As the NHS pivots to coronavirus, what about its other patients? | Prasanna Sooriakumaran

The pandemic is rightly front and centre. But for those with cancer, the knock-on effects could be devastatingCoronavirus latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs a prostate cancer surgeon, my life before coronavirus was pretty predictable. Each day I ’d go to work and either operate on patients with prostate cancer, see patients with a new diagnosis of prostate cancer to discuss surgery, or check in with patients after I’d operated on them to monitor their recovery. Now, my working days are chaotic and unpredictable.Somehospitals are already overloaded with coronavirus admissions. Others, like University College London Hospitals, where I work, are busy making space for the impending outbreak. At UCLH, cancellations of elective cases have given doctors more time to help Covid-19 patients. Anaesthetists have tried to hold off using respirators for these patients until absolutely necessary, preferring less invasive methods instead.Continue reading...
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This study aimed to assess the relative safety and short-term efficacy of drug-eluting bead transarterial chemoembolization (DEB-TACE) and conventional transarterial chemoembolization (c-TACE) for treating peculiar anatomical sites of gastric cancer liver metastasis. MATERIAL AND METHODS Of the 68 patients with gastric cancer liver metastases confirmed by imaging and pathology, 35 were treated with DEB-TACE and 33 with c-TACE. The DEB-TACE group comprised 26 males and 9 females aged 28-75 years (56.8±6.3), and the c-TACE group included 19 males and 14 females aged 33-77 (60.2±9.4) years. Liver functions of th...
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CONCLUSIONS The network pharmacology analysis reveals the molecular biological mechanism of Artemisia annua anti-NSCLC via multiple active components, multi-channels, and multi-targets. This suggests that Artemisia annua might be developed as a promising anti-NSCLC drug. PMID: 32474568 [PubMed - in process]
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Multnomah County health officials on Monday expressed both solidarity with protesters as well as concern about the transmission of Covid-19 that could occur in large crowds. “Wer'e continuing to fight the Covid pandemic, and we’re in another pandemic, one that’s been going on much longer that has destroyed and taken many more lives,” Rachel Banks, director of Multnomah County Public Health, said at a press briefing. “That pandemic is racism.” Rioting erup ted Friday night in downtown…
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[New Times] The Ministry of Health says that the postponement of resuming inter-provincial movements and passenger taxi-moto services was triggered by five new Covid-19 cases confirmed in Rusizi district, Western Province on Sunday, May 31.
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Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS–CoV-2), the cause of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), has spurred a global health crisis. To date, there are no proven options for prophylaxis for those who have been exposed to SARS–CoV-2, nor therapy for those who develop COVID-19. Immune (i.e., “convalescent”) plasma refers to plasma that is collected from individuals following resolution of infection and development of antibodies. Passive antibody administration through transfusion of convalescent plasma may offer the only short-term strategy for conferring immediate immunity to susceptib...
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New J. Chem., 2020, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/D0NJ01814G, PaperGurpreet Kaur, Monika Chaudhary, Kailash C Jena, Narinder Singh Abstract Environmental contamination due to increase in drug level is touching its alarming stage. There is an array of drugs such as antibiotics, antidepressants, analgesics, cancer chemotherapy drugs etc which... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
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Analyst, 2020, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/D0AN00627K, PaperJun Liu, Cheng Cao We propose a novel GSH-generating prodrug to be used with a sulfonamide-induced “integrative” platform for selective cancer therapy. To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
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[Vanguard] Abuja -The World Bank, Price Waterhouse Cooper, PwC, and Nigerian Institute of Mining and Geosciences, NIMG, Monday, tasked the Federal Government on galvanizing the mining sector to cushion economic shocks in the post-COVID-19 era.
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Dr Fauci says he hasn ’t spoken to Trump in two weeks; New Zealand to consider easing restrictions earlier than planned; Mexico deaths pass 10,000. Follow the latest updatesSingapore reopens schoolsUK: Critics round on No 10 over ‘ridiculous’ rules for 14-day quarantineAustralia coronavirus updates – liveCoronavirus latest: at a glanceSee all our coronavirus coverage6.46amBSTTheAssociated Pressis carrying a report that says Chinese officials sat on releasing the genetic map, or genome, of the coronavirus for over a week after multiple government labs had fully decoded it, not sharing details key to ...
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Three NIEHS grant recipients say exposure to uranium, arsenic, and other metals has increased the tribe’s susceptibility to the disease. (read more)
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