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The lethal outcome of Russian medicine: doctors quit, patients die

The Health Foundation, having studied the statistics of the Ministry of Health, released data on the growth of nosocomial mortality in Russia. Over the year, it grew by 5, 5%. Mortality growth was noted in 79 regions. The fund also reported an increase in hospital admissions in the country. This means one thing: there are more patients, but their treatment has become worse. Two scandals shocked the medical community in just the past week. In a maternity hospital in the Stavropol Territory during a cesarean section, a 24-year-old woman in labor died. Seeing that the patient’s condition began to deteriorate sharply, the doctors of the Andropovsk regional hospital together left the operating room. The 72-year-old doctor retreated first, citing pressure. Her younger colleague simply did not want to take responsibility – especially since there was not her change. She urgently needed to leave for family reasons. As a result, 24-year-old Continue Reading

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Fell, stand in line, die

Hip fracture is the second cause of death of elderly people after a heart attack, but there are almost no emergency operations that can save thousands of lives. The fracture of the proximal femur is by far the most common injury in people over 60 years old, said the chief geriatrician of the Russian Ministry of Health, Olga Tkacheva. Frequent dizziness, instability of gait, impaired vision, hearing, cognitive deficit, diabetes mellitus and various neurological diseases that progress with age are aggravated by osteoporosis associated with the aging of bone tissue. The combination of these factors leads to sad consequences. Every year more than 125,000 elderly people break the thigh neck. And almost 40% of them die in the first year after the fracture, said Acting Director of the National Medical Research Center of Traumatology and Orthopedics named after Priorov Nikolai Zagorodniy during the Eurasian Orthopedic Forum (EOF-2019). The death rates Continue Reading

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Myths and Reality: Up to 6000 Israelis per year die from hospital infections

Each year, between 4,000 and 6,000 Israelis die as a result of complications from hospital infections, mostly from antibiotic-resistant bacteria. A report published by the State Inspectorate in 2013 also showed that, in general, approximately 40,000 patients in hospitals suffer from such complications, also known as nosocomial infections. A report by the Ministry of Health, published on Sunday, April 21, in the Jewish daily Yediot Aharonot, revealed Israeli hospitals with the worst rates of nosocomial infections. Hospitals were divided into three categories — large, medium, and small — to ensure a fair comparison of infection levels. Among the six major hospitals in Israel at Rabin Medical Center on the Beilinson campus in Petah Tikva, the highest incidence was registered (132), followed by Hadassah with the Ain Kerem campus in Jerusalem (116) and Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv (107). The hospital with the fewest infections was the Soroka Medical Center in Continue Reading

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Expert: Russians began to die more often from AIDS

In Russia, the number of newly registered HIV infections is rapidly increasing. Experts warn about this on the eve of World AIDS Day. “Unfortunately, the number of infected people is growing in Russia. We had 103 thousand new cases last year. By November, we already had another 75 thousand registered. That is, by the end of the year there will be at least 100 thousand, ”said Vadim Pokrovsky, head of the Federal Scientific and Methodological Center for the Prevention and Control of AIDS. In 2014, there were 89,808 new cases, in 2015 – 98232, in 2016 – 103,438. Pokrovsky also announced an increase in the number of deaths of patients with HIV-positive status. “Our number of deaths is increasing. Last year, 18.5 thousand people, according to Rosstat, died of AIDS. In fact, more than 30 thousand people died with HIV, but why did the remaining 15 thousand die – a Continue Reading