Reducing treatment costs for thyroid cancer patients in Japan

hospital meeting in Japan

Japan’s healthcare system disincentivises longer hospital stays to reduce costs, but also categorises certain complications as secondary diseases, which incur separate additional payments. The high rate of occurrence of these complications makes these costs unavoidable. Hiroki Konno, Associate Professor at the College of Sports Sciences at Nihon University, Japan, studied the implications of this for four prognostic factors affecting thyroid […]

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A paradigm shift for fluid management in surgery

paradigm shift for fluid management in surgery

Advances in modern surgery have been dependent upon advances in anaesthetic management. However, anaesthesia can have detrimental effects, as it is usually associated with reduced blood pressure, cardiac output and oxygen delivery. To counteract these changes, large quantities of intravenous fluids have been administered both during and often for many hours post-surgery. This was in an attempt to maintain blood […]

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