Top Medical News & Ideas This Week

By: MedicalSearch
14 May, 2019

This Week: New $5m cancer research project - Brain implant trial to treat drug addiction - Medicalese and the art of translation - and more.

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Cancer patients in Australia may soon have earlier access to revolutionary, highly targeted new treatment options through a $5.1M research partnership, announced by the national science agency CSIRO and GenesisCare, one of Australia’s largest cancer care providers. - csiro.au

 

Insulin patch proves effective for adults with type 2 diabetes

An insulin patch can safely provide similarly effective glycemic management in adults with type 2 diabetes compared with a standard insulin pen, according to findings published in Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics. - healio.com

 

China conducting world-first trial of brain implants to treat drug addiction

Scientists in China are conducting a world-first clinical trial of deep brain stimulation (DBS) on drug addicts, in the hope that the technology will extinguish addiction, quite literally, with the flip of a switch. - abc.net.au

 

Harnessing the power of digital tools

eHealth NSW is joining forces with a number of industry partners in a bid to enhance the safety and quality of patient care, with clinicians at one of the state’s major rural hospitals harnessing the power of digital tools in two exciting proof-of-concept (PoC) projects. - ehealth.nsw.gov.au

 

Patients with rectal cancer responsive to neoadjuvant therapy may forgo surgery

Nonoperative “watch-and-wait” management may be a viable strategy for certain patients with rectal cancer who demonstrate a complete clinical response to neoadjuvant therapy, according to study results published in Surgical Oncology. - healio.com

 

Antibiotic resistance still poses substantial risk despite fall in antibiotic use

Campaigns pushing for Australians to stop taking antibiotics unnecessarily are beginning to cut through, as new data reveals the nation's antibiotic use has fallen for the first time in two decades. - abc.net.au

 

Medicalese and the art of translation

Associate Professor Chris Hogan reflects on patient communication, medical language and getting to the heart of what’s really going on. - racgp.org.au

 

How Virtual Reality Can Improve The Quality Of Life For People With Dementia

While virtual reality (VR) has become an important tool for recreational gaming, it is also proving to be quite valuable in the realm of medicine, training physicians to perform procedures during resuscitations and simulations and reinforcing decision making and patient monitoring. - forbes.com

 

How Quality Nursing Care Impacts Patient Satisfaction, Experience

As the medical industry continues to emphasize patient satisfaction, organization leaders must understand the role different clinicians play in achieving that end. For the amount of time they spend at the patient bedside, nurses are essential in the journey to better care quality and experiences. - patientengagementhit.com

 

Asthma FAQs answered

As part of World Asthma Day, the National Asthma Council has provided healthcare professionals with answers to common questions. - racgp.org.au

 

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