Blog by Lynsey Spillman I’m a clinical Dietitian working with liver transplant patients. When people have recovered from liver transplant, they often find they gain unwanted weight, and get high blood pressure, diabetes and raised cholesterol. This means they become more at risk of getting cardiovascular disease. My patients have told me they would like […]
Archives for July 2018
Why are we unable to walk safely on our country roads?
Professor Mike Kelly, senior visiting fellow at the Primary Care Unit, writing in the Guardian, explains why it took an integrated strategy to cut smoking. He suggests that we need major infrastructural changes if we are to increase our physical activity – not just information and advice. “Getting the population more active is an absolute […]
‘I thought it was just me’: mutual benefit from public involvement in research
Blog by Dr Anna Spathis, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Associate Specialty Director in Palliative Medicine, School of Clinical Medicine and Dr Stephen Barclay, University Senior Lecturer in Palliative Care, Primary Care Unit, University of Cambridge. Teenage and young adults with cancer have inspired and steered a novel research study to develop a treatment […]
New tool reduces the need for 24-hour blood pressure monitors in general practice
A new prediction tool for managing patients with suspected high blood pressure in primary care could reduce by half the number of people needing to wear 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitors to confirm a diagnosis of hypertension. Published today in the BMJ, a study led by Oxford and Birmingham University researchers, with Professor Jonathan Mant, […]