COVID-19: 1 year on

Free webinar 18 February 2021 at 22.30 MRU Time Register here. In February 2020, the Royal College of Physicians hosted a COVID-19 webinar, which looked at the origin and biology of the virus; recognition, diagnosis and management of cases; and UK preparedness and guidance.On 18 February 2021, we will be giving an update to explore how… Continue reading COVID-19: 1 year on

RSM Covid-19 Webinar: Are vaccines a silver bullet for the crisis?

Thursday 3 December 2020 Time: 16:30pm - 17:15pm MUT 12.30-13.15 GMT Free webinar link We are delighted to welcome Dr Maheshi Ramasamy, Principal Investigator at the Oxford Vaccine Group, to the COVID-19 Series tomorrow afternoon. In conversation with RSM President Professor Roger Kirby, Dr Ramasamy will give behind the scenes insights into the development of the Oxford vaccine, and analysis of… Continue reading RSM Covid-19 Webinar: Are vaccines a silver bullet for the crisis?

Review article-Prone position in ARDS patients: why, when, how and for whom

By now, we all hopefully have heard of the use of prone positioning in Covid-19 pneumonia. This technique has very rarely been used in Mauritian ICUs. Should we adopt it? This is a nice review article to make up your mind. The take home message is: Prone positioning has now assumed its rightful place in… Continue reading Review article-Prone position in ARDS patients: why, when, how and for whom

A year on: Do we know how the SARS-COV-2 is transmitted in the community?

A year has already passed since the first documented case of Covid-19 in Wuhan. The science of the virus has progressed exponentially in some aspects but there has been a more gradual shift of our knowledge of how the virus travels between people. There was and there is still too much emphasis on transmission via… Continue reading A year on: Do we know how the SARS-COV-2 is transmitted in the community?

Renal Webinars 5- 12th November 2020

ISN-KDIGO Webinar: Chronic Kidney Disease Early Identification & Intervention November 5 at 20.00 MUT (16.00 UTC) Register here Chronic kidney disease causes substantial global morbidity and increases cardiovascular and all-cause mortality. Unlike other chronic diseases with established strategies for screening, there has been no consensus on whether health systems and governments should prioritize early identification… Continue reading Renal Webinars 5- 12th November 2020

RSM Webinars: 3rd and 5th November 2020

End of life in intensive care: Current challenges Tue 3 Nov 2020 from 16:30 to 17:35 MUT Register here. Organised by Critical Care Medicine, Palliative Care. These End of life in intensive care webinars are designed to explore the concept of dying in a critical care environment. This webinar is a chance to reflect on the current… Continue reading RSM Webinars: 3rd and 5th November 2020

Live Webinars to Week ending 8 August

Live Webinar: Optimal Management of Hypertension 5th Aug 2020 at 18:30 – 19:30 Free online Register here Behavioural Sleep Medicine BSM Seminar Series Information page on University of Arizona page on how to join. Sleep and Insomnia in Older Adults 5th Aug 2020 at 20:00 – 21:00 Jennifer L. Martin, PhD, FAASM, Professor of Medicine, David Geffen… Continue reading Live Webinars to Week ending 8 August

UK Covid-19 Double Breakthrough

Two newsworthy news in the fight against Covid-19 from the UK yesterday. Beta Interferon First, there was a small double blind placebo-controlled RCT using a novel inhaled formulation of interferon beta SNG001 in hospitalised COVID-19 patients.  The trial recruited 101 patients from 9 specialist hospital sites in the UK. Patient groups were evenly matched in… Continue reading UK Covid-19 Double Breakthrough

Covid-19 Digest 19 July

Covid-19 infections keep rising inexorably. So do Covid-10 publications. Impossible to keep up with the data overload but the following articles have caught my eye. If you have read some other noteworthy ones, do let me know. My selection includes a considered opinion on the management of acute respiratory distress syndrome ARDS, promising Phase 1… Continue reading Covid-19 Digest 19 July

First Covid-19 Publications Made in Moris!

The eagle eyed amongst you may have noticed a little feature on the front page of this website: Mauritius in Scientific Publications. This is where the most recent five publications on Pubmed is listed. When I set it up a few weeks ago, I didn't expect new items to appear that often. There has actually… Continue reading First Covid-19 Publications Made in Moris!