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  • 11th Emirates International Orthopaedic Congress at ADNEC Abu Dhabi
11th Emirates International Orthopaedic Congress at ADNEC Abu Dhabi

Event name: 11th Emirates International Orthopaedic Congress

Title of presentation: Management of Acute Achilles rupture in the Elite Athletes
Event date: November 17-19, 2023
Event venue: Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) Abu Dhabi – UAE

Prof Les Cannon Talks (5)
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Prof Les Cannon Talks (1)
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Prof Les Cannon Talks (3)


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NIPAH VIRUS

Nipah virus (NiV) is a zoonotic virus (it is transmitted from animals to humans) and can also be transmitted through contaminated food or directly between people.

The name, Nipah, is derived from the village in Malaysia where the person from whom the virus was first isolated succumbed to the disease. The Nipah virus was first recognized in 1999 during an outbreak among pig farmers in, Malaysia.

Natural host: fruit bats

Fruit bats, also known as ‘flying foxes,’ of the genus Pteropus are the natural hosts for Nipah virus. The virus is present in bat urine and potentially, bat feces, saliva, and birthing fluids.

Although Nipah virus has cause only a few known outbreaks, it infects a wide range of animals and causes severe disease and death in people, making it a public health concern. The case fatality rate is estimated at 40% to 75%.


Nipah Virus Symptoms
  • Symptoms
  • Transmission
  • Treatment
  • Diagnosis
  • Precautions
Symptoms

Symptoms typically appear in 4-14 days following exposure to the virus. The latest incubation period is 7 – 40 days.

Symptoms may initially include one or several of the following:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Vomiting

Severe symptoms may follow, such as:

  • Disorientation, drowsiness, or confusion
  • Seizures
  • Coma
  • Brain swelling (encephalitis).
Transmission

In the first known NiV outbreak, people were probably infected through close contact with infected pigs. Transmission is thought to have occurred via unprotected exposure to secretions from the pigs, or unprotected contact with the tissue of a sick animal.

Animal-Human Transmission
Nipah virus (NiV) can spread to people from contact with infected animals, such as bats or pigs, or their body fluids (such as blood, urine or saliva).

Food-Human Transmission
Consuming food products that have been contaminated by body fluids of infected animals (such as palm sap or fruit contaminated by an infected bat).

Human-Human Transmission
Close contact with a person infected with NiV or their body fluids (including nasal or respiratory droplets, urine, or blood).

Treatment

Currently there are no licensed treatments available for Nipah virus (NiV) infection. Treatment is limited to supportive care, including:

  • Rest
  • Hydration and
  • Treatment of symptoms as they occur.

Intensive supportive care is recommended to treat severe respiratory and neurologic complications. Consult your Doctor for prescription of medication.

Diagnosis

Initial signs and symptoms of Nipah virus infection are nonspecific, and the diagnosis is often not suspected at the time of presentation. The main tests used are real time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) using the following bodily fluids to diagnose the condition:

  • Nasal or throat swabs
  • Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)
  • Urine samples
  • Blood samples.

Nipah virus (NiV) infection can be diagnosed during illness or after recovery.

Precautions

In areas where Nipah virus (NiV) outbreaks have occurred (Bangladesh, Malaysia, India, and Singapore), people should:

  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water
  • Avoid contact with sick pigs or bats
  • Clean and disinfect pig farms
  • Avoid trees or bushes where bats are known to rest or sleep
  • Avoid eating or drinking products that could be contaminated by bats, such as raw date palm sap, raw fruit, or fruit that is found on the ground
  • Avoid contact with the saliva, blood or other bodily fluids of any person known to be infected with NiV
  • Contacts Tracing
Contacts Tracing
Category Discerption Action
High Risk Exposure
  1. Any contact with body fluids (blood, urine, saliva etc) of a confirmed case of Nipah
  2. Any contact with body fluids of a probable case who died without a lab confirmation of Nipah
  3. Spend time in proximity or in closed space for more than or equal to 12 hrs
Asymptomatic: Home quarantine with active follow up for fever by healthcare workers, twice a day for 21 days
Symptomatic: (fever)- Immediate admission in designated isolation ward with ICU facility
Low Risk Exposure
  1. Any other contact such as touching, contact with clothes or linen or any other item used
Asymptomatic: Home quarantine and follow up for fever by telephone.
Symptomatic: (fever) Immediate admission in designated isolation facility

“This article is just for educational purposes only”

Nipah Virus 2023 – Kerala India

Between 12 and 15 September 2023, a total of six laboratory-confirmed cases of Nipah virus infection including two deaths were reported by the State Government of Kerala. All confirmed cases were males within the age range of 9 to 45 years old and were reported within the Kozhikode district of Kerala.

Source: WHO: Nipah virus Infection 2023 outbreak – Kerala India


Are you recently traveling from the infected area, in close contact or feeling the same symptoms?




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  • 9th Annual MENA International Orthopaedics Congress in Dubai
9th Annual MENA International Orthopaedics Congress in Dubai

Event name: MENA International Orthopaedics Congress

Title of presentation: Lisfranc’s injury, fixation vs. fusion
Event date: September 15-17, 2023
Event venue: Conrad Dubai, UAE

Prof. Leslie Cannon talks at MENA International Orthopaedics Congress



Dr Les Cannon Foot Surgeon Orthopedic HSMC
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PROF. DR. LES CANNON
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  • 1st edition of Emirates Sports Medicine Conference in Dubai
1st edition of Emirates Sports Medicine Conference in Dubai

Event name: Emirates Sports Medicine Conference

Title of presentation: Ankle ligament injuries in sport
Event date: 13th and 14th May 2023
Event venue: Mohammed Bin Rashid University Of Medicine And Health Sciences (MBRU), Dubai



Dr Les Cannon Foot Surgeon Orthopedic HSMC
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PROF. DR. LES CANNON
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Foot & Ankle Surgery Specialist

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2023 McDonald Diagnostic Criteria Review


Event name: McDonald Diagnostic Criteria Review 2023 – An initiative of the International Advisory Committee on Clinical Trials in MS

Event date: Nov 29 – Dec 2, 2023
Event venue: Sofitel Skipper, Barcelona, Spain

Dr Bassem at McDonald Diagnostic


Multiple Sclerosis acadeMe


Event name: Multiple Sclerosis acadeMe: Shifting the Mindset, Reshaping the Future of MS

Event date: November 25, 2023
Event venue: Zurich, Switzerland

MS Event Dr. Bassem

7th MENACTRIMS Congress Egypt


Event name: The 7th MENACTRIMS Congress is accredited for 19.0 CME hours by the American Association of Continuing Medical Education (AACEME)

Event date: 11 – 12  November, 2022
Event venue: InterContinental Citystars Cairo, Egypt

Prof Bassem Yamout Menactrims (1)
Prof Bassem Yamout Menactrims (4)
Prof Bassem Yamout Menactrims (5)
Prof Bassem Yamout Menactrims (6)
Prof Bassem Yamout Menactrims (7)

With Charcot MS Students at Dresden International University


Professor Bassem Yamout with Professor Giancarlo Comi and Professor Tjalf Ziemssen along with students from the Charcot Multiple Sclerosis Master of Science program in cooperation with Dresden International University.

Prof Bassem Yamout Multiple Sclerosis at Dresden


The launch of the “National Multiple Sclerosis Society“


Event name: The launch of the “National Multiple Sclerosis Society”

Committee Members Prof. Bassem Yammout & Joelle Massouh from HSMC in attendance.

Prof Bassem Yammout National Multiple Sclerosis Society
The launch of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

“Less is More in MS management“ symposium


Event name: Less is More in MS management hosted by the Romanian Society of Neurology

Title of presentation: Long-term Management with Immune Reconstitution Therapies: Managing Disease Activity with Mavenclad
Event date: 4th March 2023
Event venue: Bucharest, Romania

Less is More in MS Management symposium in Bucharest


MAGNIMS meeting in Egypt


Event name: 5th MS Summit jointly hosted by the European Society of Neuroradiology (ESNR) and the Egyptian MS Society

Title of presentation: EBV and Multiple Sclerosis: Are We Close to a Cure?
Event date: 2nd and 3rd March 2023
Event venue: Cairo Marriott Hotel, Zamalek, Egypt

MAGNIMS meeting 2023 in Egypt


5th MENACTRIMS Congress Dubai


Event name: 5th MENACTRIMS Congress

Event date: 6th and 7th  December 2019
Event venue: Intercontinental Dubai Festival City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Prof Bassem Yammout Fifth MENACTRIMS Congress
Prof Bassem Yammout Fifth MENACTRIMS Congress Dubai



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HARLEY STREET MEDICAL CENTRE MADE IT TO THE LIST OF GOLD SEAL OF APPROVAL®

Through hard work, persistence, and dedication in offering the highest levels of safe and effective care to our patients, we are honored to have earned Joint Commission International’s Gold Seal of Approval®

JCI is an affiliate of the most trusted name in accreditation – The Joint Commission. JCI is the recognized global leader in healthcare accreditation. The accreditation and certification from JCI is recognised as the Gold Seal of Approval® for international quality standards for patient care and organisation management. Their standards represent a worldwide consensus on quality patient care that reflects state-of-the-art healthcare practices and healthcare delivery trends.

In giving due recognition to organisations that comply with international healthcare quality standards, the JCI achieves its objective of helping organisations strive to attain the highest performance possible, improving patient outcomes, and creating an environment for continuous improvement. JCI is dedicated to continuously improving the safety and quality of care in the international community through the provision of education and advisory services and international accreditation and certification.

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