Quality of Care and Cost Effectiveness: Optimization of Wound Care in the Netherlands
Wouter Brekelmans, MD, Boudewijn LS Borger van der Burg, MD and Rigo Hoencamp, MD, PhD
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: August 30, 2021
Recently Brekelmans, et al. analyzed a new “fast-track “protocol, the intervention “fast track protocol” was implemented to shorten the time to referral of patients when the need for diagnostic test was deemed necessary because of the suspicion of underlying pathology preventing wound healing. This sub-analysis of a cross-sectional study presents the cost reduction, using that “fast track protocol”. Our conservative estimate is that between approximately €135.000.000 and €293.000...
Aging Management Strategies during the COVID-19 Epidemic Crisis in the Republic of Costa Rica
Roberth S Gutiérrez-Murillo
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: August 20, 2021
The purpose of this investigation was to examine the current hygienist interventions followed by the Republic of Costa Rica, in the context of COVID-19’s combat and prevention in the aged population. This investigation featured a documentary analysis, with qualitative slant and analytical-descriptive approach. Comprehensive lectures were conducted on specific national guidelines; epidemiological bulletins; specific health regulations for COVID-19; strategies, guidelines and recommendations; se...
Supporting the Frontline Workers during COVID-19 Pandemic: The Role of Non-Clinicians and Lessons Learned
Bhavana K, MD, Puneet Khanna, MD and Abhishek Singh, MD
Article Type: Short Communication | First Published: August 05, 2021
In a population of health care workers with a soaring level of burnout, this pandemic had the effect of rubbing salt to wound. The frontline workers were not only required to take this extra load, but their numbers had dwindled by illness, quarantine, and death. Though most of the focus during the pandemic has been related to clinical information, morbidity, mortality, and treatment strategies, there have been only a few reports highlighting the critical roles played by organizational leaders wh...
Coagulation and Immune Characteristics in a COVID-19 Case
Zhijun Zhu, Kaiming Hu and Mei Zhu
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: July 28, 2021
An outbreak of respiratory illness, officially named Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), has spread rapidly worldwide. The domestic situation has been controlled, now the resumption of production and work as well as people's normal life has been accelerating. We focused this article on laboratory changes in the infection confirmed case of COVID-19 hospitalized to clarify the immune characterizations and coagulation system. Coagulation dysfunction is common in patient with COVID-19, especially f...