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Long COVID and Recovery Following Hospitalisation

2022 10 May

More than 500 million cases of COVID-19 have been reported worldwide. Patients infected with COVID-19 are at a higher risk of persisting health impairments six months after hospital discharge associated with reduced physical function and health and quality of life. It is thus important to understand the long-term trajectory of recovery from COVID-19.... Read more

TeleHealth Use After Leaving Hospitals Expands While Outpatient Visits Remain Unchanged

2021 15 Nov

University of Pennsylvania researchers saw telehealth use after hospital discharges increases while outpatient visit frequency remained unchanged.   The research team examined FAIR Health claims data from January 2019 to December 2020.  Of 70 million commercially insured and Medicare Advantage enrollees, they identified 1.6 million hospital discharges... Read more

The Key Drivers Affecting a Patient’s Use of eHealth Tools

2021 14 May

eHealth tools have been used to educate and monitor patient health and can provide a significant amount of disease-specific information. Despite the wealth of research investigating the effectiveness of eHealth technology, far less is known about user behaviour over time.   This study , recently published in the J ournal of Medical Internet... Read more

Effect of Vitamin D in Patients with Moderate to Severe COVID-19

2021 23 Feb

A clinical trial was conducted to evaluate the effect of a single high dose of vitamin D 3 on hospital length of stay among hospitalised patients with moderate to severe COVID-19. Vitamin D is believed to enhance innate and adaptive immunity. A deficiency of vitamin D is known to be a potential risk for non-communicable and acute respiratory... Read more

BLAZE Trial: Efficacy and Safety of LY-CoV555

2020 09 Nov

COVID-19 patients can have a wide range of disease severity, with some patients experiencing only mild symptoms while others are infected quite severely. However, approximately 10% of asymptomatic and mild cases lead to severe outcomes, including respiratory distress that would require hospitalisation. Many risk factors for severe disease have been... Read more

ICU Diaries Not Useful in Preventing PTSD Symptoms

2019 23 Jul

Results of a randomised clinical trial in France indicate that the use of ICU diaries was not helpful in preventing post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms (PTSD) after ICU hospitalisation. In this multicentre study, investigators compared the use of patients' ICU diaries – filled out by clinicians and family members during the ICU stay – with usual... Read more

Executive Health Management

2019 11 Jun

Unmonitored opioid deaths at home after surgery. Primum Non Nocere. First, do no harm. These wise words form the basis of the oath sworn to our patients. With the vast array of treatment models, administration, and decisions in medicine today, this oath is more poignant than ever. Medical Errors are the third leading cause... Read more

Influenza activity associated with an increase in hospitalisation for CV events

2019 04 Apr

In a recent study study, surveillance data from 4 US communities was used to associate monthly influenza-like illness (ILI) activity as reported by the CDC with MI and HF hospitalisations. Influenza-like illness activity was associated with an increase in HF hospitalisations within the same month. Myocardial infarction was positively but not significantly... Read more

U.S. study: social isolation increases mortality in heart failure patients

2018 30 May

Among heart failure patients, feelings of social isolation are associated with increased risk of hospitalisation or death, according to new research published online in Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers say screening heart failure patients for social isolation could help identify those at risk of poor outcomes. In the U.S.,... Read more

Exercise is safe, beneficial for heart failure

2018 08 May

Amongst patients with heart failure (HF), exercise therapy is positively associated with lower mortality and higher survival rates, along with a significant reduction in cardiac events and hospitalisations, says a review article in The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. "Exercise therapy is a well-documented, cost-effective, safe intervention for patients... Read more