social.sokoll.com

Search

Items tagged with: medical

Bild/Foto

The area of Wales that missed coronavirus - and the simple system it set up


One big difference that sets #Ceredigion apart was that even before it had recorded its first case of Covid-19, it had set up a "homemade" in-house test track and trace system.

The man behind it, Barry Rees, the corporate director for Ceredigion Council, is a scientist by training. He believes contact tracing is the only way of "pursuing the #disease then rather than following it".

Is this the reason for why the county has emerged unscathed? Has a simple contact tracing system saved hundreds of lives?

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/area-wales-missed-coronavirus-simple-18348215

#Wales #TrackAndTrace #Covid19UK #Covid19 #CoronavirusUK #pandemic #science #medical #BorisTheIncompetent #BorisHasFailedUK
 
Bild/Foto

The area of Wales that missed coronavirus - and the simple system it set up


One big difference that sets #Ceredigion apart was that even before it had recorded its first case of Covid-19, it had set up a "homemade" in-house test track and trace system.

The man behind it, Barry Rees, the corporate director for Ceredigion Council, is a scientist by training. He believes contact tracing is the only way of "pursuing the #disease then rather than following it".

Is this the reason for why the county has emerged unscathed? Has a simple contact tracing system saved hundreds of lives?

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/area-wales-missed-coronavirus-simple-18348215

#Wales #TrackAndTrace #Covid19UK #Covid19 #CoronavirusUK #pandemic #science #medical #BorisTheIncompetent #BorisHasFailedUK
 
#iFixit #medical #repair

iFixit launches massive repair database for ventilators and other medical devices - The Verge


Bild/Foto
Teardown and repair website iFixit has just posted what its CEO Kyle Wiens says is “the most comprehensive online resource for medical repair professionals.” The new database contains dedicated sections for clinical, laboratory, and medical support equipment, in addition to numerous other categories of devices. It also provides more than 13,000 manuals from hundreds of medical device manufacturers.

Wiens says the effort began with a crowdsourcing campaign to collect repair information for hospital equipment, with a focus on “ventilator documentation, anesthesia systems, and respiratory analyzers — devices widely used to support COVID-19 patients.” But the effort grew from there, spanning more than two months as iFixit added dozens more staff members to the project; began talking to more biomedical technicians, doctors, and nurses about their day-to-day needs; and started collecting and cataloging information from libraries and other sources.
 
#iFixit #medical #repair

iFixit launches massive repair database for ventilators and other medical devices - The Verge


Bild/Foto
Teardown and repair website iFixit has just posted what its CEO Kyle Wiens says is “the most comprehensive online resource for medical repair professionals.” The new database contains dedicated sections for clinical, laboratory, and medical support equipment, in addition to numerous other categories of devices. It also provides more than 13,000 manuals from hundreds of medical device manufacturers.

Wiens says the effort began with a crowdsourcing campaign to collect repair information for hospital equipment, with a focus on “ventilator documentation, anesthesia systems, and respiratory analyzers — devices widely used to support COVID-19 patients.” But the effort grew from there, spanning more than two months as iFixit added dozens more staff members to the project; began talking to more biomedical technicians, doctors, and nurses about their day-to-day needs; and started collecting and cataloging information from libraries and other sources.
 
Bild/Foto

Norway Is Closed: PM Takes Drastic Measures to Stop Coronavirus


The Norwegian Prime Minister announced the most drastic set of measures ever seen outside of wartime in an attempt to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Millions of Norwegians and foreigners living in or visiting Norway will be impacted by a drastic set of measures announced by Erna Solberg today. Norway is essentially shutting itself down for two weeks, in a bid to stop the rapid spread of the coronavirus and COVID-19 disease.

https://www.lifeinnorway.net/norway-is-closed-coronavirus/

#Norway #COVID19 #Coronavirus #CoronavirusOutbreak #PublicHealth #PublicSafety #pandemic #epidemic #NotTheFlu #lockdown #quarantine #medical #HealthCare
 
Bild/Foto

Norway Is Closed: PM Takes Drastic Measures to Stop Coronavirus


The Norwegian Prime Minister announced the most drastic set of measures ever seen outside of wartime in an attempt to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Millions of Norwegians and foreigners living in or visiting Norway will be impacted by a drastic set of measures announced by Erna Solberg today. Norway is essentially shutting itself down for two weeks, in a bid to stop the rapid spread of the coronavirus and COVID-19 disease.

https://www.lifeinnorway.net/norway-is-closed-coronavirus/

#Norway #COVID19 #Coronavirus #CoronavirusOutbreak #PublicHealth #PublicSafety #pandemic #epidemic #NotTheFlu #lockdown #quarantine #medical #HealthCare
 
#medicine #ineffective #medical #reversal

Study Finds Nearly 400 Medical Devices, Procedures And Practices That Are Ineffective



When a medical treatment, device or procedure is no better than previous or lesser alternatives, it's deemed a 'medical reversal'. These discredited practices are a major barrier to better and cheaper healthcare, but actually identifying them is surprisingly difficult and rarely done.

A recent study, designed to create a more comprehensive list, has unearthed nearly 400 established treatments, devices and procedures that fit this bill.

"We hope our broad results may serve as a starting point for researchers, policy makers and payers who wish to have a list of practices that likely offer no net benefit to use in future work," says hematologist-oncologist Vinay Prasad from Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), who helped coin the term 'medical reversal'.

The findings are based on more than 15 years of randomised controlled trials, a type of research that aims to reduce bias when testing new treatments. Across 3,000 articles in three leading medical journals from the UK and the US, the authors found 396 reversals.
 
#medicine #ineffective #medical #reversal

Study Finds Nearly 400 Medical Devices, Procedures And Practices That Are Ineffective



When a medical treatment, device or procedure is no better than previous or lesser alternatives, it's deemed a 'medical reversal'. These discredited practices are a major barrier to better and cheaper healthcare, but actually identifying them is surprisingly difficult and rarely done.

A recent study, designed to create a more comprehensive list, has unearthed nearly 400 established treatments, devices and procedures that fit this bill.

"We hope our broad results may serve as a starting point for researchers, policy makers and payers who wish to have a list of practices that likely offer no net benefit to use in future work," says hematologist-oncologist Vinay Prasad from Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), who helped coin the term 'medical reversal'.

The findings are based on more than 15 years of randomised controlled trials, a type of research that aims to reduce bias when testing new treatments. Across 3,000 articles in three leading medical journals from the UK and the US, the authors found 396 reversals.
 
Right.
This is the whole point. Scientists are not out there, working every day to screw us over.

#medical #science works on #vaccination for our #health, while #quacks, possibly inspired by foreign regimes, want you to believe in #fake-news. #unfounded #fear is used to spread #illness in the #population and weaken our #society.

Who do you think will benefit from our gullibility?
 
Right.
This is the whole point. Scientists are not out there, working every day to screw us over.

#medical #science works on #vaccination for our #health, while #quacks, possibly inspired by foreign regimes, want you to believe in #fake-news. #unfounded #fear is used to spread #illness in the #population and weaken our #society.

Who do you think will benefit from our gullibility?
 

How To Get #Vaccinated Without Your #Parent's Permission


A #vaccination can save your #life. Simple as. But a number of young #people are being denied the opportunity of being immunized because of their parent’s hostility towards vaccinations. While the " #anti- vax movement" remains totally discredited by #science, there has been a hugely damaging resurgence of these ideas in the age of #socialmedia.

Just recently, a #Twitter thread highlighted how #teens in the US are now searching for legal advice on #Reddit because they want to be #immunized against #deadly diseases, but their parents won't provide them with their consent.

Like any #medical treatment, receiving a #vaccine should only be undertaken if the #patient has a full understanding of the #procedure. Many #teenagers around the #world feel like they are #mature and informed enough to make this decision but are not legally considered an #adult yet, so the issue of #consent to medical procedures becomes tricky.

If you are under the age of 18 in the #US, #UK, #Canada, or #Australia (our four largest viewership areas), but you're unable to receive your parent or guardian's consent for a vaccination, here’s everything you need to know.
 
Later posts Earlier posts