• Publications
  • Influence
Pregnancy and childbirth are leading causes of death in teenage girls in developing countries
  • S. Mayor
  • Medicine
    BMJ : British Medical Journal
  • 13 May 2004
TLDR
The fifth annual State of the World's Mothers report found that 13 million births (a tenth of all births worldwide) each year are to women aged under 20, and more than 90% of these births are in developing countries.
Hospital acquired infections kill 5000 patients a year in England
  • S. Mayor
  • Medicine
    BMJ : British Medical Journal
  • 2 December 2000
TLDR
A major improvement in information systems in the NHS to track the problem and systematic use of measures to reduce transmission of infection among patients are recommended.
New meningococcal A vaccine is being introduced into Africa
  • S. Mayor
  • Medicine
    BMJ : British Medical Journal
  • 24 November 2010
A new conjugate vaccine against meningococcal A costing only $0.5 (£0.3; €0.4) a dose that has been developed for use in Africa is about to be introduced for the first time in a national vaccination
Covid-19: Researchers launch app to track spread of symptoms in the UK
Nearly 700 000 people signed up in the first 24 hours of the launch of an app to help track the spread of coronavirus across the UK in real time and collect information on the range of self-reported
Drug eluting stents are safe for licensed indications, FDA panel says
  • S. Mayor
  • Medicine
    BMJ : British Medical Journal
  • 14 December 2006
TLDR
The possibility that stents may be associated with increased risk of death and myocardial infarction caused by late stent thrombosis when used off label should be investigated further, a panel of the US Food and Drug Administration says.
Pfizer will not apply for a licence for sildenafil for women
  • S. Mayor
  • Psychology, Medicine
    BMJ : British Medical Journal
  • 4 March 2004
Pfizer, the company that developed the phosphodiesterase inhibitor sildenafil (Viagra), reported last week that efficacy results in women with what has been termed female sexual arousal disorder had
UK authority sets limit on number of embryos transferred
  • S. Mayor
  • Biology
    BMJ : British Medical Journal
  • 8 January 2004
A maximum of two eggs or embryos may be transferred during a single cycle of infertility treatment in women aged under 40 years, with no exceptions, and no more than three in women over this age,
UK improves cancer control
  • S. Mayor
  • Medicine
    BMJ : British Medical Journal
  • 11 January 2003
TLDR
The United Kingdom has done particularly well in reducing cancer incidence, mainly due to public health measures, and is continuing a downward trend since the 1970s.
NICE gives guidance on use of new antiepileptic drugs in children
  • S. Mayor
  • Medicine, Psychology
    BMJ : British Medical Journal
  • 6 May 2004
TLDR
Gabapentin, lamotrigine, oxcarbazepine, tiagabine, topiramate, and vigabatrin should be used for managing epilepsy in children who have not benefited from treatment with the older antiepileptic drugs, such as carbamazepine and sodium valproate, says NICE.
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