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Can the COVID-19 Vaccine Affect Mammogram Results?

2021 16 Jun

As much of the world ramps up COVID-19 vaccinations, questions continue to arise about the potential side effects of the available vaccines. Reports of blood clots from the AstraZeneca-Oxford and Johnson & Johnson vaccines amongst women have raised the question as to whether they are at higher risk — especially if they take hormonal birth... Read more

ICU Management

Protective Ventilation and Outcomes in Patients with COVID-19

2021 15 Jun

The coronavirus pandemic continues to be a global health issue. Clinical outcomes data of patients from China, Europe and the U.S. show high mortality among critically ill patients with COVID-19, especially those who required mechanical ventilation.   Among patients with COVID-19, approximately 5% develop respiratory failure that requires ventilatory... Read more

Cardiology Management

So You Think You Got Microchipped? Prove It!

2021 08 Jun

  People around the world are getting the COVID-19 vaccine. There are four main options out there for those who want to be vaccinated - the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, the Moderna vaccine, the on-and-off Astra Zeneca vaccine and the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.   While most people are optimistic that mass vaccination will help the world... Read more

IMAGING Management

2021 07 Jun

The Lockdown May End, But Nursing Will Continue My dear readers it is time again for my monthly update: It has been two weeks now since we have some semblance of our lives back in the United Kingdom. Well, almost. All shops, cinemas, theatres, and concert halls are open. Also the UK has reopened for tourism, meaning people are allowed to enter... Read more

Executive Health Management

Healthcare 4.6

2021 01 Jun

I am delighted to be taking over the editorial helm at HealthManagement.org from the very capable hands of Christian Lovis and happier still that this, my first issue as Editor-In-Chief – IT, is focussed on Healthcare 4.6 – the way to the future of healthcare 5.0? – a topic of extreme importance and interest to me. If the recent pandemic has... Read more

Executive Health Management

COVID-19 Sparked a Digital Health Boom – But Will it Last?

2021 01 Jun

Digital health has experienced a boom during the pandemic, with solutions such as AI and telemedicine being adopted with speed across Europe. However, as many instances of such adoption have been the result of temporary or emergency measures, there is a question mark over whether solutions will continue to be leveraged after the pandemic, or whether... Read more

Executive Health Management

Empowering Communities to Support Telemedicine and its Business Model

2021 01 Jun

The Telemedicine Community Readiness Tool proves its worth in supporting communities internationally on their journey towards expanded telemedicine use. Key Points Empowering communities, while preparing for long-term telemedicine implementation and use, is vital. It can encourage telemedicine deployment during ongoing waves of the... Read more

Executive Health Management

Long COVID and Autonomic Dysfunction

2021 01 Jun

Long COVID patients suffer from autonomic dysfunction with persistent long-term symptoms. CNSystems’ non-invasive technology significantly contributes to a well-founded cardiovascular diagnosis of COVID-19 survivors and enables a quick check of treatment efficacy. Key Points Many patients who survive acute COVID-19 infection suffer... Read more

ICU Management

Anticoagulation Therapy in Patients With COVID-19 

2021 01 Jun

No therapy is currently recommended for COVID-19. Some data from registries and autopsies suggest a potential role for coagulopathy in influencing outcome in patients with COVID-19. In COVID-19 patients with respiratory insufficiency, a combination of disseminated intravascular coagulation and localised pulmonary thrombotic microangiopathy may be present.... Read more

Cardiology Management

The Dilemma of Using Location-Based Terms for COVID-19 Variants

2021 01 Jun

With the recent surge of COVID-19 cases in India, talks of the “Indian variant” have been circulating over social media. However, this has offended the Indian government who is demanding that references to the Indian variant in media should be removed as it hurts the country’s image and is also not scientifically accurate.   While media has not complied... Read more

Cardiology Management

Why Do We Keep Ignoring the World’s Leading Killer?

2021 01 Jun

High blood pressure is the world’s leading killer. It will kill more people than COVID-19, and, in usual circumstances, more than all infectious diseases combined. However, very little coverage or importance is given to this deadly condition, even though high blood pressure is a preventable risk factor. It can be prevented by reducing dietary sodium.... Read more

Executive Health Management

No Country is ‘Out of the Woods' Yet, WHO Cautions about Pandemic

2021 26 May

While overall COVID-19 cases and deaths have fallen worldwide over the past few weeks, the threat from the now 18-month pandemic has not passed and the world remains in a dangerous situation, according to the director-general of the World Health Organization. "No country should assume it is out of the woods, no matter its vaccination rate,"... Read more

IMAGING Management

Easy-to-Use AI System for Radiologists for COVID-19 Assessment from CT-Scans

2021 25 May

Researchers have revealed a novel AI-based system for automated lung-lobe segmentation, that can achieve both COVID-19 identification and lesion categorisation from CT scans, which is key to evaluating damage to the lungs and making a prognosis.   This first-of-its-kind AI-powered pipeline, based on the deep-learning paradigm, uses a new segmentation... Read more

ICU Management

2021 25 May

Expert Interview with Prof Shirish Prayag, Director, Critical Care Medicine at Prayag Hospital Shree Medical Foundation and Editorial Board Member, ICU Management and Practice. What is the current state of COVID-19 in India? The current state is really devastating. We are facing a tsunami - not just a wave of patients - but a tsunami, really.... Read more

ICU Management

Mental Health Disorders in Critical Care Clinicians

2021 25 May

During the COVID-19 pandemic, working in the ICU has been significantly challenging for healthcare workers and has been associated with high levels of mental health disorders. Primary sources of stress include physical and mental exhaustion, shortages of resources, communication challenges, social isolation, unusually high number of deaths, sadness... Read more

ICU Management

In-Hospital Cardiac Arrests in Patients With COVID-19

2021 25 May

Clinical manifestation and outcomes of patients with COVID-19 vary significantly. Most patients experience mild disease, but among those who are critically ill, there can be respiratory and cardiac complications. These can cause malignant arrhythmias and hypoxia and could lead to cardiac arrest and death.   In case of in-hospital cardiac arrest,... Read more

Cardiology Management

From an Epidemic of Fear to an Epidemic of Explanations

2021 21 May

During the COVID-19 pandemic, people have moved through different phases as they battle this crisis. In the beginning, there was an epidemic of fear. People were worried and scared about this unknown virus and its incredibly high level of contagiousness. After that, when governments imposed lockdowns and restrictions, this fear quickly switched to... Read more

ICU Management

Precision Medicine and COVID-19

2021 18 May

Precision medicine has been an important goal in healthcare. Researchers have been focused on generating new disease subclassifications to maximise individualised treatment options. There have been many phenotypes, endotypes, and subtypes so that patients who demonstrate specific symptoms and fall into a specific subtype or phenotype can be treated... Read more

ICU Management

Family Presence for ICU Patients During a Pandemic

2021 18 May

The effects of critical illness on patients and their families last long after the illness episode. While the patient may be suffering from a serious condition, family members also suffer the consequences and may experience symptoms like depression and traumatic stress.   To provide improved support to families, it is important to incorporate the... Read more

Executive Health Management

Has the Pandemic Given Telehealth a Boost?

2021 14 May

When COVID-19 came on the scene in early 2020, and in-person medical care, aside from emergencies was deemed verboten, health systems were forced to find other care options. Clinicians, who were used to diagnose and treat patients in a clinical setting, were compelled to provide care by phone and video. The overnight transition to Telehealth was riddled... Read more