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Category list : Eyes on Evidence

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  • Premature death in people with learning disabilities

    Premature death in people with learning disabilitiesSubscription

    Clinical9 December, 2014

    A confidential inquiry found that people with learning disabilities were three times more likely than the general population to die from causes that could have been prevented by high-quality healthcare

  • The case for collaboration in primary care for depression

    The case for collaboration in primary care for depressionSubscription

    Clinical9 December, 2014

    A study has demonstrated that collaborative care for people with depression, provided by a multiprofessional team in GP practices, offers improved outcomes in comparison with usual treatment

  • Premature mortality in people with epilepsy

    Premature mortality in people with epilepsySubscription

    Clinical18 July, 2014

    A population study found that people with epilepsy had a substantially greater risk of premature mortality than the general population and unaffected siblings

  • Prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers

    Prevention and treatment of pressure ulcersSubscription

    Clinical14 February, 2014

    Evidence reviews find little to support particular interventions for pressure ulcers, although bundles of interventions may be effective

  • Venous thromboembolism risk with glucocorticoid use

    Venous thromboembolism risk with glucocorticoid useSubscription

    Clinical31 January, 2014

    Prescribers need to carefully weigh the risks and benefits when prescribing glucocorticoids, as a large study has shown they raise the risk of patients developing venous thromboembolism

  • New evidence on risks associated with NSAIDs

    New evidence on risks associated with NSAIDsSubscription

    Clinical17 January, 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

  • Drug interactions and herbal remedies

    Drug interactions and herbal remediesSubscription

    Clinical11 October, 2013

    Patients should be asked routinely whether they take dietary supplements or herbal medicines, as some of these can have significant interactions with prescribed medication

  • Probiotics in antibiotic-associated diarrhoea

    Probiotics in antibiotic-associated diarrhoea Subscription

    Clinical10 October, 2013

    Antibiotic therapy may cause diarrhoea. Robust evidence is needed to establish the effectiveness of probiotic use in preventing or treating antibiotic-associated diarrhoea

  • Addressing hand eczema in healthcare workers

    Addressing hand eczema in healthcare workersSubscription

    Clinical10 October, 2013

    Evidence suggests that accurate diagnosis of the cause of hand eczema in healthcare workers, followed by education in preventive measures, can improve symptoms and quality of life

  • Pathway to reduce premature death after self-harm

    Pathway to reduce premature death after self-harmSubscription

    Clinical5 August, 2013

    Health professionals who are assessing and treating people who self-harm should be aware of, and pay close attention to, associated physical disorders

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