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Health Management

Volume 20 - Issue 10, 2020

2020 30 Nov

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Health Management

Chained Globalisation

2020 30 Nov

We have been reading for decades that we live in a global village and that the virtual world has put down all boundaries. However, the reality in healthcare does not really reflect this description. Technological advancement has benefitted healthcare at the global scale although at a different pace. There is, no doubt, a global appetite for... Read more

Health Management

Radiology Resources in Timor-Leste: Limited Imaging Choices in a Small Yet Poor Country

2020 30 Nov

An evaluation of the imaging profile of Timor-Leste’s territory consisting of the eastern half of the Southeast Asian Island of Timor, Atauro, Dili, Oecusse, bordered by West Timor and an assessment of the region’s imaging resources, radiology capabilities and barriers to the provision of imaging care. Key Points... Read more

ICU Management

Treating Early COVID-19 Infection

2020 14 Nov

There have been over 47 million cases of COVID-19 globally and 1.2 million deaths. According to Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the treatment of patients with early COVID-19 infection requires urgent focus. Treating these patients early in the course of infection could help speed up their... Read more

Health Management

Volume 20 - Issue 9, 2020

2020 12 Nov

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Health Management

The Serious Public Health Consequences of Health Disparity

2020 12 Nov

As hospitals and clinics rebuild and reorganise from the public health and financial challenges of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, there has never been a better time to address health disparity in medicine. The American College of Radiology is collaborating with patients and other health care organisations, to develop solutions to eliminate... Read more

Health Management

Patient Transformers

2020 12 Nov

Online knowledge, self-help groups and special interest forums have transitioned physicians from almighty omniscient ‘demigods in white’ to professionals heftily challenged by patients and their Dr Google.  As a result, physician self-reflection and patient participation have become the pillars of modern medical ethics and treatment programmes.... Read more

IMAGING Management

Game Changer: COVID-19 Vaccine Offers 90% Protection

2020 11 Nov

According to the latest reports, the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech has been tested on 43,500 people in six countries and shows 90% protection within seven days after the second dose.   The vaccine, which has been tested in participants in the U.S., Germany, Brazil, Argentina, South Africa and Turkey, could be a real game-changer in... Read more

Decision Support

QCOVID Helps Predict Hospital Admission, Death from COVID-19

2020 26 Oct

As COVID-19 continues to plague the world, and with cases increasing once again in the U.K. and across the globe, clinicians are in urgent need of reliable models that could help predict the course of COVID-19 and support important decisions related to the spread of infection, hospital admission, treatment and vaccinations.   A new prediction... Read more