Inside Health 8/4/14. Flu, and Whole body screening scans and why they are not useful

Oprah Winfrey, 2000

US experience

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/786066

Overview of medical evidence 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15459320

http://www.uptodate.com/contents/full-body-ct-scan-for-screening

Useful background

http://www.crcpd.org/CT/Self-Referred_Whole-Body_CT_Screening.pdf

and from my wonderful friend Hilda Bastian

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/absolutely-maybe/2014/03/23/the-disease-prevention-illusion-a-tragedy-in-five-parts/

Legal issues

COMARE

http://www.comare.org.uk/12thReportPressRelease.htm

“COMARE recommends that regulation of these commercial CT services should be reviewed. We also recommend that clients should be provided with comprehensive information regarding dose and risk of the CT scan, as well as rates of false negative and false positive findings. ”

2011 amendment to Ionising Radiation regulations – to include commercial screening CT scans

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2011/1567/introduction/made

with the original legislation

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2000/1059/contents/made

Website made my some friends and I about private health screening in general 

http://privatehealthscreen.org/

Screening CT scans of lungs for smokers

US review http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=1721248

and useful critique

http://www.bmj.com/content/348/bmj.g1970?tab=responses

 Incidental brain MR findings

http://www.psych.utoronto.ca/users/psy3001/files/Vernooij_NEJM07.pdf

 

 

Flu 

Overview from the Health Protection Agency

http://www.hpa.org.uk/web/HPAweb&HPAwebStandard/HPAweb_C/1195733852084

National Audit Office report

http://www.nao.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/10155-001_Access-to-clinical-trial-info-and-the-stockpiling-ofTamiflu_21-May.pdf

Access to trial data

http://www.bmj.com/tamiflu

Announcement that Roche have released data to Cochrane

http://www.pmlive.com/pharma_news/roche_releases_all_tamiflu_trial_data_to_cochrane_470108

http://www.cochrane.org/features/neuraminidase-inhibitors-preventing-and-treating-influenza-healthy-adults-and-children

Cochrane review

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD008965.pub3/full#CD008965-sec1-0017

Dame Sally Davies letter

https://www.cas.dh.gov.uk/ViewandAcknowledgment/ViewAlert.aspx?AlertID=102108

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