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Pearls of WCM-Q Grand Rounds

Speakers at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar's Grand Rounds, coordinated by the Division of Continuing Professional Development, share their 'pearls of wisdom' about their chosen field of interest with us. 


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Palliative Care and Covid-19: The WCM Experience

At the peak and epicenter of the pandemic, Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM) had 481 COVID-19 patients in the hospital, 237 in an ICU and 216 on ventilators. While new ICU beds were created, the WCM Palliative Care Consultation Service (WCM PCCS) was initially unusually quiet, but it quickly became apparent that the staff in the ICUs and the families of the hospitalized patients were struggling

Obesity: A Rising Threat to Global Health

In the Grand Rounds on Obesity: A Rising Threat to Global Health that was delivered on Sunday, September 13, 2020, we covered several points: • What is obesity and what problems does it present in the US, in Qatar, and throughout the world? • How did obesity become a threat to global health? • How do we as physicians and healthcare providers play a role in weight bias and how can we make a change? • Which strategies might we take to address the obesity epidemic?

Blood, Guts & Surgery in the COVID-19 Era: A Report from the Trenches

While COVID-19 was initially regarded as a respiratory disease, an increasing body of evidence is demonstrating its multi-system manifestations. Many of its complications in the critically ill patients required surgical attention...

Infant Mental Health: Where Wellbeing Begins

Understanding infant mental health means understating ourselves, how we became the people we are today based on our early relationships, and most importantly how we can help the next generation grow with a strong sense of wellbeing...

Prevention of Aerosolisation When Providing Oxygenation and Ventilation in the Pre-hospital Setting

An anecdotal common clinical pattern has emerged in Covid-19 patients, in which there is good lung compliance combined with a severely compromised pulmonary gas exchange, resulting in grave hypoxaemia...

Hematology for the COVID-19 Frontline

It has become rapidly evident that COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel SARS-CoV-2 virus, is a multi-organ system disease with several hematologic manifestations. COVID-19 associated coagulopathy (CAC) and thromboembolism aremajor hematologic complications of COVID-19 that result inhigh morbidity and poor prognosis.

COVID-19 Infodemic: The Challenge of Health Information in the Age of COVID-19

The spread of health misinformation is not a new phenomenon, but the speed and volume of its dissemination has exploded in recent years due to the rapid increase in internet connectivity, access ...

Critical Care Pediatrics - Stabilization of Child in the Emergency

Pediatric emergency medicine continues to grow throughout the world. For general physicians, who manage both adult and children, pediatric patients, account for a smaller proportion of the daily workload, but,  the anxiety is always associated with providing effective and safe quality care...

The Dying Child: Special Considerations in Working With Terminally Ill Pediatric Patients and Their Families.

Studying the concept of death in children presents several ethical and methodological challenges. The discussion on children’s understanding of death dates back to the end of World War II, at which time a relationship was found between age and a child’s comprehension of death...

On the Emergence of Candida Pathogens

Fungal infections cause about 1.5 to 2 million deaths worldwide per year, far more than malaria and tuberculosis infections, and a quarter of the million death due to candidiasis (Brown et al., 2012)...