On September 19 2018, the ‘Salt Substitute and Stroke Study (SSaSS) Annual Meeting 2018’ was held in Qingdao. Over 50 participants joined the meeting to review progress on the study and exchange experiences. Those who attended the meeting included Principal Investigators from China and Australia, Project Coordinators from provincial study centers, and government officials from local Disease Control and Prevention Centers and Public Health Systems.
The 2018 Design and Statistical Analysis of Clinical Studies Training Program, organized by the Heart Health Research Center (hereafter abbreviated as HHRC), was successfully held in Beijing on September 17 2018. Over 40 doctors, trainees and medical practitioners, from 16 hospitals and medical research organizations from across the country completed the two-day training course with an empty cup mentality.
New research has found that long-term exposure to high blood pressure is associated with an increased risk of aortic valve disease, with significant implications for clinical practice guidelines and health management.
The number of people with sepsis in Australian intensive care units (ICUs) is 50% higher than previously reported. The report from Royal North Shore Hospital and The George Institute for Global Health also found death rates for sepsis had been underestimated by 10%, with around a third of patients with sepsis in ICUs losing their lives.
Lisa Dillon joined the George Institute in May 2016 as a PhD Candidate with the Injury Division. Lisa is also an Orientation and Mobility Specialist, teaching individuals of all ages with vision impairment to travel safely, confidently and independently in their environment. Previously, Lisa has worked with adults who have sustained injury due to workplace incidents return to work and remain independent.
Making provision for free treatment under a publicly funded dialysis program allows more people with advanced kidney failure to access this expensive treatment but is not able to address all barriers to ensure long-term success, reveals a new study by The George Institute for Global Health, India.
Dr Arpita Ghosh works at the George Institute for Global Health India as a Senior Research Fellow on Big Data. She received her doctoral training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and post-doctoral training at the National Cancer Institute.