Stopping Vincent Lambert's care, measles during pregnancy and fatty liver disease

The cessation of Vincent Lambert's care began on Monday, measles during pregnancy can lead to serious complications and fatty liver disease is diagnosed too late in diabetics. Here is the essence of the news.

Case Vincent Lambert: the cessation of care began on Monday

"Stopping treatment" and "deep and continuous sedation" were "initiated this morning," said Dr. Sanchez, head of palliative care where Vincent Lambert is, in a mail addressed to the family, according to AFP. "In this painful period, I hope for Mr. Vincent Lambert that everyone will be able to open a parenthesis and gather with him, so that these moments are the most peaceful, intimate and personal possible". This decision, validated at the end of April by the Council of State after a long court battle between family members, therefore provides for the stopping of machines to hydrate and feed it, as well as the administration of painkillers " as a precaution ". Because even if its deep neuro-vegetative state allows to affirm that it feels no pain, who can really be certain? Victim of a car accident in 2008, the latter is immersed in a vegetative state for over 10 years and can not move, talk or swallow ... To read more, click here.

Measles during pregnancy can lead to serious complications

While the WHO deplores a strong resurgence of measles cases worldwide, the journal BMJ Medicine reports the case of a 27-year-old British woman who was seven months pregnant and contracted measles and whose health conditions have deteriorated very rapidly. The young woman is admitted to a hospital with fever, sore throat and high heart rate accompanied by a rash from her palms to her face. Doctors first think of a viral infection like the flu. The rash was very similar to that of measles. Measles is therefore at the very bottom of the list of possible diagnoses. To learn more, click here.

NASH: fatty liver disease is diagnosed too late in diabetics

According to a new study, diabetics are significantly more likely to develop non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), a vector of cirrhosis and liver cancer. Yet many patients are diagnosed too late, at an advanced stage of the disease. To reach these conclusions, the medical records of 18 million Europeans were analyzed. More than 136,000 patients were identified as having type 2 diabetes. They were twice as likely to develop aggressive liver disease. Patients with NASH were five times more likely to have cirrhosis and three times more likely to have liver cancer. We tell you more in our article.