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  1. Mar 2021
    1. Prado-Vivar, Belén, Mónica Becerra-Wong, Juan José Guadalupe, Sully Márquez, Bernardo Gutierrez, Patricio Rojas-Silva, Michelle Grunauer, Gabriel Trueba, Verónica Barragán, and Paúl Cárdenas. ‘A Case of SARS-CoV-2 Reinfection in Ecuador’. The Lancet Infectious Diseases 0, no. 0 (23 November 2020). https://doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(20)30910-5.

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  5. Apr 2020
    1. As with neck injuries, hemodynamically stable patients with transmediastinal gunshot wounds should undergo CT scanning to determine the path of the bullet
    2. Patients with diffuse cerebral edema resulting in excessive ICP may require a decompressive craniectomy, although a recent AAST multicenter trial questioned the benefits.
    3. Patients with open or depressed skull fractures, with or without sinus involvement, may require operative intervention.
    4. Attention, therefore, is focused on maintaining cerebral perfusion rather than merely lowering ICP.
    5. Resuscitation efforts aim for a euvolemic state and a SBP of >100 mmHg.
    6. The goal of resuscitation and management in patients with head injuries is to avoid hypotension (SBP of <100 mmHg) and hypoxia (partial pressure of arterial oxygen of <60 or arterial oxygen saturation of <90%).
  6. Aug 2019
    1. Under the Sanders proposal, for example, cost control is secured by a global budget and by imposing Medicare payment rates. Blahous, a former Medicare trustee, estimates that under the Sanders proposal, provider payments would be cut by an estimated 40 percent by usingMedicare payment rates. Using Medicare payment rates throughout the entire American health care economy would hurt patients. Already, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services projects that “nearly half of hospitals, approximately two-thirds of skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), and over 8 percent of home health agencies (HHAs) would have negative total facility margins.”

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  7. Jun 2019
    1. Hospitals might question non-indicated and expensive surgeries, he adds, but saying the patient insisted is sometimes enough to close the case
  8. Nov 2018
    1. Dr. Gandhi, who was finishing her second year of residency at Duke Medical Center in Raleigh, N.C., when the NEJM paper was published, sees the acuity of patients getting worse in the coming years as America rapidly ages. Baby boomers will start turning 80 in the next decade, and longer life spans translate to increasing medical problems that will often require hospitalization.