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Medicine management

Audit of missed or delayed antimicrobial drugs

Audit of missed or delayed antimicrobial drugs Subscription Required

18-Oct-2013

An audit found that more than one in 10 patients prescribed antimicrobials missed at least one dose and examined the reasons why medication was delayed or missed

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'Why do we remain so blasé about administering oxygen?'

'Why do we remain so blasé about administering oxygen?' Subscription Required

11-Apr-2014

Oxygen is one of the most commonly administered drugs in acute care, often at high doses. However, given inappropriately, it can have adverse effects and, in susceptible patients, its injudicious use causes harm - even death.

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NICE set to block use of 'unaffordable' new breast cancer drug

23-Apr-2014

A new breast cancer drug that can extend women’s lives by almost six months will not be recommended for routine NHS use, under draft guidance issued by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

NICE guidance on giving intravenous fluids

NICE guidance on giving intravenous fluids

31-Jan-2014

A suggested gap in nurse training prompted NICE to produce guidance on use of IV fluid therapy aimed at all health professionals providing this therapy

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Non-attendance at a difficult-asthma clinic

Non-attendance at a difficult-asthma clinic Subscription Required

19-Apr-2013

Patients may miss difficult-asthma clinic appointments for several reasons; a study examined whether telephoning those who did not turn up improved future attendance

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Cholinesterase inhibitors for mild cognitive impairment

Cholinesterase inhibitors for mild cognitive impairment Subscription Required

6-Jan-2014

The review was undertaken to establish the effect of cholinesterase inhibitors on people with mild cognitive impairment. There is little evidence that the treatment modifies disease progression to dementia

New evidence on risks associated with NSAIDs

New evidence on risks associated with NSAIDs

17-Jan-2014

New evidence from randomised controlled trials on cardiovascular and gastrointestinal risks of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs reinforces the need to review all patients taking such medication

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