All news from Anaesthesiology

Ayushman Bharat: Empanelment of Hospitals Begins

The National Health Agency (NHA), the apex body for implementation of the Centre's ambitious Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Scheme launched a formal process to empanel public and private hospitals to achieve universal health coverage. The objective is to improve access for the most vulnerable and unreached sections of the population and holistically address healthcare by covering prevention, promotion and ambulatory care at primary, secondary and tertiary levels.

Inhaler Device Errors Common Among HCPs

Healthcare providers (HCPs) lack knowledge on appropriate inhaler technique, according to a systematic review published in the issue of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice. The lack of knowledge may lead to ineffective therapy when HCPs teach patients how to use pressurized metered-dose inhalers or dry powder inhalers for the management of respiratory conditions.

Sticky Protein Promotes The Activity Of Estrogen In Breast Cancer Cells

New research uncovers how a sticky protein called fibronectin promotes the activity of estrogen in breast cancer cells. Together they show a novel mechanism of estrogen receptor signaling that is regulated by fibronectin. They found that exposure to fibronectin prolongs the activity of estrogen receptors in breast cancer cells. Fibronectin rescues estrogen receptor α from lysosomal degradation in breast cancer cells. The study was published in the Journal of Cell Biology (JCB).