Wednesday, December 22, 2010
media: Monetary donations go a long way for families | Season for Caring (those stories of persons in great need)
Why We Still Kill Patients: Invisibility, Inertia, And Income – Health Affairs Blog (re: patient safety movement....)
"......As Michael says, “There are no villains here.” Everybody means well. Unless assumptions like those above are explicitly exposed and challenged, though, another quotation might be apt: “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.”....
B.C. (British Columbia, Canada) tops in breast and ovarian cancer survival rates | media Vancouver re: Lancet article
Purpose: Although a significant number of patients diagnosed with ovarian cancer are over the age of 65, these patients are less likely to receive standard therapy and are underrepresented in clinical studies. The objective of our study was to evaluate the treatment and survival of patients over the age of 65 years.
abstract: An Internet Survey of Symptoms Associated With Intra-Abdominal Malignancies: Lack of Specificity for Ovarian Cancer
Conclusion: This analysis fails to support the hypothesis that focusing attention on a pattern of nonspecific symptoms will be helpful in the diagnosis of ovarian cancer.