TOP 10 Medical News Stories

 

1 – Intensive care management of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): challenges and recommendations – The Lancet Respiratory Medicine

Commentary: Understanding pathways to death in patients with COVID-19 – The Lancet Respiratory Medicine

 

2 – COVID-19 Clinical Update – JAMA

 

3 – Advice on the use of masks in the context of COVID-19 – World Health Organization

Commentary: Expert reaction to new WHO advice on use of facemasks in the context of COVID-19 – Science Media Centre

 

4 – State of the World’s Nursing Report – 2020 – World Health Organization

Commentary: Six Million More Nurses Needed Ensure Health for All by 2030, Says New WHO Report – Health Policy Watch AND WHO and partners call for urgent investment in nurses – International Council of Nurses

Editorial: The status of nursing and midwifery in the world – The Lancet

 

5 – Prediction models for diagnosis and prognosis of covid-19 infection: systematic review and critical appraisal – The BMJ

Commentary: Expert reaction to a systematic review of prediction models for diagnosis and prognosis of COVID-19 infection – Science Media Centre

 

6 – New research examines wastewater to detect community spread of Covid-19 – STAT

Original Article: SARS-CoV-2 titers in wastewater are higher than expected from clinically confirmed cases – medRxiv

 

7 – The Role of Chest Imaging in Patient Management during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Multinational Consensus Statement from the Fleischner Society

Commentary: RSNA publishes Fleischner Society statement on chest imaging and COVID-19 – Radiological Society of North America

 

8 – US Public Concerns About the COVID-19 Pandemic From Results of a Survey Given via Social Media – JAMA Internal Medicine

Commentaries: Social Media Survey Reveals Concerns About Childcare, Lost Wages and Finding Sanitizer – MedicalResearch AND More than 95% of Americans made lifestyle changes for COVID-19 – UPI

 

9 – 2019 Update of the Joint European League Against Rheumatism and European Renal Association–European Dialysis and Transplant Association (EULAR/ERA–EDTA) recommendations for the management of lupus nephritis – Annals of Rheumatic Diseases

Commentary: EULAR, ERA–EDTA issue guidelines for managing lupus nephritis – Medicine Matters

Related Guidelines: Consensus of the Brazilian Society of Rheumatology for the diagnosis, management and treatment of lupus nephritis (free) AND 2019 European League Against Rheumatism/American College of Rheumatology Classification Criteria for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (free) AND 2019 update of the EULAR recommendations for the management of systemic lupus erythematosus (free) AND Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus by the Mexican College of Rheumatology (free) AND The British Society for Rheumatology guideline for the management of systemic lupus erythematosus in adults (free) AND First Latin American clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus (free) AND Canadian Rheumatology Association Recommendations for the Assessment and Monitoring of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (free PDF)

Related Reviews: Update on Lupus Nephritis – Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (free) AND Immunosuppressive Treatment for Proliferative Lupus Nephritis – Cochrane Library (free) AND Induction and Maintenance Immunosuppression Treatment of Proliferative Lupus Nephritis: A Network Meta-analysis of Randomized Trials. – American Journal of Kidney Diseases (free)

 

10 – Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Updates / 08 April 2020 Edition

08 April 2020 Edition – COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 Latest Articles, Guidelines, News & Perspectives (several free resources)

 


 

1 – COVID‐19: Interim Guidance on Management Pending Empirical Evidence. From an American Thoracic Society‐led International Task Force

Commentary: ATS publishes new guidance on COVID-19 management – American Thoracic Society

 

2 – Management of Infants Born to Mothers with COVID-19 – American Academy of Pediatrics

News Release: AAP issues guidance on infants born to mothers with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 – American Academy of Pediatrics

FAQs: Management of Infants Born to Mothers with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 – American Academy of Pediatrics

Commentary: Policy statement outlines recommendations on management of infants born to mothers with COVID-19 – 2 Minute Medicine

 

3 –  Consensus guidelines for managing the airway in children with COVID-19 – Intensive Care Society

 

4 – Editorial: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation after Hospital Admission with Covid-19 – The BMJ

“This pandemic has changed the risk-benefit balance for CPR: from “there is no harm in trying” to “there is little benefit to the patient, and potentially significant harm to staff.””

 

5 – Effectiveness of Surgical and Cotton Masks in Blocking SARS–CoV-2: A Controlled Comparison in 4 Patients – Annals of Internal Medicine

Commentary: Neither surgical nor cotton masks effectively filter SARS COV-2 – American College of Physicians

 

6 – Opinions on Lifting Coronavirus Pandemic Lockdowns

 

7 – Medical Masks vs N95 Respirators for Preventing COVID‐19 in Health Care Workers: A Systematic Review and Meta‐Analysis of Randomized Trials – Influenza

Commentary: Surgical masks likely good for most COVID-19 treatment – McMaster University

 

8 – Observational Studies: Countries with Universal BCG Vaccination Policy May Have Reduced Mortality from COVID-19

[Preprint] Differential COVID-19-attributable mortality and BCG vaccine use in countries – medRxiv

[Preprint] Association of BCG vaccination policy with prevalence and mortality of COVID-19 – medRxiv

See also: [Preprint] Observational Study: Countries with Universal BCG Vaccination Policy May Have Reduced Morbidity and Mortality for COVID-19 (study and commentaries)

 

9 – Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Children — United States, February 12–April 2, 2020 – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Commentaries: U.S. Children With COVID-19 Less Likely To Be Hospitalized Than Adults – NPR AND Why Children Seem to Be Less Affected By the Coronavirus – TIME

 

10 – Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Updates / 07 April 2020 Edition

07 April 2020 Edition – COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 Latest Articles, Guidelines, News & Perspectives (several free resources)

 


1 – NICE Publishes new COVID-19 Guidelines

News Release: NICE publishes new COVID-19 guidelines on severe asthma, pneumonia, rheumatological disorders and symptom management – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

See other recent NICE Guidelines on COVID-19: COVID-19 rapid guideline: critical care in adults AND COVID-19 rapid guideline: haematopoietic stem cell transplantation AND COVID-19 rapid guideline: dialysis service delivery AND COVID-19 rapid guideline: delivery of radiotherapy AND COVID-19 rapid guideline: delivery of systemic anticancer treatments

 

2 – Recommendation Regarding the Use of Cloth Face Coverings, Especially in Areas of Significant Community-Based Transmission – Centers – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Commentaries: The CDC Now Recommends Americans Wear Face Masks – Wired AND Everyone should wear face ‘masks’ in public, CDC now recommends – Live Science AND CDC Now Recommends Americans Consider Wearing Cloth Face Coverings In Public – NPR AND The CDC now recommends everyone use cloth masks in public – Vox AND The CDC is recommending that people wear face coverings or cloth masks if they go out in public – Business Insider

“CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.”

 

3 – Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19 – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Commentary: What’s the Best Material for a Mask? – The New York Times

 

4 – Respiratory virus shedding in exhaled breath and efficacy of face masks – Nature

Commentaries: Why wear face masks in public? Here’s what the research shows – The Conversation AND The new coronavirus might spread when people talk, but scientists say masks can help – The Telegraph AND Wearing surgical masks in public could help slow COVID-19 pandemic’s advance – University of Maryland

Related: Stability of SARS-CoV-2 in different environmental conditions – National Geographic

 

5 – COVID-19: Thrombosis, Coagulopathy and Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation

Guideline: Practical guidance for the prevention of thrombosis and management of coagulopathy and disseminated intravascular coagulation of patients infected with COVID-19 – Thrombosis UK

Observational Studies: Anticoagulant treatment is associated with decreased mortality in severe coronavirus disease 2019 patients with coagulopathy – Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis AND Abnormal Coagulation parameters are associated with poor prognosis in patients with novel coronavirus pneumonia – Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (free PDF)

Q & A: COVID-19 and Coagulopathy: Frequently Asked Questions – American Society of Hematology

 

6 – Editorial: COVID-19 pneumonia: different respiratory treatment for different phenotypes? – Intensive Care Medicine

Related: Covid-19 Does Not Lead to a “Typical” Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome – American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

 

7 – The FDA-approved Drug Ivermectin inhibits the replication of SARS-CoV-2 in vitro – Antiviral Research

Commentary: Possible coronavirus drug identified by Australian scientists – Monash University

 

8 – No Evidence of Rapid Antiviral Clearance or Clinical Benefit with the Combination of Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin in Patients with Severe COVID-19 Infection – Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses

 

9 – Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Infection and Renin Angiotensin System Blockers – JAMA

Related: The Dilemma of Coronavirus Disease 2019, Aging, and Cardiovascular Disease: Insights From Cardiovascular Aging Science – JAMA Cardiology AND Controversies of renin–angiotensin system inhibition during the COVID-19 pandemic – Nature Reviews Nephrology

 

10 – Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Updates / 06 April 2020 Edition

06 April 2020 Edition – COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 Latest Articles, Guidelines, News & Perspectives (several free resources)

 


 

1 – Temporary Emergency Guidance to US Stroke Centers During the COVID-19 Pandemic – American Heart Association / American Stroke Association

News Release: Interim guidance issued on stroke care during COVID-19 pandemic – American Heart Association

 

2 – Interim Guidance for Healthcare Providers Caring for Pediatric Patients to Reduce COVID-19 transmission – American Heart Association

News Release: Interim guidance for pediatric resuscitation care to reduce COVID-19 transmission – American Heart Association

Commentary: How to provide emergency cardiovascular care, including CPR, for children with COVID-19 – Cardiovascular Business

 

3 – Care of patients with liver disease during the COVID-19 pandemic: EASL-ESCMID Position Paper – European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL)

News Release: Patients with advanced liver disease and transplant recipients require specific care during COVID-19 – European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL)

 

4 – Covid-19 Does Not Lead to a “Typical” Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome – American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

“After considering that, all we can do ventilating these patients is “buying time” with minimum additional damage: the lowest possible PEEP and gentle ventilation. We need to be patient.”

 

5 – Correlation between universal BCG vaccination policy and reduced morbidity and mortality for COVID-19: an epidemiological study – medRxiv

Commentaries: Universal BCG vaccination and protection against COVID-19: critique of an ecological study – Nature Microbiology Community AND A Vaccine From The 1920s Is Now Being Tested For Use Against The Coronavirus Pandemic – Forbes AND Nations with Mandatory TB Vaccines Show Fewer Coronavirus Deaths

 

6 – COVID-19: infection prevention and control – Public Health England

 

7 – COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps

 

8 – How Hospitals Can Protect Frontline Healthcare Workers From COVID-19 – Medium

 

9 – Complete GUIDE to Lung Ultrasound in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Patients – POCUS 101

Related: Proposal for international standardization of the use of lung ultrasound for COVID‐19 patients; a simple, quantitative, reproducible method – Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine AND Findings of lung ultrasonography of novel corona virus pneumonia during the 2019–2020 epidemic – Intensive Care Medicine AND Can Lung US Help Critical Care Clinicians in the Early Diagnosis of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pneumonia? – Radiology AND Point-of-Care Lung Ultrasound findings in novel coronavirus disease-19 pnemoniae: a case report and potential applications during COVID-19 outbreak – European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences AND ACEP Guideline on COVID-19: Ultrasound Machine and Transducer Cleaning

 

10 – Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Updates / 03 April 2020 Edition

03 April 2020 Edition – COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 Latest Articles, Guidelines, News & Perspectives (several free resources)

 


 

1 – Ethical guidance published for frontline staff dealing with pandemic – Royal College of Physicians

Related: An Ethicist on How to Make Impossible Decisions – The Atlantic

 

2 – Presymptomatic Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 — Singapore, January 23–March 16, 2020 – CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

Commentaries: Coronavirus can spread one to three days before symptoms appear: CDC study – Reuters AND CDC Director warns 25 percent of COVID-19 cases may present no symptoms – New Atlas AND SARS-CoV-2 Readily Shed Early in Infection, Transmissible Before Symptoms Emerge – NEJM Journal Watch

Related: Yes, You Can Spread Coronavirus Even If You Don’t Have Symptoms – Self AND Infected but Feeling Fine: The Unwitting Coronavirus Spreaders – The New York Times AND COVID-19: Undocumented Infections are the Infection Source for 79% of Documented Cases

 

3 – Decontamination and Reuse of Filtering Facepiece Respirators using Contingency and Crisis Capacity Strategies – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

4 – Virological assessment of hospitalized patients with COVID-2019 – Nature

Commentaries: People with coronavirus may be most infectious in the first week of symptoms – MIT Technology Review AND Expert reaction to paper on ‘shedding’ of SARS-CoV-2 virus in 9 patients with COVID-19 – Science Media Centre

 

5 – Video: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Critical Care Management – JAMA

 

6 – Use of Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine During the COVID-19 Pandemic: What Every Clinician Should Know – Annals of Internal Medicine

 

7 – In patients of COVID-19, what are the symptoms and clinical features of mild and moderate cases? – CEBM University of Oxford

See also: Other Reviews at Oxford COVID-19 Evidence Service

 

8 – Editorial: Ten Weeks to Crush the Curve – New England Journal of Medicine

 

9 – Audio Interview: Lessons from Covid-19 Hotspots – New England Journal of Medicine

 

10 – Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Updates / 02 April 2020 Edition

02 April 2020 Edition – COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 Latest Articles, Guidelines, News & Perspectives (several free resources)

 


 

1 – Pandemic palliative care: beyond ventilators and saving lives – Canadian Medical Association Journal

Commentary: A COVID-19 palliative care pandemic plan: An essential tool – Canadian Medical Association Journal

Related: The Importance of Addressing Advance Care Planning and Decisions About Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders During Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) – JAMA AND Covid-19: The role of palliative care had to be adapted to manage this “ultra-emergency” – The BMJ Opinion AND COVID-19: decision making and palliative care – Swiss Medical Weekly AND COVID-19 pandemic: palliative care for elderly and frail patients at home and in residential and nursing homes – Swiss Medical Weekly AND End-of-life care in the Emergency Department for the patient imminently dying of a highly transmissible acute respiratory infection (such as COVID-19) – Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine

 

2 – More Opinions on the Use of Facemasks by the Population

Article: COVID-19 epidemic: disentangling the re-emerging controversy about medical facemasks from an epidemiological perspective – International Journal of Epidemiology

Perspectives: CDC considering recommending general public wear face coverings in public – The Washington Post AND Wear a face mask if you feel it’s necessary, but know it won’t necessarily help – The Globe and Mail AND It’s Time to Face Facts, America: Masks Work – Wired AND Should We All Be Wearing Masks In Public? Health Experts Revisit The Question – NPR AND Should I Make My Own Mask? – The New York Times

 

3 – ‘Panic Prescribing’ Untested Coronavirus Treatments:

 

4 – Consensus guidelines for managing the airway in patients with COVID‐19 – Anaesthesia

Related Guidelines:

 

5 – Recommendations from the Peking Union Medical College Hospital for the management of acute myocardial infarction during the COVID-19 outbreak – European Heart Journal

Related: CSC Expert Consensus on Principles of Clinical Management of Patients with Severe Emergent Cardiovascular Diseases during the COVID-19 Epidemic – Circulation

 

6 – COVID-19 in Older Adults: Key Points for Emergency Department Providers – Journal of Geriatric Emergency Medicine

Commentary: Caring for seniors during COVID-19 pandemic – Regenstrief Institute

 

7 – Preliminary Estimates of the Prevalence of Selected Underlying Health Conditions Among Patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019 — United States, February 12–March 28, 2020 – CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

Commentaries: More than 70% of Americans hospitalized with COVID-19 had at least 1 underlying health condition, the CDC says — here’s the breakdown – Business Insider AND People With Underlying Health Conditions Are At Risk Of More Severe COVID-19, Says New CDC Report – Forbes AND Who’s Sickest From COVID-19? These Conditions Tied To Increased Risk – NPR

 

8 – Characteristics of Ocular Findings of Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Hubei Province, China – JAMA Ophthalmology

Invited Commentary: Humans, Viruses, and the Eye—An Early Report From the COVID-19 Front Line – JAMA Ophthalmology

See also: Perspectives on Coronavirus Disease 2019 Control Measures for Ophthalmology Clinics Based on a Singapore Center Experience – JAMA Ophthalmology

 

9 – Safety Recommendations for Evaluation and Surgery of the Head and Neck During the COVID-19 Pandemic – JAMA Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery

Author Interview: Safety Recommendations for Evaluation and Surgery of the Head and Neck During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Related: Surgical Considerations for Tracheostomy During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons Learned From the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Outbreak – JAMA Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery

 

10 – Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Updates / 01 April 2020 Edition

01 April 2020 Edition – COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 Latest Articles, Guidelines, News & Perspectives (several free resources)

 


Tue March 31 – 10 Stories of The Day!

31 Mar, 2020 | 05:04h | UTC

 

1 – CSC Expert Consensus on Principles of Clinical Management of Patients with Severe Emergent Cardiovascular Diseases during the COVID-19 Epidemic – Circulation

 

2 – Report 13: ­­Estimating the number of infections and the impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions on COVID-19 in 11 European countries – Imperial College London

See also: Summary

 

3 – Estimates of the severity of coronavirus disease 2019: a model-based analysis – The Lancet Infectious Diseases

Commentaries: Likelihood of survival of coronavirus disease 2019 – The Lancet Infectious Diseases AND New coronavirus study reveals increased risks from middle age – The Guardian

 

4 – Efficacy of hydroxychloroquine in patients with COVID-19: results of a randomized clinical trial – medRxiv

 

5 – COVID-19: Risks Related to the Use of Hydroxychloroquine

 

6 – Be it resolved, we are making high-stakes decisions about the COVID-19 pandemic without reliable data. – Munk Debates Podcast

Related Video: Perspectives on the Pandemic with Dr. John Ioannidis

Related Article: Editorial by John P.A. Ioannidis: COVID-19: The Harms of Exaggerated Information and Non‐evidence‐based Measures (free study and commentaries)

 

7 – The Mathematics of Predicting the Course of the Coronavirus – Wired

See also: Mathematics of life and death: How disease models shape national shutdowns and other pandemic policies – Science AND How to model a pandemic – The Conversation AND Coronavirus exposes the problems and pitfalls of modelling – The Guardian AND Systematic review and critical appraisal of prediction models for diagnosis and prognosis of COVID-19 infection – medRxiv

 

8 – SARS-CoV-2–Positive Sputum and Feces After Conversion of Pharyngeal Samples in Patients With COVID-19 – Annals of Internal Medicine

Commentary: COVID-19 found in sputum and feces samples after pharyngeal specimens no longer positive – American College of Physicians

 

9 – “Immunity Certificates” to Leave Lockdown Early?

 

10 – Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Updates / 31 March 2020 Edition

31 March 2020 Edition – COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 Latest Articles, Guidelines, News & Perspectives (several free resources)

 


Mon March 30 – 10 Stories of The Day!

30 Mar, 2020 | 02:30h | UTC

 

1 – Venous thromboembolic diseases: diagnosis, management and thrombophilia testing – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

 

2 – Management of Critically Ill Adults With COVID-19 – JAMA

Editorial: Toward Universal Deployable Guidelines for the Care of Patients With COVID-19

Original Guideline: Surviving Sepsis Campaign: Guidelines on the Management of Critically Ill Adults with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) – Intensive Care Medicine AND Infographics: The Surviving Sepsis Campaign Rapid Guidelines on the Management of Critically Ill Adults with COVID-19

Related Summary: Surviving Sepsis Campaign: COVID-19 Recommendations – CanadiEm

Related Guideline: COVID-19 rapid guideline: critical care – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

 

3 – Treatment of 5 Critically Ill Patients With COVID-19 With Convalescent Plasma – JAMA

Editorial: Convalescent Plasma to Treat COVID-19: Possibilities and Challenges

Commentaries: A new report raises hope that the blood of recovered patients can help treat severe coronavirus cases – Business Insider AND Plasma transfusion shows promise for COVID-19 treatment, says China study – UPI

See also: Investigational COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma – Emergency INDs – U.S. Food & Drug Administration

 

4 – COVID-19: Controversies on the Use of Face Masks

Related Guidance: WHO Recommendations on when and how to use masks – World Health Organization AND Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of Facemasks – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

5 – N95 Re-Use Instructions – SAGES

Related: Conserving Supply of Personal Protective Equipment—A Call for Ideas – JAMA AND N95 mask can be decontaminated without decreasing filtration efficiency – Stanford Medicine

 

6 – Renin-Angiotensin System Blockers and the COVID-19 Pandemic: At Present There Is No Evidence to Abandon Renin-Angiotensin System Blockers – Hypertension

Commentary: COVID-19 alert: Heart and kidney patients should keep taking their medicines – University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Related Guidelines: HFSA/ACC/AHA Statement Addresses Concerns Re: Using RAAS Antagonists in COVID-19 – American College of Cardiology AND The Renal Association, UK position statement on COVID-19 and ACE Inhibitor/Angiotensin Receptor Blocker use AND Position Statement of the ESC Council on Hypertension on ACE-Inhibitors and Angiotensin Receptor Blockers – European Society of Cardiology 

Related Article: Is There an Association Between COVID-19 Mortality and the Renin-Angiotensin System—a Call for Epidemiologic Investigations – Clinical Infectious Diseases

 

7 – A War on Two Fronts: Cancer Care in the Time of COVID-19 – Annals of Internal Medicine

Related Guidelines: COVID-19 rapid guideline: delivery of systemic anticancer treatments – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence AND Managing Cancer Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Agility and Collaboration Toward a Common Goal – Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network

 

8 – Primary care & Coronavirus (COVID 19): key guidance, information and support – Medium

Related: Coronavirus disease 2019 (covid-19): a guide for UK GPs – The BMJ AND Covid-19: a remote assessment in primary care

 

9 – Potential Effects of Coronaviruses on the Cardiovascular System: A Review – JAMA Cardiology

Editorial: Association of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) With Myocardial Injury and Mortality

Related Articles: Association of Cardiac Injury With Mortality in Hospitalized Patients With COVID-19 in Wuhan, China – JAMA Cardiology AND Cardiovascular Implications of Fatal Outcomes of Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) – JAMA Cardiology

Commentary: A Heart Attack? No, It Was the Coronavirus – The New York Times

 

10 – Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Updates / 30 March 2020 Edition

30 March 2020 Edition – COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 Latest Articles, Guidelines, News & Perspectives (several free resources)

 


Fri March 27 – 10 Stories of The Day!

27 Mar, 2020 | 04:25h | UTC

 

1 – Report 12: The Global Impact of COVID-19 and Strategies for Mitigation and Suppression – Imperial College London

See also: Summary

Commentaries: Coronavirus: ‘Act early to save more than 30 million lives’ – BBC AND Study sees ‘severe and acute’ emergency for world in coronavirus pandemic – Reuters

 

2 – News Release: New COVID-19 Forecasts: US Hospitals Could Be Overwhelmed in the Second Week of April by Demand for ICU Beds, and US Deaths Could Total 81,000 by July – Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

Abstract: Forecasting COVID-19 impact on hospital bed-days, ICU-days, ventilator days and deaths by US state in the next 4 months – Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

Preprint: Forecasting COVID-19 impact on hospital bed-days, ICU-days, ventilator days and deaths by US state in the next 4 months (PDF)

Commentaries: A new report warns that the coronavirus pandemic will overwhelm US hospitals and kill 81,000 people by July – Business Insider AND Coronavirus could kill 81,000 in U.S., subside in June – Washington University analysis – Reuters

 

3 – Perspectives on the Pandemic with Dr. John Ioannidis

Related Article: Editorial by John P.A. Ioannidis: COVID-19: The Harms of Exaggerated Information and Non‐evidence‐based Measures (free study and commentaries)

 

4 – Mathematics of life and death: How disease models shape national shutdowns and other pandemic policies – Science

See also: How to model a pandemic – The Conversation AND Coronavirus exposes the problems and pitfalls of modelling – The Guardian

 

5 – Managing mental health challenges faced by healthcare workers during covid-19 pandemic – The BMJ

Related Study: Factors Associated With Mental Health Outcomes Among Health Care Workers Exposed to Coronavirus Disease 2019 – JAMA Network Open AND Commentary: Survey Finds COVID-19 Takes Heavy Psychological Toll on Health Care Workers – Psychiatric News Alert

 

6 – Radiological Society of North America Expert Consensus Statement on Reporting Chest CT Findings Related to COVID-19. Endorsed by the Society of Thoracic Radiology, the American College of Radiology, and RSNA. – Radiology

See also: COVID-19: Updates for Radiologists

 

7 – Recommendation: Unproven Therapies for COVID-19 | March 24, 2020 – BC Centre for Disease Control

 

8 – What is the efficacy of standard face masks compared to respirator masks in preventing COVID-type respiratory illnesses in primary care staff? – Oxford COVID-19 Evidence Service

 

9 – Typical and Atypical Symptoms of Acute Coronary Syndrome: Time to Retire the Terms? – Journal of the American Heart Association

 

10 – Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Updates / 27 March 2020 Edition

27 March 2020 Edition – COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 Latest Articles, Guidelines, News & Perspectives (several free resources)

 


Thu March 26 – 10 Stories of The Day!

26 Mar, 2020 | 02:30h | UTC

 

1 – Evidence of initial success for China exiting COVID-19 social distancing policy after achieving containment – Imperial College London (PDF)

See also: Summary

Commentaries: Initial success for COVID-19 social distancing in China – Imperial College London AND China shows way to ease lockdowns before vaccine, says report – The Guardian AND When can we let up? Health experts craft strategies to safely relax coronavirus lockdowns – STAT

Related: What China’s coronavirus response can teach the rest of the world – Nature AND Locked-down no longer, China’s Hubei begins return to normal – Reuters AND The effect of control strategies to reduce social mixing on outcomes of the COVID-19 epidemic in Wuhan, China: a modelling study – The Lancet Public Health

 

2 – The effect of human mobility and control measures on the COVID-19 epidemic in China – Science

News Release: Travel restrictions are most useful in the early and late phase of an epidemic – University of Oxford

 

3 – What do we know about the risk of dying from COVID-19? – Our World in Data

Related: Global Covid-19 Case Fatality Rates – Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, University of Oxford (free)

 

4 – Studies: Cardiac Injury Associated to Increased Mortality in Hospitalized Patients With COVID-19

 

5 – Randomized placebo-controlled trial of the effects of aspirin on dementia and cognitive decline – Neurology (PDF)

Commentary: Study: An aspirin a day does not keep dementia at bay – American Academy of Neurology (free)

 

6 – Prolonged presence of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA in faecal samples – The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology

“Very important article about viral shedding. Spoiler alert: quarantine may need to be much longer than 14 days. Virus is detectible in feces for up to 5 weeks. Caveat: virus not necessarily viable” (via @figgyjam see Tweet)

 

7 – Assessing Viral Shedding and Infectivity of Tears in Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Patients – Ophthalmology

Commentary: Low risk of coronavirus spreading through tears – American Academy of Ophthalmology

 

8 – Maintaining a safe and adequate blood supply during the pandemic outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) – World Health Organization

 

9 – Persistence of coronaviruses on inanimate surfaces and their inactivation with biocidal agents – The Journal of Hospital Infection

Commentaries: Coronavirus: household cleaning products can kill the virus – an expert on which ones to use – The Conversation AND One graphic shows how long the coronavirus lives on surfaces like cardboard, plastic, and steel – Business Insider

Related Study: Aerosol and Surface Stability of SARS-CoV-2 as Compared with SARS-CoV-1 – New England Journal of Medicine

 

10 – Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Updates / 26 March 2020 Edition

26 March 2020 Edition – COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 Latest Articles, Guidelines, News & Perspectives (several free resources)

 


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