Scientists discover three genes associated with fatal lung disease
(National Institute for Health Research) Researchers at the Universities of Leicester and Nottingham have discovered parts of the DNA that put some people at higher risk of an incurable lung disease called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). The findings are published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine today. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Wine glass size may influence how much you drink in restaurants
(University of Cambridge) The size of glass used for serving wine can influence the amount of wine drunk, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge, funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR). The study found that when restaurants served wine in 370ml rather than 300ml glasses they sold more wine, and tended to sell less when they used 250ml glasses. These effects were not seen in bars. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Largest ever study of eating disorders launches in England
(King's College London) Researchers at King's College London have launched the largest ever study into eating disorders. Partnering with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) BioResource and the eating disorder charity Beat, they aim to recruit at least 10,000 people in England who have experienced an eating disorder at some point in their life to a pioneering new study that aims to unlock the secrets of eating disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Better Health and Care for All
This review brings together NIHR-funded research for and about health and social care services for people with learning disabilities. It features 23 recent studies with important findings for those who commission, deliver, work in and use these services which range from qualitative research on user experience to randomised trials of complex new services. Many of these studies involved people with learning disability and family carers in the research and in delivering some of the interventions. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles vaccine still effective if given to infants under nine months old
This NIHR Signal pooled data from 56 studies and found that the vaccine is around 58% effective when administered before nine months compared with 83% after nine months.With measles on the rise in Europe and the UK, it is helpful to know that in the event of a measles outbreak, it could be used safely in younger infants as an additional measure. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIHR Themed Review Improving Care by Using Patient Feedback. National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).
This report features nine new research studies about using patient experience data in the NHS. These show what organisations are doing now and what could be done better. Evidence ranges from hospital wards to general practice to mental health settings. There are also insights into new ways of mining and analyzing big data, using online feedback and approaches to involving patients in making sense of feedback and driving improvements (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

£20 million " rapid response " for novel coronavirus research
£20 million has been made available for novel coronavirus research via a rapid research call announced today by UKRI and DHSC via NIHR. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - February 5, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

Fewer infections with antibiotic-impregnated shunts for hydrocephalus
This NIHR Signal outlines the results of the BASICS study, which suggests that antibiotic-impregnated shunt catheters should be the first choice for people having a first ventriculoperitoneal shunt inserted for treatment of hydrocephalus, regardless of age or cause of illness. Although antibiotic-impregnated shunt catheters may not reduce the numbers of revisions required for any cause, infections in the cerebrospinal fluid cause significant morbidity and require longer and more expensive treatment as well as revision compared with just revision for mechanical failure.The authors say that the increased price of these shunt...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Six patients with rare blood disease are doing well after gene therapy clinical trial
UCLA researchers are part of an international team that reported the use of a stem cell gene therapy to treat nine people with the rare, inherited blood disease known as X-linked chronic granulomatous disease, or X-CGD. Six of those patients are now in remission and have stopped other treatments. Before now, people with X-CGD – which causes recurrent infections, prolonged hospitalizations for treatment, and a shortened lifespan – had to rely on bone marrow donations for a chance at remission.“With this gene therapy, you can use a patient’s own stem cells instead of donor cells for a transplant,&rdqu...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 28, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Antidepressants may reduce anxiety more than symptoms of depression
An NIHR-funded trial has shown that one of the most common antidepressants, 2 External 0 0 0sertraline false https://www.nhs.uk/medicines/sertraline/ false false%>, reduces anxiety symptoms several weeks before it has an effect on depressive symptoms. 2 External 0 0 0Published in The Lancet Psychiatry false https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpsy/article/PIIS2215-0366(19)30366-9/fulltext false false%> and led by researchers at University College London, the trial is the largest ever to compare an antidepressant to a placebo outside of trials funded by the pharmaceutical industry. Participants taking sertraline didn...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

£ 4 million funding boost for Bristol's Health Protection Research Unit
Bristol is to benefit from a £ 4 million funding boost from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to fund a new Health Protection Research Unit in Behavioural Science and Evaluation. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 27, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Grants and Awards, Health; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

NIHR Signal:'Last resort' antipsychotic remains the gold standard for treatment-resistant schizophrenia
Among patients with schizophrenia that has not responded to other drugs, the antipsychotic drug clozapine cuts the chances of hospital admissions and drug discontinuation.Recent trials have questioned the superior efficacy of clozapine compared with other standard antipsychotic drugs. However, a review of real-world data from observational studies confirms its place as a drug that may work when others fail. Patients prescribed clozapine had better outcomes, despite having more severe illness. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pilot launched in Greater Manchester pharmacies to improve outcomes for patients with mental health
(NIHR Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research Centre) The NIHR GM PSTRC has funded a new pilot which aims to make a real difference to people with mental health problems. Patients enrolled on the pilot will be given additional support from their community pharmacist to help them achieve their personal goals. The pilot is taking place with LloydsPharmacy across Greater Manchester and will run until April 2020. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NIHR Signal: Longer duration of urinary catheter placement associated with an increase in urinary infection
Expert review of an RCT (148,361 indwelling catheterisations) which found 2.7% of cases developed an infection if catheter was in place at ten days; states urethral catheters reliably facilitate bacteriuria and should be introduced with trepidation. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MRC, NIHR and ESRC join forces to launch an ambitious multidisciplinary initiative in Multimorbidity
Applications are sought to build a national portfolio of interdisciplinary Multimorbidity Research Collaboratives as part of“Tackling Multimorbidity at Scale” - a£20 millionStrategic Priorities Fund initiative, jointly funded by the MRC and the DHSC, through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), and in close collaboration with ESRC. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - December 17, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Cochrane author ’s work acknowledged in NIHR co-production publication
Cochrane author, and joint Co-ordinating editor, Alex Pollock, of Glasgow Caledonian University has seen her ground-breaking work in co-producing a Cochrane review included in a new UK ’s National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) INVOLVE publication.Alex involved stroke survivors, carers, physiotherapists and educators in an update of a Cochrane systematic review relating to physiotherapy after stroke. Her innovative work was included inCo-production in Action Number Two, as an example of good practice in Co-production, published in November 2019 by INVOLVE. You can hear Alex talk about her work in a webinar recor...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 3, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

NIHR Signal: Patients, in theory, might prefer GP-led care to self-management for high blood pressure
Expert commentary is provided for a survey (n=167) which found GP management was preferred to self-care, but there was little difference between GP care, telehealth and pharmacist care. This preference suggests limitations on the uptake of self-management strategies. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIHR Signal: A workplace voucher reward scheme failed to boost physical activity
Cluster RCT (n=853) found that although steps per day increased with an incentive scheme (vouchers redeemable at local businesses), there was no significant difference in physical activity by 12 months. New approaches to reduce prolonged sitting are needed. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIHR Signal: Planned earlier delivery for late pre-eclampsia may be better for mothers
Expert commentary is provided for an RCT (n=448) which found that babies born in the planned delivery arm were born on average 5 days earlier, but that death, or neonatal unit admission was higher in planned delivery vs expectant management (RR 1.26, 95% CI 1.08-1.47). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Herpes zoster vaccine reduces chances of shingles after stem cell transplants
This NIHR Signal says that the risk of shingles is about 10% per year in adults after autologous stem cell transplant. The evidence summary indicates that two doses of deactivated herpes zoster vaccine could be a safe and effective way to reduce that risk by about two thirds.This effect is similar to another, heat-treated, non-live vaccine. Either vaccine could reduce the pain and need for medical treatment associated with shingles, and long-lasting complications such as post-herpetic neuralgia. It's not yet known if people need to continue taking acyclovir as well. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The faster you walk, the longer you'll live: Researchers find link between longevity and brisk walking pace
(Natural News) Walking faster may add years to your life – no matter how much you weigh, a recent study has found. Conducted by researchers from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Leicester Biomedical Research Centre – a collaboration between Leicester’s Hospitals, the University of Leicester and Loughborough University – and published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, the study affirmed... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Better strategies are needed to reduce preventable patient harm in healthcare
This NIHR-funded review pooled data from observational studies carried out around the world. It was not possible to identify completely accurate rates of incidents and harm, due to differences in healthcare systems, and the methods and timeframes for reporting and analysing data. However, this well-conducted review provides the best evidence so far about the proportion of overall patient harm that could be prevented. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MRC and NIHR join forces to support GACD projects
MRC and NIHR have joined forces to invest over£6m in five implementation science projects focused on tackling diabetes and hypertension in low- and middle-income countries, under the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - October 24, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

2019 Cochrane-REWARD Prize winners announced
We are pleased to announce the winners – one first place and two runners-up – of this year’s Cochrane-REWARD Prize. The Cochrane-REWARD Prize recognizes successful local or pilot initiatives that have potential to reduce research waste globally if scaled up. Cochrane has funded the prize annually since it began in 2017.The prize ceremony took place on Wednesday 9 October at the International Clinical Trials Methodology Conference in Brighton, UK. Dr Joan Marsh, Deputy Editor of The Lancet Psychiatry and member of the prize committee, was there to hand out the prizes. During the conference, each recipient ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 18, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

NIHR Signal: C-reactive protein testing in general practice safely reduces antibiotic use for COPD flare-ups
Expert opinion is provided of a study which concludes rapid point-of-care CRP testing for patients presenting with an exacerbation of COPD may help with antibiotic stewardship, without compromising patient outcomes/safety, and the findings are likely to influence future guidance. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIHR Signal: Packages of care interventions'not effective' to reduce repeat admissions for COPD
An expert commentary on this study suggests that care bundles are only likely to work if they are actually implemented, though this is likely to require additional resources and additional prioritisation of care for this group of patients. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIHR Signal: closer links between police and health services can improve experiences for people in mental health crisis
An expert commentary is provided of this rapid evidence synthesis; which found tighter working partnerships between health professionals& police services are likely to improve the care of people who come into contact with police during mental health crises. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

£ 1.8 million for trial to evaluate treatment for chronic severe low back pain
Researchers at the University of Bristol, in collaboration with North Bristol NHS Trust, the Universities of Keele and Southampton have been awarded £ 1.8 million from the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) to evaluate a treatment for chronic severe low back pain. Led by Dr Vikki Wylde, the RADICAL study will be a randomised controlled trial to find out if radiofrequency denervation, a procedure commonly used in the NHS, can provide pain relief. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 2, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School Source Type: news

NIHR Signal: Adding behavioural support to drug treatment helps more people quit smoking
Expert commentary is provided of updated Cochrane review which found that among people using drug treatment to stop smoking, adding telephone or face-to-face behavioural support boosts their chances of success (17 to 20%) after ≥ 6 months. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An Open Letter in Response to the FDA ’s Public Comment Request on the Clinical Data Summary Report Pilot
This post was originally posted on the Cochrane Methods websiteIn January 2018, the FDAannounced a pilot aimed at enhancing the transparency of the Agency's drug approval process and decisions. As part of the pilot, sponsors of up to nine drug applications to the FDA were asked, on a voluntary basis, if they would approve the public release of portions of the CSRs, which would be posted within an Action Package for the drug that also includes FDA application review files and letters. The parts of the CSRs made publicly available included information from the study report body, the protocol and amendments, and the statistic...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 22, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Antibiotics reduce complications after assisted vaginal delivery
Antibiotics are not routinely recommended for women undergoing assisted delivery as there hasn't been enough evidence that they reduce maternal infection rates. This large NIHR-funded trial, including almost 3,500 women from across the UK, provides compelling evidence that they do. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

White 'rich' women may be 'more likely to have Lyme disease'
Scientists from the National Institute for Health Research in London analysed 2,361 patients who were admitted to hospital with the bacterial infection between 1998 and 2015. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MRI assisted biopsies more effective at detecting prostate cancers
Using MRI scans to target biopsies is more effective at detecting prostate cancers that are likely to need treatment than standard ultrasound guided biopsies alone, according to research published in JAMA Network Open. The research, led by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and Universities of Bristol, Ottawa, Exeter and Oxford, combined the results from seven studies covering 2,582 patients. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 13, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research, International; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Cochrane's 30 under 30: Audrey Tan and Eve Tomlinson
Cochrane is made up of  11,000 members and over 67,000 supporters come from more than 130 countries, worldwide. Our volunteers and contributors are researchers, health professionals, patients, carers, people passionate about improving health outcomes for everyone, everywhere.Cochrane is an incredible community of people who all play their part in improving health and healthcare globally. We believe that by putting trusted evidence at the heart of health decisions we can achieve a world of improved health for all.  Many  of our contributors are young people working with Cochrane ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 5, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

NIHR Signal: Evidence supports mass media campaigns promoting tobacco control, physical activity and sexual health
Expert commentary is provided of a review which found: few drinking/eating behaviours campaigns showed positive changes; tobacco control campaigns showed cost-effectiveness; and there was limited data on illicit drugs, physical activity, and sexual/reproductive health. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meaningful increases in physical activity levels after cancer can be sustained for three months or more
This NIHR-funded review looked at what kinds of exercise interventions can lead to behaviour change in adult cancer survivors. Researchers specifically looked at the components that are linked to continued physical activity at least three months after the intervention stops. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIHR Signal Insights into the transfer between children's and adults' services for young people with selected long-term conditions
Expert commentary is provided on this study which found that children with type 1 diabetes were more likely to receive help to aid transition whereas less than a quarter of those with cerebral palsy or autistic spectrum disorder received help to transition into adult services. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Using both nicotine patches and gum together improves the chances of quitting smoking
Using a nicotine patch together with a fast-acting type of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) such as gum or lozenges improves smoking cessation rates compared to using only a single type of NRT. Higher-dose nicotine patches are also more effective than lower dose ones, this NIHR-funded review suggests. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prehabilitation for people with cancer: principles and guidance for prehabilitation within the management and support of people with cancer
This document published byThe Royal College of Anaesthetists, Macmillan Cancer Support, and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Cancer and Nutrition Collaboration calls for changes to the delivery of cancer care across the UK, with a greater focus on prehabilitation including nutrition, physical activity and psychological support. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New blood test for human TB may also identify people at most risk
(National Institute for Health Research) A new study conducted by researchers in Leicester and Nottingham has shown the potential for a new blood test to not only diagnose human tuberculosis (TB) but also identify those at most risk of developing the disease, according to findings published in medical journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 9, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Moving matters - interventions to increase physical activity
This review focuses on research funded by the National Institute for Health Research that evaluates interventions to increase physical activity for individuals and populations. This features more than 50 published and ongoing studies. Evaluations range from programmes in schools and communities to changes in transport and the environment, which are designed to promote greater activity (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Better care needed for people displaying first symptoms of bipolar disorder
(King's College London - Institute of Psychiatry) Better care and more research into treatments for people experiencing a first manic episode are urgently needed, according to researchers at the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre.The study, published today in The Lancet Psychiatry by a team of international experts, describes patchy and inconsistent care, widespread failure to detect bipolar disorder early enough, and a lack of guidance on how to treat people experiencing mania for the first time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Simple scan could direct treatments for angina
(NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Guy ’ s and St Thomas ’ and King ’ s College London) A 40 minute test for angina could help patients avoid an overnight stay in hospital, according to research funded by the NIHR Guy's and St Thomas' Biomedical Research Centre. The MR-INFORM trial looked at whether magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could be used to guide treatment decisions for angina patients, rather than performing a more invasive procedure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

GPs should not use inflammatory marker tests to rule out serious conditions
Blood tests that detect inflammation, known as inflammatory marker tests, are not sensitive enough to rule out serious underlying conditions and GPs should not use them for this purpose, according to researchers from the University of Bristol's Centre for Academic Primary Care, University of Exeter and the National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care West (NIHR CLAHRC West). (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - June 18, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

NIHR Signal: Smartphones instead of direct supervision can improve adherence rates for TB treatment
Expert commentary is provided for an RCT (n=226) which found that video observed treatment was more effective for achieving 80% scheduled observations vs supervised treatment (70% vs 31%, OR 5.48, p (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chronic diseases monitored in primary care could lead to unnecessary testing
Guidelines used by GPs to monitor chronic diseases are based on expert opinion rather than evidence, according to a review of the guidelines by National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) researchers at the University of Bristol. The review, published today [Thursday 13 June] in the British Medical Journal, looked at guidelines for chronic kidney disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes, which are monitored through a range of tests in GP surgeries. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - June 13, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research, International; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

More support needed to increase HIV testing in GP practices
One-off training sessions for GPs are not enough to increase rates of HIV testing in general practice and greater support is needed, according to researchers from the University of Bristol ’ s Centre for Academic Primary Care and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Protection Research Unit in Evaluation of Interventions published in BMC Family Practice. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - June 7, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

NIHR Signal: Iron deficiency in people with chronic kidney disease can be managed with either oral or IV therapy
Expert commentary is provided for a review of 39 RCTs (n=3,852) which found that death and cardiovascular death rates were not different for IV and oral iron. Questions remain about cost-effectiveness and tolerability of both oral and IV therapies. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIHR Signal: Decision support tools can help GPs reduce antibiotic prescriptions for respiratory conditions
Expert commentary is provided for an RCT (79 GP practices) which found that GPs assigned to receive an intervention of extra support were less likely to prescribe antibiotics. This low cost intervention could be scaled up to achieve meaningful reductions in antibiotic prescribing (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news