Shared decision making sheets to facilitate conversations about treatment options
Source: Right Care Area: News The BMJ Group has developed a number of shared decision making sheets, designed to facilitate a conversation between patients and healthcare professionals about the reasons for choosing one treatment option over and above another treatment option. The information sheets are both prompts for use in consultations by health professionals with their patients, and aide-memoires for patients with instructions for accessing the corresponding web-based patient decision aid. Shared decision making sheets on the following are currently available: - AAA repair - AAA screening - Cataracts - Established kidney failure - Established kidney failure dialysis - Established kidney failure transplant - Lower urinary tract symptoms - Lung cancer - Osteoarthritis of the hip - Osteoarthritis of the knee - Prostate cancer - PSA testing - Stable angina ...
Mona Randolph, 82, of Missouri, is only one of three polio survivors left in the US that uses an iron lung machine, which is no longer made and leaves her with responsibility of repair and maintenance.
Publication date: Available online 20 August 2018Source: NeurocomputingAuthor(s): Junjie Zhang, Yong Xia, Haoyue Zeng, Yanning ZhangAbstractDetection of pulmonary nodules on chest CT is an essential step in the early diagnosis of lung cancer, which is critical for best patient care. In this paper, we propose an automated pulmonary nodule detection algorithm, denoted by NODULe, which jointly uses a conventional method for nodule detection and a deep learning model for genuine nodule identification. Specifically, we first use multi-scale Laplacian of Gaussian (LoG) filters and prior shape and size constraints to detect nodul...
ConclusionLow PNI predicts poor survival in LC patients.
CONCLUSIONS: This study shows that IHC with the tested antiserum increases the sensitivity of the diagnosis and may be recommended for routine use in EMB analyses of cardiac transplant patients with Chagas disease.
CONCLUSIONS These results demonstrated that NRG-1 can promote recovery of nerve function in brachial plexus injury after contralateral C7 nerve root transfer in rats. PMID: 30121695 [PubMed - in process]
There's a big survival gap between white and minority children when it comes to some childhood cancers. It turns out growing up in poverty explains a lot of the difference.(Image credit: FS Productions/Blend Images/Getty Images)
The findings by Columbia University add to the large body of evidence linking factors like education, income and access and affordability of care to worse survival rates for cancer.
Integrative medicine, bogus cancer treatment, antiaging, low T, and more -- what do you need to know about the proliferation of these clinics in medicine?Medscape Public Health
Publication date: 1 December 2018Source: Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, Volume 275Author(s): Girija Gaur, Shuren Hu, Raymond L. Mernaugh, Ivan I. Kravchenko, Scott T. Retterer, Sharon M. WeissAbstractHighly sensitive detection of heat denatured Herceptin® (trastuzumab), an important monoclonal antibody used in breast cancer therapeutics, is demonstrated using transverse magnetic (TM) mode suspended microring resonators (MRRs). The suspended MRRs are surface functionalized with a single chain fragment variable (scFv) recombinant antibody molecule (designated 2B4) that enables selective capture of denatured Herceptin...
The interaction between HSA and two semi-synthetic potential anti-cancer agents derived from trans -dehydrocrotonin-methyl-hydrazone (MHDCTN) and phenyl-hydrazone (PHDCTN) was evaluated under physiological conditions at 296, 303 and 310 K by multi-spectroscopic techniques and molecular docking calculations. Steady state fluorescence quenching indicated a ground state association (static quenching) for both samples; however, the quenching induced by PHDCTN was not essentially static and can be accompanied by a dynamic quenching mechanism. The binding is strong (modified Stern-Volmer binding constant (Ka) ca. 105 M-1), causi...
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