular migrants. Some recent examples among many – on 24 October, 39 Chinese nationals were found dead in a lorry trailer in Essex. They had apparently frozen to death within a refrigerator container with temperatures as low as -25C (-13F). This while tragedies occur almost daily on the Mediterranean Sea. On 26 November, a rescue vessel found a boat almost completely sunken. It had three dead bodies aboard. Fifty-five migrants were saved. Three of them were in a critical...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Africa Aid Crime & Justice Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

End of life care for adults: service delivery (NG142)
This guideline describes the provision of end of life care services for adults approaching the end of their life with any condition and disease. It advises on service models for care in acute settings by disease-specific specialists and their supportive services, and in community settings by primary care or specialists in palliative care (for example, in hospices). It is intended to be used alongside the NICE guidelines on Care of dying adults in the last days of life. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news