Doctors skeptical of Trump’s health despite discharge from hospital

Allowing President Donald Trump to leave Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and return home to the White House while he remains in a potentially dangerous period of the illness is risky, some medical experts said Monday.

Others suggested that the move seems reasonable, given that the White House is very well equipped for medical care, with constant physician attention and resources available.

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“Right now there’s nothing that’s being done that we can’t safely do at home,” Dr. Sean Conley, the president’s physician, told reporters at a briefing.

Some medical experts disagreed with Conley’s assessment.

“There is a lot of concern about safety,” said Dr. Kavita Patel, a primary care physician in Washington who is managing director in the Center for Health Policy at the Brookings Institution, on MSNBC Monday.

Conley said: “While he may not be entirely out of the woods yet, the

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Prospect of Trump’s early hospital discharge mystifies doctors

The talk of the president’s release from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center came as Conley and two other physicians treating Trump gave an upbeat but incomplete characterization of his condition. Outside doctors said they were mystified by what they said was an inconsistent portrayal of the president’s illness as relatively mild despite the aggressive mix of treatments he is getting.

The president’s medical team was at times cryptic: Asked whether CT scans showed any signs of pneumonia or lung damage, Conley replied, “Yeah, so we’re tracking all of that. There’s some expected findings, but nothing of any major clinical concern.” He declined to elaborate. At another point, Sean Dooley, a pulmonary critical care doctor, said the president’s “cardiac, liver and kidney function demonstrates continued normal findings, or improving findings.” He did not disclose which of those had been subpar.

“My impression is they are telling us everything that is

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Offering Flu Vax at ED Discharge Boosts Uptake Rates

A Wisconsin pediatric emergency department (ED) implemented a screening protocol that significantly increased flu vaccination rates in a traditionally undervaccinated population, a researcher reported.

Compared with the 2018-2019 flu season, the proportion of children vaccinated increased from 9% to 20% in the 2019-2020 season after Children’s Wisconsin implemented an electronic health record (EHR) infrastructure that allowed nurses to screen, counsel, and refer all children presenting to the ED for flu shots at discharge, reported Shannon Baumer-Mouradian, MD, of the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.

Of children vaccinated, about 75% had Medicaid, and half were racial and ethnic minority patients, who have been reported to have lower vaccination rates, Baumer-Mouradian said at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) virtual meeting.

“Many of our children are uninsured or underinsured, and they do use the [ED] as their medical home,” Baumer-Mouradian told MedPage Today. “The ED breaks down barriers families have,

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Maggots Found Wriggling in Bedsores of COVID Cured Man Post Discharge from Kerala Hospital; Health Minister Orders Probe

Thiruvananthapuram: In a case of gross negligence in medical care, maggots were found in bedsores of a bedridden man, who was discharged from hospital after being cured of COVID-19, claimed his family members following which Kerala Health Minister K K Shailaja ordered a probe on Monday. Also Read – Odisha Deputy Speaker Rajanikant Singh, 11 other MLAs Test Positive For COVID-19

Shailaja asked the Medical Education Department director to look into the matter and file a report. Also Read – Feeling Better Now, Will be Out of Hospital Soon: Manish Sisodia

Relatives of 55-year-old Anilkumar had filed a complaint with the health minister on Sunday evening that when the health department staff brought him home, they found maggots wriggling in his bedsores. Also Read – World Heart Day 2020: Heart Disease Has Marginally Increased by 10 to 20% Compared to Pre-COVID

“The Director of the Department of Medical Education has

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