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Executive Health Management

Europe’s Unvaccinated Are Dropping Out of Society

2022 18 Jan

After little over two years, governments worldwide are still dealing with the challenge of ending the COVID-19 pandemic. For many, vaccines have been available for a year, but a loud minority has refused them and the vaccination certificates that accompany them.    Many nations have imposed stricter rules and restrictions on the unvaccinated to... Read more

Executive Health Management

Pfizer CEO Says Omicron-Targeted Vaccine is Most Likely Outcome

2022 11 Jan

Pfizer Inc Chief Executive Albert Bourla said a redesigned COVID-19 vaccine that specifically targets the Omicron coronavirus variant is likely needed and his company could have one ready to launch by March. Bourla said Pfizer and partner BioNTech SE are working on both an Omicron-targeted vaccine version as well as a shot that would include both... Read more

ICU Management

SWEETs 2022, Swedish Emergency Medicine Talks

2022 30 Mar

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Executive Health Management

AAOS 2022 Annual Meeting

2022 22 Mar

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Omicron Disruptions Around the World

2022 05 Jan

On Monday in the U.S where 62% of the entire population is vaccinated, 1,080,211 new COVID-19 cases were reported, a figure double of that four days prior and a new global record for a single country. On Tuesday, the U.K., France, and Australia also reached record levels, each reaching 200,000, 270,000 and 65,000 daily cases for the first time. In... Read more

Cardiology Management

Money Talks, Djokovic Walks?

2022 05 Jan

STORY UPDATE: Novak Djokovic has been denied entry to Australia after an extraordinary mix-up with his visa application. It seems his team requested a sub-class of visa that does not apply to those with a medical exemption from the COVID-19 vaccine. This news comes in the midst of a furious backlash from tennis fans around the world who are angry... Read more

IMAGING Management

COVID-19 Pandemic Alters Paediatric Radiology

2021 29 Dec

According to a report published in Academic Radiology , the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the demographics and clinical composition of exams in paediatric radiology practice.   Massachusetts General Hospital researchers quantified changes between pre-pandemic (15 September 2019 to 15 March 2020) and pandemic (15 March 2020 to 1 May 2020) periods... Read more

Executive Health Management

World Governments React to Omicron

2021 28 Dec

Around the world, government leaders and advisors are planning strategies for mitigating Omicron impact, which infects previously vaccinated individuals. Although Onicrom produces less severe disease than earlier COVID-19 strains, the variant’s substantially greater transmissibility creates other problems. Massive staffing shortages resulting from... Read more

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Supreme Court Fight Looms for U.S. COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

2021 23 Dec

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments challenging the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates for businesses with at least 100 workers and health care workers on 7 January. This follows a recent ruling by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, which lifted an injunction that blocked the Occupational Safety and Health... Read more

Executive Health Management

Pfizer Receives U.S. FDA Emergency Use Authorization for Novel COVID-19 Oral Antiviral Treatment

2021 22 Dec

PAXLOVID™ (nirmatrelvir [PF-07321332] tablets and ritonavir tablets) is authorized for emergency use in both high-risk adults and high-risk pediatric patients 12 years of age and older weighing at least 40 kg EUA based on clinical data from EPIC-HR study, showing PAXLOVID reduced risk of hospitalization or death by 89% (within three days of symptom... Read more

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EU Approves 5th COVID-19 Vaccine, by Novavax

2021 22 Dec

The European Commission granted conditional marketing authorisation for Novavax’s COVID-19 Vaccine for individuals 18 years or older. The U.S. biotech, Novavax , currently holds emergency use authorisations for its two-dose vaccine in the Philippines and Indonesia and has received emergency use listing from the World Health Organization. Unlike... Read more

ICU Management

#EA21: COVID-19 - AKI vs Pre-Existing Kidney Disease

2021 18 Dec

According to findings presented at Euroanaesthesia 2021, among patients with COVID-19 admitted to the ICU, those with an abrupt decline in kidney function are more likely to die during hospitalisation than those with pre-existing kidney disease. In addition, findings show that renal replacement therapy does not improve their chances of survival.  ... Read more

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SANTEXPO 2022

2022 17 May

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2021 15 Dec

The World Health Organization labelled the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 a ‘variant of concern’ because of its potential to evade immunity conferred by prior infection and the current COVID-19 vaccines. These vaccines are directed against previous versions of the spike protein, which the virus uses to enter human cells. The possibility... Read more

ICU Management

RECOVERY Trial: Use of Aspirin in Patients With COVID-19

2021 14 Dec

The use of aspirin has been proposed as a treatment for COVID-19 because of its anti-thrombotic properties. Thrombosis is a key feature of COVID-19, with 5-30% of hospitalised patients having a major venous thromboembolic event and up to 3% having an arterial thromboembolic event.   The Randomised Evaluation of COVID-19 Therapy (RECOVERY) trial is... Read more

ICU Management

What Does ARDS Mean During COVID-19?

2021 14 Dec

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) was described as a syndrome in 1967. At that time, it was defined as a condition characterised by severe hypoxaemia and diffuse bilateral opacities. Diagnosis of ARDS has always been context-dependent, but overall, achievements in traumatic and medical resuscitation and the use of invasive mechanical ventilation... Read more

IMAGING Management

ESR Postpones Onsite 2022 Meeting to July

2021 11 Dec

Given the ongoing challenges brought about by the global pandemic, the European Society of Radiology (ESR) President Prof Dr Regina Beets-Tan announced on Friday that ESR will postpone the annual ESR 2022 meeting in Vienna to 13-17 July.   She explains: ‘we are currently confronted with significant legal uncertainty regarding the organisation of... Read more

ICU Management

Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in Patients With COVID-19

2021 07 Dec

A major challenge in ICUs even before the COVID-19 pandemic was ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). However, now that the ICUs are even more overwhelmed with the complex and prolonged acute care of patients with COVID-19, VAP has become an even bigger issue. It has an overall incidence of 40 to 60%, but the problem is that the variation on VAP definitions... Read more

IT Management

The Benefits of Virtual Waiting Rooms

2021 06 Dec

COVID-19 sped digital healthcare development in 2020, as care providers implemented digital methods to keep patients and staff safe during the pandemic. Dr Vishal Desai in a prerecorded session for RSNA 2021, described how Thomas Jefferson University’s radiology service managed their transformation from a traditional health care appointment process... Read more