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CKS Updates - January 2017

During January 2017 Clinical Knowledge Summaries were updated for the following topics:

The following topics were all reviewed:

The majority of topics have undergone minor restructures. More significant changes are as follow:

  • Edoxaban was added to the Anticoagulation - oral topic along with the MHRA information about the interaction between vitamin K antagonists and hepatitis C treatments
  • A section on end of life care was added to the Delirium topic
  • The Palliative Care topics were updated in line with NICE 2015 guidance Care of dying adults in the last days of life
  • Aspiration and corticosteroid injection are no longer recommended as treatments in primary care in the Pre-patellar Bursitis topic
  • The Temporomandibular disorders topic has been updated in line with recommendation from the Royal College of Surgeons Faculty of Dental Surgery

Action: Clinicians who see patients with any of these conditions may find the new and updated information useful when reviewing current clinical practice.

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