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September 14, 2014

Screening programme focus of annual meeting at SVUH

The challenges that arise from a population-based colorectal cancer screening programme will be the focus of the 21st International Meeting of the Centre for Colorectal Disease at St Vincent’s University Hospital (SVUH) on Friday, September 12.

Explaining immunogenicity

Sandra Ryan examines the importance of choosing the right biologic for the right patient suffering from rheumatoid arthritis.

Trend for more transplants, less dialysis

Legislation in regard to kidney donation is due to change dramatically within the next two years, Gary Culliton reports in his latest Clinical Update.

PDT is better for treating skin lesions than cryotherapy

Photodynamic therapy (PDT), which uses topical agents and light to kill tissue, appears to better clear actinic keratoses (AKs), a common skin lesion caused by sun damage, at three months after treatment than cryotherapy

Curbing sedentary behaviour may be key in protecting ageing DNA

Excessive sitting and a sedentary behaviour, not just low physical activity levels, may become the new ‘health hazard of our time’, research published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine has warned.

Stroke – when things go wrong

Marie-Catherine Mousseau reports on current shortcomings and new advances in the management of stroke in Ireland as presented in the ‘Advancing stroke care meeting’ organised by Boehringer Ingelheim.

Galway research eyes cornea transplant rejection

Research carried out at NUI Galway’s Regenerative Medicine Institute (REMEDI) could help significantly reduce rejection rates in cornea transplants through the use of stem-cell treatment.

COPD treatment ‘has two aims’

COPD is an increasing problem that is not optimally managed in this country. Diagnosis is based on spirometry, but there can be difficulties obtaining access to this test. However, recent guidelines have yielded benefits, doctors were told at a recent clinical meeting.

COPD ‘becoming increasingly common’ — Clinical Lead

COPD is not in decline, unlike some other chronic diseases, but is becoming increasingly common. Gary Culliton reports on the treatment options available.

The latest amendments to the overactive bladder clinical practice guidelines

Lloyd Mudiwa outlines the abridged version of the new clinical framework for the diagnosis and treatment of non-neurogenic overactive bladder (OAB) in adult patients.

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