Studies show the Bronx was hit much harder by COVID-19 than Manhattan, and many front-line health care workers have risk factors and lack insurance. ACP and other experts call for action to combat disparities.
The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) offered criteria for testing inpatients and outpatients for COVID-19, while ACP addressed what communities need in order to safely resume economic activities and in-person medical visits.
The World Health Organization also issued updated information on SARS-CoV-2 transmission.
Recent articles offered differing estimates of the risk of false negatives in testing for SARS-CoV-2, and studies reported the effectiveness of shared ventilators and a cancer drug for patients with severe COVID-19. The FDA revoked its authorization
The College identified five necessary elements that must be in place to ease restrictions, groups issued a joint statement on resuming elective surgeries, and CMS released guidance on resuming essential care for patients without COVID-19 symptoms in
Medical societies addressed appropriate resuscitation and chest imaging practices for patients with COVID-19, as well as general use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).
Other studies examined transmission of the virus in patients with nonsevere disease and population mobility during the pandemic.
Dr. Auron. Just over 100 years later, a novel coronavirus was identified.
The benefit of convalescent plasma is uncertain, and hydroxychloroquine did not appear to work for prophylaxis, according to new studies. Experts offered advice on using palliative care, avoiding surgery, changing residency applications, and
Prone positioning was helpful in patients not on mechanical ventilation, and two very small studies found positive outcomes with drugs used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. ACP members can join a bulk purchase of N95s and gowns.