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Monday, 19 March 2018
A fascinating new study from Sweden and Finland suggests that diabetes is actually five separate diseases and treatment could be tailored for each type. Study authors suggest these findings will usher in a new era of personalised medicine for diabetes.
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Tuesday, 27 February 2018
Chris Arden, Editor-in-chief of the Primary Care Cardiovascular Journal With New Year fading into the distance and the days getting longer, our attention focuses on what this year will bring in cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Tuesday, 27 February 2018
The prevalence of previously undetected dysglycaemia is high in patients who are free from cardiovascular disease but have one or two other risk factors (hypertension and/or dyslipidaemia). A new study shows that using the FINDRISC questionnaire as a first step of dysglycaemia screening does not provide any benefit in this population.
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Tuesday, 27 February 2018
A recent study using data from the UK Paediatric Familial Hypercholesterolaemia Register shows that statin therapy reduces LDL cholesterol by 31% with no associated liver or muscle damage. Statin use in children is not associated with any reductions in growth rate and is safe in childhood, with no biochemical evidence of toxicity over a 2- to 3-year period.
Friday, 23 February 2018
Stories in this Evidence in Practice include: Health survey for England, 2016: The good and the bad news Healthy lifestyle changes have a long-term benefit for type 2 diabetes prevention Weight loss diets reduce the risk of premature death for people with obesity Very low calorie diet can achieve a remission of Type 2 Diabetes Dash diet plus sodium reduction lowers systolic blood pressure Long-term follow-up underscores benefits of lowering LDL-C in CVD primary prevention Blood pressure self-monitoring is more effective with professional support AF and other chronic conditions = higher risk of death Clinical trials underestimate the real-world impact of Atherosclerotic CVD The burden of heart failure continues to rise in the UK
Friday, 23 February 2018
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the commonest sustained cardiac dysrhythmia, and an important risk factor for stroke and systemic thromboembolic events. This wall chart outlines AF risk factors, and compares AF with normal heart rhythm.
Category: Back to Basics
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Friday, 23 February 2018
This useful wall chart shows how just 5-10% weight loss improves important markers of cardiovascular health, including lipids, blood pressure, diabetes risk and inflammation.
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Wednesday, 21 February 2018
NHS RightCare is a national NHS England-supported programme helping to ensure that the best possible care is delivered as efficiently as possible, and that this care is right for patients and will help ensure a sustainable NHS, now and for the future.
Category: Editorial
Wednesday, 21 February 2018
Raised blood cholesterol is a major risk factor in developing coronary heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases. Effective and well-tolerated lipid-lowering treatment improves outcomes for patients with elevated cholesterol, especially those with familial hypercholesterolaemia.
Category: Editorial
Wednesday, 21 February 2018
About one fifth of people admitted to hospital each year as emergencies have acute kidney injury (AKI), and about two thirds of AKI starts in the community. These two useful wallcharts provide essential advice for GPs and practice nurses on how to recognise and respond to AKI in adults.
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