Medical Reports

Postpartum Mother in Distress

Five months after giving birth to her daughter, Marise expected a more normal sized waistline, instead her abdomen continued to grow. Read More

Hypertensive Crises in Pregnancy: Julienne’s Story

Julienne thinks that she missed her “monthly” sometime in late spring and might have been “late” shortly before hurricane season, which typically runs in Haiti from June to November. Read More

Hypertensive Crises in Pregnancy: Clinical Components of Julienne’s Story

In Haiti, pre-eclampsia and eclampsia result in a high number of high risk pregnancies and, sadly, a disturbingly high percentage of maternal and fetal deaths. Read More

Tree Chops Man! HSC ER Restores Order

Despite his expertise and natural agility, his injury free track record came to a crashing end when he slipped on moist bark and fell out of a tree, hitting a few branches on the... Read More

SIDALE: “AIDS Go Away” Program Makes A Difference

With one of the highest HIV/AIDS prevalence rates in the world, it surprised no one that Haiti was designated one of the 15 focus countries for PEPFAR (approximately 2 percent of Haiti’s population is... Read More

Grand Rounds

The new employee dining hall and cafeteria offered the perfect spot to conduct Grand Rounds, an important part of continuing medical education. Read More

The Challenges of Clinical Coordination

Holy Name Medical Center (HNMC), Hôpital Sacré Coeur (HSC) and The CRUDEM Foundation are three entities intertwined into one mission. Their collaborative relationship is unique and the only one of its kind in Haiti.... Read More

Update: Hôpital Sacré Coeur Loses Cholera Funding

Just in time for the rainy season, funding to support Hôpital Sacré Coeur’s cholera ward has ended. Read More

A Hôpital Sacré Coeur Patient with Peripartum Cardiomyopathy

A 24-year-old woman was admitted to the Department of Internal Medicine at Hôpital Sacré Coeur during the month of February, 2013, with symptoms progressive shortness of breath (dyspnea) upon exertion, chest pain and cough. Read More

Peripartum Cardiomyopathy in Haiti

Peripartum cardiomyopathy is a rare case of the deterioration in cardiac function, but in Haiti, it is a major health problem because the number of patients suffering from this disease progressively increases. Read More