All news from Palliative Medicine

Palliative care

Multilevel Model Of Stigma And Barriers To Cancer Palliative Care In India

Palliative care coverage and opioid consumption in India are relatively low compared with global data. The literature suggests commonplace concealment and collusion in withholding information; but these hypotheses lack evidence. Low-income and middle-income (LMIC) are predicted to bear 70% of global cancer cases by 2030. As LMIC industrialise, cancer incidence is predict to rise five…

Ishige okamurae

Anti-Obesity And Anti-Diabetic Effects Of Ishige okamurae

Over the past 50 years, obesity has become a global public health issue; that negatively affects the quality of life and increases the risk of various illnesses and healthcare costs worldwide. Obesity is a risk factor for coronary artery diseases, cerebrovascular accidents, type-2 diabetes mellitus, systemic hypertension, various cancers, fatty liver disease, osteoarthritis, and gynecological…

General medicine

Medicare Advantage Plans Are Broad And May Be Getting Broader

Share of Medicare Advantage plans with broad networks increased from 80.1%t in 2011 to 82.5 % in 2015, and enrollment in broad-network plans grew from 54.1%t to 64.9%.  A new study led by Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researchers finds that networks in Medicare Advantage a private plan alternative to traditional Medicare are…

Gastroenterology

New Therapeutic Strategy To Prevent Gastrointestinal Disease

Food allergies, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), diarrhea and other gastrointestinal diseases have something in common: all have been linked to epithelial barrier loss. The gut epithelial barrier that critical lining of cells in the gut that must allow nutrients into the body while keeping food-borne microbes out can be compromised during intestinal inflammation…

AIDS

Autoantibody Production in HIV-positive Patients

Human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, attacks the immune system, making affected individuals more susceptible to infections. When patients with HIV, treated with antiretroviral therapy (ART), their immune system can recover, but some of them produce self-destructive proteins, or autoantibodies. Instead of attacking foreign invaders such as bacteria or viruses, some autoantibodies attack the body’s own…

Aerospace Medicine Students

Wounded Warrior To WP Aerospace Medicine Students

Dr. Russell Turner, director of the Aerospace Medicine Primary course at the United States Air Force School of Aerospace; Medicine at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base; invited Gilyeat to speak to the AMP students March 4 during a Wounded Warrior lecture. Turner was also commander of the Air Force Theater Hospital at Balad when Gilyeat received treatment…

Immunehaematology

Immune Cells Help Tumors Escape Body's Defenses

New research from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center sheds light on how tumors use the body’s regulators of immunity for their own benefit. Published today in Nature Immunology, the findings could be used to develop the next generation of immune therapies to fight various cancers. Revolutionized cancer care…

Advanced nonsmall cell lung cancer

New Approach In Advanced NSCLC

A new approach to the treatment of advanced nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has reported showing clinically meaningful responses. The investigational drug savolitinib, a MET inhibitor; was used in combination with osimertinib in patients with advanced NSCLC who had resistance to prior epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR); tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) and had acquired MET…

geriatrics

Caring For An Older Adult With Cancer Comes Emotional Challenges

The number of informal caregivers who look after older adults with cancer is on the rise. Caregivers could be relatives, partners, or even friends who provide assistance to people in order to help them function. Most older people with cancer live at home and are dependent on informal caregivers for support with their cancer treatment, symptom management, and…

Health policy

Claim Settlement for Personal Accident

Policyholders of the personal accident and benefit-based health insurance plans can choose to receive the claim in regular installments or a lump sum amount or a combination of both. The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Irdai) has issued draft guidelines for claim settlements. According to the draft guideline, the option of the settlement…

Antibiotic resistance

New Strategy To Combat Antibiotic Resistance

A new strategy to combat antibiotic resistance has emerged from a study led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine. Published in the journal Molecular Cell, the report reveals for the first time how bacteria evolve mutations that confer antibiotic resistance and that this process can inhibited with FDA-approved drug edaravone. “Antibiotic resistance is one…

Malignant Otitis Externa

Extensive Skull Base Osteomyelitis Secondary To Malignant Otitis Externa

Extensive skull base osteomyelitis is a severe complication of malignant otitis externa (MOE). It is most commonly diagnose in patients with diabetes and in immuno compromised patients with bacterial and/or fungal infection. The primary infection is often bacterial with fungal superinfection. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is the causative pathogen in 50%-90% of cases, although other agents may…