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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

AIDS

Written by

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.  

Friday, 17 February 2017 20:32

Editorial - Thou shalt NOT prescribe antibiotics …

Written by TheSynapse Network

Ian Ellul

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 21:26

A Mediterranean infection re-visited

Written by Albert Cilia Vincenti

Medical Anecdotes – short accounts of interesting cases, some medical disasters, involving pathology and clinical practice, from the recollection of Prof. Albert Cilia-Vincenti

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 21:23

C stands for Cancer

Written by Mario Saliba

Mario Saliba

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 21:19

Healthy, Wealthy and Wise

Written by

Maurice Cauchi

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 21:17

“Wealth shall reach everyone”

Written by

Ian Ellul

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