Everyday all of us curate information, appraise much content and select what is relevant for our profession based on our interests. We are very delighted to see that the result of this information curation can be useful for other colleagues too; the sharing of appraised information is taking off on the Among Doctors network indeed! Many news were posted once again this week by our fellow colleagues and we have a selection of them below:
- BHIVA guidelines on the use of vaccines in HIV-positive adults 2015
Several factors have made the updating of HIV-specific vaccination guidelines important: effective antiretroviral therapy has substantially modified the natural history of HIV infection, vaccination practices are evolving, and a large number of novel vaccines are becoming available in clinical care.
- A practical guideline for the haematological management of major haemorrhage
The aim of this guideline is to provide recommendations for the haematological management of major haemorrhagein any clinical situation, with practical guidance for Clinical Haematologists and laboratory staff on the content and delivery of major bleeding protocols, including the use of blood components and transfusion alternatives.
- 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines
New dietary guidelines officially endorsed by the U.S. government were released early Thursday and were immediately greeted with criticism. The guidelines are roughly similar to the previous version, issued in 2010, but with an added focus on dietary patterns rather than on individual foods, and a new recommendation that fewer than 10% of calories per day should be from added sugars.
- Human medicines: highlights of 2015
In 2015, EMA recommended 93 medicines for marketing authorisation. This includes recommendations for 39 new active substances.
- Quantity and Quality of Life: Duties of Care in Life-Limiting Illness
Dying today typically involves a period of protracted illness, disability, and intense involvement of medical professionals. Although the experience is woefully understudied, a significant body of evidence is emerging to guide clinicians, health systems, and society toward better practices for people facing serious, life-threatening conditions.
- Low-Fiber Diets Cause Waves of Extinction in the Gut
Over generations, mice deprived of fiber permanently lost some species of gut microbes. What does this mean for human health?
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