Tag Archives: Patients

COVID-19 patients can be categorized into three groups

In a new study, researchers identify three clinical COVID-19 phenotypes, reflecting patient populations with different comorbidities, complications and clinical outcomes. The three phenotypes are described in a paper published this week in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by first authors Elizabeth Lusczek and Nicholas Ingraham of University of Minnesota Medical School, US, and colleagues. COVID-19… Read More »

Loxley House gives patients their first COVID-19 shots

GENERAL practitioners in Bathurst are now able to vaccinate residents against COVID-19. On Monday, Loxley House Family Practice’s Dr Vidya Murugiah administered the facility’s first dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine to Stuart Simmons. The 72-year-old said he felt a responsibility to get the vaccine now that it is available and he is eligible. “I think… Read More »

The Digital Transformation of Patients – Update from Rock Health and Stanford

The coronavirus pandemic accelerated digital transformation of organizations, including health care providers. But another patient side-effect of COVID-19 has been the digital transformation of many patients, documented by data gathered by Rock Health and Stanford Center for Digital Health and analyzed in their latest report explaining how the public health crisis accelerated digital health “beyond… Read More »

The medical community harms patients when they fail to engage in political advocacy

Primum non nocere, or “first, do no harm,” is a fundamental principle in the practice of medicine. Physicians vow to do as much when taking the Hippocratic Oath on their first day of medical school. But where does the buck stop?  I posit that we in the medical community harm patients when we fail to… Read More »

FDA Approves Bronchitol (mannitol) Inhalation Powder to Improve Pulmonary Function in Adult Patients with Cystic Fibrosis

FDA Approves Bronchitol (mannitol) Inhalation Powder to Improve Pulmonary Function in Adult Patients with Cystic Fibrosis CARY, N.C., Nov. 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Chiesi USA, Inc., the U.S. affiliate of Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A., an international research-focused healthcare Group (Chiesi Group), received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of Bronchitol (mannitol) inhalation powder. Bronchitol… Read More »

John Ivison: The math of saving lives — Canada’s drug battle leaves patients caught in the middle

Article content continued We feel that everyone is blaming someone else and patients are caught in the middle Vertex has done spectacularly well from Trikafta this year, reporting sales of US$ 918 million in second quarter of this year, from zero last year. That helped the company’s net income to soar 213 per cent year… Read More »