Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Ensuring the fairness of algorithms that predict patient disease risk

"To treat or not to treat?" is the question continually faced by clinicians. To help with their decision making, some turn to disease risk prediction models. These models forecast which patients are more or less likely to ...


Paracetamol is ineffective for lower back pain

Paracetamol is not effective in the treatment of spinal pain and provides negligible benefits for osteoarthritis, according to a study published in The BMJ today.


Initiation of opioids not recommended for chronic pain

In a synopsis of the latest U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) clinical practice guideline, published online Feb. 14 in the Annals of Internal Medicine, updated recommendations are ...


Recommendations developed for managing neuromuscular blockade

In practice guidelines issued by the American Society of Anesthesiologists and published in the January issue of Anesthesiology, recommendations are presented for reducing residual neuromuscular blockade after general anesthesia.

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