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Other conditions

We also work on other conditions and interventions (in addition to cancer, HIV and TB), where we can make an important contribution to improving health. These include:

  • respiratory diseases including pleural infection and obstructive sleep apnoea
  • dermatology
  • blood transfusions
  • influenza (flu)
  • overdose management
  • other infections, including hospital acquired infections and antibiotic resistance
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27 August 2014

The PREDICT trial results have shown that continuous positive airway pressure can reduce sleepiness in older people with obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome. This treatment is also likely to be cost-effective, so researchers are recommending that it should be offered routinely to older patients with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome.

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Cannabis in multiple sclerosis: a randomised, double blind, placebo controlled trial

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Houston, K.A., Gibb, J.G., Mpoya, A., Obonyo, N., Olupot-Olupot, P., Nakuya, M., Evans, J.A., George, E.C., Gibb, D.M., Maitland, .

Gastroenteritis aggressive versus slow treatment for rehydration (GASTRO). A pilot rehydration study for severe dehydration: WHO plan C versus slower rehydration. Wellcome Open Research. 2017; 2:62-62

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