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7 things that can stand in the way of weight loss

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Certain habits can hinder your attempts to lose weight - and keep it away.
If you've changed your eating habits to focus on healthier foods and taken your workout seriously, you can expect to lose weight. However, the reality is that despite what you may have believed, weight loss is more complicated than calorie consumption versus calorie consumption. If you are trying to lose weight, check these habits that may interfere with your efforts.
1. You save on protein.
If you normally eat a muffin or avocado toast for breakfast, you may need to increase your protein intake. Research has shown that a high-protein breakfast can help alleviate hunger, so you may be less tempted to have a morning snack.
Protein is also important at lunch and dinner. If you routinely eat salads or sip gazpacho without accompanying protein - such as boiled egg, yogurt, beans, meat, poultry, or fish - over time, this can lead to a decrease in muscle tissue, which means that your metabolism will slow down and mak…

Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Management of Hypoxic COVID-19 Patients (SCCM, 2020)

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Clinical practice guidelines on the management of hypoxic COVID-19 patients have been released by the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine.
Hypoxic Patients With COVID-19
If there is an indication for endotracheal intubation, do the following:
Perform the intubation.Ensure an airway expert performs the intubation.Use N-95/FFP-2 or equivalent respirator masks and other personal protective equipment and infection control precautions.Minimize staff presence in the room.Consider using videolaryngoscopy if availableIf endotracheal intubation is not indicated and the patient is tolerating supplemental oxygen, do the following:
Closely monitor the patient for worsening.Target peripheral capillary oxygen saturation (SpO2) at 92-96%.Ensure appropriate infection control precautions are in place.Do not delay endotracheal intubation should the patient’s condition worsen.If endotracheal intubation is not indicated and the patient is not tolerating suppl…