Health, safety and welfare produce multiple concerns
In a busy morning at UNISON’s local government conference in Liverpool today, delegates discussed a range of issues around health, safety and welfare. The question of disability leave is one of particular concern, with Bev Miller for the national disabled members’ committee pointing out that the “duration of disability leave should not have a limited time. “A proper disability policy [is needed] to mitigate against any unfair treatment of disabled employees.” John Actrill spoke of how he has set up a disabled workers’ meeting at Portsmouth City Council. “It is most important that a local authority has a forum set up for disabled workers” so that they can voice their grievances. Conference heard of a worker who had cancer and was told that she had to take 10 days annual leave every time she had internal radio therapy, because she became radioactive after each treatment. Mack Evans for the executive stated that “we can’t rely on local government employers” to grant good disabled leave policies. “There is a cost to granting disability leave and no legal basis to grant it, so we need to campaign for these policies to be implemented.” Delegates pointed out that a lack of proper disability leave is discriminatory against disabled and older workers. Conference called on the executive to: promote the union’s disability leave guidance; collect information from branches on local situations; promote goo...
ConclusionsALS8 patients present mild executive dysfunction and behavioural changes such as mood disorders, apathy and stereotypic behaviour. Our findings suggest that ALS8 is not a pure motor disorder and it is associated with subtle cognitive and behavioural impairments.
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ConclusionsComplete perioperative colonoscopy in patients with CRC should be performed to reduce the rate of metachronous carcinoma. Postoperative completion of preoperative insufficiently colonoscoped patients is recommended.
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AbstractPurposeMost elderly patients with colorectal cancer have comorbidities and reduced functional reserve, which may increase their risks of postoperative morbidity and mortality, and subsequently influence the treatment choice. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the treatment choice and compare laparoscopic and open surgery in this setting.MethodsThis retrospective study evaluated 118 patients with colorectal cancer ( ≥ 85 years old between January 2007 and February 2018) to determine the influence of comorbidities on treatment choice, as well as the safety and feasibility of laparoscopic s...
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