Tag Archives: Wuhan coronavirus

Prioritizing Transplants When Other Surgeries Are on Hold

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 06, 2020 — Currently, living donors are urged to go ahead with the preliminary steps in the process remotely, but in-person appointments and transplants are largely on hold. Deceased-donor transplantations — deemed essential surgeries — are moving forward, but surgeons …

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Mother-Baby Separation for COVID-19 Not Evidence-Based

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“There’s just no good evidence that we should be separating these moms and babies,” Eglash added. Kehl agrees. “When you consider the effects on maternal–infant bonding and how important evidence-based practices, like performing skin-to-skin and early breastfeeding initiation [are], in most cases those benefits outweigh the risk of infection,” …

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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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Silence Over Safety? Muzzling Clinicians a Public Health Issue

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 04, 2020 — COVID-19 has caused battle lines to be drawn. But they’re not just between clinicians and the virus. They’re also between the healthcare workers and their employers, causing what the American Medical Association calls a “flashpoint” that could affect …

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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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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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Proposed Treatment Guidelines for the COVID-19 Era

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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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