Primary pericardial mesothelioma
Unlike the pleural mesothelioma, direct link to asbestosis in case of primary pericardial mesothelioma has not been established [1]. It is a very rare malignant tumour of the pericardium with around 150 cases reported. Yet it represents half of primary pericardial tumours. It is a malignancy of the mesothelial cells lining the visceral or parietal pericardium. Majority of cases occur between fourth and seventh decade and a male preponderance has been noted. They can present with large pericardial effusions which can be fatal [2]. In general it is an aggressive disease with survival less than 6 months. In one case report, ...
Source: Cardiophile MD - April 27, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Prof. Dr. Johnson Francis Tags: Cardio Oncology Source Type: blogs

Belluck & Fox Explain How to Care for a Loved One with Mesothelioma
You're reading Belluck & Fox Explain How to Care for a Loved One with Mesothelioma, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. When a loved one is diagnosed with mesothelioma it can be extremely stressful and overwhelming for all involved, but there are things you can do to help provide much needed love and support. A combination of educating yourself so you understand the disease and making it easier for your loved one to manage the disease, both emotionally and physically, can lessen the stress. Mesothelioma ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - March 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Falconer Tags: health and fitness self improvement care mesothelioma Source Type: blogs

4 Key Ingredients to Avoid in Cosmetics
You're reading 4 Key Ingredients to Avoid in Cosmetics, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. As you walk down a store’s beauty aisle, it’s easy to choose the most popular brands and products that line the shelves. After all, they are on sale and the labels claim to be organic or all natural. Despite these perks, what consumers fail to realize is that these labels can deceive consumers into believing their items are safe and toxin-free. The truth is the beauty market across the United States has lacked regul...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Rosati Tags: featured health and fitness self improvement beauty pickthebrain toxic Source Type: blogs

Make Asbestos Great Again? - Trump Once Claimed " Movement Against by Asbestos was Led by the Mob, " Now is EPA Wants to Relax Asbestos Regulation
Introduction:  An Old Public Health MenaceThis is somewhat personal.  In the early 1980s, as a general internal medicine fellow, I gave a series of talks about important medical problems that generalist physicians often missed.  One was asbestos related disease.  Although asbestos had been heavily regulated since 1973, there were stilll large numbers of people exposed to it alive in the 1980s.  One of my primitive slides, seemingly a picture of type writing, stated that around then, 2 to 4 million people who had histories of significant asbestos exposure were likely alive.  Asbestos is known t...
Source: Health Care Renewal - August 10, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: asbestos cancer conflicts of interest Donald Trump public health Source Type: blogs

Toxins In The Home: What You Don ’t Know Might Kill You
You're reading Toxins In The Home: What You Don’t Know Might Kill You, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Poisoning is the number one cause of injury-related deaths in the United States, and 91% of incidents occur in our very own homes. Unintentional poisoning can occur in a number of ways, potentially harming our health as well as our loved ones. In an effort to reduce the number of households affected, it’s important to understand where common toxic products might be lurking and how to create a safe and...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Haas Tags: featured health and fitness self improvement asbestos cancer cleaning products pickthebrain toxins toxins in the home Source Type: blogs

Precision Medicine and Public Health (from Precision Medicine and the Reinvention of Human Disease)
Excerpted fromPrecision Medicine and the Reinvention of Human DiseaseDespite having the most advanced healthcare technology on the planet, life expectancy in the United States is not particularly high. Citizens from most of the European countries and the highly industrialized Asian countries enjoy longer life expectancies than the United States. According to the World Health Organization, the United States ranks 31st among nations, trailing behind Greece, Chile, and Costa Rica, and barely edging out Cuba [42]. Similar rankings are reported by the US Central Intelligence Agency [43]. These findings lead us to infer that acc...
Source: Specified Life - February 6, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: cancer cancer vaccines precision medicine prevention public health Source Type: blogs

Four Benefits of Counterfactual Thinking
Three days ago my husband was told he didn’t get the promotion he wanted and had almost been promised by his boss. He has been angry (and sad and frustrated and going through Elizabeth Kubler Ross’ stages of grief) and he has lost sleep the last over the situation. His reaction and behavior has reminded me of friends and family members who have received potentially devastating health news. But bad business news and bad health news are both areas where counterfactual thinking can help if one does it in the mindset of brainstorming, instead of that of regret. Counterfactual thinking is defined as “thinki...
Source: World of Psychology - October 13, 2017 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jill L. Ferguson, M.A. Tags: Grief and Loss Industrial and Workplace Inspiration & Hope Interview Motivation and Inspiration Self-Help Coping Skills counterfactual thought Disappointment Expectations Failure Pessimism Worry Source Type: blogs

Deans Need Progressive Responsibility Too
Dr. Antman and her family at the 2016 American Heart Association Boston Heart & Stroke Gala Editor’s Note: This blog post complements the recently published study “The Decanal Divide: Women in Decanal Roles at U.S. Medical Schools.” Read the full study on academicmedicine.org. By: Karen Antman, MD Dr. Antman is dean, Boston University School of Medicine, provost, Boston University Medical Campus, and chair, AAMC Council of Deans Why aren’t more medical school deans women? Medical school faculty don’t normally wake up thinking, “I want to be dean.” How then does one end up there? I was asked to...
Source: Academic Medicine Blog - September 12, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Guest Author Tags: Featured Guest Perspective AAMC Council of Deans Boston University Medical Campus Boston University School of Medicine gender leadership research women Source Type: blogs

Curcumin kills malignant mesothelioma cell lines
Well no, it’s not myeloma, but mesothelioma (but its acronym is MM, too), which is a terrible cancer with poor survival rates, high resistance to conventional therapies, etc. Previous studies have showed that curcumin might help in the treatment of mesothelioma, but the one I read about today has just come out, and it’s from the University of Rome, Italy (I always have a soft spot for Italian studies…): goo.gl/AkwLBg Interesting…Poor mice, though…!!! From this link, you can read more about it, if you want. And if you want to have a look at the abstract, click on this link: goo.gl/ytXK0c IR...
Source: Margaret's Corner - February 28, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Margaret Tags: Blogroll curcumin mesothelioma Source Type: blogs

What a CT Scan Can Tell You About Your Lungs
Over the last half century, technology has made possible the probing of the solar system and galaxy beyond. People can instantly correspond with anyone in the world. We can see —in real time—events and phenomena heretofore only reported by second and third hand accounts. Yet with all of the distance breached by modern devices, we are also able to know in detail the goings on inside our own bodies. With the advent of computed tomography (CT) imaging, known familiarly as “CAT scans,” doctors and their patients now get a bird’s eye view of internal organs. This scientific know-how goes beyond simple x-rays to reveal...
Source: ePharma Summit - January 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Anatomy CT Scan Lungs Medical Devices Source Type: blogs

Trumping the Evidence - The Donald Denies Asbestos Related Disease, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy but Asserted Vaccines Cause Autism
One of the main causes of health care dysfunction identified by demoralized health care professionals in our 2003 qualitative study was threats to evidence-based medicine, and by extension, evidence-based public health and health policy.(1) Since then, we have frequently discussed threats such asmanipulation andsuppression of clinical research to further vested interests, and distortion of research dissemination, such asghost written articles, often enabled byindividual andinstitutional conflicts of interest.These and other causes of health care dysfunction which we discuss, however, have hardly been the stuff of political...
Source: Health Care Renewal - November 2, 2016 Category: Health Management Tags: asbestos Donald Trump evidence-based medicine health policy public health Source Type: blogs

Kathy ’ s Story: Living Better with Mesothelioma – Possible with the Right Team of Experts
Kathy Ebright was enjoying life with her husband, 2 kids and 7 grandchildren in rural Pennsylvania, when everything changed suddenly.  This is true for thousands of people fighting cancer across the world, but hearing the word “mesothelioma” is not common. “I went numb, I might have said a few words, but I couldn’t put words together to speak,” Kathy said. Kathy and her husband, Doug Almost everyone has been touched by cancer, but Kathy and her husband didn’t know anyone with mesothelioma in their small town of Richfield. They only heard of the disease from commercials for lawyers who specialize in asbestos...
Source: Life in a Medical Center - September 23, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Chris Lindsley Tags: Cancer Patient Stories Research surgery Uncategorized asbestos joseph friedberg lung sparing surgery mesothelioma Source Type: blogs

The most powerful driver of medical costs is hope
When diagnosed with abdominal mesothelioma, a rare cancer with a blighted future, evolutionary biologist and writer, Stephen Jay Gould, turned his attention to the statistics; specifically, the central tendency of survival with the tumor. The central tendency — mean (average), median and mode — project like skyscrapers in a populated city and are the summary statements of a statistical distribution. The “average” is both meaningful and meaningless. The average utility of average is zero. Consider a gamble: a fair coin toss where you get $50 if it lands heads and lose $50 if it lands tails. The average (net)...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - August 1, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: < a href="http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/dr-saurabh-jha" rel="tag" > Dr. Saurabh Jha < /a > Tags: Physician Cancer Source Type: blogs

Hope, Statistics and the Overtreatment of Cancer
BY SAURABH JHA, MD When diagnosed with abdominal mesothelioma, a rare cancer with a blighted future, evolutionary biologist and writer, Stephen Jay Gould, turned his attention to the statistics; specifically, the central tendency of survival with the tumor. The central tendency – mean (average), median and mode – project like skyscrapers in a populated city and are the summary statements of a statistical distribution. The “average” is both meaningful and meaningless. The average utility of average is zero. Consider a gamble – fair coin toss where you get $50 if it lands heads and lose $50 if it lands tails. T...
Source: The Health Care Blog - July 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Irvine Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Living with Mesothelioma: A New Normal
In December of 2007, Timonium resident Jen Blair was pregnant with her second son, Kevin. It was a “very painful pregnancy.” She went to a few doctors, who told her the pain was normal. The pain returned, “worse than ever,” six weeks after giving birth to Kevin.  More doctors. More tests. She was first told she needed laparoscopic surgery, then that she had stage 4 cancer in her abdomen. She was told to get her affairs in order. It turns out Jen had peritoneal (in the abdomen) mesothelioma, in which cancer cells are found in the membranes around organs in the abdomen. This is very rare — only about 350-500 c...
Source: Life in a Medical Center - July 15, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Chris Lindsley Tags: Cancer patient care Patient Stories surgery advocacy mesothelioma volunteer Source Type: blogs