Opinion | Healthcare professionals don’t have to choose between patients and the planet

Opinion |  Healthcare professionals don't have to choose between patients and the planet

Comment on this storyComment If the US healthcare system were a country, it would have the 13th largest greenhouse gas emission in the world. You read that right: Our nation’s healthcare system alone contributes more to the climate crisis than the totality of most other countries. After a recent column about how much health care … Read more

Few patients receive recommended genetic testing after a cancer diagnosis

Few patients receive recommended genetic testing after a cancer diagnosis

These are not controversial, he said. These are not situations where some people think these patients should be tested and some people think they shouldn’t. Of course they should be. While this study didn’t look at the reasons behind the low testing rates, previous studies suggest that some cancer patients don’t get information about genetic … Read more

Cancer patients are facing widespread shortages of chemotherapy drugs

Cancer patients are facing widespread shortages of chemotherapy drugs

Comment on this storyComment Cancer patients and their doctors are grappling with a record shortage of effective chemotherapy, putting their treatments and their lives at risk. Most are cheap generic drugs that have been used in cancer medicine for decades, says Satyajit Kosuri, clinical director of the stem cell transplant and cell therapy program at … Read more

Radiation can be safely omitted in selected patients with locally advanced rectal cancer

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By the staff of ASCO Post Posted: 6/4/2023 11:46:00 AM Last update: 6/4/2023 10:53:02 Locally advanced rectal cancer patients with chemotherapy-responsive tumors can safely forego radiation therapy before surgery, based on results from the PROSPECT trial. These data were presented by Deborah Schrag, MD, FASCO, MPHat the ASCO Annual Meeting 2023 (Abstract LBA2) and contextually … Read more

Study: Early rhythm control is safe and effective in patients with atrial fibrillation regardless of genetic predisposition

Study: Early rhythm control is safe and effective in patients with atrial fibrillation regardless of genetic predisposition

This article was reviewed based on Science X’s editorial process and policies. The editors have highlighted the following attributes ensuring the credibility of the content: verified peer-reviewed publication correct OK! by Kompetenznetz Vorhofflimmern eV (AFNET) Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public domain A substudy analysis of the EASTAFNET 4 study revealed how the genetic risk of atrial fibrillation … Read more

Clinical Overview: Dapagliflozin for Patients with Heart Failure, Ejection Fraction Reduced, and Ejection Fraction Preserved

Clinical Overview: Dapagliflozin for Patients with Heart Failure, Ejection Fraction Reduced, and Ejection Fraction Preserved

introduction Chronic heart failure is a progressive disease associated with poor quality of life if not managed appropriately. Patients with chronic heart failure who are not maintained on guideline-directed medical therapy, as well as lifestyle modifications, are at an increased risk of experiencing heart failure exacerbations that can lead to hospitalization. Thus, management of this … Read more

Paralyzed patients can move again with nerve stimulation, confirms HCMC clinical trial

Paralyzed patients can move again with nerve stimulation, confirms HCMC clinical trial

A common implant designed to stimulate the spinal cord is enabling paralyzed patients to move again, a first-of-its-kind discovery in a clinical study at HCMC in Minneapolis. While findings have varied among the roughly 20 study participants, the upshot so far is that people can regain function after spinal cord injury and not simply maintain … Read more

Shortages of cancer drugs are forcing doctors to decide which patients to receive treatment

Shortages of cancer drugs are forcing doctors to decide which patients to receive treatment

Just six weeks ago, Greg DeStefano started a new combination of chemotherapy. The 50-year-old, from Northbrook, Illinois, had recently been diagnosed with his fourth round of cancer and doctors hoped the drug would cure the tumors growing in his neck. DeStefano was responding well, but then, in late May, he got a call from his … Read more

Tunisia’s financial crisis leaves patients struggling to find medicine

Tunisia's financial crisis leaves patients struggling to find medicine

[1/5] Abdessalem Maraouni, a university student from Tunisia, shows a medicine box of ‘Celluvisc’ at his home in Tunis, Tunisia May 29, 2023. REUTERS/Jihed Abidellaoui Central Pharmacy deeply indebted to foreign suppliers Hundreds of important medicines are missing Tunisian financial bailout talks have stalled TUNIS, June 1 (Reuters) – Sick Tunisians face a frantic struggle … Read more