Everyone is “swine flu” case reports mad!

It is great to see that the whole world is discussing case reports! Led by the World Health Organisation we are constantly being kept up to date with a growing case series of swine influenza. http://www.who.int/csr/disease/swineflu/en/index.html The BBC news this morning reported that they are awaiting the outcome of tests on relatives and friends of […]

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Case series: Alzheimers treatment with CPHPC

A case series of 5 people with Alzheimers disease given CPHPC for 3 months which led to depletion of Serum Amyloid P component (SAP) in the blood and brain1 is reported widely in the news. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/04/090413180706.htm It is good that CPHPC, a small molecule developed in conjunction with Roche and now owned by Pentraxin, is […]

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Fundoplication: cases vs. RCT

The Health Technology Assessment Programme published its findings on laparoscopic fundoplication for chronic gastroeaophageal reflux disease in September 20081. “The results showed that surgical treatment was more effective than long-term drug therapy, especially in patients with the most troublesome symptoms, certainly up to one year after the procedure. A surgical policy is, however, more costly […]

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