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You see a 40 year old woman with a two day history of left knee pain. She is unable to stand on the left leg due to this. Her knee is warm, swollen, and tender on examination. What is the most likely diagnosis? And what would you do? If you would like to learn more about this topic, then click on the link to complete this module today.
Knee pain in rheumatology
Additional emergency medicine for you to complete. They give an important update on a range of common dilemmas.
Chest pain of recent origin – assessment and diagnosis: in association with NICE
Early management of adults with an uncomplicated first generalised seizure
Epilepsy – in association with NICE
The Prevention of Falls Network for Dissemination (ProFouND) is a new EC funded initiative dedicated to bring about the dissemination and implementation of best practice in falls prevention across Europe.
ProFouND comprises 21 partners from 12 countries, associate members from a further 10 countries. ProFouND aims to influence policy to increase awareness of falls and innovative prevention programmes amongst health and social care authorities, the commercial sector, NGOs and the general public so as to facilitate communities of interest and disseminate the work of the network to target groups across EU.
More specifically ProFouND’s objective is to embed evidence based fall prevention programmes for elderly people at risk of falls by using novel ICT and effective training programmes in at least 10 countries/15 regions by 2015 so as to facilitate widespread implementation. ProFouND will achieve this in three main ways.
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Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
Moving care to the community: an international perspective
Moving care out of hospitals and into the community has been a UK wide priority for over a decade; however despite the government’s commitment to invest in the community, there is a mismatch between reality and rhetoric. This report sets out the current policies and initiative in the above-mentioned countries to move care closer to home; outlines the impact of these reforms on the nursing workforce; and offers recommendations for key stakeholders in the UK.
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Effectiveness of biofeedback for managing stress incontinence in women
A new study funded by the HTA Programme will find out whether the use of biofeedback can help to improve the results of teaching pelvic floor exercises for women with stress or mixed urinary incontinence. [more…]
SMILE to help those with poorly controlled epilepsy
A new study funded by the HTA Programme will look at how effective a programme called Self-Management education for adults with poorly controlled epilepsy (SMILE) is in helping those with poorly controlled seizures to become ‘experts’ in dealing with their epilepsy. [more…]
Exercise ineffective against depression in care home residents finds HTA research published in The Lancet
Exercise is not effective in reducing rates of depression among elderly care home residents, according to the findings of an HTA Programme study. [more…]
Provisional PDF file published in Open Access Orthopaedics
[PDF] arthroplasty: A critical review. OA Orthopaedics 2013 Jun 01; 1 (1): 4.
SG Kini, SS Sathappan
Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) is an effective surgical treatment for unicompartmental arthritis. Although results can be optimized with careful patient selection and use of a sound implant design, the most important determinants of success of UKA is …