Tag Archives: disease recurrence

Hard Truths From Infectious Disease Specialists

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 03, 2020 — We should expect more deaths from COVID-19 than previously predicted, leaders of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) said at a press briefing Friday. The models on which the current national estimate of US mortality …

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Huge Global Effort for Clinical Trials in COVID-19

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Canadian researchers drew similar conclusions from the extensive use of oseltamivir during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic. In a commentary in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, Matthew Cheng, MDCM, of McGill University Health Centre in Montreal, Canada, and colleagues wrote, “Even now, because there has been no RCT, it is not definitely known whether oseltamivir is efficacious…” …

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Coronavirus Is Aerosolized Through Talking, Exhalation

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 04, 2020 — An expert committee has concluded that the novel coronavirus is aerosolized through talking or exhalation, but it’s not yet clear if the viral particles are viable and emitted in doses sufficient to cause infection. “While the current …

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More Will Die, First Antibody Test Authorized

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 04, 2020 — Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think you need to know about today:  ID Experts: More Will Die Than Predicted  Anticipate a higher death rate from COVID-19 than originally predicted. That’s …

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How Scientists Predict How Many People Will Get COVID-19

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 01, 2020 — Projections of the number of people the novel coronavirus could infect, and how many it may ultimately kill, change by the day.  On Tuesday, Deborah Birx, MD, the coronavirus response coordinator for the White House, warned some …

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More Than 60 Doctors in Italy Have Died in COVID-19 Pandemic

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In addition, “all patients should undergo lung CT examination to evaluate for imaging features typical of COVID-19…. Chest X-ray is not recommended because of a high rate of false negative diagnosis,” the authors write. Intervene With Caution Medical therapy should be optimized in patients with emergent cardiovascular …

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Topol Laments Betrayal, HCP Couples Prepare

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Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think you need to know about today:  Topol: US Betrays Healthcare Workers  In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US, officials repeatedly made choices that put the health of the public and healthcare workers …

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17 Days, Peak in 3 Weeks, Croc

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 27, 2020 — This week, mainstream news reported that coronavirus was detected on a cruise ship 17 days after passengers with the virus left the ship, a man who breached quarantine was eaten by a crocodile, and that peak coronavirus …

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Italian Doctor Triages by Ultrasound

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Ultrasound technology was designed to examine organs such as the heart or a pregnant woman’s womb — soft tissues that, “acoustically speaking, look like water,” Demi says. But lungs are full of air, making analysis completely different. So he and his colleagues are working on algorithms that can interpret ultrasound artefacts …

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Study Suggests Multiple Shedding Routes

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: FEBRUARY 21, 2020 — The novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) responsible for the COVID-19 global outbreak may have multiple infection routes, according to a study published online February 17 in Emerging Microbes & Infection. “We detected the virus in oral swabs, anal swabs, and blood,” write Wei …

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