Best Lightweight Backpacks for Women
Women have a better selection of female-specific lightweight multi-day backpacks weighing less than 3 pounds than ever before. With more and more women on the trails and in the hills, major backpack companies have responded by building new products for this rapidly growing segment of the backpacking population. Gone are the days of “shrink it and pink it,” in this latest generation of lightweight women’s backpacks.
Women’s Lightweight Backpacks
Women have narrower shoulders, breasts, wider hips, shorter torsos, and different proportions than men and need backpacks that more anatomically appropriate for their sex. Backpack manufacturers including Osprey, Gregory, REI, Granite Gear, Mountainsmith, Exped, and Kelty now make women’s specific backpacks with shoulder straps, hip belts, and torso-lengths designed specifically for women.
|Women’s Make / Model||Frame: Torso Range||Weight||Colors||Price|
|Osprey Eja 58||Fixed: 14-21″||42 oz||Grey, Blue||$220|
|Osprey Eja 48||Fixed: 14-21″||41 oz||Grey, Blue||$200|
|Osprey Tempest 40||Adjustable: 13-20″||38. 1 oz||Magenta, Black||$160|
|Osprey Lumina 60||Fixed: 15-21″||31.2 oz||Grey||$270|
|Osprey Lumina 45||Fixed: 15-21″||28 oz||Grey||$250|
|REI Flash 55||Fixed: 16-18″||43 oz||Grey, Olive Oil||$199|
|REI Flash 45||Fixed: 16-18″||41.5 oz||Grey, Pumpkin||$159|
|Granite Gear Crown2||Fixed: 15-21″||34 oz||Grey, Black||$200|
|Gregory Octal 58||Fixed: 14-20″||41 oz||Grey, Blue||$210|
|Gregory Octal 45||Fixed: 14-20″||40 oz||Grey, Blue||$190|
|Gregory Amber 44||Adjustable: 14-20″||44 oz||Red, Teal||$160|
|Exped Lightning 60||Adjustable: 14.2-20.9″||40 oz||Black, Terracotta||$229|
|Exped Lightning 45||Adjustable: 14. 2-20.9″||38.8 oz||Black, Terracotta||$199|
|Kelty Redwing 50||Fixed: 14.5-18.5″||42 oz||Black, Teal||$130|
|Mountainsmith Scream 55||Fixed: 14-17″||42 oz||Grey||$160|
What do Women Backpackers Want?
While some women can make-do with a smaller sized unisex backpack that was originally designed for man, there’s a crying need for backpacks designed specifically for curvy female bodies, with S-shaped shoulder straps, female-specific hip belts, and shorter torso sizes.
S-Shaped Shoulder Straps
For example, backpack shoulder straps with an S-curve are often more comfortable and a better fit for women, especially for women with larger breasts. Male-oriented J-curve shoulder straps often land in the middle of the breast, squashing it. The pressure can be quite painful, and if you loosen the straps, the pack moves from side to side, defeating the intent to hold the backpack’s weight close to the body. Some men actually prefer S-curve straps, particularly those with athletic builds, as it results in more freedom of movement around the armpit, and a shorter sternum strap.While J-straps work well for most men, they’re uncomfortable for women. S-shaped shoulder straps were developed for women with a shorter non-pinching sternum strap and curves to accommodate women’s breasts. Credit: Excerpted from a ULA Equipment fitting video.
Women’s Hip Belts
Hip belts designed for women need to be more rounded and contoured to accommodate wider hips, flaring upwards at the end so they sit higher up on the hip bones than men’s hip belts. They also need to be available in shorter lengths than men’s hip belts, with properly positioned hip belt pockets, since many women have smaller hip circumferences. These modifications help keep the majority of a pack’s weight on women’s hips where it belongs and make a big difference in all-day comfort.Granite Gear Crown2 Men’s and Women’s Hip Belts. Note how the women’s belt flares upwards to wrap around curvier female hips. Photo courtesy Granite Gear.
Women tend to have shorter torso lengths than men, necessitating a different range of available sizes, including ones that are much shorter in length. While most women’s specific packs have fixed length torsos, adjustable-length frames are often the best option, since you can dial in a personalized fit that may fall between traditional sizes.
Lightweight Unisex Backpacks with Women’s Options
Some backpack manufacturers including ULA, Zpacks, and Six Moon Designs make unisex backpacks that have S-shaped shoulder straps by default, or the option to swap out certain features for more female-friendly components or sizing. That’s not quite the same as a female-specific backpack since it doesn’t change the other dimensions such as back panel width, back panel length, hip belt length, hip belt pocket placement, or the torso lengths offered for their unisex backpacks, but it can make their products more comfortable for some women. For example, most of Zpacks backpacks have female-friendly S-shaped shoulder straps but are still only available in larger (male-targeted) torso lengths and hip belt sizes.
The number of women’s specific backpacks available today has grown significantly in the past 3 years since I last did a round-up of the options available. We’ve also brought on several expert female backpackers at SectionHiker.com to help review women’s backpacks and I’d encourage you to read their gear reviews. If there are specific women’s packs you’d like us to review, leave a comment below and we’ll get right on it. As RBG said once, the lack of female-specific backpacking gear “is scandalous in this day and age.” We agree and with your help, we can bring more visibility to address this issue, while helping steer women to backpacking gear that is designed for their comfort.
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Boxing-Harrington, Price win women’s gold; Cruz takes men’s lightweight title
TOKYO, Aug 8 (Reuters) – Ireland’s Kellie Harrington won an enthralling battle against Brazil’s Beatriz Ferreira on an emotional last day of boxing at the Tokyo Games that saw tears of joy and pain and plenty of skill in the ring as the final four medals were decided.
Cuba’s Andy Cruz defeated Keyshawn Davis by split decision to win the men’s lightweight gold, while the women’s middleweight title was won by Britain’s Lauren Price, who comprehensively outboxed China’s Li Qian en route to a unanimous decision win.
In the final bout of the Games, Uzbekistan’s Bakhodir Jalolov punished American Richard Torrez Jr, his opponent taking a standing eight count in the second round as the Uzbek won a unanimous decision before falling to his knees in the ring.
Jalolov later told reporters that he intends to turn professional.
“I’m really happy to be champion. It feels like a dream for me. I’m still feeling like I’m sleeping and in a dream,” he told reporters.
In the opening bout of the day Harrington dug deep after narrowly losing the first round before finding her range and rhythm. She used her superior height and reach to circle on the outside and score while staying out of range of her hard-hitting opponent.
The 31-year-old showed her experience late on, coming inside to land to the body before clinching to tie up Ferreira and prevent her from striking back as she became the first Irish woman to win gold since Katie Taylor in 2012.
“I have no words. The hard work, the dedication, the sacrifice that’s gone into this, the lonely moments. The tears,” an emotional Harrington told reporters. “My family knows. My coach knows. I’m crying because of the sense of relief.
“I never had any expectations (of gold). I just came in expecting to perform,” she added.
Cuba’s Cruz won the first round of the men’s lightweight gold comfortably but dropped the second. He saved the best for last, however, picking off Davis to take the title.
“My tactics, my punches were very strong,” he told reporters. “I enjoyed my boxing. It was my best performance and it came from the heart.”
The quick-fire bouts brought an abrupt but appropriate end to 15 days of competition, with newly-minted Olympic champion Harrington summing it up perfectly.
“Boxing is winning. This is what sport is all about, the best meeting the best,” she said, her gold medal shining around her neck.
Reporting by Philip O’Connor; additioonal reporting by Martin Petter; Editing by Peter Rutherford
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I have three versions of these pants; two in canvas and one lighter version for summer. I love them. I’ve used them at an LE academy, working in the field during the summer, and for EMS. The pants are “True to Size” but while I normally am
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This heavy-weight cloth manufactured in a twill weave is a very sturdy and long-life performer in the public safety community. The fabric blend balances comfort, durability and color integrity while offering wind and wrinkle resistance. It is slightly heavier than its ripstop counterpart and if torn, twill will not prevent a tear from growing like ripstop weaves do.
BATTLE RIP® 65% POLYESTER / 35% COTTON RIPSTOP
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100% COTTON RIPSTOP
Cotton ripstop was once the fabric of choice for the original Hot Weather BDUs (HWBDU) in the late 80’s because it is lighter-weight, breathable, tear-resistant and comfortable. As an all-natural fiber, cotton will fade, wrinkle and shrink faster than modern synthetic fabric blends. Cotton fibers will also lose their strength under industrial wear and long-term laundering.
60% COTTON / 40% POLYESTER RIPSTOP
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65% POLYESTER / 35% COTTON TWILL
This heavy-duty fabric provides excellent color integrity, shrink resistance and long-lasting durability. The addition of synthetic fibers make the material more rugged and quicker to dry than materials with a higher percentage of cotton fibers. The twill weave also contributes to wind and wrinkle resistance but does not provide protection against rips or tears.
Propper® Women’s Lightweight Tactical Pant
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21 best hoodies for women in 2021
Pumpkin spice lattes are back so you know what that means: fall is almost here. As the weather starts to cool down, it’s time to start breaking out the warmer clothes like sweaters, jackets and boots. Despite loungewear being our work-from-home uniform for the past 18 months, a comfortable hoodie is a closet staple that transcends far beyond the pandemic fashion trends.
If you’re looking to upgrade your closet this season or give it a bit of refresh, we found all of the pieces worth considering that don’t compromise on comfort. We scoured through hundreds of reviews to find the best hoodies for women in a range of flattering styles and designs. Whether you prefer a classic zip-up or the comfort of a sherpa hoodie that almost feels like a wearing a blanket, we found a pick for every kind of loungewear lover, according to loungewear lovers themselves.
Best zip hoodies for women, according to reviewers
Old Navy Dynamic Fleece Zip Hoodie
Listed as a bestseller on the site, this Old Navy hoodie has over 300 perfect five-star ratings. One reviewer called the fit of this sweater “loose but not sloppy” which is perfect for anyone who wants to master the relaxed look. It comes regular, tall and petite cuts with sizes ranging from XS-4X in five different colors.
American Giant Classic Full Zip Hoodie
Dubbed by the brand as “the greatest hoodie ever made,” this classic style full zip hoodie comes in three classic colors — black, gray and blue — and five limited edition colors. It has a 4.6-star overall rating from over 2,000 customer reviews.
Hanes Women’s Jersey Full Zip Hoodie
Currently the bestselling fashion hoodie on Amazon, this simple sweatshirt from Hanes has amassed over 23,000 verified five-star ratings. Shoppers love that it is lightweight and thin enough for workouts, but is still comfortable and “wears like a dream.”
Doublju Lightweight Thin Zip-Up Hoodie
Available in 33 different colors and styles, this zip-up hoodie is another popular pick on Amazon. With more than 16,000 verified five-star ratings, it’s a shopper-approved closet staple that comes in sizes up to 3X.L.L. Bean Women’s Organic Cotton Hooded Sweatshirt
This 4. 4-star-rated piece is recommended by more than 85% of reviewers, with many calling it soft, lightweight and perfect for fall. It comes in five different sizes in two different colors in both regular and petite styles.Athleta Triumph Hoodie
Athleta’s Triumph Hoodie is made for workouts, but it’s tough enough to stand up to the elements. It’s made from organic cotton and features easy-access pockets and thumbholes, but also boasts a ribbed collar for comfort. More than 700 reviewers have awarded it a full five-star rating for its just-right fit.
Athletic Works Women’s Dri More Core Active Full Zip Hoodie
Over 230 reviewers have awarded this hoodie a full five-star rating, with many noting that they love the lightweight material for cooler fall nights. It comes in three basic colors — navy, charcoal and black — and can work its way into any wardrobe.
Tommy Hilfiger Women’s French Terry Zip Hoodie
This hoodie is made from a soft blend of cotton and polyester and comes in several different color options to work into your spring wardrobe. The cozy piece hits just at the waist and is currently on sale right now at Macy’s. You can save an additional 20% off the sale price with code LABOR making this hoodie less than $42.
Best pullover hoodies for women, according to reviewers
Bingerlily Lightweight Pullover Sweatshirt
This lightweight sweatshirt has a 4.3-star average rating from over 3,200 verified reviewers. Perfect for pairing with jeans or leggings, you can choose from over a dozen different colors in sizes up to 2XL.
Gap Oversized Hoodie
Prefer an oversized fit? Gap’s hoodie comes in four different colors and six different sizes for a fit that’s comfortable for all. The soft knit is dyed and crafted with a special process that makes it feel soft even before you get to wearing it.
Wild Fable Women’s Cropped Hoodie
Tie-dye has been a huge trend since we all started staying home, and it won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. This unique piece can pair with anything from matching sweats to leggings for the perfect laid-back outfit.
Aerie Everyday Hoodie
This hoodie from Aerie currently holds a 4.7-star average and comes in three different colors. Its loose fit is made for lounging and has distressed details so that it comes to you already looking well-loved. Have we mentioned it’s on sale right now for 60% off?
(Re)sourced Quilted Hoodie Sweatshirt
Not only is this hoodie cute, it’s sustainable! It’s made with 78% polyester recycled from post-consumer plastic. Listed as a bestseller on the Madewell site, you can choose from three different colors in sizes ranging from XXS to XXL.
Century Star Women’s Fuzzy Hoodie
This hoodie screams “comfy and cozy.” The ultra-warm fleece features a quarter-zip collar and front pocket. It also currently holds a 4.3-star rating from more than 7,000 verified reviewers and comes in 15 different colors.
Old Navy Classic Gender-Neutral Pullover Hoodie for Adults
Old Navy’s classic hoodie is a gender-neutral piece that has amassed over 600 five-star reviews from shoppers. It comes in just two colors — pink and lime — but is available in sizes XS to 3XL. It’s made from a blend of cotton and polyester for easy cleaning.Carhartt Clarksburg Pullover Sweatshirt
Carhartt’s solid hoodie features a front handwarmer pocket that’s convenient for the changing of the seasons. It’s crafted from a blend of French terry and polyester for a lightweight, breathable feel.Lululemon All Yours Hoodie
Much like Lululemon leggings, this cotton-blend hoodie is designed for women on the move. It offers stretch and a relaxed fit that hits at the hip and is available in sizes 0-20.Carhartt Clarksburg Graphic Pullover Hoodie
Carhartt’s soft hoodie features the iconic logo on both the front and arm and is made from a cotton-polyester blend. It also holds a 4.8-star overall rating from almost 2,800 verified five-star reviewers.
Nike Women’s Sportswear Essential Fleece Hoodie
Solid, stylish and comfortable, this fleece hoodie from Nike is casual enough to wear from the gym to the store. Available in colors such as “Dark Raisin” and a classic sleek black, this hoodie will keep you cozy.
Ugg Women’s Asala Hoodie
This fuzzy knit is crafted from a blend of recycled and new polyester. The light blue and beige styles can pair with jeans, leggings or your favorite pair of sweats on days where you’re cozying up on the couch.
With over 2,000 customer reviews, this hoodie from H&M has earned a 4.6-star rating. It comes in seven different colors and six different sizes, so it’s easy to find a style that works for your wardrobe.
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10 Best Lightweight Running Shoes That Don’t Sacrifice Comfort
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Barefoot training is both trendy and it comes with a slew of benefits, but runners may be wise to consider lightweight running shoes before (if ever) ditching footwear altogether.
“A lightweight running shoe can mean either that it’s actually light in terms of weight and how it feels on your foot and body, or that it is on trend with the ‘minimalist’ style for running shoes,” says Elizabeth A. Cody, MD, foot and ankle surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS).
“Lightweight, minimally-cushioned running shoes are great if your goal is to adopt a barefoot running style, in which you land on the middle or front of the foot,” adds Dr. Cody, noting that this type of running works all of the joints and muscles of your foot, and can decrease stress on your knees, hips, and back. What’s more, you expend much less energy when you run if you carry less weight on your feet.
Below, how to know if a lightweight running shoe is for you, plus 10 options we hand-selected.
What Is A Lightweight Running Shoe?
Cushioned lightweight running shoes may seem like an oxymoron but more companies have been making shoes that have some cushion that still qualify as lightweight, per Dr. Cody. “I would consider any shoe under size 10 that is between five and 7.5 ounces as a lightweight running shoe for women,” says John Shackleton, CSCS, performance coach for the men’s basketball program at Villanova University.
Is A Lightweight Running Shoe For You?
While Dr. Cody says that those who have foot pain, plantar fasciitis, arthritis, or a foot injury shouldn’t run in minimalist (low cushion) shoes, generally speaking, “lightweight” running shoes are good for everyone because less weight on the feet means less energy spent when running. “People with foot pain or other foot issues just need to make sure they pick a lightweight running shoe that also has a good, thick, stiff sole with lots of cushion.”
When compiling our top picks we looked at the amount of cushioning, color and design, and breathability—that all fall under Shackleton’s weight guidelines. These are the 10 best lightweight running shoes that offer support while still feeling light on your feet. (They come in bright, bold colors too!)
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Best Slip-OnTechloom Bliss Sneakers APL: Athletic Propulsion Labs amazon.com
“This is a truly awesome shoe by APL,” says Shackleton. “It is very light at 6.8 ounces and features an elastic in lieu of laces, which holds your foot snug while also allowing the shoe to be slipped on and off easily.”2
Best For Trail RunningWomen’s Zinal HOKA hokaoneone.com
In two unique colorways and clocking in at 6.9 ounces, this shoe is perfect for short-distance trail runs. “The sole has patterns that are built for great traction and these are perfect for running outside or on rough terrain,” Shackleton says.3
Best For MarathonersHyperion Tempo Brooks zappos.com
If you’re looking to train for a marathon (you can go miles in these lightweight running shoes) or focus on speed work, these eight-ounce sneakers have a larger width to keep feet comfortable and not too cramped. “It’s great for long distance runners, as the width will help provide some extra support on those long treks,” Shackleton notes.4
Most VersatileKinvara 12 Saucony amazon.com
This shoe is very light at 6.5 ounces—and versatile. “I think this shoe is good for both indoor and outdoor running and I like that it is a little bit more affordable and also has a wide option,” Shackleton says.5
Best OverallWomen’s Mach 4 HOKA hokaoneone. com
The 7.1-ounce Mach 4 comes in a bright color-blocking style that will add some fun to your workout attire. “It is lightweight, breathable, and has an extended heel to support your balance,” Shackleton says. And another nice feature is the Achilles heel tab, which is well-designed to help you get the shoe on and off easily.6
Best CushionFloatride Energy 3.0 Running Shoe
At a reasonable price point, these lightweight running shoes have a nice amount of foam to provide responsive cushioning as well as a breathable knit upper and stabilizing rubber outsole. “It comes in at 7.1 ounces and is a good shoe for both running and training,” Shackleton says.7
Most SustainableEndorphin Speed 2 Running Shoe
The Endorphin speed is another shoe that offers heavier padding on the sole. “It still comes in at seven ounces and I also love that this shoe utilizes recycled materials, making it a greener option than others,” Shackleton says.8
Best SplurgeAir Zoom Alphafly Next% Running Shoes Nike dickssportinggoods.com
While they’re pricey, these high-tech shoes use data to guarantee your best race yet. Responsive foam and extra plush cushioning come together with the new Flyknit fabric, which has a lightweight, contoured fit with solid breathability. There are also two slender Zoom Air units, which are said to yield high energy return.9
Most StylishNoosa Tri 13 Running Shoes ASICS amazon.com $235.94
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“If you’re a proud Bostonian then this shoe might be the perfect fit for you based on design alone; however, outside of the design, I love this lightweight (6. 5-ounce) shoe because it is great for people with underpronation and neutral pronation,” Shackleton says.10
Best TractionSkechers Women’s Razor 3 Cloak Running Shoe
This pick has highly responsive and ultra-light cushioning to support the feet and improve performance. “They partnered with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company to make the outsole, and if anybody knows anything about traction, it’s the people over at Goodyear, so I would definitely recommend this shoe for anyone looking for improved traction on their running shoes,” Shackleton says.
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Italy’s Valentina Rodini and Federica Cesarini take women’s lightweight double sculls Olympictitle
After 2,000m of racing, Italy wins the women’s lightweight double sculls title.
Valentina Rodini and Federica Cesarini rowed to the gold in 6:47.54. France was just 0.14secs behind, claiming the silver in 6:47.68. Netherlands took the bronze in 6:48.03.
The gold was Italy’s first Olympic medal in women’s rowing (they have won 40 medals in men’s rowing).
Only European rowers have won an Olympic gold medal in this event, and this unofficial tradition did not change at the Sea Forest Waterway with the top four boats hailing from the continent.
“It’s a great feeling,” said Cesarini on winning Olympic gold at Tokyo 2020. “It is difficult to describe, but we wanted it, we searched for it and finally we have it.”
The race was a highly competitive one, with no crew dominating throughout.
Great Britain’s Emily Craig and Imogen Grant led the way in the first 500m, with France and Italy close behind.
The lead changed hands several times throughout the race.
By the halfway mark, the top four boats – Netherlands, France, Italy and Great Britain – were separated by less than a second.
At the 1500m point, there was change of positions again, with Great Britain moving up to second and the French boat – featuring Claire Bove and Laura Tarantola, a former world champion in the lightweight women’s single sculls – down to fourth.
The real excitement came in the final 500m of the race.
Italy made a concerted push for home, moving from third to first. France, 4th, followed them through into second place.
And this is how the race ended, with gold for Italy and silver for France.
The silver is France’s second rowing medal in a women’s event. It had previously claimed bronze in the pair at the Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996.
“It was magic. It was mad. It was a really long race,” said Tarantola describing how close the race was. “My job is to tell Claire where we are but I didn’t know what to say, we were all together at every point.
“To start with we weren’t sure, we thought they’ve put us second but it’s not possible, that’s our lane number. Lane No. 2, No. 2, it’s not that. So (we) wait to make sure they hadn’t made a mistake.
“After that we saw that we were being shown on the other screen, and I realised we’d beaten the Dutch. It was crazy. Crazy.”
There was a photo finish for the bronze between the Netherlands and Great Britain.
The boats were eventually separated by just 0.01 seconds. The decision went the way of the Netherlands crew of Marieke Keijser and Ilse Paulis, who was defending the title she won at the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016 with Maaike Head.
The Netherlands got the bronze, and the British pair finished off the podium in fourth.
This was the fifth rowing medal for Netherlands at the Tokyo 2020 Games, at least two more than it won in any other Olympic Games.
“I thought we were good until the last 100m,” said Keijser on the photo finish, “and then I didn’t know because I was only getting my boat as soon as possible to the finish line. So I didn’t know. I was busy with damage control. “
“I just messed it up the last 100m and I don’t know why. I was not feeling pressured, I felt really comfortable. It happened,” she added.
“We did what we could, and I think we have it in ourselves to become the champions but today it was not our day.”90,000 Irkutsk doctors saved a pregnant woman with complete lung damage
Irkutsk doctors saved a pregnant woman with complete lung damage
Irkutsk doctors saved a pregnant woman with complete lung damage – RIA Novosti, 15.01.2021
Irkutsk doctors rescued a pregnant woman with complete lung damage
A pregnant patient with COVID-19 and 100% lung damage was cured in the Irkutsk city perinatal center, the head told RIA Novosti… RIA Novosti, 15.01.2021
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IRKUTSK, January 12 – RIA Novosti. In the Irkutsk city perinatal center, a pregnant patient with COVID-19 and one hundred percent lung damage was cured, Galina Shkandriy, head of the department of anesthesiology and resuscitation, told RIA Novosti. The woman became infected at the 32nd week of pregnancy. After examination, it turned out that her lungs were completely affected. To save the child, the patient underwent a caesarean section. A healthy girl was born, and her mother was transferred to intensive care. According to doctors, there was little chance of recovery, the woman spent two months with artificial lung ventilation.She also noted that doctors will continue to monitor the woman’s condition, she needs a long course of rehabilitation. According to the doctor, now there are no free beds in the department number 2 of the Irkutsk GOC, all patients with a severe course of the disease, which is difficult to treat.
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Doctors saved the life of an Omsk woman with severe lung damage
Svetlana Gorina has been fighting the coronavirus for 3 months.
On July 16, Omsk got to the infectious diseases hospital of the Clinical Medical and Surgical Center (KMHC). The disease was very difficult: high fever and lung damage by 45%.
“ The patient was admitted in a serious condition, we immediately began treatment, but her indicators worsened and she was transferred to intensive care. Unfortunately, respiratory failure was growing rapidly, and the woman had to be connected to a ventilator.The course of the disease was aggravated by a hospital infection. These are bacteria , very aggressive and resistant to most antibiotics, ”said Elena Barabanova, head of the infectious diseases department at KMHTs .
Medical workers changed the treatment regimen and selected antibiotics. For three weeks, doctors literally fought for the woman’s life. They managed to make the woman breathe again on her own. However, after another study, it turned out that abscesses formed in the upper lobes of both lungs of the woman.
“ The patient had severe inflammation with a site of lung decay. In this case, it is optimal to use a conservative method aimed at stopping the destructive process. One of these methods is the establishment of drains with an antibacterial drug into the abscess cavity during bronchoscopy. As a result of the treatment, the inflammation stopped, the patient was stabilized and the next stage of rehabilitation became possible. In two or three months we are waiting for Svetlana to assess the picture in the lungs, how the healing process of is going, ”explains Ilya Zyatkov, head of the thoracic center at KMHTs .
Now the disease is receding. Even if not as quickly as we would like, but the result is positive. Due to the long stay in the intensive care unit, the Omsk woman could not move her arms and legs. In rehabilitation she was assisted by specialists from the neurological department of the Center for Restorative Medicine “Rus”, headed by the acting director. the head of the department, Gulzhan Uspanova, where Svetlana was transferred immediately from the thoracic department.
Svetlana recalls what happened to her with tears in her eyes:
“ The situation taught me to value the most important thing – life and all its manifestations.Outside the window, the sun is good, it is raining – great. The main thing is that you live and see and feel all this. I cannot express in words how grateful I am to everyone who helped me return to life! Unfortunately, I do not remember the names of the intensive care doctors, but I do remember their eyes, care and efforts. When I was transferred from the intensive care unit to the thoracic unit, many came to check on, asked how I felt. Many thanks to the head of the thoracic center Ilya Zyatkov. This is just some incredibly in love with his work and his patients! Low bow to the head of the infectious diseases department Elena Barabanova and the attending physician Yulia Kolomiets! “.
The woman also said that her sad example served as a lesson for relatives and friends who were against vaccination.
Photo: press service of the Ministry of Health of the Omsk region
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A woman with 100% lung disease gave birth to a healthy baby
Doctors of the City Multidisciplinary Hospital No. 2 successfully delivered a childbirth to a woman who was in an extremely serious condition with a coronavirus infection, the official website of the capital’s akimat reports.
Despite the serious condition of the disease, the patient gave birth to a healthy baby girl weighing 4000 g.
At the time of delivery, Ainagul Orazbekova was in an extremely serious condition with a diagnosis of CVI. The postpartum woman was also diagnosed with severe bilateral pneumonia of viral genesis.
“On March 16, Ainagul Orazbekova was urgently admitted to our hospital in the intensive care unit in an extremely serious condition with bilateral viral pneumonia and total lung tissue damage 100%,” – says the director of the MGB # 2 Nurbol Tursynbayev.
According to doctors, all medical personnel fought for her life in the intensive care unit for two months.
“After delivery, the patient’s condition worsened: low saturation, high temperature, she could not breathe on her own, the intoxication syndrome persisted. Consultations were held several times, as a result the patient was connected to ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation). Within 20 days, oxygenation and hemodiafiltration were carried out, “ – added the head of the center for emergency cardiology and cardiac surgery, Sale Mukhametkaliev.
Despite the fact that the patient was connected to oxygen therapy, she continued to desaturate. By the decision of the council, the patient was transferred to a ventilator.
“For 2 months, doctors and nurses treated, observed, nursed the patient. And soon the result of hard work made all of us happy. After 50 days in intensive care, the patient was transferred to a specialized department. Thanks to the teamwork of the specialists of our hospital, the patient’s general condition improved, her hemodynamics stabilized, and most importantly, she breathes on her own ”, – said the head of the infectious diseases unit Gulnur Ashirbekova.
“We worried about Ainagul as a loved one. We were encouraged that my husband completely trusted us and believed in the best, ” – says the attending physician, pulmonologist Gulzhan Baiyrbekova.
The team of highly qualified specialists of the hospital, accustomed to working in extreme mode, saved two lives at once – a patient and a newborn.
“I would like to express my gratitude to the doctors, nurses, nurses and all the staff of the OARIT and the infectious diseases unit. Low bow to you and thanks again for your help and professionalism.I cannot say anything other than these words, only gratitude. I can’t wait, I want to take my baby in my hands as soon as possible ”, – thanked Ainagul Orazbekova herself.
By the way, this is the third birth of a woman.
Tver doctors rescued a pregnant woman with 100% lung damage
Doctors of the Tver OKB rescued a pregnant patient with 100% lung damage and her child. This was reported by the press service of the regional government.
Ekaterina Sosnovskaya from the village of Sonkovo entered the medical facility at the end of January.She was diagnosed with a coronavirus, also severe respiratory failure. The woman was 36 weeks pregnant. After the consultation, the doctors decided to perform a cesarean section. Thanks to the doctors, a healthy boy was born. But the specialists had to fight for the health of the patient, who became a mother for the third time. The patient was diagnosed with viral pneumonia with 100% lung involvement. Doctors transferred her to artificial lung ventilation. Then, due to negative dynamics, they connected to an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) apparatus to maintain vital functions.In total, Ekaterina spent 21 days on artificial lung ventilation and 14 days on ECMO.
Already on March 3, Ekaterina was discharged from the OKB with her child. According to her, she feels good, and so does the baby. “ I want to say thank you to the doctors and all the medical staff for bringing me back to my family, to my children. I am grateful to everyone and everyone. After what happened, I myself, my husband, our relatives – we rethought everything. For those who have not been ill, I think it is imperative to get vaccinated with , “said Ekaterina.
“ Rescue of a patient is a large multidisciplinary work with the participation of resuscitators, obstetricians, surgeons, laboratory assistants”, – said the head of the resuscitation service of the OKB, chief freelance resuscitation specialist of the Ministry of Health of the region Maxim Petrushin.
Last year, the regional government purchased an ECMO apparatus for the Tver regional clinical hospital, where the most severe patients are hospitalized.
Recall that on March 3, 137 new cases of the disease were detected in the Tver region.51 646 people were vaccinated.
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The epidemic of influenza and ARVI is losing ground, the cold has also receded, but the population of Buryatia is still recovering from illnesses.Sometimes, in rare cases, the disease progresses to an extremely severe, deadly stage. And then only the skill, experience and work of doctors, nurses, nurses can pull a person literally from the other world. Such a case occurred recently within the walls of the Republican Clinical Hospital. N.A. Semashko
The patient was admitted to the intensive care unit with severe respiratory failure, the inflamed lungs could no longer provide effective gas exchange and saturate the blood with oxygen.The team of doctors began work, the patient was transferred to artificial lung ventilation and intensive treatment for pneumonia was started. Despite the treatment, artificial ventilation of the lungs at 100% oxygen, the patient’s blood was not saturated with oxygen, there was a threat to life, therefore, 17 hours after the woman was admitted to the department, she underwent the procedure of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) – “artificial lungs” … The ECMO method is currently the most effective in the treatment of decompensated respiratory and heart failure.Later, the patient developed multiple organ failure, which required replacement of liver and kidney functions.
Our patient’s ECMO method supported life for 22 days. At the beginning of this period, the patients’ lungs were completely affected; there were practically no healthy tissues left on CT scans. Thanks to intensive therapy, the condition improved, and on the 20th day there was a positive trend.
A large multidisciplinary team of doctors from the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care No. 2 (OAR-2), Department of Resuscitation and Intensive Care No. 3 (ORIT-3), pulmonologists, laboratory assistants and many other specialists fought for the life of the patient from the moment of admission. nurses and nurses.Doctors of the OAR-2, represented by the head Andrei Khunkhinov, anesthesiologists-resuscitators Anatoly Pavlov and Zorigto Nimaev, provided the ECMO procedure in shifts, checking 16 vital parameters on several types of equipment around the clock every hour.
ECMO is an extreme and very complex and invasive life-saving procedure. On the one hand, ECMO offers great life-saving benefits, but on the other hand, this procedure has its own risks. The staff of the ORIT-3, headed by the head Yuri Zhigzhitov, looked after the patient around the clock.The Department of Pulmonology, represented by the head Nadezhda Gyrgeshkinova and the pulmonologist Galina Buyantueva, ensured the correct tactics for treating pneumonia thanks to the use of ultra-modern drugs. The endoscopy department, headed by the head Albina Gavrilova, daily with the help of mobile bronchoscopes cleaned the bronchi and lungs of women from excess sputum and pus. The doctors of the bacteriological and clinical diagnostic laboratories carried out all the necessary tests and studies on time, which made it possible to control the course of treatment and change drugs.
On the 22nd day, the patient was disconnected from ECMO, on the 35th day she began to breathe independently and was transferred to the pulmonary department.