The Limits to What Medicine Can Do: The Importance of End-of-Life Planning and Care

Planning for one’s death or the death of a loved one is an exceedingly difficult and painful task. However, it’s hard to deny the importance of such a task for the peace of mind of the patient, their family, their doctor, and even their legal representation. Currently the reality of preparedness for end-of-life planning and [...]

By | November 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hypertension: Causes, Consequences, and New Shifts in Understanding

A week ago, 32% of the U.S. adult population was identified as having high blood pressure; as of last Monday, that population increased to 46%.[1] The reason for this sudden and dramatic increase is the fact that the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, and a handful of other health associations elected to [...]

By | November 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How did they miss it or possible delay in diagnosis of pulmonary embolism?

The patient (AC) was complaining of chest pain with mild cough in the long-term setting, however it was easily explained by over exertion in physical therapy. Chart notes reflected minor complaints of chest pain relieved with Tylenol (thought to be from increased work in PT after his recent orthopedic surgery), mild shortness of breath and [...]

By | November 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

An Overview of Hospital-Acquired Pressure Injuries

As we’ve mentioned on this blog before, beyond the hurdles of surgery itself, there is a lot that has to go right post-surgery in order to assure a patient leaves the hospital better than when they entered. One very real concern, particularly in the perioperative process, is hospital-acquired pressure injuries (HAPIs). Though HAPIs are considered [...]

By | November 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments