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Executive Health Management

Securing Trust In The Global COVID-19 Supply Chain

2021 28 Jan

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Cardiology Management

Keep that Stethoscope!

2021 20 Jan

The COVID-19 outbreak has made it necessary for doctors to ensure the safety of staff during airway management of patients. However, recently a paper was published that suggested less use of the stethoscope and more ultrasound.  This viewpoint could mislead doctors to abandon their stethoscopes for several reasons. First, many doctors were infected... Read more

Cardiology Management

COVID-19 and Higher Mortality in Acute Heart Failure Patients

2021 20 Jan

Patients with acute heart failure nearly double their risk of dying if they get COVID-19, according to new research published in ESC Heart Failure .  These findings highlight the need for patients with heart failure to take extra precautions to avoid catching COVID-19. According to lead investigator, Dr. Amardeep Dastidar, a consultant interventional... Read more

IMAGING Management

COVID-19 Workflow Changes in Outpatient Imaging Centres

2021 20 Jan

COVID-19 has caused a significant shift in how healthcare is delivered. In the U.S., New York City was the hardest hit within the New York State, reporting nearly 6400 new cases daily during the peak of the pandemic in April to June. The government implemented stay-at-home and social distancing measures in order to prevent overcrowding and reduce person-to-person... Read more

IMAGING Management

COVID-19 Antibody Detection in 10-12 Seconds

2021 20 Jan

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University report findings on an advanced nanomaterial-based biosensing platform that detects, within seconds, antibodies specific to SARS-CoV-2. The platform also helps quantify patient immunological response to the new vaccines with precision.  The testing platform identifies the presence of two of the virus' antibodies,... Read more

ICU Management

Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in COVID-19 Patients

2021 20 Jan

The coronavirus has a high incidence of patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Many patients infected with COVID-19 need to be admitted to the ICU for invasive ventilation. They are also at a high risk of developing secondary, ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). This is because of breach of natural defences by invasive devices,... Read more

Executive Health Management

WHO-led Discussion on COVID-19 Vaccines

2021 16 Jan

Under the umbrella of the World Health Organization, its Emergency Committee and several thousands of scientists looked into the challenges related to COVID-19 vaccine safety, efficacy and access.   You might also like: COVID-19 Vaccine: From Ethics of Early Access to Payments for Risk   T he meeting of the Emergency Committee... Read more

Executive Health Management

PHE Study: Immunity in COVID-19 Survivors

2021 15 Jan

According to SIREN (Sarscov2 Immunity & REinfection EvaluatioN) study being conducted by Public Health England (PHE), those who were previously infected with COVID-19 are likely to be immune against the disease for several months, although they still could infect others.   You might also like: COVID-19: Immunity-Based Strategies... Read more

IT Management

New Initiative Seeks to Standardise COVID-19 Vaccination Records

2021 15 Jan

Leaders from healthcare and tech industry, including Mayo Clinic, Microsoft and Oracle, are joining forces in the Vaccination Credential Initiative (VCI) to establish a standard for digital vaccination records.   You might also like: COVID-19 Vaccines: Need for Global Tracking System   The new initiative aims to provide every... Read more

IT Management

Machine Learning and COVID-19 Management

2021 14 Jan

A new systematic review (Syeda et al. 2021) analyses artificial intelligence (AI) -based methods utilised to tackle the pandemic and provides insights into different COVID-19 themes.   You might also like: AI Tool Helps to Reduce COVID-19 Mortality   Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, many healthcare organisations have... Read more

ICU Management

COVID-19 Consequences Six Months After Symptom Onset

2021 13 Jan

Findings from a follow-up study conducted with 1733 patients first diagnosed in Wuhan, China, show that nearly 76% of these patients had at least one symptom six months after symptom onset. Findings are published in The Lancet. The study included patients discharged from Jin Yin-tan Hospital in Wuhan, China, who were diagnosed with COVID-19... Read more

ICU Management

Prevalence and Risk Factors for Delirium in COVID-19 ICU Patients

2021 12 Jan

According to findings from a large study, COVID-19 patients admitted to the ICU in the early months of the pandemic had a higher burden of delirium and coma than is typically found in patients with acute respiratory failure. The findings are published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. Study investigators tracked the incidence of delirium and... Read more

Executive Health Management

2021 11 Jan

A personal reflection from a COVID-recovered Staff Nurse.   Happy New Year! I should scream it from the bottom of my heart to you all, dear readers, but it is only early January and I don’t feel really happy. It is THE NEW YEAR, but my feelings say – it is still March 2020 onwards, when the horror of COVID-19 started in the UK.... Read more

ICU Management

2021 05 Jan

TWINSTREAM ® ICU WITH P-BLV ® (PULSATILE BILEVEL VENTILATION) The Austrian critical care ventilator TwinStream ® ICU was designed with the explicit purpose of saving critically respiratory-distressed patients. In particular those patients with severe lung diseases (e.g. ARDS) who can no longer be supported with conventional ventilation. ... Read more

IT Management

Four Steps to Make COVID-19 Vaccinations Efficient

2021 04 Jan

The United States, where COVID-19 cases continue to rise, is racing to vaccinate as many people as possible to curb further spread of the virus. The inoculation drive, however, poses a major IT challenge as the country's data infrastructure lacks the capacity to efficiently track COVID-19 vaccine distribution and its use (who got vaccinated,... Read more

Executive Health Management

Communicating COVID-19 Uncertainty to Public

2020 17 Dec

A group of researchers from Germany has looked into the challenges of communication between healthcare sector and the wider public about COVID-19. The study specifically focused on various approaches to communicating the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic.   You might also like: COVID-19: Immunity-Based Strategies are ‘Flawed’  ... Read more

Executive Health Management

2020 17 Dec

Inaugurating her new column with HealthManagement.org, Sabine Torgler reflects on the news about the start of the vaccination programme against COVID-19 in the UK from the nurse’s perspective.   Since two weeks ago, it is public that the UK is starting its vaccination programme against COVID-19. When the BBC reported it on Wednesday,... Read more

IT Management

Online Calculator for COVID-19 Mortality Risk

2020 14 Dec

A new addition to the COVID-19 Risk Tools suite by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, an online mortality calculator , assesses the risk of dying from COVID-19 in currently uninfected individuals. It has been presented in an article published in Nature Medicine (Jin et al. 2020) and is available online for interested public... Read more

IT Management

COVID-19 Vaccines: Need for Global Tracking System

2020 12 Dec

As the world's first COVID-19 mass vaccination programmes are underway in the UK, the U.S. and some other countries, a new paper (Vander Stichele et al. 2020) highlights the need for global monitoring of vaccine use (who was inoculated with which vaccine product, where and when) as well as its safety and effectiveness.   You might... Read more

Executive Health Management

COVID-19 Infection at Work: Who is at Risk?

2020 12 Dec

Essential workers, especially those in healthcare, have a greater risk of COVID-19 due to the nature of their work. Aside from healthcare workers (HWCs), however, not much is known as to which other occupational groups are most at risk for infection.   You might also like: How Exposure to SARS-CoV-2 Varies Across Hospital Settings... Read more