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 ...
Service on demand (repair) is a regular part of medical equipment maintenance. Repair can be approached as a 1-time situation of finding the problem and fixing it, or it can be approached as an integral part of keeping the medical device environment in full functioning condition at managed cost. The latter requires an organized commitment to not only repair but also determine why repair was needed and what if anything could be done to reduce subsequent failures. This is particularly the case for repeat service calls over an unexpectedly short period.
Potential role of PIN1 genotypes in predicting benefit from oxaliplatin-based and irinotecan-based treatment in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer, Published online: 21 June 2018; doi:10.1038/s41397-018-0030-8Potential role of PIN1 genotypes in predicting benefit from oxaliplatin-based and irinotecan-based treatment in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer
Well-balanced levels of tyrosine phosphorylation, maintained by the reversible and coordinated actions of protein tyrosine kinases (PTKs) and protein tyrosine phosphatases (PTPs), are critical for a wide range of cellular processes including growth, di ﬀerentiation, metabolism, migration, and survival. Aberrant tyrosine phosphorylation, as a result of a perturbed balance between the activities of PTKs and PTPs, is linked to the pathogenesis of numerous human diseases, including cancer, suggesting that PTPs may be innovative molecular targets for cancer treatment. Two PTPs that have an important inhibitory role in haemato...
The study is potentially a “leap forward” in cancer genomics, particularly for subsets of patients with metastatic and anaplastic thyroid cancer.
In the Utah Cancer Survivors Study, male thyroid cancer survivors had an almost 50% higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease than females.
AbstractDespite significant advances in our ability to treat cancer, cytotoxic chemotherapy continues to be the mainstay treatment for many solid tumours. Chemotherapy is commonly associated with a raft of largely manageable adverse events; however, gastrointestinal (GI) toxicity (also termed mucositis) remains a significant challenge with little in the way of preventative and therapeutic options. The inability to manage GI complications likely reflects our incomplete understanding of its aetiology and the idiosyncrasies of each chemotherapeutic agent. This review highlights aims to provide a narrative for the involvement ...
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Conclusions: A majority of ESD for EGC were performed in tertiary care hospitals in Korea. The clinical status showed excellent clinical outcomes and did not differ by the year and between the types of hospitals in Korea. PMID: 29921044 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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