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Abstract | May 5, 2021

The Impact of the 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic on Psychiatric Hospitalization and Mental Health

On December 31, 2019, the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission reported a cluster of cases of pneumonia that were later found to be due to a novel coronavirus. Over the next several months, a pandemic emerged, spreading around the globe. By March 2020, the world was nearly unrecognizable.

Posted in: Mental Health5

Abstract | May 4, 2021

A Case of Catatonia – an Under-recognized Malady of Medicine

Catatonia is found to be present in 7.6% - 38% of psychiatric patients presenting to US hospitals. Catatonia is a behavioral syndrome characterized by dyskinesia, most commonly found in the context of underlying organic or psychiatric diseases.

Posted in: Mental Health5

Abstract | November 12, 2020

The Novel Use of a Bakri Postpartum Balloon for the Use of Puerperal Uterine Inversion Avoiding Emergency Laparotomy

Puerperal uterine inversion occurs when the fundus collapses into or even beyond the endometrial cavity, resulting in the uterus either partially or completely turning inside out. It is regarded as a life-threatening obstetric emergency due to severe hemorrhaging. The current treatment recommendations include manually manipulating the uterine inversion and surgical intervention.

Posted in: Obstetrics and Gynecology9 Mental Health5 Women’s & Children’s Health21

Abstract | October 29, 2020

Assessing the burden of COVID-19 on the mental health of internal medicine residents

COVID-19 pandemic brings up unprecedented changes in the way health-care workers (HCW) deliver care. Highly challenging environmental conditions are being faced by HCW and it has been associated with an elevated risk of undergoing mental health symptoms, especially for resident physicians who are still in training.

Posted in: Infectious Disease9 Mental Health5

Abstract | October 29, 2020

Apical Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy in Young Female with Bipolar Disorder – A Rare Case Report

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) is a rare condition with incidence of 0.02% of all hospitalizations in the United States and occurs in approximately 1-2% of patients presenting with troponin- positive suspected acute coronary syndrome.

Posted in: Medicine & Medical Specialties21 Mental Health5