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How COVID-19 Impacted on Intraoperative Radiation Therapy ?

The COVID-19 pandemic has influenced the whole planet with its major impacts on the economy and businesses across the globe. The COVID-19 spread worldwide in unprecedented ways due to its high infectious and contagious nature and lack of availability of its vaccine. As a result, the greatest medical challenge in the 21st century is yet to be faced by physicians worldwide. Though the emergence of the virus can be traced back to Asia, many European countries along with the U.S. have been struck massively by the pandemic. The virus has spread across all regions ranging from North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Africa up to South America. The COVID-19 has been declared as a pandemic by World Health Organization (WHO) due to its increased spread across the globe. After the declaration of the pandemic, various countries announced the complete lockdown such as India, China, and other Asian countries to decrease its spread. According to the latest situation report by World Health Organization (WHO) stated 175 million cases of the corona have been reported globally and 4 million patients are dead due to the coronavirus. On a slightly positive note, a total of 158 million people have recovered and total of 2 million vaccine doses have been administered as well.
Countries all around the world witnessed a large number of patients suffering from COVID-19 and post COVID-19 complications such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and kidney problems. As a result, the hospitals and clinics were filled up with COVID-19 patients and less preference was given to cancer patients. Moreover, the surgical procedures for the same were brought to a halt which will lead to the downfall of the growth of intraoperative radiation therapy in the current situation. However, with the number of cases decreasing in number and increase in vaccination against COVID-19 across the globe, the market for intraoperative radiation therapy market might get a boost due to some relaxation in COVID-19 cases which will result in increasing demand for intraoperative radiation therapy with patients coming forward to clinics and hospitals for treatment.
The novel coronavirus has profoundly impacted all fields, including healthcare, medical device services, automotive, and pharmaceutical among others. It has led to shutdowns of mass production and disruptions in the supply chain that have impacted the economies of possibly every nation in the world. The pandemic also affected the intraoperative radiation therapy industry as the patients fear contracting the virus which compelled patients to stay at home instead of completing their post-lumpectomy radiotherapy regimens.

IMPACT ON PRICE

The Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has a huge impact on the price of the global intraoperative radiation therapy market.
It is estimated that if COVID-19 continues to spread for prolong period then the demand for cancer therapy devices will highly upsurge for top importer countries. For therapies and the diagnostic, the United States solicit a huge number of medical X-ray IORT devices followed by China and Japan. Henceforth, for diagnosis dependency of these countries highly increases on other exporters and many countries solely depend on the U.S. and Japan for the cancer therapy equipment. Consequently, this leads to a rise in X-ray IORT device cost along with types such as Electron IORT and related accessories.
For instance,
This increase in the price of the cancer therapeutic devices may hamper the market growth if it continues to be consistent. Additionally, if the lockdown continues to stretch for long period then the import of the intraoperative radiation therapy market is estimated to be more restricted, which may lead to a rise in the price of these devices.
IMPACT ON DEMAND
Various screening, diagnostic, and surgical procedures were restricted at hospitals and cancer treatment centres, which resulted in disruptions in the intraoperative radiation therapy market. However, as per World Health Organization (WHO), the modern day vaccination drives are increasing the demand for intraoperative radiation therapy market, since cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for nearly 10 million deaths in 2020.
The majority of the population worldwide is suffering from cancer diseases due to poor lifestyle choices, smoking, consumption of alcohol, lack of physical activity, and other factors. With the increase in the prevalence of cancer, the demand for intraoperative radiation therapy is increasing as well to offer proper diagnosis and treatment to the patient.
For instance,
· There were an estimated 18 million cancer cases around the world in 2018, which increased to 19.3 million in 2020
This proves that there was an increase in the number of cancer patients even during the COVID-19 pandemic. Moreover, according to the American Cancer Society, Inc. the cancers patients are likely to get infected with coronavirus because of the changes in their immune system that control their bodies defence systems.
Thus, having cancer may also increase the risk of the severe illnesses from COVID-19 as the cancer therapy treatment reduces the immunity of the human body. This has provided for the increasing demand for intraoperative radiation therapy diagnostic tools, especially in cancer-dedicated hospitals and surgical centres, where all the patients with cancer-related problems are treated.
Thus, with the increased cases of cancer, the demand for intraoperative radiation therapy is expected to increase in upcoming years.
IMPACT ON SUPPLY CHAIN
The supply chain was widely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic as acute restrictions and lockdowns produced many urgent situations in the early days of the pandemic which needed immediate attention. The supply chain disruption has transformed many organizations’ business environments, including the supply chain of the intraoperative radiation therapy market. The supply chain disruption mainly impacted the Asia-pacific region at the initial time and especially the market of and from China due to challenges from restricted movement and quarantine period.
For instance,
· According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), 63 manufacturers which represent 72 facilities in China that produce essential medical devices were facing an obstacle in the manufacturing of medical devices and their supply, owing to citing workforce challenges, and the necessary quarantine of workers. Moreover, closing borders of various countries is anticipated to diminish the supply chain business environment.
To minimize supply chain crises, FDA has been firmly monitoring the supply chain with the assumption that the COVID-19 outbreak may adversely impact the supply chain of a medical product, including shortages of critical medical products in the U.S. or potential disruptions in supply chains.
To manage such a crucial situation many organizations and countries are looking forward to improving and diversified supply chain models in all aspects. A diversified supply chain model anticipated minimizing the export of medical products as well as increase end-to-end visibility.
For instance,
· Federal indirect tax body the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council of India has decided to cut taxes on medical supplies
· The European Commission made a decision for helping Member States affected by the pandemic to temporarily suspend customs duties and VAT on medical device

IMPACT ON PRICE

The Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has a huge impact on the price of the global intraoperative radiation therapy market.
It is estimated that if COVID-19 continues to spread for prolong period then the demand for cancer therapy devices will highly upsurge for top importer countries. For therapies and the diagnostic, the United States solicit a huge number of medical X-ray IORT devices followed by China and Japan. Henceforth, for diagnosis dependency of these countries highly increases on other exporters and many countries solely depend on the U.S. and Japan for the cancer therapy equipment. Consequently, this leads to a rise in X-ray IORT device cost along with types such as Electron IORT and related accessories.
For instance,
This increase in the price of the cancer therapeutic devices may hamper the market growth if it continues to be consistent. Additionally, if the lockdown continues to stretch for long period then the import of the intraoperative radiation therapy market is estimated to be more restricted, which may lead to a rise in the price of these devices.

CONCLUSION

Pandemic has taken a toll on every aspect of life, including the global economy. With the significant downfalls in many sectors, a collaborative effort of government, industry players, and consumers can win the fight against COVID-19.
It is estimated that the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak has slightly impacted the growth of the intraoperative radiation therapy market as due to the rising cases of COVID--19 worldwide, the surgical and therapies procedures were brought to a halt in establishments such as hospitals, clinics, and surgical centres.
However, with the increase in cancer patients worldwide the demand for intraoperative radiation therapy will increase in the coming years. Moreover, poor lifestyle, smoking, consumption of alcohol, lack of physical activity, and other factors will contribute to the incidence of chronic disease such as cancer which is anticipated to increase the global intraoperative radiation therapy market in the coming years.
It still continues to inflict the world with appalling economic and social dilemmas, capable enough to leave severe backlash on the economy for the next several years. The first wave had already inflicted severe blows to the population as well as the economy. The currently experiencing second wave is expected to be more disastrous not only to the masses but also to healthcare and medical device markets.
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Making an Appointment for Liposuction or Nonsurgical Fat Removal The best way to decide between liposuction, CoolSculpting, truSculpt, BodyTite, and other non-invasive fat reduction procedures is to consult with a board certified cosmetic surgeon. During a personalised cosmetic surgery consultation, they can walk you through your options and help you decide which is the best fit for you.
CBD for Sleep, CBD Benefits, Side Effects, and Treatment
People have long used the cannabis plant for medicinal and recreational purposes. Compounds called cannabinoids in the plant are responsible for the effects on the brain, and the two most abundant of these are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). People use CBD for a variety of reasons, including reducing seizures, anxiety, and pain. Some studies have demonstrated that CBD may also be a sleep aid. In this article, we look at whether it works and any associated risks. What the research says In the last decade, growing public interest in the benefits of marijuana, and CBD in particular, has encouraged researchers to study its effects. Early studies indicate that high dosages of CBD may support sleep. One investigation found that, compared with a placebo, a CBD dosage of 160 milligrams (mg) increased sleep duration. The researchers also concluded that the placebo, 5 mg of the insomnia drug nitrazepam, and 40, 80, and 160 mg of CBD helped the participants fall asleep. The stress hormone levels of cortisol are typically peak in the morning, but people with insomnia may have high cortisol levels at night. Independent of insomnia, having high cortisol levels at night is associated with an increased nighttime awakening. In one study on the effects of CBD, researchers found that cortisol levels decreased more significantly when participants took 300 or 600 mg of CBD oil. These results suggest that CBD affects the release of cortisol, possibly acting as a sedative. A more recent analysis of CBD and sleep recruited 103 participants who had anxiety or poor sleep. The researchers studied the effects of CBD combined with those of other prescribed medications. The CBD dosages ranged from 25–175 mg. The researchers found that 25 mg was the most effective dosage for anxiety and that addressing troubled sleep required higher dosages. During the 3-month study, the investigators followed up with the participants monthly. At the first follow-up, 66.7% reported an improvement in sleep, but 25% had worsened sleep. 56.1% of the participants reported improved sleep at the second, but 26.8% had worsened sleep. The researchers conclude that although CBD might help people sleep in the short term, the effects may not be sustained. Side effects and other risks of CBD Overall, the available evidence suggests that CBD is well-tolerated. Some people report fatigue and mental sedation with CBD use, but researchers believe this may be related to the dosage. Taking 10–400 mg of CBD per day for an extended period and by different routes did not have a toxic effect on participants in a large retrospective study. Even dosages of up to 1,500 mg per day were well-tolerated, other researchers report. However, determining whether there are long-term risks of CBD use will require further studies. So far, no reports of lethal CBD overdoses exist. Some researchers may be concerned about CBD abuse, but information on significant complications is limited. One study indicates that dosages of 400–700 mg of CBD, which is considered high, can aggravate cognitive deficits in people with schizophrenia. Combining CBD and THC may, however, improve cognition. Researchers do report that CBD may cause other adverse effects, including: alterations of cell viability in studies conducted in cell cultures decreased fertilization capacity inhibition of drug metabolism in the liver reduced activity of P-glycoprotein and other drug transporters If these effects on drug metabolism and transportation are confirmed, it would indicate that CBD interferes with other medications. Overall, more research is necessary. Still, it is suitable for anyone who wants to use CBD to speak with a healthcare provider first. Check out the best CBD for sleep at Sweet Dream Beauty website.
Why And How To Use A Niacinamide Serum
Niacinamide may not get as much attention as retinol and vitamin C, but it is a skincare powerhouse that deserves equal recognition. It is the definition of a multitasker, offering a host of distinct benefits that make it a good choice for a wide range of skin types and complexion issues. However, incorporating it into your current skincare routine might sound difficult. Is it OK to use niacinamide along with vitamin C and/or retinol? Is hyaluronic acid a viable alternative? We weigh in on everything you need to know about using niacinamide. What is niacinamide, exactly? Simply put, it's a B vitamin, one of two forms of vitamin B3, and it participates in a number of critical cellular operations in the skin. What benefits does it have for the skin? Buckle your seatbelts, because this is going to be a long list. Niacinamide is a fantastic treatment for acne-prone skin. Niacinamide reduces sebum production, which can help prevent acne and shine. The vitamin is also known for its anti-inflammatory qualities, which aid in the treatment of acne and other skin conditions such as eczema. Niacinamide helps to build the skin barrier, which is advantageous to people who have eczema or sensitive skin. It is also an efficient skin lightening agent, treating hyperpigmentation by blocking pigment transfer from pigment-producing cells known as melanocytes to skin cells on the surface where discoloration is visible. As if that wasn't enough, there's evidence that niacinamide can help to reduce wrinkling and photoaging by maintaining cell function and repairing DNA damage. To summarise, niacinamide has very few limitations. Is it OK to mix niacinamde and retinol? Yes! In fact, retinol and niacinamide are recommended together for faster effects. The soothing characteristics of niacinamide can also assist to alleviate the unpleasant side effects and irritation that usually accompany retinol's wrinkle-fighting effectiveness. Is it safe to combine with other ingredients? Yes, as a general rule, which is why it's found in many skincare products and is easy to incorporate into your present routine. Niacinamide is frequently coupled with salicylic acid, a beta-hydroxy acid typically found in acne products, due to its acne-fighting qualities. Combining niacinimadie's oil-removal properties with salicylic acid's ability to break down excess oil is an effective way to keep pores free and breakouts at bay. Niacinamide is an ideal choice for combining with alpha-hydroxy acids, which are chemical exfoliants that can cause skin irritation, due to its anti-inflammatory and skin barrier-strengthening effects. Because the AHAs exfoliate the dead skin cells that would otherwise make it impossible for the niacinamide to enter, combining them boosts the efficacy of the niacinamide. Finally, because niacinamide and hyaluronic acid can both help with dry skin, they are frequently mixed. What is the one thing that the jury is still out on? Vitamin C. Because vitamin C might inactivate niacinamide, the applications should be separated by 15 minutes. In truth, the two would have to be heated in order to interact negatively, and more and more cosmetics are combining the two in skin-brightening formulations. The bottom conclusion is that if you utilise a product that contains both vitamin C and niacinamide, it was most likely specifically designed to work together. If you're using two different products that include these chemicals, wait 15 minutes between applications or use one in the morning and the other in the evening. Should I use niacinamide? Sure, in a nutshell. One of the nicest aspects of niacinamide is not only the vast list of benefits it offers, but also how well it is tolerated, particularly by those with sensitive skin. This makes it an enticing choice for those whose skin is sensitive to more common acne or skin lightening agents like benzoyl peroxide or retinoids.
How COVID-19 Impacted on Niemann-Pick Disease in Healthcare Industry ?
COVID-19 Impact on Niemann-Pick Disease in Healthcare Industry OVERVIEW A novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, appeared in December 2019 in Wuhan, China, spreading much faster than its predecessors and has already infected millions of patients worldwide as of April 19, 2020. As the scope of the current COVID-19 outbreak has reached the proportion of pandemics, significant international efforts in public health are underway to control the epidemic. The covid-19 pandemic majorly impacted the rare diseases patients because, during the pandemic, the need to provide high-level care for a large number of patients with COVID-19 has affected resourcing and limited the routine maintenance of all other conditions. The impact of health emergencies particularly faced by the rare disease communities, organizations, clinics, and other healthcare providers. The health economic challenges faced by patients and their families, institutions, research organizations, and healthcare providers during the pandemic outbreak have demonstrated the importance of ensuring continuity of care in the management of rare diseases, including adequate diagnostics and monitoring protocols, and highlighted the need for a structured emergency strategy. Niemann-Pick disease is a rare, inherited disease that affects majorly body's ability to metabolize fats such as cholesterol and lipids within the cells. Over time, these cells got malfunctioned and died. The disease can affects the brain, spleen, nerves and, if get severe, may affect lungs, bone marrow, and other organs. The disease can occur at any age but majorly affects children. There is no known cure for the disease, and sometimes it may be fatal for children, the only treatment is focused on helping people live with their symptoms. IMPACT ON PRICE Various market players are facing a large number of challenges due to the coming of the novel coronavirus and different strains; one such issue is the uncertainty surrounding the impact of covid-19 on off label drugs demands. Due to the increased coronavirus cases and continuous lockdown, the costs of the drugs and their APIs increase automatically. On the one side, it will increase the revenue of the companies, but a patient may resist buying the products, which ultimately increases the stress level on the patients. Moreover, Due to the pandemic, there is the delay associated with various types of limitations faced by the manufacturers to fulfill the end product order, which has resulted in the less availability of medical devices in the market and due to which the cost of available devices has increased with the several factors. Also, due to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak, manufacturers are forced to find new contract manufacturers and suppliers for more manufacturing activities to different or unique facilities location that are less impacted by the outbreak. The impact of Covid-19 has created huge price impact on the government as well as on patient families that they have to buy the drugs on higher rate as compared to the average rate. IMPACT ON DEMAND The Coronavirus zone is the result of various markets around the world. This is the cause of the widespread closures and isolation that are affecting world economic activity. As the cases increases in the month of April 2020, the sudden surge in demand has seen, and drugs and medical devices went out of stock. Moreover, the decrease in the revenue of the key market players depicted in their quarterly results, such as Medtronic, among others, gave the evidence of decline in the demand for medical devices due to the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic. For instance, · Medtronic reported a decline of 1% in its brain therapies net sales of the financial results of 2020 as compared to 2019. The reduction was primarily motivated by the detrimental effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent deferral to companies of medical procedures. · Impact on rare disease organization also faced significant fundraising income loss, this consequential income loss may leads to loss of various people jobs associated with the organizations. The cutting or income loss leads to the reducing staff, canceling offices leases, and delay or cutting office programs. The impact of covid-19 majorly impacted the organizations if the revenues loss projections do not change, this will leads to temporarily or permanently shut down of small and middle foundations and organizations. IMPACT ON SUPPLY As the epidemic intensifies, supply chains can be at significant risk due to over-located locations that can potentially be disrupted. The supply chain of drugs, devices, and services has been disrupted. The spread of COVID-19 makes it difficult for governments to use these drugs; the availability of these systems faces constant challenges due to their components of use and limited initial needs. Moreover, as there is no cure for the disease, only physical activities/therapies may suppress the symptoms also affected by pandemics. According to the NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders), in the U.S. stated that 74% of the population have had canceled medical appointments due to Covid-19 pandemic, 69% of population concerned about their medication and medical supplies. For instance, • In June, ResMed stated that, due to the Covid-19 pandemic company sleep apnea business segment adversely affected including sleep clinics, physician practices, HME suppliers. As new patients are prescribed sleep apnea devices such as PAP, CPAP devices for the treatment through hospitals that are directing their resources to critical care, including COVID-19 treatment. The covid 19 impacts may continue to decrease demand for the sleep apnea devices sale STRATEGIC DECISIONS OF GOVERNMENT AND MANUFACTURERS As such, market participants are involved in the production of drugs, expanding their business through a variety of programs, including collaboration, contracts, and pipeline development, collaboration, and market expansion. It is expected that the strategic decisions of these companies will provide significant opportunities for market participants operating in the Niemann-Pick Disease market. For instance, · In July 2020, Abbott announced that it had received FDA approval for the use of the Patient Controller App on compatible personal Apple smartphone devices. The approval will allow the patient living with neurological conditions to manage their therapy directly from personal smartphone. · In May 2020, Philips, a global leader in health technology, joined forces with the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) to help further the adoption of telehealth across the industry, demonstrating its commitment to connecting care across acute, post-acute, and home care settings. The continued collaboration spotlights telehealth's growing adoption and momentum amidst COVID-19 and the need to convey the exponential shift to telehealth capabilities. · In U.S., NIH supports the research survey of “CURE EPILEPSY ORGANIZATION” to examine the impact of Covid-19 on Rare Disease Community. The survey includes more than 200 rare diseases including the brain, immune system disorders, heart, lungs, brain development diseases, and more. CONCLUSION As this pandemic situation has resulted in many restrictions in different places around the world, still the market players of dealing in rare diseases therapy and services were able to manage their service stock. Different companies dealing in metabolic diseases therapy services were finding out their own way to deal with this pandemic situation. The government and companies around the globe are working together and have issued advice for those undergoing therapies centers during these unprecedented times during COVID 19 lockdown around the world. The supply chain was destroyed, but several steps were taken by the government and companies, which will help them, get their needed output for therapy service. By increasing the material price, the companies can maintain their overall revenue. Thus, different foundations, organizations,, and services center markets are finding ways to deal with this pandemic situation. Figure 1: Relationship between Coronavirus and Lysosome storage diseases : Coronavirus Cell Entry Occurs through the Endo-/Lysosomal Pathway
Significant COVID-19 Impact on Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Diagnostics in Healthcare Industry
COVID-19 Impact on Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Diagnostics in Healthcare Industry The novel coronavirus has profoundly impacted all fields, including healthcare, medical device services, automotive, pharmaceutical and many others. This pandemic has led to shutdowns of mass production and disruptions in the supply chain that have impacted the economies of virtually every nation in the world. The pandemic also affected the non-small cell lung cancer diagnostic industry. The patient's fear of contracting the virus compels patients to stay home instead of undergoing diagnosis and treatment. During the COVID-19 pandemic, countries worldwide witnessed a large number of patients suffering from COVID-19 and post COVID-19 complications such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and kidney problems. As the COVID-19 cases were rising, the healthcare system had shifted its focus in curbing the disease, thereby delaying diagnosis and treatment of other chronic conditions as cancer. Thus, a negative impact is expected on the non-small cell lung cancer diagnostics market due to the pandemic scenario As a result, the hospitals and clinics were filled up with COVID-19 patients and less preference was given to non-small cell lung cancer patients. Moreover, limited access to clinics, social distancing, the lockdown of the population, which results in a slow-down in patient flow and referrals, has also impacted the market growth. However, with the cases decreasing in number and increase in vaccination against COVID-19 across the globe, the market for non-small cell lung cancer diagnostics market may get a boost due to some relaxation in COVID-19 cases, which will result in increased demand for non-small cell lung cancer diagnosis with patients coming forward to clinics and hospitals for treatment. IMPACT ON DEMAND Various screening, diagnostic and surgical procedures were restricted and at hospitals and cancer treatment centers, which resulted in disruptions in the non-small cell lung cancer diagnostics market. However, even during the pandemic, the lung cancer cases were subsequent, which is expected to increase the demand for non-small cell lung cancer diagnostics market. For instance, · According to World Health Organization (WHO), in 2020, lung cancer accounted for 2,206 771 deaths among both sexes. The lung cancer statistics include both small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer. About 13% of all lung cancers are small cell lung cancer and 84% are non-small cell lung cancer. This proves an increase in the number of non-small cell lung cancer patients even during the COVID-19 pandemic. Moreover, according to the American Cancer Society, Inc., lung cancer patients are likely to get infected with coronavirus because of the changes in their immune system that control their body's defense systems. For instance, · According to a study published in PubMed, patients with lung cancer are at an increased risk of becoming infected with the virus and experience higher morbidity and mortality than the general population Thus, having cancer such as non-small cell lung cancer may also increase the risk of severe illness from COVID-19 as the cancer therapy treatment reduce the immune system of the body. . This has increased the demand for non-small cell lung cancer diagnostic tools, especially in cancer-dedicated hospitals and surgical centres, where all the patients of non-small cell lung cancer-related problems are treated. Thus, with the increased lung cancer cases, the demand for non-small cell lung cancer diagnostic will increase in the coming years. IMPACT ON SUPPLY CHAIN The supply chain was widely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic as acute restrictions and lockdowns produced many urgent situations in the early days of the pandemic, which needed immediate attention. The supply chain disruption has transformed many organizations' business environments, including the supply chain of non-small cell lung cancer diagnostics market. The supply chain disruption impacted the Asia-Pacific region initially, especially the demand from China due to challenges from restricted movement and quarantine period. For instance, · According to the FDA, 63 manufacturers representing 72 facilities in China that produce essential medical devices face obstacles in manufacturing medical devices and their supply, owing to citing workforce challenges and the necessary quarantine of workers. Moreover, closing borders of various countries is anticipated to diminish the supply chain business environment, as it may hamper export of the medical supplies To minimize supply chain crises, the FDA has been firmly monitoring the supply chain with the assumption that the COVID-19 outbreak may adversely impact the supply chain of medical products, including shortages of critical medical products in the U.S. or potential disruptions in supply chains. Many organizations and countries are looking forward to improving and diversified supply chain models in all aspects to manage such a crucial situation. A diversified supply chain model anticipated minimizing the export of medical products as well as increase end-to-end visibility. For instance, · The Brazilian government published a resolution eliminating import taxes on 141 medical products and hospital equipment · The European Commission made a decision for helping Member States affected by the pandemic to suspend customs duties and VAT on medical devices temporarily · Federal indirect tax body the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council of India has decided to cut taxes on medical supplies IMPACT ON PRICE The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic does not significantly impact the global non-small cell lung cancer diagnostics market. But it is estimated that if COVID-19 continues to spread for a prolonged period, then the demand for non-small cell lung cancer diagnostic equipment and devices will highly upsurge for top importer countries. For therapies and the diagnostic United States solicit the huge number of medical devices, followed by China and Japan. For instance, · According to the General Administration of Customs (GAC), China's exports of medical machinery and devices increased 40.5 percent in 2020 compared to the previous year, reaching USD 18.138 billion · According to the World Trade Organisation, the U.S. imports and exports of medical goods increased by 16 %, reaching USD 1,139.00 billion in value Henceforth for diagnosis, dependency of these countries highly increases on other exporters and many countries solely depend on China and the U.S. for the non-small cell lung cancer diagnostic equipment. Consequently, this may lead to a rise in the overall non-small cell lung cancer diagnostic cost. This increase in the price of the non-small cell lung cancer diagnostic may hamper the market growth if it continues to be the same. Additionally, if the lockdown continues to stretch for a long period, then import of non-small cell lung cancer diagnostics market is estimated to get more restricted, which may further lead to a rise in the price of the these devices CONCLUSION It is estimated that the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak has significantly impacted the growth of non-small cell lung cancer diagnostics market as the rising cases of COVID-19 worldwide the healthcare system had shifted its focus in curbing the disease, thereby resulting in the delay of diagnosis and treatment of non-small cell lung cancer. Thus, a negative impact is expected on the non-small cell lung cancer diagnostics market due to the pandemic scenario. However, with the increase in lung cancer patients worldwide, the demand for non-small cell lung cancer diagnostics will increase in the coming years. Moreover, poor lifestyle, smoking, alcohol consumption, lack of physical activity and other factors will contribute to the incidence of chronic disease such as lung cancer, including non-small cell lung, which is anticipated to increase the global non-small cell lung cancer diagnostics market in the coming years.
Significant Impact of COVID-19 on Bioresorbable Scaffolds in Healthcare Industry
COVID-19 Impact on Bioresorbable Scaffolds in Healthcare Industry Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), also known as SARS-CoV-2 or 2019-nCoV, is a human infectious disease caused by the coronavirus that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome. COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the world health organization due to the rapid rise in human infection rates. This pandemic has influenced the whole planet with its major impacts on the economy and businesses across the globe. The virus has spread across all regions ranging from North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Africa up to South America. After the pandemic declaration, various countries such as Russia, Europe, and Asia announced the complete lockdown to decrease its spread. During this pandemic of COVID-19 the rising prevalence of cardiovascular diseases and accompanied surgery adoptions is accelerating the market growth. Amid this pandemic the demand for bioresorbable scaffolds is increasing as they provide complete resorption and temporal mechanical support for patients. According, to the situation report of 20 July 2021, by WHO, 190 million cases of coronavirus patients have been reported globally, and 4.08 million patients are dead due to the coronavirus. America is leading in cumulative cases with a record of 74 million and 1.9 million death rates. More than 4.21 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered in around 180 countries. The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a huge impact on the healthcare and supply chain of various medical products, including Bioresorbable scaffolds. Bioresorbable scaffolds are widely used as potential solution for coronary artery diseases. These scaffolds prevent the adverse reactions caused by permanent metallic devices during percutaneous coronary intervention, which is safe, effective, and timely preferred treatment for coronary artery diseases. Usually, permanent metallic devices prevent the natural process of vessel restoration and remodeling, which makes future revascularization more complicated. Hence, bioresorbable scaffolds are preferred to prevent these complications since they can provide temporary support and then degrade for natural restoration to take over in vessels. Price Impact The COVID 19 had a devastating impact on the global economy. The several establishments had to remain shut while others scaled down the operations or put hold on expansion plans as they tried to survive the unprecedented crisis. However, the rising cardiovascular cases increased the demand for vascular restoration surgeries. In spite of lockdowns and supply disruption crisis during this pandemic, the companies managed and are still managing online sales for many medical scaffolds and their products. They are also maintaining fair prices due to the high demand of these products in the market, but due to the supply chain disruption, the prices have raised slightly. For instance, · As per a survey done in five U.S Hospitals, the price of scaffold Bioresorbable stents was estimated to be 1, 250 USD per stent. And Abbott sells Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffolds BVS for USD 1,743 and Everolimus-Eluting Bioresorbable Scaffolds EES for USD 1,638 The COVID-19 impact has not affected the price of scaffolds and based products at a high level because of advanced online sales and innovative delivery options available with utmost safety concerns to major coronary surgeries conducted in hospitals. Impact on Demand The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the bioresorbable scaffolds market from its niche pedestal to the mainstream sector. Even before the pandemic, the bioresorbable scaffolds were in high demand due to rising chronic coronary artery diseases and advanced methods for treatments of these diseases like vascular restorations globally. For instance, · As per the American College of Cardiology in 2018, the use of stent scaffolds in cardio surgeries started back in mid-1980s. But due to many adverse reactions of metallic scaffolds, which resist the natural vascularization process in arteries, researchers showed wide interest in bioresorbable scaffolds The rising transmission rate of coronavirus in the recent scenario has made high hospital admissions for various chronic diseases and respective demand for surgical scaffolds. The most widely used bioresorbable scaffold is ‘Absorb BVS’, made of PLLA scaffold coated with Everolimus-Eluting PDLLA. This is 150 micron size which can reabsorb for 4 years altogether. Coronary artery disease is major heart disease that affects both men and women irrespective of age globally. For instance, · According to the Center for Disease Control CDC; coronary heart disease has been estimated to be around 18.2 million in adults aged 20 and above. In 2017, the mortality rate was 365,914 due to coronary artery diseases. About 2 out of 10 individuals are killed due to the disorder in adults who are less than 65 years of age. This increases the demand for surgeries and vascular restoration for the timely treatment of most coronary disease conditions. Several companies operating in other domains are eager to enter, and some have already entered the landscape of bioresorbable scaffold market to increase their revenue by meeting the emergent need of various hospitals for coronary artery surgeries. The demand is further rising in local clinics and small laboratories due to high awareness of the disease and their advancements in surgical procedures. Impact on Supply Chain The COVID-19 has created a great impact on the supply chain of bioresorbable scaffolds. The sudden attack of COVID-19 and its subsequent impact on restrictions on trade and movement of goods has resulted in a shutdown of vast countries globally, resulting in disrupted supply chains due to limited raw materials and workforce, and slow down or stopping of manufacturing. Moreover, several manufacturing companies are retooling priority manufacturing to produce other essential medical supplies and equipment such as ventilators. But considering the need of these scaffolds in coronary heart diseases surgery and an increase in order from the consumers, the government allows the movements of transport vehicles to import and export the medical and surgical scaffold or implants products which is highly required by hospitals and other healthcare sectors. Additionally, the manufacturers are also taking crucial steps to ensure the availability of raw materials and look into the quality of products. Manufacturers need to take necessary steps about production processes, shifting to other facilities if required, changes in quality assurance, costs and procedures related to screening of workforce and offering care if needed, changes in working hours, and others in order to maintain their supply chain. To minimize supply chain crises, the government has been firmly monitoring the supply chain to assume that the COVID-19 outbreak may adversely impact the supply chain of medical products, including shortages of bioresorbable scaffolds for various surgical purposes to coronary healthcare sectors in countries globally or potential disruptions in supply chains. To manage such a crucial situation, many organizations are looking forward to improving and diversifying the supply chain model in all aspects. The resulting COVID-19 pandemic has shown the various ways for supply chain management, which may be effective by innovative solutions initiated by market players. STRATEGIC DECISIONS OF GOVERNMENT AND MANUFACTURERS The key players engaged in the global bioresorbable scaffolds market are making improvements to keep the speed during COVID-19. They are cautiously taking every single step so the development can be expanded on a consistent schedule for the market. Organizations working in the bioresorbable scaffolds market embrace a few systems, including joint effort, arrangements, association, and market development to improve their business. For instance, · On September 3, 2020, Abbott, the primary key player in the bioresorbable scaffolds market, announced that they had initiated a LIFE-BTK clinical trial for evaluating the effectiveness of Esprit BTK Everolimus Eluting Resorbable Scaffold, which was used for people battling with late stages of peripheral artery disease (PAD). Even during the pandemic, the company is making many initiatives to resume their products manufacturing and trial over the market to strengthen their position. Conclusion The impact of the novel COVID-19 virus is expected to leave a long-lasting impact on each healthcare sector. The virus poses a risk to human life and has caused economic distress and severe emotional strain. It produced a ripple effect that gave rise to a new collection of requirements and needs that were not much needed earlier. The most essential one being the bioresorbable scaffolds and medicinal products, which are highly needed in hospitals, clinics, laboratories due to rising chronic cardiovascular and coronary artery diseases and surgical emergence globally. It is estimated that the COVID-19 pandemic has a negative impact on the market's growth due to the surgery cases of coronary diseases being halted unless emergence. The current priority in most hospitals is given for COVID-19 treatments as the surge of COVID-19 cases keeps increasing each day. Moreover, many International governments, including U.S, Europe and Asia’s healthcare organizations, have supported the supply of these scaffold products due to high priority in this crucial health crisis period. Many government bodies and significant market players are closely associated with patients and pharma industries for safe packaging of products considering contagious nature of the virus and improvement of future economics.
Tummy Tuck And Liposuction In A Nutshell
Abdominoplasty, more commonly referred to as a tummy tuck, is a surgical procedure that flattens the abdomen by removing excess fat and tightening the skin around the stomach. If sit-ups and abdominal exercises are not yielding results, you should consider abdominoplasty. Skin tightening and fat removal will be performed during this procedure to reduce the size of your tummy and abdomen. Before undergoing this procedure, you should consult with the best plastic surgeon. This surgery may be mild to severe, depending on the size of your abdomen and the desired shape. Bear in mind that this is not a replacement for weight loss. The ideal candidate for tummy tuck surgery. As with any other surgery, a tummy tuck is only appropriate for physically fit men and women. Women, in particular, have loose skin around the abdomen area following multiple pregnancies. It is a remarkable procedure for men and women who were obese and remain so. They can combine liposuction and a tummy tuck for optimal results. What are the differences between a tummy tuck and liposuction? Liposuction is the way to go if you want to remove a small amount of fat from your hips, arms, or tummy. If too much fat is removed, the skin around the affected area may droop. If you're trying to lose weight, avoid liposuction or abdominoplasty surgery. However, if you have lost a significant amount of weight and are left with excess fat and tissue, an abdominoplasty can be used to remove the excess fat and tissue. Additionally, it is beneficial to tighten the skin around the abdomen. If your BMI is greater than 30 or you anticipate becoming pregnant in the near future, a tummy tuck may be right for you. It is advantageous if you have cardiovascular disease. Preparation for abdominoplasty. When you schedule a consultation with a cosmetic surgeon for Tummy tuck surgery, you will discuss your desired outcome. The Surgeon may present you with a number of abdominoplasty options. Tummy tuck (complete). As the term implies, the surgeon will make a hip-to-hip incision and remodel it by removing excess fat and tightening the skin. The doctor will insert drainage tubes beneath your skin for a few days during this procedure. Tummy tuck (partial). Depending on your situation, the doctor may elect not to relocate the belly button and instead make an incision below the belly button on your abdomen. This procedure may take between two and three hours. Time for recuperation. When you regain consciousness, you will notice an incision around your abdomen that has been bandaged. To avoid bacterial infection, this surgical dressing must be changed multiple times during the recovery period. Within a day or two, you will be able to walk with assistance. This will also aid in your healing process. Additionally, the doctor will prescribe pain relievers and antibiotics to alleviate discomfort and prevent infection. Recuperation is expected to take between 2-4 weeks.
What Causes Strawberry Legs And How To Get Rid Of It?
Summer is arrived, which means you're most likely showing a little more skin. As our gams finally receive their due, pants become shorts, maxi dresses become minis, and skirts become minis. Short hemlines, on the other hand, may be undesirable to those whose legs are spotted, bumpy, or spotty. Let's learn more about how a dermatologist treats and prevents skin diseases known as "strawberry legs." What Are 'Strawberry Legs,' Exactly? Strawberry legs refers to a dotty appearance of the legs, mainly around the hair follicles. The dots depict the buildup of common skin elements in and around the hair and oil glands. Keratin is a type of protein that is found in (the main protein in the skin) * Melanin is a pigment found in the skin (the source of pigment) * Sebum is a type of oil that is produced by (natural oil of the skin) * Bacteria are microorganisms (often, normal skin flora) The name "strawberry legs" refers to the dark pores and dots or red pimples that emerge on the lower thighs and resemble strawberry seeds. Strawberry legs are not hazardous in terms of health, but they are ugly. Strawberry Legs: What Causes Them and How to Treat Them While the appearance of strawberry legs is typically the same no matter what caused it, there are a number of causes. Knowing what's causing your dotted gams can allow you to address the appropriate ailment. The four most prevalent causes of strawberry legs, as well as how to cure them, are listed below. 1. Clogged Pores Clogged pores on your legs are just as common as clogged pores on your face. Because of heredity and thicker body hair, some people have larger pores, and while the pores themselves aren't inherently irritating, they can become problematic when they become blocked with germs, dead skin, and sebum. When clogged pores on the legs are exposed to air, the debris dries up and darkens, in the same way that a blackhead on the face does. Treat with: Chemical and physical exfoliation. Exfoliation, which is part of your facial skincare routine, can be used to cure congested pores on the legs or anyplace else on the body. My personal favourite for my patients is chemical exfoliation, which uses chemicals such as acids and retinols to stimulate skin cell turnover and clear pores. This eliminates keratin, oils, and other skin detritus gently, opening up pores and follicles and preventing secondary bacterial buildup. Acne and folliculitis bacteria grow in oil-clogged hair follicles, so eliminating that build-up is critical. Look for a body wash or moisturiser that contains alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) and beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs), notably glycolic acid and salicylic acid, to exfoliate dead skin cells and other debris that create clogged pores. These acids gently exfoliate the skin by minimising the'stickiness' of dead or dying skin cells. This helps to open up the pores while also giving the skin a great textural shift and radiance. 2. Folliculitis Folliculitis is a skin disorder that causes inflamed or infected hair follicles. The most common sign is little red pimples around the hair follicles. Hair loss or scarring in the affected area may occur in extreme situations. The majority of instances, however, are small and normally resolve within a few days. It's crucial to note that folliculitis is a catch-all term for inflammation of the hair follicle. This can be contagious due to microorganisms like staphylococcus or sterile due to oil buildup or shaving stress. Treat with: Antibiotics, both oral and topical. Folliculitis is a "tricky condition" to treat, which is why you should consult a dermatologist before trying any at-home therapies. Folliculitis can be sterile, with red, pus-filled pimples forming as a result of causes like clogged pores and shaving. They can, however, indicate a superficial skin infection caused by bacteria or yeast such as staph and pityrosporum. While the former can be treated with over-the-counter medications, the latter may require prescriptions for antibiotic creams or even pills to resolve. A simple swab can be used by a dermatologist to assess whether or not organisms should be targeted. If there are, it might save you a lot of time and effort in developing successful at-home habits. Treat with: Antibacterial skincare. At-home treatments range from lifestyle changes to skincare. To begin, change out of your sweaty training clothes and shower as quickly as possible. In the shower, lather up with antibacterial soap. Treat with: Laser hair removal treatment. You should also reconsider your shaving routine. Use a soothing shave cream in addition to converting from a multi-bladed razor to a disposable razor. In return for less rough skin, the closest shave is compromised. The risk of folliculitis is inversely associated to a close shave. He also suggests shaving with the grain rather than against it every two to three shaves. If you're prone to razor bumps, laser hair removal with a dermatologist will save you a lot of time and aggravation in the long run. 3. Keratosis Pilaris Keratosis pilaris (KP), popularly known as "chicken skin," is a skin disorder characterised by the appearance of small bumps on the skin. Keratosis pilaris most usually affects the upper outer arms, however it can also affect the thighs. Keratin accumulation in the hair follicles causes this. Treat with: Chemical exfoliation. Chemical exfoliants, like clogged pores, are frequently efficient in the treatment of keratosis pilaris, but prescription-strength treatments may also be beneficial. Exfoliative acids are my first line of defence against keratosis pilaris. If those don't work, a prescription-grade retinoid may be an option, but only after consulting with a dermatologist. While keratosis pilaris is usually a year-round condition, flare-ups are more likely in the winter when the skin is drier. Additionally, swimmers may aggravate the illness due to the dehydrating effects of chlorine and other pool chemicals. 4. Dry Skin Dry skin, as previously indicated, contributes to a number of skin diseases, including strawberry legs. Dehydrated skin is more susceptible to irritation, especially during shaving. Dry skin on the lower legs is more prone to razor burn, keratosis pilaris, folliculitis, and plugged pores, all of which can result in a spotty appearance. Treat with: Creams and moisturisers. For severely dry skin, a daily moisturising body lotion containing ammonium lactate is an excellent place to start, especially if it is scaly. Ichthyosis, or dry, scaly, or thickened skin, may not usually respond to regular creams and moisturisers, thus a dual-purpose formulation may be necessary. Because there is a thicker layer of dead skin on the surface, moisturising alone isn't always adequate. Exfoliating lotions gradually remove that layer, allowing richer moisturisers to penetrate deeper into the healthier layers beneath. In conclusion Strawberry legs are a catch-all name for a range of skin disorders, but there are a few things you can do at home and at the workplace to cure and prevent a bumpy or spotty appearance. Consult a board-certified dermatologist before attempting to treat yourself to ensure you understand the underlying cause of your illness.
What Causes Strawberry Legs And How To Get Rid Of It?
Summer is arrived, which means you're most likely showing a little more skin. As our gams finally receive their due, pants become shorts, maxi dresses become minis, and skirts become minis. Short hemlines, on the other hand, may be undesirable to those whose legs are spotted, bumpy, or spotty. Let's learn more about how a dermatologist treats and prevents skin diseases known as "strawberry legs." What Are 'Strawberry Legs,' Exactly? Strawberry legs refers to a dotty appearance of the legs, mainly around the hair follicles. The dots depict the buildup of common skin elements in and around the hair and oil glands. Keratin is a type of protein that is found in (the main protein in the skin) * Melanin is a pigment found in the skin (the source of pigment) * Sebum is a type of oil that is produced by (natural oil of the skin) * Bacteria are microorganisms (often, normal skin flora) The name "strawberry legs" refers to the dark pores and dots or red pimples that emerge on the lower thighs and resemble strawberry seeds. Strawberry legs are not hazardous in terms of health, but they are ugly. Strawberry Legs: What Causes Them and How to Treat Them While the appearance of strawberry legs is typically the same no matter what caused it, there are a number of causes. Knowing what's causing your dotted gams can allow you to address the appropriate ailment. The four most prevalent causes of strawberry legs, as well as how to cure them, are listed below. 1. Clogged Pores Clogged pores on your legs are just as common as clogged pores on your face. Because of heredity and thicker body hair, some people have larger pores, and while the pores themselves aren't inherently irritating, they can become problematic when they become blocked with germs, dead skin, and sebum. When clogged pores on the legs are exposed to air, the debris dries up and darkens, in the same way that a blackhead on the face does. Treat with: Chemical and physical exfoliation. Exfoliation, which is part of your facial skincare routine, can be used to cure congested pores on the legs or anyplace else on the body. My personal favourite for my patients is chemical exfoliation, which uses chemicals such as acids and retinols to stimulate skin cell turnover and clear pores. This eliminates keratin, oils, and other skin detritus gently, opening up pores and follicles and preventing secondary bacterial buildup. Acne and folliculitis bacteria grow in oil-clogged hair follicles, so eliminating that build-up is critical. Look for a body wash or moisturiser that contains alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) and beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs), notably glycolic acid and salicylic acid, to exfoliate dead skin cells and other debris that create clogged pores. These acids gently exfoliate the skin by minimising the'stickiness' of dead or dying skin cells. This helps to open up the pores while also giving the skin a great textural shift and radiance. 2. Folliculitis Folliculitis is a skin disorder that causes inflamed or infected hair follicles. The most common sign is little red pimples around the hair follicles. Hair loss or scarring in the affected area may occur in extreme situations. The majority of instances, however, are small and normally resolve within a few days. It's crucial to note that folliculitis is a catch-all term for inflammation of the hair follicle. This can be contagious due to microorganisms like staphylococcus or sterile due to oil buildup or shaving stress. Treat with: Antibiotics, both oral and topical. Folliculitis is a "tricky condition" to treat, which is why you should consult a dermatologist before trying any at-home therapies. Folliculitis can be sterile, with red, pus-filled pimples forming as a result of causes like clogged pores and shaving. They can, however, indicate a superficial skin infection caused by bacteria or yeast such as staph and pityrosporum. While the former can be treated with over-the-counter medications, the latter may require prescriptions for antibiotic creams or even pills to resolve. A simple swab can be used by a dermatologist to assess whether or not organisms should be targeted. If there are, it might save you a lot of time and effort in developing successful at-home habits. Treat with: Antibacterial skincare. At-home treatments range from lifestyle changes to skincare. To begin, change out of your sweaty training clothes and shower as quickly as possible. In the shower, lather up with antibacterial soap. Treat with: Laser hair removal treatment. You should also reconsider your shaving routine. Use a soothing shave cream in addition to converting from a multi-bladed razor to a disposable razor. In return for less rough skin, the closest shave is compromised. The risk of folliculitis is inversely associated to a close shave. He also suggests shaving with the grain rather than against it every two to three shaves. If you're prone to razor bumps, laser hair removal with a dermatologist will save you a lot of time and aggravation in the long run. 3. Keratosis Pilaris Keratosis pilaris (KP), popularly known as "chicken skin," is a skin disorder characterised by the appearance of small bumps on the skin. Keratosis pilaris most usually affects the upper outer arms, however it can also affect the thighs. Keratin accumulation in the hair follicles causes this. Treat with: Chemical exfoliation. Chemical exfoliants, like clogged pores, are frequently efficient in the treatment of keratosis pilaris, but prescription-strength treatments may also be beneficial. Exfoliative acids are my first line of defence against keratosis pilaris. If those don't work, a prescription-grade retinoid may be an option, but only after consulting with a dermatologist. While keratosis pilaris is usually a year-round condition, flare-ups are more likely in the winter when the skin is drier. Additionally, swimmers may aggravate the illness due to the dehydrating effects of chlorine and other pool chemicals. 4. Dry Skin Dry skin, as previously indicated, contributes to a number of skin diseases, including strawberry legs. Dehydrated skin is more susceptible to irritation, especially during shaving. Dry skin on the lower legs is more prone to razor burn, keratosis pilaris, folliculitis, and plugged pores, all of which can result in a spotty appearance. Treat with: Creams and moisturisers. For severely dry skin, a daily moisturising body lotion containing ammonium lactate is an excellent place to start, especially if it is scaly. Ichthyosis, or dry, scaly, or thickened skin, may not usually respond to regular creams and moisturisers, thus a dual-purpose formulation may be necessary. Because there is a thicker layer of dead skin on the surface, moisturising alone isn't always adequate. Exfoliating lotions gradually remove that layer, allowing richer moisturisers to penetrate deeper into the healthier layers beneath. In conclusion Strawberry legs are a catch-all name for a range of skin disorders, but there are a few things you can do at home and at the workplace to cure and prevent a bumpy or spotty appearance. Consult a board-certified dermatologist before attempting to treat yourself to ensure you understand the underlying cause of your illness.
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How COVID-19 Impacted on Parenteral Nutrition in Healthcare Industry ?
COVID-19 Impact on Parenteral Nutrition in Healthcare Industry The COVID-19 pandemic has influenced the whole planet with its major impacts on the economy and businesses across the globe. The COVID-19 spread worldwide in unprecedented ways due to its high infectious and contagious nature and lack of availability of its vaccine. As a result, the greatest medical challenge in the 21st century is yet to be faced by physicians worldwide. Though the emergence of the virus can be traced back to Asia, many European countries along with the U.S. have been struck massively by the pandemic. The virus has spread across all regions ranging from North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Africa up to South America. The COVID-19 has been declared as a pandemic by World Health Organization (WHO) due to its increased spread across the globe. After the declaration of the pandemic, various countries announced the complete lockdown such as India, China, and other Asian countries to decrease its spread. According to the latest situation report by World Health Organization (WHO) stated 175 million cases of Corona have been reported globally and 4 million patients are dead due to the coronavirus. On a slightly positive note, a total of 158 million people have recovered and a total of 2 million vaccine doses have been administered as well. Parenteral nutrition is the medical term used for infusing a specialized form of food through a vein, intravenously. The objective of the treatment is to correct or prevent malnutrition by providing liquid nutrients, including carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes. Parenteral nutrition is used when the patient's gut cannot be used to absorb nutrients, the nutrition then must be delivered into the patient’s bloodstream, bypassing the gut. The reason for this type of feeding includes blockage of the gut, Perforations of the gut, parts of the bowel are diseased, or when a large part of the gut has been removed. COVID-19 has negatively impacted the market as trained professionals are required for the administration of such nutrition. But owing to the imposition of lockdown by the government, such administrations can’t be done that impacted negatively. The pandemic has affected the parenteral nutrition market in three ways: by directly affecting production and demand, by creating supply chain and market disruption, and by its financial impact on firms and financial markets. For instance, · In October 2020, the American Society for Parenteral and Eternal Nutrition issued the guidelines to update the use of filters for parenteral nutrition. The guidelines aim at reducing exposure to particulate matter during parenteral nutrition (PN) therapy by updating In-line intravenous filters. IMPACT ON DEMAND With the lockdown, all hospital admissions were stopped except the COVID-19 patients. Since the pandemic, lockdown situation the economic growth of the country is declining. And the manufacturing units for various items that are considered non-essential are shut down due to the non-availability of manpower. The pandemic has caused major destruction in the delivery of healthcare products across the world. It has posed limitations on many patients to access standard health services such as visits to healthcare professionals, medications, and diagnosis. It has adversely impacted the ability of patients and practitioners to adhere to treatment guidelines. Moreover, the demand for parenteral nutrition and growing awareness about current and new products is also fueling the market. For instance, · Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd stated that in the pharmaceutical business, official requests to stay at home and urban lockdowns have led to a decrease in outpatient numbers in hospitals but there is an upward trend for long-term prescriptions for patients with chronic diseases. If the current situation were to be prolonged or become more serious, there may be a further decline in the number of new prescriptions and decline in prescriptions such as injections as part of hospital treatment due to restrictions on visits to health care facilities and the voluntary restraint on efforts to raise awareness of diseases, which may affect revenue. However, the negative impact of the pandemic on the parenteral nutrition market will be soon mitigated as different states/ countries allow medical clinics to reopen, services and once again being offered. IMPACT ON PRICE Due to the pandemic, the market is disturbed to a greater level. The several establishments have to remain shut while others scale down or put on hold expansion plans as they tried to survive the unprecedented crisis. Due to the impact of the coronavirus, many large pharmaceutical companies have placed new trials on hold and numerous small, mid-size, and large enterprises have suspended ongoing ones, thereby demonstrating the magnitude of the disruption. There have been uncertain past months due to the emergence of COVID-19. The sale of some company’s products experienced a downfall while others managed to stay afloat. For instance, · According to the annual report of Vifor Pharma Management Ltd., the sale of its products increased from USD 1794 million in 2019 to USD 1944.4 million in 2020 · According to the annual report of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd the nutraceuticals segment had a sale of USD 3,340.88 million with a business profit of 2.1 %. The total revenue in 2019 was USD 13,962.4 million which increased to USD 14,228.26 in 2020. As this lockdown has put manufacturers and distributors in worry as the key materials for the product, especially raw material supply are hindered; it will surely lead to change in prices up to an extent. IMPACT ON SUPPLY CHAIN As the world came to halt in the last few months due to the emergence of the pandemic, the supply chain couldn’t escape the impact. The government throughout the globe imposed total lockdown which led to supply chain disruptions. Consequently, the supply chain came to standstill due to the closure of borders. Even though the demand for parenteral nutrition remained untouched up to an extent, the availability was affected due to disruption in the supply chain, trade, and travel restrictions. Supply of raw material was also affected, due to which the product was affected. The outsourcing services which are providing warehousing, storage, and other services face challenges too. They are dependent on the logistic and transportation of chemical compound raw material from the outsourced service to the researchers' desk. However, with the sudden shut down globally with a ban in travel this process gets disrupted. Still, the companies managed to overcome the challenges and saw high growth. For instance, · According to the Annual report 2020 of Otsuka Pharmaceuticals Co. Ltd stated that concerning the procurement of raw materials, the purchasing channels overall are secure, although delays are occurring for some important items. Manufacturing had been temporarily suspended for some line items due to employees staying at home, but all manufacturing has been restored. The manufacturing operations are adequately staffed and proceeding smoothly. If the spread of COVID-19 were to be prolonged or become more serious causing stoppages in the procurement of raw materials, or if a cluster of infections or other similar cases occurred at a manufacturing plant, the supply of certain products may stop. However, the companies have been faced with substantial business and operational disruptions, which have included everything from mitigating the effects of reduced supply to managing disruptions to logistics suppliers, and indeed hurdle in meeting their contractual obligations to customers. The pandemic has forced the companies to rethink their supply chains and their stability and reliability for an uncertain future, including other externalities and government actions throughout the world, which have begun impacting supply chains, such as issues of sustainability. STRATEGIC INITIATIVES BY KEY PLAYERS As the reality of COVID-19 dawned upon the world, manufacturing and production unit of companies involved in parenteral nutrition key players formed strategies to mitigate with the limitations occurred due to the virus and keep their business running At the individual company level, companies are now more focused on operational resilience and accelerating initiatives that enable more agility, and transparency through the greater deployment of analytical tools and automation. Companies are considering re-evaluating their strategies, risk tolerance, and overall footprint. The market players have adopted various strategies including mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, and new product developments, among other strategies, to stay ahead of the competition and expand the market footprint. For instance, · In May 2021, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd announces that its affiliated company, Egypt Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., S.A.E. (Egypt Otsuka), has agreed to jointly participate with a local pharmaceutical company Gypto Pharma for Trading and Pharmaceutical Manufacturing S.A.E. (Gypto) to establish a new company, Otsuka Gypto Pharmaceutical Egypt S.A.E. (Otsuka Gypto), which will sell ethical drugs such as IV solutions locally. However, to address the crisis all companies in this market are revisiting their financial trajectories and framing new strategies that will lead to bringing out solutions in the market resulting in increased business efficiency. CONCLUSION COVID-19 has impacted every sector with no exception global parenteral nutrition market has been affected the same. Different companies dealing in parenteral nutrition were finding out their way to deal with this pandemic situation. The government and companies around the globe are working together and have issued advice for those undergoing treatment for severe conditions during these unprecedented times during COVID-19 lockdown around the world. However, in the crisis call pharmaceuticals, key players, government bodies and healthcare organizations are working closely with healthcare professionals, customers, and patients for the betterment of public health. Thus, it is reasonable to assume that constraints on gathering and movement have disproportionally impacted people who use parenteral nutrition. However, healthcare industries and government bodies are exclusively concentrating on how they can make the effective and best contribution to control the spread of the virus and save lives. They are also ramping up the production of essential medicines to new levels and ensure that the speed doesn’t affect or destroy the quality of products.
How COVID-19 Impacted on Neurorehabilitation Devices in Healthcare Industry ?
COVID-19 Impact on Neurorehabilitation Devices in Healthcare Industry OVERVIEW AFTERMATH OF COVID-19 AND GOVERNMENT ROLE The first case of the COVID-19 pandemic was found in Wuhan, China. This pandemic has influenced the whole planet with its major impacts on the economy and businesses across the globe. The COVID-19 spread worldwide in unprecedented ways due to its high infectious and contagious nature. The virus has spread across all regions ranging from North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Africa up to South America. The COVID-19 has been declared as a pandemic by WHO due to its increased spread across the globe. Various countries announced the complete lockdown just after the declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic, such as the U.S., India, Germany, and China, to protect them from the spread of the disease. The government imposed lockdown rules, and it had significantly impacted the market. The neurorehabilitation process makes a possible reduction in impairments and disabilities and eventually improves the life of the patient. Examples of neurorehabilitation devices are invasive stimulators, non-invasive stimulators, brain-computer interfaces, and neurorobotics, among others. Current rehabilitation is supported by advanced methods based on biofeedback, transcranial brain stimulation system, and BCI system. The prevalence of neurological diseases, rise in technological advancement, the emergence of robotic rehabilitation, and the effectiveness of gaming systems in neurorehabilitation are factors that are propelling the demand of the global neurorehabilitation devices market. However, the shortage of skilled personnel, the high cost of treatment, stringent government regulation may hamper the global neurorehabilitation devices market. IMPACT ON PRICE Neurological rehabilitation is a program designed for the treatment of people suffering from a disorder or any injury in the nervous system. The devices include non-invasive brain stimulators, robotic neuro systems, brain-computer interfaces, and wearable devices, among others. Due to the pandemic, there is the delay associated with various types of limitations faced by the manufacturers to fulfill the end product order, which has resulted in the less availability of neurorehabilitation devices in the market and due to which the cost of available devices has increased with the several factors. Also, due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak, manufacturers are forced to find new contract manufacturers and suppliers for more manufacturing activities to different or new facilities locations that are less impacted by the outbreak. IMPACT ON DEMAND Neurorehabilitation is an important part of the recovery process that has undergone some brain injury. In the COVID-19 pandemic, various charities have worked effortlessly to provide treatment and support to patients suffering from brain injury. During the pandemic, the demand for neurorehabilitation devices was high, but companies were not able to supply the devices to end-users as various restrictions were imposed by the government, such as a travel ban, closed borders, among others. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a SARS-CoV-2 virus, while a large pool of the population is affected by this COVID-19 virus. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) causes acute respiratory illness ranges from mild to severe pneumonia with respiratory failure. In order to minimize the spread of COVID-19, nearly all the countries have taken action, such as the implementation of lockdown and social distancing restrictions. Due to affirmative restrictions, sudden shrink took place in various surgeries. Moreover, the decrease in the revenue of the key market players depicted in their quarterly results, such as Medtronic, among others, gave evidence of the decline in the demand for the medical device due to the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic. For instance, · Medtronic reported a decline of 1% in its brain therapies net sales of the financial results of 2020 as compared to 2019. The reduction was largely motivated by the detrimental effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent deferral to companies of medical procedures The decline in revenue of brain therapy suggests the detrimental effect of COVID 19 on the neurorehabilitation devices market and hence impacted the demand-supply concept. IMPACT ON SUPPLY CHAIN The consequences of COVID 19 cannot be underestimated. The product and service providers of neurorehabilitation have made efforts by providing services virtually to meet the demands as people were not frequently visiting the hospitals or clinics for the treatment. The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed many organizations’ business environments; supply availability has been hampered by a number of issues, including export and travel restrictions by some manufacturing countries and lockdowns that have forced suppliers to (temporarily) shut down. In various countries, neurorehabilitation units have reduced their number of beds, in-patients and out-patient neurorehabilitation centers are restricted to a particular area in order to tackle the pandemic situation To manage such a critical situation, many organizations are looking forward to improving and diversifying the supply chain model in all aspects. Diversified supply chain model anticipated minimizing the export of medical devices as well as increase end-to-end visibility STRATEGIC DECISIONS BY MANUFACTURERS As the reality of COVID-19 dawned upon the world, the manufactures and production units of the companies in the global neurorehabilitation devices market swiftly planned for strategies to cope with the effect of the crisis. Major players in the market took various initiatives to cope up with the situation. For instance, · In July 2020, Abbott announced that it had received FDA approval for the use of the Patient Controller App on compatible personal Apple smartphone devices. The approval will allow the patient living with neurological conditions to manage their therapy directly from the personal smartphone · In 2019, Mount Sinai Health System announced an innovative tele-neurorehabilitation program for stroke patients. This therapy can be taken by patients while at their homes with virtual backing from clinicians · In 2020, Esko Bionics Holdings, Inc. announced that it had received FDA 501(k) go-ahead to promote its EksoNRTM robotic exoskeleton for patients with acquired brain injury. It is cleared by FDA for spinal cord injury, stroke, or acquired brain injury rehabilitation These strategies helped the company in coping with the pandemic and ensure business operations, minimize the impact of COVID-19, and providing full support to the government in their efforts to combat the disease and help the front-line workers. CONCLUSION The market is expected to decline due to increased restrictions imposed by various governments leading to the closing of non-emergent healthcare facilities, including procedures such as neurorehabilitation procedures. It can be concluded that the COVID-19 pandemic situation has an adverse impact on the market, affecting the price, supply, and demand of neurorehabilitation devices. However, in the crisis call, market players, government bodies, and healthcare organizations are work closely with healthcare professionals, customers, and patients for the betterment of public health. The increasing need of neurorehabilitation devices with increasing number of neurological diseases is expected to drive the market in coming years.