Search Tag: Coronavirus 2019-nCoV

ICU Management

Coronavirus and the Potential Role of ECMO

2020 26 Feb

The relatively new coronavirus has already infected thousands of patients in China and is now rapidly spreading globally. Many countries have already reported cases of coronavirus and the WHO has declared coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) a public health emergency and has released preliminary guidelines on management of patients.  Most reports... Read more

ICU Management

Critical Care Response to Coronavirus Outbreak in Shenzhen, China

2020 26 Feb

In December 2019, there was an outbreak of a novel virus in Wuhan, China. Termed nCOV or coronavirus disease by the WHO, this infection is now a major public health concern not only in China but globally. The 2019 nCOV pandemic has led to a major influx of infected patients to hospitals and in particular to intensive care units. In China, this has... Read more

ICU Management

Clinical Characteristics of Coronavirus-Infected Pneumonia

2020 18 Feb

The recent outbreak of coronavirus has created a global hysteria mainly because not much is known about its clinical presentation, morbidity, and mortality. Prior to this outbreak, only anecdotal reports existed about coronavirus. The outbreak has infected thousands of people and has resulted in hundreds of deaths in China. However, despite this outbreak... Read more

Executive Health Management

Novel Coronavirus: New Name, New Cases

2020 12 Feb

On 11 February, the World Health Organization (WHO) named the novel coronavirus, previously referred to as 2019-nCoV , COVID-19, which stands for ‘coronavirus disease 2019.’ The organisation underlined that it was careful to find a name without stigma, ie one that “did not refer to a geographical location, an animal, or an individual or... Read more

IT Management

Drones Shame Coronavirus ‘Health Offenders’

2020 08 Feb

  In healthcare, drones to date have traditionally been used to deliver supplies to remote or inaccessible areas. In the face of the C oronavirus 2019-nCoV spreading across China, the flying machines are now being deployed to press people into donning protective facemasks as part of multiple measures to control the virus.   Chinese police in... Read more