A good specialist and efficient work, without a computer? At this time? Are you serious? For the doctor to work efficiently, he needs to be able to read about new developments in medicine and his colleagues' experiences and to be able to quickly google the necessary information, and to synchronize the modern medical equipment, and to hold a video consultation... But many of the doctors' lounges in the regional children's hospitals in Ukraine not only do not have internet access but do not even have a working computer. Some of the doctors carry their own laptops, some continue working without as if it were the last century. We say enough is enough. Everyone says they want to see "the medical care of the future"? Let us bring the future closer to today--you can help us do that right now!
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The medicines can save and can… kill. The dose is calculated by weight, often on the verge: to kill the disease, but to harm the organism as less as possible.It is complicated, but it is even more complicated with small patients: when the weight is only 5-15 kg, the slightest inaccuracy can cost a life. Today mothers are sitting near their children with stop-watch in their hands counting drops in the dropper and getting crazy because of few hours of sleeping… Besides, too fast infusion of the medicine can damage veins.
They live in different parts of Ukraine – West, East, Center. They have different preferences, different professions, different tastes, different ages, but they are all united by one "front line" - a terrible diagnosis: breast cancer. All three have the aggressive form her2 / neu. The only chance to stop the progression of the disease is therapy with the innovative targeting drug Herceptin (Trastuzumab). Medications are extremely expensive, and the treatment is long and complex. 49 thousand hryvnias is what one bottle of medicine for one infusion costs. And they need 18 (a year of therapy – when infused every three weeks)!
A baby's hands are so tiny--the entire hand can barely curl around one of the mom's fingers. The life of a baby is simultaneously a precious treasure given to people and a question: will you be able to keep it safe? It is not necessarily the fault of the parents when a baby gets sick. Weak immune system, congenital genetic defects or a sudden illness--there are many reasons for being admitted to the pulmonology unit. And when a baby cannot breathe properly, the specialized, extra-sensitive diagnostic equipment, made specifically for the youngest children, is vitally important. Otherwise, it is very difficult for the doctors to save those children's lives.