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Acute meningoencephalitis caused by infection with Japanese encephalitis virus involves the brain, spinal cord and meninges. The incubation period is 5-15 days. Most of the patients have no obvious symptoms. Only about 1% of the infected patients have clinical symptoms.
National Health Insurance Post-Acute Care (PAC) Program—Weak and Elderly Patients 全民健康保險急性後期整合照護(PAC)計畫—衰弱高齡病人2022/1/12
The National Health Insurance Administration announced the revised PAC program, which has been implemented since July 1, 2017 to expand care for patients with traumatic nerve injury, fragile fracture, heart failure, and weakness and aging, in addition to stroke and burns.
The home-based medical integration program includes three stages of care: home-based medical care, severe home-based medical care and hospice care.
Radiation therapy transmits via the form of photon or high-speed particles, using higher-energy radiation to treat tumor or certain diseases. Radiation therapy is also commonly known as the “ radiotherapy ”
Patients of cervical cancer will sometimes have discharge flowing from the vagina due to the gradual necrosis and detachment of tumor cells after pelvic radiation.
Radiation therapy has been proved to have long-term curative effect on many malignant tumors ( i.e. nasopharyngeal carcinoma and cervical cancer ).
Patients tend to lose interest in “sex” when receiving cancer therapy, or at least for some period of time.
After the radiation therapy, the microvilli of taste bud cells are damaged while the secretion of saliva is reduced.
Radiation therapy for the head and neck will cause oral mucositis, which emerges on the 3rd week after the start of radiation therapy.
The skin is highly sensitive and easily damaged by radiation because the proliferative cells of basal layer are more likely to be affected by radiation than the epidermal cells of upper layer.