HSE has ‘significant difficulty’ in meeting savings targets

By sa | June 27, 2019

The most “significant areas of financial pressure” for the HSE “relate to the pensions and demand led areas including, the primary care reimbursement service”. That is according to the HSE Director General Mr Paul Reid who was speaking in front of the  Committee of Public Accounts (PAC) this morning. Mr Reid also…

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Being overweight linked to psoriatic arthritis

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The results of a study presented at EULAR 2019 demonstrate significant correlation between body mass index (BMI) and disease severity in psoriatic arthritis (PsA). Although PsA has been associated with an enhanced prevalence of obesity and being overweight, few studies have assessed the relationship between weight and the severity of disease in these patients. Results…

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Dr Rachel Cole and Prof Geraldine McCarthy discuss optimum gout management Case report A 72-year-old man was admitted to hospital in March 2019 with heart failure secondary to new onset atrial fibrillation. He had a past history of hypertension and chronic kidney disease (CKD) stage 3. He had had one episode of acute first metatarsophalangeal…

Clinical update on the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis

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Dr Catherine Sullivan outlines the latest treatment options in rheumatoid arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a common inflammatory arthritis with a prevalence of 1 per cent worldwide. Left untreated it results in irreversible deformity and disability, there is also now ample evidence that delays in diagnosis and treatment results in poorer outcomes. The incidence of…

Being overweight linked to psoriatic arthritis

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The results of a study presented at EULAR 2019 demonstrate significant correlation between body mass index (BMI) and disease severity in psoriatic arthritis (PsA). Although PsA has been associated with an enhanced prevalence of obesity and being overweight, few studies have assessed the relationship between weight and the severity of disease in these patients. Results…

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