(Critical Path Institute (C-Path)) Arizona-based Critical Path Institute is pleased to announce it has been awarded a multi-year grant by the FDA to advance standards and methodologies designed to generate real-world evidence from real-world data through a neonatal pilot project through the International Neonatal Consortium.
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Coronavirus hospital and intensive care are rising among over-65s, government figures show.Data discussed by Boris Johnson and top government scientists at Wednesday’s coronavirus briefing showed hospital admissions rising sharply for over-65s since the end of August.The number of people being admitted into intensive care also rose sharply from mid-September among older age groups.While the numbers remained relatively small, the rate of increase will be pored over by ministers as they make decisions on Covid-19.The number of admissions to intensive care rose particularly in London, the Midlands, Yorkshire and the north-east and the north-west, the figures showed.The prime minister urged people to continue following Covid-19 restrictions or potentially face “further measures”.“If we put in the work together now then we give ourselves the best possible chance of avoiding that outcome and avoiding further measures,” he said.“I know some people will think we should give up and let the virus take its course despite the huge loss of life that would potentially entail.“I have to say I profoundly disagree. I don’t think that is what the British people want. I don’t think they want to throw in the sponge. They want to fight and defeat this virus and that is what we are going to do.”Government chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance said: “Numbers of cases are going up, hospitalisations are going up, ICU is going up and unfortunately very sadly so are deaths.“That means this is heading in the wrong direction, there is no cause for complacency here at all.” Vallance also warned it would be “wrong” to think that the problem was only in areas under local lockdowns.“It is worst in certain areas but there is evidence of spread everywhere,” he said.Chief medical officer Chris Whitty said the number of infections was doubling slower than in March, when the country locked down to contain the spread and the virus was doubling every three to four days.“One of the problems we had in the first wave was I think we initially underestimated how fast the doubling was occurring at that stage,” he said.“It’s very important we don’t do that a second time because once exponential growth starts... things go very quickly.”Whitty added: “The small number of deaths now shouldn’t reassure us that we won’t be, in relatively short order, in quite difficult places, certainly in regions where we are seeing significant growth at the moment, where pressure on the NHS could happen sooner rather than later if we can’t get on top of it really quite fast.”Related... MPs Will Get A Vote On Any National Lockdown, Matt Hancock Announces Speaker Accuses Boris Johnson Of Treating MPs With 'Contempt' On Covid Laws 'An Absolute Joke': Somerset Mum Told Only Covid-19 Test Was In Northern Ireland Or Aberdeen
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France and Italy were two of the early coronavirus epicenters, but thanks to aggressive containment measures, both countries have flattened the curve. Technology providers stepped up in a variety of ways to support government and healthcare officials in their efforts to mitigate the spread of the virus, delivering cloud-based solutions to improve collaboration, maintain patient care, and relieve overworked staff.For example, the rapid growth in cases in France created an urgent need for emergency management personnel to identify people who had potentially been infected with COVID-19 and match them with available resources. Equipment was in short supply and many healthcare professionals were isolated at home, so a cloud-based solution was needed to provide the fastest possible results.To read this article in full, please click here
(Johns Hopkins University) A new robotic system allows medical staff to remotely operate ventilators and other bedside machines from outside intensive care rooms of patients suffering from infectious diseases.
Researchers warn of very high death rates if officials don't take action.
Make the most of your time indoors with a daily dose of celebrity news and guides to the best shows. Sign up to the entertainment newsletter.Kate Garraway has revealed how Jeremy Kyle has stepped in to help as her husband Derek Draper continues to be treated for the effects of Covid-19.The former host of The Jeremy Kyle Show, which was axed last year, gave Kate the use of his driver to take the couple’s children, Billy and Darcey, to their grandparent’s home after she put stringent safety measures in place to keep them all safe.Speaking on Monday’s Good Morning Britain, Kate said: “My children for the first time are staying away from home. They’ve gone to stay with Derek’s mum and dad.“They’ve been shielding since the beginning of March because they both feel vulnerable so this is a very big deal to have the children stay.“One of the things we did was plan over several weeks what to do. They isolated the days before they needed to travel. I washed and packed clothes and sealed them.“They travelled up not with me, because they’ve not even had contact with Derek’s sisters, so I didn’t want to be an extra person coming into their lives.“So thanks to Jeremy Kyle they travelled up because he said my driver has been isolating and keeping the car very clean so I’ll take the children up.”She added: “Very, very kind of him, thank you very much Jeremy.”Derek is still in intensive care following his coronavirus battle and remains stable. On Monday’s Good Morning Britain, Kate revealed he had missed their son’s birthday.“I did go and see him yesterday and it was quite a tough visit,” Kate said.“He’s had a tough couple of weeks and you know it’s the first birthday he has missed. It’s Billy’s birthday today so I think I was extra emotional.“And you think of you know, he was there when (Billy) was born and how Derek would like to be present today.”She added that doctors had assured her Derek’s condition had not worsened.“They said sometimes a day when nothing has gone backwards, and nothing has gone wrong is a positive day.“I am desperate for a step forward and I’m sure he is always too. But it’s always lovely to see him and so it’s wonderful to have the chance to do that.”Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.READ MORE: Kate Garraway ‘Shaken’ After ‘Utterly Terrifying’ Ordeal That Saw Her Car Tyre Blow Out On Motorway Kate Garraway Shares Hopeful Update On Husband Derek Draper's Recovery From Coronavirus Kate Garraway Returns To Present Good Morning Britain After Three-Month Absence
With weird discrepancies and fluctuations, COVID trackers say the data is less useful.
More than a dozen states are running low on doctors who work in intensive care units.
We’re here to guide you through the coronavirus pandemic. Sign up to the Life newsletter for daily tips, advice, how-tos and escapism.Face masks should be mandatory in workplaces where people can’t physically distance, health experts have said. With face coverings already compulsory on public transport and becoming mandatory in shops and supermarkets in England on July 24, experts say it seems reasonable that indoor workplaces should also follow suit.Dr Chaand Nagpaul, chair of the British Medical Association council, said requiring people to wear masks in shops, but not other situations where physical distancing isn’t possible – like work – is “illogical and adds to confusion” surrounding mask messaging.Related... 7 Things You Should Know About Face Masks Will masks be made mandatory at work?It’s unlikely mask-wearing will be made mandatory in all workplaces, as they can be very different. People can work indoors, outdoors, in large offices that are ventilated and spaced out, or in small offices with no windows. They can work on construction sites with plenty of fresh air, or studios with others close by.However, in indoor workplaces where physical distancing isn’t possible – if you can’t keep 2m away from others – it would make sense to wear a mask, health experts tell HuffPost UK. Dr David Strain, a clinician at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, believes masks should be worn wherever 2m physical distancing can’t be maintained, such as shops, workplaces, hairdressers and even takeaways. “We have a short window to get the prevalence down to ‘viral eradication’ before we start battling Covid-19 along with flu, and a second peak becomes inevitable,” he says.Mask-wearing at work should be legally mandated, he says, because if it’s left to companies to enforce the rules themselves, they’ll likely choose not to. “We know that as soon as something is mandated by law, people just do it.”We know that as soon as something is mandated by law, people just do it.Dr David Strain, a clinician at the Royal Devon and Exeter HospitalOthers disagree with legally mandating mask-wearing at work. Professor Trisha Greenhalgh, an expert in primary care at University of Oxford, believes there should be national guidelines for employers that can be flexibly interpreted. Employers should take into account how closely people work together throughout the day, and how long they’re in close contact for, she says. “Imagine 50 people in a big boardroom meeting, all just 1m apart, and one of them coughs,” she says. “It will be more risky than two people meeting in an office, also 1m apart”.Ventilation is important, too, she says. “Draughty is good, negative pressure ventilation is good, but we’ve all heard about the Chinese restaurant where the air con seemed to suck in germs from one table and recycle them to another,” she says. She refers to the study of an air-conditioned restaurant in Guangzhou, China, where Covid-19 spread to three separate families eating in the restaurant – all of them sitting in proximity of the air conditioning unit. Researchers suggested strong airflow could have propelled the droplets between tables.The last consideration for wearing a mask at work is the action you do while you’re working, says Prof Greenhalgh. “Speaking, shouting, singing are all bad,” she explains, indicating you’d want to wear a mask in environments where this happens. “If everyone’s quietly working at their desk, they have less need to wear a mask than if in a meeting.” What mask should I wear to work?Dr Strain recommends people wear a homemade mask made from three layers of tightly woven material, such as cotton. For people who are in high risk groups, he recommends water resistant surgical masks. He advises against wearing masks with valves “because they focus any droplets into one jet stream”, as well as face shields. These are not protective on their own and should be worn in addition to a face mask, rather than as a replacement, he says.Related... Here's Why You Shouldn't Wear A Mask With A Valve What are the benefits of mask-wearing at work?Firstly, there’s the health justification, says Dr Strain. If we all wear one, we’re helping to protect each other from the possible spread of coronavirus. “The health point of view is clear – it’s the best way to prevent this virus spreading,” he says.Dr Alison Pittard, head of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine, agrees. She told The Guardian: “People might think Covid is over [and ask]: why do I have to wear a face mask? But it isn’t over. We still have Covid patients in intensive care. If the public don’t physically distance and don’t wear face coverings we could very quickly get back to where we were earlier this year.”It also makes some economical sense to wear masks at work, suggests Dr Strain. From an employer’s point of view, if everyone is wearing a mask, the virus is less likely to spread and therefore they’d avoid “losing an entire office”. An alternative to masks in the workplace could be perspex screens, like you see in hair salons and at supermarkets. “If employers want to erect those perspex-type screens into cubicles, that would give the same impact – and then people would need to wear masks when they go to the breakout areas,” he adds.Related... This Face Cover Sock Hack Is So Simple – But Is It Effective? And the downsides?Comfort, or the lack of it, is often cited as one of the key reasons people don’t wear masks. While wearing a mask on public transport or during a food shop might be manageable, some might struggle to wear one for a full working day. That said, if nurses and doctors can do it – why can’t everyone else?There are concerns that using face masks might provide a false sense of security, too, meaning people won’t physically distance from others, wash their hands as often, or self-isolate if they do become ill. And there’s a risk that improper removal of face masks, handling of a contaminated face mask, or an increased tendency to touch the face while wearing a face mask might increase the risk of transmission.So, what happens now?Downing Street has said it will keep the guidance on face coverings in other settings, such as offices, under review for now, the BBC reported.If you’re worried about returning to work, speak to your employer about how they’ll ensure physical distancing and cleanliness in your workplace. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) says if workers choose to wear face coverings, employers should support them to do so.In the meantime, Dr Strain says he agrees with Sir Vallance that “there is no real reason for the majority of people to return to work in an office, and working from home is still the better strategy”.“We should follow the guidance of most European countries suggesting that if you cannot work from home, then you should be wearing a mask in any situation at all where the 2-metre rule can’t be followed,” he says. Related... Health Experts Want People To Know Face Covers Can Protect The Wearer Too Face Masks Won't Be Compulsory In Food Takeaway Shops Why Experts Aren't Happy With This Government Video On Face Masks
Katie Price has said her son Harvey is doing “a lot better” following his recent stint in intensive care.The reality star’s eldest son was rushed to hospital a week ago with a fever and difficulty breathing, and it was later revealed that he had been taken into the intensive care unit, where he remained for a number of days.Since then, Katie has assured fans that Harvey’s condition is improving, and even posted a photo of the two of them in hospital on Saturday evening.“Harv, what do you want to say to all those people who have sent you lovely messages?” she asks him in the short clip. View this post on InstagramA post shared by Katie Price (@katieprice) on Jul 18, 2020 at 11:40am PDTHarvey then expressed his thanks to his supporters, and agreed with his mum that he was doing “a lot better”.At the end of the clip, Katie told Harvey that she wasn’t able to stay with him much longer, but would be back to visit the following day.In the comments, Katie’s son Junior was seen celebrating the fact his “big bro” was “doing so well”, while her ex-husband Kieran Hayler wrote:“Happy he is on the mend. Strong boy.”Harvey – who has Prader-Willi syndrome and autism – was previously taken to hospital at the end of last month for “urgent medical care”, after falling ill during a celebration in honour of his younger sister Princess’ 13th birthday.It was recently revealed that Katie and Harvey were to appear alongside one another in a new BBC documentary, Katie Price: Harvey & Me, which will aim to shine a light on “what it’s really like to be a mum of a disabled child approaching adulthood”, as Harvey moves “from child to adult services”.Last year, it was revealed that Harvey was being moved into residential care during the week, but has been at home with his mum for the last few months due to coronavirus lockdown.READ MORE: Katie Price Updates Fans On Harvey's Condition, And Confirms He's Been Moved Out Of Intensive Care Katie Price To Make 'Difficult Decisions' About 18-Year-Old Son Harvey's Future In New BBC Doc Katie Price Reveals Teenage Son Harvey Is 'Loving It' In Residential Care
We’re here to guide you through the coronavirus pandemic. Sign up to the Life newsletter for daily tips, advice, how-tos and escapism.A doctor has photographed his colleagues working in an intensive care unit during the coronavirus pandemic, highlighting the “stresses and pressure” on the ward, as well as the “immense humanity” on display. Teaching fellow Dr Matthew Jones took the intimate photos of staff during their shifts at The James Cook University Hospital. The doctors and nurses have been busy treating patients from Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, and the surrounding areas – some of the hardest-hit areas in the UK.  READ MORE: Lockdown Rules: Here’s What You Still Can’t Do In England Dr Jones was inspired to capture the series, titled Care in a Crisis, after previously documenting a ward in South Sudan, where he worked as a doctor in 2018. “I found that photography was a powerful way to help me understand the experience as it unfolded at such speed,” he said. “It gave a means to pause and reflect and find answers, and continues to do so even now. “I wanted to offer that simple resource to staff in intensive care at James Cook, so they could process events and move forward with a sense of what they had achieved.”Jones described the atmosphere in the intensive care unit as “amazing”.“You sensed the strong bonds that existed between them all, a real spirit of care for each other’s welfare,” he said.“I think the photos do a little justice to the stresses and pressure of the environment, but also the immense humanity on display as staff made such an effort to build bonds with the patients despite the obstacles they faced.” Intensive care consultant Alex Scott worked with Dr Jones to launch a website featuring some of the striking images. Some of their favourites are also on display in the hospital’s main atrium.“This project stands in honour to all those staff who have committed their lives to caring, and had the courage to do so at personal risk in the worst crisis of modern times, and also in tribute to our patients,” said Scott. View a selection of photos from the series below or visit Care in a Crisis to see the full collection. READ MORE: 'It's Self-Care.' Women Celebrate Their First Beauty Treatment In Months Am I Immune To Covid-19 – And How Would I Know? The Psychology Behind Why Some People Wear Face Masks – And Others Don't
(Medical University of South Carolina) To prepare for current and future waves of COVID-19, the US Army's Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center asked teams nationwide to compete to build a telehealth prototype that would provide adequate ICU capacity when cases surge. A Medical University of South Carolina team of bioinformatics, telehealth and critical care experts was one of the nine teams chosen to complete a series of tasks designed to establish the feasibility of their prototypes.
Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Intensive Cardiac Care Unit (ICCU) are special sections in a healthcare facility where extremely critical patients needing continuous monitoring or life-support systems are admitted.These are temperature-controlled environments with minimal access to outsiders.An intensive care unit (ICU), also known as a critical care unit (CCU), intensive therapy unit or intensive treatment unit (ITU) is a special department of a hospital or health care facility that provides intensive care medicine.Intensive Care Units cater to patients with the most severe and life-threatening illnesses and injuries; that require constant, close monitoring and support from specialist equipment and medication in order to maintain normal bodily functions.They are staffed by highly trained doctors and critical care nurses who specialize in caring for seriously ill patients.Common conditions that are treated within ICU's include trauma, multiple organ failure and sepsis.
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