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Incidence of thrombotic complications in critically ill ICU patients with COVID-19

Doctors report uptick in surprising coronavirus complication: dangerous blood clots | NBC News |

Whatever the mechanism, it's wreaking havoc on the sickest COVID-19 patients and doctors' ability to treat them.

Some physicians are reporting increases of patients in their 30s and 40s with COVID-19-related strokes that result when clots block blood vessels leading to the brain.

And blood from COVID-19 patients with kidney injuries is clotting so much, doctors have found, that it's clogging the filters in dialysis machines.

In some cases, intensive care doctors are finding that large catheters called cannulas are becoming clogged almost immediately in patients who are put on ECMO, a process that replaces the function of the heart and lungs if they're too damaged to work on their on own.

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Fri Apr 24th, 2020 at 01:47:35 PM EST

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Apr 24th, 2020 at 04:25:56 PM EST
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COPD: Clearing Your Lungs

COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is a long-term illness that makes it hard to breathe. When you have COPD, air does not flow easily into and out of your lungs. You may be short of breath, cough a lot, and have a lot of mucus in your lungs. Learning to clear your lungs may help you save energy and oxygen and may also help prevent lung infections.

This technique is used in a British hospital and with much succes!

How does coronavirus kill? Clinicians trace a ferocious rampage through the body, from brain to toes

How frontline doctors are saving coronavirus patients with innovative new techniques, sharing advice | Newsweek |

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Fri Apr 24th, 2020 at 07:43:08 PM EST
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My mom (77) died xmas 2019 of "complications" attributed to emphysema (COPD) 12 years after diagnosis. So I'm rather familiar with US "quality" and "continuity" of care drills at home or in hospital, indicated and contra-indicated RX, RX "side effects" as well as comorbid disease such as diabetes Type II (acquired, secondary condition), Medicare benefits schedules, and convergence of medical specialists and pulmonary equipment (eg. CPAP, BiPAP, ventilator) periodically assembled to maintain her ahh health.

I did previously mention the ultimate brief on "brain death" with the attending, while my brother grieved.

by Cat on Sat Apr 25th, 2020 at 04:32:23 PM EST
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Nick Cordero's wife says he is 'recovering well' after doctors inserted temporary pacemaker
Nick Cordero's wife is giving an update on the Broadway star's health, who remains in a medically-induced coma after getting his right leg amputated over coronavirus complications.

Amanda Kloots told her followers Saturday that her husband is doing well after having a procedure Friday to insert a temporary pacemaker.

"He is recovering well [?] and doing really well with the pacemaker. His heart rate has been under control if everything goes well this weekend... on Monday they're going to put a trach (tracheostomy) in, take the ventilator out which will just make him more comfortable which is really great, and then also on Tuesday put a feeding tube in," Kloots said. "So that's their plans as long as this weekend is just kind of a steady resting recovery weekend."

putting people on life support because they can
by Cat on Sun Apr 26th, 2020 at 02:16:17 AM EST
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Nick Cordero's coronavirus ["]recovery["]: Amanda Kloots shares update she hopes is 'great sign'
The [tracheostomy] procedure was scheduled for 3:15 p.m. [1 May], so Kloots asked her followers to sing at 3 p.m. in support of her Tony-nominated husband. ... And, later that day, Kloots returned to share some "amazing news": her husband is officially off a ventilator.
Amanda Kloots shared a positive update in her husband Nick Cordero's recovery from COVID-19: He is no longer on a ventilator.

"He is on the trach," Kloots exclaimed. "They did it! And he's OK, and he is free of the ventilator. Thank God."
On Thursday [30 Apr], Kloots said she's hopeful the Broadway star "will wake up" from a medically induced coma despite several setbacks in his recovery. During a virtual appearance on "CBS This Morning," Kloots said Cordero's blood count [CBC?] dropped "really, really low," suggesting there may be internal bleeding.
The drop in Cordero's blood count was the latest complication Cordero faced this week, according to Kloots, after the Tony nominee was making progress. In a matter of days [?!], Cordero developed a fever and went into septic shock when an infection in his lungs [?!] spread to his blood.

by Cat on Sat May 2nd, 2020 at 06:15:05 PM EST
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"less secretions from his lungs"

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun May 24th, 2020 at 06:48:48 PM EST
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