Thousands of cancer patients miss out on NHS help for fatigue because of lack of funding

More than 100,000 patients with incurable cancer are not 'getting the support they need' for pain or trouble sleeping due to lack of NHS resources and staff, Macmillan Cancer Support says.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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The American population is getting older and sicker. More Americans are facing life-threatening illness when approaching end of life. Palliative care has grown to meet the complex needs of this population. And yet, according to a 2017 article in the journal Palliative Care, many people living with a chronic life-threatening illness either do not receive any palliative care, or receive services only in the last phase of their illness. The National Consensus Project Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care also addressed this issue, stating that a goal of their recently updated guidelines is “to improve...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Caregiving End of life Pain Management Source Type: blogs
In this study, we measured the analgesic effects of different intrathecal doses of SRT1720 on BCP in a murine model and further examined whether SRT1720 attenuated BCP by suppressing CREB/CREB-regulated transcription coactivator 1 (CRTC1) signalling pathway. Our results demonstrated that the BCP mice developed significant mechanical allodynia and spontaneous flinching, which were accompanied by the upregulation of phospho-Ser133 CREB (p-CREB) and CRTC1 expression in the spinal cord. SRT1720 treatment produced a dose-dependent analgesic effect on the BCP mice and downregulated the expression of p-CREB and CRTC1. These resul...
Source: Neuroscience Letters - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
PROSTATE cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK and it usually develops slowly, so there may be no signs for many years. Advanced prostate cancer means the cancer has spread to other parts of the body, and experiencing pain in different areas of the body may signal the cancer has spread.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Conclusions: IPMT is potentially feasible for high-risk USM patients. Future trials adequately powered for relevant endpoints are thus recommended.
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Discussion and conclusionThe Authors, as a result of the present study, suggest that office hysteroscopy should be sussessful at the first attempt, because the majority of patients (58%), in case of a failed procedure, do not undergo a repeat hysteroscopy in a reasonable time and important diagnosis, such as that of endometrial cancer, may be missed or delayed. In order to increase the procedure success rate, prior to the scheduled hysteroscopy they recommend to counsel all patients, identifying those who may benefit from pharmacological cervical softening, local anesthetic injection or the use of small caliber hysteroscopes.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Parents may think they’re protecting their kids from pain, but keeping such secrets can do more harm than good.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Source Type: news
A 78-year-old man with type 2 diabetes, hypertension, chronic anemia and recent-onset nephrotic syndrome presented with a 1-day complain of abdominal pain on his left side. He did not report any other symptoms. In his medical history, he had a partial gastrectomy for cancer 3 years ago
Source: The American Journal of Medicine - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Clinical Communication to the Editor Source Type: research
ConclusionsSome opioids provided a short ‐term substantial pain relief in highly selected patients in some neuropathic pain syndromes.
Source: European Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: SYSTEMATIC REVIEW Source Type: research
ConclusionsL ‐TOT may alter the immune system in CNCP patients, but the level of evidence is still weak. More studies are needed to clarify the impact of L‐TOT on immune system function.
Source: European Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research
Purpose of review To investigate the JZE alterations in gynecological and obstetrical disorders and impact on diagnosis, prognosis and treatment. Recent findings JZE was found to be significantly extended in patients with endometriosis, leading to the conclusion that endometriosis is a primary disease of the uterus, much like adenomyosis. Statistical correlation was then demonstrated between the severity of endometriosis and the depth of the adenomyosis infiltrates, hence the thickening of the JZE. Stem cells, predominantly found in the JZE were also found in histological sections of leiomyoma, suggested to be the ori...
Source: Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: WOMEN'S HEALTH: Edited by Joseph Aquilina Source Type: research
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