We bring you the latest news from the healthcare about the health care in the United Kingdom.

maandag 26 februari 2018

NICE backs irrigation device for constipation and incontinence

NICE backs irrigation device for constipation and incontinence
A medical device for treating constipation and faecal incontinence has been recommended for health service use by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
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Short-term use of type of IV device is 'common but risky'
One in four peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) are used for five days or less when they should be reserved for long-term use, according to US researchers.
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Only half of infants 'with meningitis display classic signs'
Only around half of babies under three months of age who have bacterial meningitis present with fever, which has for decades been the trigger for further medical investigation, warn UK researchers.
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UK's longest serving nurses retires after 66 years in NHS
An 84-year-old nurse has just retired from her job in Devon, after clocking up a 66 years' service for the NHS – thought to make her the country's oldest and longest serving member of the profession.
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Screening older women for fracture risk is 'cost-effective'
Systematic screening for fracture risk in older postmenopausal women would be a "highly cost-effective" use of NHS resources, according to researchers.
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Predicting avoidable transfers from care homes 'complex'
Predicting ahead of time which resident nursing home transfers to hospital could potentially be avoided is "difficult", according to a new US study.
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