Crisis in the Red Zone

Crisis in the Red Zone

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The 2013–2014 Ebola epidemic was the deadliest ever—but the outbreaks continue. Now comes a gripping account of the doctors and scientists fighting to protect us, an urgent wake-up call about the future of emerging viruses—from the #1 bestselling author of The Hot Zone, now a National Geographic original miniseries. This time, […]

Hyperglycemic Crisis in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa: High Mortality and Association of Hyperosmolar Ketoacidosis with a New Diagnosis of Diabetes (Original Articles) (Clinical Report)

Hyperglycemic Crisis in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa: High Mortality and Association of Hyperosmolar Ketoacidosis with a New Diagnosis of Diabetes (Original Articles) (Clinical Report)

Diabetic hyperglycaemic crisis is a major reason for high-care unit admissions, (1) with mortality rates of up to 30%. (2-9) It is characteristically classified as ketoacidotic or hyperosmolar.10 Presentations with the combination of ketoacidosis and hyperosmolality are recognised, (6,7,11-16) and have variably been described as ketoacidosis with hyperosmolality or hyperosmolar state with ketoacidosis, depending on […]

Response of a Community Hospital in West Virginia to the Medical Malpractice Crisis (Fellow PROJECT)

Response of a Community Hospital in West Virginia to the Medical Malpractice Crisis (Fellow PROJECT)

ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION The organization referred to in this report is a for-profit hospital that is part of a large for-profit healthcare chain. The hospital was originally founded by a Catholic bishop who engaged a religious congregation of women to operate the hospital. The hospital operated for 82 years as a Catholic not-for-profit facility until 1995, […]

Barriers to Integrating Crisis Standards of Care Principles Into International Disaster Response Plans

Barriers to Integrating Crisis Standards of Care Principles Into International Disaster Response Plans

When a nation or region prepares for public health emergencies such as a pandemic influenza, a large-scale earthquake, or any major disaster scenario in which the health system may be destroyed or stressed to its limits, it is important to describe how standards of care would change due to shortages of critical resources. At the […]

Crisis

Crisis

The inventor of the medical thriller shows the profession’s dark side: the terrifying story of a doctor who is sucked into the maelstrom of the current medical malpractice crisis. When Boston-based Dr. Craig Bowman is served with a summons for medical negligence, he’s shocked, enraged, and more than a little humiliated. A devoted physician who […]

The Knee Crisis Handbook

The Knee Crisis Handbook

Ever sustained a knee injury? Want to prevent one? Whether you’re young and actively involved in sports, an enthusiastic weekend warrior, or someone who’s simply getting older and whose body is changing, The Knee Crisis Handbook by Brian Halpern, M.D. will show you how to take care of your knees. You’ll learn what to do […]