Sketching on Viruses


“Viruses stand on the borders of the living and non-living. On the one hand, they have all the attributes of a living thing: they are born, assimilate, die and, to please those who are accustomed to seeing movement in the living, move. But in chemical laboratories viruses are sometimes transformed into powder, which in appearance doesn’t differ much from a mineral that has been ground into powder. And this “viral” powder is not born, does not assimilate, does not die and, of course, if it moves, then only for the same reasons as granulated sugar. But once the virus powder, sleeping in a “dead sleep” for a long time, longer than the “sleeping princess”, is “transferred” into a living environment, for example, tobacco mosaic virus is put onto tobacco leaves, the powder in the plant cells will turn into tailed living beings. If a virus is alive, why doesn’t it die when it turns into a corpse? If it is lifeless, why, having resurrected, it lives like all living things?” (N.K. Koltsov)


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An Innovation That has No Analogues in the World


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Perspectives of Occupational Medicine Development in Russia

DOI: 10.33917/es-4.162.2019.84-91

Problematic issues related to Healthcare system reform in Russia are under review. Health level of working people is analyzed and recommendations for development of occupation medicine aimed at control for working people health saving are given

“Healthcare Optimization is the Great Evil”

Levan Longinozovich Stazhadze is a well-known Soviet and Russian anesthetist, doctor of medical sciences, professor, academician of the International Academy of Astronautics. He headed the country’s first department of resuscitation at the Institute of Emergency Care named after N.V. Sklifosovsky, and in 1972-1987 – the department of medical support of manned space flights at the Institute of Biomedical Problems. Together with professor L.G. Kostomarova L.L. Stazhadze is the organizer of the Moscow Disaster Medicine Service and to this day works as the chief researcher in the Center for Emergency Medical Aid, created by them at the Moscow Health Department. Levan Longinozovich is one of those interlocutors who can be listened to for hours, and there will never be enough time to learn about all the amazing details of his biography – sad, funny, edifying, historically significant – often it is referred to very important facts of national history. The names of people, whom he knew well, are known to everybody or to plenty of people. Institutes were named in honor of some of them, while others, on the contrary, became ominous symbols of a bygone era. But, no matter what we think about it, it is all part of our history, which, as we know, does not know the subjunctive mood

Healthy Body — Healthy Sleep

#1. Minds Confusion
Healthy Body — Healthy Sleep

Sleep is a mysterious, not fully studied state of the organism, but it is quite clear: a person, for one reason or another being regularly deprived of sleep, is deprived of all the great possibilities that sleep gives. The science of somnology, for our country still exotic, deals with a variety of sleep disorders, the reasons causing them and the ways to overcome them. There are very few specialists in this area. Our conversation today is with the most important person among such specialist – Roman Buzunov, president of the All-Russian public organization “Russian Society of Somnologists”, head of the Sleep Medicine Center at “Barvikha” clinical sanatorium” of the Presidential Administration of Russia, professor at the Department of Restorative Medicine and Medical Rehabilitation with pediatrics courses , nursing, clinical psychology and pedagogy of the Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution “Central State Medical Academy” of the Presidential executive office, Honored Doctor of RF, Doctor of Medical Sciences.

To the Question of Medico-Social Assistance to Persons Injured at Work and Occupational Diseases

#1. Minds Confusion
To the Question of Medico-Social Assistance to Persons Injured at Work and Occupational Diseases

Rehabilitation is one of the Central places in the system of world medical and social problems. Returning to work, socially useful activities of persons with temporary or permanent disability, prevention of disability and improvement of the quality of life of persons affected by industrial accidents, as well as persons with occupational diseases or risk factors for their development is an important state task. The system of medical, social and professional rehabilitation requires improvement.

“I Want to Make the Hospital Friendly”

#8. Ideas Change the World
“I Want to Make the Hospital Friendly”

Morozovskaya children’s city clinical hospital is one of the oldest and the largest children’s multi-field hospital in Moscow today, where parents with children with most severe pathologies often seek to get. Superbly equipped, with a highly professional team of medical staff of all specialties, the hospital does not stop on the attained. We talk with the medical director of the hospital, doctor of medical sciences, professor, honoured doctor of Moscow Elena Petryaykina about why friendly attitude towards patients is no less important than the most modern equipment and professionalism of the staff.

He Does Not Want Peace

#6. For the High Norm
He Does Not Want Peace

When you write about this man, it begs the epithet the ‘first’. Indeed, the operations and methods, he first tested in practice, were then successfully implemented in the clinic. These are various operations performed in the baro-operative mode of remote control, electrical isolation of the left auricle, cardiac denervation, modeling heart defects of the blue and pale types, etc. From the newest methods – cryoablation, fulguration, laser photoablation, now widely used not only in our country, but also abroad. Leo Antonovich became a pioneer in the use of computer methods in diagnostics, in modeling pathology of the circulatory system, gas exchange, arrhythmias. He developed a new method, introduced it, and performed about 2,000 open-heart surgeries for tachyarrhythmias. How to be in time to do everything without undermining your health, how not to reinvent the wheel, but invent many useful things, and also about where love is concentrated in the human heart, and about much else – conversation with Leo A. Bockeria, director of the Bakulev Scientific Center for Cardiovascular Surgery.