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Public And Private Healthcare Must Pool Resources To Beat Cancer

...hich could co-ordinate the new structure of cancer centres and units that is gradually building up throughout the UK." He also suggests that "as well as developing the treatments of the future such a centre would monitor the availability of care throughout the United Kingdom and ensure equity of access (and...

Canada's Most Powerful Supercomputer Now At Sick Kids

...dvances notonly at Sick Kids but at the many other centres who will be able to access thisincredible resource." "Almost overnight the volume and complexity of biological information has grownexponentially," explains David Wharry, President of Silicon Graphics Canada. "Atthe same time, the ability to organize...

Researchers discover the driving force behind cancer cells in Hodgkin's disease

...the top comprehensive cancer research andtreatment centres in the world. The Ontario Cancer Institute is the ResearchInstitute of Princess Margaret Hospital which, along with the Toronto GeneralHospital and the Toronto Western Hospital, is a member of the University HealthNetwork. The AMGEN Research Institu...

Family doctors too pessimistic about knee surgery risk

... the greater concentration of specialists in urban centres who seepatients with already more advanced stages of osteoarthritis. Knee replacement surgery has been growing at an annual rate of 15 per cent since1981 and is most common in patients over 60 years old. The study, the mostcomprehensive assessment of...

High brain centres teach lower brain to adapt to injury

...ersity of Toronto have discovered that higherbrain centres act as "training wheels" for the lower brain by en...essor of physiology atU of T. Lower brain centres need input from the cerebral cortex initially toadapt to damaged sensory pathways. Once the lower br...

Depression costs UK economy 2 billion a year, conference will be told

...ychiatrists, GPs and medical economists fromtwelve centres of medical excellence in eight countries. Depression is a persistent, disabling condition that can severely affect normalfunctioning and can have a serious indeed potentially fatal outcome. Depression is a huge economic drain on the county. Cub...

Care of mentally ill prisoners well below NHS standards

...are of mentally ill prisoners in prison healthcare centres falls well below that provided for mentally ill patients in the NHS, finds research in this week's BMJ. Most prison inpatients are mentally ill and the Prison Service has aimed to provide the same standard of health care as the NHS since 1991. Reed ...

New data shows prescribers how to cut the cost of schizophrenia care while relieving patient distress

...consistent and conclusive across all countries and centres (p<0.0001). Total costs for all inpatient drug use were also significantly different (p<0.0001) and were substantially higher in the olanzapine group than in the Risperdal group (mean $297.5 +/- $301.10 USD for olanzapine versus mean $159.9...

New study shows prescribing of newer antipsychotic medication risperdal may save millions in schizophrenia care

...consistent and conclusive across all countries and centres (p<0.0001). Total costs for all inpatient drug use were also significantly different (p<0.0001) and were substantially higher in the olanzapine group than in the Risperdal group (mean $297.5 +/- $301.10 USD for olanzapine versus mean $159.9...

Hospital records may be distorting cancer statistics

...compare cancer incidence and survival in different centres and even countries....

Women still rarely raise the issue of family history of breast cancer with general practitioners or practice nurses

...bility of genetic tests for breast cancer, genetic centres have reported increasing referral, often of women who are at low risk by current knowledge, but who are concerned about the implications of their family history. To inform better management in primary care, all primary care consultations between wome...

Twenty percent of kidney deaths among Type 2 diabetes patients can be prevented - according to new clinical trial

... in more than 1,700 people with Type 2 diabetes in centres around the world. The incidence of Type 2 diabetes in the UK is expected to reach three million by the year 2010 partly due to an ageing population and increasing levels of obesity. "Type 2 diabetes affects 1 million people in the UK, with a similar ...

New data support the efficacy and safety of the novel oral anticoagulant Exanta

...ng total hip or total knee replacement surgery, in centres across Europe. The study, which compared the efficacy and safety of Exanta to the low molecular weight heparin, enoxaparin showed it to be effective and well tolerated for VTE prevention, with efficacy comparable to that of enoxaparin. The earlier ...

West meets East - WHO tuberculosis treatment

... two largest tuberculosis diagnostic and treatment centres of Tomsk Oblast, western Siberia. Standard WHO tuberculosis outcomes and rates of sputum conversion were used as primary outcomes. 646 patients took part in the trial; 356 patients were given Russian tuberculosis treatment (155 smear positive) and 2...

Deaths at Bristol not explained by low volume of operations

...ssary follow that concentrating resources in fewer centres would reduce deaths, he concludes....

Cancer doctors could benefit from training in communication skills

...ontrolled trial. 160 oncologists from 34 UK cancer centres were randomly allocated to four groups: written feedback followed by course; course alone; written feedback alone; and control. At each of two assessment periods, consultations with six to ten consecutive, consenting patients per doctor were videotap...

Doctors need training courses in communication skills

...d 160 doctors and over 2,000 patients at 34 cancer centres throughout the UK took part in the study. One part of it involved 93 doctors who were randomised to attend a three-day residential course or to a control group that did not. Before and after attending the course they completed a questionnaire on th...

First multimedia resource to give patients their own voice

... settings such as public libraries and information centres where help is available will enable those unfamiliar with the technology to share in the benefits....

Nicorandil could improve outcome for angina patients

...ional risk factors for CHD. 5126 patients from 226 centres in the UK were randomly assigned 20 mg nicorandil twice daily or identical placebo in addition to standard antianginal therapy (-blockers, calcium-channel blockers, or long-acting nitrates). Average follow-up time was 1.6 years. 15.5% of patients in ...

Support for colorectal cancer screening

...earch UK. Men and women aged 5564 years from 14 UK centres were randomly assigned screening or control (ratio one to two). The control group was not contacted. Small polyps were removed during screening, and individuals were referred for colonoscopy if high-risk polyps were found. Around 170,000 individuals ...

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