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Volume 20 - Issue 2, 2020

2020 11 Aug

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Is the Severe COVID-19 Over in Europe?

2020 11 Aug

Is the worst over? Have patients most at risk already been affected and died? Or has the SAR-CoV-2 virus mutated to a less severe form? Where exactly do we stand with COVID-19? U ndoubtedly, the COVID-19 pandemic has been a terrible experience - worse than expected for many worldwide. As we follow the COVID-19 situation, there is a tendency... Read more

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Keeping Best Practices in Critical Care During COVID-19

2020 11 Aug

COVID-19 poses several challenges and has made it difficult to measure ICU performance. Sticking to evidence-based interventions can go a long way in improving outcomes and resource utilisation. How it Started Taking care of a COVID-19 patient comes with an initial surprise: there is no standard mindset to guide the physician’s... Read more

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Is COVID-19 the Black Swan?

2020 11 Aug

Nassim Taleb, in his book, "The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable," describes the term Black Swan as a rare, unknown event, which with hindsight is rationalised. Taleb talks about the human tendency to always find simplistic explanations for unknown events, what he calls the Black Swan theory. Is COVID-19 a black swan?... Read more

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COVID-19 and the Potential Effects on the Cardiovascular System

2020 11 Aug

COVID-19 affects the myocardium and myocarditis and cardiac injury is a common condition among hospitalised patients. Landiolol, a new ultra-short acting, intravenous most  β 1 selective blocker, can help reduce inflammation and provide therapeutic benefits. Influenza, bacterial pneumonias, respiratory infections and viruses... Read more

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New Sample Pooling Method for COVID-19 Testing

2020 06 Aug

Widespread testing for COVID-19 derives important epidemiological data that can inform strategies on disease monitoring and control. However, shortages of test kits and bottlenecks in processing of results prevent many countries from implementing mass testing. This leaves many patients (especially those not showing symptoms) untested, increasing... Read more

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Getinge webinar

2020 13 Aug

COVID-19 Case presentations - Ventilatory Management and Hemodynamic Monitoring in an ECLS/ECMO Center Time: 8:00 AM EDT, 12:00 PM UTC, 2:00 PM CEST, 3:00 PM EEST Duration: 90 minutes Speakers: Prof. Dr. Philipp Lepper Saarland University Hospital in Homburg, Germany Philipp M. Lepper is Associate Professor at the University... Read more

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COVID-19: Risk Factors for Healthcare Workers

2020 05 Aug

It is estimated that healthcare frontliners, whose work exposes them to patients with the new coronavirus, could account for 10-20% of all COVID-19 diagnoses. However, the incidence of COVID-19 infections among healthcare workers is mostly based on cross-sectional data, with little information on individual-level risk factors.   You might... Read more

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So Not Your Regular Flu

2020 03 Aug

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit nursing homes around the world particularly hard. With the infection spreading among both staff and residents, the consequences have been horrible. A director of one such facility in the U.S., who has survived the disease herself, talks to HealthManagement.org about this devastating experience and the need to change... Read more

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Superheroes: Behind the Scenes of COVID-19

2020 03 Aug

Are the real heroes only those in the hospital actively caring for COVID-19 patients or are those behind the scenes also playing an important role? Key Points During the pandemic, care is not only necessary for COVID-19 patients but also for those with other illnesses and diseases. Those in primary care have had to switch... Read more