Pracha Eamranond, MD, MPH

Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine

Brigham And Women's Hospital, Francis Street, Boston, MA, USA

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Dr. Pracha Eamranond has been a chief medical officer in small and large healthcare organizations focusing on patient experience and education. He currently teaches at Harvard Medical School and cares for patients with complex medical and psychosocial issues at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Education

  • Fellowship: Harvard Medical School Faculty Development and General Internal Medicine Fellowship

  • MPH: Harvard School of Public Health

  • Residency: Yale New Haven Hospital

  • MD: Vanderbilt School of Medicine

  • BA: Johns Hopkins University

  • Masters in Strategic Management: Harvard University Extension

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine

Areas of Expertise

  • Digital Health

  • Medical Education

  • Population Health

  • Strategic Management

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Sepsis – Diagnosis

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Wellness – Caffeine

Coffee and other caffeinated beverages may have short and long-term benefits. Some studies even show that it may lengthen your life. Worldwide, over 2 billion cups of coffee are consumed every day. And caffeine is...

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Sepsis – Treatment

The mainstays of treatment for sepsis are intravenous fluids, as well as broad spectrum antibiotics. The underlying cause of infection, if known, should also be managed appropriately. As patients with sepsis worsen, doctors may need...

Watch and Share

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Sepsis – Symptoms

The following symptoms might indicate sepsis: slurred speech or confusion, extreme shivering, or muscle pain fever, passing no urine for an entire day, breathlessness. If it feels like you’re going to die, that might be...

Watch and Share

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Sepsis – Statistics

Sepsis affects about 50 million people around the world. Each year, a person dies approximately every few seconds from sepsis. Sepsis is the number one cause of preventable death worldwide.

Watch and Share

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Sepsis – Risk Factors

Everybody can get sepsis, no matter how healthy or how good in shape you are or where you live. Certain people are at even higher risk of getting sepsis. Those include children under 1, adults...

Watch and Share

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Sepsis – Prevention

Sepsis is the number one cause of preventable death worldwide. The best way to prevent sepsis is to prevent infection in the first place which can be done by ensuring appropriate vaccinations, ensuring clean water,...

Watch and Share

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COVID -19 – Preventing Spread

“When out of the room or when others are around, the infected person should wear a face mask. This mask should be worn also in vehicles. If you are infected, never share dishes, drinking glasses,...

Watch and Share

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Most types of microorganisms can cause sepsis, including bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites. While bacteria have been known to most commonly cause sepsis ,it may also be caused by common viral infections, such as seasonal...

Watch and Share

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Sepsis – Overview

Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening condition caused by the body’s response to an infection. Sepsis arises when the body’s response to an infection injures its own tissues and organs. It may lead to shock, multiorgan...

Watch and Share

Videos

Sepsis – Occurrence

Sepsis typically occurs in the elderly, in adults over 60, and even in children under 1. However, all age groups are at risk, particularly those with underlying medical conditions, such as patients with immunocompromise, diabetes,...

Watch and Share

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Sepsis – Diagnosis

Doctors diagnose sepsis using a combination of modalities, such as physical findings, laboratory tests and radiologic studies. Doctors first look for physical findings, such as fever, low blood pressure, increased heart rate and difficulty breathing....

Watch and Share

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Sepsis – Death and Recovery

Sepsis can frequently lead to death. Death rates vary by country, but between approximately 10 to 50% of sepsis patients die. If a patient with sepsis survives, the complications of sepsis do not end in...

Watch and Share

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Sepsis – Complications

Intravenous fluids and antibiotics are the mainstay of treatment. But many times patients come in too sick for those treatments to actually help them. So they will either die or suffer serious consequences, including organ...

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Calm

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Pracha Eamranond, MD, MPH

July 13, 5:07PM

User since 2020

5.0

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This is a really nice app that can help people learn to meditate and develop better sleep habits.

Pros

Calm has many great features and meditations

Cons

The benefits of the paid version might not be better than available free resources

Happify

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Pracha Eamranond, MD, MPH

May 8, 4:57PM

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This is a great app to help people learn about mindful meditation.

Pros

The mindful exercises and meditation and sleep aids are great. There is a wide range of options for users to find whatever works for them.

Cons

The app may be too costly for some users

iHeadache

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Pracha Eamranond, MD, MPH

May 27, 4:52PM

User since 2020

4.0

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iHeadache is an app that can help people manage migraines by tracking contributing factors that lead to headaches.

Pros

The app is very easy to use and can provide valuable feedback.

Cons

There are certain features that may be helpful like additional tracking information and reports to use with a physician.

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Chief Medical Officer: Pracha Eamranond, MD MPH

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