Statins considered safe for children with hereditary high cholesterol levels

Statins considered safe for children with hereditary high cholesterol levels

January 18 2018 A new study has found no statin-related safety issues for statins being used to...

Drug Safety Update includes eluxadoline, fingolimod

Drug Safety Update includes eluxadoline, fingolimod

December 19 2017 The MHRA’s latest Drug Safety Update includes information about two black...

Hormonal contraceptives do increase chances of breast cancer, but risk is ‘small’

Hormonal contraceptives do increase chances of breast cancer, but risk is ‘small’

December 13 2017 Women using hormonal contraceptives are exposed to a 20% increased risk of...

MHRA issues new batch of Drug Safety Update notices

MHRA issues new batch of Drug Safety Update notices

November 28 2017 The medicines regulator has issued four Drug Safety Updates relating to...

Vitamin D intake guidance for pregnant mums and babies updated in Scotland

Vitamin D intake guidance for pregnant mums and babies updated in Scotland

November 27 2017 NHS Scotland has updated its recommendations around vitamin D intake for new...

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    Thursday, 18 January 2018 11:07
  • Drug Safety Update includes eluxadoline, fingolimod

    Drug Safety Update includes eluxadoline, fingolimod

    Tuesday, 19 December 2017 10:16
  • Hormonal contraceptives do increase chances of breast cancer, but risk is ‘small’

    Hormonal contraceptives do increase chances of breast cancer, but risk is ‘small’

    Wednesday, 13 December 2017 12:33
  • MHRA issues new batch of Drug Safety Update notices

    MHRA issues new batch of Drug Safety Update notices

    Tuesday, 28 November 2017 09:52
  • Vitamin D intake guidance for pregnant mums and babies updated in Scotland

    Vitamin D intake guidance for pregnant mums and babies updated in Scotland

    Monday, 27 November 2017 14:50

a measles image cbAugust 14 2017

Updated guidelines relating to measles identification, case management and control have been issued by Public Health England.

 The National Measles Guidelines 2017 include:

  • revised definitions for a significant exposure outside of the household setting
  • updated indications for post-exposure prophylaxis
  • additional information on laboratory testing services including the indications for urgent PCR testing, available through PHE regional laboratories.

Intended for use by all health professionals, the guidelines cover:

  • how to decide if a suspected case of measles is ‘likely’ or ‘unlikely’
  • case management - what lab tests should be done and the importance of oral fluid testing on all suspected cases
  • measles control – identifying vulnerable contacts and assessing their need for post-exposure prophylaxis.

Links:
PHE National measles guidelines announcement                   https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/636995/PHE_measles_guidance.pdf
PHE National Measles Guidelines August 2017 document                   https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/636995/PHE_measles_guidance.pdf

Clinical News

January 19 2018 A new parliamentary report is recommending that GPs should immediately request a blood test for anyone presenting with one or more symptoms of blood cancer. In addition, the report says...
January 19 2018 A new parliamentary report is recommending that GPs should immediately request a blood test for anyone presenting with one or more symptoms of blood cancer. In addition, the report says...