Tag Archives: Hospitals

Medical Societies Issue Bold Statement of Physician Support

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 05, 2020 — At least one physician has been fired for speaking out about the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) in his hospital. Another was informed he couldn’t wear a mask brought from home for fear of scaring the patients. …

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COVID-19: IIT Team Develops LED-Based Disinfection Machine for Sanitising Floors of Hospitals, Buses

COVID-19: IIT Team Develops LED-Based Disinfection Machine for Sanitising Floors of Hospitals, Buses

A team at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) has developed a low-cost LED-based machine which can be used for disinfection of floors at hospitals as well as buses and trains to aid the fight against COVID-19 in the country. IIT Guwahati is also filing a patent for the machine, …

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Silence Over Safety? Muzzling Clinicians a Public Health Issue

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 04, 2020 — COVID-19 has caused battle lines to be drawn. But they’re not just between clinicians and the virus. They’re also between the healthcare workers and their employers, causing what the American Medical Association calls a “flashpoint” that could affect …

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Iranian Doctors ‘Dance’ to Defy Coronavirus

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

 What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 03, 2020 — If it weren’t for Dr Mohammad Molaei, a radiologist in Qom, Iran, who insisted that his dying brother be tested for the novel coronavirus, Iranian officials would have remained in denial for many more days. In early February, infectious disease …

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Key Drugs Join PPEs on List of Front-Line Shortages

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Among the drugs are several that are key for ventilating patients and keeping airways open. Premier’s data for albuterol, for example — which is also listed as “currently in shortage” on the US Food and Drug Administration’s website — show that orders increased nationally by 53% in March and now only …

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No Staff COVID-19 Diagnoses After Plan at Chinese Cancer Center

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 02, 2020 — No staff members or patients were diagnosed with COVID-19 after “strict protective measures” for screening and managing patients were implemented at the National Cancer Center/Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Sciences, in Beijing, according to a report published online April …

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COMMENTARY: NYU Med Student Joins COVID Fight: ‘Time to Step Up’

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 02, 2020 — On the evening of March 24, I got the email. When the bolded letters “We ask for your help” flashed across my screen, I knew exactly what was being asked of me: to graduate early and join the …

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Google to Allow Some Coronavirus Ads, Starting With Hospitals, Then Political Ads

Google to Allow Some Coronavirus Ads, Starting With Hospitals, Then Political Ads

Alphabet’s Google will begin to allow some clients, including hospitals, to run advertisements relating to the coronavirus on its platforms, in a change to its rules on ads around “sensitive events,” which it plans to extend to political organisations. The new policy was laid out in a memo to advertising …

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More Hydroxychloroquine Data From France

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I agree with this argument when it comes to patients presenting with risk factors or who are starting to develop pneumonia. But I don’t think this is the case at the beginning of the illness. Of course, you don’t want to wait to have severe disease or for the …

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How Long Is It Safe to Delay Gynecologic Cancer Surgery?

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 27, 2020 — As I write this column, there are more than 25,000 current cases of COVID-19 in the United States with an expected exponential rise in these numbers. Hospitals are issuing directives to cancel or postpone “elective” surgery to …

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