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The Cut

Medical training spans an eternity. One has to complete high school, college, medical school, before crossing the final hurdle of residency training. I ‘matched’ for internal medicine residency, in a university hospital in the mid-west. The program had a...

Disappointed

His eyes are luminous, I get a glimpse of his pure soul, brilliant, untarnished, innocent. He greets  me with a disarming smile. He can hardly contain himself. I am weary. I had a full load of patients  in clinic today. My medical assistant was a new hire,...

Monoclonal Antibodies Update per CDC/IDSA

Monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) against SARS-CoV-2 spike protein show promise in phase 3 clinical trials for the treatment and prevention of COVID-19 Emergency use authorizations (EUAs) for treatment approved for: ambulatory patients with mild to moderate...

Why Did This Critical Care Doctor Get The COVID-19 Vaccine

December is typically busy in the ICU. Flu and respiratory viral pneumonia cases start trickling into the ICU, interspersed with cardiac arrests, strokes, pulmonary emboli, septic shock, and COPD exacerbations. The ICU census starts creeping up. December 2020 has been...

COVID -19 Vaccine Update Based On IDSA-CDC-COCA

Timeline of the two mRNA COVID-19 vaccines Dec 10: Vaccine and Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) voted to recommend FDA emergency use authorization (EUA) of the Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19 in persons aged 16 or older Dec 11:...

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