Search Tag: pandemic

Health Management

COVID-19 Superheroes

2020 03 Aug

COVID-19 has affected  15 million people  across the globe, and meanwhile, over 600,000 deaths are associated with it. Even my father, having some pre-conditions, passed away because of it. The healthcare systems and economies of more than 200 countries have been severely affected, also impacting healthcare workers both physically and psychologically.... Read more

Health Management

Tragedy of COVID-19

2020 03 Aug

Adaora Okoli is a medical doctor working to strengthen health systems in low-income communities and achieve equitable access to health for all. In 2014, she contracted the Ebola Virus Disease while treating a patient in Nigeria and had to fight for her own life. Since then she has been an advocate for survivors, universal health coverage and global... Read more

Cardiology Management

Sharp Decline in Heart Transplants During COVID-19

2020 30 Jul

The number of heart transplants in the United States declined sharply during the beginning of the pandemic, even in areas of the country with few COVID-19 cases at the time, according to an analysis by researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. The study found that the number of heart transplants performed nationwide dropped 26%... Read more

ICU Management

Epidemic Preparedness and Rapid Identification of Pathogens

2020 30 Jul

In recent years, infectious disease outbreaks have occurred with increasing frequency. Even though significant progress has been made to identify potentially dangerous pathogens, a lot still needs to be done. In particular,  diagnostics can play an important role in controlling epidemics.  There is a need to develop and deploy diagnostics that... Read more

IMAGING Management

#ECR2020: COVID-19 Lessons and Questions

2020 16 Jul

During one of the plenary lectures, "COVID-19: Lessons and Questions from a Pandemic" at the #ECR2020 Virtual Congress, Dr. Marie-Pierre Revel, Professor of Radiology and Head of Cardiothoracic imaging at Hôpital Cochin in Paris said that COVID-19 was the greatest health threat that humanity has had to face since the Spanish flu.  COVID-19 has... Read more

ICU Management

Hospital Preparedness During COVID-19

2020 08 Jul

One of the biggest challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the delivery of mass critical care. SARS-CoV-2 has put a significant strain on intensive care in most countries across the globe. This has become even more of a challenge because of a lack of staff and essential supplies. It is evident that in order to better cope with such a challenging... Read more

Health Management

COVID-19 Management

2020 23 Jun

As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc across the globe, spreading to new regions and threatening with resurgence in those already affected, healthcare professionals are working tirelessly to develop and implement effective strategies for patient treatment, organisational management and public health measures. They are also looking beyond the pandemic... Read more

Health Management

Towards Post-COVID-19: Lessons and Challenges for Hospitals and Healthcare Infrastructures

2020 23 Jun

There is evidence of viral assaults possible repetitiveness in the foreseeable future. Prevention and preparedness are essential, especially for the health sector. Learning from the dramatic experience of Italy with COVID-19, this article addresses the major aspects of the role of the health technicians who, in parallel with the managerial and... Read more

Health Management

How is the Pandemic Affecting Radiology Practice?

2020 23 Jun

An overview of how the Radiology Department at Hospital Clinic in Barcelona handled the COVID-19 pandemic and how this disease will change the way radiology is practiced. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to major changes in clinical activity at our radiology department. The radiology department at Hospital Clínic in Barcelona carries out more... Read more

Health Management

Diagnostic Imaging in the Age of COVID-19

2020 23 Jun

In a disease surrounded by unknowns, patients’ imaging is shedding a light on the course of COVID-19. Radiology in the age of COVID-19 During this relative respite that the COVID-19 offers us after the purportedly first peak of the pandemic, we can reflect on how this tiny virus changed our lives. For the healthcare system, the adaptation... Read more