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Patients with soft tissue sarcomas should be treated at high volume centers

...institutions. There was a slight selection bias in favour of the low volume centres because tumours managed at high volume places were higher grade and larger in size but despite this, higher volume centres achieved superior outcomes in patients with high grade lesions and those with tumours over 10 cm in ...

Meningitis: effectiveness of preventive vaccination demonstrated

...in subsequent epidemics. These results speak in favour of adopting a strategy of routine vaccination using this vaccine whenever no other vaccine is available in order to prevent meningococcus meningitis epidemics in this region of Africa. However, a conjugated vaccine which should be sold at less than...

Decision aid tool could cut the number of Caesarean sections by 4000 a year

...Although the content was carefully designed to not favour one mode of delivery over another, even a small absolute change in decisions could have a substantial impact on national rates of caesarean section....

Scientific breakthrough for naprapathy

...ical Journal of Pain, show distinct differences in favour of naprapathy. In the study of 409 patients, the researchers compared two groups of people with back and neck problems. Following a medical examination to eliminate serious conditions, the patients were randomly assigned to two therapeutic altern...

Implanting dopamine generators in brain cells obtains improvement in Parkinson's in monkeys

...e striate area of neurotrophic factors (those that favour cell growth), such as GDNF, also causes a significant increase in dopaminergic neurones in this region of the brain indicates that the beneficial effect produced by the implant of cellular aggregates is probably due to the action of the GNDF neurotro...

New therapeutic targets for neurodegenerative diseases

...cess of progressive deterioration, substances that favour the survival of the neurones and oligodendrocytes are also sought; substances such as, for example, antioxidants, given that, in many of the neurodegenerative illnesses the cells die because oxidative stress is produced. In recent years the Neurobiol...

Prescriptions for health advice online

... websites with high quality medical information in favour of those with a human touch, according to new research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Faced with a minefield of information of variable quality, health consumers subject websites to an initial weeding-out process that w...

New study shows the life and death importance of the doctor-patient relationship

...gical aspects of medicine, may be more inclined to favour hastening death for a patient," Dr Varghese said. A total of 252 individual doctor-patient pairs participated in the study, which was conducted using patients and doctors from the Princess Alexandra Hospital and Mt. Olivet Hospital in Brisbane. It w...

Are antibiotics being used for too long?

.... Not only does the study yield strong evidence in favour of short course therapy for a subset of patients with community acquired pneumonia, but also shows how centres can cooperate to tackle longstanding areas of uncertainty in clinical microbiology and infectious diseases, he writes. Many other common cl...

Poor clinical handover threatening patient care

... to misses and near misses, warn the authors. They favour a post-take bedside ward round, not only from a medicolegal point of view, but also as an opportunity for bedside teaching and learning by giving feedback to the outgoing team. And they suggest that the leadership of senior doctors in the handover pr...

Excisional treatments for pre-cancerous cervical cells could lead to problems in pregnancy

... mild abnormalities." "Our findings could probably favour the initiation of cervical screeningafter the age of 25 years with respect to long-term obstetric outcomes," sheadds....

Tobacco industry developed product strategy to conceal toxicity of cigarettes

...oubt that the ISO standards should be discarded in favour of new standards that meet the needs of consumers and regulators, rather than the tobacco industry."...

Conscientious objection in medicine should not be tolerated

... incompatible with being a doctor. The argument in favour of allowing conscientious objection is that to fail to do so harms the doctor and constrains liberty. This is true, says the author, but when conscientious objection compromises the quality, efficiency, or equitable delivery of a service, it should n...

Does alcohol labelling encourage sensible drinking?

...oser to nine. Most participants said they were in favour of alcohol labelling. However, the survey found price offers influenced buying more than label information. Despite the enthusiasm for labelling amongst the participants, evidence from other countries on its effectiveness is not supportive, say the ...

As Montreal Conference considers deforestation issues, ESA presents space solution

... countries opposed to the Kyoto Protocol spoke in favour of discussing mechanisms to preserve forests on a national basis. The point was also made by Switzerland that besides serving as a means of reducing emissions, preserving and expanding forests also helps ensure sustainable development and food securi...

Life insurance: Research reveals concerns over use of health information

...es and deliberating amongst themselves, 10 were in favour of legislation to prevent insurers accessing test results. Two voted for the moratorium to be extended, and just one for insurers to have access in the same way as for other health tests. But it was not just the verdict that interested researchers. P...

Reforming the NHS: Have we gone too far or not far enough?

...s on different parts of the NHS." But for those in favour of reform, the problem is not that we have gone too far but that we have not yet gone far enough. In a second article, Jennifer Dixon calls for full implementation of the reforms already designed (payment by results, patient choice, and provision of ...

Polar explorer delivers rare snow-depth data to ESA for CryoSat validation

...dry-suits. Sometimes the fresh leads worked in our favour serving as a highway when they were headed north. How worried are you about receding ice cover? We have seen a long period where prevailing winds and sea currents wipe away the sea ice and the ice itself seems to be thinning. It is a dangerous combi...

Subproducts resulting from disinfecting drinkable water

...aim of the thesis was to evaluate the factors that favour the formation of these subproducts and thus reduce the levels of exposition derived from the consumption of drinkable water. The thesis has managed to establish the influence of the physicochemical characteristics of the supply water. The efficacy of...

Decline in performance of candidates taking a postgraduate medical examination between 1997 and 2001

...erencing was abandoned by the MRCP(UK) in 2002 in favour of 'criterion-referencing', in which examiners determine the pass mark by assessing the desirable knowledge based on individual questions. Thus the standard required to pass all components of the examination is now fixed and independent of the stand...

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