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22nd Oct 2020, 15:04
Replies: 8
Views: 1,102
Posted By Radgirl

Great thread - many of the non medical issues...

Great thread - many of the non medical issues listed above such as cost and being turned away at the airport are probably more relevant than the science.

No test that is only 60% effective is...
17th Oct 2020, 11:39
Replies: 10
Views: 1,946
Posted By Radgirl

I had assumed this was a stupid idea from a local...

I had assumed this was a stupid idea from a local individual but the Telegraph is now reporting ministers intend to set up an NHS Air Grid (NAG) across the UK.
17th Oct 2020, 10:44
Replies: 10
Views: 1,946
Posted By Radgirl

This is medical drivvel. Covid tests are sent...

This is medical drivvel. Covid tests are sent twice a day in a BIG box. There is no urgency as the labs are not local, they are regional and they stack the incoming swabs for hours

PPE comes in...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Oct 2020, 09:31
Replies: 64
Views: 8,180
Posted By Radgirl

It is unlikely we can replace a human to actually...

It is unlikely we can replace a human to actually provide healthcare en scene in the next 2o years - we will use smart glasses etc to provide instructions (as I was doing by radio in 1982!!) but some...
16th Sep 2020, 17:14
Replies: 8
Views: 828
Posted By Radgirl

So they should. If you are on retrovirals and not...

So they should. If you are on retrovirals and not been left too long, you have a normal life expectancy, cant infect anyone else and should have LESS medical issues than the man in the street due to...
16th Sep 2020, 17:11
Replies: 6
Views: 1,033
Posted By Radgirl

Some very sensible responses. I agree hypos and...

Some very sensible responses. I agree hypos and vasovagals are likely - you cant eliminate a vasovagal by any test, the tests pick up specific issues that make them MORE likely. I wouldnt go down the...
Forum: Questions
13th Sep 2020, 11:30
Replies: 38
Views: 20,510
Posted By Radgirl

Latest papers suggest 78 days but with a...

Latest papers suggest 78 days but with a significant interpersonal variation. However this is not the same as immunity. The immune system stores the data and makes new antibodies if it re encounters...
5th Sep 2020, 11:09
Replies: 124
Views: 27,412
Posted By Radgirl

The problem is that the 90% are also at risk: at...

The problem is that the 90% are also at risk: at risk of infecting those over 40, BAME or with comorbidities and upon whom the economy also relies. I cant run my hospital with only 20 year olds and...
5th Sep 2020, 09:21
Replies: 124
Views: 27,412
Posted By Radgirl

As I have posted before, a vaccine is coming. I...

As I have posted before, a vaccine is coming. I dont know which one, its efficacy or approval date, but we will get there and the vaccine, even if only 50% efficacious (which is the FDA requirement...
31st Aug 2020, 21:44
Replies: 48
Views: 9,915
Posted By Radgirl

I would always be careful about accepting...

I would always be careful about accepting something reported in a news article at face value, but it is probable the psychiatrist was just that - a psychiatrist and not a AME or DAME. It is very...
31st Aug 2020, 09:40
Replies: 48
Views: 9,915
Posted By Radgirl

The issue of continuing to fly is nothing to do...

The issue of continuing to fly is nothing to do with Virgin. It was a medical decision. The fact that Virgin paid the doctor's salary is irrelevant. Whether the doctor was correct in continuing to...
21st Aug 2020, 13:22
Replies: 12
Views: 728
Posted By Radgirl

Sorry if I confused you. The kit is a gun that...

Sorry if I confused you. The kit is a gun that has to be inserted and fired inside the urethra. It takes experience and training to get it right. The patient doesnt have to get used to anything. Some...
20th Aug 2020, 18:11
Replies: 12
Views: 728
Posted By Radgirl

We are seeing them becoming popular. The...

We are seeing them becoming popular.

The operation is far less invasive than removing prostate but only really works with a prostate of the right size and shape I am told so if a surgeon says he...
13th Aug 2020, 12:16
Replies: 35
Views: 6,155
Posted By Radgirl

Easy to be wise after the event.... Soap and...

Easy to be wise after the event....

Soap and water probably not ideal for the panel nor other areas where water ingress might be a risk

In hospitals we use 2 antiviral wipes. One for work...
12th Aug 2020, 17:17
Replies: 445
Views: 231,984
Posted By Radgirl

PLEASE be careful. Unless you are qualified you...

PLEASE be careful. Unless you are qualified you do not know the risks. The only way to determine the risk in your individual case is by a face to face consultation with the surgeon or operator.

I...
26th Jul 2020, 14:32
Replies: 202
Views: 44,749
Posted By Radgirl

A lot of noise about death counting and certainly...

A lot of noise about death counting and certainly not being done well in England, but we will have to wait for the Inquiry to learn more. The law that applies to doctors, who are the only people...
23rd Jul 2020, 20:23
Replies: 129
Views: 32,015
Posted By Radgirl

I am sorry to disappoint some but PTSD is a...

I am sorry to disappoint some but PTSD is a defined mental health condition with defined symptoms. Not wanting to fly due to the risk of catching a potentially fatal disease is not one of them....
16th Jul 2020, 12:08
Replies: 5
Views: 1,106
Posted By Radgirl

Pilots have had an above average life expectancy...

Pilots have had an above average life expectancy since people looked into it in the 1960s. I suspect because you dont invest in the career if you have poor health, and it is in your own interest to...
10th Jul 2020, 13:02
Replies: 142
Views: 37,221
Posted By Radgirl

I would love a PM with details of these advanced...

I would love a PM with details of these advanced trials StickShift3000. Stem cells are very sexy. The commonest phrase in published medical papers for a decade. The number of internationally approved...
9th Jul 2020, 14:01
Replies: 35
Views: 7,009
Posted By Radgirl

Can anyone confirm what these 'Covid Testing...

Can anyone confirm what these 'Covid Testing Teams' actually do? Some articles say they tell passengers to stand 1.5 metres apart, others that they take your temperature and yet others do a...
28th Jun 2020, 12:02
Replies: 28
Views: 6,762
Posted By Radgirl

No they dont know anymore than we do - there are...

No they dont know anymore than we do - there are literally dozens of papers coming out daily in the civilian world about a pandemic that is less than a year old.

I think there are some concerns...
16th Jun 2020, 08:52
Replies: 42
Views: 4,904
Posted By Radgirl

I am reluctant to post again as this thread was...

I am reluctant to post again as this thread was supposed to give advice to students and instructors and by descending into 'my qualifications are better than yours' it has just confused.

To answer...
15th Jun 2020, 13:43
Replies: 42
Views: 4,904
Posted By Radgirl

Sorry S-works this paper is complete rubbish....

Sorry S-works this paper is complete rubbish. There are multiple things wrong with it, but it doesnt have any evidence about CO2 as the CO2 wasnt measured. We are talking about a barrier mask not the...
15th Jun 2020, 10:32
Replies: 42
Views: 4,904
Posted By Radgirl

Sorry for my multiple posts, but the issue of...

Sorry for my multiple posts, but the issue of virus transmission is important.

Masks are the most important method of mitigating transmission. Some studies suggest they reduce it by 70%, more than...
14th Jun 2020, 23:26
Replies: 42
Views: 4,904
Posted By Radgirl

Spectacles only fog because exhaled air escapes...

Spectacles only fog because exhaled air escapes from under the mask. A basic mask called a FFP1 which you are supposed to wear on public transport to avoid your droplets infecting others is not tight...
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