Articles related to VETERAN HEALTH
Vietnam Vet Dies After VA Fails to Notify Him of Cancer
In a sobering case from the Omaha VA Medical Center, the failure to follow up on a lung nodule resulted in a veteran’s preventable late-stage lung cancer, highlighting the imperative for rigorous oversight in patient care tracking systems.
Oncology, Medical February 12th 2024
Yoga is Equivalent to CPT for Military Sexual Trauma PTSD Among Women Veterans
A recent JAMA Network Open study reveals Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga as a highly acceptable and effective treatment for PTSD in women veterans, exhibiting a higher completion rate than Cognitive Processing Therapy.
Psychiatry January 24th 2024
Clinical Outcomes of Intravenous Ketamine Treatment for Depression in the VA Health System
This study underscores the potential of IV ketamine in managing major depressive disorder, especially in patients with a history of multiple antidepressant trials. With a significant percentage achieving response or remission within six weeks, and these benefits sustained over months, ketamine offers a promising avenue for chronic depression management.
Psychiatry January 23rd 2024
A Staffing Issue Delayed a Deadly Lung Cancer Diagnosis for at Least One Veteran
In an alarming case at the Omaha VA Medical Center, a year-long gap in monitoring the lung imaging registry led to serious patient care oversights, including a veteran’s undiagnosed lung cancer progression. This incident highlights the critical need for continuous and vigilant monitoring in healthcare systems.
Hematology/Oncology January 22nd 2024