Book on pandemic surgery to be virtually launched at 29th UP “STOP COVID DEATHS” webinar

The 29th installment of the UP “STOP COVID DEATHS” webinar series will be the very first Virtual National Book Launch of an ebook on pandemic surgery, set to be held on November 6, Friday, at 12:00 noon.

COVID-19 raising the stakes for stroke patients, in upcoming UP Stop COVID Deaths webinar

COVID-19’s now recognized complications include neurological damage from blood clots and inflammation, which further endanger patients with cerebrovascular disease or stroke. The UP Stop COVID Deaths webinar no. 28 will focus on one such case of “Stroke and COVID-19”. Join the discussion on Friday, October 30, 12:00 noon.

The UP webinar series “STOP COVID DEATHS: VIRTUAL GRAND ROUNDS” will focus on the case of an infant with pneumonia and multiple congenital abnormalities in the context of pandemic. It will be held this Friday, Oct. 23, from 12:00 n.n. to 2:00 p.m.

A 61-year old widow was diagnosed with colon cancer and due to worsening of symptoms sought medical and surgical care in the midst of the lockdown. Through her course of treatment, she develops COVID-19. Learn how this case was managed at the UP Stop COVID Deaths Virtual Grand Rounds Webinar Series tomorrow, October 16 at 12:00 NN (Manila Time).

An 18 year-old is admitted for a swollen left knee and upper thigh, most likely from a stray bullet. Emergency intervention is needed, but with the COVID pandemic, additional precautions are required to perform a complex orthopedic surgical procedure to save the patient’s leg. Learn about the management of such trauma cases at the 24th UP Stop COVID Deaths webinar on Friday, October 2, at 12:00 PM (Manila time).

The UP webinar series “STOP COVID DEATHS: VIRTUAL GRAND ROUNDS”, the first online medical grand rounds held in the country, will take on the case of a COVID-negative mother giving birth to a COVID-positive baby this Friday, August 7, at 12:00NN.

The COVID-19 pandemic poses a threat not just to people’s physical health, but perhaps more insidiously, to their mental, emotional and psychological health as well. What the impacts of the pandemic are on our psychosocial well-being and how we can help one another cope will be the subject of the 14th installment in the UP Webinar Series “STOP COVID DEATHS: Clinical Management Updates”, which is scheduled on July 24, Friday, at 12 n.n.

  On July 2, The Washington Post published an alarming headline: “This coronavirus mutation has taken over the world. Scientists are trying to understand why.” Scientists have found a specific change occurring in the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in outbreaks in Europe and the US. The mutation is known as D614G after the switch in one of […]

Anesthesiologists are among the medical workers who serve at the frontlines in the battle against the viral pandemic. As such, they face health risks due to their exposure and close proximity to COVID-19-positive patients in enclosed spaces. How then can these medical frontliners keep themselves safe while taking care of their patients? Find out in the upcoming webinar in the UP “STOP COVID DEATHS” series on July 10, 12nn.

Dr. Chito Permejo, a cardiology intensivist at the Philippine Heart Center, said the off-label use of pharmacologic therapies to treat COVID-19 in patients with cardiac issues must be done with caution. He discussed this and many more in “COVID-19 and the Heart”, the eighth episode of UP’s STOP COVID DEATHS webinar series streamed on June 12.