Tag Archives: acute respiratory distress syndrome

Iranian Doctors ‘Dance’ to Defy Coronavirus

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 What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 03, 2020 — If it weren’t for Dr Mohammad Molaei, a radiologist in Qom, Iran, who insisted that his dying brother be tested for the novel coronavirus, Iranian officials would have remained in denial for many more days. In early February, infectious disease …

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The Week That Wasn’t in COVID-19: Elon Musk, ‘Pandemic’ Scientist

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 03, 2020 –This week in the coronavirus stories that inundated the internet, Elon Musk weighed in on the ventilator shortage, a famous scientist claimed he may have the cure, and researchers debunked a conspiracy theory.  Elon Musk to …

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How Coronavirus Attacks the Body

How Coronavirus Attacks the Body

You’re looking at a virtual reality image of a coronavirus patient at George Washington Hospital in Washington, D.C. The patient is a generally healthy 59-year-old man with high blood pressure. Just days before this image was created, he was asymptomatic. But now, those green areas show where the infection has …

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AHA Guidance on Hypertension, Latest on Angiotensin Link

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 01, 2020 — The American Heart Association (AHA) has issued new guidance for patients with hypertension during the COVID-19 outbreak. At the same time, several new review articles have been published further exploring the possible relationship between the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) and …

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Rapid COVID-19 Clinical Practice Guidelines (2020)

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Provide the patient with effective oxygen therapy, which may include a nasal catheter, mask oxygen, high-flow nasal oxygen therapy, noninvasive ventilation, or invasive mechanical ventilation. Consider using extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for patients with refractory hypoxemia that is difficult to correct with protective lung ventilation. Antiviral Treatment …

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Commentary: Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV): FAQs for Clinicians

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: JANUARY 30, 2020 — The Wuhan coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak has unfolded so rapidly that many clinicians are scrambling to stay on top of it. Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about how to prepare your clinic to respond …

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Mass Quarantine May Spark Irrational Fear, Anxiety

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With a new virus, “there is uncertainty, and that’s what drives anxiety,” she added. Lessons From SARS “All anxiety is certainly not bad,” Neda Gould, PhD, clinical psychologist and assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, told Medscape Medical News. …

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AAO Urges Ophthalmologists to Provide Emergency Care Only

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 23, 2020 — The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) has updated COVID-19 guidance for ophthalmologists and other eyecare providers to help further reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 within communities. The Academy’s Board of Trustees met on March …

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AAN Urges Feds to Further Expand Telehealth Benefits

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 23, 2020 — In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) is calling on the federal government to do more to expand telehealth services beyond Medicare. As reported by Medscape Medical News, last week the Trump …

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Have the Public Health Restrictions Gone Too Far for COVID-19?

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: FEBRUARY 19, 2020 — On January 31, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex M. Azar II declared a formal public health emergency in response to the rising number of cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) around the world and in …

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