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1.  Creating a transatlantic research enterprise for preventing Alzheimer's disease 
In recognition of the global problem posed by Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, an international think-tank meeting was convened by Biocat, the Pasqual Maragall Foundation, and the Lou Ruvo Brain Institute in February 2009. The meeting initiated the planning of a European Union-North American collaborative research enterprise to expedite the delay and ultimate prevention of dementing disorders. The key aim is to build parallel and complementary research infrastructure that will support international standardization and inter-operability among researchers in both continents. The meeting identified major challenges, opportunities for research resources and support, integration with ongoing efforts, and identification of key domains to influence the design and administration of the enterprise.
PMCID: PMC3295837  PMID: 19560106
2.  Transatlantic Consensus Group on active surveillance and focal therapy for prostate cancer 
BJU international  2011;109(11):1636-1647.
To reach consensus on key issues for clinical practice and future research in active surveillance and focal therapy in managing localized prostate cancer.
A group of expert urologists, oncologists, radiologists, pathologists and computer scientists from North America and Europe met to discuss issues in patient population, interventions, comparators and outcome measures to use in both tissue-preserving strategies of active surveillance and focal therapy.
Break-out sessions were formed to provide agreement or highlight areas of disagreement on individual topics which were then collated by a writing group into statements that formed the basis of this report and agreed upon by the whole Transatlantic Consensus Group.
The Transatlantic group propose that emerging diagnostic tools such as precision imaging and transperineal prostate mapping biopsy can improve prostate cancer care. These tools should be integrated into prostate cancer management and research so that better risk stratification and more effective treatment allocation can be applied.
The group envisaged a process of care in which active surveillance, focal therapy, and radical treatments lie on a continuum of complementary therapies for men with a range of disease grades and burdens, rather than being applied in the mutually exclusive and competitive way they are now.
The changing landscape of prostate cancer epidemiology requires the medical community to re-evaluate the entire prostate cancer diagnostic and treatment pathway in order to minimize harms resulting from over-diagnosis and over-treatment. Precise risk stratification at every point in this pathway is required alongside paradigm shifts in our thinking about what constitutes cancer in the prostate.
PMCID: PMC3682487  PMID: 22077593
focal therapy; active surveillance; multi-parametric MRI; template prostate mapping biopsies; risk stratification; trial design
12.  Cardiology: a transatlantic view (2). 
British Heart Journal  1987;58(6):556-558.
PMCID: PMC1277305  PMID: 3426892
13.  Cardiology: a transatlantic view (1). 
British Heart Journal  1987;58(6):552-555.
PMCID: PMC1277304  PMID: 3426891
14.  Transatlantic Obstetrics 
British Medical Journal  1962;2(5300):310.
PMCID: PMC1925563
British Medical Journal  1938;1(4035):1016-1017.
PMCID: PMC2086395  PMID: 20781442
17.  A transatlantic comparison of training in emergency medicine. 
The system of training in accident and emergency (A&E) medicine in the United Kingdom is at a critical and much earlier stage of development than in the United States. Transatlantic comparison offers the opportunity to explore possible ways of improving training in the United Kingdom. Comparison revealed deficiencies in the UK training system in the following: prehospital care training, formal theoretical teaching, close supervision in a clinical setting, and in-service training examinations. Implementation of measures designed to address these deficiencies would enhance UK training in A&E medicine.
PMCID: PMC1343060  PMID: 9639180
18.  Medical involvement in prehospital care--a transatlantic comparison. 
The role of doctors in prehospital care in the United Kingdom and the USA was compared using information obtained from a visit to the city of Houston emergency medical service (Houston, Texas) and from a review of published reports. The involvement of full time specialist emergency medical services physicians has been crucial to the development of improved standards of practice within American prehospital care. The specialty of accident and emergency medicine should support provision of medical advice to the ambulance services by closer liaison with ambulance service trusts and the formalisation of training in prehospital care to specialist registrars.
PMCID: PMC1342941  PMID: 9248906
19.  Current practice in dietary management of diabetic children. A transatlantic comparison. 
Archives of Disease in Childhood  1976;51(6):467-470.
Dietary therapy practice in 18 British clinics for diabetic children is reviewed, and contrasted with Canadian and American practice. Values for dietary composition expressed as energy are presented for small groups of British and Canadian children. Fat is often the principal energy source in British diabetic children; protein intake is much higher in the Canadian. It is suggested that British practice might be improved by the adoption of a simple uniform exchange system. Reported differences in growth characteristics may reflect differences in protein intake.
PMCID: PMC1545997  PMID: 942242
20.  Transatlantic debate on addiction. 
British Medical Journal  1971;3(5770):321-322.
PMCID: PMC1798600  PMID: 5105126
21.  Transatlantic debate on addiction. 
British Medical Journal  1971;3(5774):582.
PMCID: PMC1798819  PMID: 5571463
24.  A Transatlantic Morbidity Study 
Canadian Family Physician  1969;15(9):133-140.
PMCID: PMC2281637
25.  Rationing: a transatlantic perspective. 
Despite the differing mechanisms of health care delivery and financing in the United Kingdom and the United States many of the issues faced by the two countries are similar, most notably the increasing financial pressures. In both countries there have been recent changes in the allocation of resources and the mechanisms of decision making. Different criteria for determining resource allocation have been tried in the two health care systems. These developments change long traditions of rationing decisions at the individual patient level in the US, and of centralised government decision making in the UK.
PMCID: PMC1239753  PMID: 8917877

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