Appropriate Technology

December 8, 2014 at 2:21 PM 0 comments

Dr Catherine Mohr Intuitive Surgical, maker of the daVinci surgical robot Dr Duthie raises many excellent points in his blog post, Limited Resources.  This is an essential conversation that we, in the global medical community, must continue to have. I would hesitate to assert though, that clinicians or companies from economicallyRead More

Limited Resources

November 5, 2014 at 10:08 AM 0 comments

Dr Jim Duthie Last week I had the opportunity to attend a small breakfast meeting where the speaker was Dr Catherine Mohr. Dr Mohr is an extraordinary individual (see http://www.catherinemohr.com/), originally trained in Medical Engineering at MIT, then going on to study Medicine at Stanford. She has a knack not onlyRead More

Shh and Listen! Communication Between Doctors and Patients Needs to Improve

October 30, 2014 at 2:20 PM 0 comments

Interview with Professor David Price, Primary Care Respiratory Society Professor of Primary Care Respiratory Medicine, by Kelly Llewellyn, Assistant Editor for EMJ THE BACKGROUND According to the European Respiratory Society, respiratory diseases are among the leading causes of death worldwide. Statistically, asthma affects around 300 million individuals worldwide; 65 millionRead More

Does the Future Realistically Hold a Cure for Diabetes?

October 24, 2014 at 3:37 PM 0 comments

Ms. Anne Philips An emotive title for this blog, however, could be: is this actually a realistic option in the future? As the evidence is emerging about potential opportunities to delay or prevent Type 1 and 2 diabetes (T1D/T2D), the stage is set for a very exciting few years aheadRead More

Zydelig® (idelalisib): The Force to Fight CLL and FL

October 17, 2014 at 12:31 PM 0 comments

Interview with Dr Dominique Tonelli, Regional Senior Medical Affairs Director for Gilead, by Kelly Llewellyn, Assistant Editor for EMJ. THE BACKGROUND After the European Commission granted the marketing authorisation for Gilead’s Zydelig® (idelalisib), a first-in-class oral treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) and follicular leukaemia (FL), the European Medical JournalRead More

The Role of GPs

October 8, 2014 at 10:52 AM 0 comments

Dr Judith O’Malley-Ford Recently, I spoke to a group about the role of the General Practitioner (GP) in the community, about the complexity of the role, and about its challenges of engaging with hospitals, health funds and providers of funding, and with the patient groups. I have many interests inRead More

The EMJ Cow Adventures: ERS 2014 Edition

The EMJ Cow Adventures: ERS 2014 Edition

September 29, 2014 at 4:05 PM 0 comments

This year, our EMJ team travelled to Munich to attend and review the 24th Annual Congress of the European Respiratory Society (ERS). As we proudly presented our stand at the Congress, we offered those attending a free subscription to our 2014 Respiratory eJournal (which features full coverage of the congress, aRead More

Stigma is a Side-Effect of HIV Prevention Medicine

September 23, 2014 at 10:25 AM 0 comments

David Rowlands 100,000 people are living with HIV within the UK, and one-quarter of these are undiagnosed. This is not only within the capital; latest research suggests that one-fifth of people with HIV in the West Midlands remain undiagnosed. This is deeply concerning as statistics suggest there are more peopleRead More

What’s Wrong with Modern Medicine?

July 30, 2014 at 3:11 PM 0 comments

Dr Jim Duthie Despite not knowing much about biology, and being able to successfully treat very few diseases, doctors in the 19th century were held in very high regard. For the most part, they would poke, prod, listen to a chest, and prescribe morphine, and yet, they were considered oraclesRead More

WFN launches first World Brain Day on 22 July

July 15, 2014 at 9:36 AM 0 comments

“Our brain – our future”: Awareness-raising for the importance of brain health – Emphasis on prevention of underestimated burden of disease On 22 July, the World Federation of Neurology (WFN) launches the first “World Brain Day,” an event dedicated to bringing more attention to the importance of brain health andRead More