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Post-COVID lungs worse than the worst smokers’ lungs, surgeon says

A Texas trauma surgeon says it’s rare that X-rays from any of her COVID-19 patients come back without dense scarring. Dr. Brittany Bankhead-Kendall tweeted, “Post-COVID lungs look worse than any type of terrible smoker’s lung we’ve ever seen. And they collapse. And they clot off. And the shortness of breath lingers on… and on…. and … Read more

The Problem of ‘Long Haul’ COVID

It was just a couple of months into the pandemic when patients in online support groups began describing the phenomenon. In some emergency departments, they said, their complaints were largely being dismissed—or at the very least diminished—by health care professionals. The patients felt they were not being heard, or perhaps even were outright disbelieved.
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Using Stakeholder Engagement to Overcome Barriers to Implementing Patient-reported Outcomes (PROs) in Cancer Care Delivery

By Stover, Angela M. PhD*,; Tompkins Stricker, Carrie PhD, RN; Hammelef, Karen DNP, RN; Henson, Sydney BS; Carr, Philip BS; Jansen, Jennifer MPH; Deal, Allison M. MS; Bennett, Antonia V. PhD*,; Basch, Ethan M. MSc, MD. Introduction:  Patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures used during cancer care delivery improve communication about symptoms between patients and clinicians and reduce service … Read more