February 22, 2007 at 4:55 AM #48549
Correcton lang po sa typo error.This is about Benny Hinn not Benny Hill …Heehehehe..pirot na kaya..
February 22, 2007 at 4:46 AM #48548
This is in connectionto my previously posted topic regarding Faith healers..Witness how this so called “healer”do the racket…Watch this expose’about Benny Hill Miracle(?) Crusade who claims that he has the power to heal illnesses/diseases.A Real Miracle ?or Grand deception?
February 14, 2007 at 2:20 AM #48319
Humanity owes so much to science.Better health,comfortable and productive life ,emancipation from ancient illogical practices hang ups ,and freedom from unnecessary guilts and fears..
February 13, 2007 at 6:19 PM #48307
a good read…
happened to watched this process- stem cell transplant on cory quirino’s show – “the good life” on studio 23 last week. but the article you posted has it all… very informative. detailed…
indeed, science continously brings/offers us a wide array of choices/options… to achieve a good life? maybe….
buta good life i guess, isbeing and doing things na “anchored”sa teachings ni God…
February 13, 2007 at 8:18 AM #48287
Another breaktrough in medicine.The introduction of this kind of treatment recieved lots of opposition from conservatives and “moralists”.Contraversial it may seem,it is undeniably a good news for people searching for a cure for various complex ailments..
Stem cell transplant
A stem cell transplant is a complex procedure to replace unhealthy stem cells with healthy ones. Find out what the process is like, including conditioning, and what complications may arise.
When you think of a transplant, you may have an image of a major surgical procedure to replace a diseased organ. But stem cell transplants don’t involve surgery. And the “organ” involved is bone marrow — not a solid organ such as a liver.
If your bone marrow stops working, your body won’t produce enough healthy stem cells. And that means you may not have enough healthy white blood cells, red blood cells or platelets, putting you at risk of life-threatening infections, anemia and bleeding.
A stem cell transplant is the infusion of healthy stem cells into your body. If all goes well, these healthy stem cells take hold in your body and begin normal production of blood cells.
Although the procedure is generally called a stem cell transplant, it’s also known as a bone marrow transplant or an umbilical cord blood transplant, depending on the source of the stem cells.
What are the reasons for a stem cell transplant?
Stem cell transplants are used to treat people whose stem cells have been damaged by disease or treatment of a disease. Stem cell transplants can benefit a variety of both cancerous (malignant) and noncancerous (nonmalignant) diseases.
For instance, in aplastic anemia, a noncancerous condition, your bone marrow stops making enough new blood cells. A stem cell transplant destroys the dysfunctional marrow, and healthy stem cells are infused. If all goes well, the new stem cells migrate to the marrow and begin working normally.
Similarly, in leukemia, the unhealthy bone marrow is destroyed because it doesn’t work properly and may contain cancer cells. When healthy stem cells are transplanted, normal cell production can resume. In addition, immune factors in the transplanted cells may help destroy any cancer cells that remain in your bone marrow.
How do you prepare for a stem cell transplant?
Usually you remain at home until your transplant is actually scheduled. During that time, your health care team may recommend that you work on building up your strength and maintaining a healthy diet.
Pretransplant tests and proceduresOnce donor stem cells become available, you undergo many tests and procedures to assess your health and the status of your condition, and to ensure that you’re physically prepared for the transplant.
In addition, an intravenous (IV) catheter is typically surgically implanted, usually in your chest near your neck. This is often called a central line, and it usually remains in place for the duration of your treatment. It’s through the central line that the transplanted stem cells will be infused. The central line is also used to collect blood samples, give chemotherapy, provide blood transfusions and even supply nutrition when necessary.
The conditioning processAfter you complete your pretransplant tests and procedures, you begin a process known as conditioning. During conditioning, you undergo chemotherapy and possibly radiation in order to:
Destroy cancer cells
Suppress your immune system so that your body doesn’t reject the transplanted stem cells
The type of conditioning process you undergo depends on a number of factors, including your disease, overall health and the type of transplant planned — whether you get stem cells donated from someone else (allogeneic transplant) or whether the stem cells come from your own body (autologous transplant).
Conditioning generally occurs in the week leading up to your stem cell transplant. In some cases, you receive high doses of chemotherapy and total body irradiation (TBI). On the other hand, you may receive only high doses of chemotherapy and no radiation at all. The type of conditioning you undergo depends on your unique circumstances.
The conditioning process may be done in the hospital or on an outpatient basis. It can cause numerous side effects and complications because your bone marrow and stem cells are destroyed in anticipation of the transplant, and even if your conditioning process is outpatient, you may need hospitalization for side effects.
Side effects of the conditioning process can include:
Nausea and vomiting
Mouth sores or ulcers
Infections, such as pneumonia
Infertility or sterility
Organ failure, such as heart, liver or lung failure
You may be able to take medications or other measures to reduce such side effects.
‘Mini’ stem cell transplantsA less intense conditioning process is available through what’s known as a “mini” stem cell transplant. It’s also called a reduced-intensity conditioning transplant or a nonmyeloablative transplant.
Reduced-intensity conditioning doesn’t try to kill all of the cancer cells that may be in your body. Instead, it relies on the donor’s immune system cells to fight your cancer cells.
A less intense conditioning regimen may seem attractive because it may pose fewer life-threatening complications. But this kind of transplant isn’t appropriate for all situations. Mini stem cell transplants are typically used only for people who can’t endure the harsher conditioning regimen, such as older adults or people in poorer health, and for people whose disease isn’t rapidly progressing. In some cases, they may not be as successful as full transplants.
Chemotherapy: Using chemicals to treat cancer
Radiation therapy: Using radioactivity to kill cancer cells
What can you expect during a stem cell transplant?
Stem cell transplants are typically performed in specialized medical centers. These centers generally have dedicated transplant units, with a team of specialists caring for you. This team often includes doctors, transplant nurses and coordinators, mental health professionals, occupational therapists and dietitians.
February 8, 2007 at 1:24 AM #48170
I was just talking to one of our junior doctors in the department [Paediatrics] about her father who is in his sick bed now. She told me that his father was a very tough man, being a descendant of a Middle East Royal Family, so tough that up until now, he seems to be so defensive of being sick. This young lady doctor, having studied for quite a while outside the country [UAE] was able to learn the culture of other countries, I was not surprised when she said, I wonder why my father could not let go of all this nonsense of power and material things, I just pray that he will just let go of all these wordly things and just go nearer to GOD and be ready to face HIM, GOING BACK TO WHERE WE ALL COME FROM AND GO BACK AS WE ARRIVED, JUST LIKE A BABY…. COMBINED WITH INNOCENCE AND FREE FROM THE TAINT OF THE WORDLY LIFE.
February 7, 2007 at 10:37 PM #48169
In some parts of the world, faith healing is a very lucrative business.
Also in some parts of the world,especially the Philippines, when the sick does not have money to consult a competent doctor because the doctors have gone to the US to work as nurses; neither money to buy high priced medicines because the international pharmaceutical companiesprotest againstthe importation of low cost generic medicines from India,and medical insurance cards are raffled-off and given only during presidential elections, the sick have nothing to turn to other than miracle or faith healing.
February 7, 2007 at 6:18 PM #48160
To All XU-AdeC Alumni who are doctors, nurses or interested in the faith-science relationship. Below is a recent keynote address of our XU President, Fr. Jose Ramon Villarin, SJ, on the topic. May be a bit long but worth reading. It is very well crafted.
Thank you, Fr. Asandas Balchand, SJ
The Calling of Pain
The Lourdes Manahan Lecture
Philippine Rheumatology Association
Cagayan de Oro City
26 January 2007
First of all, let me thank you for inviting me to give the Lourdes Manahan Lecture on the occasion of the 14th Annual PRA Convention here in Cagayan de Oro City. Telay (or Dr Stella Ma Cortes-Fabia) is a good friend of many Jesuits here in Cagayan de Oro and it was not easy to say no to her who has been kind in many ways to many people. I also ask you to forgive me for not being physically present here with you today. I hesitated to say yes when I was first invited last July precisely because my schedule can be so fluid with the various demands of university leadership. The weeklong Macau conference and workshop which I am attending now has been designed for novice presidents like myself and I am hopeful that this will good for me and eventually for Xavier University. I am thus grateful to Fr Asandas Balchand SJ, our rector, who has graciously consented to read this lecture in my stead. He has been a reliable ballast, an anchor really, for many of us Jesuits in the mission of education here at Xavier.
All that said, let me go straight to the main point of what I wish to convey to you. This is the truth I hope you will continue to discover as you go about your work: your medical work is not just a profession; it is a vocation. That’s the long and short of it. It is my constant refrain here among the teachers, among our young people who will be our future nurses, engineers, agriculturists, etc. In various ways, I tell them that if your work were merely a profession, perhaps you’ll be good, as good as a master technician or expert. But if your profession were also your vocation, then perhaps you will not only be good, but happy and fulfilled as well.
This requires of course a certain understanding of vocation, as well as an openness to the reality of God, of someone bigger than ourselves, calling us, inviting us to something greater than what we are accustomed to seeing in our work and in our very lives. Since you are like me, men and women schooled in science, you will perhaps agree with me that that vision of God can sometimes be occluded by so many things. Nothing perhaps can blur that vision better than the raw and terrible experience of pain.
Let me begin there. I’ve known some pain myself. The most recent was just last year when severe pains on the left side of my head downed me while I was officiating in a wedding in Batangas. People then thought stroke, migraine, and other scenarios. I could only think embarrassment. I was asking for Biogesic. That has been my all around pain reliever. I struggled to finish the wedding rite at least (since it took the couple and myself a year to prepare for that moment). I could not stand and so I sat through the rite, with the couple standing in front of me. The pain was bearable but I think I was just running on adrenalin then because right after the blessing of the couple, I could not continue. I was whisked away to a waiting car that then brought me to Medical City. On the way, a kind doctor, Ed Concepcion, accompanied me, pressing his hand on various parts of my body, applying accupressure, assuring me that I was going to be fine. All I could think then was, “oh no, where did I put my journals?,” and “if this is it, God, please do not burden my parents with grief.” When there was nothing anymore to throw up in the car, I felt my head would burst. I knew the driver, whoever he was, was in a panic. For some strange reason, I wasn’t scared, or at least I felt and I knew I was in good hands. When I was brought to the ICU, then later to various tests such as the MRI, I was asking again for Biogesic because of the terrible pain. The doctor then gently told me that they had already given me something that was a thousand times more potent than Biogesic. Later that night, at the ICU, I had to tell the doctor that despite that thousand biogesic substance, the pain did not seem to want to leave.
Perhaps it was the reality of pain that brought you to your profession. Or perhaps your profession was the one that ushered you to the door of pain. You are the pain experts. Your immediate mission is to alleviate the pain that already burdens so many people. If you were in the medicine cabinet, you’d be the ibuprofens and paracetamols taken by an increasing number of us who are learning to live with pain, as we head into the twilight of our lives.
I must say that that role makes y
February 7, 2007 at 3:40 AM #48138
Ini man an lugar para pag-urulayanan manlaen-laen na kamatean sa buhay: pisikal man, emosyonal, etc…Para sa mga health/medical practitioners na user kanGoBicol- uya na an lugar para sainyo… Sa mga indibidwal na posibleng naging “witness” or nagkaigwa nin “exposure” sa manungod na bagay,kaipuhan ka man dito…
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