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Routinely administered questionnaires for depression and anxiety: systematic review

Routinely administered questionnaires for depression and anxiety: systematic review Simon M Gilbody Abstract Objectives To examine the effect of routinely administered psychiatric questionnaires on the recognition, management, and outcome of psychiatric disorders in non-psychiatric settings. Data sources Embase, Medline, PsycLIT, Cinahl, Cochrane Controlled Trials Register, and hand searches of key journals. Methods A systematic review […]

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Systematic review of the effect of on-site mental health professionals on the clinical behaviour of general practitioners

Systematic review of the effect of on-site mental health professionals on the clinical behaviour of general practitioners Peter Bower Abstract Objectives To review the published literature concerning the effects of on-site mental health professionals on general practitioners’ management of mental health. Design Systematic review of controlled trials. Setting Primary care. Participants General practitioners and mental […]

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War crimes centre to be set up in Glasgow – News

War crimes centre to be set up in Glasgow – News – Brief Article Bryan Christie A centre that will deploy rapid response teams of international experts to investigate war crimes and human rights abuses around the world is being set up at Glasgow University. The United Nations and the British Foreign Office have both […]

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Prospective risk of stillbirth

Prospective risk of stillbirth – Letter to the Editor Lisa Hilder Study’s results are flawed by reliance on cumulative prospective risk EDITOR–In their study on the prospective risk of unexplained stillbirth in singleton pregnancies at term Cotzias et al performed a secondary analysis[1] of data that we published.[2] The proposed rationale for this mathematical exercise […]

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Suicidal ideation in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Suicidal ideation in patients with rheumatoid arthritis – Letter to the Editor Gareth J Treharne Research may help identify patients at high risk EDITOR–The finding of Carson et al–that depression associated with progressive physical (neurological) illness may lead to suicidal ideation–has important clinical implications and may be generalisable.[1] Rheumatoid arthritis, the most prevalent chronic inflammatory […]

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Increased mortality from liver cancer in England and Wales is not related to hepatitis C

Increased mortality from liver cancer in England and Wales is not related to hepatitis C – Letter to the Editor Simon Taylor-Robinson EDITOR–We were surprised to read the letter from Harris and colleagues disagreeing with our findings on mortality from liver cancer since their data and conclusions are similar to our own.[1 2] We are […]

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Screening trial for lung cancer planned for UK – News – Brief Article

Screening trial for lung cancer planned for UK – News – Brief Article – Statistical Data Included Roger Dobson Leading specialists meet on Monday to draw up plans for a UK screening trial for lung cancer in smokers and former smokers. The multicentre trial would probably involve using annual, low radiation dose computed tomography of […]

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Casualty departments to get facelift

Casualty departments to get facelift Linda Beecham A 30m [pounds sterling] programme to refurbish one third of hospital casualty traits in England in the next 12 months was initiated last week. The money will be spent on 80 schemes in 67 casualty departments. In addition the Department of Health is to set up a team […]

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Plastic surgeon sacked days before employment tribunal due to begin

Plastic surgeon sacked days before employment tribunal due to begin – News Clare Dyer A female plastic surgeon who has been on special leave since June 1999 was told last week that she would not be reinstated, just days before her claims of sex discrimination and victimisation under the Race Relations Act were due to […]

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Meningococcal disease in healthcare workers

Meningococcal disease in healthcare workers Vaccine is available in Latin America EDITOR–I read with interest the editorial by Pollard and Begg.[1] For eight years, a vaccine for serogroup meningococcus B has been available in Latin America. This vaccine is produced in Cuba, and, although it may not be perfect, it has shown immunogenicity. The statement […]