June Shannon reports from a recent Registrar Training Day in Heart Failure in Dublin, at which experts examined the use of natriuretic peptides to stratify at-risk patients, and relayed the seven deadly sins of heart failure management and the 10 commandments of pharmacotherapy in HF.
Danielle Barron reports from an innovative interactive workshop at the Irish Anticoagulation Forum, which focused on common issues surrounding the use of NOACs and DOACs in treatment.
Sixty years ago much of the world came to a stop when the findings of a clinical trial were announced — the vaccine against polio was considered safe and effective. Valerie Ryan reports on polio’s near ‘elimination’, the countries that are still polio-endemic, and the potential threats that remain.
Use of cholesterol-lowering drugs is associated with a one-third lower risk of stroke in older adults without previous disease, finds a study published in The BMJ.
Frequent users of emergency care are more than twice as likely to die, be admitted to hospital, or require other outpatient treatment, concludes an analysis of available evidence, published online in Emergency Medicine Journal.
Pregnant women who undergo general surgical procedures appear to have no significant difference in postoperative complications compared with women who are not pregnant, according to a report published online by JAMA Surgery.
Single motherhood between the ages of 16 and 49 is linked to poorer health in later life in several different countries, suggests research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.