Department of Respiratory Medicine, KIMS Successfully Treats Critically Ill Patients

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“Teamwork Is Strength – Let’s Spread This Culture”

The Team of doctors from the Department of Pulmonary Medicine with state-of-the-art critical care support from Department of Critical Care Medicine (CCM) were successful in recovery of a female patient aged 64 years, diagnosed with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), bilateral pneumonia, multi-organ failure, post COVID status and critical care neuropathy. She was on mechanical ventilation for more than 100 days. The patient was a known case of diabetes, hypertension, previously operated carcinoma breast and bronchial asthma.

She was closely monitored during the total stay. The Doctors dared and accepted the risk and performed bedside thoracoscopy and bronchoscopy for compelling medical indication. Weaning from ventilator was the major obstacle for them which was managed successfully by multispecialty approach involving macro and micro nutrient supplementation, prevention of hospital acquired infection, tracheostomy care, ICU related complications and active chest physiotherapy

Similarly, a male patient aged about 81 years was admitted in ICU and required invasive mechanical ventilation for 40 days. The patient was a k/c/o silicosis, post CABG and diagnosed as a case of bilateral extensive pneumonia and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). The patient had one episode of cardiac arrest and was revived. He was closely monitored during the total stay, tracheotomy performed and slowly weaned and thereafter he was discharged.

These cases exemplify the combined team effort of Pulmonary, CCM, Cardiology with active cooperation from physiotherapists. These are glaring examples of patient confidence in KIMS Medical Care which was possible due to personal counselling by the team.

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