Researchers published evidence of re-infection with SARS-CoV-2, anticoagulation was associated with halved inpatient mortality, recommendations were made on pulmonary embolism in COVID-19, and the authorization for use of remdesivir was expanded.
2 Sep 2020
The family confirmed that she was indeed a full code because she did not want to die of COVID.
15 Nov 2020
Remdesivir showed limited benefits, antibiotics have been overused, and intubation timing doesn't matter, but postdischarge outcomes were reassuring and infectious diseases experts offered guidance on the use of antibody tests in recent COVID-19 news.
26 Aug 2020
One study found that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) outperformed conventional oxygen, but high-flow nasal oxygen (HFNO) did not. Another found no benefit from hyperimmune IV immunoglobulin (IVIG) in hospitalized patients. Two analyses showed good outcomes from lung transplants in COVID-19 patients.
2 Feb 2022
Hospitalizations for stroke and myocardial infarction, ED visits, cancer diagnoses, and trials for conditions other than COVID-19 all dropped during the pandemic, recent studies showed.
12 Aug 2020
An electronic health record tool used nine variables to predict which inpatients with COVID-19 would deteriorate. Two societies updated their guidelines on inpatient thromboprophylaxis and remdesivir use. A trial found that ivermectin had no effect on disease progression or mortality.
23 Feb 2022
Trials have found some potential benefit from remdesivir, early treatment with methylprednisolone, and measurement of C-reactive protein. Early vaccine trial results and guidance on antibody testing were also recently released.
3 Jun 2020
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.
13 May 2020
The College's updated systematic review found that a 10-day course of remdesivir probably results in little to no mortality reduction but does probably moderately increase the proportion of patients recovered by day 29 and may shorten length of stay.
2 Mar 2022
As I was leaving the building that day, I made a greater effort to stay away from others so as not to infect them, but for the first time I also felt ashamed, as if I had failed everyone around me.
15 Nov 2020