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What’s New in UpToDate

To see “What’s New” in your specialty (and 24 others, including drug therapy), or to read “Practice Changing UpDates” across all specialties, click here

Have you checked out UpToDate Talk? Our popular podcast series features world-renowned experts discussing important new studies and their impact on current medical practice. Listen to the most recent episode now.

MEHT Staff can register to access UpToDate via the link on the homepage of the staff intranet. Please contact the Warner Library if you require assistance.

Prevention of graft reinfection in HCV-infected patients undergoing liver transplantation
In the absence of viral suppression or clearance of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) in patients who undergo liver transplantation, the new liver is almost always reinfected. In an open-label study, 16 HCV genotype 1-infected patients undergoing their first liver transplantation from an uninfected donor received a single dose of ledipasvir-sofosbuvir the day they arrived at the hospital for transplantation and once daily for four weeks postoperatively [1]. The sustained virologic response rate 12 weeks after completion of treatment was 88 percent, suggesting that an abbreviated perioperative course of direct-acting antiviral (DAA) treatment can prevent reinfection of the graft. Additional studies are warranted to confirm the efficacy and safety of this approach in other HCV-infected populations and with other DAA regimens.
See ‘Recurrence of hepatitis C virus infection following liver transplantation’, section on ‘Perioperative therapy’.
1. Levitsky J, Verna EC, O’Leary JG, et al. Perioperative Ledipasvir-Sofosbuvir for HCV in Liver-Transplant Recipients. N Engl J Med 2016; 375:2106.
 
Early introduction of egg for the prevention of egg allergy
Four recent randomized trials have examined introduction of egg for the prevention of egg allergy, with variable success. These studies are the Prevention of Egg Allergy with Tiny Amount Intake (PETIT) trial [2], the Starting Time of Egg Protein (STEP) trial [3], the Beating Egg Allergy Trial (BEAT) [4], and the Hen’s Egg Allergy Prevention (HEAP) trial [5]. Each trial enrolled a slightly different population and introduced different doses and forms of egg at ages ranging from 4 to 6 months. The most successful trial (PETIT) involved infants with eczema given a low dose of heated egg starting at 6 months of age, which resulted in egg allergy at 12 months in 8 and 38 percent in the treatment and placebo groups, respectively. The other trials that used pasteurized raw egg and started dosing as early as 4 months were negative. Further studies are needed to determine the optimal timing, patient population, and form of egg to introduce.
See ‘Introducing highly allergenic foods to infants and children’, section on ‘Introduction in a high-risk population’.
2. Natsume O, Kabashima S, Nakazato J, et al. Two-step egg introduction for prevention of egg allergy in high-risk infants with eczema (PETIT): a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Lancet 2016.

3. Palmer DJ, Sullivan TR, Gold MS, et al. Randomized controlled trial of early regular egg intake to prevent egg allergy. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2016.

4. Tan JW-L, Valerio C, Barnes EH, et al. A randomized trial of egg introduction from 4 months of age in infants at risk for egg allergy. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2016.

5. Bellach J, Schwarz V, Ahrens B, et al. Randomized placebo-controlled trial of hen’s egg consumption for primary prevention in infants. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2016.

 
Donor fecal microbiota transplant for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection
Strong evidence to support fecal microbiota transplant (FMT) in patients with recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) has been lacking. In a randomized trial, patients with three or more recurrences of CDI who had received vancomycin for their most recent acute episode were assigned to FMT administered by colonoscopy with donor stool or their own stool (as a control) [6]. Patients who received donor FMT achieved higher clinical cure rates (92 versus 63 percent). These data support our recommendations to treat patients with recurrent CDI despite multiple courses of antibiotic therapy with donor FMT.
See ‘Fecal microbiota transplantation in the treatment of recurrent Clostridium difficile infection’, section on ‘Colonoscope’.
6. Kelly CR, Khoruts A, Staley C, et al. Effect of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation on Recurrence in Multiply Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection: A Randomized Trial. Ann Intern Med 2016; 165:609.

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A better way to access UpToDate

Are you still using your Athens password to access UpToDate? If so, there is a better way to access that not only gives you access to the full UpToDate database but also the App that allows you to access from your Smart phone or tablet. The App is compatible with Apple and Android devices.

To register:

  • Go to the MEHT intranet homepage and click the UpToDate icon
  • Click Log in/Register (top right of screen)
  • Complete the registration form – you can register using the email of your choice.
  • Select a Username and password.

Once registered, you use the username and password to access from a home PC or laptop, and to also login to the App (Just search for the UpToDate app in your usual App store & download to your device. You will only need to login once).

Verify your account every 90 days

You may have registered a few months ago – if so your account may be coming up for verification.

You will receive an email after 80 days to tell you to verify your account. It’s easy – just click the UpToDate logo on the Trust intranet homepage again & click Log in / Register. This time, log in (using Username and password you created) in the login box on the left hand side of the screen. All done – your account is now verified for another 90 days and you can continue to access as before.

CME Activity

You may have noticed that UpToDate records CME activity.

Once logged in, Click on the CME link at the top right of the screen.

Click “View/Change My Settings” from the menu on the left hand side.

Select “Time-based Tracking” from the options – this will now record the hours you spend on CME.

To print out a certificate, click “Process My CME/CE/CPD” from the left hand menu.

If you have previously accessed UpToDate with your Athens account it is possible to merge your Athens account with your individual account, ensuring your CME activity is carried over. To do this just email sitesupport@uptodate.com saying you wish to consolidate your Athens account with your current account. Please state your name, and the email address you used to register with Athens (if you cannot remember please email warner.library@meht.nhs.uk or phone x4708 and we can check for you)

 Training for individuals and Departments

I am now a certified Trainer for UpToDate, so if you would like to arrange a training session for yourself or your colleagues / team please get in touch. This would take about 15-20 minutes so could fit into a team meeting or CPD event.

For more help with the registration process please go to: http://meht-intranet/hr/learning-and-development/warner-library-services/uptodate/ (MEHT PC only)

Remember, you can still use your Athens account to access E-journals, E-books (including some titles from Oxford Online), Healthcare databases and ClinicalKey (hundreds of full text books and journals from Elsevier)

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the Warner Library

UpToDate now available

The Warner Library now has UptoDate 

Uptodate

UptoDate is a clinical decision support resource designed for use at the point of care.

It includes:

  • Over 10,000 searchable topics in over 20 specialities – find the evidence to treat patients quickly!
  • Graphics & tables that can be downloaded into powerpoint
  • 135 clinical calculators
  • A drug database and drug interactions program
  • Patient information – the Basics and Beyond the Basics

To access go to http://www.uptodate.com and log in with your Athens username and password (MEHT staff only)

To self register for an Athens password go to http://www.eel.nhs.uk or contact the Warner Library staff for help on x4708

If you would like to arrange an UptoDate demonstration for yourself, your department or team please contact Deborah Lepley on x4943 or Deborah.lepley@meht.nhs.uk

UpToDate Trial

November 12, 2013 Leave a comment

The Warner Library now have a trial subscription to UptoDate 

 Uptodate

UptoDate is a clinical decision support resource designed for use at the point of care.

It includes:

  • Over 10,000 searchable topics in over 20 specialities – find the evidence to treat patients quickly!
  • 135 clinical calculators
  • A drug database and drug interactions program
  • Patient information – the Basics and Beyond the Basics

 To access go to http://www.uptodate.com and log in with your Athens username and password. The trial will end 31st December 2013 and is for Mid Essex Hospital NHS Trust staff only.

 To self register for an Athens password go to http://www.eel.nhs.uk or contact the Warner Library staff for help on x4708

 If you would like to arrange an UptoDate demonstration for yourself, your department or team please contact Deborah Lepley on x4943 or Deborah.lepley@meht.nhs.uk

UpToDate Trial

The Warner Library has a  trial to UpToDate.

This is available on Trust computers with your NHS Athens username and password.

“UpToDate is a clinical decision support resource designed for use at the point of care. The program includes more than 10,000 searchable topics in over 20 specialties, more than 135 clinical calculators, and a drug database and drug interactions program (in partnership with Lexicomp®) that cover over 5,100 adult, pediatric, and international drug topics. UpToDate also offers two different types of patient education topics, The Basics and Beyond the Basics, so that clinicians can provide materials appropriate to their patients’ needs.”

To access go to www.uptodate.com and click “Log In” at the top right of the screen. Click “Log in via Athens”, enter your NHS Athens username and password, and then complete the registration screen. You can now search by keyword, or use the menu at the top of the screen to access patient information, medical calculators, or to browse what’s new.

Click here for a user guide.

The trial lasts til the end of March 2013. Please let us know what you think of it by adding a comment to this blog or sending an email to Zena: zena.woodley@meht.nhs.uk

 

 

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