Yearly Archives : 2016

A look into…Nocturia

Nocturia is the waking up at night to empty the bladder and is more common in the older population. As you get older your bladder loses it elasticity and your circulatory system may become less efficient, so that some fluids are left behind in the body’s tissues and then when…

A look into…Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can affect different parts of the body including the heart, lungs, brain, kidneys, skin, and joints. In people unaffected by the disease, the body produces antibodies to fight against antigens on the surface of pathogens; however, in a person with Lupus, the immune system…

A look into…Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer is a type of cancer originating from breast tissue. It is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women, with 80% of cases in women over 50; however, a small number of males can also develop the disease. A woman can be diagnosed with breast cancer through the use…

The need for accurate epidemiology data to drive a higher success rate with Health Technology Assessments

Most drug or device launches today require a health economic valuation often in the form of a Health Technology Assessment (HTA) to satisfy payers that the new ‘technology’ is advantageous for the health system. Most HTAs include epidemiology data in some form. This is often included in order to understand the impact of the technology…

A look into…Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a progressive chronic autoimmune disease, predominantly affecting the skin. Changes in the skin which lead to psoriasis begin in the immune system when T cells are triggered and become overactive. These T cells act as if fighting an infection and in doing so produce inflammatory chemicals which trigger…