Post Tagged with: "Research"

Book reviews: The Unofficial Guide to Medicine series

Book reviews: The Unofficial Guide to Medicine series

The Unofficial Guide to Radiology   When I found out that this book had topped the Amazon.co.uk best selling book list, it came as no real surprise. The Unofficial Guide to Radiology by Mark Rodrigues and Zeshan Qureshi does exactly what it says on the tin- it provides a crisp, succinct guide with sufficient detail to understand convoluted concepts, but […]

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Getting involved in Research and Auditing as a First Year

  This is the fifth article in our ongoing Freshers series. Check back next week for the final instalment.   Quality Improvement: Research and Audit? One of the core components of a career in medicine is quality improvement. This encompasses striving to achieve better understanding of disease and how to beat it, and developing and maintaining high standards of medical […]

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QM Staff Respond to the Global Health Research League Table 2015

QM Staff Respond to the Global Health Research League Table 2015

UAEM Barts and Medsin Barts   University websites were awash with news of their position on the 2015 Global Health Research League Table this January. Those who had done well publicised their good standing; those who had not, made calls for action. The Global Health Research League Table (GHRLT) ranked the top 25 research universities according to their commitment to […]

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Is Nitric Oxide the Solution to Ventilator Associated Pneumonia?

Is Nitric Oxide the Solution to Ventilator Associated Pneumonia?

  [box] Suborno Ghosh reports on a potentially promising technique for preventing ventilator associated pneumonia [/box] A UK study is currently being undertaken to discover if the delivery of nitric oxide helps to reduce the occurrence of ventilator-associated pneumonia in intubated patients. In a phase I dose-finding study researchers are using a liquid system to generate and deliver NOx (the […]

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Revolutionising Treatment for Multiple Myeloma

Revolutionising Treatment for Multiple Myeloma

[box] Utsav Radia shines a light on research into the treatment of Multiple Myeloma [/box] Scientists at Imperial, led by Professor Guido Franzoso, have developed a new drug to be used in patients with multiple myeloma, a rare type of cancer affecting 4,800 new people every year in the UK. Multiple myeloma results from the proliferation of cancerous antibody-secreting cells […]

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Stem Cells to Rescue Stroke Patients

[box] Utsav Radia explains the science behind promising future stroke treatment [/box] Every year, there are approximately 152,000 strokes in the UK, costing the economy a whopping £7 billion. Last year, 19,710 people were admitted to hospital following a stroke in the UK. It is predicted that 20% of strokes are fatal – those that survive fall prey to the […]

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