Palliative Medicine
Phantom movements in augmented reality helps patients with intractable phantom limb pain

Phantom movements in augmented reality helps patients with intractable phantom limb pain

Stockholm: Dr Max Ortiz Catalan at Chalmers University of Technology has developed a novel method of treating phantom limb pain using machine learning and augmented reality. more

Scientists discover and test new class of pain relievers

Scientists discover and test new class of pain relievers

Washington: A research team at Duke University has discovered a potential new class of small-molecule drugs that simultaneously block two sought-after targets in the treatment of pain. more

Doctors seek to create consensus on issues related to ‘End of Life Care’

Doctors seek to create consensus on issues related to ‘End of Life Care’

New Delhi: In order to create greater awareness and a nationwide consensus about the difficult ethical, legal and medical issues in the ‘End of Life Care’ in India, the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM) and the Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPC) have published a joint position statement in the September 2014 issue of the Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine (IJCCM). The two societies now intend to involve other national medical societies in this effort. more

Involving other providers in palliative care may help meet growing demand

Involving other providers in palliative care may help meet growing demand

Washington: As baby-boomers age and the number of people with serious chronic illnesses continues to rise, the demand for experts in palliative medicine is sure to outstrip the supply, according Dr Timothy E Quill, professor of medicine, psychiatry and medical humanities in the Centre for Ethics, Humanities and Palliative Care at the University of Rochester Medical Centre. more