Martyn Hooper MBE – Chair of the PAS

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Last Call For Research Participants

Last Call For Research Participants

It was always going to be tricky recruiting members of the Pernicious Anaemia Society who manage perfectly well on their 3-monthly injection that they receive if they live in the UK. The PA Society is, in marketing terms, a 'distress purchase'. Nobody wants to join...

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Part Two of Research Programme Completed

Part Two of Research Programme Completed

There are six parts to Professor Hunter's investigation into why some people need more frequent injections than others.  The first part involved sending out urine sample kits to the participants which, when returned to the office, were frozen.  The participants were...

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I was on a ‘Downer’ (but not for long)

I was on a ‘Downer’ (but not for long)

It was all going too smoothly.  Everything was starting to slot into place regarding the problems with treating Pernicious Anaemia and there is now substantial evidence that the reason why some patients need much more frequent replacement therapy B12 than others is...

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Off To North Wales

Off To North Wales

I'm travelling to Snowdonia in north Wales today to meet with a GP and a Nurse Practitioner who are supplying the control group for Professor Hunter's research programme. Over half of the practice's patients with PA receive monthly injections........ and no, I won't...

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Round Table Report

Round Table Report

The round table lunch hosted by the PA Society for clinicians, researchers and academics associated with the society took place on Wednesday at the Royal Society for Medicine.  It was an even bigger success than last year's event.  It's amazing to see how the...

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The Oxford Meeting

The Oxford Meeting

I'm back from the City of Dreaming Spires and dreadful traffic congestion.  I had a two hour meeting with a Professor and one of his colleagues about the problems we, as patients, face in getting treated well.  Prof Y and his colleagues have long been fascinated by...

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