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His Last Breath

I reminisce about him, a decade old memory, from time to time. He was in his early thirties. He was a father to three little girls, married to his high school sweetheart. She stood by his side throughout, a faint frown furrowing her brow. She knew that the stakes were...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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COVID UNIT

On November 30th, 2020, according to the CDC tracker the total number of COVID-19 cases in the USA is 13, 295 605, new case per 100k in the last 7 days are 48.9, and 266,051 total deaths.  I am a critical care doc. I am at the frontlines of this pandemic, in a...

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Back To The ICU

The cellphone clock face displays 5:45am. I lie in bed, lingering, procrastinating, waiting for the alarm to buzz. Sleep is fitful when I am edgy. It is my first day, returning to the ICU, after a ten- week hiatus enforced by knee surgery. My recovery has not followed...

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