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COVID-19 Global Response – Strengths, Weaknesses, Success and Failure

2020 11 Aug

An overview of the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic – the success of South Korea, the so-called herd-immunity experiment of Sweden and the not-so-brilliant COVID-19 management in the U.K. and the U.S. South Korea's Successful Three-Phased Response to COVID-19 COVID-19 has created havoc around the globe. Some countries have... Read more

Testing and COVID-19

2020 25 Jun

The world is now in the grips of a historic pandemic. The death toll from the novel coronavirus has climbed to more than 117,000 in the United States and 448,000 around the world. Total cases of the disease, called COVID-19, have soared past 2 million in the US and 8.3 million globally. Debates are now raging about whether US states have begun to move... Read more

Volume 20 - Issue 3, 2020

2020 11 May

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COVID-19 Pandemic: The Importance of Testing and Social Distancing

2020 11 May

Prof. Mamas A. Mamas is a structural interventional cardiologist, treating patients with underlying coronary artery with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in both the elective and emergency setting and undertaking Transcatheter Aortic Valve Interventions (TAVI). He is also the Associate Editor of Circulation Cardiovascular Interventions and... Read more

COVID-19: Unforeseen and Unpredictable Pandemic

2020 11 May

Summary: The COVID-19 crisis has uncovered a plethora of issues with the health systems in Europe and is predicted to have enormous consequences – both in healthcare and elsewhere. In early April, our EXEC Editor-in-Chief Alexandre Lourenço talked to about the challenges hospitals in the EU have been facing and contemplated... Read more

Will Contact Tracing Work?

2020 11 May

Contact tracing has been one of the tools a few governments around the world adopted in their responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, with an impressive amount of resources thrown into the development and implementation of this technology. But will it actually work? Not necessarily, say some experts.   You may also like: Cyber Hackers Exploit... Read more

AI Flags High-Risk COVID-19 Patients in Israel

2020 29 Apr

Since the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) can be transmitted even by asymptomatic carriers, protecting vulnerable individuals from getting infected is critical. This raises the question – how do we identify these high-risk members of the population?     You might also like: Software Identifies COVID-19 Super Carriers   In Israel, using... Read more

ISICEM18: Are ICUs doing too much?

2018 28 Mar

With all the tests and treatments available in ICUs, it’s good to take a step back and question whether they are necessary, according to presenters at ISICEM 2018. Over-diagnosis Jan de Waele , MD, PhD,  Critical Care Physician at Ghent University Hospital, Belgium, started by asking if there is over-diagnosis in the ICU, driven by a compulsion... Read more

#ArabHealth 2015: Future Proofing the Lab

2015 06 Feb

In one of the sessions at Arab Health, quality expert Dr. Nashat Nafouri, Executive Officer, Saudi Quality Council spoke about how, in an era of digital natives and proactive consumers seeking quality at the right price, it is imperative to future proof the lab. According to Dr. Nafouri, lab directors are excellent at the science but need to step up... Read more