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Trending, Advanced Less Invasive Surgery

Among the most significant advances in surgery has been the development of laparoscopic—or minimally invasive—procedures. These are new ways to perform many standard operations, with a few, very small incisions, often barely a half-inch long, compared to traditional so-called open surgery with one incision several inches long.

HIV-infected patients: Anti-Integrin Therapy Effect on Intestinal Immune System

In a study published in Science Translational Medicine, Mount Sinai researchers describe for the first time a mechanism that may shrink collections of immune cells in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, called lymphoid aggregates, where HIV may lay sequestered. These findings may be of interest to scientists who are involved in researching the cure for HIV infection in light of the strong role that the intestines play in it.

Less Cost Ventilator For ICU Patients

A team of specialists in various fields have come up with a less costly ventilator for patients in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) to address its scarcity which leads to an unwanted increase in mortality rates. According to the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (PCHRD-DOST), 50% of ICU patients need a ventilator.

In many developing countries like the Philippines, there is only 1 ventilator per 10 ICU beds due to the prohibitive cost of acquiring a ventilator plus the inaccessibility of spare parts when it breaks. These factors pose a challenge for small hospitals to acquire more units.

New age Health Insurance Products: Specific Customer Requirements Catered

Keeping in view the strenuous life we live, health care coverage has become a pivotal need! The increasing healthcare costs are sure to erode the financial savings, especially in a country like India where out-of-pocket medical expenses account for over 62% of the entire costs.

No doubt, the cost of healthcare is going through the roof, and there are numerous loopholes in most of the health plans being offered today. This is mostly because even a comprehensive policy fails to pay for numerous basic facilities, including pre-existing ailments, OPD cover, sub-limit, and lifetime renewability.

Nursing Homes Increasingly Pushing Residents Into ‘unnecessary’ Rehab At End-of-Life

A new study contends that nursing homes may be pushing dying patients into unnecessary and potentially harmful high-intensity rehab services. Providers defended the system Wednesday. University of Rochester Medical Center researchers noted that the number of residents receiving “ultra-high” rehab services in New York state increased by 65% during the three-year period ending in 2015.

Most of those services were delivered to individuals in the last seven days of their lives, according to the analysis of data from 647 nursing homes in the Empire State that was published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association.