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October 25, 2014

Antibacterial resistance is a huge concern in CF

Antibacterial resistance is a cause for major concern, according to a leading cystic fibrosis (CF) expert. World-leading CF experts, from Queen’s University Belfast, have called for greater research to address the issue of antibacterial resistance.

The why, how, when and where of BP measurement

Continuing her CPD series from a new online initiative on hypertension, Valerie Ryan hears about the importance of starting from the right place on blood pressure measurement, from a talk by Prof Eoin O’Brien.

Research Fellowships in diabetic eye disease

Cutting-edge research has been carried out at Queen’s University Belfast into eye disease.

Bid to make personalised medicine widely available

A new initiative is aiming to make personalised medicine available to all European patients. The initiative is led by Prof Mark Lawler, Chair in Translational Cancer Genomics at the Queen’s University Belfast Centre of Cancer Research and Cell Biology (CCRCB).

Half of patients receive at least one antibiotic while hospitalised

A one-day prevalence survey of 183 hospitals in the US found that approximately 50 per cent of hospitalised patients included in the survey were receiving antimicrobial drugs, and that about half of these patients were receiving two or more antimicrobial drugs

Adolescents with cerebral palsy have similar QoL as able-bodied peers

Adolescents with cerebral palsy (CP) face multiple challenges, but they rate their quality of life (QoL) on a par with their able-bodied peers, according to new research published in The Lancet.

Is genetic link possible between schizophrenia and left-handedness?

Findings from a new study published in the latest edition of the British Journal of Psychiatry clearly demonstrate that the excess of non-right-handedness in schizophrenia does not result from a gender artefact or from biased handedness questionnaires.

New study shows gout link to heightened diabetes risk

Gout is linked to a heightened risk of type 2 diabetes, suggests research published online in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.

Navigating the swells of resistant hyptension

Continuing our CPD initiative on hypertension, Valerie Ryan looks at a presentation from Prof Andrew Murphy, Professor of General Practice at NUI Galway, on the management of resistant hypertension in primary care.

Huge strides in battle over rejection

The best therapy for people with end-stage kidney disease is a transplant.

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