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June 2012
Bringing you the latest news, features and guidance from NICE
New guidance
 
 

Patients with blood clots should be treated within 4 hours, says NICE

 
 

People who present to hospital with blood clots in the legs or lungs should be offered treatment within 4 hours and have their investigative tests including scans within 24 hours.. Those aged 40 and over who develop a blood clot should also be tested to see whether they have an underlying cancer.

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Adults with autism need more help in accessing services

 
 

Early diagnosis of adults with autism can help them access the services they need, including assistance with getting jobs and keeping hold of them, says NICE. If left undiagnosed or undetected, the condition can result in feelings of isolation, confusion and social exclusion.

 

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Also this month
 
 

Upper GI bleeding guidance published

NICE has published a new recommendations on the management of acute upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding.This latest guidance addresses risk assessment, resuscitation and initial management, timing of endoscopy, controlling bleeding and preventing re-bleeding, and information and support for patients and carers.

 
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Free BNF prescribing app launches

Health and social care professionals can now access the latest up-to-date prescribing information from the British National Formulary (BNF) at the touch of a button.The app will enable users to browse and search full content from BNF, receive notifications when new editions and updates are available, bookmark content and even choose their preferred reading settings.

 
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Into practice
 
 

Commissioning guide for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease

NICE has produced a guide to support commissioners of services that contribute to population-wide, community-level and individual approaches to cardiovascular disease prevention. The guide includes sections on assessing risk, behaviour change and lifestye interventions, as well as medical interventions. There is also service models for CQUIN and QIPP requirements.

 
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New guidance
 
 

NICE is updating its guideline on lipid modification. We are looking for registered stakeholders to comment on the scope of the update and to suggest clinical questions that could be answered in the guideline.

 

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NICE is developing a clinical guideline on the pharmacological management of neuropathic pain. The main clinical features of neuropathic pain are described as continuous or intermittent spontaneous pain, typically described as burning, aching or shooting in quality.

 

 

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