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Concept: Anarchy in the U.K.

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Wernicke’s encephalopathy (WE) is a serious medical emergency whose pathogenesis is well understood and reviewed in this paper. Summarizing the evidence for its prophylaxis and management, the authors suggest that, in the UK, there is evidence that many patients identified as being at risk of WE currently do not receive appropriate treatment, despite the availability (not universal) of guidelines and protocols.

Concepts: Illness, United Kingdom, Anarchy in the U.K., Pathologic nystagmus, Encephalopathy, Wernicke's encephalopathy, Act of Parliament, Carl Wernicke

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Studies suggest that increased breastfeeding rates can provide substantial financial savings, but the scale of such savings in the UK is not known.

Concepts: Economics, United Kingdom, Investment, Anarchy in the U.K., Decolonization

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UK Dementia Strategies prioritise fair access to mental and physical healthcare. We investigated whether there are inequalities by deprivation or gender in healthcare received by people with dementia, and compared healthcare received by people with and without dementia.

Concepts: United Kingdom, English language, German language, Anarchy in the U.K., Decolonization, Welsh language

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There are a lack of reliable data on the epidemiology and associated burden and costs of asthma. We sought to provide the first UK-wide estimates of the epidemiology, healthcare utilisation and costs of asthma.

Concepts: United Kingdom, Germany, Ethnic group, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Member of Parliament, Anarchy in the U.K., Parliament of the United Kingdom, Nationality

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Heart failure is a common long term condition affecting around 900 000 people in the UK and patients commonly present to primary care. The prognosis of patients with a code of heart failure in their primary care record is unknown.

Concepts: Time, Medical terms, United Kingdom, Medical diagnosis, English language, Term, Primary school, Anarchy in the U.K.

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To determine how ‘overdiagnosis’ is currently conceptualised among adults in the UK in light of previous research, which has found that the term is difficult for the public to understand and awareness is low. This study aimed to add to current debates on healthcare in which overdiagnosis is a prominent issue.

Concepts: Understanding, United Kingdom, Great Britain, Incandescent light bulb, Radio, Anarchy in the U.K., Decolonization

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To study the salt and sugars content of breakfast cereals sold in the UK between 1992 and 2015.

Concepts: United Kingdom, Anarchy in the U.K., Decolonization, Breakfast

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There are large inequalities in levels of physical activity in the UK, and this is an important determinant of health inequalities. Little is known about the effectiveness of community-wide interventions to increase physical activity and whether effects differ by socioeconomic group.

Concepts: Health care, Effect, Effectiveness, Industrial Revolution, United Kingdom, Anarchy in the U.K., Decolonization

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Failure to recruit sufficient applicants to general practice (GP) training has been a problem both nationally and internationally for many years and undermining of GP is one possible contributing factor. The aim of our study was to ascertain what comments, both negative and positive, are being made in UK clinical settings to GP trainees about GP and to further explore these comments and their influence on career choice.

Concepts: United Kingdom, Training, Practice, General practitioner, Ethnic group, Anarchy in the U.K., Chess, United States Navy