Issue : 7 June 2011
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Combination antithrombotic therapy may increase the risk of bleeding in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), say researchers.
There is no evidence that Botulinum toxin injections reduce chronic neck pain or associated headaches, according to the US authors of a Cochrane review.
Dr Peter Carter, the Royal College of Nursing’s Chief Executive and General Secretary, chatted with us live about the future of nursing: health reforms and nurse commissioning. You can read the transcript here
Most UK heart disease deaths in North West Subscription
The highest rate of deaths from heart disease in England occurs in the North West, figures have suggested.
High epilepsy drug doses risk birth defectsSubscription
Seizure control drugs used by epilepsy sufferers during pregnancy have been associated with an increased risk of major birth defects, according to researchers.
Patients who undergo elective total hip or total knee replacements at hospitals with lower surgical volume have a higher risk of venous thromboembolism and mortality following the procedure, according to an American study.
There is no difference in outcomes between salicylic acid treatment for verrucas and cryotherapy, a study published in the BMJ has found.
Patients have a more favourable impression of their care and are less likely to suffer an adverse incident if they are involved in their care, a study has found.
An eight-week rehabilitation at home programme for patients recovering from critical illness was found to have no effect on the rate of improvement, according to researchers.
Dr Frances Goodhart hosted a live webchat on cancer survival on June 10 at 12pm. You can read the transcript here