The novel Coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2 that emerged in late 2019 enters cells by binding to an enzyme called “angiotensin converting enzyme-2” (ACE2). The primary function of ACE2 is to convert a pro-inflammatory substance called angiotensin II into anti-inflammatory angiotensin
A lien is a legal claim against specific property. A health care lien is a claim against monetary proceeds in an injury case. The Illinois health care lien law refers to individual health care licensees as “health care professionals” and to facility health care licensees as “health care providers.” The law allows health care professionals, such as physicians and other health care professionals, and health care providers such as hospitals, to assert liens for service billings against personal injury monies to be paid to the patient by a negligent party.
With the advent of the COVID 19 pandemic, it may be prudent to review the radiographic findings of viral or secondary bacterial pneumonia, which may be a complication of the infection. In this article, I will describe two cases in which pneumonia developed. To begin, I would like to review some of the recent Coronavirus data.