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Managing healthcare delivery in future…

The growing trend of patients demanding better healthcare experiences, emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) being put to work, new healthcare models threatening...

Glitch delays rollout of Covid-19 booster shots for healthcare workers

Due to a technical glitch, the start of the Sisonke Booster Trial for healthcare workers (HCWs) has been delayed by a day. According to the Department...

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Pfizer jab’s effectiveness in protecting against Covid hospitalisations and deaths confirmed...

Two doses of the Pfizer vaccine reduced the risk of being hospitalised or dying from Covid-19 In South Africa by more than 90% compared...

Study confirms abnormal brain changes in people with bipolar disorder

Researchers have long suspected that bipolar disorder (BD) may be accompanied by abnormal structural and functional changes in the brain. Small cross-sectional brain imaging...

Cognitive dysfunction fairly common after COVID-19 infection

The authors of a research letter published online in JAMA Network Open have drawn attention to a substantial proportion of relatively young COVID-19 survivors exhibiting...

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Medical schools, regulators behind on practice tech realities

Still having doctors graduating from medical school without having an idea or appreciation of what is happening within the telehealth space is deeply concerning,...

Stopping clawbacks from funders could be “catastrophic”

If the SA Society of Physiotherapy’s (SASP) should succeed in its court bid to declare unconstitutional Section 59(3) of the Medical Scheme Act (MSA)...

Facemask ventilation of surgery patients does not increase spread of COVID-19

New research published in Anaesthesia (a journal of the Association of Anaesthetists) says that the use of facemask ventilation during routine surgery should not...

Initiative to boost local medical device industry potential, capacity

While the South African medical device industry has enormous potential and capacity, it is fragmented and not functioning optimally. Constraints to growth of the sector,...

Booster jabs for HCWs: Second Sisonke trial to be launched

The Department of Health says it has secured enough JnJ boosters for the estimated 480 000 healthcare workers who were vaccinated against Covid-19 from...

Need for uniformity in device-related funding stressed

Medical device and funding industry representatives have agreed that, mainly because of the fragmented nature of both relationships and processes, uniform measures have to...

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Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting during the past week: Critical shortage of nephrologists in SA needs...

COVID has shown ‘we can do it!’ – Crisp

The sharing of hospital resources during the height of COVID and the collective effort on the planning and implementation of the entire vaccination programme...

Single payer system ‘takes away diversity of alternatives’

One of the setbacks with a single payer system is that takes way the diversity of alternatives in the event of inevitable failures, Hospital...