Search Tag: COVID-19

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

IMAGING Management

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

Cardiology Management

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

IT Management

Dealing with Data: How to Build a Statistical Surveillance Dashboard for COVID-19

2021 20 Jul

When a major national or global health crisis or pandemic such as the current COVID-19 breaks out, it is important that there is an effective monitoring system in place. The proposed statistical surveillance dashboard can provide authorities and other decision makers with insights and in-depth data analysis to help them make critical decisions.... Read more

Executive Health Management

Is Your Hospital Ready for ANOTHER Wave of COVID-19?

2021 20 Jul

The initial global outbreak of COVID-19 revealed cracks in pandemic preparedness - from PPE to ventilators and oxygen, hospitals and skilled healthcare workers were stretched the brink in often physically and emotionally gruelling environments. Emerging variants and under-vaccination threaten future waves of the virus. Is your hospital ready?... Read more

ICU Management

Mental Disorders and Risk of Severe COVID-19

2021 20 Jul

Over the last few months, several risk factors have been identified for severe COVID-19 illness and mortality. These include age, male sex, obesity and cardiovascular disease. Recent evidence from a meta-analysis also demonstrates an increased risk of severe or fatal COVID-19 among patients with a pre-existing mental disorder.  Since then, several... Read more

Cardiology Management

Statins May Reduce COVID-19 Severity

2021 20 Jul

Findings from a new study published in PLOS ONE show that patients taking statins had a 41% lower risk of in-hospital death from COVID-19.  Statins are used to reduce blood cholesterol levels by blocking liver enzymes responsible for making cholesterol. This category of drugs is widely prescribed worldwide. According to the CDC, 93% of patients who... Read more

Health Management

Leveraging the Lessons of COVID-19 to Maximise the Benefits of Integrating Care

2021 12 Jul

An overview of the Integrated Care System (ICS), how it can help deliver significant  long-term benefits to citizens and member organisations and steps that can be taken to overcome implementation challenges. Key Points A truly integrated approach will help target resources towards key population health needs and address inequalities.... Read more

Health Management

What COVID-19 has Taught Us: Insights on Singapore’s Healthcare System and the New Normal

2021 12 Jul

Singapore is world-renowned for being a unique and technologically advanced hub, and has proved to be one of the global leaders in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. HealthManagement.org talks with Associate Professor Wong Hon Tym, Clinical Director at the Centre for Healthcare Innovation, about the pandemic-driven progress in Singapore’s healthcare.... Read more

Executive Health Management

How to Step Up Your Post-Pandemic Leadership Game

2021 06 Jul

COVID-19 has not just impacted the world at large, but also it has also changed the DNA of our healthcare workplaces in many ways. Leaders must change and adapt communication and management techniques to lead effectively in this new era. HealthManagement offers healthcare leaders a few takeaways to consider in your newly transformed role. If... Read more