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COVID-19: Addressing Anxiety Among Healthcare Professionals

2020 08 Apr

The world is currently going through a major healthcare crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected people across different continents, races, and socioeconomic groups. Communities are quarantined, schools are closed, people are in social isolation. All these factors have literally changed our life.  But our healthcare workers are out there,... Read more

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COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons from Italy

2020 08 Apr

Italy was hit hard by COVID-19. As of April 1, 2020, the country has 110574 documented cases and 13155 documented deaths related to the coronavirus. In order for other countries to learn from Italy, it is important to understand why death rates were so high in the first place and to identify the contributing factors.  First, there are demographic... Read more

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COVID-19: From Hydroxychloroquine to Plasma Administration

2020 01 Apr

A number of colleagues and friends from outside the hospital have asked me whether they should take hydroxychloroquine for their COVID-19. A friend asked me whether he should take lopinavir-ritonavir even though he is not HIV-positive. A hospitalised patient requested administration of remdesivir regardless of the cost involved, and another patient... Read more

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COVID-19: Quarantine Measures, Laws and Limits

2020 25 Mar

COVID-19 continues to spread, and governments across the globe have imposed quarantines and travel bans. China locked down its cities, Italy imposed restrictions throughout the country, and the US and Canada have enforced self-quarantine. The US has banned the entry of travellers from China, Iran, and most of Europe, while many other countries have... Read more

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Allocating Ventilators in a Pandemic

2020 24 Mar

Life has come to a standstill as critical care doctors continue to battle COVID-19. The pandemic has led to shortages of essential goods and services - from hand sanitizers to masks to beds to ventilators. Today, the healthcare system is facing the prospect of rationing medical goods and services.  Mechanical ventilation, in particular, has come... Read more

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#CoronavirusOutbreak: Caring for the Critically Ill - Trends, Treatment and Mortality

2020 16 Mar

COVID-19 is associated with severe disease requiring intensive care in approximately 5% of proven infections. As with similar outbreaks in the past, including SARS, MERS, A(H7N9), and H1N1, critical care continues to be an integral component of the global response to Coronavirus. You might also like :  Coronavirus and the Potential Role of ECMO... Read more

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China With The World: COVID-19 Experts Dialogues - The 2nd Talk Transcript

2020 15 Mar

Q: Starting from the patient admission to the hospital, what is your rule for ventilation? Do you start from HFNC, CPAP, NIV or go directly to intubation and invasive ventilation when the conventional oxygen therapy fails? A: The use of HFNC as well as NIV is very popular among our patients. At the initial stage we didn’t have enough devices,... Read more