Wearable and implantable devices may transform care for patients with kidney failure

A feature article appearing in an upcoming issue of CJASN highlights the potential of wearable and implantable devices for treating kidney failure. In their feature article, Shuvo Roy, Ph.D. (University of California, San Francisco) and his colleagues note that traditional hemodialysis performed in clinics has a number of shortcomings, with patients reporting burdens related to fatigue, poor sleep, inability to […]

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Psychiatric diagnoses ‘neither necessary nor sufficient’ for access to NHS care in UK

A new study, published in the Journal of Mental Health, finds psychiatric diagnoses are seldom used as entry criteria for NHS mental health services in the UK. Despite controversy over their validity, and the damage they can do to people who receive the labels, psychiatric diagnoses are usually argued to be essential for accessing care, determining treatment options, communicating between […]

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Stop Telling Moms to Practice Self Care

At FGB, we’re the first ones to tell you that we can all use some more self-care practices in our lives. We’ve shared self-care tips for working women, self-care practices that are actually affordable, self-care strategies for when you’re strapped for time, unexpected self-care acts you can do at work, real women’s self-care routines that they’ve spelled out for us and so much more. But […]

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Quieter intensive care units may translate to better outcomes for infants in new study

Excessive noise is widely known to have negative effects on health, and children in neonatal intensive care units are among the most vulnerable. To help preterm infants make a smooth transition to life outside of the womb, some NICUs have instituted set quiet times to limit children’s exposure to potentially dangerous levels of noise. Researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, […]

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Registry helps move aortic dissection care forward

What began with a modest hospital grant at the University of Michigan in 1996 is now the world’s leading source of data on diagnosis, treatments and outcomes for a rare and dangerous cardiac condition. On Monday, Kim Eagle, M.D., a director of U-M’s Frankel Cardiovascular Center, presented data from 9,000 patients gathered over nearly 25 years by the International Registry […]

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New study proves the success of support for parents who have children taken into care

A scheme supporting parents who have had children taken into care has been praised by Cardiff University academics in charge of its first independent evaluation. Dr. Louise Roberts, from the Children’s Social Care Research and Development Centre (CASCADE), led the assessment of one of the first Reflect schemes, which has been run by Barnado’s Cymru in Gwent since 2016. Reflect […]

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Waiting longer for mental health care may help college students, report finds

As the demand for mental health services among college students nearly doubled over the last decade, advocates championed a common refrain: get students into treatment now. Students, parents and mental health experts feared that a student left untreated might harm themselves or others. Many universities responded by increasing counselors’ caseloads and funneling resources into urgent care. But a report released […]

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ADA 2019 standards of care emphasize patient-centered care

(HealthDay)—Patient-centered care is emphasized in updated clinical practice recommendations from the American Diabetes Association 2019 Standards of Care, published as a supplement to the January issue of Diabetes Care. The Standards of Care include new and revised recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of children and adults with diabetes. The authors also address strategies to prevent or delay type 2 […]

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Study evaluates efficacy and safety of pancreatic cancer treatment in complex patient care cases

Gemcitabine given in combination with nab-paclitaxel is the standard of care for patients with advanced pancreatic cancer. This practice, however, rests on data obtained from several recent clinical trials enrolling patients with pancreatic cancer who skewed younger and in better overall condition than most. Currently, there is limited data regarding the management of patients who are older and in worse […]

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