Research Article

Navigation in the land of Scarcity

Awad Magbri* and Mariam El-Magbri

Published: 12/28/2018 | Volume 2 - Issue 1 | Pages: 025-026


Delivering health care is a complex task that marginalized a portion of the population intentionally or unintentionally. Discrepancy in health care providing to the intended patients is sometimes accompanied by unintended collateral damage to the bystanders who desperately needing our help and assistance.

I was called to help in the management of a 75-year old Caucasian male with history of ischemic heart disease requiring percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for 2-vessel disease treated with stent placement, hyperlipidemia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, peripheral vascular disease, and diastolic heart failure with preserved ejection fraction of 50-55%. The patient was admitted this time with community acquired pneumonia resulting in hypoxemic respiratory failure demanding initiation of mechanical ventilation and tracheostomy placement.

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