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  • Risks After GI Bleeding in Anticoagulant, Antiplatelet Users When is it safe to resume aspirin or warfarin therapy after a major GI bleed?
  • SfE BES GP Alerts Could Improve Hypothyroidism Management A simple system of alerts that leverages existing clinical tools could significantly improve hypothyroidism management in primary care, although 'alert fatigue' may be an issue, say UK researchers.
  • SfE BES Day Case Radioiodine for Thyroid Cancer Safe and Feasible Lower dose radioiodine ablation in thyroid cancer patients means a significant proportion could be treated as day cases, freeing up hospital beds and offering cost savings, suggest UK study findings.
  • Risk of Knee and Hip Replacement After an RA Diagnosis Are patients with a diagnosis of RA at a higher risk for later knee or hip replacement? Could other factors also play a role in this risk?
  • WCN 2019Long Time Coming: ICD-11 Recognizes Stroke as Brain Disorder After many years of stroke being subsumed within other parts of ICD, it now is listed under neurology. Once classified as a circulatory problem, stroke is a brain disorder in the new ICD-11.
  • Smoking May Raise Psychosis, Depression Risk Traditionally, it has been widely assumed that patients with mental illness start smoking to self-medicate. However, a novel study suggests the reverse — that smoking may actually raise the risk of mental illness.
  • NCRI 2019Final Frontier of AI in Clinical Diagnostics Getting Closer Artificial intelligence is already making significant improvements to clinical decision-making and cancer detection, according to UK data, even while the potential implications have yet to be fully realised.
  • EACS 2019HIV Care Shaped by Menopause as Women Age The number of women with HIV going through menopause has ballooned in the past decade, but research is lacking as clinicians navigate approaches.
  • Tokyo and Boston Are 'Top Hospital Cities' for Cancer Treatment A new survey shows that Tokyo and Boston were the two top 'hospital cities' as well as the two highest rated for cancer treatment efficiency. They received high scores for other parameters as well.
  • NCRI 2019Men With BRCA2 Should Be Screened for Prostate Cancer Updates to European prostate cancer guidelines are already being considered after a major study shows that men carrying mutations of the BRCA2 gene have an increased risk for the disease at an earlier age.
  • Boxing-Double Olympic Champion Adams Retires Over Sight Fears Britain's Nicola Adams, the first female boxer to win an Olympic gold medal, has announced her retirement from the sport at the age of 37 due to concerns about her eyesight.
  • Vascular Risk in 30s Linked to Brain Pathology at 70 The results suggest that vascular risk monitoring should begin earlier than it currently occurs in order to prevent future dementia risk, researchers say.
  • PUFAs: No Benefit for Anxiety, Depression Treatment, Prevention? There is no benefit of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids for the prevention/treatment of depression and anxiety. At least one expert cautioned against drawing any firm conclusions from the analysis.
  • NCRI 2019Simple Blood-based Cancer Tests Show Early Promise Patients with breast cancer or brain tumours could soon be diagnosed at a much earlier stage and potentially achieve better treatment outcomes if the promise of two UK studies holds true.
  • NCRI 2019Further Clues on Microbiome Link to Colorectal Cancer Two groups of researchers from Bristol not only identify a gut bacteria linked to an increased risk of colorectal cancer but also how the microbiome environment might promote metastasis.
  • NCRI 2019CA125 Test Detects Far More Ovarian Cancer Cases Than Thought The thresholds for ovarian cancer detection in primary care with the CA125 blood test may need to be revised after UK researchers found it detects up to 20 times more cases than previously thought.
  • Pro Soccer Players at High Risk for Death From Alzheimer's, ALS Professional soccer players appear to be at considerably increased risk for death from neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's, ALS, and Parkinson's.
  • NCRI 2019Liver Cancer Rates Tripled Over 20 Years in England Earlier diagnosis and the tackling of underlying risk factors are urgently needed if the dramatic increase in liver cancer and low cancer-specific treatment rates are to be reversed, say experts.
  • DPC 2019Progress on T2D 'Creates Need for De-prescribing Protocols' Validated approaches for taking type 2 diabetes patients off their medications once they achieve remission are needed, says a UK physician who has so far been using treatment guidelines in reverse.
  • DPC 2019DWELL: Offering Renewed Hope to Long-standing T2D Patients An innovative programme combining patient empowerment and motivation with lifestyle advice has changed the lives of type 2 diabetes patients who were not achieving their targets, novel data shows.