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Frontline heroes: It's all about perspective
The pandemic was no place for the vulnerable, the ones with no emotional support.
15 Nov 2020
Latest COVID-19 research focuses on test accuracy, experimental therapies
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 for hydroxychloroquine.
17 Jun 2020
FAQ on ventilation for ARDS in COVID-19
Get answers to pressing questions about ventilation management.
15 May 2020
Step up: Leading in a time of crisis and uncertainty
Initially, I thought I was being forced to see the COVID-19 patients because I was one of the youngest in the department and the unlucky hospital medicine fellow.
15 Nov 2020
Studies look at new and old scores, biomarkers for predicting COVID-19 outcomes
The SOFA score did not perform well for predicting mortality in patients admitted with COVID-19, multiple recent studies found, but levels of d-dimer and C-reactive protein had prognostic value, according to the latest research.
24 Feb 2021
Research shows mixed findings on tocilizumab, offers prognostic strategies in COVID-19
One trial of IL-6 inhibitors found improved survival among patients on organ support, while another found no difference in rates of recovery with tocilizumab versus placebo. An online calculator offered a new score for predicting progression of COVID-19, and a study categorized patients into three phenotypes.
3 Mar 2021
Research on strokes and readmissions in COVID-19, updated guidance from NIH and SSC
One study showed that strokes were rare in COVID-19 patients, while another didn't find any connection between fever or biomarkers before discharge and readmissions. The NIH and the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) updated their COVID-19 critical care recommendations.
10 Feb 2021
NIH revises tocilizumab guidance, research details vaccine reactions, alcohol use during pandemic
The NIH recommended tocilizumab for some COVID-19 patients. A case series described delayed skin reactions to vaccination, and randomized trials indicated that ivermectin, azithromycin, and convalescent plasma didn't help mildly ill patients. Several studies focused on alcohol use during the pandemic.
10 Mar 2021
Collect 10 wellness tips from the front lines.
15 Jul 2020
Latest research looks at clots, drug therapies, and pneumonia guidance
Studies offered further support for anticoagulation in patients with COVID-19 but showed no benefit from hydroxychloroquine or lopinavir-ritonavir. The authors of recent pneumonia guidelines explained how the recommendations apply to COVID-19 patients.
13 May 2020