Category Archives: Sicklecell

UK Practice versus Ghana Practice: kascdispatma

Re: International medical graduates and quality of care: What if quality of care in developing country is better than UK’s? Re: International medical graduates and quality of care Aneez Esmail, Julian Simpson. 356:doi10.1136/bmj.j574 International Medical Graduates and quality of care: … Continue reading

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Evidence in a post-truth world: Scientists’ Misinformation & Disinformation

Dr Margaret McCartney highlights something most doctors ignore [1] Her “seams of multiple misinformation” become disinformation when deliberate, as when “Journal agrees to retract paper after university found study was never done” [2]. “EVIDENCE” AND “TRUTH” ARE WORDS NEEDING CAREFUL … Continue reading

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Sickle Cell Trait: As with Statins, When Leading Editors Disagree Please Give Principles Same Weight As Details

Sickle Cell Trait: As with Statins, When Leading Editors Disagree Please Give Principles Same Weight As Details Dr Fiona Godlee’s Editorial [1] is the basis of a Front Page Headline in the Daily Telegraph “‘End statins controversy’ with government review” … Continue reading

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Dangerously flawed diagnosis of sickle cell trait in compartment syndrome rhabdomyolysis article

Dangerously flawed diagnosis of sickle cell trait in compartment syndrome rhabdomyolysis article  I find it astonishing that Lancet that once published “Beware of symptomatic sickle cell traits” 1 published this article of Ali Rhida et al 2 where sickle cell trait was … Continue reading

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PERSONAL VIEW – British Medical Journal, TAFRACHER! – An Invaluable Ghanaian word

PERSONAL VIEW – British Medical Journal TAFRACHER! – An Invaluable Ghanaian word View as a PDF click here.

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Lesson of the week – Dorothy S. Amanor-Boadu

How I, a sickle cell anaemia woman, hydrate myself intravenously at 36000 feet Dorothy Amanor-Boadu SRN SCM The Elite Nursing Agency & Health Promotion Centre P O Box AN 6519, Accra-North, Ghana. [Email: elitensg@yahoo.co.uk] I was born with sickle cell anaemia … Continue reading

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BMJ Rapid Response Hip pain in Sickle Cell Disease 8 January 2016

Re: Association of hip pain with radiographic evidence of hip osteoarthritis: diagnostic test study Re: Association of hip pain with radiographic evidence of hip osteoarthritis: diagnostic test study Nancy E Lane, Thomas M Link, Steven Vlad, Irina Tolstykh, et al. … Continue reading

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Duplication Negation Semantics (DNS)

Duplication Negation Semantics (DNS)

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WORLD AIDS DAY – December 1, 2014

Allow me on World AIDS Day to do some self-advertisement which some Akoras may well be pleased I did. My book “WHAT IS AIDS?” obtainable from Amazon has been commended by some prominent people not only because I was the … Continue reading

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Perthes’ Disease versus Sickle Cell Disease Hip

Perthes’ disease versus sickle cell disease hip (18 Oct 2014) www.bmj.com/content/349/bmj.g5584/rr/778350 or http://bit.ly/1tGmuYm [Rapid Response to Perthes’ disease by Peter Kannu & Andrew Howard (Published 23 Sept 2014) British Medical Journal – Practice Easily Missed?] The instructive article [1] of … Continue reading

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