eLetters

24 e-Letters

published between 2013 and 2016

  • Gastric adenocarcinoma: the role of Helicobacter pylori in pathogenesis and prevention efforts.
    Shivani Saini

    The correct statement is as follows: The portion of the stomach within which H. pylori localises has profound impact on its clinical sequelae. H. pylori colonization of the antrum results in increased acid production which may lead to duodenal ulcer formation. On the other hand, infection within the body of the stomach predisposes individuals to atrophic gastritis, which, in turn, may progress to precancerous lesions a...

    Show More
  • Location of HPylori
    Bassem G Elgohary

    The article states: =======================================================The portion of the stomach within which H. pylori localises has profound impact on its clinical sequelae.18 H. pylori infection within the body of the stomach results in increased acid production and peptic ulcer disease. On the other hand, infection of the antrum predisposes individuals to atrophic gastritis, which, in turn, may progress to preca...

    Show More
  • Mobile phones are commonplace in Singapore
    Ching-Hui Sia

    Dear Editor,

    I read with interest the article titled "Mobile revolution: a requiem for bleeps?" by Martin et al. The authors state that 73% of people feel that traditional bleeps should be replaced with new mobile technologies. The authors also states the favourable attitudes hospital doctors have towards mobile technology.

    I would like to share the experience in our country. Singapore is a country in Sout...

    Show More
  • Storify relating to article
    Tejas Desai

    Author's Storify: https://storify.com/nephondemand/equal-work-for- unequal-pay-the-gender-reimbursemen

    In response to articles:

    American Council of Science and Health News: http://acsh.org/news/2016/08/17/medicare-supports-unequal-pay/

    Twitter comments: https://twitter.com/Skepticscalpel/status/767785871500251136

    Medscape: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/867652?src=rss

    Co...

    Show More
  • Emphasis on Lifestyle Management Not Evidence Based
    Philip C Robinson

    I read with interest the manuscipt by Jeyaruban and colleagues. However I am disappointed that a major issue identified was a "Failure of adherence to lifestyle changes".

    There is scant evidence that lifestyle changes have any clinically relevant impact on gout management.

    Surgical weight loss is one of the few non medication related interventions that has a substantial impact on serum urate.

    ...
    Show More
  • Planning better care at the Casualty Department
    Alfredo D. Espinosa-Brito

    Dear Editor:

    We are living a new epoch all over the world. Also in clinical medicine. As it is known, for example, the model of a single doctor participating heavily at each step of treatment is giving way to expanded- care teams.

    Moreno-Rodriguez identified an universal crisis of the clinical method, with dangerous consequences in the practice of medicine. Among its main causes there are: a deteriora...

    Show More
  • Re: Healthy eating: an NHS priority
    Joanne A Hastings

    Promoting healthy eating certainly needs to be a greater priority within the NHS but I suspect changing culture will be easier said than done. I the hospital I worked at last year, the central point of the hospital was a Greggs. There was no canteen and whilst there was a cafe selling healthier food above the Greggs I found many patients did not know it existed and for the staff it did not have the same opening hours as...

    Show More
  • Old Age: Strong and incessant exercise in the open air
    Martin Hofmeister

    Dear Editor,

    I read with interest the article "Physical activity is medicine for older adults" by Taylor in the Postgraduate Medical Journal (1). I agree that physical activity is and remains an organismic necessity and the best buy for public health (2-3)!

    The German physician Christopher William Hufeland (1762 - 1836) wrote in his famous work 'Art of Prolonging Life' in 1797: "Harmony in the movements...

    Show More
  • Re: Old Age: Medicine is activity (Do not forget Susruta of India)
    Martin Hofmeister

    Dear Professor Jorwal,

    In history of exercise physiology is often forgotten that Susruta of ancient India was the first physician to prescribe physical activity for health reasons. He promoted dietary changes and daily exercise of moderate intensity such as brisk walking to minimize the consequences of diabetes and obesity (1). Today, elderly people are very likely to benefit even from simple, full-body exercise...

    Show More
  • Adrenaline in the management of anaphylaxis. What about medical students?
    Daniela Zauli

    The paper by Plum et al. (1) prompted us to verify how fourth year medical students performed in choosing the initial dose and route of administration of adrenaline in the treatment of adult anaphylaxis. The question was one of the 20 they had to answer by blackening the correct box (C for this specific question) to pass the Clinical Immunology (CI) exam. Many (approximately two-thirds) of the 192 students who resp...

    Show More

Pages