Posts Tagged:treatment

Israel’s ICUs overflow as unvaccinated patients fall severely ill

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As coronavirus cases continue to surge across Israel, the country’s hospitals say their intensive care units (ICUs) are working overtime to deal with the flow of new COVID patients, most of whom apparently were not vaccinated. Despite conducting one of the world’s fastest vaccination campaigns, Israel has been struggling to contain the highly contagious delta…



HADASSAH EIN KEREM AND HADASSAH MOUNT SCOPUS NAMED ISRAEL’S BEST HOSPITALS

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The Health Ministry’s report for 2020 places Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem in first place in the major hospital category and Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus at the top in the category of small-campus hospitals. Both received a maximum score of 10. The scoresheet takes into account a vast array of services. Among them are the ability…



LEST WE FORGET THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC YEAR

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Hinda and Chaim, an Israeli couple who suffered from Covid-19, went on to become volunteers at Hadassah Hospital. In this story they share their experiences of helping other hospitalised victims at Hadassah. Last year on Tisha Be’av, Hinda Hekelman was too sick to fast. She was coughing and weak from the ravages of COVID-19. “Back…



From Israel to South America: Hadassah’s Butterfly Effect

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Blog by Jorge Diener, Executive Director at Hadassah International It is an understatement to say that we are living in extraordinary times. More than a year ago, disruption was a word that represented innovation, creativity and thinking out-of-the-box. The Coronavirus pandemic has locked us inside boxes and disrupted, in one way or another, the lives…



MEET ISRAEL’S ‘MEDICAL AMBASSADOR’ TO THE UAE

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Tatiana Zhelninova, the former chief Physician and Medical Director of Hadassah Medical Moscow in Skolkovo, is striving to bring Israel’s top doctors and best biotechnologies to the United Arab Emirates, thereby improving healthcare in the region. “For doctors, nurses and medical professors, nationality and race are not important,” she told The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday…



ARAB PHYSIOTHERAPIST AT HADASSAH HEALS MORE THAN THE PHYSICAL FOR HER PATIENTS

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This article is adapted from The Branch, a monthly podcast exploring individual relationships between Jews and Arabs, Israelis and Palestinians. The Branch is produced by Hadassah and created by Dina Kraft, a journalist based in Tel Aviv. Rasha Ghaith, a physiotherapist, hands a soccer ball to her patient, a 70-year-old retired lawyer Uri whose muscles…



Hadassah Ophthalmologist First Israeli to Win Prestigious ARVO Award

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Prof. Jacob Peer, Head of the Onco-Opthalmology Department at Hadassah-University Medical Centre, has become the first Israeli to win the prestigious Joanne G. Angle Award from the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). Prof. Peer, won the award earlier this month from ARVO, the largest eye and vision research organisation in the world…



Hadassah Vaccinates over 90% of its Staff

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There are very pleasing statistics coming from Hadassah Medical Centre as the vaccination campaign appears to be working, according to data released last Thursday by Eran Segal, a computational biologist at the Weizmann Institute of Science. Segal has been tracking virus trends since the start of the pandemic: He wrote on Twitter that since the…



Hadassah Hospital Opens Israel’s First Paediatric ICU for COVID-19 Patients

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Jerusalem sees surge of ‘very sick’ children in recent weeks; 4 of 8 available beds at new unit already filled, including a 10-day-old baby  Jerusalem’s Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem has opened the country’s first paediatric intensive care unit specifically designed for coronavirus patients after thousands of children have been diagnosed with COVID-19 over the past…



First in Israel: Hadassah’s New Innovative Treatment Corrects Irregular Heartbeat

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For the first time in Israel, a surgical team at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem has performed an innovative procedure to treat an irregular heartbeat in a patient’s atrium that enables the surgeon to access areas of the heart that were either difficult or impossible to reach previously. The procedure destroys abnormal tissue with high-frequency electrical energy, rendering the dysfunctional tissue incapable…



Hadassah’s Revolution in Scientific Research: What are Organoids?

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Classically, researchers in basic medical science have had two tools: in vitro cultures and animal models. The limitations pose many challenges: Cells taken out of the human body and grown in a petri dish won’t behave exactly as they do within a real organ of the body. Animal models are not as highly complex as the human body.…



Hadassah and Neurogenesis announce results from Phase 2 MS Study

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A Phase 2 study at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem has revealed significant clinical improvements in patients with progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) after being treated with NG-01 stem cells developed by NeuroGenesis, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company advancing innovative cell therapies to combat neurodegenerative diseases. The 14-month randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled study, comprised of 48 patients, was led by Prof.…



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