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Clinical Trials

This blog post serves two purposes…it is my daily COVID update and inform you about clinical trials, what they involve (since it is in the news Phase 0 Phase 0 trials are the first clinical trials done among people. They aim to learn how a drug is processed in...

Steroid use in ENT- -COVID-19 challenges

Steroid use in ENT- -COVID-19 challenges We use steroids quite a bit in ENT- both local and systemic. But COVID-19 poses a unique challenge because most systemic steroids suppress the immune system. But there are instances when their use is clearly indicated-so a...

OPIOID ADDICTION DURING COVID-19

Unfortunately, before the pandemic, drug use had already burned a path across the country-as we all know. In 2018, the number of people with an SUD related to illegal drugs or alcohol topped 20 million. Of those, 2 millionwere addicted to opioids. Factors that usually...

Surgical Safety

Surgical Safety-the importance of leadership, communication and teamwork  (I was one of the quality officers-focused on surgery; a blog follows on how developing leadership skills are important and necessary to build surgical safety) As residents and fellows, we focus...