Managing Hypertension – the 2018 ESC Guidelines and beyond

Dr Asif Qasim. Consultant Cardiologist. The ESC Hypertension Guidelines released at ESC in Munich in September 2018, were jointly developed by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the European Society of Hypertension (ESH). The guidelines provide recommendations in diagnosis, evaluating risk, when and how to treat hypertension and risk reduction with both lifestyle advice and…

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MedShr Founder Dr Asif Qasim speaks to BHF

MedShr Founder, Dr Asif Qasim, was awarded a British Heart Foundation Fellowship in 2002. The Fellowship supported his research into cardiac stem cell biology at Cambridge University and as a visiting fellow at Yale, that led to his PhD. The BHF 4Chambers team interviewed him recently about his research, the impact it has had on…

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Patient Privacy & Social Media for Urologists

We are working with Mediaplanet UK’s Urological Health campaign for Urology Awareness Month. The campaign will have editorial insights from EAU, BAUN, BAUS, the Urology Foundation and TalkHealth. The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness around urological conditions, innovations in treatment, importance of diagnosis and prevention of all urological conditions. To help raise…

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Winners Announced: MedShr TCT 2018 Case Competition

We’ve been calling for your PCI, CTO and TAVI cases all month for TCT 2018, and the votes are in! MedShr - CRF Partnership for TCT 2018 MedShr joined CRF in San Diego this week, to celebrate 30 years of ground-breaking science, training and innovation at the world’s largest and most important educational meeting specializing…

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MedicAlert Foundation: Emergency Support for Patients and Carers

In an era where we can track our Amazon.com order from door-to-door, our Uber driver’s exact location, and the number of “likes” on our Facebook post, why isn’t our health and well-being this connected? Why isn’t the medical information that matters most this readily available, exactly when you need it? With MedicAlert, it is. Established…

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MedShr to join CRF at TCT 2018 in San Diego!

MedShr will be joining CRF to celebrate the 30 years of ground-breaking science, training and innovation at TCT 2018 between 21-25 September in San Diego, California. TCT is the world’s largest and most important educational meeting specialising in interventional cardiovascular medicine. For 30 years, TCT has been the centre of new cutting-edge educational content, showcasing…

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CPD credits now available for MedShr cases!

In recognition of the educational value of creating and sharing a clinical case, MedShr cases that meet four key criteria will be awarded CPD credits starting 1st August 2018. We are working in partnership with CPD UK, and for high quality cases, meeting core requirements for professional development, the MedShr member who created the case…

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NHS70: National Health Singers Won’t Let Go!

To celebrate the NHS’s 70th birthday on 5th July 2018, the National Health Singers released new single ‘Won’t let go’. The song aims to raise awareness of the current threat to the NHS, increase positivity and lead the fight to protect our National Health Service. The National Health Singers are a choir of doctors, nurses, healthcare…

SME AND START-UP OF THE YEAR 2018

MedShr wins SME and Start-Up of the year at Evening Standard Business Awards!

On 27th June 2018, the best and brightest of British business gathered at the Guildhall to celebrate London’s biggest success stories at the London Evening Standard Business Awards, hosted by Victoria Coren-Mitchell. The first category of the evening was the SME and Start-Up of the Year 2018 – and the winner was MedShr! The Evening…

MedShr Blog: An Approach to Appraising Randomized Controlled Trials

Demystifying Statistics in Medicine: An Approach to Appraising Randomized Controlled Trials

Randomized controlled trials (RCT) allow scientists to test whether an intervention leads to an outcome of interest. The first clinical trial dates back to 1747 and was conducted by James Lind; although not with the rigor of today, Lind selected 12 participants ravaged with scurvy and allocated in pairs to 6 groups1. The first pair…