- Jul 2020
twitter.com twitter.com(((Howard Forman))) on Twitter: "Hospitalized pts w/Covid in #Texas growing by almost 6% per day. In some regions, already near capacity. In < 2 weeks, entire state will be challenged (as NY, CT, MA, & NJ were) to maintain normal hospital operations (already suspended elective surgeries in many regions). https://t.co/lwW1nLHhZR" / Twitter1
(((Howard Forman))) on Twitter: “Hospitalized pts w/Covid in #Texas growing by almost 6% per day. In some regions, already near capacity. In < 2 weeks, entire state will be challenged (as NY, CT, MA, & NJ were) to maintain normal hospital operations (already suspended elective surgeries in many regions). https://t.co/lwW1nLHhZR” / Twitter. (n.d.). Twitter. Retrieved July 10, 2020, from https://twitter.com/thehowie/status/1280855254217547780
- Jun 2020
Nepogodiev, Dmitri, James C. Glasbey, Elizabeth Li, Omar M. Omar, Joana FF Simoes, Tom EF Abbott, Osaid Alser, et al. ‘Mortality and Pulmonary Complications in Patients Undergoing Surgery with Perioperative SARS-CoV-2 Infection: An International Cohort Study’. The Lancet 0, no. 0 (29 May 2020). https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)31182-X.
- acute respiratory syndrome
- perioperative SARS-CoV-2
- 70 years
- pulmonary complications
- Apr 2020
Because complete typing and cross-matching takes up to 45 minutes, patients requiring emergent transfusions are given type O-negative RBCs.
Emergent patients are given O blood group
In either scenario, a massive hemothorax is an indication for operative intervention, but tube thoracostomy is critical to facilitate lung reexpansion, which may improve oxygenation and cardiac performance as well as tamponade venous bleeding.
improving oxygenation cardiac performance tamponade venous bleeding
Although it may be estimated on chest radiograph, tube thoracostomy is the only reliable means to quantify the amount of hemothorax.
- Aug 2019
In 2017, Canadians were on waiting lists for an estimated 1,040,791 total procedures. Often, wait times are lengthy. For example, the median wait time for arthroplastic surgery (hip, knee, ankle, shoulder) ranges from 20 weeks to 52 weeks. In the British National Health Service, cancelations are common. Last year, the National Health Service canceled 84,827 elective operations in England for nonclinical reasons on the day the patient was due to arrive. The same year, it canceled 4,076 urgent operations in England, including 154 urgent operations canceled two or more times. Times of high illness are a key driver in this problem. For instance, in flu season, the National Health Service canceled 50,000 “non-urgent” surgeries. In Canada, private insurance is outlawed (as it would be under Sanders’ proposal). In 2017, “an estimated 63,459 Canadians received non-emergency medical treatment outside Canada.” In Britain, private insurance is permitted—but it is an additional cost to the taxes that British citizens pay for the National Health Service. Escaping the system is an option for the wealthy, or for those who are willing to forego other expenditures to get the care they want or need.
A system cannot conduct healing, and refuses to take care of the sick. This has a great deal to do with humanity, and deviations from health care.