Education Aids in Decision-Making to Prepare for End of Life

Being offered a brief, dedicated discussion of end-of-life decisions relatively early in the trajectory of advanced cancer led to an earlier placement of do-not-resuscitate orders and decreased the likelihood that patients died in a hospital, a new study showed.
Source: Cancer Network - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

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Induction of memory CD8+ T cells is important for controlling infections such as malaria and HIV/AIDS and for cancer immunotherapy. Accurate assessment of antigen-specific (Ag-specific) CD8+ T cells is critical for vaccine optimization and for defining correlates of protection. However, conditions for determining Ag-specific CD8+ T cell responses ex vivo using intracellular cytokine staining (ICS) may be variable, especially in humans with complex antigens. Here, we used an attenuated whole parasite malaria vaccine model in humans and various experimental infections in mice to show that the duration of antigenic stimulatio...
Source: Journal of Clinical Investigation - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion: MN scoring on the epithelial cells of buccal mucosa can be used as a biomarker in screening procedures for HIV patients.
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractPreoperative planning for liver surgical treatments is an essential planning tool that aids in reducing the risks of surgical resection. Based on the computed tomography (CT) images, the resection can be planned before the actual tumour resection surgery. The computer-aided system provides an overview of the spatial relationships of the liver organ and its internal structures, tumours, and vasculature. It also allows for an accurate calculation of the remaining liver volume after resection. The aim of this paper was to review the main stages of the computer-aided system that helps to evaluate the risk of resection ...
Source: Journal of Digital Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
People are drinking bleach to try to treat autism, cancer, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, or the flu.
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Source Type: news
Alarmed about misinformation online, the agency warned about bleach solutions that are being marketed as cures for autism, H.I.V./AIDS and cancer.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Medicine and Health Rumors and Misinformation Poisoning and Poisons Food and Drug Administration Source Type: news
Alarmed about misinformation online, the agency warned about bleach solutions that are being marketed as cures for autism, H.I.V./AIDS and cancer.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Medicine and Health Rumors and Misinformation Poisoning and Poisons Food and Drug Administration Source Type: news
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Source: AIDS Care - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: While clinicians feel that LDCT LCS may benefit some HNC survivors, there are barriers both to implementing LCS SDM for these patients in primary care as currently recommended and to integrating it into cancer clinics. Challenges for SDM across settings include a lack of decision aids tailored to patients with cancer histories. Given recommendations to broaden LCS eligibility criteria, more research may be required before refinement of current guidelines. PMID: 31409114 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research
Older HIV-infected adults with cancer had worse overall and cancer-specific outcomes than their HIV-uninfected peers in an observational study.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news
Roche has expanded the Global Access Program, originally established to increase availability of HIV diagnostics in underserved countries, to include diagnostic tests for tuberculosis, hepatitis, and human papillomavirus (HPV). Increased access to reliable diagnostics will allow early, possibly life-saving, detection and decrease the spread of these diseases. Roche launched the program in 2014 and began offering the added tests in July. The molecular diagnostics available include tests for determination of HIV-1 viral load, early diagnosis of HIV-1 and -2 in young infants, Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) and rifampin/ison...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: IVD Source Type: news
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