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Editorial: Shielding from Covid-19 Should be Stratified by Risk

29 May, 2020 | 03:34h | UTC

Shielding from covid-19 should be stratified by risk – The BMJ


Study in a Cruise Boat Showed 81% of Patients Infected with Covid-19 were Asymptomatic

29 May, 2020 | 03:31h | UTC

COVID-19: in the footsteps of Ernest Shackleton – Thorax

Commentaries: New Paper Finds Startling Number Of Asymptomatic Covid-19 Carriers – Forbes AND Asymptomatic COVID-19 cases may be more common than suspected – NBC News AND Cruise ship study hints at many ‘silent’ COVID-19 infections – The BMJ


42% of Patients with Covid-19 Asymptomatic in Study from China

29 May, 2020 | 03:29h | UTC

Comparison of Clinical Characteristics of Patients with Asymptomatic vs Symptomatic Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Wuhan, China – JAMA Network Open

Commentaries: 40% of COVID-19 patients may be asymptomatic as disease progresses – UPI AND How Common Are Asymptomatic Cases of COVID-19? – U.S News


Opinion: Using Controlled Trials to Resolve Key Unknowns About Policy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

29 May, 2020 | 03:27h | UTC

Using Controlled Trials to Resolve Key Unknowns About Policy During the COVID-19 Pandemic – JAMA


Conducting Clinical Research During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Protecting Scientific Integrity

29 May, 2020 | 03:26h | UTC

Conducting Clinical Research During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Protecting Scientific Integrity – JAMA


Perspective: For Seniors, COVID-19 Sets Off A Pandemic Of Despair

29 May, 2020 | 03:23h | UTC

For Seniors, COVID-19 Sets Off A Pandemic Of Despair – Kaiser Health News


Wastewater Testing Gains Traction as a Covid-19 Early Warning System

29 May, 2020 | 03:22h | UTC

Wastewater testing gains traction as a Covid-19 early warning system – STAT

Related: SARS-CoV-2 RNA in wastewater anticipated COVID-19 occurrence in a low prevalence area – Water Research AND New Research Examines Wastewater to Detect Community Spread of Covid-19


Opinion: Ethical Guidelines for Deliberately Infecting Volunteers with COVID-19 to Speed Vaccine Development

29 May, 2020 | 03:19h | UTC

Ethical guidelines for deliberately infecting volunteers with COVID-19 – Journal of Medical Ethics

Commentary: COVID-19 vaccine development: New guidelines for ethical approach to infecting trial volunteers – University of Warwick

Related: Challenge trials can speed development of a Covid-19 vaccine. Planning for them needs to start now – STAT AND AstraZeneca says it may consider exposing vaccine trial participants to virus – Reuters


Ethical Guidelines for COVID-19 Tracing Apps

29 May, 2020 | 03:18h | UTC

Ethical guidelines for COVID-19 tracing apps – Nature


Observational Study: Many Patients with Covid-19 in the UCI Develop Thromboembolism Despite Routine Prophylaxis

29 May, 2020 | 03:17h | UTC

Routine Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis May Be Inadequate in the Hypercoagulable State of Severe Coronavirus Disease 2019 – Critical Care Medicine


Study: Face Mask Use in Households May Reduce Secondary Transmission of SARS-CoV-2

29 May, 2020 | 03:15h | UTC

Reduction of secondary transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in households by face mask use, disinfection and social distancing: a cohort study in Beijing, China – The BMJ Global Health

Commentaries: Wearing face masks at home might help ward off COVID-19 spread among family members – BMJ AND Expert reaction to study looking at face masks in the home – Science Media Centre


Small Study Shows No Evidence of Secondary Transmission of COVID-19 from Children Attending School

29 May, 2020 | 03:14h | UTC

No evidence of secondary transmission of COVID-19 from children attending school in Ireland, 2020 – Eurosurveillance


International Consensus on the Diagnosis and Management of Dumping Syndrome

29 May, 2020 | 03:12h | UTC

International consensus on the diagnosis and management of dumping syndrome – Nature Reviews Endocrinology


[Abstract Only] Meta-Analysis: Postoperative Continuation of Antibiotic Prophylaxis Does Not Reduce the Incidence of Surgical Site Infections

29 May, 2020 | 03:09h | UTC

Effect of postoperative continuation of antibiotic prophylaxis on the incidence of surgical site infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis – The Lancet Infectious Diseases


Randomized Trial: Gastrointestinal Complications After Pancreatoduodenectomy With Epidural vs. Patient-Controlled Intravenous Analgesia

29 May, 2020 | 03:05h | UTC

Gastrointestinal Complications After Pancreatoduodenectomy With Epidural vs Patient-Controlled Intravenous Analgesia: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Surgery


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Meta-Analysis: Direct Oral Anticoagulants vs. Low‐molecular‐weight Heparin for the Treatment of Cancer‐associated Thrombosis

29 May, 2020 | 03:03h | UTC

Direct oral anticoagulants compared to low‐molecular‐weight heparin for the treatment of cancer‐associated thrombosis: Updated systematic review and meta‐analysis of randomized controlled trials – Research and Practice in Thrombosis and Haemostasis

“In patients with cancer‐associated VTE, DOACs are more effective in preventing recurrent VTE compared to LMWH. However, risk of bleeding is increased with DOACs, especially in patients with GI cancer.”


A Deep Learning Algorithm to Detect Chronic Kidney Disease from Retinal Photographs

29 May, 2020 | 03:02h | UTC

A deep learning algorithm to detect chronic kidney disease from retinal photographs in community-based populations – The Lancet Digital Health

Commentary: Opportunistic deep learning of retinal photographs: the window to the body revisited – The Lancet Digital Health


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[Abstract Only] Study: Repeat ANA Testing After a Negative Result has Low Utility and Results in High Cost

29 May, 2020 | 03:01h | UTC

Utility of repeated antinuclear antibody tests: a retrospective database study – The Lancet Rheumatology


Medicines with One Seller and Many Buyers: Strategies to Increase the Power of the Payer

29 May, 2020 | 03:00h | UTC

Medicines with one seller and many buyers: strategies to increase the power of the payer – The BMJ


WHO Interim Guidance: Clinical Management of COVID-19

28 May, 2020 | 10:02h | UTC

Clinical management of COVID-19 – World Health Organization


Systematic Review: Hydroxychloroquine or Chloroquine for Treatment or Prophylaxis of COVID-19

28 May, 2020 | 09:59h | UTC

Hydroxychloroquine or Chloroquine for Treatment or Prophylaxis of COVID-19: A Living Systematic Review – Annals of Internal Medicine


Remdesivir for Covid-19: A 5-day Course is Similarly Effective as a 10-day Course

28 May, 2020 | 10:00h | UTC

Remdesivir for 5 or 10 Days in Patients with Severe Covid-19 – New England Journal of Medicine


Face Coverings for the Public: Laying Straw Men to Rest, by Trisha Greenhalgh

28 May, 2020 | 09:57h | UTC

Face coverings for the public: Laying straw men to rest – Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice

Related: Face coverings for the lay public: an alternative view – CEBM Oxford AND Cloth Masks May Prevent Transmission of COVID-19: An Evidence-Based, Risk-Based Approach – Annals of Internal Medicine



Perspective: Reducing Transmission of SARS-CoV-2

28 May, 2020 | 09:55h | UTC

Reducing transmission of SARS-CoV-2 – Science


Perspective: “The Unexpected Side Effect of Covid-19″

28 May, 2020 | 09:53h | UTC

The unexpected side effect of Covid-19 – CNN

“After Covid-19, if we dare imagine the day, it will be important to ask who was harmed by delayed and forgone medical care. But the severe financial strains on individuals and public budgets make it just as essential to ask who benefited from avoiding interventions with no salutatory effect.”