Articles: 26.10 19 May 2015

Do GPs think patient decision aids are a useful tool?

A small survey among a group of GPs has identified certain barriers to the use of patient decision aids. But without such aids can we really claim to practice shared decision making?
Do GPs think patient decision aids are a useful tool

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New from NICE

Depression in children and young people: identification and management in primary, community and secondary care NICE has updated the recommendations for psychological therapies and antidepressant treatment in its 2005 guideline.
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Progestogen-only oral contraceptives

Progestogen-only oral contraceptives are a useful alternative to combined oral contraceptives but adherence is more important.
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Steps to better understand severe asthma in adults

Primary care plays an essential role in identifying and supporting a patient with undertreated or difficult to treat asthma.
Steps to better understand severe asthma in adults

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Type 2 diabetes: recent advances in diagnosis and management

The expanding array of new type 2 diabetes agents and how to combine them effectively is complex. This review gives an overview of the newer therapies and their current place in type 2 diabetes management. It also examines the role of HbA1c in the screening …

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Vedolizumab for ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease

Vedolizumab (Entyvio) is licensed for the treatment of moderate to active ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Here we present the clinical data relating to its efficacy and adverse events and comment on its place in therapy.
Vedolizumab for ulcerative colitis and Crohns disease

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Wet AMD: how long do we have to put up with this situation?

Money is tight in the NHS and we are facing the greatest financial challenge that many of us can remember. It is timely, therefore, that the issue around the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD) has reared its head again.
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