Tag Archives: Experience

The post COVID Italian telehealth experience

When the COVID-19 emergency struck Italy, Lombardy was one of the hardest hit regions. All inpatient admissions in the area for non-COVID patients were stopped in a bid to prevent the contagion spreading. But this caused a potentially dangerous dilemma for the region’s Foundation IRCCS Carlo Besta Neurological Institute, which hosts around 6,000 inpatient and… Read More »

How some of the sickest COVID-19 patients are being saved by an out-of-body lung experience

Ventilators have failed to help and death looks imminent, but for some of Canada’s sickest COVID-19 patients, there is another, out of-body option. Several were recently connected to what amounts to an artificial lung sitting next to their beds, technology that has saved at least two people so far. The extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) machines… Read More »

Searching for Words and Answers: A Couple’s Lewy Body Dementia Experience

Randal G. was always a strong public speaker. “I was a person used to giving an hour-long presentation to 400 people with minimal notes. Everything flowed,” Randal says. But in 2011, when he was 55 years old, something changed. During a speech for his consulting business, he couldn’t find the right words to say. He… Read More »

Doctors’ beliefs about treatment affect patients’ experience of pain

New research finds that the placebo effect may be socially contagious. In other words, a doctor’s beliefs about whether or not a pain treatment will work can exert a subtle influence on how much pain the patient will actually experience. Share on PinterestA doctor’s display of confidence in a treatment may make it more effective.… Read More »

Students Experience Rural and Urban Pharmacy Care with Exchange Program – Pharmacy Times

Caring for patients in a rural community is vastly different than in a city, and students at 2 universities had a chance to see the differences firsthand, earlier this year. After months of planning, the Health Equity Leadership Program allowed pharmacy students from Howard University in Washington, D.C. and from the University of Wyoming (UW)… Read More »

Jerusalem syndrome: Spiritual experience or psychiatric condition?

Jerusalem Syndrome: Spiritual experience or psychiatric condition? Medical Mysteries and Marvels: Tourists visiting the city of Jerusalem are experiencing a strange condition that psychiatrists have dubbed ‘Jerusalem syndrome.’ The idea is that the city somehow triggers a reaction where the tourists begin thinking of themselves as historical, religious characters. But health professionals don’t view these… Read More »