We have investigated the level of agreement for cause of death data in 232 patients who died of primary liver cancer, based on National (Australia Bureau of Statistics) and State (Tasmanian Cancer Registry) data and independent medical practitioners. The agreement between the ABS and TCR was poor but between medical practitioners was strong, and intermediate for comparisons between practitioners and either agency. Overall, cause-specific survival time was similar across the TCR, ABS and medical practitioners; with a small difference observed regarding the type of liver cancer. As liver cancer is a low-survival cancer, such results may be different to cancers with better survival such as breast cancer. Utilisation of specialist clinician oversight might improve data cohesion and fidelity.
We describe the operation of the amendment to WA legislation that explicitly provides for research in incapacitated subject and in Emergency or Intensive care settings, concentrating on ethical aspects.
We report evidence of a correlation between indices of iron load and arthropathy in patients with C282Y homozygous HFE haemochromatosis. The findings have implications for treatment of arthropathy in these patients.
This retrospective study provides evidence that low MBL concentrations increase the lifetimr risk of urinary tract infections in patients with autoimmune rheumatic diseases.
Briefly describes the emerging clinical evidence of effectiveness of molnupiravir and the supporting animal evidence.
Introduction Emergency hospital systems are expected to respond effectively to intentional or accidental mass casualty incidents (MCI). Such incidents are largely unpredictable, and increasing worldwide.1-3 Mitigation of the harms associated with these disasters often requires appropriate high-quality healthcare processes to be enacted rapidly, safely and without duplication or error.4 To prepare clinicians and health systems, effective training and rehearsal using the multi-systems involved in an actual response is necessary. Response frameworks (for example, Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program,5 Disaster
The authors describe a case of psoriasis complicated by periodontitis and discuss the relationship between the two conditions.
What is our current understanding of COVID-19? A gigantic and possibly never-ending question. It may appear that there is current COVID stability, but this is
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