Search Tag: cancer patients

Cardiology Management

Developing 'Best Practice' in Cardio-oncology

2017 20 Jun

Cardiovascular toxicity has become a challenging issue during cancer therapy. A survey of oncologists in France reveals that respondents commonly (>90%) prescribe therapies that are associated with cardiotoxicity. Interestingly, the survey shows that the assessment and management of the cardiovascular status of cancer patients is often inconsistent... Read more

Cardiology Management

Can Cancer Damage the Heart?

2015 06 Dec

New research presented at EuroEcho-Imaging 2015 raises the possibility that cancer may damage heart muscle irrespective of exposure to cancer drug therapies. The research from UK's first dedicated cardio-oncology clinic found that both treated and untreated cancer patients had impaired heart function. Dr Rajdeep S. Khattar, last author of the abstract... Read more

Executive Health Management

Robots Cut C.difficile Transmissions

2015 18 Oct

According to new research conducted by Penn Medicine infection control specialists, ultraviolet robots can clean rooms and help reduce the transmission of Clostridum difficile among cancer patients by 25 percent. Blood cancer patients are a group that is more vulnerable to hospital acquired infections. Interventions using UV robots not only reduced... Read more