Tag Archives: clinical guidelines

Proposed Treatment Guidelines for the COVID-19 Era

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 03, 2020 — In light of the rapid changes affecting cancer clinics due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Drs David Kerr and Rachel Kerr, both specialists in gastrointestinal cancers at the University of Oxford in Oxford, United Kingdom, drafted these guidelines for …

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How Long Is It Safe to Delay Gynecologic Cancer Surgery?

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 27, 2020 — As I write this column, there are more than 25,000 current cases of COVID-19 in the United States with an expected exponential rise in these numbers. Hospitals are issuing directives to cancel or postpone “elective” surgery to …

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New Guidance on Early Med School Graduation Amid COVID-19

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 27, 2020 — The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) has issued “guiding principles” for medical schools considering early graduation for medical students in their final year of study. The action comes in the wake of New York University’s decision, announced …

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ASRS Guidance on Managing COVID-19 Risk in Retinal Procedures

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 30, 2020 — Retinal specialists need to weigh the risk for vision loss against the risk for COVID-19 when deciding which patients should be seen urgently vs those whose treatment can be delayed, says new guidance from the American Society of Retina …

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Rapid COVID-19 Clinical Practice Guidelines (2020)

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

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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Guidelines for Evaluating and Testing Persons Under Investigation for COVID-19 (CDC, 2020)

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 23, 2020 —  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued interim guidance for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, including evaluation and testing of persons under investigation (PUIs) for COVID-19.[1] Criteria to Guide Evaluation and …

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COVID-19 Sample Collection and Testing: Clinical Practice Guidelines (2020

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 23, 2020 —  In March 2020, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published interim guidelines regarding the collection, handling, and testing of clinical specimens for the diagnosis of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).[1] Collection and evaluation of …

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Coding Guidelines for Coronavirus

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 04, 2020 — Given the continuing spread of the novel coronavirus disease called COVID-19, there have been a lot of questions about how to address this from a coding perspective should you have a patient who presents with the virus. …

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Physicians and Health Systems Can Reduce Fear Around COVID-19

2020 Lifetime Achievement: Bill and Melinda Gates

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 18, 2020 — A message from a Chief Wellness Officer We are at a time, unfortunately, of significant public uncertainty and fear of “the coronavirus.” Mixed and inaccurate messages from national leaders in the setting of delayed testing availability have …

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