Tag Archives: University of Glasgow

Glasgow Coma Scale Update (Nursing Times / BBC News / PLoS Computational Biology / Nature Communications)

Summary The Glasgow Coma Scale has been updated forty years after its initial implementation. This Nursing Times article reviews the variations in technique which have developed since then, the scale’s current composition and application and the “structured approach” to the … Continue reading

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Further Dementia Diagnostic Test Accuracy Systematic Review Protocols (Cochrane Database)

Summary This is an additional list of diagnostic testing-related protocols, further to the Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group (CDCIG) Diagnostic Test Accuracy (DTA) protocols and protocol templates listed earlier in Generic Protocol(s) for Diagnostic Test Accuracy Reviews in Dementia … Continue reading

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Generic Protocol(s) for Diagnostic Test Accuracy Reviews in Dementia (Cochrane Database)

Summary The Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group (CDCIG) is working – in collaboration with the Cochrane Diagnostic Test Accuracy Review Unit (DTA Unit) and the Institute of Public Health (IPH) – on a series of Cochrane Diagnostic Test Accuracy … Continue reading

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BBC’s Day of the Body Clock (BBC News / PNAS / Science / NHS Choices / Lancet / Heart)

Summary Cancer, heart disease, type-2 diabetes, infections and obesity have been linked to insufficient and / or disrupted sleep. Full Text Link Reference Gallagher, J. (2014). ‘Arrogance’ of ignoring need for sleep. London: BBC Health News, May 12th 2014. Irregular … Continue reading

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End of Life Care in Acute Hospitals (BBC News / NCPC)

Summary A Glasgow University report has found that approximately one in three patients admitted to hospital in Scotland die within a year. Almost one in 10 patients die during their current hospital admission. Figures for the rest of the UK … Continue reading

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On the Relationships Between Socio-Economic Deprivation and Health Inequalities (Rowntree Foundation / BBC News / ONS)

Summary Researchers at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) investigated hundreds of theories about how income influences health. The “How does money influence health?” report identifies four main – often overlapping – ways in which money (absolute and relative income inequalities) … Continue reading

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Global Atlas of Palliative Care (WHO)

Summary This World Health Organisation (WHO) report found that over 20 million people require palliative care at the end of life. The majority suffer from noncommunicable diseases. The report examines unmet needs internationally, and draws attention to the inequalities between … Continue reading

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Two Recent “Behind the Headlines” Critical Appraisals (NHS Choices / Evolution, Medicine and Public Health / Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease)

Summary The NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” service produces regular critical appraisals of recent research into dementia-related topics which have appeared in the news. Here are two of these: The Association Between Economic Development, Sanitation, Cleanliness and the Estimated Prevalence of … Continue reading

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Association Between Bad Weather and Elevated Blood Pressure? (NHS Choices / Hypertension)

Summary The NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” service produces regular critical appraisals of recent research about older people’s health-related topics which have appeared in the news. Here is another of their master-class appraisals, offering a commentary on recent research into … Continue reading

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Stroke Patients Show Signs of Recovery in Stem-Cell Treatment Trial (BBC News / NHS Choices)

Summary An early piece of research into the safety and tolerability of stem cell therapy called ReN001 for the treatment of ischaemic stroke (where blood supply to the brain is blocked by blood clots) suggests that the nine people included … Continue reading

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