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For the first time at a Cochrane Colloquium, we will be taking the conversation #BeyondTheRoom. Beyond the Room is a digital conference service, started in 2016 by Andr é Tomlin from the Mental Elf. Its aim is to increase the reach and impact of health events by live tweeting and podcasting from them, to involve people virtually and facilitate a much more democratic conversation. Our Beyond the Room team includes @SarahChapman30@TheJackLeahy@Mental_Elf@MightyCasey@DBadenoch@sally_crowe Selena@CochraneUK and @Laconic_doc They have recorded podcasts with some of the speakers and presenters at the Colloquium - Have a listen!Richard Morley, the Consumer Engagement Officer at CochraneGPMargaret McCartney talks about evidence-based medicine, relationships and trustDr. Christine Borgma...
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(University of Virginia Health System) The vessels appear to carry previously unknown messages from the brain to the immune system that ultimately cause the disease symptoms. Blocking those messages may offer doctors a new way to treat a potentially devastating condition that affects more than 2 million people. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
I’m often asked about my take on patient engagement. These buzzwords are losing their meaning. Frankly, I find myself at a loss to answer, even though I say patient engagement is my passion. Engagement from whose point of view?
A person engaged in their own health – Isn’t everyone engaged in their own health? My symptoms affect me. I’m in pain. I can’t function as I’d like to. I’m sad. I’m anxious. I react. I manage or I don’t. I can accept, deny, adapt. I suffer, I advocate, I overcome. Maybe it’s my parent’s health or my partner’s or my child’s It’s all engagement. I’m engaged in my own health. So maybe that’s not the question.
A clinician engaged in their patients’ health. My neurolo...
The findings could help us devise new treatments for a range of diseases that affect the central nervous system, such as multiple sclerosis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Results show an 82% reduced annualized relapse rate among pediatric patients with multiple sclerosis taking fingolimod compared with those taking interferon-beta1a.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)