Treatments Linked to Death in COVID Patients With Thoracic Cancers Treatments Linked to Death in COVID Patients With Thoracic Cancers

Past treatment may affect the risk of death among patients with thoracic malignancies who develop COVID-19, according to data from the TERAVOLT registry.Medscape Medical News
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I have to inject myself with needles just to stay alive. Still, Bayer will continue to sell Roundup, and refused to label it as carcinogenicLast Wednesday was my 71st birthday, a low-key celebration in these Covid-19 times. Then I heard the news that the pharmaceutical conglomerate Bayer hasoffered a settlement to resolve several massive class-action lawsuits alleging that the company ’s herbicide, Roundup, is dangerous and causes cancer.I ’m one of the thousands of people who filed suit. The news of the settlement ruined my birthday.Continue reading...
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Credit: United NationsBy Devika AgarwalJun 29 2020 (IPS) While COVID-19 has made the headlines every day over the past two months, services for tuberculosis (TB), one of the oldest diseases in the world, have been interrupted due to the lockdown. According to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Tuberculosis Report 2019, India had an estimated 2.7 million new cases and 440,000 deaths due to TB in 2018—the highest in the world. Despite such numbers, India has not taken any targeted measures to tackle the spread of TB during the ongoing pandemic. The WHO has set global targets to reduce new cases of ...
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Raghav Gupta, Riniki Sarma, Seema Mishra, Sushma BhatnagarIndian Journal of Palliative Care 2020 26(5):156-159 The coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic has shaken the health-care infrastructure worldwide and has led to enormous challenges for cancer patients. They are suffering on various fronts during this pandemic, especially the often overlooked ones such as logistic and socioeconomic. Through the case series, we have highlighted the various components of these challenges the cancer patients are facing and tried to emphasize that the health-care setups and government along with nongovernmental organizations have to come o...
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We present the journey of a caregiver of cancer survivor who had played multiple care giving roles for the past 10 years. With the added challenge of the pandemic the caregiver faced severe psychological distress concerning his caregiving role. This was addressed to a large extend with counseling and empathy. Communication is an important measure to relieve the distress and address the complexities faced by caregivers.
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Puneet Rathore, Sanjeev Kumar, Shweta, Neha Singh, V Krishnapriya, Alice Thankachan, Nengneivah Haokip, Shweta Bhopale, Brajesh Kumar Ratre, Sushma BhatnagarIndian Journal of Palliative Care 2020 26(5):170-172 The occurrence of the COVID-19 pandemic has caused big challenges in medical communities due to its unpredictable and uncertain nature. It leads to a great deal of physical and psychological concerns. It is more prone to patients with comorbidities such as hypertension and diabetes mellitus and also to immune-compromised patients such as cancer patients. Children are no exception. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) ...
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Anuja Damani, Arunangshu Ghoshal, Krithika Rao, Pankaj Singhai, Spandana Rayala, Seema Rao, KV Ganpathy, Nisha Krishnadasan, Lt Alice Stella Verginia (Retd. Army), Nandini Vallath, Gayatri Palat, Chitra Venkateshwaran, Jenifer Jeba S, Lulu Matthews, Stanley Macaden, Mary Ann Muckaden, Srinagesh Simha, Naveen Salins, Jeremy Johnson, Savita Butola, Sushma BhatnagarIndian Journal of Palliative Care 2020 26(5):3-7 The global pandemic involving severe acute respiratory syndrome–coronavirus-2 has brought new challenges to clinical practice and care in the provision of palliative care. This position statement of the Indian...
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Conclusion: During this pandemic, we cannot overlook the need for essential palliative care services. We can continue regular services with proper precautions as advised and by training the staff. Collaboration with different palliative centers across the country should be done to minimize patient movement.
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Conclusion: Telemedicine is the future of health-care delivery systems. In PC, we deal with immunocompromised debilitated cancer patients and telemedicine is immensely helpful for us to provide holistic integrated care to these patients who are unable to visit hospitals regularly.
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Conclusion: Telemedicine is an important tool and an essential service to care for palliative care patients in the community especially when the patient and health-care professionals are separated by a pandemic or natural disaster.
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Conclusion: Palliative care is an essential component, especially in a disaster-related situation such as the COVID pandemic as patients and caregivers are left more vulnerable at this time. Telephonic and video calls play an important role in supporting patients and caregivers and in the most critical cases. However, it is also important to find the ways to provide direct home-based support to patients and families at this time so that they feel less alone, cope better, and experience meaningful support to build their resilience.
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