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Wed, 08 Apr 2020 15:40:24 EST COVID-19–Related Airway Management Clinical Practice Guidelines (SIAARTI/EAMS, 2020)

2020 clinical practice guidelines from the SIAARTI Airway Research Group and the European Airway Management Society on coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)–related airway management.

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 15:39:15 EST CMS Finalizes 2021 Rate Increases for Medicare Advantage

CMS will continue phasing in new risk-adjustment methodology; because of the COVID-19 crisis, the agency will suspend quality data reporting for star ratings.

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 15:35:15 EST COVID-19 Daily: Noninvasive Ventilation Support, 'Terrified' in ICU

These are the coronavirus stories you need to know about today.

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 15:19:48 EST Procedures in Known/Suspected COVID-19 Guidelines (2020)

2020 guidelines on performing procedures on patients with known or suspected COVID-19 by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 15:07:19 EST How Do You Choose Who Gets a Ventilator?

The coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19 is new, but the question of rationing ventilators is not

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 15:05:26 EST COMMENTARY: COVID-19 Diary Day 3: Facing the Prospect of Dying Alone

After planning for staffing and patient management at his institution, oncologist Don Dizon reflects on his personal risk in managing COVID-19-positive patients.

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 14:57:01 EST COVID-19 Ventilation Clinical Practice Guidelines (2020)

COVID-19 ventilation clinical practice guidelines by the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine and the Society of Critical Care Medicine

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 14:42:09 EST COVID-19: New Toolkit Teaches Oxygenation and Ventilation Basics

The new online training modules from AHA, AARC, and ASA are for healthcare providers who may be called to assist in critical care roles beyond their routine daily activities for COVID-19 patients.

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 14:41:02 EST China's Controls Prevented 700,000 COVID-19 Cases

The study authors said the findings could be helpful for countries still in early phases of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 14:35:58 EST Treating Lung Cancer in COVID-19 Times: Update From ESMO

Lung cancer experts issued thoughtful recommendations on how to approach lung cancer during the pandemic while still limiting exposure to COVID-19 as patients are in hospital receiving treatment.

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 14:30:30 EST COMMENTARY: COVID-19 Diary Day 2: Insomnia -- The Mark of Medical Practice

Don Dizon shares how he is dealing with the pandemic, knowing that despite COVID-19, people still need care, chemotherapy needs to be administered, and new patients are still coming in for evaluation.

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 14:25:49 EST COVID-19 Hitting Some African American Communities Harder

In states such as Michigan and Louisiana, as well as in cities like Chicago and Milwaukee, African American people are making up a disproportionately large number of COVID-19 cases and deaths, officials say.

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 14:20:18 EST Noninvasive Ventilatory Support in COVID-19: Friend or Foe?

Hospitals around the world are reaching for noninvasive ventilatory support to ease the pressure on intensive care in the face of COVID-19, but the approach is not without some controversy.

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 11:59:38 EST COMMENTARY: COVID-19: Fears and Frustrations in the Healthcare Community

The global pandemic has shone a light on the nation's healthcare strengths and weaknesses. Here, HCPs share their thoughts on what's happening today and ramifications for the future.

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 11:55:37 EST Coronavirus Daily Digest: April 8, 2020

A roundup of the latest news about COVID-19

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 11:46:40 EST Coronavirus Social: Mourning Colleagues Lost to COVID-19

Here are some of the top trending COVID-19 topics dominating the social media conversation among clinicians.

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 11:35:49 EST COVID-19 Daily: Hospitals Struggle, Revisiting Vent Protocols

These are the coronavirus stories you need to know about today.

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 11:19:11 EST US Hospitals Facing Severe Challenges From COVID-19, HHS Report Says

The COVID-19 crisis is more challenging because of testing delays, shortages of test kits, PPE, ventilators, and staff, according to the report.

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 10:53:07 EST School Closures May Be Adding to Kids' Waistlines

One side effect of the coronavirus pandemic could be long-lasting: U.S. school closures may worsen the child obesity crisis, experts warn.

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 16:25:18 EST Side Effects Halt Use of Chloroquine Vs. COVID-19

No specific drugs are used to treat COVID-19 but some people have advocated the use of the anti-malarial drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine.

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 16:15:04 EST Does Marijuana Help AFib?

Is marijuana safe when you have AFib? Find out what the experts say.

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 15:19:20 EST Parasite Drug Shows Early Promise Against COVID-19

Doctors also prescribe it to treat head lice, scabies, and other infections caused by parasites.

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 15:09:41 EST Doctors Puzzle Over COVID-19 Lung Problems

As they see more patients with COVID-19, doctors are noticing differences in their lungs that could mean all patients should not be treated alike.

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 14:49:12 EST U.S. Study Finds COVID-19 Seldom Severe in Kids

Children under the age of 18 are far less likely to even be diagnosed with COVID-19 than adults.

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 14:29:48 EST Inside a COVID-19 ICU: 'I'm Terrified'

A look inside a COVID-19 ICU reveals the hardships as well as the heartache of caring for these critically ill patients.

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 14:19:47 EST COVID-19 Linked to Multiple Cardiovascular Presentations

Consider COVID-19 in patients presenting with what looks like a typical cardiac syndrome, even in the absence of fever or cough, advise New York City-based cardiologists.

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 14:19:30 EST COMMENTARY: A Neurologist Over 60 Looks at COVID-19

Dr Andrew Wilner on how he and his county hospital have adapted to the coronavirus pandemic.

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 14:09:02 EST Not All Biologics Compromise the Immune System

While some biologics increase the risk for infection, an important consideration during a COVID-19 pandemic, there are options that don't have this effect.

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 14:03:24 EST Brutal' Plan to Restrict Palliative Radiation During Pandemic

A plan to restrict palliative radiation to oncology emergencies only during the COVID-19 pandemic 'is brutal' but necessary, say radiation oncologists.

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 13:58:06 EST Rapid Response to PTSD Therapy May Predict Long-term Improvement

Patients with PTSD who experience a rapid response to therapy are more likely than those who respond more slowly to have sustained improvement, new research suggests.

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 13:51:17 EST Position Statement Tackles Sleep to Prevent Physician Burnout

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine calls for research on the role of sleep in physician well-being and burnout, with the aim of finding ways to promote healthy sleep among physicians.

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 13:47:29 EST Stay on Angiotensin Drugs' Still the Message as Trials Begin

Professional societies recommend continuing ACE inhibitors and ARBs in patients with COVID-19. Trials testing whether they might actually be of benefit have ramped up and begun recruiting.

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 13:43:02 EST COMMENTARY: Don't Endanger Your Patients: Stop Allergy Immunotherapy Now

A medical society recently published recommendations to continue allergen immunotherapy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Is this the right decision?

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 13:37:50 EST Prioritizing Transplants When Other Surgeries Are on Hold

Deceased-donor transplantations, deemed essential surgeries, are moving forward, but surgeons are having to use best judgment to determine whether the kidney's donor was infected with COVID-19.

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 13:32:59 EST COVID-19 Exposes Potential Gaps in PPE Training, Effectiveness

Hospitals scramble to ensure training, but it is sometimes going by the wayside.

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 13:23:38 EST Medical Societies Issue Bold Statement of Physician Support

You wouldn't send a soldier into battle wearing a bathing suit,' said one society CEO. 'We're asking for the same thing.'

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 13:23:26 EST COVID-19 Daily: Ventilator Protocols Questioned, Physician Rights

These are the coronavirus stories you need to know about today.

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 13:11:09 EST Mother-Baby Separation for COVID-19 Not Evidence-Based

Measures to separate mothers with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 from their newborns are not evidence-based and risk harming infants, experts say.

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 12:58:30 EST Neurologic Symptoms and COVID-19: What's Known, What Isn't

Some patients with COVID-19 are also presenting with neurologic disorders, including encephalopathy, stroke, Guillain-Barre syndrome and more. What it means, however, is at this point unclear.

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 12:49:14 EST AHA COVID-19 CVD Registry to Collect Data on CV Outcomes

The registry will collect pertinent data to better understand the impact of COVID-19 on cardiovascular health.

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 12:44:52 EST Doctor With COVID-19 Recovering After Treatment, "Lot of Luck"

A 62-year-old dermatologist shared his story of being treated for COVID-19-associated pneumonia while still on oxygen in the hospital.

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 11:47:42 EST Coronavirus Daily Digest: April 7, 2020

A roundup of the latest news about COVID-19

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 11:34:36 EST Why Playgrounds Are Unsafe During COVID-19

The coronavirus can stick around on surfaces for a long time, a recent New England Journal of Medicine study found.

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 11:19:48 EST High-Tech Rings Track COVID-19 'Warning Signs'

More than 12,000 people are already wearing specially designed Oura rings that track their temperature, breathing, heart and activity.

Mon, 06 Apr 2020 18:01:56 EST COVID-19 Daily: More Will Die, First Antibody Test Authorized

These are the coronavirus stories you need to know about today.

Mon, 06 Apr 2020 17:55:14 EST Coronavirus Is Aerosolized Through Talking, Exhalation

It's not yet clear if the airborne viral particles are emitted in doses sufficient to cause infection, said an expert committee from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Mon, 06 Apr 2020 17:49:51 EST Huge Global Effort for Clinical Trials in COVID-19

Researchers worldwide are now collaborating in almost 60 gold-standard clinical trials in a huge research effort to find an effective treatment against COVID-19.

Mon, 06 Apr 2020 17:37:29 EST Silence Over Safety? Muzzling Clinicians a Public Health Issue

Clinician advocates says transparency is critical to responding effectively during a pandemic, and gag orders endanger the health of clinicians and the general public.

Mon, 06 Apr 2020 17:30:25 EST COMMENTARY: Might COVID-19 Meld Public Health With Clinical Medicine?

The coronavirus pandemic might be an opportunity to treat both individuals and the community at the same time, says Dr George Lundberg.

Mon, 06 Apr 2020 17:25:03 EST Hard Truths From Infectious Disease Specialists

IDSA leaders warn the US mortality rate will likely climb above previous estimate and unwinding of COVID-19 pandemic will not be fast.

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