Search Tag: COVID-19

ICU Management

#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

ICU Management

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

ICU Management

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

ICU Management

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

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

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

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

IMAGING Management

One Year Later: Imaging Findings during Covid-19

2021 09 May

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, medical imaging methods are playing a more prominent role, especially in relation to the primary manifestation of pulmonary disease and the tissue distribution of the angiotensin-converting-enzyme 2 (ACE 2) receptor. Currently, there is no consensus view to guide clinical decisions regarding imaging procedures... Read more

IT Management

Novel 3D 'Lung-On-A-Chip' Model to Test New COVID-19 Therapies

2021 07 May

COVID-19 is the most recent, but certainly not the only condition to affect and cause serious damage to the lung. Asthma, COPD, influenza and pneumonia, among other respiratory diseases often lead to lung failure — one of the leading causes of death globally. Researchers are in a continuous struggle to understand the mechanisms related to these severe... Read more