Category Archive for: Coronavirus

Covid recovered patients volunteer in Israeli hospital

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Jerusalem’s Hadassah hospital has been recruiting recovered Covid-19 patients to volunteer inside its coronavirus wards to help patients there. Under the pilot scheme, they visit patients in moderate or serious condition, who would otherwise be in isolation. The volunteers help the patients eat or just lend a listening ear. The hospital believes the project to…



SUCCESS: First 3 Patients at Hadassah Recover with Passive Coronavirus Vaccine

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Success: First 3 Patients at Hadassah Recover with Passive Coronavirus Vaccine

The first three patients treated with a new COVID-19 “passive vaccine,” which was developed by Hadassah Medical Centre and the Israeli biopharmaceutical firm Kamada, demonstrated rapid, clinical benefit and have already been released from the hospital to their homes. For three months now, Hadassah has been collecting plasma donations from coronavirus patients. Specifically, the plasma…



SodaStream, Hadassah Hospital unveil innovative respiratory device for COVID-19 patients

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A clinical trial of StreamO2 has started in the Jerusalem medical centre after the device was approved by the Israeli Ministry of Health. Israel-based sparkling water maker SodaStream and Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital unveiled Thursday that they had jointly developed a device that helps address the critical need for respirators in hospitals and healthcare facilities…



Hadassah First: Recovered COVID-19 Patients Volunteer to Assist the Sick

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Hadassah University Hospital in Jerusalem’s Ein Kerem became the first known hospital in the world to use recovered coronavirus patients to provide humanitarian support for those currently infected with the virus. On Wednesday, the hospital launched a programme to allow these volunteers, who were organised with the help of the Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) nonprofit Yad Avraham,…



Coping with Anxiety, Depression and PTSD in these Extraordinary Times

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Prof. Esti Galili, Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Hadassah Hospital Jerusalem, together with Dr. Claudio Michanie, Head of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry of the CEMIC University Hospital, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Prof. Galili emphasised that she was not sharing knowledge but rather sharing her experience in this pandemic. Dr. Michanie expressed…



Hadassah’s Wohl Institute Provides Tools for Researchers to Advance

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Just six months have passed since the Wohl Institute for Translational Medicine opened at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem, but it has already become the focus of 30 research projects from Hadassah. “In such a short time, with nearly half of it dominated by COVID-19, we’ve established ourselves as a national centre,” says Institute Director Prof.…



Hadassah Researchers Find Source of Coronavirus Blood Clots

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Researchers around the world have been puzzled by a deadly COVID-19 complication. Swollen legs, rashes and sudden death are a result of large and small blood clots. More than 30 percent of COVID-19 patients suffer from blood clots which create lethal blockages in the lungs, kidneys, heart and brain. Hadassah Prof. Abd Higazi, who heads…



New Innovative Hyperimmune Therapy for COVID-19 at Hadassah

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Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem became the first site in the world to test a passive vaccine treatment for Coronavirus (COVID-19) by administering Immunoglobulin G (IgG). Two months ago, Hadassah started collecting plasma rich with antibodies from recovered Coronavirus patients, with the aim of producing a treatment for severely ill patients. The plasmas collected from the…



Coronavirus rebel Zeev Rotstein’s battle against the bureaucrats

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Article by MAAYAN JAFFE-HOFFMAN, YAAKOV KATZ  Published in the Jerusalem Post, June 5, 2020  “We are not enemies, I just have a different opinion,” the Hadassah Hospital chief said. A few weeks after the novel coronavirus broke out in Israel in late February, Prof. Zeev Rotstein, the powerful head of Hadassah-University Medical Centre, sent a letter…



What does Covid-19 mean for children with additional needs and their families

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In a webinar, on May 27, organised by Hadassah UK and Norwood (the UK’s largest Jewish charity supporting children, families, and people with learning disabilities and autism), Prof. Eitan Kerem, head of the Division of Paediatrics at the Hadassah Hospitals in Jerusalem, offered advice to listeners from 16 countries about how parents can steer their…



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