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Thursday, August 6, 2020

Bone fracture repair: Procedures, risks, and healing time

Bone fracture repair is one of the 10 most common surgeries in the USA. Here is what you need to know. https://ift.tt/1VMjaZw
from Rajesh Harrykissoon, MD

Friday, July 31, 2020

Jobs

Looking for a pulmonary, critical care (and sleep medicine) physician to join our group. Apply through link. https://ift.tt/1VMjaZw
from Rajesh Harrykissoon, MD

Friday, July 24, 2020

COVID-19 patients will be ‘sent home to die’ if deemed too sick, Texas county says

“Unfortunately, Starr County Memorial Hospital has limited resources and our doctors are going to have to decide who receives treatment, and who is sent home to die by their loved ones,” Vera said in a Wednesday news release. “This is what we did not want our community to experience.” “A committee will deem which COVID-19 patients are likely to die and send them home with family, Jose Vasquez, the county health authority, said during a news conference Tuesday.” https://ift.tt/1VMjaZw
from Rajesh Harrykissoon, MD

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Heart bypass surgery: Procedure, recovery time, and risks

Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is among the top 10 common surgeries in the USA. A recent study led by Stanford and New York University found that invasive procedures like CABG are no better than medications and lifestyle advice at treating heart disease that's severe but stable (previously referenced in the June 2020 post). But, it has benefit in those with symptoms of angina. Discuss with your doctor. https://ift.tt/1VMjaZw
from Rajesh Harrykissoon, MD

Sunday, June 28, 2020

A ‘Cure for Heart Disease’? A Single Shot Succeeds in Monkeys

“...if the PCSK9 gene could be knocked out in 20-year-olds, he said, “there would be no heart disease in their future.” https://ift.tt/1VMjaZw
from Rajesh Harrykissoon, MD

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Coronavirus and blood clots: Why does coronavirus cause blood clots?

We've seen complications of blood clots (thrombosis) and complications of treating the blood clots with blood thinners (anticoagulants) for COVID-19. Double-edged sword. This virus has an interesting and frustrating range of pathogenicity and virulence. https://ift.tt/1VMjaZw
from Rajesh Harrykissoon, MD

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Venturing out?

Uptick in Covid cases and hospitalizations in the Brazos Valley. Brazos County has a total of 781 cases, 483 active cases, 273 who have recovered, 16 who are currently hospitalized, and a total of 25 deaths. We have a younger demographic afflicted compared to some other communities with those aged 20s-50s accounting for 66% of the cases. Uncontrolled diabetes is a major risk factor for severe consequences requiring ICU care. If your hemoglobin A1C is above 7%, you fall into this high risk group (if you’re a diabetic, you should know your A1c by heart). Mortality risk Is 85% or higher for those in the ICU, intubated and receiving mechanical ventilation. Venture out safely: https://ift.tt/1VMjaZw
from Rajesh Harrykissoon, MD