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Local estimates indicate that 4 million Argentines suffer from asthma, a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways. Its main symptoms are wheezing (wheezing), shortness of breath, chest tightness and coughing. As he indicated to Dr. Hugo Ghiani DocSalud.com, president of the Argentina Association of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, respiratory disorder “affects the 12 and 15% of children in the country and 4% of adults.”
But for the expert, who also serves as Coordinator Regarding PROBE (Program Bonarense Asthma Children and Youth), Ministry of Health of the Province of Buenos Aires, lack of control of the disease represents a major problem.
It is for this reason that in the context of World Asthma Day three scientific societies in the country – which he heads together with the Association of Respiratory Medicine, Argentina and the Sociedad Argentina de Medicina – add up to a goal set by the international organization Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA): reduce by 50% of hospitalizations for the condition by 2015.
“The admissions usually occur because of an exacerbation, which is a period where the symptoms become more severe. These crises can last from one hour to days. To avoid or reduce them, the patient should be monitored closely to their illness, even if you think you feel good, “said the doctor.
The reason for the lack of controls
“People are little aware of how it affects your asthma,” said Ghiani. That’s why the seriousness of the condition should be determined by the doctor and the sufferer “must always obey the instructions of the professional.”
As explained by the expert, the disease episodes interspersed with periods between attacks bronchospasm, in which the individual has no symptoms. “It then says it is ok, but really needs to be controlled,” he said the expert. Read the rest of this entry »
On Wednesday, the director of the Ministry of Health of Miranda, Refrain Jimenez Rosas, authorities and representatives of the governing office of Mission Barrio Adaptor, will preside over the inauguration of the Comprehensive Care Unit Patients with Diabetic Foot to attend the public free of charge at the ambulatory sector La Mata.
By extending the information, the coordinator State Authority Health Program Endocrine Metabolic licensed Maim Laze, explained that the referral clinic is attached to the Sanitary District No. 1 and prior to the start official operation of the unit, will set up a workshop in the auditorium “Dr. Jose Ignacio Bald” State Authority headquarters Min-Health, which is oriented to the care of patients with diabetic foot, regarding the use of Cuban medicine Heber rot-P.
In these activities, will be the national coordinator of the Endocrine Metabolic Program of the Ministry of Popular Power for Health, Dr. Lois de Valero, who will speak at the workshop on progress in this program, also, Dr. Natasha Santo, will expand on the criteria sub Care Diabetic Foot Ulcer and use Heber rot-P, and corresponds to the program coordinator of the States, Maim Laze, addressing operational strategy in Los Altos Mirandinos of Comprehensive Care Unit patient with diabetic foot the use of that drug.
With the presentation of a case treated in outpatient La Mata, Dr. Oliver Garcia charges will conclude the workshop, participants will move from headquarters Min-Health State Authority of the official opening of the Consultation Service to provide assistance and Integral guidance, to lavish welfare and avoid unnecessary amputations in diabetic patients.
Today I read in the press in Europe is debating whether to allow drug companies to advertise directly to patients of chemotherapy. In Spain it is forbidden, except for some drugs in common use.
In my opinion, it would be a grave error. Patients must be informed of the drugs taken and all possible treatment options. In addition, the more informed the better. However, advertising is not information.
Although Spain is prohibited, drug popping these rules: today it is very difficult to put gates to the Internet and in the network are pages that can qualify at least as unethical. It is easy to put the name of a drug in Google and access to incomplete information, which does not highlight the risks of treatment, omitting important side effects or manipulating information. In addition, often this information is given directly by the industry that manufactures or markets the drug. Where the worldwide industry and your second priority are is the health of people but your shareholders make money these things happen. If this could be done with more impunity, the consequences would not be good.
However, if the European Union were considering legislation on this, I would propose something else: to prohibit the advertising of medicines for all: for patients and health personnel. Yes, because the doctors (and pharmacists) are pro-drug advertising of Farmaindustria. I assure you from experience that this information is usually partial, at least the commercials who visit daily to the health professionals. His job is to sell the drug, the more the better, not that the patient gets better. When you visit a doctor or ask your pharmacist, tell them what it depends on your knowledge, but also to resist the influence of direct mail, trade carried out by professionals who study the psychological profiles of the toilets to sell your product. The ability of doctors to choose well and free from distractions and pressures will determine whether the patient has the best chance of improvement.
Medtronic has launched in Spain the latest advance in technology applied to the management of diabetes: a new system of continuous glucose monitoring that allows patients with diabetes perform optimal control of their disease.
IPro2 is a continuous monitoring device that detects these fluctuations in glucose levels cause complications and usually go unnoticed in glycosylated hemoglobin and normal glucose measurements.
IPro2 is very useful for any patient who is deemed necessary and helpful access to six-day blood glucose profiles. Identified the problem will have to find a solution. Patients are obviously more complex management that can benefit most from iPro2 “says Dr. Congest.
In this regard, include the usefulness of the device in patients who experience nocturnal hypoglycemia or hypoglycemic unawareness, patients who have difficulty achieving the goal of HbA1c, children and pregnant women who experience a significant glycolic variability or patients with discrepancies between HbA1c and logbooks.
Able to easily access to 288 measurements provides insight into the patient’s glucose profile in real life, everyday. “Continuous monitoring can help identify individual times of day that require changes in treatment,” says the doctor.
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.
The Health Department continues its commitment to Castillo maintain a high level of education among professionals, which has launched a training program for nurses responsible for training the so-called non-professional caregivers.
The training sessions, which were conducted throughout the month of October, have done a “satisfactory”, according to the Director of Primary Care Nursing, Clara Asmara. Thus, we have focused on nurses provide Community Management of the Department of Health Castellan, and Liaison, the knowledge needed to relatives of bedridden patients in their homes.
This is the third time they conducted workshops among which are issues as the role of careers in the public health care and nursing thinking or caring for chronically ill and dependent
These days, according to Clara Asmara, are “necessary to be able to offer quality knowledge to the families who care for dependent persons”, because it improves their quality of life and health care professional.
Rafalafena health centers, 9 doctored, Polluter, Grin Via, and Ferdinand, from the Department of Health of Castellan, been conducted for four years workshops, information and support to family caregivers of bedridden and dependent serious – moderate.
They are endowed with knowledge and skills for both the patient and for their own caregiver. It also works to encourage emotional expression, and obtain mutual aid meetings among the participants.
In this sense, it also seeks to capture the needs of careers involved in these workshops to improve the content offered in new editions. These proposals are the most commonly employed in the training program as implemented by the Directorate of Primary Care Nursing.
The workshops take place in sessions of 2 hours a week and 10 sessions, with a maximum number of participants from 15 people, as to foster the right environment to achieve the objectives.
The workshops present a fully dynamic participatory be important to build on the experience of the caregiver being the same expert. In each of the sessions are taught a series of theoretical knowledge and techniques to encourage personal reflection and group work.
The experience during the five editions has made these workshops found that involvement and improve family communication; they learn skills for identifying and expressing feelings, sharing tasks with other family members, etc…
State Insurance Commissioners on Thursday unanimously approved tough new rules that require many health insurance companies to spend more of every dollar of premium for consumers to new federal health law provides that at least 80 percent premium. Revenue should be allocated to health care and activities that improve the quality of health care for patients -. Not retained as profits or to pay the compensation and administrative costs of legislation, adopted at a meeting of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners in Orlando, Florida, described how the calculations are carried out, specifying what counts as medical care and what expenses are classified as administrative.
Kaiser Health News During the debate leading to recommendations, the insurers prompted the broadest possible definition of what constitutes medical expenses, including things like the cost of paying claims, signing medical or running their networks centers telephone customer service. The final recommendations are narrower, which is what has urged consumer groups. The commissioners would, for example, insurers to include many of the costs of quality improvement, together with payments to doctors, nurses, hospitals and other medical providers, but estimates of the costs not the costs of fraud or billing control efforts.
It is also recommended that the insurers may deduct federal and state taxes, but pay no taxes on investment income (Appleby, 10/21). Some political cost items such as medical bills were clearly identified from the outset as medical expenses. Insurance advertising and overhead is quickly put into the administrative category. However, many other elements, such as nurse hotlines, some federal taxes, commissions of insurance agents and programs to improve coordination of care, fell into a gray area and were subject to hours of debate. Under the final regulation, insurers can categorize a series of activities in health spending, such as quality improvement
Assistants Home Health Care maintains patient records, the status, progress, or problems to report and discuss observations with supervisor or case manager.
Aides Home Health provides patients with the help of movement in and out of beds, baths, wheelchairs or automobiles, and with dressing and grooming.
The Home Health offers patients and families with emotional support and instruction in areas such as childcare, preparing healthy meals, living independently, or adapting to disability or illness.
The Home Health linen change, patients wash and iron, laundry and cleaning of patients quarters.
Assistant Home Health entertains, talks to, or read aloud to patients to stay mentally healthy and alert.
The plan of Assistant Home Health, shopping, preparing or serving meals to patients or other family members, according to prescribed diets.
The Home Health addressed to the patients in simple prescribed exercises or the use of braces or dentures.
The Home Health checks on patients pulse, temperature and breathing.
The Home Health is responsible for changing bandages on patients.
The Home Health performs a variety of functions as requested by the client, such as obtaining household supplies or running errands.