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St. Lucia Hospital Protest On Health Care Issues

There is no doubt that as a nation we are faced with numerous challenges in the health system. When in government the Saint Lucia Labour Party experienced first-hand the situation and took positive steps to improve health care. In 2002, we commenced and later completed the National Wellness Centre to ensure more humane treatment for our mentally ill citizens.

In 2002 a decision was taken to construct a new Hospital. After a review of existing plans to rehabilitate Victoria Hospital built in 1887. Construction of the new a national hospital (OKEU) commenced in 2005.

Surgeons Can Be Improved With Their Age

According to a study, researchers evaluate that surgery has a long learning curve, patients do slightly better when the surgeon is more experienced than operations done by younger colleagues. The researchers also found there was no difference in the quality of surgical care between male and female surgeons. Our finding that younger surgeons have higher mortality suggests that more oversight and supervision early in surgeons’ post-residency career may be helpful.

Combination Of Drugs Prevents Hypertension

According to a study, researchers have shown that the adverse effects noticed were a .musculoskeletal pain, dizziness, and severe headaches. A triple pill combination for hypertension has shown 77% results compared to the standard care in low and middle-income groups where compliance of medicines is a serious problem

The study was published in JAMA. While the risk versus benefits ratio has shown that of the 700 patients in the mean age of 56 years, 67% had good results while 38.1% of the patients had severe side effects.

Nurse Treating Older Patients Can Improve Geriatric Care

The researcher suggests that the growing geriatric population’s complex and chronic health care needs into today’s fragmented health system are like putting a round peg into a square hole. Among those looking for better geriatric care solutions University of Pennsylvania nurses Mary Naylor, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, and Nancy A. Hodgson, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, who chaired a think tank called Assuring High-Value Care for Vulnerable Older Adults and their Caregivers: Maximizing the Contributions of Nurses.

An invitation-only list of health system leaders, policymakers, innovators, consumer advocates, and scholars gathered at the meeting to recommend ways to improve the U.S. health system for older adults with complex chronic conditions. The study was published in the journal Gerontologist.

Hydrogenation Catalysis Makes Cyclic Peptides Chiral

Classic hydrogenation catalyst installs multiple stereocentres one by one to create small amino acid rings as single enantiomers. A rhodium catalyst that can walk around a macrocyclic ring and create multiple stereocentres in a row could change the way chemists make cyclic peptides. The unusual mechanism was discovered in a hydrogenation catalyst that has been studied for half a century.

Major Causes And Symptoms OF Eczema

Eczema is a condition in which patches of skin become itchy, red, inflamed, rough and cracked. The term eczema is specifically used to talk about its most common i.e. atopic dermatitis where “atopic” refers to a group of diseases which also involves the immune system and “dermatitis” refers to inflammation of the skin. It is not a contagious condition. Symptoms may vary depending upon the factors like age and can be triggered through environmental factors like pollen and smoke.

Effect Of Sedation In Older Patients Undergoing Hip Fracture Repair on Postoperative Delirium

Researchers say a study designed to see if reducing the amount of anesthesia reduces the risk of postoperative delirium in older patients surprisingly found that lighter sedation failed to do so in severely ill people undergoing hip fracture repair. The study was published in JAMA Surgery, underscores the need for tailoring the amount and type of anesthesia to each individual's overall health status.