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Health and the City

2021 09 Sep

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it abundantly clear that healthcare systems worldwide need significant transformation and change. There is an urgent need for new models of care to improve patient outcomes and be better prepared for future health crises similar to the recent pandemic.  With the increasing prevalence of chronic disease and a... Read more

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Clinic Without Walls (CoW): Care Anytime, Anywhere

2021 09 Sep

Clinic Without Walls (CoW) is a strategic innovation programme. CoW, which is part of Tan Tock Seng Hospital’s (TTSH)’s digital transformation journey  -  The Hospital without Walls  aims to redesign care, digitalise processes and transform our workforce to deliver person-focused care beyond our clinics into the community (Soh et al. 2020).... Read more

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The Future of Healthcare Architecture and the Battle Against COVID-19 and Climate Change

2021 09 Sep

The COVID-19 pandemic presented a major challenge to healthcare systems across the globe. As the world continues to fight this battle during the fourth  wave, HealthManagement.org spoke to Daniela Pedrini, President of the International  Federation of Health Engineering (IFHE), on healthcare’s response to COVID-19, changes healthcare systems... Read more

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City - Health - Healthcare: An Integrated Relationship to Undertake the Challenge of Change

2021 09 Sep

Prevention, Systems Approach, and a One Health concept appear to be the key to handle the complexity of our super-connected world and its challenges. But  will people collectively accept the required change in their lifestyle? Will governments  and healthcare policymakers comply with the actions required to go beyond the old definitions?... Read more

ICU Management

#ISICEM21: COV-BARRIER Study - Baricitinib for COVID-19

2021 03 Sep

A study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy and safety of baricitinib, an oral selective Janus kinase 1/2 inhibitor, in combination with standard of care for the treatment of hospitalised patients with COVID-19. A total of 1525 participants were enrolled from 101 centres across 12 countries in Asia, Europe, North America and South America. COVID-19... Read more

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#ISICEM21: Awake Prone Positioning for COVID-19 Acute Hypoxaemic Respiratory Failure

2021 02 Sep

Results from the awake prone positioning for COVID-19 acute hypoxaemic respiratory failure meta-trial were presented by Oriol Roca, Critical Care Specialist, Vall d'Hebron University Hospital, Barcelona, Spain, at the 40th ISICEM International Symposium on Intensive Care & Emergency Medicine in Brussels.   Awake prone positioning has been shown to... Read more

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#ISICEM21 - ECMO for COVID-19

2021 01 Sep

At the 40th ISICEM International Symposium on Intensive Care & Emergency Medicine this week, Professor Alain Combes of Sorbonne University, Paris, talked about treating COVID-19 patients with the most severe forms of cardiac and respiratory failure.   Prof Combes talked about his experience during the pandemic and presented his research that compared... Read more

Cardiology Management

#ESCCongress 2021 Begins Soon!

2021 26 Aug

The ESC Congress 2021, the world’s largest cardiovascular event, begins soon. Get ready for the hottest new science in cardiology from August 27-30.    During the scientific meeting, all areas of cardiovascular disease will be covered across 15 channels. The spotlight this year will be on Sudden Cardiac Death. In addition, the congress will feature... Read more

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Gender in the ICU

2021 24 Aug

G ender inequity in critical care medicine remains a pressing issue as the representation of women and minorities continues to be lowest in this specialty. Women continue to be underrepresented in leadership roles and senior positions. Whether it is overall compensation, lucrative opportunities, recipients of research funding, lead authors and editors,... Read more

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Diversity and Equality During COVID-19: The World Series

2021 24 Aug

Looking at gender, bias and equality through the lens of the COVID-19 crisis and its potential for broad and lasting effects and addressing how this unprecedented situation can be a chance for interaction, learning and the development of best practices, such as developing work structures that could be continued in our post-pandemic future.... Read more

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Sex, Lies and COVID-19

2021 24 Aug

An overview of the impact of gender on the severity of illness, impact and outcomes of COVID-19. T he human coronaviruses (HCoVs) includ e two alpha-CoVs (HCoV-229E and HCoV-NL63) and five beta-coronaviruses (HCoV-OC43, HCoV-HKU1, severe acute respiratory syndrome CoV [SARS-CoV], Middle East respiratory syndrome CoV [MERS-CoV], and most recently ... Read more

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Should Families Be Allowed To Visit Dying COVID-19 Patients in the ICU?

2021 24 Aug

COVID-19 has drastically changed how end-of-life care is practiced in the intensive care unit. Safety concerns for society limits family visitation but is contrary to patient and family-oriented care. This article provides an ethical analysis of the pros and cons of having family members present at the death of a COVID-19 positive ICU patient and... Read more

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Children With COVID-19: Characteristics and Outcomes

2021 23 Aug

Severe COVID-19 in adults is characterised by severe pneumonia followed by systemic inflammation that could result in death. In adults, age, comorbidities and multiple organ failure are associated with increased in-hospital mortality. However, initial reports of COVID-19 in children suggest a milder course of illness compared to adults. Reports from... Read more

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Insights from the PRoVENT-COVID Study

2021 23 Aug

Mortality in patients with COVID-19 is much higher in patients who need invasive ventilation for acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). COVID-19 patients with ARDS are a heterogeneous group with diverse evolutions that could be due to different phenotypes and response to care, including invasive ventilation strategies.   The Practice of VENTilation... Read more

Women's Health

The Lasting Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Breast Cancer Screening

2021 18 Aug

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has taken a tremendous toll on global humanity, upending life as we know it and resulting in millions of lives lost across the world. In order to handle and best serve the constant influx of COVID-19 patients, health care facilities all over Europe have had to make sacrifices and reallocate resources, leading to delays and... Read more

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AKI in Critically Ill Patients With COVID-19

2021 17 Aug

Acute kidney injury is highly prevalent among severely ill COVID-19 patients. However, there is very limited data on the progression of AKI and long-term outcomes in these patients.   In this study, researchers aimed to describe the prevalence and risk factors for the development of acute kidney injury, its clinical course and progression and renal... Read more

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Outcomes of Mechanically Ventilated COVID-19 Patients

2021 17 Aug

Millions of people worldwide have been infected with COVID-19, with many requiring hospitalisation. Approximately 30% of hospitalisaed patients with COVID-19 are started on invasive ventilation for several pneumonia. Invasive ventilation portend a poor prognosis as approximately 40% of these patients do not survive hospitalisation. Even those who survive... Read more

Women's Health

COVID-19 Infection Increases Risk of Pregnancy Complications in Women by 50%, Experts Warn

2021 02 Aug

Gynecology and obstetrics specialists from Spain have urged regional authorities to speed up immunisations of pregnant women following three deaths in the last month and a sharp rise in admissions to the ICU. “We are at a very fragile moment,” says Guillermo Antiñolo, head of obstetrics and gynecology at Virgen del Rocío Hospital in Seville.... Read more

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Use of Lung Ultrasound in COVID-19: ESR Issues Report

2021 27 Jul

The European Society of Radiology (ESR) has released a new report about the role of lung ultrasound in COVID-19 patients which includes seven clinical images and advice on infection control. This report summarises basic settings in lung ultrasonography and best practice recommendations for lung ultrasonography in COVID-19, representing the... Read more

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Effect of COVID-19 Vaccine Against Delta Variant

2021 27 Jul

The Delta variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 has contributed to a significant surge in cases around the globe, including India and the U.K. While more and more people continue to get vaccinated worldwide, the effectiveness of these vaccines against the delta variant remains unclear.   In this study, researchers use a negative-case... Read more