Tag Archives: infection control

Medical Societies Issue Bold Statement of Physician Support

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 05, 2020 — At least one physician has been fired for speaking out about the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) in his hospital. Another was informed he couldn’t wear a mask brought from home for fear of scaring the patients. …

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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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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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Trending Clinical Topic: SARS-CoV-2

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 03, 2020 –New research and information regarding severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes COVID-19, resulted in this week’s top trending clinical topic. The Coronavirus Study Group of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses termed the …

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Encephalitis Case Report, Silent Spreaders

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 03, 2020 — Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think you need to know about today:  First Presumptive Case Report of Encephalitis Linked to COVID-19 In a case report published online in the journal Radiology, …

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Critical Drug Shortages, In Memoriam

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 02, 2020 — Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think you need to know about today. Drug Shortages On the Front Line In addition to shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) and ventilators, …

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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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