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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the commonest disabling neurological condition to afflict young adults and therefore has a high social burden. Over several decades, there has been a considerable progress in the understanding of the disease pathogenesis as well as in the clinical management of MS...
This synthesis seeks to assess and explain the effectiveness of policy interventions to reduce elective wait times or lists. PubMed, EMBASE, EconLit, and grey literature were systematically searched for relevant studies and reviews. Strategies with the strongest evidence base include paying for...
Introduction Delayed discharge from acute hospital has been a cause of concern for the last 10 years. Older people with complex health needs are particularly vulnerable to delayed discharge with negative consequences for their health and wellbeing. Source of data Review of the literature on the...
Introduction Dengue is a vector-borne viral infection that endangers an estimated 2.5 billion people. Disease caused by dengue ranges from a relatively minor febrile illness to a life-threatening condition characterized by extensive capillary leak. A greater understanding of dengue has the...
There is ongoing debate in the UK as to the place of coercion and compulsion in community mental health care. Recent changes in service provision and amendments to the Mental Health Act in England and Wales have increased the scope for compulsion in the community. This has intensified the debate...
Introduction Lung cancer is the commonest fatal malignancy in the developed world. Survival rates for lung cancer have not changed significantly over the past 30 years. Sources of data This report is a systematic review of the literature on our current understanding of lung cancer biology....
Sarcopenia reflects a progressive withdrawal of anabolism and an increased catabolism, along with a reduced muscle regeneration capacity. Muscle force and power decline more than muscle dimensions: older muscle is intrinsically weak. Sarcopenic obesity (SO) among the elderly corroborates to the...
Occupational asthma is common, disabling and costly, and it is often difficult to diagnose. Incidence statistics are consequently unreliable, and there are formidable difficulties in recognizing and managing what should be a preventable illness. The opportunities have largely been missed. The...
Background Viral haemorrhagic fevers (VHFs) are severe infections capable of causing haemorrhagic disease and fatal multi-organ failure. Crimean-Congo, Marburg, Ebola and Lassa viruses cause both sporadic cases and large epidemics over wide endemic areas. Sources of data Original articles and...
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