Exploring the cost-effectiveness of focused ultrasound in treating Essential Tremor in England
Medically refractory Essential Tremor (mrET) is the most common movement disorder affecting approximately 1 million in the United Kingdom and can be disabling. Medical treatment is not always successful at controlling tremors. Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is a proven neurosurgical treatment; however, the risks of surgery and anaesthesia mean some patients are ineligible for DBS. Read More >
Novel diagnostics may be a cost-effective intervention for sepsis management to reduce bed days and reduce inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics.
Sepsis is a life-threatening condition in response to infection. Without rapid treatment, sepsis can result in tissue damage, organ failure or death. Speed is of the essence for sepsis management and faster diagnosis of specific pathogens may help ensure patients receive the most appropriate treatments as soon as possible. Reducing the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics Read More >
Comparing the costs and benefits of the use of an mRNA HR-HPR assay to a DNA HR-HPV assay in the proposed cervical screening programme in France
Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women aged 15 to 44 years in France. With the implementation of cytology-based cervical screening, cervical cancer incidence and mortality have decreased over time, however, cervical cancer remains a concern. As cervical cancer is primarily caused by persistent infection with high-risk human papillomaviruses (HR-HPV), guidelines for Read More >
What are the common barriers to optimal COPD care?
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a preventable, progressive respiratory disease, characterized by irreversible airflow limitation and symptoms such as dyspnoea, persistent cough, and sputum production. COPD was the third leading cause of mortality worldwide in 2019 (1), responsible for 3.23 million deaths (2). Despite the availability of the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Read More >
Further evidence that point of care (POC) testing for STIs means better clinical care for patients
Most people are now familiar with using rapid diagnostic tests with many people regularly using lateral flow tests for COVID-19. Within sexual health clinics, rapid testing for HIV has been widely used for a number of years but using rapid tests for other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as chlamydia and gonorrhoea is not yet Read More >
User experience and workflow performance: a pilot evaluation of the Genius Digital Diagnostics System for screening cervical cytology samples
It is generally understood that the cytology work process can be stressful and fatiguing affecting technicians’ performance and job satisfaction on a day-to-day basis and in the longer term. This study assessed the performance and user experience of cytotechnologists (CTs) reviewing liquid-based cytology samples using a new digital cytology platform Genius Digital Diagnostics System (Genius Read More >
Analysing the COPD care pathway in Japan, Canada, England and Germany: a global view
Aquarius Population Health are delighted to be collaborating with AstraZeneca on a poster session at this year’s European Respiratory Society International Congress. Our research, based on clinician interviews and local data reviews, advances our understanding of COPD care pathways in Japan, Canada, England and Germany, and identifies cross cutting barriers to optimal COPD care, which Read More >
Modelling the costs and benefits of an mRNA compared to a DNA high-risk HPV assay in a hypothetical HPV primary screening algorithm in Ontario, Canada
Cases of cervical cancer in Canada have decreased recently as a result of cytology-based screening programs. However, cervical cancer remains a relatively common and preventable cause of cancer in women. As cervical cancer is primarily caused by persistent genital infection with high-risk (HR) human papillomaviruses, Ontario Health has been evaluating implementing HPV-based testing in cervical Read More >
Research in Dravet syndrome and cervical cancer screening presented at international conferences
Aquarius has recently presented posters at international conferences (ISPOR, a conference for the leading professional society for health economics and outcomes research and EUROGIN, an international multidisciplinary HPV conference), exploring the impact of improving healthcare for two very different conditions: Dravet syndrome (rare debilitating epilepsy) and cervical cancer.
An exciting start to 2021
The challenges and opportunities of growing a team during these strange times 2020 was a year like no other, including for the team at Aquarius. We learned how to work from home and adapt to seeing our colleagues and clients on our screen. Members of the team have had to juggle the roles of worker Read More >