Quality cancer care: not just a matter of anti-cancer medicines

ESMO, the leading professional organisation for medical oncology, shares concerns expressed in a scientific paper and reflected in the international media about the rising costs of cancer medicines. The authors of The Journal of Oncology Practice paper used both the ESMO Magnitude of Clinical Benefit Scale (ESMO-MCBS) and ASCO’s Value Framework to assess whether the…

El ruido afecta al estado de ánimo de 1 de cada 3 españoles

Uno de cada tres españoles asegura que el ruido tiene efectos negativos sobre su estado de ánimo. Así se desprende del último Estudio sobre el ruido en España, elaborado por GAES. A pesar de que muchas personas no lo perciben, los expertos afirman que estar sometidos a sonidos por encima de los niveles de ruido…

Sudden Loss of Wealth Associated With Increased Risk of Death

Loss of wealth over two years among middle-aged and older adults in the U.S. was associated with an increased risk of death. A sudden loss of wealth—a negative wealth shock—may lead to a significant mental health toll and also leave fewer monetary resources for health-related expenses. With limited years remaining to regain lost wealth in…

Smartphone App, Medication Adherence and Blood Pressure Control

Among patients with poorly controlled high blood pressure, those who used a smartphone application had a small improvement in self-reported medication adherence but no change in systolic blood pressure. Medication nonadherence is a major factor that contributes to poorly controlled high blood pressure. Smartphone apps are touted as promising strategies to help people manage their…

Qué hacen los oncólogos con los test genéticos

La combinación de pruebas avanzadas y exhaustivas de biomarcadores oncológicos cruzados con la base de datos de terapias contra el cáncer patentada por OncoDNA está permitiendo a los oncólogos tomar mejores decisiones a la hora de dar con un tratamiento para sus pacientes. Así se ha plasmado en el estudio The clinical impact of using…

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Discovered in NYC Mice

A study by scientists at the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health finds New York City house mice carry bacteria responsible for mild to life-threatening gastroenteritis in people, and some of these bacteria may be resistant to antibiotics. Findings appear in the journal mBio. The researchers collected 416…

Desmontando la esclerosis múltiple

80 Médicos Internos Residentes (MIR) de la Comunidad de Madrid han participado en la VI Jornada ‘Desmontando la EM’, un encuentro que acerca las unidades de esclerosis múltiple (EM) durante las fases iniciales del periodo de residencia y que pone de manifiesto la importancia de la EM para los futuros neurólogos. El encuentro, que cuenta…

ASH Bridge Grant Program Funds 15 Promising Biomedical Research Projects

ASH has announced the names of 15 investigators, each of whom has been awarded $150,000 through the ASH Bridge Grant Program. Designed to support promising hematology research proposals that score well but cannot be funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) because of budget uncertainty, these ASH Bridge Grants will ensure that innovative research…

Premio Esteve a las mejores iniciativas en atención al paciente

Más de 350 profesionales del sector sanitario se han dado cita en el Hotel Monumento San Francisco de Santiago de Compostela para conocer el nombre de los ganadores de la VII edición de los Premios ESTEVE “Unidos por la Atención al Paciente”, en un acto que ha contado con la presencia de representantes del Ministerio…

Second facial transplant on a patient at Georges-Pompidou Hospital

A new vascularized transplant of the face (facial transplant) was performed on January 15-16, 2018 at the Georges-Pompidou European Hospital AP-HP, by a medical and paramedical team headed by Pr Laurent Lantieri, with Pr Bernard Cholley’s intensive care-anesthetics ward. This worldwide first came on a patient who had already received a facial transplant in 2010,…

IOB Institute of Oncology ha tratado a más de 1.000 pacientes

. IOB Institute of Oncology, ubicado en el Complejo Hospitalario Ruber Juan Bravo ha atendido en sus dos primeros años a más de 1.000 pacientes, ha realizado más de 6.000 consultas y ha puesto más de 3.500 tratamientos, consolidándose como un centro de referencia para el tratamiento del cáncer en Madrid. En concreto, en 2016…

Lack of Sleep leads to Obesity in Children and Adolescents

Children who get less than the recommended amount of sleep for their age are at a higher risk of developing obesity. Research at the University of Warwick has found that children and adolescents who regularly sleep less than others of the same age gain more weight when they grow older and are more likely to…