Comment A milestone for palliative care and pain relief

Universal health coverage (UHC) has assumed an iconic place in work to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Its central importance for achieving SDG 3 —ensuring healthy lives for all—is proven by the increasingly sophisticated efforts to measure UHC and to estimate to what extent UHC can be achieved by 2030. An example is the Global Burden of Disease (GBD).1 The GBD team constructed a UHC Index by beginning with the idea of access to quality e ssential health-care services and access to safe, effective, quality, and affordable essential medicines and vaccines.
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de Castro Faria Neto HC, Boechat N, Rehen SK, Brüning K, Bozza FA, Bozza PT, Souza TML Abstract Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) causes a febrile disease associated with chronic arthralgia, which may progress to neurological impairment. Chikungunya fever (CF) is an ongoing public health problem in tropical and subtropical regions of the world, where control of the CHIKV vector, Aedes mosquitos, has failed. As there is no vaccine or specific treatment for CHIKV, patients receive only palliative care to alleviate pain and arthralgia. Thus, drug repurposing is necessary to identify antivirals against CHIKV. CHIKV RNA p...
Source: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Antimicrob Agents Chemother Source Type: research
By SAURABH JHA Of my time arguing with doctors, 30 % is spent convincing British doctors that their American counterparts aren’t idiots, 30 % convincing American doctors that British doctors aren’t idiots, and 40 % convincing both that I’m not an idiot. A British doctor once earnestly asked whether American physicians carry credit card reading machines inside their white coats. Myths about the NHS can be equally comical. British doctors don’t prostate every morning in deference to the NHS, like the citizens of Oceania sang to Big Brother in Orwell’s dystopia. Nor, in their daily rounds, do the...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: OP-ED Uncategorized AlfieEvans Source Type: blogs
Medical virtual reality goes entirely against conventional beliefs about technology making healthcare less human, less empathetic and less caring. Virtual reality teaches empathy to med students, makes vaccination for children more sufferable, helps get rid of fears by treating phobias, relieves chronic pain or fulfills the last wishes of the dying. The many faces of medical virtual reality Although the use of virtual reality in healthcare is not widespread yet, the technology holds great promise. Goldman Sachs estimated in its 2016 report that 8 million physicians and medical technicians could make use of augmented reali...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Future of Medicine Virtual Reality in Medicine chronic pain empathy Healthcare pain management pediatrics psychology trauma vaccination VR Source Type: blogs
Lately my dander is up so often and so copiously, over what's happening in health care and the world at large, I'm exhausted. Covered with nasty dander. Cowering under the sheets. Others seem to share this dysphoria. But I found if not a cure, at least a palliative. There's so much dander I can scrape it off with a great big shovel and toss as much as I can your way. Here's my first DanderOmnium Gatherum, or DOG, from the Cetona DOG Patch. Remember, these stories are all DOGs.Litmus Test for New HHS Secretary. The new sheriff at Health&Human Services, Alex Azar, has barely had a chance to wipe his feet in front of...
Source: Health Care Renewal - Category: Health Management Source Type: blogs
This is the 1000th presentation to my bioethics blog since starting on Google Blogspot.com in 2004.There has been many topics covered. Though comments by the visitors has always been encouraged and, since as a " discussion blog " , comments leading to discussions I have felt was the definitive function here. Virtually none of the thread topics have gone unread and most have had some commentary, some with mainly particularly strong and emphatic opinions http://bioethicsdiscussion.blogspot.com/2013/01/should-pathologists-be-physicians.html, some with extensive up to 12 years long continued discussion http://bioethi...
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Thanks to the ongoing advancements in standards of care and gradual improvements in more targeted therapeutics, some argue that cancer is slowly turning into a chronic disease, and with it bringing about a host of new challenges for oncology care. Th...
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ObjectivesTo report the signalment, clinical presentation, treatments pursued and outcomes of dogs with malignant anal sac melanoma. MethodsMedical records from five institutions from January 2000 through December 2015 were reviewed and dogs with cytologically‐ or histologically‐confirmed malignant anal sac melanoma were identified. Signalment, clinical signs, staging, cytology, histopathologic analysis, surgical and non‐surgical treatments were extracted from the medical records. The referring veterinarians and owners were contacted for follow‐up data. ResultsEleven dogs were included and survival data was availab...
Source: The Journal of Small Animal Practice - Category: Veterinary Research Authors: Tags: PAPER Source Type: research
In conclusion, we found that IS status was associated with a significant increase in Hannum DNA methylation, likely as a consequence of the accumulation of cardiovascular risk factors, and near signification with Horvath method. Patients with IS were biologically older than controls, a difference that was more obvious in young stroke. This could open up the possibility of useful new biomarker of stroke risk. Latest Headlines from Fight Aging! A Profile of Kelsey Moody and Ichor Therapeutics https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2016/09/a-profile-of-kelsey-moody
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Commentary on: Gray L, Garza E, Zageris D, et al. Sucrose and warmth for analgesia in healthy newborns: an RCT. Pediatrics 2015;135:e607–14. Context Sucrose as an analgesic has been well studied in the newborn and infant population undergoing brief noxious stimuli such as vaccines or heel sticks.1 Providing additional, non-pharmacological, therapeutic options to create a synergy with the sucrose has been considered in other studies.2 Breast feeding, which supplies the sweetness of sugar (breast milk) and skin-to-skin contact, has been thought to provide radiant body heat.3 4 The authors of this study draw on their pr...
Source: Evidence-Based Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Liver disease, Clinical trials (epidemiology), Immunology (including allergy), Hepatitis and other GI infections, Vaccination / immunisation, Pain (neurology), Childhood nutrition, Pain (palliative care), Drugs: musculoskeletal and joint diseases, Hepatit Source Type: research
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