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Issue 6 - 2016 (5)

Albert Cilia-Vincenti

A recent widely publicised Lancet review of statin efficacy and safety data generated more controversy than it resolved.1  Led by Professor Rory Collins of Oxford University, the review claimed that the benefits of statins have been underestimated and the risks exaggerated.  Claims of statin intolerance in up to 20% of patients, the review argues, are not supported by large-scale evidence from randomised trials.  In fact, Collins et al. claim that statin therapy is no less well tolerated than placebo.

Kathleen England, Dorianne Farrugia, Dominic Agius, Miriam Dalmas

 

Friday, 24 February 2017 19:39

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Jessica Muscat 

Michelle Muscat - The 1992 medical drama ‘Lorenzo’s Oil’, directed by George Miller, is at the same time a tragic and uplifting movie which deals with one of the lesser known diseases, adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD), which forms part of a subset of diseases of interest to the chemical pathologist.  

Ian Ellul

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    WASP Course, led by Prof Victor Grech and Prof Charles Savona Ventura, has recently organised a course in Bahrain. Co-hosted with Arabian Gulf University, the course, on how to write a scientific paper, focused on quantitative analysis methods and was targeted for medical doctors and allied health professionals.

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