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The transpopulation represents a vulnerable population segment both socially and medically, with a higher incidence of mental can you buy ventolin over the counter in the us health issues. During the asthma treatment outbreak, transgender persons have faced additional social, psychological and physical difficulties.1 2 In Italy and in several other countries access to healthcare has been difficult or impossible thereby hindering the start or continuation of hormonal and can you buy ventolin over the counter in the us psychological treatments. Furthermore, several planned gender-affirming surgeries have been can you buy ventolin over the counter in the us postponed.

These obstacles may have caused an additional psychological burden given the positive effects of medical and surgical treatments on well-being, directly and indirectly, reducing stressors can you buy ventolin over the counter in the us such as workplace discrimination and social inequalities.3 Some organisational aspects should also be considered. Binary gender policies may worsen inequalities and marginalisation of transgender subjects potentially increasing the risk of morbidity and mortality.As with the general population, during the lockdown, the Internet and social media were useful in reducing isolation and, in this particular population, were also relevant for keeping in touch with can you buy ventolin over the counter in the us associations and healthcare facilities with the support of telemedicine services.4 Addressing the role of the telemedicine in the transpopulation, between May and June 2020 we conducted an anonymous web-based survey among transgenders living in Italy (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier NCT04448418). Among the 108 respondents, with a mean age of 34.3±11.7 years, 73.1% were transmen and 26.9% transwomen and 88.9% were undergoing gender-affirming hormonal treatment (GAHT).

One in four subjects (24.1%) presented a moderate-to-severe can you buy ventolin over the counter in the us impact of the ventolin event (Impact of Event Scale score ≥26). The availability of telematic endocrinological visit was associated with better Mental Health Scores in the 12-items Short Form Health Survey(SF-12) (p=0.030) and better IES (p=0.006).Our survey suggests a positive effect of telemedicine as the availability of telematic endocrinological consultations may have relieved the distress caused by can you buy ventolin over the counter in the us the ventolin by offering the opportunity to avoid halting GAHT. In fact, deprivation of GAHT may result in can you buy ventolin over the counter in the us several negative effects such as the increase in short-term self-medication and in depression and suicidal behaviour not only for those waiting for the start of treatment but also for those already using hormones.5 In conclusion, particular attention should be paid to vulnerable groups like the transpopulation who may pay a higher price during the ventolin.

The use of telemedicine for continuation and monitoring of GAHT may be an effective tool for mitigating the negative effects of the ventolin.AcknowledgmentsThe authors thank can you buy ventolin over the counter in the us Julie Norbury for English copy editing.The British Medical Association recently published their report on the impact of asthma treatment on mental health in England, highlighting the urgent need for investment in mental health services and further recruitment of mental health staff.1 Like many others, they have predicted a substantial increase in demand on mental health services in the coming months. Their recommendations include a call for detailed workforce planning can you buy ventolin over the counter in the us at local, national and system levels. This coincides with the publication of the ‘NHS People Plan’ which also emphasised the need to maximise staff potential.2 The message from both is clear, it is time for Trusts to revise and improve how they use their multidisciplinary workforce, including non-medical prescribers (NMPs).Pharmacists have been able to register as independent prescribers since 20063 and as such, can work autonomously to prescribe any medicine for any medical condition within their areas of competency.4 There has been a slow uptake of pharmacists into this role5 and while can you buy ventolin over the counter in the us a recent General Pharmaceutical Council survey found only a small increase between the number of active prescribers from 2013 (1.094) to 2019 (1.590), almost a quarter of prescribers included mental health within their prescribing practice.6 More recently, we have started to see increasing reports of the value of pharmacist independent prescribers in mental health services.7 8Pharmacists bring a unique perspective to patient consultation.

Their expertise in pharmacology and medicine use means they are ideally placed to help patients optimise their medicines treatment4 and to ensure that patients are involved in decisions about their medicines, taking into account individual views and preferences. This approach is consistent with the guidance on medicines optimisation from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence9 and the Royal Pharmaceutical can you buy ventolin over the counter in the us Society,10 and the Department of Health’s drive to involve patients actively in clinical decisions.11 An increased focus on precision psychiatry in urging clinicians to tailor medicines to patients according to evidence about individualised risks and benefits.12 13 However, it takes time to discuss medicine choices and to explore individual beliefs about medicines. This is especially relevant in Psychiatry, where a large group of medicines (eg, antipsychotics) may have a can you buy ventolin over the counter in the us wide range of potential side effects.

Prescribing pharmacists could provide leadership and support in tailoring medicines for patients, as part of the wider multidisciplinary team.10The recent news that Priadel, the most commonly used brand of lithium in the UK, is planned to be discontinued14 is another example where a new and unexpected burden on psychiatric services could be eased by sharing the workload can you buy ventolin over the counter in the us with prescribing pharmacists. The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency recommends that patients should have an individualised medication review in order to switch from one brand of lithium to another.14 This is work that can be done by prescribing pharmacists who have an in-depth knowledge can you buy ventolin over the counter in the us of the pharmacokinetics of lithium formulations.Importantly, this is a role that can be delivered using telepsychiatry and enhanced by the use of digital tools. Patients can meet pharmacists from the comfort of their own can you buy ventolin over the counter in the us home using video conferencing.

Pharmacists can upload and share medicines information on the screen while discussing the benefits, risks and individual medication needs with each client. Increasingly organisations are using technology whereby prescriptions can be prepared electronically and sent securely to patients or their medicines providers.15We know from systematic reviews that NMPs in general are considered to provide a responsive, efficient and convenient service5 and to deliver similar prescribing outcomes as doctors.16 Medical professionals who have worked with NMPs have found that this support permits them to concentrate on clinical issues that require medical expertise.5 A patient survey carried out in 2013 indicated that independent non‐medical prescribing was valued highly by patients and that generally there were few perceived can you buy ventolin over the counter in the us differences in the care received from respondents’ NMP and their usual doctor.17 The literature also suggests that an NMP’s role is more likely to flourish when linked to a strategic vision of NMPs within an National Health Service (NHS) Trust, along with a well-defined area of practice.18Mental health trusts are being asked to prepare for a surge in referrals and as part of this planning, they will need to ensure that they get the most out of their highly skilled workforce. There are active pharmacist prescribers in many trusts, however, this role is not yet commonplace.19 Health Education England has already identified that this is an important area of transformation for pharmacy and has called on mental health pharmacy teams to develop and share innovative ways of working.19 The ‘NHS People Plan’ outlines a commitment to train 50 community-based specialist mental health pharmacists within the next 2 years, along with a plan to extend the pharmacy foundation training to create a can you buy ventolin over the counter in the us sustainable supply of prescribing pharmacists in future years.2We suggest that Mental Health Trusts should urgently develop prescribing roles for specialist mental health pharmacists, which are integrated within mental health teams.

In these can you buy ventolin over the counter in the us roles, prescribing pharmacists can actively support their multidisciplinary colleagues in case discussion meetings. Furthermore, they should host regular medication review clinics, where patients can be referred to discuss their medicine options and, as advancements in precision therapeutics continue, have their treatment individually can you buy ventolin over the counter in the us tailored to their needs. This is the way forward for a modern and patient-oriented NHS in the UK..

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In addition, there was a 31%–88% decline during lockdown in procedures for treatment of cardiac, cerebrovascular and other vascular conditions.Overall hospital activity (admissions, ED attendances and asthma treatment admissions) between 31 October 2019 and 10 May 2020 compared with the same weeks from 2018 to 2019. Lines describe the mean ventolin tablets weight loss hospital activities in 2019–2020 (solid) and 2018–2019 (dotted). Shading represents 95% CI of the respective hospital activity. The first case of asthma treatment was on 31 January 2020 and lockdown started on 23 March 2020.

ED, emergency department." data-icon-position data-hide-link-title="0">Figure 1 Overall hospital activity (admissions, ED attendances and asthma treatment admissions) between 31 October 2019 and 10 May 2020 compared ventolin tablets weight loss with the same weeks from 2018 to 2019. Lines describe the mean hospital activities in 2019–2020 (solid) and 2018–2019 (dotted). Shading represents 95% CI of the respective hospital activity. The first case of asthma treatment was on 31 January 2020 and lockdown started on 23 March 2020 ventolin tablets weight loss.

ED, emergency department.From the other side of the world, Brant and colleagues2 report the number of cardiovascular deaths in the six Brazilian cities with the greatest number of asthma treatment deaths. They conclude. €˜Excess cardiovascular mortality was greater in the less developed cities, possibly associated with ventolin tablets weight loss healthcare collapse. Specified cardiovascular deaths decreased in the most developed cities, in parallel with an increase in unspecified cardiovascular and home deaths, presumably as a result of misdiagnosis.

Conversely, specified cardiovascular deaths increased in cities with a healthcare collapse’ (figure 2).Per cent change with 95% CIs between the observed and expected number of deaths in 2020 for specified cardiovascular deaths (acute coronary syndromes and stroke) and unspecified cardiovascular diseases per selected six capital cities." data-icon-position data-hide-link-title="0">Figure 2 Per cent change with 95% CIs between the observed and expected number of deaths in 2020 for specified cardiovascular deaths (acute coronary syndromes and stroke) and unspecified cardiovascular diseases per selected six capital cities.In the accompanying editorial, Watkins3 notes that ‘Taken together, these two studies quantify what many readers of this journal have experienced firsthand. The restructuring of hospital services to cope with an influx of asthma treatment cases, combined with social distancing measures, has severely limited access to cardiovascular care, adversely impacting patient outcomes.’ He then goes on to propose policy responses to reduce all-cause death among patients with CVD including deaths due ventolin tablets weight loss to asthma treatment or to disruptions to healthcare delivery associated with the ventolin (figure 3). His two key messages are. (1) ‘the global and national ventolin responses cannot be separated from the cardiovascular health agenda’ and (2) ‘priorities for cardiovascular science must pivot, capitalising on lessons learnt during the ventolin’.Critical elements of a comprehensive policy response to cardiovascular disease during asthma treatment.

The elements proposed above can be modified to fit ventolin tablets weight loss the resource levels and epidemiological contexts of different countries. Areas marked in red are those likely to translate into the largest short-term mortality gains. Areas marked in yellow or green, while important for prevention, health promotion or stewardship objectives, are less likely to reduce mortality." data-icon-position data-hide-link-title="0">Figure 3 Critical elements of a comprehensive policy response to cardiovascular disease during asthma treatment. The elements proposed above can be modified to fit the resource levels and epidemiological contexts of ventolin tablets weight loss different countries.

Areas marked in red are those likely to translate into the largest short-term mortality gains. Areas marked in yellow or green, while important for prevention, health promotion or stewardship objectives, are less likely to reduce mortality.Other interesting papers in this issue of Heart include a study by Doris and colleagues4 showing that in adults with aortic stenosis CT quantitation of valve calcification is reproducible and demonstrates a greater rate of change in disease severity, compared with echocardiography. Guzzetti and Clavel5 point out that more precise measures of aortic stenosis (AS) severity will allow smaller sample sizes in clinical trials of potential medical therapies, in addition to providing insights into ventolin tablets weight loss the pathophysiology of disease progression (figure 4).Model of AS progression. Pathophysiological model of serial AS progression (‘aortic stenosis cascade’, in blue), along with imaging biomarkers targeting each phase (red) and potential disease-modifying treatments being currently tested in randomised clinical trials (green).

1South Korean PCSK9 inhibitors (NCT03051360). 2EAVaLL. Early aortic valve lipoprotein(a) lowering (NCT02109614). 3SALTIRE II.

Study investigating the effect of drugs used to treat osteoporosis on the progression of calcific aortic stenosis (NCT02132026). 4BASIK2. Bicuspid aortic valve stenosis and the effect of vitamin K2 on calcium metabolism on 18F-NaF PET/MRI (NCT02917525). 5EvoLVeD.

Early valve replacement guided by biomarkers of left ventricular decompensation in asymptomatic patients with severe AS (NCT03094143). 6Early TAVR. Evaluation of transcatheter aortic valve replacement compared with surveillance for patients with asymptomatic severe aortic stenosis (NCT03042104). 18F-FDG, 18-fluorodeoxyglucose.

18F-NaF, 18-sodium fluoride. AS, aortic stenosis. AVC, aortic valve calcification. PET, positron emission tomography.

PCSK9, proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9. TAVR, transcatheter aortic valve replacement." data-icon-position data-hide-link-title="0">Figure 4 Model of AS progression. Pathophysiological model of serial AS progression (‘aortic stenosis cascade’, in blue), along with imaging biomarkers targeting each phase (red) and potential disease-modifying treatments being currently tested in randomised clinical trials (green). 1South Korean PCSK9 inhibitors (NCT03051360).

2EAVaLL. Early aortic valve lipoprotein(a) lowering (NCT02109614). 3SALTIRE II. Study investigating the effect of drugs used to treat osteoporosis on the progression of calcific aortic stenosis (NCT02132026).

4BASIK2. Bicuspid aortic valve stenosis and the effect of vitamin K2 on calcium metabolism on 18F-NaF PET/MRI (NCT02917525). 5EvoLVeD. Early valve replacement guided by biomarkers of left ventricular decompensation in asymptomatic patients with severe AS (NCT03094143).

6Early TAVR. Evaluation of transcatheter aortic valve replacement compared with surveillance for patients with asymptomatic severe aortic stenosis (NCT03042104). 18F-FDG, 18-fluorodeoxyglucose. 18F-NaF, 18-sodium fluoride.

AS, aortic stenosis. AVC, aortic valve calcification. PET, positron emission tomography. PCSK9, proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9.

TAVR, transcatheter aortic valve replacement.In a study of patients undergoing atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation, Piccini and colleagues6 found that almost 30% experienced recurrent atrial tachycardiac (AT) or AF within 3 months. However, although those without recurrent AT/AF had greater improvement in functional status, overall quality of life was similar in those with and without AT/AF recurrence. Sridhar and Colbert7 discuss the importance of patient-reported outcomes (PROs), not just ‘hard’ clinical endpoints in clinical trials. €˜As researchers and clinicians, our goals must align with those of the patients and what they value.

It is heartening to see that more and more clinical trials in cardiology and electrophysiology are incorporating PROs as important endpoints. A slow but definite paradigm shift is occurring to incorporate therapies with a focus on improving patients’ lives, not just their hearts.’The Education in Heart article in this issue discusses the diagnosis and management of familial hypercholesterolemia.8 Our Cardiology in Focus article ‘What to do when things go wrong’ provides a thoughtful discussion of the key steps in dealing with medical error.9 The Image Challenge in this issue10 provides a concise review of a sophisticated set of possible diagnoses to consider in a patient with a new murmur and classic echocardiographic images. Be sure to look at our online Image Challenge archive with over 150 image-based multiple choice questions and answers (https://heart.bmj.com/pages/collections/image_challenges/).Global trends in cardiovascular health have reached a worrisome inflection point. Decades of innovation led to a slew of drugs, devices and programmes that translated into reduced mortality from cardiovascular diseases in many countries.

Unfortunately, progress on cardiovascular mortality since 2010 has slowed. In some countries, it has even reversed.1 Compounding the problem, political actions on cardiovascular health have been inadequate, and health systems across many low-income and middle-income countries are woefully under-resourced to scale up basic cardiovascular services. These factors could increase global health inequalities in coming decades.2asthma treatment threatens to derail progress on cardiovascular health even furtherCardiovascular practitioners are now under greater pressure to deliver the same or better care in the context of a ventolin. asthma treatment has hit cardiovascular care particularly hard.

WHO surveys recently found that cardiovascular services have been partially or completely disrupted in nearly half of countries with community spread of asthma treatment, raising the chance of increased cardiovascular mortality in these locations.3Two studies published in this issue of Heart shed more light on the specific effects of asthma treatment on health systems in Brazil and the UK. Brant et al looked at cardiovascular mortality in six Brazilian capital cities.4 Ball et al tracked disruptions in acute cardiovascular services across nine UK hospitals.5 Taken together, these two studies quantify what many readers of this Journal have experienced firsthand. The restructuring of hospital services to cope with an influx of asthma treatment cases, combined with social distancing measures, has severely limited access to cardiovascular care, adversely impacting patient outcomes.Although Ball et al did not attempt to link reduced service delivery to mortality outcomes, other studies from the UK have estimated excess cardiovascular deaths during asthma treatment.5 Brant et al posited that excess cardiovascular mortality in Brazil was partly due to avoidance of care (ie, increases cardiovascular deaths occurring at home).4 They also found that healthcare system collapse in more socioeconomically deprived states was associated with increased acute coronary syndrome and stroke deaths in these states, independent of the uptick in deaths at home.A comprehensive responseWhat can be done about these disruptions?. The relationship between asthma treatment and cardiovascular health can be separated into two issues that require different responses.

First, persons living with cardiovascular diseases have worse outcomes when they acquire asthma treatment. On the other hand, persons living with cardiovascular disease or major risk factors are also at increased risk of death from cardiovascular mechanisms (eg, thrombotic events or heart failure) when their access to acute care services is interrupted. Health systems, patients and patient-system interactions are implicated in both of these issues.Figure 1 illustrates how an appropriate policy response should consider all of the elements mentioned above, with the overarching goal being to reduce deaths from any cause (asthma treatment or otherwise) among persons living with cardiovascular diseases or major risk factors. Importantly, the actions specified in the figure 1 can be adapted to all populations and countries, regardless of health system resource levels.

With such a framework in mind, practitioners and researchers could then structure their work and advocacy around two key messages.Message 1. The global and national ventolin responses cannot be separated from the cardiovascular health agendaCritical elements of a comprehensive policy response to cardiovascular disease during asthma treatment. The elements proposed above can be modified to fit the resource levels and epidemiological contexts of different countries. Areas marked in red are those likely to translate into the largest short-term mortality gains.

Areas marked in yellow or green, while important for prevention, health promotion or stewardship objectives, are less likely to reduce mortality." data-icon-position data-hide-link-title="0">Figure 1 Critical elements of a comprehensive policy response to cardiovascular disease during asthma treatment. The elements proposed above can be modified to fit the resource levels and epidemiological contexts of different countries. Areas marked in red are those likely to translate into the largest short-term mortality gains. Areas marked in yellow or green, while important for prevention, health promotion or stewardship objectives, are less likely to reduce mortality.Outcomes from infectious diseases are usually worse among patients with multimorbidity, and asthma treatment is no different.

As cardiovascular practitioners, scientists and advocates, we need to articulate the substantial benefits of ventolin mitigation efforts to persons living with cardiovascular diseases or risk factors. In parallel, accelerated investment in population-level prevention efforts would reduce the future burden of cardiovascular disease on health systems and reduce the number of persons at high risk of complications from future ventolins or outbreaks.In much of the global health community, investments in acute care and in cardiovascular diseases are often perceived to be non-essential—or even anti-equity—and are almost never given serious consideration within health and development programmes. We need to forcefully push back on such short-sighted thinking. Collaborators on the Disease Control Priorities Project recently released guidance for low-income and middle-income and humanitarian settings, including a list of 120 essential health services to protect during the ventolin.

On value-for-money grounds, basic cardiovascular disease prevention and care are just as ‘essential’ as immunisation programmes, maternal healthcare and screening and treatment of HIV .6At the same time, locations with advanced cardiovascular care systems need guidance on how to balance the need to treat severe cardiovascular disease against the need to adapt quickly to increased asthma treatment caseloads. Ball et al found that emergency department visits and percutaneous coronary intervention procedure rates in UK hospitals had partially rebounded by the end of May 2020.5 Assuming the top objective is to maximise health, emergency cardiac care and interventional services should be brought back online before phasing in other semi-elective vascular procedures (even if the latter provide substantial revenues to hospitals). Critically, more must be done to encourage patients with acute cardiac or neurological symptoms to seek care even in the face of potential asthma treatment exposure. Initiatives like the American Heart Association’s ‘Don’t Die of Doubt’ campaign7 should be examined, adapted and disseminated widely to complement supply-side efforts to improve access.Message 2.

Priorities for cardiovascular science must pivot, capitalising on lessons learnt during the ventolinIt is increasingly clear that ventolins and emerging s, driven by globalisation and climate change, will continue to threaten health systems in the coming decades. Cardiovascular research and development priorities must adapt to this emerging reality. We need new technologies, programmes and care systems that protect what is working during asthma treatment and transform what is not. In addition, the ventolin has illuminated—and in many cases magnified—inequalities in cardiovascular health.

Cardiovascular research funders should prioritise development of truly ‘global’ public goods that can immediately benefit the health of the world’s poorest as well as vulnerable populations in the global North.2How could the cardiovascular research community make this pivot?. Table 1 proposes several principles for cardiovascular research and development priorities amid and beyond the asthma treatment ventolin. Not every concept in table 1 will be directly applicable to every research initiative, but they could be used by funders as benchmarks for developing or revising their strategies and scoring proposals.View this table:Table 1 Proposed principles to guide cardiovascular research and development prioritiesManagement of acute coronary syndromes exemplifies the need for a research and development pivot. Our ability to reduce case fatality from acute coronary syndromes is based on prompt delivery of interventions or fibrinolysis.

Researchers and planners have worked for years to improve referral and triage systems to increase access to these life-saving technologies. Yet when viewed through the lens of asthma treatment, it is problematic that the cornerstone of acute coronary syndrome management is early access to a referral hospital. We need new technologies, like home-based diagnostics and smartphone-based triage and referral processes, that can circumvent time and distance bottlenecks. We also need new drugs (available at home) that bridge to interventions or replace them entirely.

Such technologies are especially needed in low-income and middle-income countries, where systems are less advanced and timely access is more difficult to achieve (eg, in majority-rural countries).More generally, new technologies should ‘disrupt’ care systems in a way that makes cardiovascular care more patient-centred, community-facing and responsive to population needs. The notion that healthcare by default requires a physical building (separate from one’s home or work) should quickly become antiquated. The greater use of telemedicine during the ventolin is a big step in this direction, but we have yet to hardness the full potential of mobile devices and wearables—technologies that are already widely available and will become ubiquitous in low-income and middle-income countries much more quickly than new clinics or hospitals. Innovators and health planners in resource-limited countries could collaborate to develop ‘leapfrog’ cardiovascular health programmes that do not rely on the inefficient, slow-to-adapt and labour-intensive models used in the global North.The future of cardiovascular health and researchIn the midst of the debate over the future of cardiovascular care, we should not to lose sight of the ‘endgame’.8 In the long term, it would be far better to live in a world where the prevalence of ideal cardiovascular health is high and the lifetime disease risk is low.

In such a world, the impact of another ventolin on cardiovascular services and patients would be lessened greatly. Aggressive action is needed to fully implement policies and health services that we know can help achieve this goal in a cost-effective manner. Still, in order to accomplish the endgame, we need better evidence on how to design policy instruments that can minimise dietary risks and barriers to optimal physical activity—the most challenging of the risk factors to tackle.2asthma treatment has left an indelible mark on human health. At the end of 2019, many of us in the cardiovascular health community were probably quite comfortable with business as usual and with incremental improvements in science and clinical practice.

The events of 2020 have raised the stakes, forcing us to become more accepting of disruptions (creative or otherwise). We must use this opportunity to think more boldly..

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In addition, there was a 31%–88% decline during lockdown in procedures for treatment of cardiac, cerebrovascular and other vascular conditions.Overall hospital activity (admissions, ED attendances and asthma treatment admissions) between 31 October 2019 and 10 May 2020 compared with the same weeks from 2018 to 2019. Lines describe the can you buy ventolin over the counter in the us mean hospital activities in 2019–2020 (solid) and 2018–2019 (dotted). Shading represents 95% CI of the respective hospital activity. The first case of asthma treatment was on 31 January 2020 and lockdown started on 23 March 2020.

ED, emergency department." data-icon-position data-hide-link-title="0">Figure 1 Overall hospital activity (admissions, ED attendances and asthma treatment admissions) between 31 can you buy ventolin over the counter in the us October 2019 and 10 May 2020 compared with the same weeks from 2018 to 2019. Lines describe the mean hospital activities in 2019–2020 (solid) and 2018–2019 (dotted). Shading represents 95% CI of the respective hospital activity. The first case of asthma treatment can you buy ventolin over the counter in the us was on 31 January 2020 and lockdown started on 23 March 2020.

ED, emergency department.From the other side of the world, Brant and colleagues2 report the number of cardiovascular deaths in the six Brazilian cities with the greatest number of asthma treatment deaths. They conclude. €˜Excess cardiovascular mortality was greater in the can you buy ventolin over the counter in the us less developed cities, possibly associated with healthcare collapse. Specified cardiovascular deaths decreased in the most developed cities, in parallel with an increase in unspecified cardiovascular and home deaths, presumably as a result of misdiagnosis.

Conversely, specified cardiovascular deaths increased in cities with a healthcare collapse’ (figure 2).Per cent change with 95% CIs between the observed and expected number of deaths in 2020 for specified cardiovascular deaths (acute coronary syndromes and stroke) and unspecified cardiovascular diseases per selected six capital cities." data-icon-position data-hide-link-title="0">Figure 2 Per cent change with 95% CIs between the observed and expected number of deaths in 2020 for specified cardiovascular deaths (acute coronary syndromes and stroke) and unspecified cardiovascular diseases per selected six capital cities.In the accompanying editorial, Watkins3 notes that ‘Taken together, these two studies quantify what many readers of this journal have experienced firsthand. The restructuring of hospital services to cope can you buy ventolin over the counter in the us with an influx of asthma treatment cases, combined with social distancing measures, has severely limited access to cardiovascular care, adversely impacting patient outcomes.’ He then goes on to propose policy responses to reduce all-cause death among patients with CVD including deaths due to asthma treatment or to disruptions to healthcare delivery associated with the ventolin (figure 3). His two key messages are. (1) ‘the global and national ventolin responses cannot be separated from the cardiovascular health agenda’ and (2) ‘priorities for cardiovascular science must pivot, capitalising on lessons learnt during the ventolin’.Critical elements of a comprehensive policy response to cardiovascular disease during asthma treatment.

The elements proposed above can be modified to fit the resource levels and epidemiological contexts of can you buy ventolin over the counter in the us different countries. Areas marked in red are those likely to translate into the largest short-term mortality gains. Areas marked in yellow or green, while important for prevention, health promotion or stewardship objectives, are less likely to reduce mortality." data-icon-position data-hide-link-title="0">Figure 3 Critical elements of a comprehensive policy response to cardiovascular disease during asthma treatment. The elements proposed above can be modified to fit the can you buy ventolin over the counter in the us resource levels and epidemiological contexts of different countries.

Areas marked in red are those likely to translate into the largest short-term mortality gains. Areas marked in yellow or green, while important for prevention, health promotion or stewardship objectives, are less likely to reduce mortality.Other interesting papers in this issue of Heart include a study by Doris and colleagues4 showing that in adults with aortic stenosis CT quantitation of valve calcification is reproducible and demonstrates a greater rate of change in disease severity, compared with echocardiography. Guzzetti and can you buy ventolin over the counter in the us Clavel5 point out that more precise measures of aortic stenosis (AS) severity will allow smaller sample sizes in clinical trials of potential medical therapies, in addition to providing insights into the pathophysiology of disease progression (figure 4).Model of AS progression. Pathophysiological model of serial AS progression (‘aortic stenosis cascade’, in blue), along with imaging biomarkers targeting each phase (red) and potential disease-modifying treatments being currently tested in randomised clinical trials (green).

1South Korean PCSK9 inhibitors (NCT03051360). 2EAVaLL. Early aortic valve lipoprotein(a) lowering (NCT02109614). 3SALTIRE II.

Study investigating the effect of drugs used to treat osteoporosis on the progression of calcific aortic stenosis (NCT02132026). 4BASIK2. Bicuspid aortic valve stenosis and the effect of vitamin K2 on calcium metabolism on 18F-NaF PET/MRI (NCT02917525). 5EvoLVeD.

Early valve replacement guided by biomarkers of left ventricular decompensation in asymptomatic patients with severe AS (NCT03094143). 6Early TAVR. Evaluation of transcatheter aortic valve replacement compared with surveillance for patients with asymptomatic severe aortic stenosis (NCT03042104). 18F-FDG, 18-fluorodeoxyglucose.

18F-NaF, 18-sodium fluoride. AS, aortic stenosis. AVC, aortic valve calcification. PET, positron emission tomography.

PCSK9, proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9. TAVR, transcatheter aortic valve replacement." data-icon-position data-hide-link-title="0">Figure 4 Model of AS progression. Pathophysiological model of serial AS progression (‘aortic stenosis cascade’, in blue), along with imaging biomarkers targeting each phase (red) and potential disease-modifying treatments being currently tested in randomised clinical trials (green). 1South Korean PCSK9 inhibitors (NCT03051360).

2EAVaLL. Early aortic valve lipoprotein(a) lowering (NCT02109614). 3SALTIRE II. Study investigating the effect of drugs used to treat osteoporosis on the progression of calcific aortic stenosis (NCT02132026).

4BASIK2. Bicuspid aortic valve stenosis and the effect of vitamin K2 on calcium metabolism on 18F-NaF PET/MRI (NCT02917525). 5EvoLVeD. Early valve replacement guided by biomarkers of left ventricular decompensation in asymptomatic patients with severe AS (NCT03094143).

6Early TAVR. Evaluation of transcatheter aortic valve replacement compared with surveillance for patients with asymptomatic severe aortic stenosis (NCT03042104). 18F-FDG, 18-fluorodeoxyglucose. 18F-NaF, 18-sodium fluoride.

AS, aortic stenosis. AVC, aortic valve calcification. PET, positron emission tomography. PCSK9, proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9.

TAVR, transcatheter aortic valve replacement.In a study of patients undergoing atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation, Piccini and colleagues6 found that almost 30% experienced recurrent atrial tachycardiac (AT) or AF within 3 months. However, although those without recurrent AT/AF had greater improvement in functional status, overall quality of life was similar in those with and without AT/AF recurrence. Sridhar and Colbert7 discuss the importance of patient-reported outcomes (PROs), not just ‘hard’ clinical endpoints in clinical trials. €˜As researchers and clinicians, our goals must align with those of the patients and what they value.

It is heartening to see that more and more clinical trials in cardiology and electrophysiology are incorporating PROs as important endpoints. A slow but definite paradigm shift is occurring to incorporate therapies with a focus on improving patients’ lives, not just their hearts.’The Education in Heart article in this issue discusses the diagnosis and management of familial hypercholesterolemia.8 Our Cardiology in Focus article ‘What to do when things go wrong’ provides a thoughtful discussion of the key steps in dealing with medical error.9 The Image Challenge in this issue10 provides a concise review of a sophisticated set of possible diagnoses to consider in a patient with a new murmur and classic echocardiographic images. Be sure to look at our online Image Challenge archive with over 150 image-based multiple choice questions and answers (https://heart.bmj.com/pages/collections/image_challenges/).Global trends in cardiovascular health have reached a worrisome inflection point. Decades of innovation led to a slew of drugs, devices and programmes that translated into reduced mortality from cardiovascular diseases in many countries.

Unfortunately, progress on cardiovascular mortality since 2010 has slowed. In some countries, it has even reversed.1 Compounding the problem, political actions on cardiovascular health have been inadequate, and health systems across many low-income and middle-income countries are woefully under-resourced to scale up basic cardiovascular services. These factors could increase global health inequalities in coming decades.2asthma treatment threatens to derail progress on cardiovascular health even furtherCardiovascular practitioners are now under greater pressure to deliver the same or better care in the context of a ventolin. asthma treatment has hit cardiovascular care particularly hard.

WHO surveys recently found that cardiovascular services have been partially or completely disrupted in nearly half of countries with community spread of asthma treatment, raising the chance of increased cardiovascular mortality in these locations.3Two studies published in this issue of Heart shed more light on the specific effects of asthma treatment on health systems in Brazil and the UK. Brant et al looked at cardiovascular mortality in six Brazilian capital cities.4 Ball et al tracked disruptions in acute cardiovascular services across nine UK hospitals.5 Taken together, these two studies quantify what many readers of this Journal have experienced firsthand. The restructuring of hospital services to cope with an influx of asthma treatment cases, combined with social distancing measures, has severely limited access to cardiovascular care, adversely impacting patient outcomes.Although Ball et al did not attempt to link reduced service delivery to mortality outcomes, other studies from the UK have estimated excess cardiovascular deaths during asthma treatment.5 Brant et al posited that excess cardiovascular mortality in Brazil was partly due to avoidance of care (ie, increases cardiovascular deaths occurring at home).4 They also found that healthcare system collapse in more socioeconomically deprived states was associated with increased acute coronary syndrome and stroke deaths in these states, independent of the uptick in deaths at home.A comprehensive responseWhat can be done about these disruptions?. The relationship between asthma treatment and cardiovascular health can be separated into two issues that require different responses.

First, persons living with cardiovascular diseases have worse outcomes when they acquire asthma treatment. On the other hand, persons living with cardiovascular disease or major risk factors are also at increased risk of death from cardiovascular mechanisms (eg, thrombotic events or heart failure) when their access to acute care services is interrupted. Health systems, patients and patient-system interactions are implicated in both of these issues.Figure 1 illustrates how an appropriate policy response should consider all of the elements mentioned above, with the overarching goal being to reduce deaths from any cause (asthma treatment or otherwise) among persons living with cardiovascular diseases or major risk factors. Importantly, the actions specified in the figure 1 can be adapted to all populations and countries, regardless of health system resource levels.

With such a framework in mind, practitioners and researchers could then structure their work and advocacy around two key messages.Message 1. The global and national ventolin responses cannot be separated from the cardiovascular health agendaCritical elements of a comprehensive policy response to cardiovascular disease during asthma treatment. The elements proposed above can be modified to fit the resource levels and epidemiological contexts of different countries. Areas marked in red are those likely to translate into the largest short-term mortality gains.

Areas marked in yellow or green, while important for prevention, health promotion or stewardship objectives, are less likely to reduce mortality." data-icon-position data-hide-link-title="0">Figure 1 Critical elements of a comprehensive policy response to cardiovascular disease during asthma treatment. The elements proposed above can be modified to fit the resource levels and epidemiological contexts of different countries. Areas marked in red are those likely to translate into the largest short-term mortality gains. Areas marked in yellow or green, while important for prevention, health promotion or stewardship objectives, are less likely to reduce mortality.Outcomes from infectious diseases are usually worse among patients with multimorbidity, and asthma treatment is no different.

As cardiovascular practitioners, scientists and advocates, we need to articulate the substantial benefits of ventolin mitigation efforts to persons living with cardiovascular diseases or risk factors. In parallel, accelerated investment in population-level prevention efforts would reduce the future burden of cardiovascular disease on health systems and reduce the number of persons at high risk of complications from future ventolins or outbreaks.In much of the global health community, investments in acute care and in cardiovascular diseases are often perceived to be non-essential—or even anti-equity—and are almost never given serious consideration within health and development programmes. We need to forcefully push back on such short-sighted thinking. Collaborators on the Disease Control Priorities Project recently released guidance for low-income and middle-income and humanitarian settings, including a list of 120 essential health services to protect during the ventolin.

On value-for-money grounds, basic cardiovascular disease prevention and care are just as ‘essential’ as immunisation programmes, maternal healthcare and screening and treatment of HIV .6At the same time, locations with advanced cardiovascular care systems need guidance on how to balance the need to treat severe cardiovascular disease against the need to adapt quickly to increased asthma treatment caseloads. Ball et al found that emergency department visits and percutaneous coronary intervention procedure rates in UK hospitals had partially rebounded by the end of May 2020.5 Assuming the top objective is to maximise health, emergency cardiac care and interventional services should be brought back online before phasing in other semi-elective vascular procedures (even if the latter provide substantial revenues to hospitals). Critically, more must be done to encourage patients with acute cardiac or neurological symptoms to seek care even in the face of potential asthma treatment exposure. Initiatives like the American Heart Association’s ‘Don’t Die of Doubt’ campaign7 should be examined, adapted and disseminated widely to complement supply-side efforts to improve access.Message 2.

Priorities for cardiovascular science must pivot, capitalising on lessons learnt during the ventolinIt is increasingly clear that ventolins and emerging s, driven by globalisation and climate change, will continue to threaten health systems in the coming decades. Cardiovascular research and development priorities must adapt to this emerging reality. We need new technologies, programmes and care systems that protect what is working during asthma treatment and transform what is not. In addition, the ventolin has illuminated—and in many cases magnified—inequalities in cardiovascular health.

Cardiovascular research funders should prioritise development of truly ‘global’ public goods that can immediately benefit the health of the world’s poorest as well as vulnerable populations in the global North.2How could the cardiovascular research community make this pivot?. Table 1 proposes several principles for cardiovascular research and development priorities amid and beyond the asthma treatment ventolin. Not every concept in table 1 will be directly applicable to every research initiative, but they could be used by funders as benchmarks for developing or revising their strategies and scoring proposals.View this table:Table 1 Proposed principles to guide cardiovascular research and development prioritiesManagement of acute coronary syndromes exemplifies the need for a research and development pivot. Our ability to reduce case fatality from acute coronary syndromes is based on prompt delivery of interventions or fibrinolysis.

Researchers and planners have worked for years to improve referral and triage systems to increase access to these life-saving technologies. Yet when viewed through the lens of asthma treatment, it is problematic that the cornerstone of acute coronary syndrome management is early access to a referral hospital. We need new technologies, like home-based diagnostics and smartphone-based triage and referral processes, that can circumvent time and distance bottlenecks. We also need new drugs (available at home) that bridge to interventions or replace them entirely.

Such technologies are especially needed in low-income and middle-income countries, where systems are less advanced and timely access is more difficult to achieve (eg, in majority-rural countries).More generally, new technologies should ‘disrupt’ care systems in a way that makes cardiovascular care more patient-centred, community-facing and responsive to population needs. The notion that healthcare by default requires a physical building (separate from one’s home or work) should quickly become antiquated. The greater use of telemedicine during the ventolin is a big step in this direction, but we have yet to hardness the full potential of mobile devices and wearables—technologies that are already widely available and will become ubiquitous in low-income and middle-income countries much more quickly than new clinics or hospitals. Innovators and health planners in resource-limited countries could collaborate to develop ‘leapfrog’ cardiovascular health programmes that do not rely on the inefficient, slow-to-adapt and labour-intensive models used in the global North.The future of cardiovascular health and researchIn the midst of the debate over the future of cardiovascular care, we should not to lose sight of the ‘endgame’.8 In the long term, it would be far better to live in a world where the prevalence of ideal cardiovascular health is high and the lifetime disease risk is low.

In such a world, the impact of another ventolin on cardiovascular services and patients would be lessened greatly. Aggressive action is needed to fully implement policies and health services that we know can help achieve this goal in a cost-effective manner. Still, in order to accomplish the endgame, we need better evidence on how to design policy instruments that can minimise dietary risks and barriers to optimal physical activity—the most challenging of the risk factors to tackle.2asthma treatment has left an indelible mark on human health. At the end of 2019, many of us in the cardiovascular health community were probably quite comfortable with business as usual and with incremental improvements in science and clinical practice.

The events of 2020 have raised the stakes, forcing us to become more accepting of disruptions (creative or otherwise). We must use this opportunity to think more boldly..

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Senior-Level Health and Technology is there a generic version of ventolin Communications Leader Joins Health Catalyst Hundt's responsibilities will include creating and implementing innovative external communications and public relations strategies in support of team members, customers, partners and Health Catalyst's overall business goals and needs. She will also contribute to the execution of Health's Catalyst's diversity and inclusion thought leadership initiatives, reporting to Trudy Sullivan, Chief Communications Officer and Chief Diversity, Equity &. Inclusion Officer."We are so grateful that Amanda Hundt has joined the Health Catalyst team," said is there a generic version of ventolin Sullivan. "Amanda is an exceptional communications leader, strategist and thought partner and she will enhance our ability to bring to life our vision of a future in which all healthcare decisions are data informed."The breadth and depth of her experience from across the health and technology industry, coupled with her deep relationships in the sector and experience navigating unique communication challenges of providers and payors, will make us stronger."Hundt most recently served as a day-to-day WE Communications account lead, counseling some of the world's foremost healthcare, biotechnology, and health technology companies. Health Catalyst is there a generic version of ventolin was among those clients, ensuring a smooth transition into her new role.

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After three weeks, her parents recovered. Maggie also seemed to get better, but only briefly before suffering a relapse that left her debilitated.“It felt like an elephant sitting on my chest,” Maggie said. €œIt was hard to take a deep breath, I was nauseous all the time, I didn’t want to eat, I was very light-headed when I stood up or even just lying down.” She also experienced joint pain and severe fatigue.At first, specialists suggested Maggie’s symptoms might be psychological, in part because she showed no sign of heart or lung damage. She also tested negative for both the asthma itself and for antibodies to it. But viral tests taken long after the initial are generally negative, and antibody tests are frequently inaccurate.“They didn’t know anything about ‘long-asthma treatment’ at that point,” said Amy Wilson, Maggie’s mother.

€œThey said it was anxiety. I was pretty sure that wasn’t true.”Maggie’s pediatrician, Dr. Amy DeMattia, has since confirmed the asthma treatment diagnosis, based on the child’s clinical history and the fact that both her parents tested positive for asthma antibodies.More than seven months into the asthma ventolin, it has become increasingly apparent that many patients with both severe and mild illness do not fully recover. Weeks and months after exposure, these asthma treatment “long-haulers,” as they have been called, continue experiencing a range of symptoms, including exhaustion, dizziness, shortness of breath and cognitive impairments. Children are generally at significantly less risk than older people for serious complications and death from asthma treatment, but the long-term impacts of on them, if any, have been especially unclear.Although doctors recognize that a small number of children have suffered a rare inflammatory syndrome shortly after , there is little reliable information about how many who get asthma treatment have prolonged complaints like Maggie Flannery.

That could change as the proportion of children who are infected rises.According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children represented 10.9 percent of reported cases nationwide as of mid-October, up from just 2.2 percent in April.Dr. Richard Besser, a pediatrician and chief executive of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which focuses on health policy, said parents can be reassured by the data on children’s reduced overall risk. But he noted that much remains unknown about asthma and its medical consequences, including among children, and that continued vigilance is warranted.“With schools reopening, we’re likely to see more s in children,” he said. €œWe need to make sure we’re doing the studies to understand the short, medium and long-term effects.”To manage her condition, Maggie, who is 12, must limit her activities. Although she has been able to attend socially distanced in-person classes at her small private school on the Upper West Side, she no longer walks the 15 blocks there and back.

She has trouble concentrating, so homework takes a lot longer. She has stopped attending online ballet classes. Before the ventolin, she went to four ballet classes a week.“Some days are a lot better than others,” said Maggie. €œIf I do too much on the good days, I feel a lot worse on the next day or next couple of days, and some days I can’t do anything if it’s a bad day.” She has felt a slight improvement over time, she said.Maggie with her mother, Amy Wilson. €œThey didn’t know anything about ‘long-asthma treatment’ at that point,” said Ms.

Wilson. €œThey said it was anxiety. I was pretty sure that wasn’t true.”Credit...Brittainy Newman for The New York TimesAs with Maggie, 19-year-old Chris Wilhelm and his parents got sick around the same time. In their case, it was in June, when viral tests were more available. All three of them tested positive.

Only Chris, a rising sophomore at Johns Hopkins and a member of the cross-country and track and field teams, did not get better.Since he did not initially know about the possibility of chronic symptoms, Chris said, he was “confused” and “shocked” about his condition. The first doctors he consulted told him the symptoms would fade, he said.“For a while it was just, ‘We need to wait a bit longer, it will just get better with time,’” he said. €œEveryone was giving me this magic number, like the 12-week mark is when all your respiratory issues are supposed to go away. We hit that weeks ago, and there’s really not any improvement.”Chris recently consulted with Dr. Peter Rowe, a professor of pediatrics at Johns Hopkins who specializes in chronic and debilitating conditions like myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, which is often triggered by a viral illness and has no approved drug treatments.

Dr ventolin evohaler for sale. Rowe determined that Chris has the heart-racing condition known as postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, or POTS, which can occur after viral s and limits the ability to carry out day-to-day activities.“He had been capable of training 60 and 70 miles a week as a runner,” said Dr. Rowe, adding that some of the symptoms and the “really severe impairment” that Chris and many other long-haulers suffer from are characteristic of ME/CFS.Under Dr. Rowe’s direction, Chris has been trying different medications in an effort to alleviate the symptoms.In Baltimore, the Kennedy Krieger Institute, a treatment facility for children with neurological and other chronic disabilities, is offering multidisciplinary services for those under 21 who continue to experience challenges after asthma treatment. So far the institute has seen only one patient, said Dr.

Melissa Trovato, the institute’s interim medical director of rehabilitation.With s on the rise, Dr. Trovato said she thought it was “quite possible” the clinic will see more patients with persistent symptoms in the coming months. Because of the perception that asthma treatment is rare in kids, she said, parents might not associate a mild illness and subsequent effects, like a loss of energy, with the asthma.“It might take more time for family to pick up on it,” she said. €œFrom a pediatric perspective there probably is more that we’re going to find out, as more children” with “prolonged symptoms come forward and get seen.”Ziah McKinney-Taylor, a dancer and birth doula in Atlanta, never doubted that her 14-year-old daughter, Ava, was suffering from the lingering effects of asthma treatment, even though she tested negative for both the ventolin and antibodies. Before Ava got sick in March, said Ms.

McKinney-Taylor, she was a “super-energetic kid” who took dancing and aikido lessons five days a week. That has changed. €œShe has never really gotten her energy back, she is always sleeping and napping,” she said.Ava herself rejected as “ridiculous” the suggestion from some doctors that her exhaustion might be related to the stresses of life under quarantine. €œLike, ‘You’re just not getting to do your normal activities,’” she said. €œI’m a very active person, this couldn’t just be, ‘Oh, I’m sad that my friends are gone.’”Like other families confronting similar uncertainties, Ms.

McKinney-Taylor and her daughter are feeling their way forward amid the unknowns of the disease. €œIt is very scary as a parent to not know how to prepare yourself and protect your child, other than read lots of articles and be on a Slack group,” she said, referring to the Body Politic asthma treatment online support community.Under the circumstances, Ava said it can be tough to maintain her spirits. €œIt’s a little hard to have hope right now,” she said. €œWe don’t know if this will be a lifelong thing, if this will last a year, or two years or five years. So the future is not looking too bright for me personally.”Could running actually be good for your knees?.

That idea is at the heart of a fascinating new study of the differing effects of running and walking on the knee joint. Using motion capture and sophisticated computer modeling, the study confirms that running pummels knees more than walking does. But in the process, the authors conclude, running likely also fortifies and bulks up the cartilage, the rubbery tissue that cushions the ends of bones. The findings raise the beguiling possibility that, instead of harming knees, running might fortify them and help to stave off knee arthritis.Of course, the notion that running wrecks knees is widespread and entrenched. Almost anyone who runs is familiar with warnings from well-meaning, nonrunning family members, friends and strangers that their knees are doomed.This concern is not unwarranted.

Running involves substantial joint bending and pounding, which can fray the cushioning cartilage inside the knee. Cartilage, which does not have its own blood supply, generally is thought to have little ability to repair itself when damaged or to change much at all after childhood. So, repeated running conceivably wears away fragile cartilage and almost inevitably should lead to crippling knee arthritis.But in real life, it does not. Some runners develop knee arthritis, but not all. As a group, in fact, runners may be statistically less likely to become arthritic than nonrunners.The question of why running spares so many runners’ knees has long intrigued Ross Miller, an associate professor of kinesiology at the University of Maryland in College Park.

In earlier research, he and his colleagues had looked into whether running mechanics matter, by asking volunteers to walk and run along a track outfitted with plates to measure the forces generated with each step.The resulting data showed that people hit the ground harder while running, clobbering their knees far more with each stride. But they also spent more time aloft between strides, meaning they took fewer strides while covering the same distance as when walking. So, the cumulative forces moving through their knees over time should be about the same, the researchers concluded, whether someone walked or ran.But, recently, Dr. Miller had begun to doubt whether this finding really explained why running wasn’t wrecking more knees. He knew that some recent studies with animals intimated that cartilage might be more resilient than researchers previously had believed.

In those studies, animals that ran tended to have thicker, healthier knee cartilage than comparable tissues from sedentary animals, suggesting that the active animals’ cartilage had changed in response to their running.Perhaps, Dr. Miller speculated, cartilage in human runners’ knees likewise might alter and adapt.To find out, he again asked a group of healthy young men and women to walk and run along a track containing force plates, while he and his colleagues filmed them. The researchers then computed the forces the volunteers had generated while strolling and running. Finally, they modeled what the future might hold for the volunteers’ knees.More specifically, they used the force-plate numbers, plus extensive additional data from past studies of biopsied cartilage pulled and pummeled in the lab until it fell apart and other sources to create computer simulations. They wanted to see what, theoretically, would happen to healthy knee cartilage if an adult walked for six kilometers (about 3.7 miles) every day for years, compared to if they walked for three kilometers and ran for another three kilometers each of those days.They also tested two additional theoretical situations.

For one, the researchers programmed in the possibility that people’s knee cartilage would slightly repair itself after repeated small damage from walking or running — but not otherwise change. And for the last scenario, they presumed that the cartilage would actively remodel itself and adapt to the demands of moving, growing thicker and stronger, much as muscle does when we exercise.The models’ final results were eye-opening. According to the simulations, daily walkers faced about a 36 percent chance of developing arthritis by the age of 55, if the model did not include the possibility of the knee cartilage adapting or repairing itself. That risk dropped to about 13 percent if cartilage were assumed to be able to repair or adapt, which is about what studies predict to be the real-world arthritis risk for otherwise healthy people.The numbers for running were more worrisome. When the model assumed cartilage cannot change, the runners’ risk of eventual arthritis was a whopping 98 percent, declining only to 95 percent if the model factored in the possibility of cartilage repair.

In effect, according to this scenario, the damage to cartilage from frequent running would overwhelm any ability of the tissue to fix itself.But if the model included the likelihood of the cartilage actively adapting — growing thicker and cushier — when people ran, the odds of runners developing arthritis fell to about 13 percent, the same as for healthy walkers.What these results suggest is that cartilage is malleable, Dr. Ross says. It must be able to sense the strains and slight damage from running and rebuild itself, becoming stronger. In this scenario, running bolsters cartilage health.Modeled results like these are theoretical, though, and limited. They do not explain how cartilage remodels itself without a blood supply or if genetics, nutrition, body weight, knee injuries and other factors affect individual arthritis risks.

Such models also do not tell us if different distances, speeds or running forms would alter the outcomes. To learn more, we will need direct measures of molecular and other changes in living human cartilage after running, Dr. Miller says, but such tests are difficult.Still, this study may quiet some runners’ qualms — and those of their families and friends. €œIt looks like running is unlikely to cause knee arthritis by wearing out cartilage,” Dr. Ross says..

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Health Catalyst, Inc.In early March, when asthma testing was still scarce, Maggie Flannery, a Manhattan sixth-grader, and both her parents fell ill with the symptoms of asthma treatment. After three weeks, her parents recovered. Maggie also seemed to get better, but only briefly before suffering a relapse that left her debilitated.“It felt like an elephant sitting on my chest,” Maggie said.

€œIt was hard to take a deep breath, I was nauseous all the time, I didn’t want to eat, I was very light-headed when I stood up or even just lying down.” She also experienced joint pain and severe fatigue.At first, specialists suggested Maggie’s symptoms might be psychological, in part because she showed no sign of heart or lung damage. She also tested negative for both the asthma itself and for antibodies to it. But viral tests taken long after the initial are generally negative, and antibody tests are frequently inaccurate.“They didn’t know anything about ‘long-asthma treatment’ at that point,” said Amy Wilson, Maggie’s mother.

€œThey said it was anxiety. I was pretty sure that wasn’t true.”Maggie’s pediatrician, Dr. Amy DeMattia, has since confirmed the asthma treatment diagnosis, based on the child’s clinical history and the fact that both her parents tested positive for asthma antibodies.More than seven months into the asthma ventolin, it has become increasingly apparent that many patients with both severe and mild illness do not fully recover.

Weeks and months after exposure, these asthma treatment “long-haulers,” as they have been called, continue experiencing a range of symptoms, including exhaustion, dizziness, shortness of breath and cognitive impairments. Children are generally at significantly less risk than older people for serious complications and death from asthma treatment, but the long-term impacts of on them, if any, have been especially unclear.Although doctors recognize that a small number of children have suffered a rare inflammatory syndrome shortly after , there is little reliable information about how many who get asthma treatment have prolonged complaints like Maggie Flannery. That could change as the proportion of children who are infected rises.According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children represented 10.9 percent of reported cases nationwide as of mid-October, up from just 2.2 percent in April.Dr.

Richard Besser, a pediatrician and chief executive of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which focuses on health policy, said parents can be reassured by the data on children’s reduced overall risk. But he noted that much remains unknown about asthma and its medical consequences, including among children, and that continued vigilance is warranted.“With schools reopening, we’re likely to see more s in children,” he said. €œWe need to make sure we’re doing the studies to understand the short, medium and long-term effects.”To manage her condition, Maggie, who is 12, must limit her activities.

Although she has been able to attend socially distanced in-person classes at her small private school on the Upper West Side, she no longer walks the 15 blocks there and back. She has trouble concentrating, so homework takes a lot longer. She has stopped attending online ballet classes.

Before the ventolin, she went to four ballet classes a week.“Some days are a lot better than others,” said Maggie. €œIf I do too much on the good days, I feel a lot worse on the next day or next couple of days, and some days I can’t do anything if it’s a bad day.” She has felt a slight improvement over time, she said.Maggie with her mother, Amy Wilson. €œThey didn’t know anything about ‘long-asthma treatment’ at that point,” said Ms.

Wilson. €œThey said it was anxiety. I was pretty sure that wasn’t true.”Credit...Brittainy Newman for The New York TimesAs with Maggie, 19-year-old Chris Wilhelm and his parents got sick around the same time.

In their case, it was in June, when viral tests were more available. All three of them tested positive. Only Chris, a rising sophomore at Johns Hopkins and a member of the cross-country and track and field teams, did not get better.Since he did not initially know about the possibility of chronic symptoms, Chris said, he was “confused” and “shocked” about his condition.

The first doctors he consulted told him the symptoms would fade, he said.“For a while it was just, ‘We need to wait a bit longer, it will just get better with time,’” he said. €œEveryone was giving me this magic number, like the 12-week mark is when all your respiratory issues are supposed to go away. We hit that weeks ago, and there’s really not any improvement.”Chris recently consulted with Dr.

Peter Rowe, a professor of pediatrics at Johns Hopkins who specializes in chronic and debilitating conditions like myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, which is often triggered by a viral illness and has no approved drug treatments. Dr. Rowe determined that Chris has the heart-racing condition known as postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, or POTS, which can occur after viral s and limits the ability to carry out day-to-day activities.“He had been capable of training 60 and 70 miles a week as a runner,” said Dr.

Rowe, adding that some of the symptoms and the “really severe impairment” that Chris and many other long-haulers suffer from are characteristic of ME/CFS.Under Dr. Rowe’s direction, Chris has been trying different medications in an effort to alleviate the symptoms.In Baltimore, the Kennedy Krieger Institute, a treatment facility for children with neurological and other chronic disabilities, is offering multidisciplinary services for those under 21 who continue to experience challenges after asthma treatment. So far the institute has seen only one patient, said Dr.

Melissa Trovato, the institute’s interim medical director of rehabilitation.With s on the rise, Dr. Trovato said she thought it was “quite possible” the clinic will see more patients with persistent symptoms in the coming months. Because of the perception that asthma treatment is rare in kids, she said, parents might not associate a mild illness and subsequent effects, like a loss of energy, with the asthma.“It might take more time for family to pick up on it,” she said.

€œFrom a pediatric perspective there probably is more that we’re going to find out, as more children” with “prolonged symptoms come forward and get seen.”Ziah McKinney-Taylor, a dancer and birth doula in Atlanta, never doubted that her 14-year-old daughter, Ava, was suffering from the lingering effects of asthma treatment, even though she tested negative for both the ventolin and antibodies. Before Ava got sick in March, said Ms. McKinney-Taylor, she was a “super-energetic kid” who took dancing and aikido lessons five days a week.

That has changed. €œShe has never really gotten her energy back, she is always sleeping and napping,” she said.Ava herself rejected as “ridiculous” the suggestion from some doctors that her exhaustion might be related to the stresses of life under quarantine. €œLike, ‘You’re just not getting to do your normal activities,’” she said.

€œI’m a very active person, this couldn’t just be, ‘Oh, I’m sad that my friends are gone.’”Like other families confronting similar uncertainties, Ms. McKinney-Taylor and her daughter are feeling their way forward amid the unknowns of the disease. €œIt is very scary as a parent to not know how to prepare yourself and protect your child, other than read lots of articles and be on a Slack group,” she said, referring to the Body Politic asthma treatment online support community.Under the circumstances, Ava said it can be tough to maintain her spirits.

€œIt’s a little hard to have hope right now,” she said. €œWe don’t know if this will be a lifelong thing, if this will last a year, or two years or five years. So the future is not looking too bright for me personally.”Could running actually be good for your knees?.

That idea is at the heart of a fascinating new study of the differing effects of running and walking on the knee joint. Using motion capture and sophisticated computer modeling, the study confirms that running pummels knees more than walking does. But in the process, the authors conclude, running likely also fortifies and bulks up the cartilage, the rubbery tissue that cushions the ends of bones.

The findings raise the beguiling possibility that, instead of harming knees, running might fortify them and help to stave off knee arthritis.Of course, the notion that running wrecks knees is widespread and entrenched. Almost anyone who runs is familiar with warnings from well-meaning, nonrunning family members, friends and strangers that their knees are doomed.This concern is not unwarranted. Running involves substantial joint bending and pounding, which can fray the cushioning cartilage inside the knee.

Cartilage, which does not have its own blood supply, generally is thought to have little ability to repair itself when damaged or to change much at all after childhood. So, repeated running conceivably wears away fragile cartilage and almost inevitably should lead to crippling knee arthritis.But in real life, it does not. Some runners develop knee arthritis, but not all.

As a group, in fact, runners may be statistically less likely to become arthritic than nonrunners.The question of why running spares so many runners’ knees has long intrigued Ross Miller, an associate professor of kinesiology at the University of Maryland in College Park. In earlier research, he and his colleagues had looked into whether running mechanics matter, by asking volunteers to walk and run along a track outfitted with plates to measure the forces generated with each step.The resulting data showed that people hit the ground harder while running, clobbering their knees far more with each stride. But they also spent more time aloft between strides, meaning they took fewer strides while covering the same distance as when walking.

So, the cumulative forces moving through their knees over time should be about the same, the researchers concluded, whether someone walked or ran.But, recently, Dr. Miller had begun to doubt whether this finding really explained why running wasn’t wrecking more knees. He knew that some recent studies with animals intimated that cartilage might be more resilient than researchers previously had believed.

In those studies, animals that ran tended to have thicker, healthier knee cartilage than comparable tissues from sedentary animals, suggesting that the active animals’ cartilage had changed in response to their running.Perhaps, Dr. Miller speculated, cartilage in human runners’ knees likewise might alter and adapt.To find out, he again asked a group of healthy young men and women to walk and run along a track containing force plates, while he and his colleagues filmed them. The researchers then computed the forces the volunteers had generated while strolling and running.

Finally, they modeled what the future might hold for the volunteers’ knees.More specifically, they used the force-plate numbers, plus extensive additional data from past studies of biopsied cartilage pulled and pummeled in the lab until it fell apart and other sources to create computer simulations. They wanted to see what, theoretically, would happen to healthy knee cartilage if an adult walked for six kilometers (about 3.7 miles) every day for years, compared to if they walked for three kilometers and ran for another three kilometers each of those days.They also tested two additional theoretical situations. For one, the researchers programmed in the possibility that people’s knee cartilage would slightly repair itself after repeated small damage from walking or running — but not otherwise change.

And for the last scenario, they presumed that the cartilage would actively remodel itself and adapt to the demands of moving, growing thicker and stronger, much as muscle does when we exercise.The models’ final results were eye-opening. According to the simulations, daily walkers faced about a 36 percent chance of developing arthritis by the age of 55, if the model did not include the possibility of the knee cartilage adapting or repairing itself. That risk dropped to about 13 percent if cartilage were assumed to be able to repair or adapt, which is about what studies predict to be the real-world arthritis risk for otherwise healthy people.The numbers for running were more worrisome.

When the model assumed cartilage cannot change, the runners’ risk of eventual arthritis was a whopping 98 percent, declining only to 95 percent if the model factored in the possibility of cartilage repair. In effect, according to this scenario, the damage to cartilage from frequent running would overwhelm any ability of the tissue to fix itself.But if the model included the likelihood of the cartilage actively adapting — growing thicker and cushier — when people ran, the odds of runners developing arthritis fell to about 13 percent, the same as for healthy walkers.What these results suggest is that cartilage is malleable, Dr. Ross says.

It must be able to sense the strains and slight damage from running and rebuild itself, becoming stronger. In this scenario, running bolsters cartilage health.Modeled results like these are theoretical, though, and limited. They do not explain how cartilage remodels itself without a blood supply or if genetics, nutrition, body weight, knee injuries and other factors affect individual arthritis risks.

Such models also do not tell us if different distances, speeds or running forms would alter the outcomes. To learn more, we will need direct measures of molecular and other changes in living human cartilage after running, Dr. Miller says, but such tests are difficult.Still, this study may quiet some runners’ qualms — and those of their families and friends.

€œIt looks like running is unlikely to cause knee arthritis by wearing out cartilage,” Dr. Ross says..

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A new report from analytics firm Trilliant Health suggested that telehealth use is starting to taper in the United ventolin image States "post-peak ventolin," with use spiking in April 2020 and petering off from http://www.entretien-information.agirc-arrco.fr/zithromax-1-gram-price there. The report, based on Trilliant Health's national all-payer claims database, found that about 38 million Americans, excluding traditional Medicare users, generated approximately 96 million video visits during asthma treatment."As healthcare executives begin developing strategies to guide their organizations in a health economy recovering from the global asthma treatment ventolin, insight ventolin image into the demand, supply and yield equation will help us distinguish between commonly held anecdotes and the data-informed truths," wrote Trilliant researchers. WHY IT MATTERSTelehealth has generated significant interest during asthma treatment, but the picture of who relied on it most heavily is still emerging.According to Trilliant's analysis, telehealth is most consistently used by women ages 30-39, with women ages 20-29 the fastest growing utilizers. And at the peak of the ventolin, virtual care growth ventolin image varied regionally. California experienced a 1,860% percent growth in telehealth utilization, followed by Massachusetts, Oregon, Hawaii and Vermont.

But ventolin image even states with the least growth still more than doubled their use, with North Dakota bringing up the rear at 218%. Wyoming, Mississippi, Iowa and Arizona were also on the low end of the range. And in the "post-peak" months ventolin image of January through March 2021, telehealth use was declining in most states – especially South Dakota, Louisiana, Mississippi and California. Not every state is decreasing, though. New Hampshire ventolin image experienced no decline, and Oregonians only slightly lessened their use.

And in New Mexico and Washington, utilization rates have actually increased. Perhaps unsurprisingly, behavioral health was a key driver of ventolin image demand, comprising more than a third of visits. Anxiety and depression are the most frequent diagnoses among the highest users of telehealth. "Over the past 24 months, telehealth has consistently been utilized for behavioral ventolin image health diagnoses more than medical diagnoses, particularly by commercially insured patients," wrote researchers. THE LARGER TREND Trilliant Health argues that telehealth services are increasingly being commoditized as a "membership" good.

But major retailers appear to be betting that consumers will be motivated to pursue that good ventolin image. Amazon Care, for example, has been making waves in the industry as it moves to provide employees of other companies with access to its app-based services in all 50 states.And Walmart, which recently acquired MeMD, says virtual care can be part of an "omni-channel" solution to healthcare needs. "As we ventolin image think about telehealth, it's about recognizing – give people options, give people multiple pathways to engage care the way they want, and guess what they'll do?. " said Marcus Osborne, senior VP of Walmart Health during the American Telemedicine Association conference and expo earlier this month. "They'll get care." ON THE RECORD "asthma treatment’s acceleration of telehealth adoption is beginning to taper and suggests long-term use is limited to a discrete user profile," ventolin image wrote Trilliant researchers.

Kat Jercich is senior editor of Healthcare IT News.Twitter. @kjercichEmail. Kjercich@himss.orgHealthcare IT News is a HIMSS Media publication.Ireland's health service is still attempting to recover from a cyberattack six weeks ago, with some hospitals unable to access many IT services, or even the Internet. As reported by ZDNet, Health Service Executive leadership told a parliamentary committee that it will "likely take months" before the system is fully back online. "I assure members, and the public, that we are doing everything possible to restore the systems," said HSE CEO Paul Reid this past week.

WHY IT MATTERS The attack is believed to have been carried out by Conti, a Russia-based ransomware group that has also been behind more than a dozen attempts to target U.S. Health systems. After the incident on May 14, Conti somewhat unexpectedly gave the Irish government a tool that could decrypt the network at no cost. Still, the group is demanding a ransom in exchange for keeping stolen information private, which the HSE says it will not pay.And although decrypting the data is now possible, Reid said that "is only one element." "The malware must also be eradicated," he said, according to ZDNet."Decryption takes much longer than the original encryption, and eradication involves additional tasks to ensure that the perpetrators have no access route back into our systems." Hospitals are still providing necessary services, such as asthma treatment vaccinations, but 25% of HSE's servers remain encrypted. That leads to delays and continued IT downtime.

According to SC Magazine, Reid said he expected the costs to top $600 million, given ongoing recovery efforts and system replacements.The HSE plans to put in place a security operation center to be better prepared for future attempts. But even the best prepared countries remain at risk, as a new report shows. An analysis from Atlas VPN of the Global Cybersecurity Index 2020 report from the International Telecommunication Union gave the United States a perfect score of 100 when it comes to commitment to cybersecurity. The score is based on legal, technical, organizational, capacity development and cooperation cybersecurity indicators. The United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia were close behind, both with 99.54 points, followed by Estonia.All the same, it's clear the U.S.

Remains vulnerable – as evidenced by the devastation wrought by recent attacks on pipelines, the food supply and major health systems. THE LARGER TREND Amid warning signs from agencies, the Biden administration has signaled its support for bolstering domestic cybersecurity efforts. The president's $6 trillion budget, released earlier this month, would allocate billions of dollars toward strengthening cyber infrastructure. Elected officials are getting in on the act too. Senators introduced a bipartisan bill a few weeks ago aimed at more fiercely fighting cybercrime."Over the last few months, we have seen the severity cybercrime attacks can have on our nation’s infrastructure, and it is time for Congress to ensure our cyber defense can withstand these attacks in the future," said cosponsor Sen.

Thom Tillis, R-S.C., in a statement. ON THE RECORD "There is no underestimating the damage this cyberattack has caused. There are financial costs certainly, but there will unfortunately be human costs as well," said Ireland's Reid this week. When it comes to protecting against cybercriminals, "the whole world needs to raise its game," he said. Kat Jercich is senior editor of Healthcare IT News.Twitter.

@kjercichEmail. Kjercich@himss.orgHealthcare IT News is a HIMSS Media publication.Even with Cerner's more than 40 years of experience, during which it has developed its own perspectives on interoperability thanks to decades of handling patient data, the health IT giant has learned some valuable lessons about health information exchange over the past 16 months of the ventolin. As the company has helped its clients navigate asthma treatment, refining its own technologies and helping them connect to HIEs, Cerner also launched a new product this past year. Cerner Unite, a suite of tools focused on interoperability and usability for improved communication and care coordination.Healthcare IT News spoke with Sam Lambson, vice president of interoperability at Cerner, to discuss these new developments and elaborate on Cerner's view of interoperability.Q. What are the biggest challenges facing interoperability in healthcare today?.

A. The landscape of interoperability in healthcare has been rapidly changing, with new opportunities and challenges emerging every day. For all of us, asthma treatment has been a major focus for more than a year. The ventolin has highlighted how important interoperability is in healthcare and the major role it can play in being able to make more informed care decisions and track vaccinations.Two of the biggest challenges facing interoperability in healthcare today are data usability and public health data exchange delays.asthma treatment has highlighted the need for improved public health data exchange across the country. During the ventolin, healthcare workers across the globe realized how great of a need there is for increasing interoperability in healthcare to coordinate treatment for asthma treatment patients and mass vaccination efforts.

The flow of patient data to public health monitoring systems (like the CDC) is antiquated and, even today, can often require paper and faxes.Additionally, some healthcare vendors lack incentives to interoperate with other vendors' systems, which can lead to duplicative tests, unnecessary care and higher expenses. The 21st Century Cures Act information blocking provisions, which took effect in April, are a major step in the right direction toward alleviating this challenge, but there's still work to be done.Data usability is another challenge in interoperability. Different systems need to be able to exchange information, but more important, the data needs to be available in a format that makes sense to the provider and can be easily applied within their workflows.The steady rise of burnout among clinicians is a crisis that is affecting the healthcare industry. Having more usable data can help reduce EHR-related burnout enabling providers to spend less time dissecting data formats and more time providing informed patient care.Q. What are a couple of lessons learned regarding healthcare interoperability over the past chaotic year or so?.

A. On April 5, 2021, we hit a major milestone where the rules for information blocking went into effect for the first time. This is a game changer, because, along with the technology that's being required as part of the 21st Century Cures Act, information blocking is going to have a major effect on the interoperability landscape for Cerner and its clients.The new regulations create opportunities, because everyone in the industry will comply, leading to a new level of data liquidity, and patients will actually have more access to their records, allowing data to flow with the patient wherever they go on their care journey. We're excited to take advantage of all the new changes brought about by these regulatory shifts to continue to improve our product offerings to make sure patients are informed, empowered and at the center of care.Another important lesson the market as a whole is learning is that the industry's shift to value-based care is driving new alliances and payment arrangements that require the fluid exchange of information among organizations to support patient care.Furthermore, patients and healthcare consumers are using a multitude of digital tools to become more active participants and taking control of their own care. This requires data to be usable and portable, which is a challenge Cerner is working to address through new product offerings.Q.

What role can health information exchanges play in interoperability in healthcare?. A. In order to achieve true interoperability, healthcare organizations really need to be connected to interoperable sources. HIEs are a prime example of this. HIEs work to ensure patient data can be exchanged for providers to access, regardless of which network or EHR platform they use.This was evident more than ever throughout the ventolin as diverse providers offering asthma treatment labs and immunizations looked to HIEs as a way of seamlessly sharing that data across the network.

The ventolin has put interoperability into focus and has sped up innovation in the HIE space.One problem that existed well before the ventolin is the sheer volume of data coming from interoperable sources like HIEs. Data coming from these sources can be dated, messy, duplicated and big. With billions of records being shared across HIEs every month in the U.S., our providers simply don't always have the tools they need to make sense of it all and actually find the data that will support them at the point of care.This has been a lesson learned, and a challenge our teams have been working to address for a long time, now with renewed focus.Cerner has spent decades championing for HIEs and connecting our technology with global HIE networks. Cerner is a founding member of CommonWell, which is a national HIE network providing data sharing options to tens of thousands of users nationwide. Cerner has also enabled a connection to Carequality, to enable data sharing with other critical partners and allowing comprehensive exchange of healthcare data.Q.

You recently launched a new product called Cerner Unite. Please explain how it works and how it can help with interoperability.A. Cerner is very focused on simplifying the client experience when it comes to being more interoperable. Cerner Unite is the broad strategy that brings together our interoperability products into a consistent package to ensure all clients have what they need to take advantage of the latest interoperability innovations and capabilities.Cerner Unite is our commitment to strengthening the usability of external data to improve clinical decision-making and reducing the time-stealing and frustrating exercise of data hunting. All the forces driving interoperability have required an enormous amount of innovation to keep up, and Cerner Unite is a simplified approach to making sure our clients have the essential connectivity that they need to external data and that it is flowing seamlessly into the clinical workflow in a usable way.As part of Cerner Unite, we are very excited about our latest innovation in interoperability, Seamless Exchange, which goes beyond connectivity to true usability.

Seamless Exchange brings external and internal patient data together in a new intuitive side-by-side comparison view. Seamless Exchange will help prevent unnecessary data reconciliation and increase the adoption of outside information by minimizing duplicate data.Seamless Exchange offers the option to trust specific data sets and specific data sources with the ability to write directly to the clinical record, which helps organizations that might have multiple EHRs, creating efficiency and eliminating manual reconciliation workflows.Seamless Exchange delivers enhanced functionality, simplifying health data exchange, and provides a more intuitive interoperability experience for clinicians and a better, more holistic healthcare experience for each person.Twitter. @SiwickiHealthITEmail the writer. Bsiwicki@himss.orgHealthcare IT News is a HIMSS Media publication.The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has launched Public Health Management, a new system that aims to centralise various data in order to help improve disease prevention, as well as manage public health projects, and promote the involvement of communities in health programmes with both the public and private sector.The Public Health Management system will reportedly equip public health specialists with the right tools to monitor and manage initiatives and activities. It will also alert specialists to any evolving requirements, MoHAP confirmed.In terms of disease prevention, the platform will continuously monitor and report on data pertaining to any contagious disease.WHY IT MATTERSHaving a centralised database of this kind will reportedly help health service providers access important information to “help improve the health outcomes and rationalise healthcare spending.”Developed with local telecoms giant, Etisalat and the healthcare IT company, Health Matrix, the system is one more contribution “towards digital transformation and utilisation of artificial intelligence to achieve highly efficient preventive healthcare services and enhance the quality of their outputs,” in the country, said the ministry.ON THE RECORD“The Public Health Management system is part of the ministry’s strategy to enhance community health and healthy behaviours.

Improve the interaction between patients and health practitioners to be aware of their disease, and how to deal with it. And improve the proactively remote patient follow-up,” said Hussein Abdul Rahman Al Rand, Assistant Undersecretary of the ministry’s Health Centres and Clinics Sector. €œ[The system will] help limit the spread of diseases, reduce personal and governmental treatment spending, improve the national health indicators, and strengthen the preventive health system to confront health risks and epidemics via innovative digital solutions.”“asthma treatment ventolin challenges have shown the urgent need for critical digital infrastructure to enhance the response of health systems and societies and provide better, faster, and smarter digital healthcare. This system will support healthcare professionals with all the tools needed to help improve prevention and management of public health issues,” he added.The asthma treatment ventolin acted as an accelerator of sorts for many experiments with virtual care implementations. But, panelists pointed out during the American Telemedicine Association conference on Tuesday, it's important to take the lessons learned during the ventolin and incorporate them into future innovation efforts."Before the asthma treatment ventolin, telehealth was seen by many as the future of healthcare," said Sen.

Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, during opening remarks. "But today, it is healthcare," he continued.Schatz, who recently spoke with HIMSS TV about the importance of safeguarding telehealth in the long term, pointed to the CONNECT for Health Act as evidence of broad-based support for virtual care. "For more than a decade, bipartisanship on healthcare has been very hard to come by," said Schatz. "But the single shining exception is telehealth." "That's because telehealth works, and it's popular," he argued.Schatz urged attendees to continue pushing for access to virtual care."We cannot and should not go back to the Stone Age of telehealth coverage," he said. Indeed, if Congress does not act, advocates have repeatedly warned that Americans will face what they call a "telehealth cliff."Absent any change in law, "the vast majority of those waivers" put into place at the start of the public health emergency "are going to go away," said Amy Bassano, deputy director at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation at CMS, in a fireside chat following Schatz's remarks.At CMMI, she says, "we are thinking about everything we've learned to date, based upon our models we've tested [and] based on what's happened in the public health emergency ...

And how can telehealth and these other services really be a tool to help achieve those savings."CMMI, she says, has the authority to test how different innovation models – including those that use telehealth – can increase efficacy. "As we think about being patient-centered ... We think we can use our models to help ensure equity for the providers, for the patients – the folks in the models and the healthcare system at large," she said. Given general concerns about telehealth and spending, she said, "We need to be in a place where we are not looking to just increase costs or add additional services for the sake of those services." "They really need to be very focused on the outcomes and what we are trying to do," she continued. If Bassano could "wave a magic wand" to set virtual care-related priorities in the near future, she said, "It really is continuing this movement [toward] value and recognizing that virtual care is a really important part of that." 'Regarding how the private sector could contribute to this effort, she said, companies could and should keep "building what people need" and creating tools that are compliant with other requirements.In short, she said, "Keep on going."The movement over the last decade alone, she said, has been amazing.

"I can only imagine where we'll be ten years from now," she said. Kat Jercich is senior editor of Healthcare IT News.Twitter. @kjercichEmail. Kjercich@himss.orgHealthcare IT News is a HIMSS Media publication..

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But even states with the least growth still more than doubled their use, with North Dakota bringing up the rear at can you buy ventolin over the counter in the us 218%. Wyoming, Mississippi, Iowa and Arizona were also on the low end of the range. And in the "post-peak" months of January through March 2021, telehealth use was declining in most states – especially South Dakota, Louisiana, Mississippi and can you buy ventolin over the counter in the us California. Not every state is decreasing, though. New Hampshire experienced no decline, can you buy ventolin over the counter in the us and Oregonians only slightly lessened their use.

And in New Mexico and Washington, utilization rates have actually increased. Perhaps unsurprisingly, behavioral health was can you buy ventolin over the counter in the us a key driver of demand, comprising more than a third of visits. Anxiety and depression are the most frequent diagnoses among the highest users of telehealth. "Over the past 24 months, telehealth has consistently been utilized for behavioral health diagnoses more than medical diagnoses, particularly by commercially can you buy ventolin over the counter in the us insured patients," wrote researchers. THE LARGER TREND Trilliant Health argues that telehealth services are increasingly being commoditized as a "membership" good.

But major retailers appear to be betting can you buy ventolin over the counter in the us that consumers will be motivated to pursue that good. Amazon Care, for example, has been making waves in the industry as it moves to provide employees of other companies with access to its app-based services in all 50 states.And Walmart, which recently acquired MeMD, says virtual care can be part of an "omni-channel" solution to healthcare needs. "As we think about telehealth, it's about recognizing – give people options, give people can you buy ventolin over the counter in the us multiple pathways to engage care the way they want, and guess what they'll do?. " said Marcus Osborne, senior VP of Walmart Health during the American Telemedicine Association conference and expo earlier this month. "They'll get care." ON can you buy ventolin over the counter in the us THE RECORD "asthma treatment’s acceleration of telehealth adoption is beginning to taper and suggests long-term use is limited to a discrete user profile," wrote Trilliant researchers.

Kat Jercich is senior editor of Healthcare IT News.Twitter. @kjercichEmail. Kjercich@himss.orgHealthcare IT News is a HIMSS Media publication.Ireland's health service is still attempting to recover from a cyberattack six weeks ago, with some hospitals unable to access many IT services, or even the Internet. As reported by ZDNet, Health Service Executive leadership told a parliamentary committee that it will "likely take months" before the system is fully back online. "I assure members, and the public, that we are doing everything possible to restore the systems," said HSE CEO Paul Reid this past week.

WHY IT MATTERS The attack is believed to have been carried out by Conti, a Russia-based ransomware group that has also been behind more than a dozen attempts to target U.S. Health systems. After the incident on May 14, Conti somewhat unexpectedly gave the Irish government a tool that could decrypt the network at no cost. Still, the group is demanding a ransom in exchange for keeping stolen information private, which the HSE says it will not pay.And although decrypting the data is now possible, Reid said that "is only one element." "The malware must also be eradicated," he said, according to ZDNet."Decryption takes much longer than the original encryption, and eradication involves additional tasks to ensure that the perpetrators have no access route back into our systems." Hospitals are still providing necessary services, such as asthma treatment vaccinations, but 25% of HSE's servers remain encrypted. That leads to delays and continued IT downtime.

According to SC Magazine, Reid said he expected the costs to top $600 million, given ongoing recovery efforts and system replacements.The HSE plans to put in place a security operation center to be better prepared for future attempts. But even the best prepared countries remain at risk, as a new report shows. An analysis from Atlas VPN of the Global Cybersecurity Index 2020 report from the International Telecommunication Union gave the United States a perfect score of 100 when it comes to commitment to cybersecurity. The score is based on legal, technical, organizational, capacity development and cooperation cybersecurity indicators. The United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia were close behind, both with 99.54 points, followed by Estonia.All the same, it's clear the U.S.

Remains vulnerable – as evidenced by the devastation wrought by recent attacks on pipelines, the food supply and major health systems. THE LARGER TREND Amid warning signs from agencies, the Biden administration has signaled its support for bolstering domestic cybersecurity efforts. The president's $6 trillion budget, released earlier this month, would allocate billions of dollars toward strengthening cyber infrastructure. Elected officials are getting in on the act too. Senators introduced a bipartisan bill a few weeks ago aimed at more fiercely fighting cybercrime."Over the last few months, we have seen the severity cybercrime attacks can have on our nation’s infrastructure, and it is time for Congress to ensure our cyber defense can withstand these attacks in the future," said cosponsor Sen.

Thom Tillis, R-S.C., in a statement. ON THE RECORD "There is no underestimating the damage this cyberattack has caused. There are financial costs certainly, but there will unfortunately be human costs as well," said Ireland's Reid this week. When it comes to protecting against cybercriminals, "the whole world needs to raise its game," he said. Kat Jercich is senior editor of Healthcare IT News.Twitter.

@kjercichEmail. Kjercich@himss.orgHealthcare IT News is a HIMSS Media publication.Even with Cerner's more than 40 years of experience, during which it has developed its own perspectives on interoperability thanks to decades of handling patient data, the health IT giant has learned some valuable lessons about health information exchange over the past 16 months of the ventolin. As the company has helped its clients navigate asthma treatment, refining its own technologies and helping them connect to HIEs, Cerner also launched a new product this past year. Cerner Unite, a suite of tools focused on interoperability and usability for improved communication and care coordination.Healthcare IT News spoke with Sam Lambson, vice president of interoperability at Cerner, to discuss these new developments and elaborate on Cerner's view of interoperability.Q. What are the biggest challenges facing interoperability in healthcare today?.

A. The landscape of interoperability in healthcare has been rapidly changing, with new opportunities and challenges emerging every day. For all of us, asthma treatment has been a major focus for more than a year. The ventolin has highlighted how important interoperability is in healthcare and the major role it can play in being able to make more informed care decisions and track vaccinations.Two of the biggest challenges facing interoperability in healthcare today are data usability and public health data exchange delays.asthma treatment has highlighted the need for improved public health data exchange across the country. During the ventolin, healthcare workers across the globe realized how great of a need there is for increasing interoperability in healthcare to coordinate treatment for asthma treatment patients and mass vaccination efforts.

The flow of patient data to public health monitoring systems (like the CDC) is antiquated and, even today, can often require paper and faxes.Additionally, some healthcare vendors lack incentives to interoperate with other vendors' systems, which can lead to duplicative tests, unnecessary care and higher expenses. The 21st Century Cures Act information blocking provisions, which took effect in April, are a major step in the right direction toward alleviating this challenge, but there's still work to be done.Data usability is another challenge in interoperability. Different systems need to be able to exchange information, but more important, the data needs to be available in a format that makes sense to the provider and can be easily applied within their workflows.The steady rise of burnout among clinicians is a crisis that is affecting the healthcare industry. Having more usable data can help reduce EHR-related burnout enabling providers to spend less time dissecting data formats and more time providing informed patient care.Q. What are a couple of lessons learned regarding healthcare interoperability over the past chaotic year or so?.

A. On April 5, 2021, we hit a major milestone where the rules for information blocking went into effect for the first time. This is a game changer, because, along with the technology that's being required as part of the 21st Century Cures Act, information blocking is going to have a major effect on the interoperability landscape for Cerner and its clients.The new regulations create opportunities, because everyone in the industry will comply, leading to a new level of data liquidity, and patients will actually have more access to their records, allowing data to flow with the patient wherever they go on their care journey. We're excited to take advantage of all the new changes brought about by these regulatory shifts to continue to improve our product offerings to make sure patients are informed, empowered and at the center of care.Another important lesson the market as a whole is learning is that the industry's shift to value-based care is driving new alliances and payment arrangements that require the fluid exchange of information among organizations to support patient care.Furthermore, patients and healthcare consumers are using a multitude of digital tools to become more active participants and taking control of their own care. This requires data to be usable and portable, which is a challenge Cerner is working to address through new product offerings.Q.

What role can health information exchanges play in interoperability in healthcare?. A. In order to achieve true interoperability, healthcare organizations really need to be connected to interoperable sources. HIEs are a prime example of this. HIEs work to ensure patient data can be exchanged for providers to access, regardless of which network or EHR platform they use.This was evident more than ever throughout the ventolin as diverse providers offering asthma treatment labs and immunizations looked to HIEs as a way of seamlessly sharing that data across the network.

The ventolin has put interoperability into focus and has sped up innovation in the HIE space.One problem that existed well before the ventolin is the sheer volume of data coming from interoperable sources like HIEs. Data coming from these sources can be dated, messy, duplicated and big. With billions of records being shared across HIEs every month in the U.S., our providers simply don't always have the tools they need to make sense of it all and actually find the data that will support them at the point of care.This has been a lesson learned, and a challenge our teams have been working to address for a long time, now with renewed focus.Cerner has spent decades championing for HIEs and connecting our technology with global HIE networks. Cerner is a founding member of CommonWell, which is a national HIE network providing data sharing options to tens of thousands of users nationwide. Cerner has also enabled a connection to Carequality, to enable data sharing with other critical partners and allowing comprehensive exchange of healthcare data.Q.

You recently launched a new product called Cerner Unite. Please explain how it works and how it can help with interoperability.A. Cerner is very focused on simplifying the client experience when it comes to being more interoperable. Cerner Unite is the broad strategy that brings together our interoperability products into a consistent package to ensure all clients have what they need to take advantage of the latest interoperability innovations and capabilities.Cerner Unite is our commitment to strengthening the usability of external data to improve clinical decision-making and reducing the time-stealing and frustrating exercise of data hunting. All the forces driving interoperability have required an enormous amount of innovation to keep up, and Cerner Unite is a simplified approach to making sure our clients have the essential connectivity that they need to external data and that it is flowing seamlessly into the clinical workflow in a usable way.As part of Cerner Unite, we are very excited about our latest innovation in interoperability, Seamless Exchange, which goes beyond connectivity to true usability.

Seamless Exchange brings external and internal patient data together in a new intuitive side-by-side comparison view. Seamless Exchange will help prevent unnecessary data reconciliation and increase the adoption of outside information by minimizing duplicate data.Seamless Exchange offers the option to trust specific data sets and specific data sources with the ability to write directly to the clinical record, which helps organizations that might have multiple EHRs, creating efficiency and eliminating manual reconciliation workflows.Seamless Exchange delivers enhanced functionality, simplifying health data exchange, and provides a more intuitive interoperability experience for clinicians and a better, more holistic healthcare experience for each person.Twitter. @SiwickiHealthITEmail the writer. Bsiwicki@himss.orgHealthcare IT News is a HIMSS Media publication.The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has launched Public Health Management, a new system that aims to centralise various data in order to help improve disease prevention, as well as manage public health projects, and promote the involvement of communities in health programmes with both the public and private sector.The Public Health Management system will reportedly equip public health specialists with the right tools to monitor and manage initiatives and activities. It will also alert specialists to any evolving requirements, MoHAP confirmed.In terms of disease prevention, the platform will continuously monitor and report on data pertaining to any contagious disease.WHY IT MATTERSHaving a centralised database of this kind will reportedly help health service providers access important information to “help improve the health outcomes and rationalise healthcare spending.”Developed with local telecoms giant, Etisalat and the healthcare IT company, Health Matrix, the system is one more contribution “towards digital transformation and utilisation of artificial intelligence to achieve highly efficient preventive healthcare services and enhance the quality of their outputs,” in the country, said the ministry.ON THE RECORD“The Public Health Management system is part of the ministry’s strategy to enhance community health and healthy behaviours.

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Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, during opening remarks. "But today, it is healthcare," he continued.Schatz, who recently spoke with HIMSS TV about the importance of safeguarding telehealth in the long term, pointed to the CONNECT for Health Act as evidence of broad-based support for virtual care. "For more than a decade, bipartisanship on healthcare has been very hard to come by," said Schatz. "But the single shining exception is telehealth." "That's because telehealth works, and it's popular," he argued.Schatz urged attendees to continue pushing for access to virtual care."We cannot and should not go back to the Stone Age of telehealth coverage," he said. Indeed, if Congress does not act, advocates have repeatedly warned that Americans will face what they call a "telehealth cliff."Absent any change in law, "the vast majority of those waivers" put into place at the start of the public health emergency "are going to go away," said Amy Bassano, deputy director at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation at CMS, in a fireside chat following Schatz's remarks.At CMMI, she says, "we are thinking about everything we've learned to date, based upon our models we've tested [and] based on what's happened in the public health emergency ...

And how can telehealth and these other services really be a tool to help achieve those savings."CMMI, she says, has the authority to test how different innovation models – including those that use telehealth – can increase efficacy. "As we think about being patient-centered ... We think we can use our models to help ensure equity for the providers, for the patients – the folks in the models and the healthcare system at large," she said. Given general concerns about telehealth and spending, she said, "We need to be in a place where we are not looking to just increase costs or add additional services for the sake of those services." "They really need to be very focused on the outcomes and what we are trying to do," she continued. If Bassano could "wave a magic wand" to set virtual care-related priorities in the near future, she said, "It really is continuing this movement [toward] value and recognizing that virtual care is a really important part of that." 'Regarding how the private sector could contribute to this effort, she said, companies could and should keep "building what people need" and creating tools that are compliant with other requirements.In short, she said, "Keep on going."The movement over the last decade alone, she said, has been amazing.

"I can only imagine where we'll be ten years from now," she said. Kat Jercich is senior editor of Healthcare IT News.Twitter. @kjercichEmail. Kjercich@himss.orgHealthcare IT News is a HIMSS Media publication..

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