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Objectives To derive and validate risk prediction algorithms to estimate the risk of covid-19 related mortality and hospital admission in UK adults after one...

An estimated 10% of items dispensed in primary care in England are inappropriate, a government review into overprescribing has said. The review, commissioned in...

  • An estimated 10% of items dispensed in primary care in England are inappropriate, a government review into overprescribing has said. The review also found that 15% of people took five or more medicines a day @emahase_ reports https://t.co/9ybkNQKbPP - view on twitter

Objective To evaluate whether C reactive protein point-of-care testing (CRP POCT) safely reduces antibiotic prescribing for lower respiratory tract infections in nursing home residents....

  • New research finds that C reactive protein point-of-care testing safely reduced antibiotic prescribing for suspected lower respiratory tract infections in nursing home residents compared with usual care https://t.co/7xGIZZ2GX3 - view on twitter

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The tests have potential but more evidence is needed Given the global concerns about antibiotic resistance,1 antimicrobial stewardship is essential to preserve the future...

  • Research suggests that point-of-care tests can be useful tools for antimicrobial stewardship in a growing range of patients and settings, but more evidence is needed to evaluate cost effectiveness, and confirm safety https://t.co/HHCQtmayCK - view on twitter

In my last column I discussed the lack of detail or meaningful change in the government’s Build Back Better plan for health and social...

Objective To evaluate the efficacy and safety of antiviral antibody therapies and blood products for the treatment of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (covid-19). Design...

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Clinical question What is the role of drugs in the treatment of patients with covid-19? New recommendation Pre-prints of four randomised trials (from a...

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The search for antivirals for covid-19 - 15 hours

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Antivirals are one of the most sought after, yet missing, tools to control SARS-COV-2. Chris Stokel-Walker asks what was learnt from a similar search...

  • Antiviral drugs are among the most researched tools for treating covid-19 and yet, over 18 months into the pandemic, finding ones that are effective has proved challenging. What was learnt from a similar search nearly 20 years ago? @stokel reports https://t.co/xluKNeCWNX - view on twitter

The ophthalmologist talks to Kathy Oxtoby about her dual role as a clinician and an academic, and how her parents influenced her career Jugnoo...

  • "The more women we have in academic medicine the more we can change the norms.” The ophthalmologist @Rahi_Eye_Vision talks about her dual role as a clinician and an academic, and calling out bad behaviour in the workplace https://t.co/nRtzBIoMpu - view on twitter

South Korea’s rollout of a new electronic health record system will give patients greater accessibility and control over their data, but questions about security...

  • My HealthWay, South Korea’s new electronic health record system accessed via an app, will give patients greater accessibility and control over their data. Yet questions about security, privacy, and surveillance remain unanswered, writes Junho Jung https://t.co/0AvqoLVqT1 - view on twitter