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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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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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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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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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Which Medical Conferences Are Being Canceled by Coronavirus?

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 03, 2020 — In a typical year, March marks the start of conference season, made all the more attractive by collegial gatherings and travel to warmer climes. But 2020 has already proven anything but typical as the number of novel …

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AAO Releases COVID-19 Updates for Ophthalmologists

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 06, 2020 — In light of recent reports of conjunctivitis in patients with COVID-19, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) has issued updates aimed at limiting transmission of the highly contagious severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The updates were posted online March 6. …

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Coronavirus Stays in Aerosols for Hours, on Surfaces for Days

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 17, 2020 — The novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, remains viable in aerosols for hours and on surfaces for days, according to a new study. The data indicate that the stability of the new virus is similar to that of SARS-CoV-1, …

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So You Have a COVID-19 Patient; How Do You Treat Them?

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Antibiotics are reserved for patients suspected of having concomitant bacterial or fungal infections. Liebers said clinicians should be alerted to “the big three” signs of secondary infection ― fever, elevated white blood cell count, and lactic acidosis. Immunosuppressed patients are at elevated risk for secondary infection. Step 4: …

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