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Doctor Ignorance About Nutrition Not Defensible

2019 08 Jul

In a commentary published in JAMA Internal Medicine 01 July 2019, Neal Barnard, M.D., emphasised the importance for physicians today to be more familiar with nutrition knowledge. Dr. Barnard, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine president, explained how some of the main health concerns – diabetes, obesity, heart disease and some cancers... Read more

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Neutropaenia and mortality in critically ill cancer patients

2018 11 Dec

A group of researchers from France and six other countries assessed the influence of neutropaenia on outcome of critically ill cancer patients by meta-analysis of individual data. Among 7,512 critically ill cancer patients included in this systematic review, neutropaenia was independently associated with poor outcome despite a meaningful survival.... Read more

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Cancer patients in the intensive care unit

2018 16 Oct

Recent advances and new challenges. It has been thought for years that cancer patients have not benefitted from intensive care unit (ICU) admission when they suffer from severe and potentially reversible acute illnesses. Fortunately, numerous studies have shown that this is not the case. Today, the number of cancer patients in ICUs around the... Read more

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Top killers

2018 21 Aug

In healthcare, the tendency is more on managing events after they happen rather than adopting a proactive approach to prevention. This is a major reason why the number of CVD patients continues to increase each year and why cardiovascular disease continues to be one of the leading causes of death and disability. Approximately 17.7 million people... Read more

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Critically Ill Cancer Patients: Who to Admit and What Therapy?

2016 22 Nov

Multidisciplinary teamwork is vital when planning for cancer patients in the ICU, according to a narrative review published in ESMO Open . The care of cancer patients requires close collaboration between the intensive care team and cancer specialists, with each specialty needing good awareness of cancer-specific problems and organ dysfunction. Peter... Read more

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Basilea Reports Presentation Of Data On Clinical Oncology Programs

2016 21 Apr

Tumor checkpoint controller BAL101553 demonstrates pre-clinical activity in treatment-refractory glioblastoma models as single agent and in combination treatment PanRAF/SRC kinase inhibitor BAL3833 inhibits tumor growth in preclinical KRAS-driven cancer models Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. has announced that preclinical data on the oncology... Read more

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Study: Transitioning to End-of-Life Care in the ICU

2015 04 Aug

The transition to end-of-life care (EOLC) is a difficult process for healthcare staff, patients and their families, whatever the setting. End-of-life care (EOLC) for cancer patients in the ICU has not been frequently studied. A paper published in Annals of Intensive Care as an epublication ahead of print explored the quality of transition to EOLC... Read more

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Personalised Treatment for Cancer Patients with Pneumonia

2015 14 Apr

A study by researchers from D'Or Institute for Research and Education (IDOR) in Brazil has analysed the factors associated with severe pneumonia in hospitalised cancer patients and suggests that more personalised treatment protocols can reduce mortality in these patients. The findings are published online in PLoS ONE . It is widely believed that the... Read more

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Paediatric Cancer Patients: Quick Antibiotics Reduce Mortality

2015 28 Feb

According to researchers, paediatric cancer patients who receive antibiotics within 60 minutes of reporting fever and showing neutropenia (low neutrophil count), go on to have decreased intensive care consultation rate and lower mortality compared with patients who receive antibiotics outside the 60-minute window. Their study showed in a sample of 220... Read more

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First Cancer-Specific ED Opens in Ohio

2014 29 Sep

The Ohio State University has opened its first fully integrated cancer emergency department. The Comprehensive Care Center is the result of a partnership between Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital, Richard J. Solove Research Institute and Wexner Medical Center Emergency Department. The centre is based on a clinical care model that combines the expertise... Read more