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  • Informed consent in a patient with aortic dissection and mild intellectual

    • Authors: Wafa Abdelghaffar; Elyes Lagha, Fares Azaiez, Nadia Haloui Rym Rafrafi
      Abstract: Informed consent is an ethical and legal requirement in modern medicine. A valid consent implies that the patient can decide on treatment after receiving adequate information from his doctor. In case of incapacity and specific conditions, doctors can administer treatments without patient consent. Nonetheless, some cases are borderline, such as the patient presented in this paper who had a mild intellectual impairment and refused to undergo urgent intervention for aortic dissection. In this case, psychiatrists and cardiologists collaborated to check whether the patient could consent and decided to respect his choice. He was not operated, and the local ethical committee agreed with this decision. In Tunisia and developing countries, the paternalistic approach is still prevalent in the doctor-patient relationship. This paper highlights that ethical considerations should be universal and applied to all patients in all cultures and discusses ethical and legal aspects.
      PubDate: 2022-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • Perspectives of social policies and programs in the post-Covid-19 era

    • Authors: Chokri Kooli
      PubDate: 2022-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • After one year of the COVID-19 pandemic and hundreds of suggested drugs,
           will cathepsin L inhibitors be the solution'

    • Authors: Amr Ahmed; Mohammad Nezami, Abdullah Alkattan, Ahmed Mohamed, Omar Alshazly, Simona Ibrahim Mahmoud Elkazzaz
      Abstract: Cysteine cathepsins are defined as lysosomal enzymes that are members of the papain family. Cysteine cathepsins (Cts) prevalently exist in whole organisms, varying from prokaryotes to mammals, and possess greatly conserved cysteine residues in their active sites. Cts are engaged in the digestion of cellular proteins, activation of zymogens, and remodeling of the extracellular matrix (ECM). Host cells are entered by SARS-CoV-2 via endocytosis. Cathepsin L and phosphatidylinositol 3-phosphate 5-kinase are crucial in endocytosis by cleaving the spike protein, which permits viral membrane fusion with the endosomal membrane and succeeds in the release of the viral genome to the host cell. Therefore, inhibition of cathepsin L may be advantageous in terms of decreasing infection caused by SARS-CoV-2. Coordinate inhibition of multiple Cts and lysosomal function by different drugs and biological agents might be of value for some purposes, such as a parasite or viral infections and antineoplastic applications. Zn2+ deficiency or dysregulation leads to exaggerated cysteine cathepsin activity, increasing the autoimmune/inflammatory response. For this purpose, Zn2+ metal can be safely combined with a drug that increases the anti-proteolytic effect of endogenous Zn2+, lowering the excessive activity of some CysCts. Biguanide derivative complexes with Zn2+ have been found to be promising inhibitors of CysCts protease reactions. Molecular docking studies of cathepsin L inhibited by the metformin-Zn+2 complex have been performed, showing two strong key interactions (Cys-25&His-163) and an extra H-bond with Asp-163 compared to cocrystallized Zn+2 (PDB ID 4axl).
      PubDate: 2021-11-22T00:00:00Z
  • The Effect of Telemedicine on Patients’ Compliance in Family
           Medicine Follow-ups in Qatar

    • Authors: Yaman M. AlAhmad; Duaa Mahmoud Haggeer, Abrar Yaser Alsayed, Mahmoud Y. Haik, Leen Maen AbuAfifeh, Mohammed Hussain Aljaber, Ahmed Aboubakr Mohamed, Mohammad Balideh, Nora Almutawa Mohamed Hashim Mahmoud
      Abstract: Introduction: Telemedicine is the delivery of health care services to patients distantly. During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, telemedicine has become an essential implement in delivering healthcare services worldwide. Accordingly, in March 2020, the Primary Health Care Centers (PHCCs) in Qatar has started telephone consultation follow-up appointments in Family Medicine (FM) clinics instead of conventional consultation. Given the limited data about telephone consultations in Qatar, our aim of this study is to investigate the possible impact of telemedicine on chronic disease patients’ follow-up compliance.Methods: This study compares the compliance of adult patients with chronic diseases following-up within FM clinics in Qatar's PHCC through telephone consultations with a minimum of three telephone consultations ordered between April to November 2020, in comparison to the compliance of the same group of patients to their prior face-to-face follow-up consultations in FM clinics with a minimum of three face-to-face ordered follow up appointments between April to November 2019. A cross-sectional study will be carried out to investigate the effect of telephone consultation in PHCC on patients’ compliance with reference to conventional face-to-face consultation. Patients’ data will be received from Health Information Management in twenty-seven PHCCs in Qatar.Conclusion: Due to the limited studies on the effectiveness of telemedicine on patient compliance in FM follow-ups within Qatar's PHCC, comparing patients’ follow-up compliance with telephone consultations to their prior face-to-face consultations would be helpful in assessing patients’ quality of care delivering within FM clinics. With telecommunication being easily accessible and time-efficient, it is believed, when used correctly, it might improve compliance and adherence to the management prescribed by the physician and follow-up appointments in Qatar's PHCC. In addition, this study will help in providing recommendations that could guide the organization on forming policies to be applied in PHCCs after the resolution of the COVID-19 pandemic.
      PubDate: 2021-11-22T00:00:00Z
  • The challenge of education and training in the COVID-19 National Emergency
           Hospital Wisma Atlet Kemayoran in Jakarta

    • Authors: Mochamat Helmi; Djayanti Sari, Yenny Sulistyowati, Andreasta Meliala, Laksono Trisnantoro, Tjahja Nurrobi Tugas Ratmono
      Abstract: Background The Corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic poses a risk of inequality between the number of prepared service staff and patients. Emergency hospitals, that do not have full-time employees due to the voluntary employment system, need to supervise the competence and knowledge of their staff, as they came with diverse backgrounds of knowledge and skill. The National Emergency Hospital Wisma Atlet Kemayoran, which can provide services for nearly 6000 COVID-19 patients, is required to be able to provide education and training continuously to improve the knowledge of its volunteers aiming to improve the quality of the care services.Methodology The present study is descriptive observational research to explore the challenge of education and training in the COVID-19 National Emergency Hospital Wisma Atlet Kemayoran in Jakarta.Results The COVID-19 health workers need to be equipped with sufficient knowledge about personal protective equipment (PPE), COVID-19 management, triage, admission, emergency and critical care for the COVID-19 patients. Supervision is needed to ensure that volunteers with various knowledge and skill backgrounds can collaboratively provide good services for the COVID-19 patients at all fronts. With frequent personnel changes, education and training on the same topic are always given repeatedly. To overcome this inefficiency, the Education and Training Department can film every practical skill related to health care service, and then create tutorial videos followed by small groups onsite skill station, when necessary. The hospital received enormous support from the governmental and non- governmental organizations to conduct education and training sessions on regular basis.Conclusions Education and training are very critical in the Emergency COVID-19 Hospital. The process has become a major challenge due to regular changes of staff. Information and communication technologies remain a more recommended alternative to the traditional onsite face-to-face method of education and training delivery as to prevent the spread of this virus. The training and education program in the National COVID-19 Emergency Hospital Wisma Atlet have received major supports from several Government agencies, and national private/non-government organizations. However, supports from International NGOs, international aid agencies, or humanitarian organizations, apart from the local professional organizations, which generally extend generous support need also to be explored.
      PubDate: 2021-10-14T00:00:00Z
  • Pharmacological management of psychiatric agitation in COVID-19
           hospitalized patients

    • Authors: Wafa Abdelghaffar; Houda Snen, Nadia Haloui, Hana Blibech Rym Rafrafi
      PubDate: 2021-10-14T00:00:00Z
  • Physical and mental health aspects in COVID-19: Two sides of a coin

    • Authors: Oussama Sidhom
      PubDate: 2021-10-14T00:00:00Z
  • Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on perceived stress levels of employees
           working in private organizations during lockdown

    • Authors: Arfa Maqsood; Javeria Saleem, Muhammad Salman Butt, Ruhma Binte Shahzad, Raja Zubair Muhammad Ishaq
      Abstract: Background Worldwide, office employees have experienced two novel phenomena during the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown: working from home and reductions in their salaries. These phenomena have majorly impacted the lives of individuals as well as their families. The present study aims to measure the perceived stress levels among employees during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in Pakistan.Methodology A cross-sectional approach was used to collect data from a sample of 385 employees working in three different IT-oriented private organizations. A semi-structured, Likert-scale questionnaire was used, containing the 10-item inventory from the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS). A sociodemographic profile, working parameters, and frequency of PSS inventory were presented in the descriptive analysis. Binary logistic regression analysis was made to compare the stress levels of the two groups resulting from their workloads and reductions in salary.Results An elevated perceived stress level (50.9%) was observed among the employees, showing a significant relationship with salary reduction and home work engagement (p<0.005). A strong negative correlation was observed (-0.860) for the salary reduction with PSS.Conclusion Working from home and reductions in salary caused increased perceived stress levels of the employees working in private organizations. Salary reductions proved to be a strong stressor, causing economic disruption and inability to cope with financial burdens during the COVID-19 pandemic.
      PubDate: 2021-10-14T00:00:00Z
  • Embracing Healthcare Delivery Challenges during a Pandemic. Review from a
           nodal designated COVID-19 center in Qatar

    • Authors: Manish Barman; Tanweer Hussain, Hatem Abuswiril, Memon Noor Illahi, Muhammad Sharif, Harman Talat Saman, Magdi Hassan, Mohamedali Gaafar, Junaid Abu, Muayad Kasem Khaled Ahmad Mohamed Abou Kamar
      Abstract: Hospitals and healthcare systems are instrumental in the formulation and delivery of a coordinated response to disaster management especially epidemics. In healthcare policy and strategy formation, there are only trade-offs, which with uncertainty are akin to gambles. National organizations play a key role in pandemics through the expression of physician motivation. Effective strategies can facilitate physician action through economies of scale that lower the costs for physicians to meet both community and patients' needs. Moreover, no matter how well clinicians are motivated and positioned to act, their collective actions are likely to fall short without complementary systems for population-based care that require the operational support of an organization. This review of institutional policy implementation and frameworks intends to highlight how a nodal-designated COVID-19 center in Qatar managed to control the menace by altering its procedural sets and work arrangements to augment an integrated, intrinsic response to a briskly emerging, conceivably complex situation. This outcome was achieved under the guidance of a national leadership team, effectively adapted to its specific challenges by building on current medical evidence, management routines, proficiencies, and health system capacity. This ambitious drive started with the cohesion of services and implementation of evidence-based protocols by assigning a physician-led team to research, strategize and organize improved patient flow and information by arranging analytical compliance and preparedness. Through these service approaches and ongoing efforts, HMGH has realized significant outcome improvements, such as increasing capacity building, reducing healthcare waste, and increasing patient satisfaction rates whilst successfully achieving significantly lower COVID-19 mortality both in terms of absolute numbers and as percent population compared to many developed countries in the world. The strategies outlined in this article might not be all-inclusive or fit other healthcare system models, but they generate a veritable interest to pursue and be subjected to further rigorous study.
      PubDate: 2021-10-14T00:00:00Z
  • COVID-19 and the mental health of professionals in the health sector in
           the UAE: An analytical study

    • Authors: Chokri Kooli
      Abstract: As the Covid-19 pandemic persists, the public health interventions reported that many individuals during this pandemic situation experience different circumstances that lead to their poor mental health performance, such as isolation stress, anxiety, depression, anger, confusion, and unemployment. The aim of this study is to examine the existing literature in a comprehensive manner and to explore the impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of UAE health workers. This study also examined the psychological factors that influence workers’ mental health due to the pandemic of COVID-19. An online questionnaire was administered to answer the research question. The results proved that the pandemic has affected both physical and mental health of UAE health workers. Consequently, the adoption of preventive actions at the governmental, organizational, and individual levels is highly recommended. In this research, the implementation of effective communication and the application of adequate psychological services have been suggested. To this end, the role of policy makers to be involved in placing governmental initiatives that prevent the spread of the virus and protect the mental health of workers has been highlighted.
      PubDate: 2021-10-14T00:00:00Z
  • COVID-19: Challenges and opportunities

    • Authors: Chokri Kooli
      PubDate: 2021-09-07T00:00:00Z
  • All those exanthematous fevers are not Covid-19

    • Authors: Jaseem Sirajudeen; Arun Prabhakaran Nair, Rabia Waseem Hassany, Nishan K Purayil, Joe Vargheese Mathew, Ihab T Elmadhoun Mulham Mustafa
      Abstract: Fever with a rash is a common case scenario that clinicians encounter in their practice. The ubiquity of the presentation is proportional to the magnitude of the physician's dilemma due to its numerous causes. The diagnosis varies from infectious diseases to non-infectious, life threatening diseases including the current COVID-19 pandemic. Here we present a case of a 31-year-old male, who presented to the Emergency Department with fever and rash and was initially diagnosed and managed as a case of COVID-19 which on further evaluation proved to be brucellosis. This is a case of brucellosis with cutaneous manifestations which had been masquerading as COVID-19.
      PubDate: 2021-06-24T00:00:00Z
  • Psychological support unit design and implementation during COVID-19
           pandemic: Case of Mongi Slim Hospital, Tunisia

    • Authors: Wafa Abdelghaffar; Nadia Haloui, Noamen Bouchrika, Souha Yaakoubi, Amani Sarhane, Emna Kalai, Nihel Siala, Hajer Boulehmi, Souad Trabelsi, Soumaya Bourgou, Fatma Charfi, Ahlem Belhadj Rym Rafrafi
      Abstract: General lockdown was declared in Tunisia in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It had a negative psychological and social impact on the Tunisian population and health professionals. Mental healthcare was crucial during this period but health services access was difficult because of movement restrictions. Mongi Slim Hospital contains three special COVID-19 units and there was an urgent need for a psychological intervention with increasing demands at the mental health department in this hospital. A psychological support unit (PSU) was implemented with a free helpline for both patients, families and hospital staff. The objective of this paper was to describe the design, implementation and activities of this unit. This PSU had preventive and management activities for both patients and health professionals. Recommendations drawn from this experience are to promote mental health care and to encourage implementation of such units in order to respond to the local need of patients and staff. This pilot experience should be generalized to other hospitals in Tunisia and worldwide.
      PubDate: 2021-06-24T00:00:00Z
  • Psychological impact of COVID-19 pandemic among expatriate residents in
           the UAE

    • Authors: Panthayil K Baburajan
      Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated people and countries around the world. It has affected every aspect of human life. Despite the discovery of vaccines and widespread immunization drive which is a minor consolation, the consequences of it are likely to prevail for extended periods of time. This study explored the psychological impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic within the United Arab Emirates (UAE). An online survey was carried out among a sample of 78 expatriate residents. While most of the respondents recognized and highly valued the measures taken by the UAE government to support and deal with the pandemic, intense stress and uncertainty was reported. It was found that the Asian community was more anxious concerning the negative consequences of the pandemic than Arab or W stern residents. The worry among older people was also found to be more intense. Anxiety over health consequences, fear of job loss, and constraints for international travels were the most overwhelming concerns. The difficulties that the coronavirus has presented continue to devastate the psychological wellbeing of individuals even where an adequate governmental system for prevention and controlling the pandemic is in place.
      PubDate: 2021-06-24T00:00:00Z
  • To win the global war against Covid-19 terror: free of charge vaccine to
           all people who want to be vaccinated

    • Authors: Mohamad Zakaria
      PubDate: 2021-06-24T00:00:00Z
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Heriot-Watt University
Edinburgh, EH14 4AS, UK
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