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Currently, nearly 5 million immigrants from five continents living in Spain. For many, attending a medical consultation is a great challenge of communication, as well as for health workers. Switch Line of the pharmaceutical company Bushranger Ingelheim has launched the project Buscamundi to facilitate immigrant doctor-patient communication, and innovation and provide care based on respect, pluralism and mutual recognition to patients and medical staff.
The presence of greater cultural diversity has resulted in new health system needs, in addition to those in need of traditional and new tools, methodologies and protocols to focus from an intercultural perspective. The program invites acquire intercultural competence as a set of social skills needed to interact appropriately and effectively with patients from different cultural backgrounds.
Among the components of the Programmed, the online course of intercultural competence in medical practice that provides knowledge of those cultural differences that influence medical practice provides tools to manage these differences and improve patient communication and information concrete on the main determinants of health of the immigrant population.
This course is accredited and taught by a faculty consisting of experts on intercultural communication and consists of four modules that delve into issues such as immigration, intercultural competence in medical, cultural differences in the field of health and its impact on health care and the contribution of primary care to a culturally diverse society.
Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias (HUCA) has eased its waiting times for heart tests more complex. Currently, patients have to undergo coronary test or diagnostic or therapeutic, wait half a month. According to data provided by the hospital complex to Trade, the delay for diagnosis is coronary artery in 27 days and 37 for a cardiac catheterization, also known as angioplasty.
These delays are the lowest in the service of Cardiology and Homodynamic HUCA been exhibited in the last twenty years. It highlights the medical director of Central, Cesar Morris. The improvement in coronary care time has been achieved mainly through this year when it went from a maximum delay reached last February to 210 days to the current four weeks.
This significant reduction was achieved, explains Morris, increasing the activity of both catheterization laboratories operating in the HUCA. Both devices are the only public health Austrian that can perform highly complex heart tests (catheterization, angioplasty and stint placement).
However, this situation will be changed from next January, when Cabins Hospital opens new cardiac catheterization unit that will serve patients assigned to the areas of Dijon, Arenas and Lange. Faced with increased coronary delays, the HUCA put to work in the afternoon (two days a week) both homodynamic available. That made it possible to narrow the cardiology expect usually used to be rather high.
The graph shows that the worst Central time delay recorded in the last two years for homodynamic procedures in Asturias was early 2009, when a patient came to accumulate 251 days of waiting. However, Morris explained that sometimes the patient needs some special test, forcing a delay or defer angioplasty. Hence, sometimes the delay appears in the statistics of Health does not fit the real situation.
The latest waiting list figures, the figures for September indicate that they are 57 people who are waiting for a diagnostic coronary testing in Asturias. Another 18 are waiting to be called to undergo a cardiac catheterization.
As with the time delay has also reduced the volume of coronary patients waiting. Earlier this year there was 225 people waiting for a diagnosis (almost five times more than now). A year ago was the much longer list: 293 patients.
That women have more migraines, depression and more suffering in them more often osteoarthritis of the knee and hip in them is no accident. The fact that gender differences are recognized in most diseases has been the biggest breakthrough of the last decade in women’s health. Historically, fewer women were included in clinical trials with drugs; therefore, for five years by EU guidelines, all products coming to market must be evaluated in both sexes.
And, says Dr. Santiago Palacios, director of the Institute Palacios, Health & Medicine Women, which organized the 10 the National Health and Medical Women’s 3 to 5 March, the three pillars on which settles gender differentiation are genes, hormones and environmental factors. Women live longer but with lower quality, and this has much to do, say the doctor, hormones. “They’re in a body, not only in the reproductive system. There are estrogen receptors in the brain, blood vessels, bone, skin,” he qualifies.
With all this, prevention of disease is a reality that will give way to the “prediction.” That is, through the genes, measures are taken to prevent a disease to which there is genetic predisposition. For example, enter Dr Palacios, in the case of osteoporosis, where genes influence 60 percent of the cases, you can tell a woman to be osteoporosis at menopause and that when you reach age 70 can have a fracture, should take action.