Daily Archives: October 5, 2020

Virtual Heart Failure Care No Substitute for the Face-to-Face Visit?

Heart failure clinic volumes have rebounded since the early days of the COVID-19 era with telehealth appointments, but the care delivered virtually was not the same as in-person, a Utah health system found. At a tertiary care heart failure clinic, guideline-directed medical therapy (GDMT) titration overall decreased from in-person visits before COVID (Feb. 18 to March 13 this year) to …

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Nobel prize for medicine goes to discoverers of the hepatitis C virus

By Michael Le Page Harvey Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles RiceNobel Media The 2020 Nobel prize in physiology or medicine has been awarded to Harvey Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles Rice for discoveries about the virus that causes hepatitis C virus. The trio’s work led to treatments for the liver-destroying disease. These discoveries have saved millions of lives worldwide and …

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Covid: 16,000 coronavirus cases missed in daily figures after IT error

Image copyright PA Media A technical glitch that meant nearly 16,000 cases of coronavirus went unreported has delayed efforts to trace contacts of people who tested positive. Public Health England said 15,841 cases between 25 September and 2 October were left out of the UK daily case figures. They were then added in to reach Saturday’s figure of 12,872 new …

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