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Patient’s COVID-19 Battle Changed Test Protocols

No Reason for 45% of Antibiotic Prescriptions

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The first community-acquired case of COVID-19 in the United States posed many questions for doctors, but the answers they found led to key changes in federal guidelines for coronavirus testing, according to a case study. The patient …

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Patients on Steroids With COVID-19 Might Need Rescue Steroids

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 03, 2020 –Endocrinologists have underlined the importance that physicians consider “a stress dose” of glucocorticoids in the event of severe COVID-19 infection in endocrine, and other, patients on long-term steroids. People taking corticosteroids on a routine basis for a variety …

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Trump Urges Coronavirus Patients to Take Unproven Drug

Trump Urges Coronavirus Patients to Take Unproven Drug

President Trump said on Saturday that the federal government was placing millions of doses of a malaria drug in the federal stockpile of emergency medical supplies to make it available for coronavirus patients, even though the drug has not been approved for Covid-19 treatment and his top coronavirus advisers have …

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Heart Patients Need to Be Wary of Coronavirus

Heart Patients Need to Be Wary of Coronavirus

THURSDAY, April 2, 2020 (HealthDay News) — People with high blood pressure and heart disease may be vulnerable to complications from COVID-19, heart experts say. Nearly half of Americans have high blood pressure, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). Based on current knowledge, seniors “with coronary heart …

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AI Might Spot At-Risk COVID-19 Patients

AI Might Spot At-Risk COVID-19 Patients

Working with researchers at two hospitals in Wenzhou, China, the NYU team devised a computer model based on what co-author Anasse Bari described as the kind of “predictive analytics” used to forecast stock market activity and voting patterns. Bari is a clinical assistant professor of computer science at NYU’s Courant …

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AI Tool Predicts Which Coronavirus Patients Get Deadly ‘Wet Lung’

Researchers in the US and China reported Monday they have developed an artificial intelligence tool that is able to accurately predict which newly infected patients with the novel coronavirus go on to develop severe lung disease. Once deployed, the algorithm could assist doctors in making choices about where to prioritize …

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Too Many Patients, Too Few Ventilators: How U.S. Hospitals Cope With COVID-19

Too Many Patients, Too Few Ventilators: How U.S. Hospitals Cope With COVID-19

MONDAY, March 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Faced with a looming shortage of lifesaving ventilators, U.S. hospitals are scrambling for solutions and planning for the worst. Intensive care units at besieged hospitals in New York and other cities are taking an “all hands on deck” approach — recruiting doctors …

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Mose Masoe must leave hospital early to make room for coronavirus patients | Sport

Hull KR’s Mose Masoe has been told he will have to leave hospital in the next 72 hours and continue his rehabilitation from a career-ending spinal injury at home. The rugby league team’s co-captain will be discharged from Wakefield’s Pinderfields hospital this week, with beds being freed up for coronavirus …

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Stroke Drug Could Help COVID-19 Patients

No Reason for 45% of Antibiotic Prescriptions

By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) — For people very sick with COVID-19, access to a mechanical ventilator can mean life or death. Trouble is, they’re in short supply in the United Sates and around the world. Now, research suggests that a widely …

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Coronavirus Live Updates: New York City Braces for a Deluge of Patients; Costs of Containment Grow

Coronavirus Live Updates: New York City Braces for a Deluge of Patients; Costs of Containment Grow

As lockdowns spread, debate about costs grows. With more states across America ordering millions to stay home, and Britain joining the rest of Europe in shuttering nonessential businesses and placing its population under what one newspaper called “house arrest,” voices of disquiet over the economic cost of such measures grew …

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