Meanwhile, the man’s lung tissue continued to harden and scar, like molten lava that cools and hardens into gray stone. Until one day, he couldn’t suck in another breath. The man had survived advanced-stage lymphoma only to die in the hospital, waiting until he could go off needed medication for an unneeded stent.
Mental Health has become a critical issue on college campuses. Here at BU, Behavioral Medicine clinicians report that the number of students in crisis coming in for help has increased sharply—from 647 in the 2014–2015 academic year to 906 last year. And the number of students needing medical transports for psychiatric evaluation has also risen, from 120 in the 2014–2015 academic year to 134 last year.Eventually, Preethi made an appointment at Behavioral Medicine, where she started a psychiatrist and w
Mr. Lawrence, himself, is right to feel a sense of urgency. Patients on dialysis have lifespans than kidney recipients. According to the U.S. Renal Data Service, a 50-54-year-old man on dialysis has an expected remaining lifetime of 6 years. With a new kidney, he may expect 16 years of life—a decade more . And while dialysis patients have a significantly diminished quality of life compared to the general population , transplant patients report enjoying as good a quality of life as the population
This debate is in part propagated by conflicting views of the prognostic consequences of uncorrected severe mitral regurgitation — considered as benign by those supporting medical watchful waiting (until a distinct event occurs) versus conveying excess mortality and morbidity (including heart failure and atrial fibrillation) by those advocating early surgical intervention. The controversy is further reflected in current consensus statements, which classify early mitral valve repair as a Class IIa reco