Metformin is the most-prescribed oral medication to lower blood glucose worldwide. But research findings about its association with cardiovascular disease, the most costly complication of type 2 diabetes, remain sparse and difficult to interpret. A new meta-analysis of research on the effect of metformin on cardiovascular outcomes in diabetes patients shows that metformin monotherapy appears […]
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5 Sep 2017, 3:30-5 pm, Cambridge Institute of Public Health. Prof. Merryn Gott, Professor of Health Sciences, University of Auckland will present research on how ‘avoidable’ and ‘unwanted’ hospital admissions are for people with palliative care needs.
Three large trials involving researchers from the MRC Epidemiology Unit and the Department of Public Health and Primary Care show that screening for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular risk factors may not reduce mortality and cardiovascular disease in the general population. However, for individuals diagnosed with diabetes, screening is associated with a reduction in mortality […]
Christi Deaton, Florence Nightingale Foundation Professor of Clinical Nursing Research, will lead a new programme of research to improve the care of patients with a common form of heart failure called Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF). The National Institute of Health Research School of Primary Care Research (NIHR SPCR) has awarded a grant […]
Tailored voice messages in automated phone calls to patients could successfully prompt patients to take medicines as prescribed, according to a study of patients and nurses working in GP surgeries, published as ‘Reasons for non-adherence to cardiometabolic medications, and acceptability of an interactive voice response intervention in patients with hypertension and type 2 diabetes in […]
Posted by Vikki Houghton with Kate Ellis and Miranda Van Emmenis In June, the Primary Care Unit arrived at Murray Edwards College for the bi-annual Unit away day. The ten research groups each presented three things the Unit as a whole might not know about them – using creative techniques and strictly no powerpoint. From […]