Monthly Archives: July 2020

Did you know that discontinuing your high blood pressure medication without consulting your physician during the COVID-19 pandemic may lead to increased complications?

Although some antihypertensives, such as angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin receptor agonists, share a common receptor with SARS-Cov 2, there is currently no medical evidence to support discontinuing them. What has been confirmed is that when patients suspend the use of these medications, the result is poor pressure control and therefore, potential complications if the […]

Did you know that fever is the most common symptom in children with the systemic inflammatory response syndrome associated with COVID-19?

Both the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in the United Kingdom and the World Health Organization concur that 100% of pediatric patients with COVID-19 present with a fever of 24 hours or more.  If your child has a fever during this time of pandemic, it is best to get him or her tested […]

Did you know why the reduction in ability to taste (hypogeusia) and the loss of the olfactory sense (anosmia) are viewed as alarm signals for COVID-19?

In a region in France patients diagnosed with COVID-19 were asked to fill out a questionnaire with reported symptoms. 32% of them confirmed that hypogeusia and anosmia were new symptoms.  In the paper the authors assert that these symptoms are caused because SAR-CoV2 has the ability to invade the olfactory nerves.

Harvard Business Review recognizes CIMA Hospital for protecting employees

This publication highlights a system that allows for tracking and analysis of work-related accidents Hospital went from 60 work-related accidents annually five years ago, to just three in 2020 Karla Barquero Monday 06 July 2020 “Recognition is intangible but it instills pride and encourages us to move forward in communicating to staff so that […]