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As of March 9, 2022, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the causative agent of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, has infected more than 446 million people and caused over 6 million deaths worldwide. , with an estimated mortality rate of 1.5%.

Study: A predictive model of COVID-19 hospitalization and survival in a population-based retrospective study. Image Credit: Cryptographer /


COVID-19 vaccines have been shown to reduce hospitalization and death rates. Periods of extended SARS-CoV-2 transmission during the ongoing pandemic, also known as “waves,” have strained hospital resources. This tension is largely due to the unprecedented number of COVID-19 cases requiring intensive care, which have exceeded the capacity of the intensive care unit (ICU).

During these peaks in SARS-CoV-2 transmission, death rates were particularly high due to overburdened healthcare systems. Thus, going forward, rapid risk stratification, planned clinical management, and optimized use of resources are essential in managing the COVID-19 pandemic.

Electronic medical records (EHRs) serve as comprehensive guides for the accurate triage and consistent management of COVID-19 patients. Artificial intelligence has been used to predict the prognosis of patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 using health and demographic data collected from health systems.

However, in most cases, these data are biased, as the proportion of patients with severe episodes of the disease remains low. Therefore, supervised machine learning may not be a balanced model for predicting COVID-19 outcomes.

About the study

A recent study published on the medRxiv* The preprint server presents a new technique to solve imbalanced problems for the effective management of patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 according to comorbidities, age and sex based on data available from the health system. regional in Spain.

Additionally, this technique involved using machine learning to develop models to determine whether a newly diagnosed COVID-19 patient would require hospitalization and predict their prognosis.

As the data was highly unbalanced due to fewer expired and inpatients compared to discharged and outpatients, a new ensemble-based, imbalance-sensitive machine learning method called Identical Partitions for Imbalance Problems (IPIP ) has been proposed. For each question of interest, two IPIP models were created and evaluated with fivefold cross-validation.

Classification of COVID-19 patient subtypes

The present study was conducted between January 4, 2020 and February 4, 2021 and included patients diagnosed with COVID-19, as confirmed by a positive antigen test or reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT) test -PCR) of pharynx or nasal swab specimens.

An exploratory analysis of 86,867 SARS-CoV-2 positive patients showed that 93.7% were outpatients, including 5.4% hospitalized outside of intensive care, while 0.85% were inpatients intensive. The most common symptoms were cough in 49.9% of cases, headache in 38.3% and myalgia in 36%.

The participants were classified into three types. The outpatient prototype was a 38-year-old woman with two affected systems and two chronic conditions, with common comorbidities such as high blood pressure, obesity, asthma, and depression. In comparison, the typical non-ICU hospitalized patient was a 62-year-old male with four affected systems and five chronic pathologies, with more frequent comorbidities.

The prototype ICU patient was a 62-year-old man with three affected systems and five chronic conditions, with the most common comorbidities including high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus, obesity and osteoarthritis. Patients in intensive care had a mortality rate twice as high as hospitalized patients not in intensive care.

Other surveys were conducted to differentiate the survivors from the deceased. The surviving prototype was a 39-year-old female with two affected systems and two chronic pathologies and comorbidities similar to ambulatory patients.

By comparison, the deceased prototype was an 83-year-old man with five affected systems and eight chronic pathologies, of which the most frequent pathology was arterial hypertension (75.64%). Additional comorbidities for this type of patient included diabetes mellitus, depression, osteoarthritis, and obesity.

Three variables, including age, comorbidity, and affected systems, were relevant to a patient’s end state. Increasing age, number of comorbidities, and affected organ systems increased the likelihood of death. A similar relationship could be inferred between outpatients, ICU patients, and non-ICU inpatients.

Males have a higher mortality rate than females. Higher-risk comorbidities included kidney failure, heart failure, stroke, dementia, and ischemic cardiomyopathy. Deaths related to COVID-19 could not be correlated with the presence of asthma, osteoporosis or osteoarthritis.

The accuracy of machine learning models

Several machine learning models were generated to predict patients’ need for hospitalization and their final condition. To deal with unbalanced data, two machine learning algorithms, including logistic regression and random forest, were evaluated with or without considering IPIP.

The model using logistic regression with IPIP (LR-IPIP) provided the best result for predicting a patient’s end state with balanced accuracy. The result showed that the ROC-AUC for the unbalanced dataset predicted by this model was 0.937.

The most important determinants of the end state of patients using the RL-IPIP model included age, sexual obesity, osteoarthritis, and number of affected systems.

A training dataset was used to develop a hospitalization need assessment model and a test dataset was used for its evaluation. The LR-IPIP model gave the best results.

Using the RL-IPIP model, the need for hospitalization was predicted with a balanced accuracy of 0.72 for the balanced dataset and between 0.71 and 0.73 for the unbalanced datasets. The ROC-AUC for the unbalanced dataset predicted by this model was 0.746. Age, sex, kidney failure, depression and number of chronic diseases were relevant characteristics obtained by the RL-IPIP model.

Importance of features for final models. NSA is the number of affected systems and NCD is the number of chronic diseases.


The current study developed and analyzed machine learning-based models that could predict the end state of patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 with high accuracy, as well as assess the need for hospitalization of patients with reasonable accuracy. Additionally, the class imbalance was resolved by developing a new algorithm called IPIP.

The proposed LR-IPIP model could be used to effectively manage COVID-19 patients who have limited access to healthcare resources. The predictive models, along with corresponding web apps, are accessible on GitHub for future use in future waves of COVID-19 or other viral respiratory illnesses.

*Important Notice

medRxiv publishes preliminary scientific reports that are not peer-reviewed and, therefore, should not be considered conclusive, guide clinical practice/health-related behaviors, or treated as established information.

Democrats aim to reset national legislative agenda after Biden speech Mon, 07 Mar 2022 11:04:00 +0000

US President Joe Biden announces new measures requiring the government to buy more American-made products during remarks in the South Court auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House in Washington, US, on March 4, 2022. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

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WASHINGTON, March 7 (Reuters) – Congressional Democrats will try this week to start salvaging unfinished parts of U.S. President Joe Biden’s national agenda and respond to voter demands to fight inflation while bolstering high-income jobs technology to compete with China.

Biden, in his State of the Union address last week, outlined a more moderate course after a year of spending about $3 trillion to tame the COVID-19 pandemic and invest in improving health conditions. infrastructure.

It’s up to the president and his fellow Democrats in Congress to figure out how to unite the party’s warring progressive and centrist wings on a narrower round of domestic investments now that his $1.75 billion “Build Back Better” initiative is in ruins.

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The sweeping move would have reshaped American society, helping families with child and elder care costs, subsidizing early education, and many other initiatives, such as renewing a tax credit Expanded Children’s Playground for low-income families.

Biden has provided some pretty strong clues about where he would now like to see Congress move in the months leading up to the Nov. 8 election that will determine whether his party retains control of the House of Representatives and Senate.

Priorities include reducing the high cost of prescription drugs such as insulin, fighting climate change through tax incentives to make homes and businesses more energy efficient while weaning Americans off gas-guzzling cars. increasingly expensive gasoline and raising taxes on corporations and the wealthy to pay for these initiatives.

In a speech to the Senate on Thursday, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat, took the lead from Biden in calling for “cutting costs while building on wage and job growth” from the government. past year.

Senate Republicans, however, could block some of these initiatives, challenging Democrats to use a special procedure known as “reconciliation” to pass legislation without their support.

Democrats will try to chart the way forward at their annual retreats this week. Biden is expected to make his case to senators during a retreat in Washington on Wednesday and Friday in a final session of a three-day meeting of House Democrats in Philadelphia.

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MD&M West 2022 on 3D printing, biomaterials, robotics, digital health Thu, 03 Mar 2022 21:13:15 +0000

Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West, the largest medtech event in North America and hosted annually by Informa Markets – Engineering, unveils its educational programming for Design. Engineer. To construct. Conference. Speakers include experts from Medtronic, NXT Biomedical, Canary Medical, Galen Robotics, Edward Life Sciences, Philips, Tech Coast Angels, Stryker, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, AtriCure and UCLA BioDesign. Additionally, four partners – MedtechWomen, the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), Chemical Angel Network (CAN), and the Society of Plastics Engineers – Medical Plastics Division – will discuss the latest in the development of medtech, medical plastics, quality, and regulatory products at the two-day 9-title conference.

Taking place at the Anaheim Convention Center from April 12-14, 2022, MD&M West is one of five co-located trademarks for the one-stop-shop event called “IME West”, which also includes WestPack, Automation Technology Expo (ATX) West, Design & Manufacturing (D&M) West and Plastec West.

Mike Guerra, CEO of California Life Sciences (CLS), said of the event, “Coming together at this event will help the medical device community connect through educational sessions and discover new business partnerships on the exhibition floor, which is critical to our industry’s mission advancement.As medical device technology evolves in the life sciences sector, in-person connection is essential to accelerate the adoption of new technologies and new work processes that will improve the delivery of patient care.We are proud to partner with MD&M West and look forward to supporting the upcoming event that will help drive the science industry forward. the life.

Adrienne Zepeda, Group Events Director, MD&M West, added, “Even amid unprecedented challenges, we continue to see vital new innovations and exciting partnerships emerge that are fueling the multi-hundred-billion dollar industry. We are so proud to announce our conference partners who are to take the stage and share valuable insights and equip our attendees with sought-after solutions to improve product speed to market, inject new materials and technologies into devices, strengthen relationships with industry and accelerate trade.

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Panel: Development of innovative medical devices for dynamic market segments

MedtechWomen (Tuesday April 12, 4:00 p.m.)

New ideas, new scientific discoveries and new manufacturing technologies are generating new products and changing the way these products are designed and developed. The COVID-19 pandemic has imposed intense challenges on design and engineering teams, tasking them with rapidly pivoting products while simultaneously reinventing teamwork via remote access. Meanwhile, the growth of connected and data-driven products is expanding the range of skills and resources needed to produce the average medical device. Join our panel of industry experts who will discuss the challenges and opportunities of building market-leading products through emerging and rapidly changing applications.

Speakers from Dyad Engineering, UserWise, Materna Medical, Beacon Launch Partners and Simplexity Product Development.

Keynote: The science of predictive healthcare and the role of nano-polymers and medical plastics.

MiniTec by SPE (Tuesday, April 12, 8:00 a.m.)

Predictive medicine has its roots in early warning systems and early detection by diagnosis. Prognostic devices are a new breed of diagnostic devices that not only detect and diagnose disease, but predict and in many ways prevent the onset of disease. Imagine a point-of-care device that can detect BNP, a cardiac marker produced by the heart in minute amounts before the onset of arrhythmia. Then the doctor can prevent the disease by modifying the patient’s lifestyle, diet, and exercise. Early forays into predictive medicine more than a decade ago have spawned a new generation of predictive methods and prognostic medical devices. ctDNA liquid biopsy techniques (which detect cancer at very early stages and can pinpoint the location of the tumor) and metabolomic biosensors (which prevent strokes through a combination of bioelectronics, data science and IA) to tumor-hunting nanobots and scissor-based CRISPR (which snuff out faulty genes before disease onset), these methodologies are making expert-level preventative care accessible to millions of people at risk. Even in the Covid-19 pandemic, medical-grade plastics have had a significant impact – the most exciting development is the use of medical nano-polymers formed into carriers that prevent the mRNA vaccine from being destroyed by the body’s own defenses before they can do their job! The driving force behind all of this is Medical Plastics.

Speaker from mFluiDx.

Debate: Maintaining a Validated State for Connected Medical Devices, SaMD and DTx in the Age of Chaotic Innovation

AAMI (Wednesday, April 13, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

From AI/ML to smartphones to cloud computing and web services, MedTech faces a growing imperative to leverage these technologies to support essential functions of a regulated medical device. The medical device manufacturer that creates and operates these new technologies admirably emphasizes continuous improvement, but is often not compatible with traditional MedTech approaches to regulated change management. As engineers, regulators and scientists, we can no longer ignore this uncomfortable truth. Instead, we need to adapt to a new set of software architectural approaches, best practices, and systems thinking, taking a more modern approach to device security and what validated state means.

Speakers from Philips and Orthogonal.

Keynote: Innovation Requirements: More than Materials Science and Biomedical Engineering

Chemical Angel Network (Wednesday, April 13, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

The three-legged stool of medical device innovation requires great technical ability, of course, but also a deep understanding of the associated medicine (anatomy, pathology, procedural knowledge, outcomes, standards of care, clinical trials) and innovation business (patents, fundraising, management, strategy). These elements will be highlighted as the story of the development of the TAVR is told; the twists and turns of technological challenges, patents, difficult fundraising, difficult regulators and difficult strategic choices. Join industry-leading innovator Stanton Rowe as he discusses:

  • How to think about customer needs when customers don’t know what they need

  • Barriers to innovation – some technical, some market related
  • If you know the customer you serve, decisions about strategy are so much easier

Speaker from NXT Biomedical

Diagnostic Product Development – From Concept to Market

Lishan Aklog, MD, President and CEO, PAVmed Inc. (Tuesday, April 12, 4:00 p.m.)

The healthcare system has been enhanced post-Covid with a newly formed and expansive market for diagnostic tests that meets the needs of patients, clinical staff and, most importantly, payers. Home diagnostics is here to stay, but taking an IVD product from concept development to market is fraught with many questions and challenges. Join industry expert Dr. Lishan Aklog as he shares both trials and successes and gives you ideas on how to avoid problem areas.

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Institute of Infectious Diseases of the Institute of Human Virology Thu, 03 Mar 2022 04:18:20 +0000

BALTIMORE, March 3, 2022—The University of Maryland School of Medicine Institute of Human Virologya Global Virus Network (GVN) Center of excellence, physician researchers played a collaborative role in the successful transplant last month of a genetically modified pig heart into a patient with end-stage heart disease by creating strategies for monitoring pathogens and developing an infection prevention strategy for this important, unprecedented medical advance.

“Complications from infectious diseases are always a concern in the field of organ transplantation, whether they are infections related to the recipient or the donor, which in this case remarkably happens to be a pig,” said Kapil Saharia, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Chief of the Solid Organ Transplant Infectious Diseases Service at the University of Maryland Medical Center. “We are excited to work synergistically on this one-of-a-kind transplant by innovating in laboratory tests and protocols that enable monitoring of potential infections derived from pig donors. »

To reduce the risk of infection, the donor pig was raised in a disease-free laboratory environment and screened for many known porcine pathogens before being brought to the laboratory. Although all pigs are known to have the endogenous porcine retrovirus, researchers had not detected any transmission to humans or non-human primates in previous studies.

Procedures that transfer tissues or organs from one type of animal to another are known as xenotransplantations. The Cardiac Xenotransplantation Program of UMSOM, led by Bartley Griffith, MD, Thomas E. and Alice Marie Hales Emeritus Professor of Transplant Surgery at UMSOM, and Muhammad M. Mohiuddin, MDProfessor of Surgery at UMSOM, has tapped into the world renowned Institute to preemptively minimize any possible risk of potential infection.

“The quality of support from IHV for our experimental surgery has been of great help to us,” said Dr. Griffith. “Our preoperative preparation and postoperative pathogen monitoring has been a significant pathway to discovery and treatment.

Dr Mohuiddin said: “Although the evidence is lacking, there is real concern about porcine pathogens causing disease in humans. We will continue to follow the patient carefully with the help of the IHV for zoonotic diseases.

Robert C. Gallo, MD, Homer & Martha Gudelsky Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Co-Founder and Director of the Institute of Human Virology at UMSOM, and Co-Founder and International Scientific Director of the GVN said: “Nearly four years ago, the xenotransplantation group came to see us at the Institute of Human Virology for our expertise, in particular related to human retroviruses which are not unlike that of pigs. Dr. Gallo is world famous for his discovery of the first human retroviruses.

Using what other researchers have published on the porcine retrovirus, researchers at the Institute of Human Virology have developed an in-house PCR test that will be used to screen the organ recipient for the virus. The test will be used to monitor the exposure of healthcare workers to this retrovirus over the coming months. The test will also be used for research animal studies needed to advance this procedure to possible clinical trials. These infectious disease doctors will also monitor the patient for any signs of another opportunistic infection due to taking immunosuppressants.

As a prerequisite for emergency clearance from the FDA, the team developed a hospital infection prevention plan for the University of Maryland Medical Center. The doctors who designed the program included Dr. Saharia, Anthony Harris, MD, MPH, professor of epidemiology and public health and division chief of health care outcomes research at the University of Maryland School of Medicine; Surbhi Leekha, MBBS, MPH, associate professor of epidemiology and public health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and medical director of infection control and hospital epidemiology at the University of Maryland Medical Center; and Michelle Harris Williams, director of infection prevention at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

“Given that this xenotransplantation was performed as part of life-saving surgery, it was difficult to develop workflows to minimize risk to our healthcare providers and hospital staff, as well as other patients. “, said Dr. Saharia. “We have no precedent for xenotransplantation in a clinical setting, so we worked closely with our own infection control epidemiologists to develop a plan that was safe for everyone involved.”

The infection prevention plan used disposable equipment where possible and rigorous disinfection protocols. Additionally, healthcare facilities are instructed to use enhanced contact precautions when caring for the patient, which includes wearing gloves, gowns, and proper hand hygiene, as well as face masks and eye protection due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. To further reduce risk, patient specimens are hand-delivered to the laboratory and handled in the same manner as other highly infectious agents.

“We are happy to be part of a team led by Drs. Mohiuddin and Griffith over the past few years. This is certainly a milestone in the history of organ transplantation,” said Shyam Kottilil, MBBS, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine and Director of the Division of Clinical Care and Research at the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Senior Scientific Advisor to the GVN. “We will continue to work hand-in-hand with the team to ensure safety and improve clinical outcomes for this patient and others in the future.”

Anthony Amoroso, MD, The Professor of Medicine, Associate Chief of Infectious Diseases and Head of Clinical Care Programs at the University of Maryland Medical School Institute of Human Virology, said, “It’s very exciting that we can work in collaboration to support a pioneering achievement. of Drs. Griffith and Muhammad bringing xenotransplantation into the clinical arena.

Dr. Gallo added, “I would like to congratulate my colleagues in the Department of Surgery, its manager, Dr. Christine Lau, and the other people who contributed to the success of this transplant. Also, in particular, I congratulate the team of our Institute of Drs. Saharia, Kottilil and Amoroso and their colleagues, for their unwavering commitment to supporting this important program and their continued contribution to this unprecedented infectious disease control and detection program, especially in the face of a challenging immunocompromised clinical environment.

About the Institute of Human Virology

Formed in 1996 as a partnership between the State of Maryland, the City of Baltimore, the University System of Maryland, and the University of Maryland Medical System, IHV is an institute of the College of Medicine in the University of Maryland and is home to some of the most recognized and globally recognized experts in all of virology. IHV combines the disciplines of basic research, epidemiology and clinical research in a concerted effort to accelerate the discovery of diagnostics and therapies for a wide variety of chronic and life-threatening viral and immune disorders, including HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter @IHVmaryland.

About University of Maryland Medical School

Now in its third century, the University of Maryland Medical School was incorporated in 1807 as the first public medical school in the United States. It continues today to be one of the world’s fastest growing leading biomedical research enterprises – with 46 academic departments, centers, institutes and programs, and a faculty of more than 3,000 physicians, scientists and allied health professionals, including members. of the National Academy of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences, and a two-time distinguished recipient of the Albert E. Lasker Award in Medical Research. With an operating budget of over $1.2 billion, the School of Medicine works closely with the University of Maryland Medical Center and Medical System to provide intensive research, academic, and clinical care to nearly 2 million patients each year. The School of Medicine has nearly $600 million in extramural funding, with most of its academic departments ranking highly among all medical schools in the nation for research funding. As one of seven professional schools that make up the University of Maryland, Baltimore campus, the School of Medicine has a total population of nearly 9,000 faculty and staff, including 2,500 students, trainees, residents and fellows. The combined medical school and medical system (“University of Maryland Medicine”) has an annual budget of more than $6 billion and an economic impact of nearly $20 billion on the state and local community. The School of Medicine, which ranks 8th among public medical schools in terms of research productivity (according to the Association of American Medical Colleges profile) is an innovator in translational medicine, with 606 active patents and 52 start-up companies. In the last US News and World Report ranking of best medical schools, released in 2021, UM School of Medicine is ranked #9 among 92 public medical schools in the United States and among the top 15% (#27) of 192 public and private medical schools in the United States. The School of Medicine works locally, nationally and globally, with research and treatment facilities in 36 countries around the world. To visit

Veterinary Biochemistry Analyzers Market Previous Research, In-Depth Analysis and Current Data with Abaxis Europe, AMS Alliance – company ethos Wed, 02 Mar 2022 14:47:18 +0000

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How the Philadelphia pandemic of 1793 foreshadowed the social problems of the COVID-19 era Sat, 26 Feb 2022 15:00:00 +0000

The last two years of the pandemic have laid bare a deep misunderstanding of public health among our compatriots. As evidenced by the widespread and conspiratorial resistance to vaccination – as well as the constant trickle of misinformation about the pandemic, from social media, pundits and podcasters – contemporary Americans might seem to possess little understanding of statistics, biology and of the scientific method.

Yet it turns out that this distinct mark of medical ignorance is nothing new. On the contrary, it’s as American as apple pie. More than 200 years ago, one of the most famous doctors of the revolutionary period made the exact same logical error as Joe Rogan, who falsely attributed his recovery from Covid to a ‘kitchen sink’ cocktail of drugs and snake oil supplements.

The doctor in Rogan’s mold was founding father Benjamin Rush, the “father of American psychiatry”, who despite his medical genius mistakenly believed that yellow fever could be treated with bleeds and purges. Many of Rush’s colleagues urged him to see the error in his ways, but Rush literally practiced what he preached. The experience of treating his own infection, as he described it, was heartbreaking. His student “bled me profusely and gave me a dose of mercurial medicine,” Rush said. Although his fever initially subsided, it later returned and Rush’s pupil “bled me again… The next day the fever left me, but in such a weak state that I woke up two successive nights with an illness that threatened the extinction of my life.”

Yet Rush eventually recovered and, like Rogan, falsely attributed this to his dangerous methods.

Rush’s ordeal occurred during one of the most significant crises of America’s early years as a fledgling republic. A yellow fever epidemic hit Philadelphia in 1793 – at the very start of President George Washington’s second term – and the American public was terrified.

Although no one knew at the time, yellow fever had been brought to American shores from Cap Français to Santo Domingo (now Haiti). Among the French colonial refugees and their slaves who invaded the ports fleeing a slave insurrection, there were individuals who had been bitten by mosquitoes carrying the yellow fever virus. Mosquitoes themselves were also among their ranks, transmitting more of the deadly disease with each new bite.

It was Rush himself who recognized the disease pattern and declared that there was an epidemic. Philadelphia had a population of around 50,000, most of them clustered in houses near the harbor. Between late August and early September of that year, the infection spread rapidly through the community, whose panicked residents tried to flee for their lives.

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It’s no surprise that poor Philadelphians were less fortunate than their wealthier counterparts. While most Common Council members fled for their lives, Mayor Matthew Clarkson stayed and led efforts to establish hospitals, food banks and other facilities to help those infected and others who suffered and had been left behind. The federal government did not have the resources at that time to provide significant assistance; Moreover, even if it was, the prevailing political philosophy in America was that local governments should take responsibility for helping people. Within the narrow limits allowed to him, Clarkson actively used his political power to try to help people.

Yet the question of How? ‘Or’ What to help people was not cut and dried. Scientists at that time did not understand the cause of infectious diseases. Some scientists believed that diseases were the result of miasma or bad odors such as those produced by corpses, biological waste, and other disease-carrying substances. Others believed that diseases were passed from person to person and were brought here by ships. Notably, neither side was entirely incorrect: the disease was linked to something people find disgusting (insects) and had been imported. Much like the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, people have interpreted existing scientific knowledge in politically practical ways. Democratic-Republicans, who lamented cities and wanted a rural America, supported the miasma theory because they could then blame the pandemic on the unhealthy physical climate of cities. Federalists, who were xenophobic, blamed the ships because it reinforced their anti-immigrant ethos. The parallel with today’s political parties, and who they blame (rightly or wrongly) for various aspects of the pandemic, is striking.

These divergent views manifested themselves then, as now, in different political approaches. Rush was a Democratic Republican and urged city officials to focus on improving sanitation to make Philadelphia cleaner. The city government rejected Rush’s ideas and instead isolated the infected patients. The quarantine proved unpopular, as every ship that approached the city was subject to mandatory quarantines and sick people were isolated from healthy people. Taking the lead from Philadelphia’s leaders, other cities have also imposed controversial quarantine policies. Other major port cities like New York and Baltimore have imposed their own quarantines for people and goods arriving from Philadelphia. While cities sent food and money to help those infected, many also refused to accept refugees. And there were about 20,000 refugees, as Philadelphians fled en masse to escape the disease.

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The pandemic has also brought out ugly bigotry. Just as hate crimes against Asian Americans skyrocketed when President Donald Trump and other political leaders blamed China for COVID-19, many Americans blamed African Americans during the fever pandemic. yellow. Some doctors claimed that blacks were immune to the disease because of their race (they actually died at rates comparable to whites), while others singled out black nurses who exploited sick people for the crisis while ignoring that many white nurses were doing the same thing. .

When the dust finally settled on the pandemic, 10% of Philadelphia’s population had perished from yellow fever, or about 500 people. In the process, he exposed many of the same cracks in American society that have been exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

All this to say that Americans may not have changed much. Indeed, the Americans in 1793 designated similar scapegoats for their pandemic; found similar fake remedies; and reveled in medical practices just as bad as their 2020s counterparts. There is perhaps more truth than we care to admit in Marx’s old maxim that history repeats itself – first as tragedy , then as a stuffing.

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Citadel Health: Pandemic highlights urgency of data revolution Wed, 23 Feb 2022 06:53:00 +0000

LONDON, February 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — David Wellsthe biomedical scientist who led NHS England’s COVID-19 testing response, says the scale and impact of the pandemic highlights the urgent need to reshape diagnostics around the world.

Mr Wells led the NHS campaign to create a national testing service from scratch as the pandemic took hold. The respected industry leader, who recently joined Citadel Health UK’s advisory board, says the outbreak proves that pathologists must lead a data-driven revolution to bring clinical health systems into the 21st century.

“Using data-rich laboratory information management systems (LIMS), pathologists can reshape healthcare with patients firmly at the center. As pathologists, we are uniquely positioned to lead this change – the LIMS Citadel is at the forefront of large-scale patient flow improvements across disparate disciplines and vast geographies.”

NHS England recently announced requirements to share results across previously rigid healthcare boundaries. NHS Wales has also taken steps towards future-proof interoperability via a LIMS from health technology leaders Citadel Health which will create the UK’s largest laboratory information management system – managing over 35 million tests per year in 21 pathology laboratories, supporting every hospital, clinic and general practitioner nationwide.

By seamlessly linking radiology, oncology, pathology and general practices, healthcare systems can address pandemic-induced hospital backlogs. More accurate and integrated diagnostics could also serve as an early warning for future pandemics or help uncover previously unknown genetic links to conditions, Wells said.

“When it was my turn to roll out the covid antibody test nationwide, we did it in just two weeks. Harnessing that positive attitude and maintaining that appetite for collaboration across organizations, disciplines, and trusts could Rapidly transforming diagnostics networks nationwide Society wins too – if you can keep people out of hospital, you can save millions of pounds through ground-breaking changes in diagnostics.

CEO of the Citadel group Marc McConnell says the pandemic has exposed both the shortcomings of the UK healthcare system and the bold vision for future improvements building on Citadel’s experience and expertise.

“We commend NHS Wales for taking such a progressive step towards integrating diagnostic services and look forward to UK patients benefiting from our proven experience. We have seen the Covid pandemic place unprecedented demands on clinical trial services around the world, strengthening the case for the transformation of digital services in healthcare systems to meet changing needs”.

To note: David Wells and Marc McConnell are available for interview.

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Citadel Health provides simple, integrated technology to seamlessly access complete medical records, enabling better treatment journeys and better patient care. By combining specialty, location, and service information in one place, Citadel’s platforms improve workflows for healthcare professionals. Proven experience in Clinical Data Management and Specialty Pathology (LIMS), Radiology (RIS), Oncology (OIMS) and Maternity Information Systems (MIS) make Citadel Health trusted experts in health software connectivity.

Vet school farrier promotes science-based approach to hoof care Sat, 19 Feb 2022 19:27:43 +0000
Shane Westman at work at the UC Davis Center for Equine Health. © UC Davis

A farrier from UC Davis Veterinary Hospital has completed a Graduate Diploma in Equine Locomotor Research (GradDip ELR) by the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), London.

Shane Westman is only the second farrier in the western United States to boast this title, the other being Tim Shannon.

Westman completed the program in three years while overcoming complications caused by the Covid-19 pandemic which interrupted class schedules and limited travel.

Farriery has always been rooted in practice-based approaches, often largely reliant on visual observations and anecdotal evidence, but there is a movement to bring more data-based science to the art of hoof care. horses, and Westman is a big proponent of that.

The RVC course provides participants with scientific and academic skills to produce original research at the highest professional level. Topics range from academic writing and communication skills to data processing and analysis.

Westman said her goal is to use her new skills to help her in her day-to-day college practice. “Combining these objective approaches with state-of-the-art equipment at a state-of-the-art facility like the UC Davis Veterinary Hospital could help expand the knowledge base of what we do as farriers.”

The final module of the course asks participants to undertake an original research project. Westman’s study, “Effect of a fiberglass and methyl methacrylate sun shoe casting technique on the stabilization of type III distal phalanx fractures”, investigated a shoe casting technique for stabilizing the coffin bone fractures. This new approach is a technique he learned from a fellow farrier specializing in racehorses.

UC Davis Veterinary Hospital farrier Shane Westman with a Center for Equine Health teaching herd horse.
UC Davis Veterinary Hospital farrier Shane Westman with a horse from the Center for Equine Health teaching herd. © UC Davis

Westman said it has been used successfully in the clinic, but the purpose of his study was to collect data to determine if the glue and fiberglass material that is bonded to the sole of the hoof and the wall of the hoof (not just wrapped around the hoof) stabilized the bone in the hoof capsule. He plans to submit his findings to the journal veterinary surgery.

To carry out this research, Westman worked closely with UC Davis equine surgery residents, Drs. Tom Cullen, Thomas Bergstrom and Lisa Edwards, under the direction of research engineer Tanya Garcia-Nolen, under the mentorship of Dr. Susan Stover, director of the JD Wheat Veterinary Orthopedic Research Laboratory.

The knowledge Westman gains through this program will enable UC Davis veterinary students, residents, faculty, and patients to access advanced approaches to clinical care.

“I want to use this new knowledge and the tools and resources I have at college to expand the knowledge base of what we do as farriers,” Westman said. “I really enjoy helping students, residents, and faculty with ideas for research and implementation, and look forward to being a more valuable contributor to the team.”

the UC Davis Farrier Shop at the hospital’s Large Animal Clinic (LAC) is integral to providing high-level diagnostics and state-of-the-art therapeutic services to UC Davis clients.

BAC director Dr. Bret McNabb praised Westman’s passion for therapeutic farriery. “We are fortunate to have someone on our team whose interests and dedication to equine podiatry serve our clients in providing world-class care for their horses while providing unique educational opportunities for future veterinarians.”

Farrier services at UC Davis will be further integrated with equine care at UC Davis in upcoming Veterinary Medical Center Equine Performance and Rehabilitation Center. This soon-to-be-built, state-of-the-art equine medical facility at UC Davis will create the world’s most advanced center for maintaining the health and fitness of performance and leisure horses. A key feature of this center will be the incorporation of a new farrier’s shop located adjacent to clinical facilities to provide immediate access to advanced hoof care.

The UC Davis Center for Equine Health provided partial support for Westman’s training.

AIISH organizes a national meeting on communication Sat, 19 Feb 2022 13:14:41 +0000
  • More than five million people have speech and hearing impairments, says health mission director
  • Prestigious prayer distinctions awarded

Mysore/Mysore: A two-day 53rd National Conference of Indian Speech Language and Hearing Association (ISHA), Mysuru Chapter, has started in All India Institute of Speech and Hearing (AIISH), Manasagangothri campus this morning.

The event, titled ISHACON, started at AIISH’s Knowledge Park and is organized by the Mysuru Indian Speech Language and Hearing Association (MyISHA). Over 1,300 delegates are attending the event which will feature over 16 plenary lectures, 36 oral presentations of research papers and 115 poster presentations.

Vikas Sheel, Additional Secretary and Mission Director (National Health Mission), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), New Delhi, opened the conference in virtual mode. In his address, Vikas Sheel said that more than five million citizens have communication disorders.

“However, this number was underestimated in the 2011 census. Many conditions that cause disability are not captured in the census classification for disability. Therefore, the estimated number may be much higher than the national census figures,” he said.

It also shows the breadth of issues that speech-language pathologists and audiologists need to focus on to meet the needs of those who require your health care services. “In fact, the 2017 WHO report shows that people with disabilities do not have access to quality health care due to inadequate infrastructure or inadequate skills of the health care provider. These people need and deserve the same quality of services as other non-disabled people because the added disability impairs their daily functioning,” noted Vikas Sheel.

There are many opportunities to expand services, research and design, innovations and advocacy in the field of speech-language pathology and audiology. Over the next few decades, this profession will flourish as an epicenter of groundbreaking research and rehabilitation services. The government is promoting the development of indigenous technology and entrepreneurship through the “Start Up India” and “Make in India” campaigns, the director of the health mission said.

In his keynote address, Dr. M. Jayaram, former Dean of NIMHANS and Speech-Language Pathologist who served as Director of AIISH for six years, explained how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the education sector and training in lifelong learning. speech and hearing.

“It has irrevocably damaged the training of students in the clinical field. Students not being on campus to do their clinical work and the continued decline in the clinical population present almost to the point of disappearance, has affected the clinical training of students,” he noted.

“Training institutions in India should conduct short intensive clinical training programs in areas where they have greater expertise, to help students. National institutions like AIISH need to show leadership. Affected students should also make visible efforts to redress the situation,” he added.

On occasion, Dr. Jayaram assumed the office of ISHA President from Dr. Y. Krishna, Professor, MAHE, Manipal.

At the conference, three eminent personalities in the field of speech and hearing were honored with prestigious oration awards in recognition of their contribution to the field – Dr. M. Pushpavathi, Director, AIISH, received the Dr. N. Rathna Oration award, Dr. U. Ajith Kumar, Professor of Audiology received the Prof. S. Kameswaran Endowment Oration award and S. Rajapandian received the Prof. RK Oza Oration award. Dr. Kalyani Mandke, Director, Mandke Hearing Services, Pune, received the ‘Bharat Award’ in recognition of her service as President of ISHA in 2011-12.

DaVita Clinical Research Study Reveals Effectiveness of Common COVID-19 Vaccines at Parity for Patients with Kidney Failure Thu, 17 Feb 2022 11:04:00 +0000

DENVER, February 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Dialysis patients who received an adenovirus vector-based COVID-19 vaccine (Johnson & Johnson) had similar rates of breakthrough infection, hospitalization and mortality as dialysis patients who received a mRNA-based vaccine (Pfizer/BioNTech), according to a DaVita Clinical Research (DCR) study published online ahead of print by the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

“Vaccination remains the most effective way to prevent serious illness from COVID-19 for dialysis patients,” said Dr. steven brunelli, MCSE, Vice President of DCR. “Our observations provide assurance that adenovirus vector-based COVID-19 vaccination, such as that produced by Johnson & Johnson, is an effective clinical strategy to help protect these patients from COVID-19 and from hospitalization or associated mortality.

More than 500,000 people in the United States who have been diagnosed with end-stage renal disease (ESKD) are receiving life-saving dialysis care. Due to underlying health conditions that compromise their immune systems, these patients are at increased risk for COVID-19. While mRNA vaccines have been shown to be effective in dialysis patients, researchers have sought to understand the effectiveness of adenovirus vector-based vaccines, as patients may receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine due to its availability or its personal choice.

To assess the effectiveness of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in dialysis patients, the researchers matched patients who had received this vaccine with those who had received Pfizer/BioNTech. A total of 2,572 matched pairs were evaluated from February 27, 2021 at September 28, 2021. The study found no difference in COVID-19 infection rates among patients treated with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine compared to the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine during the first six months after vaccination.

The study further demonstrates that both vaccines were equally effective in helping to reduce the risk of hospitalization and death in the event of a breakthrough infection.

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, DCR has conducted several studies to better understand how the novel coronavirus behaves in medically vulnerable patients with ESKD. Related research efforts also include the first large study demonstrating clinical efficacy of COVID-19 mRNA vaccines in ESKD patients.

To view the study in full, visit online ahead of print by the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. To learn more about DaVita Clinical Research, visit

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DaVita Clinical Research (DCR), a wholly owned subsidiary of DaVita Inc., is the research arm of DaVita. DCR innovates through retrospective research aimed at improving clinical outcomes. DCR assists pharmaceutical and medical device companies in the design, recruitment and execution of clinical trials using its network of renal research sites. To learn more about DCR, visit

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DaVita (NYSE: DVA) is a comprehensive kidney care provider focused on transforming care to improve the quality of life for patients around the world. The company is one of the largest providers of kidney care services in the United States and has been a leader in clinical quality and innovation for more than 20 years. DaVita strives to help increase equitable access to care for patients at every step and stage of their kidney health journey, from slowing the progression of kidney disease to streamlining the transplant process, from acute hospital care to home dialysis. From December 31, 2021, DaVita has served 203,000 patients at 2,815 ambulatory dialysis centers in the United States. The company operated 339 additional outpatient dialysis centers in ten countries around the world. DaVita has reduced hospitalizations, improved mortality, and worked collaboratively to propel the kidney care community to adopt an equitable, high-quality standard of care for all patients, everywhere. To learn more, visit

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