A Brief History of Claude Monet

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Claude Monet
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As attending physician in the ER and ICU at all six Orlando Health Hospitals, Dr. Inga Khachaturova manages the care of critical patients. In her free time, Inga Khachaturova enjoys painting and has studied art history. She appreciates impressionist art, and her favorite impressionist painter is Claude Monet.

Born in Paris in 1840 to a merchant father, Claude Monet spent much of his childhood in Le Havre. Despite his father’s desire for him to become a grocer, Monet maintained a strong passion for art. As a youth, he gained recognition in Le Havre for his charcoal impressionist works, which provided him with some income. In 1859, Monet became a student in Paris at the Académie Suisse, then served briefly as a conscript in Algeria from 1860 to 1862. After being released from his conscription service, he again returned Paris where met a number of well-known artists including Whistler, Manet, and Renoir.

Over the next several years, Monet began building his reputation as an impressionist painter. He worked from nature, as did many impressionist painters, and was particularly skilled at reflecting the impact of weather and light on his subjects. Following the death of his wife, Camille Doncieux, in 1879, he began traveling throughout France and painting various landscape scenes. His reputation as one of the best impressionist painters continued to grow, and he was able to earn a good living from his work. After World War I, Monet began to lose his eyesight, but he continued to paint throughout his life until he died of lung cancer in 1926.


A Recent Study Looks at Long-Term Hepatitis C Recurrence Patterns

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Inga Khachaturova

A fellowship-trained Orlando, Florida, physician focusing on critical care medicine, Dr. Inga Khachaturova has also completed research in hepatology. In conducting hepatological studies, Dr. Inga Khachaturova has worked to advance knowledge in a field that encompasses conditions of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, and biliary tree.

As reported in Clinical Infectious Diseases, a recent multi-study analysis concentrated on the long-term durability of sustained virological response (SVR) among clinically treated hepatitis C (HCV) patients. Examining patients five years after treatment, the researchers found that the recurrence rate was low among patients who achieved SVR within 24 weeks of treatment.

The patients were further broken down into three groups, including low-risk mono-HCV infected patients and high-risk mono-HCV-infected patients, the latter of whom were either prisoners or users of injection drugs. The third group had experienced coinfection with HIV and HCV. Within the low-risk group, recurrence was only 108 of nearly 8,000 patients, while the higher-risk groups found recurrence in 42 of 771 patients and 31 of 309 patients, respectively. These significantly higher recurrence rates point to a need for more robust prevention campaigns aimed at high-risk patient populations.

Contributions of the Critical Care Specialist

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Inga Khachaturova

As an attending physician in critical care medicine at Orlando Health and its affiliate hospitals, Dr. Inga Khachaturova cares for seriously ill patients in various hospital units. Dr. Inga Khachaturova comes to her role following a critical care fellowship at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City.

A critical care physician, also known as an intensivist, oversees the care team for patients who are extremely ill. This professional must have an in-depth knowledge of life-threatening conditions as well as a comprehensive awareness of issues that may become relevant in intensive hospital care. Familiarity with life support techniques and technology is necessary, as is a working familiarity with the ethics of end-of-life care and the counseling of patient families.

Since the development of critical care as a specialty, professionals in this field have contributed positively to both patient outcome and hospital efficiency. Research shows that the presence of a full-time critical care physician can reduce errors in care, shorten inpatient stays, and reduce fatality rates. This increase in effectiveness may also reduce costs for hospitals, thus making the intensivist a crucial member to the medical team on multiple levels.