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Awareness of Fatty Liver Disease Remains Low Among Most At-Risk Patients

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 5 maggio 2019

The results of a new survey released last week at the 3rd Annual NASH (nonalcoholic steatohepatitis) Summit in Boston show that even among patients most at-risk for the fatty liver disease, awareness of the condition remains low.Global clinical trial enrollment company Continuum Clinical, which conducted the survey, found that among Americans with co-morbidities most associated with NASH—including type 2 diabetes, obesity, and hypertension—only 6% have ever heard of NASH. In a previous survey Continuum conducted of 1,000 Americans, unaided awareness of NASH was only 2%.”Low public awareness of NASH and fatty liver disease is a barrier to clinical trial enrollment,” said Cathleen Dohrn, Ph.D., Continuum Clinical’s Senior Scientific Director who presented the findings at the Summit. “NASH clinical trial sponsors need thousands of patients in order to find the first treatment for this condition, which will necessitate increased awareness and diagnosis of NASH.”According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NASH is an advanced form of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a condition in which excess fat is stored in your liver and is not caused by heavy alcohol use. NAFLD is one of the most common causes of liver disease in the United States, and a precursor to NASH. Experts estimate that about 20 percent of people with NAFLD have NASH.Continuum also found that 48% of at-risk Hispanic/Latino respondents were most concerned about liver disease versus 32% of the total population surveyed. In addition, Hispanic/Latino respondents were more significantly more interested in learning about a hypothetical NASH clinical research study (62% versus 49% of the total population).”NASH disproportionately affects the Hispanic/Latino population, so having confirmation that this cohort is interested in clinical research signals to us that a special effort must be made to ensure clinical trial enrollment is inclusive,” Dohrn said.
To help explore strategies on how pharmaceutical companies can tackle this patient enrollment challenge, on May 22 Continuum Clinical will host a webinar on overcoming NASH clinical trial challenges with Wayne Eskridge, CEO of the Fatty Liver Foundation, and Qin Ye, MD, MS, associate principal of ZS Associates.

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The cultural heritage in the Republic of Cyprus

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 17 aprile 2010

Protection of the cultural heritage in the Northern part of Cyprus was called for at the seminar hosted today by MEP Dr. Eleni Theocharous, under the high patronage of His Excellency Dr. Hans-Gert Pöttering, the Representation of the Church of Cyprus to the EU and in co-operation with the Church and Society Commission of CEC. The destruction of Holy sites in the occupied areas of Cyprus still remains.  Two programmes concerning the restoration of cultural and religious monuments have already been completed within the occupied part of Cyprus, the Agios Nikolaos Church (Bedestan) and Emerke Hamam. There is also another programme currently running which consists of a fund of €800 000 for the architectural documentation of religious monuments. In this respect, speakers and participants of the seminar requested from the EU Institutions, and especially those with the proper competencies such as the Commissioner for Enlargement and the Commissioner for Culture and Education as well as the Committee for Culture and Education in the European Parliament, to enhance and increase their engagements in view of saving the religious and other cultural heritage that runs the risk of absolute destruction. We also call for the respect of religious freedom and human rights in the occupied part of Cyprus for all religious denominations. We consider it our duty, within a civilized society, to respect, protect and save the religious and cultural heritage of the occupied part of Cyprus which constitutes, in fact, a civilization belonging to the EU and the international community.
The Conference of European Churches (CEC) is a fellowship of some 120 Orthodox, Protestant, Anglican and Old Catholic Churches from all countries of Europe, plus 40 associated organisations. CEC was founded in 1959. It has offices in Geneva, Brussels and Strasbourg. The Church and Society Commission of CEC links member churches and associated organisations of CEC with the European Union’s institutions, the Council of Europe, the OSCE, NATO and the UN (on European matters). Its task is to help the churches study church and society questions from a theological and social-ethical perspective, especially those with a European dimension, and to represent common positions of the member churches in their relations with political institutions working in Europe.

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Nato Remains Vigilant in Gulf of Aden

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 25 marzo 2010

London: Today marks the first anniversary of NATO ships in the Gulf of Aden to fight piracy. Five NATO ships arrived in the Gulf of Aden on 24th March 2009 as part of NATO’s counter piracy mission, Operation Allied Protector. Their aim was to disrupt and deter the piracy that was rife in the Gulf of Aden at that time. A year later our ships are still there but with an enhanced operational aim and with notable successes achieved.

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Aurelien Froment Froebel Suite

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 9 luglio 2009

wernerLondon until 16/8/2009 155 Vauxhall Street Gasworks Gallery Aure’lien Froment’s first solo exhibition in a UK public space, continues the artist’s ongoing reflection on the function and semantic power of images. Having previously worked as a projectionist, Aure’lien Froment remains interested in cinematography and in how the production of knowledge varies according to the way images are sequenced.  At Gasworks, Froment presents new works that turn images and objects into the subjects of scrutiny. In these works, a brick, a maritime knot and the image of the boat on the hill taken from Werner Herzog’s film Fitzcarraldo (1982) are presented out of their own contexts and dissected in a series of sequential photographs or, as it is the case with the latter work, through a conversation between the artist and Herzog.  Another piece within the installation is Cinemeccanica, a free-standing wall with a glass window from which one can see the gallery from the perspective of a projectionist. This piece gives the exhibition a new reading and highlights how each work functions within a wider narrative.  These works illustrate the idea of -education through self-activity-, championed by the German 19th century educationalist Friedrich Froebel, best known for developing the kindergarten model. Froebel, who lends his name to the title of the exhibition, believed that the acquisition of knowledge is achieved through a series of steps, each requiring a level of interaction. It is this process of active learning that gives viewers of the exhibition the opportunity to create different narratives and forms of engagement with the surrounding space.  A further element of the exhibition is Like the cow jumped over the moon, a booklet edited by Aure’lien Froment, designed by Åbäke and co-published by Gasworks and Dent-De-Leone. Based on an interview between Aure’lien Froment and Werner Herzog, the publication focuses on the image of the ship on the hill, which symbolises Fitzcarraldo’s plot and the myth that has surrounded the film and its production. The booklet is available for sale at £3 in the gallery. (Image: Werner Herzog (detail)

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