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NICE guidance emphasises the role of endoscopy in treating patients who have upper gastrointestinal bleeding.
NICE has issued a clinical guideline on the diagnosis and management of lower limb peripheral arterial disease.
Peripheral arterial disease has a low profile, despite its threat to life and limb. A trust set up a PAD service to provide diagnosis and treatment. Peripheral arterial disease part 2 of 2.
This first in a two-part series on peripheral arterial disease outlines the risk factors, signs and symptoms of this complex condition, as well as how best to manage it. Peripheral arterial disease part 1 of 2.
Supplementary hydration and nutrition is often needed for people with acute stroke. Dehydration is a predictor of poor outcomes including discharge to long term-care.
Local and world-renowned artists, as well as staff and patients, have all submitted work for a special one-off auction to raise money for King’s College Hospital Foundation Trust.
Blood donors are being urged to come forward in the run-up to the festive season as blood stocks run low.
A new blood test for pre-eclampsia could save hundreds of babies’ lives a year in the UK, say researchers.
A new bedside blood test for sepsis has the potential to save many thousands of lives, say British scientists.
NHS Blood and Transplant has launched a transfusion evidence library, which it has billed as a unique database for clinicians to find papers relating to transfusion medicine.
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Anaemia is often overlooked as its symptoms – shortness of breath, palpitations, headache and dizziness, for example – can be put down to a range of other conditions.
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Every year about 5,000 patients die unnecessarily in the UK from hospital-acquired infection (National Audit Office, 2000). Many become infected during simple procedures, such as administering intravenous drugs and managing wounds, owing to poor hand-washing and aseptic technique. Despite this, it has been shown that techniques and terminology vary greatly (Rowley, 1996).