COVID-19

  • UAE announces emergency approval of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

    Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine has had its emergency registration approved by the UAE. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, the assistant undersecretary at the Ministry of Health and Prevention, said Moderna submitted documents that comply with the country’s procedures and regulations. This enables local health authorities to import the vaccine. Moderna’s vaccine, with a 94 percent efficacy, is among the most effective…

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  • Pocramé, the start-up at the forefront of the fight against the coronavirus and all its variants

    Pocramé, the start-up at the forefront of the fight against the coronavirus and all its variants Zeina Trad, Marseille The MephiLab, a real mini medical analysis lab, gives a result in just 22 minutes and is developed by the Pocramé company at the IHU-Méditerranée Infection. Two analysis and infection prevention tools have witnessed unprecedented success in 2020 within hospitals in…

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  • GE Healthcare Announces First X-ray AI to Help Assess Endotracheal Tube Placement for COVID-19 Patients

    GE Healthcare announced a new artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm to help clinicians assess Endotracheal Tube (ETT) placements, a necessary and important step when ventilating critically ill COVID-19 patients. The AI solution is one of five included in GE Healthcare’s Critical Care Suite 2.02 an industry-first collection of AI algorithms embedded on a mobile x-ray device for automated measurements, case prioritization…

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  • COVID-19 Patient with Irreversible Lung Damage Recovers After Double Lung Transplant

    Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center recently performed its first lung transplant on a coronavirus patient whose lungs had been severely damaged by the virus. Paul Rodriguez, a young father with no pre-existing conditions, contracted the virus and pneumonia back in July in his hometown of San Antonio and had been hospitalized ever since.  Not long after being admitted to an…

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  • The implementation of Vocera has helped clinicians deliver high-quality care amid the pandemic

    Interior Health deploys integrated communications for effective care  Interior Health, located within British Columbia’s interior, had just completed bringing the Vocera communications platform to its acute hospitals and long-term care homes when the COVID-19 pandemic struck with full force in March of this year.  It was excellent timing, as the technology enables staff and clinicians to instantly call each other…

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  • Covid-19: Protecting Staff, Protecting Patients

    By Ben Kanter, MD, FCCP, Chief Medical Information Officer, Vocera Clinicians and nurses contend with infectious diseases every day. The COVID-19 pandemic is highlighting this stressful aspect of care, partly because it’s highly contagious, and also because it’s creating unprecedented demand to protect hospital staff coupled with the need to optimize patient flow.  Caregivers Shouldn’t Risk Contamination for Communication Without…

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  • 10 important rules for living with a Covid-19 positive patient

    Attention! It should not be neglected even for a moment! Professor Ahmet Cagri Buke There are more Coronavirus cases at homes nowadays! Stating that the Covid-19 infection, which has been increasingly spreading almost every day at global scale, evolves into a state of one infected person in almost every house, Professor of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology Çağrı Büke, M.D.,…

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  • Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center Administers First Round of COVID-19 Vaccines to Health Care Workers

    Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center (Baylor St. Luke’s) administered the first doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Baylor St. Luke’s was among 19 sites in Texas to receive thousands of doses on Tuesday. Baylor St. Luke’s has proactively prepared to receive, store, and administer vaccinations and is expected to begin administering the first vaccines Tuesday afternoon. “Today is a day of…

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  • Acibadem International: Miracles during pandemic

    BABY KUZEY – A LITTLE HERO OF BIG DISEASE Three-year-old Kuzey, the son of Şengezer Couple, residing in Adana, sought medical attention for fever. The family presented to Acıbadem Adana Hospital and their son, Kuzey, was diagnosed with “Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia” in the light of the tests and the real marathon started thereafter. Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, abbreviated as ALL, is…

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  • Can COVID-19 Cause Irreversible Lung Damage?

    In severe cases, COVID-19 can cause lung failure, and when this occurs, those patients may be considered for a lung transplant evaluation. We spoke with Dr. Gabriel Loor, Surgical Director of the Lung Transplant Program at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, and Dr. Puneet Garcha, Medical Director of Lung Transplantation at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, for insight on the…

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