Tag: care

Narcissists: Why we need to take better care of them

Narcissists, like sharks, get a bad press. Both are generally seen as menacing, negative forces to be feared and avoided. But as any biologist will tell you, sharks play a vital role in the marine ecosystem. And it may be that narcissists also have a necessary part to play in human society. This of course,

Study finds accuracy gap in EHRs for eye care patients

When it comes to keeping track of prescribed medications between clinic visits, many patients rely on printed medication lists automatically generated from electronic health records (EHRs). An examination of the EHRs of a cohort of ophthalmology patients revealed that one-third had at least one discrepancy between the medications discussed in the clinician’s notes and those

Advancing dementia and its effect on care home relationships

As dementia advances, in most cases it can change the behaviour displayed by those with the condition. Such changes in behaviour can bring strain to a wide-ranging network of relationships—from those between people with dementia and their professional carers, between those with dementia and their families, and to relationships between residents in residential care homes—which

Revolutionising care for prostate cancer patients

An innovative new digital model of follow-up care for prostate cancer allows patients to see test results online as soon as they become available, after a report was published in BMC Cancer. Researchers from the University of Southampton, funded by the Movember Foundation and delivered in partnership with Prostate Cancer UK, trialled the True NTH

Moving the needle toward more compassionate care

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New tools and strategies for tuberculosis diagnosis, care, and elimination: A PLOS Medicine special

This week, publication of a special issue on tuberculosis (TB) begins in PLOS Medicine, advised by guest editors Richard Chaisson of Johns Hopkins University, Claudia Denkinger of the University of Heidelberg, and Mark Hatherill of the South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Institute. An estimated 10 million people developed tuberculosis (TB) and 1.6 million died of TB

Knowledge of Transgender Health Care Not Linked to Education

MONDAY, Feb. 25, 2019 — Transphobia — not formal or informal education — predicts provider knowledge of transgender health care, according to a study recently published in Medical Education. Daphna Stroumsa, M.D., M.P.H., from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and colleagues conducted an online survey to assess exposure to transgender and gender-diverse (TGD)

Heart attack care ‘excellent around the clock’

Admission to hospital with a heart attack outside normal working hours does not appear to increase a patient’s chance of dying in hospital, according to a study of more than 600,000 patient cases. The new research suggests that fears about potential differences in outcomes depending on the time of hospital admission may be unfounded. Led

Palliative care in MS inpatients rises from 2005 to 2014

(HealthDay)—From 2005 to 2014, trends in palliative care use increased substantially among multiple sclerosis (MS) inpatients, according to a study published in the December issue of the Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. Yong-Jae Lee, Ph.D., from the Yonsei University College of Medicine in Seoul, South Korea, and colleagues used data from the 2005 to 2014 U.S.

2017 Saw Slowing in National Health Care Spending

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 — National health care spending slowed in 2017, according to a report published online Dec. 6 in Health Affairs. Anne B. Martin, Ph.D., from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in Baltimore, and colleagues examined national health care spending in 2017 and in relation to recent trends. The researchers note