There have been countless debates in policy circles on healthcare costs and how India is fighting against fiscal deficits, to assure healthcare access to all. However, the truth is, access to healthcare is poor and The Lancet in its latest study emphasizes this aspect. India ranks 145th among 195 countries in terms of quality and accessibility of healthcare, behind its neighbors China, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Bhutan.
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Researchers at the Department of Surgery in cooperation with the Center for Pathophysiology, Infectiology, and Immunology and the Division of Nephrology at MedUni Vienna, were able to show that IgE antibodies, which have previously been only known to cause allergic reactions, also occur after kidney transplantation
A randomized phase 3 trial designed to evaluate luspatercept among patients with myelodysplastic syndrome with chronic anemia met its primary endpoint, according to the agent’s manufacturer.
AIA Group (AIA) has found that people in Sri Lanka face a considerable ‘financing gap’ where savings, current levels of insurance and government health provisions may not be enough to pay for the treatment for critical illnesses (such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes or other serious conditions).
The function of the brain is based on the connections between nerve cells. In order to map these connections and to create the connectome, the "wiring diagram" of a brain, neurobiologists capture images of the brain with the help of three-dimensional electron microscopy
River blindness and elephantiasis are debilitating diseases caused by parasitic worms that infect as many as 150 million people worldwide. They are among the "neglected tropical diseases" for which better treatments are desperately needed. But they were far from the mind of cell biologist William Sullivan when he began studying the microbial parasite Wolbachia, best known for its extraordinary effects on the many insect species it infects.
Most of the patients received by the physician have an expected lifespan of two weeks or less. With just six beds available for terminally ill patients, they have no option but to impose the time limit. Some patients die while waiting for a bed. Despite the high demand for palliative care, there are only a few dedicated hospices in the country, and they are struggling to survive.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers about criminals forging FDA warning letters to target individuals who tried to purchase medicines online or over the phone.
Perioperative management of pulmonary hypertension remains one of the most challenging scenarios during cardiac surgery. It is associated with high morbidity and mortality due to right ventricular failure, arrhythmias, myocardial ischemia, and intractable hypoxia.
Therefore, this review article is intended toward the anesthetic considerations in the perioperative period, with particular emphasis on the selection of technique and choice of anesthesia with maintenance, anesthetic drugs, and the recent intraoperative recommendations for prevention and treatment of pulmonary hypertensive crisis.
Dr. Daniel Pellicci’s research is probing unconventional types of infection-fighting T cells that combine speed and effectiveness, in a bid to find new ways to combat diseases like tuberculosis.
Regular contact with healthcare professionals, support from peers and access to regular organized exercise sessions help people with chronic lung conditions to be physically active, new research has found.