Many countries in the Asia-Pacific region rank low in the 2015 Quality of Death Index, highlighting the need to develop palliative care in these areas, according to Professor Cynthia Goh, chair of the Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network (APHN), who delivered a presentation at the 7th Association of South-East Asian Pain Societies Congress held in Yangon, Myanmar.
Compared to the usual intraoperative allogeneic transfusion of red blood cells, longer storage times of the red blood cells for allogeneic transfusion is not associated with increased postoperative atrial fibrillation following cardiac surgery, a new study shows.
Men were more likely to have better outcome than women among those who had been hospitalized for migraine or chronic tension type headache (CTTH), suggests a study presented at the Association of South-East Asian Pain Societies Congress 2017 (ASEAPS 2017) held in Yangon, Myanmar.
Small lifestyle changes may positively affect health, consumer costs and greenhouse gas emissions, a new study reports. Indeed, increasing the consumption of fruits and vegetables as well as replacing short car trips with bicycle rides have been shown to be beneficial.
Peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD) may be associated with knee osteoarthritis (OA), according to data presented at the 7th Association of South-East Asian Pain Societies (ASEAPS) Congress 2017, held in Yangon, Myanmar.
Patients with haemoptysis can be safely and effectively treated for long term with super selective bronchial artery embolisation using platinum coils instead of particles, a new study reports.
Relatives of children with Crohn’s disease do not show distinct dysbiosis associated with the disease
Despite apparent alterations, the composition of the gut microbiota of relatives of children with Crohn’s disease do not show the distinct patterns of dysbiosis that these patients have, a new study shows.
Although both faecal and urinary incontinence predict lower health-related quality of life (QoL) in adults with spina bifida, each type is independent and affects QoL differently, a recent study has found. For instance, health-related QoL is lower with an increasing amount of urinary incontinence, but the impact of faecal incontinence on health-related QoL is more uniform regardless of frequency or amount.
Placement of cervical pessary in women with short cervices and singleton pregnancies does not lower the risk of having preterm births, according to the results of a meta-analysis.
Preparation quality for colonoscopy is worse in individuals with diabetes than those without, a recent study has found. In addition, diabetic patients also experience longer cecal intubation and total procedure time.