Sunday, 16 November 2014

ScHARRNews - Monday 17th November 2014



Want to see real time images of a beating heart?
Ever thought it would be useful as a clinician to be able to see a real time 3D image of your patient's heart beating anywhere and at anytime? Butterfly Network, a startup company run by Jonathan Rothberg is working on a device that can do just this. It is the size of an iPhone that simply needs to be held against a person's chest to display a real time 3D image of their heart beating. Further det
VBA response details…
…..are not yet available, but a preliminary analysis is available in the papers that went to the September Board.  As you will remember from reading this Blog last month, NICE’s VBA proposals have been abandoned following a consultation that produced little in the way of consensus.When you read the preliminary analysis, it suggests that there was actually very little support for any of the proposa

NOV 15

Environmental Health | Full text | The effect of exposure to biomass ...
4 Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK. 5 School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK. 6 School of Medicine and ...

NOV 14

Rivaroxaban for the prevention of adverse outcomes in patients after the acute management of acute coronary syndrome…
…gets approval from NICE in their draft recommendation.  And, incidentally, it’s one of the rare examples where the ERG produced a lower ICER than the manufacturer.  In summary….“The Committee concluded that rivaroxaban 2.5mg twice daily in combination with aspirin plus clopidogrel or with aspirin alone was more effective than aspirin plus clopidogrel or aspirin alone for preventing further cardio

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