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In Global News: Marathons, Snapchat for Surgery, and Running Two Rooms

Friday, July 14, 2017

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Claire Vernon

Patient Care

A father administered CPR to his infant son in the car ride to the hospital in Mumbai, India, for complications related to a tumor in the child’s heart. He had learned CPR several months earlier in a training course at work.

Kaiser Health News discusses the practice of a surgeon “running two rooms,” focusing on patient thoughts and questioning whether such multitasking is efficient.

Families at St Louis Children’s Hospital in Missouri, USA, can receive Snapchat-like updates from the teams performing their child’s surgery.

According to the UK’s National Health Service, more than 50,000 people in the UK are alive today because of an organ transplant.

Mount St John’s Medical Centre in Antigua & Barbuda performs its first pacemaker implantation.


Drugs and Devices

Data from the SURTAVI trial has lead the US Food and Drug Administration to approve a Medtronic TAVR/TAVI platform for use in intermediate-risk patients.


Research, Trials, and Funding

Researchers at Loyola Medicine in Chicago, USA, are enrolling patients in a major study of Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome, a rare, hereditary lung disease that affects a disproportionately large number of Puerto Ricans.

Accra, Ghana, hosted the 20thAfrica Union Conference on Lung Health this week, which focused on tuberculosis, tobacco use, and non-communicable diseases.

Running might be good for your heart, but perhaps running a marathon isn’t ideal.

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