13 August 2020

Managing cancer patients during the COVID-19 pandemic: An ESMO Interdisciplinary Expert Consensus

Managing cancer patients during the COVID-19 pandemic: An ESMO Interdisciplinary Expert Consensus
Annals of Oncology 31 July 2020 DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annonc.2020.07.010
  • We established an international consortium to discuss clinical evidence and to provide expert advice on statements related to cancer management during COVID-19 pandemics. The expert panel agreed on 28 statements that can be used to overcome many of the clinical and technical areas of uncertainty ranging from diagnosis to therapeutic planning.

National Lung Cancer Audit – Annual Reports

National Lung Cancer Audit annual report (for the audit period 2018)
HQIP 13 Aug 2020
  • The audit makes 13 specific recommendations around quality improvement highlighting deviation from National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines and other nationally recognised standards of care.

National Lung Cancer Audit – Annual Report 2018
HQIP 9 May 2019
  • This NLCA annual report represents the culmination of nearly 2 years of patient care and follow up, data collection, data analysis and interpretation.

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cancer deaths due to delays in diagnosis in England, UK: a national, population-based, modelling study

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cancer deaths due to delays in diagnosis in England, UK: a national, population-based, modelling study
The Lancet Oncology v21(8), P1023-1034, AUGUST 01, 2020 DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/S1470-2045(20)30388-0
  • Estimated the impact of delays in diagnosis on cancer survival outcomes in four major tumour types.

6 August 2020

NICE COVID-19 rapid guidelines

COVID-19 rapid reviews of interest to Specialised commissioning
NICE (Checked to 6 August 2020)
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5 August 2020

Transcranial magnetic stimulation for obsessive-compulsive disorder

Transcranial magnetic stimulation for obsessive-compulsive disorder
NICE Interventional procedures guidance [IPG676] 05 August 2020
  • Evidence on the safety of transcranial magnetic stimulation for obsessive-compulsive disorder raises no major safety concerns. However, evidence on its efficacy is inadequate in quantity and quality. Therefore, this procedure should only be used in the context of research.

4 August 2020

Dynamic early identification of hip replacement implants with high revision rates.

Dynamic early identification of hip replacement implants with high revision rates. Study based on the NJR data from UK during 2004-2012.
PLoS One. 2020;15(8):e0236701. Published 2020 Aug 4. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0236701
  • The authors have developed an algorithm for early detection of poorly performing components in hip replacement surgery.

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1 August 2020

The impact of frailty on the economic evaluation of geriatric surgery

The impact of frailty on the economic evaluation of geriatric surgery: hospital costs and opportunity costs based on meta-analysis.
J Med Econ. 2020;23(8):819-830. doi:10.1080/13696998.2020.1764965
  • Two systematic reviews and meta-analysis to analyze the difference in costs between surgery for frail and non-frail elderly patients concluded that frail surgical geriatric patients generate a higher total hospital cost, and an opportunity cost arising from not operating in the best possible state of health. Preoperatively treating the frailty of elderly patients will improve the use of health resources.
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