Updates to Prodigy (Formerly Clinical Knowledge Summaries)

November 7, 2011 at 1:04 pm Leave a comment

The following PRODIGY topics have been updated to include new evidence and recommendations published by the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health (FSRH), the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) and the World Alzheimer Report 2011.
  • Contraception – Emergency has been revised to reflect the updated emergency contraception guidance issued by the FSRH.
  • Dementia has been updated to into include a summary of key recommendations from the World Alzheimer Report 2011 which emphasizes the benefits of early diagnosis and intervention.
  • Gonorrhoea has been updated to reflect the revised UK National Guideline for the Management of Gonorrhoea in Adults 2011, published by BASHH. The main changes include:
    • First-line treatment for gonorrhoea is now ceftriaxone 500 mg by intramuscular injection plus azithromycin 1 g orally.
    • A test of cure is now recommended for all people after treatment for gonorrhoea.
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease and scrotal swellings have been updated to reflect the current UK treatment guidelines for uncomplicated gonorrhoea from BASHH. The dose of intramuscular ceftriaxone has been increased from 250 mg to 500 mg to reflect the reduced sensitivity of Neisseria gonorrhoeae to cephalosporins.
  • Warts and verrucae has been updated include the results of a recent Health Technology Assessment that found no evidence to suggest that cryotherapy was more effective than self-treatment with 50% salicylic acid for the treatment of verrucae.
A literature search was conducted in October 2011 to identify evidence-based guidelines, UK policy, systematic reviews, and key RCTs published since the last revision of the following topics:
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