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A lesser known cause of malnutrition
Thursday, 14 June 2012
THE DRASTIC weight loss and emaciation seen with pancreatic exocrine insufficiency (PEI) is more than obvious, yet the condition itself remains... Read more...
Probiotics: Evidence-based guidelines
Thursday, 02 February 2012
  The term “probiotics” was first introduced in 1965 by Lilly and Stillwell; in contrast to antibiotics, probiotics were defined as... Read more...
New global strategy for COPD
Thursday, 02 February 2012
Early stage COPD carries a significant healthcare burden that is currently underrecognised, underdiagnosed and undertreated. Furthermore, patients at... Read more...
Diagnosing lung cancer: Guideline update
Thursday, 07 July 2011
The long-awaited updated guidance on diagnosing lung cancer was released last week by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) in the... Read more...
Advances in treatment of chronic total occlusion
Friday, 17 June 2011
Marie Feely learns of the unique advances in the Mater Private Hospital’s Heart Centre that are improving patients’ lives Read more...
An overview of atopic dermatitis
Tuesday, 26 April 2011
Eczema, or  atopic dermatitis, is a common inflammatory disease of the skin. The condition often has its start in childhood and follows a variable... Read more...
Silver bullet treatments in lung cancer
Wednesday, 13 April 2011
In lung cancer, even patients presenting with early, more manageable disease have a low five-year survival rate. A Scottish analysis reported that 50... Read more...
Ask the specialist: Depression
Thursday, 31 March 2011
Consultant psychiatrist and author Dr Conor Farren answers questions on managing depression in the community Read more...
Complications of chronic kidney disease
Tuesday, 22 March 2011
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) includes any conditions that affect the kidney with the potential to cause either progressive loss of kidney function or... Read more...
Barrett’s oesophagus: Diagnosis and management
Friday, 11 March 2011
Barrett’s oesophagus is a benign condition where the normal (stratified squamous) lining of the oesophagus is replaced by abnormal cells... Read more...
Performance intelligence future of healthcare
Tuesday, 28 August 2012
TRAG Performance Intelligence Group Ireland and UK (TRAGPI) is an advisory company focused on providing integrated cost and quality management... Read more...
New data on Zytiga presented at ASCO
Friday, 22 June 2012
  Data related to Zytiga (abiraterone acetate) clinical studies have been selected for presentation at the 48th Annual Meeting of the American... Read more...
MSD Launches Elonva in Ireland
Friday, 22 June 2012
  MSD has announced the availability of Elonva in Ireland (corifollitropin alfa injection), a new treatment for fertility. Elonva is approved for... Read more...
Campaign to highlight awareness of sight-threatening condition in people with diabetes
Friday, 22 June 2012
According to research, over three quarters (75 per cent) of people with diabetes in Ireland have not heard of the condition diabetic macular oedema... Read more...
Boots Ireland lowers cost of prescription medicines
Friday, 22 June 2012
  Boots Ireland has announced new lower prescription medicine prices. The changes will reduce the price of the majority of prescription medicines. Read more...
Laya healthcare marks launch by announcing 100 new jobs
Friday, 25 May 2012
  Laya healthcare has marked its official launch by announcing 100 new jobs over the next three years. The company currently employs 343 people at... Read more...
Survival advantage shown with Betaferon in MS trial
Friday, 04 May 2012
  Bayer HealthCare has announced data published this month in Neurology from the Betaferon 21-year Long-term Follow-up (LTF) Study, which showed... Read more...
Teva's Naramerg name change
Monday, 23 April 2012
  Teva Pharmaceuticals Ireland would like to announce the following name change: Naramerg (naratriptan) film coated tabs 2.5mg has changed to... Read more...
EFIC-Grünenthal grant supports young scientists
Monday, 23 April 2012
  Young scientists from across Europe are invited to apply for the EFIC-Grünenthal Grant (E-G-G) 2012, one of the most highly regarded pain... Read more...
Boehringer Ingelheim gains approval for extended time-window for Actilyse
Monday, 23 April 2012
  Boehringer Ingelheim has announced that Actilyse has been approved for thrombolytic treatment of acute ischaemic stroke up to 4.5 hours after... Read more...

HSE to review clinical care programmes

The HSE is planning a major three- pronged €100,000 review of its integrated clinical care programmes, IMN can reveal.


New transparency efforts by industry


Pharmaceutical firms will publish details of "transfers of value" to health professionals as part of a new industry-wide transparency drive for the first time in 2016.



Dept ‘not advised’ of change to NAGP

The Department of Health has told IMN it has not been advised of any change in status of the NAGP.




Too little too late

The Government's symphysiotomy redress scheme inevitably falls short, writes DANIELLE BARRON



Failed PCC bidders to receive €300k each

Around €300,000 is to be paid to each failed shortlisted building consortia following the selection of a preferred bidder in the development of primary care centres (PCCs) via public private partnership (PPP), IMN understands.



Department of Justice currently examining Juries Act

Officials at the Department of Justice are currently examining concerns that certain sections of the Juries Act may exclude people with mental illness from jury service, IMN has learned.



Labour Court supports National Ambulance Service in dispute


The Labour Court has dismissed the case of an advanced paramedic team leader who said that he was not permitted sufficient rest time between shifts.



Government must listen to public – IMO

Mass protests, similar to those that recently took place over Irish Water, are a possibility if the Government fails to adequately consult with the public regarding its plans for universal health insurance (UHI), according to the President of the IMO, Professor Trevor Duffy.


Confusion around nominal fees for GP care

The IMO has said it has not conducted any survey around the introduction of a nominal fee being attached to free GP care at the point of delivery.


EDITORIAL: The magic medical card formula


The input of GPs is critical in devising any new formula for medical cards, writes DANIELLE BARRON



IMO rejects pay proposals

IMO members have voted against the acceptance of revised pay rates by an overwhelming majority.



HSE plans major audit of HIPE system


The HSE is planning to examine the quality of the Hospital Inpatient Enquiry (HIPE) system in a new national audit, IMN reports.



IMO to write to HSE on GMS posts


The IMO is writing to the HSE National Contracts Office to seek details on the number and location of GMS GP post vacancies.



IMO concern over new NCHD salary scales



The IMO has stated it is “shocked and appalled” that the HSE has instructed hospitals to implement new salary scales for NCHDs without proper consultation.



Indications promising for new RCSI surgical training


First indications suggest that the new surgical training pathway introduced by the RCSI last year in a bid to streamline surgical training in Ireland has been successful.



HSE issues further Ebola data to GPs


The HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) has written to GPs to address concerns in relation to the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and general practice.



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