Search Tag: COVID-19

Health Management

Can Telemedicine Save Money? Case Study of Comarch Diagnostic Point in the Workplace

2021 20 Oct

A case study of Comarch Diagnostic Point and its application and results at a large organisation with twenty offices in Italy. We speak a lot about  equity , equal treatment,   equal access to care . But does it include workplaces? After all, we all spend a lot of time there. Employers care for their employees... Read more

Health Management

Digital Solutions Are the Now and the Future of Diabetes Management

2021 20 Oct

Diabetes is a chronic disease that requires daily management including lifestyle and behavioural modifications, compliance with medications, blood glucose control and close patient monitoring, all of which can be efficiently supported by digital solutions. Diabetes is a global health crisis. Recent estimates suggest the incidence of diabetes... Read more

ICU Management

Early vs. Late Awake Prone Positioning in COVID-19

2021 21 Sep

Approximately 25 to 30% of COVID-19 patients develop signs of acute respiratory distress that require higher respiratory support in terms of oxygen therapy, and noninvasive and invasive positive pressure ventilation. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of awake prone positioning has increased in the management of patients with 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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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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New Applications of Pulse Oximetry

2021 24 Jun

The clinical applications of pulse oximetry go far beyond the mere monitoring of SpO 2 . From home to ICUs, pulse oximeters may help to improve quality of care in patients with respiratory and circulatory disorders, in particular those with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). P ulse oximetry was developed in the 1970’s to monitor... Read more

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Practical Strategies in Mechanical Ventilation for Patients With COVID-19 Acute Respiratory Failure

2021 24 Jun

COVID-19 represents a challenge in respiratory therapy. Evidence-guided protective mechanical ventilation is essential to reduce mortality. “Only a set of well-directed strategies can combat a formidable enemy.” Introduction The SARS-CoV-2 virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic has a wide variety of clinical presentations. Age... 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

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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

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