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 karlabarquero.asesora@larepublica.net Monday 06 July 2020 “Recognition is intangible but it instills pride and encourages us to move forward in communicating to staff so that […]

Did you know that coronavirus is responsible for 10-15% of all common cold infections?

The common cold is a mild or moderately mild upper-respiratory tract infection cause by approximately 200 different viruses. These viruses are members of the Rhinovirus family and are responsible for 30-50% of all common colds, of which coronaviruses are responsible for 10-15% of the total. Coronavirus 2019-nCoV was first isolated in pneumonia patients in China […]

LifeMiles Loyalty Program Participant

Hospital CIMA San Jose is the only hospital in the region that belongs to the LifeMiles miles program (a Star Alliance affiliate). The program is designed to reward the preference of its members, maximizing the use of their miles, through exclusive use of products or services of partners (airlines, businesses and financial institutions). LifeMiles allows […]