How Telehealth Visits Raise Standard of Patient Care

Ayesha Azeem ‘23 The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically affected all aspects of the healthcare field, especially inpatient care. When the lockdowns began, emergency surgeries remained unaffected while elective surgeries, like weight loss (bariatric) surgeries, were immediately given lesser priority. In outpatient interactions, many providers had to rapidly adjust to telemedicine to continue accommodating healthcare and keep the community safe from virus transmission. Interestingly, telemedicine had … Continue reading How Telehealth Visits Raise Standard of Patient Care

Tackling Perisurgical Hyperglycemia Complications with a Simple Solution

By Fatin Chowdhury ‘19 As major surgery techniques have been developed and refined, better standards of practice before, during, and after surgery have also been established. Researchers in a recent study led by Dr. Barrett A. Kielhorn explored how the ingestion of a small amount of maltodextrin and citrulline solution — before surgery — would impact patients after colectomy or enterectomy surgery. This change was … Continue reading Tackling Perisurgical Hyperglycemia Complications with a Simple Solution

Diagnosing Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections via CT Scans

By Fatin Chowdhury ‘19 Imaging technology has become more useful for preventing surgery and aiding in its success. Technologies such as CT (computed tomography) scans have expanded the breadth of diagnostic methodologies available to physicians. Dr. Myriam Martinez in Boston, Massachusetts, sought to pinpoint the usefulness of CT technology in allowing for necrotizing soft infections (NSTI) diagnoses. The researchers found that NSTIs could be examined … Continue reading Diagnosing Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections via CT Scans