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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

 


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] 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

 


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

 


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.”

 


Assessment of Proficiency of N95 Mask Donning Among the General Public in Singapore

28 May, 2020 | 09:44h | UTC

Assessment of Proficiency of N95 Mask Donning Among the General Public in Singapore – JAMA Network Open

Commentaries: People Are Still Terrible at Correctly Using Medical-Grade Face Masks And Respirators – Science Alert AND Study Casts Doubt on N95 Masks for the Public – MedPage Today (free registration required)

 


Randomized Trial: Comparison of 3 Treatment Strategies for Medication Overuse Headache

28 May, 2020 | 09:40h | UTC

Comparison of 3 Treatment Strategies for Medication Overuse Headache: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Neurology (free for a limited period)

 


WHO: Countries Failing to Stop Harmful Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes

28 May, 2020 | 09:38h | UTC

Countries failing to stop harmful marketing of breast-milk substitutes, warn WHO and UNICEF – World Health Organization

Original Report: Marketing of breast milk substitutes: national implementation of the international code, status report 2020 – World Health Organization

 


“Is It Safe for Me to Go to Work?” Risk Stratification for Workers during the Covid-19 Pandemic

27 May, 2020 | 02:39h | UTC

“Is It Safe for Me to Go to Work?” Risk Stratification for Workers during the Covid-19 Pandemic – New England Journal of Medicine

 


CDC Updated Guidance: When You Can be Around Others After You Had or Likely Had COVID-19

27 May, 2020 | 02:37h | UTC

When You Can be Around Others After You Had or Likely Had COVID-19 – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

“I think or know I had COVID-19, and I had symptoms.”

You can be with others after:

  • 3 days with no fever AND
  • Symptoms improved AND
  • 10 days since symptoms first appeared”

 


Study: Loss of Smell and Taste in 2013 Patients with Mild to Moderate COVID-19

27 May, 2020 | 02:35h | UTC

Loss of Smell and Taste in 2013 European Patients With Mild to Moderate COVID-19 – Annals of Internal Medicine

 


Just the Facts: What Drugs are Safe and Effective for COVID-19?

27 May, 2020 | 02:31h | UTC

Just the Facts: What drugs are safe and effective for COVID-19? – Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine

Related Guidelines: NIH Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Treatment Guidelines – National Institutes of Health AND Infectious Diseases Society of America Guidelines on the Treatment and Management of Patients with COVID-19 Infection

“Apart from supportive care, there are no current effective therapeutics for COVID-19”

 


Short Review: Using Insulin to Treat Poorly Controlled Type 2 Diabetes in 2020

27 May, 2020 | 02:18h | UTC

Using Insulin to Treat Poorly Controlled Type 2 Diabetes in 2020 – JAMA (free for a limited period)

 


Randomized Trial: Antihypertensive Medication Reduction vs. Usual Care Among Older Adults Taking Multiple Antihypertensive Medications

27 May, 2020 | 02:16h | UTC

Effect of Antihypertensive Medication Reduction vs Usual Care on Short-term Blood Pressure Control in Patients With Hypertension Aged 80 Years and Older: The OPTIMISE Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA

Editorial: Deprescribing Antihypertensive Medications for Patients Aged 80 Years or Older: Is Doing Less Doing No Harm?

Commentary: Less is more? Deprescribing blood pressure lowering medications is safe in the short-term in older people with frailty and multiple long-term conditions – University of Oxford

 

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Review: COVID-19 and Cardiovascular Disease

26 May, 2020 | 10:05h | UTC

COVID-19 and Cardiovascular Disease – Circulation

Related Guidelines: COVID-19 rapid guideline: acute myocardial injury – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence AND ESC Guidance for the Diagnosis and Management of CV Disease during the COVID-19 Pandemic – European Society of Cardiology AND Management of Acute Myocardial Infarction During the COVID-19 Pandemic – Journal of the American Academy of Cardiology

 


Study Shows Abnormalities in Placentas from COVID-19-positive Pregnant Women

26 May, 2020 | 10:00h | UTC

Placental Pathology in COVID-19 – American Journal of Clinical Pathology

Commentaries: Placentas from COVID-19-positive pregnant women show injury – Northwestern University AND Expert reaction to study looking at placentas from COVID19-positive pregnant women – Science Media Centre AND Covid-19 appears to attack placenta during pregnancy, study says – CNN AND Placenta Injury Observed in Pregnant Women Who Test Positive For Coronavirus – Forbes

 


Perspective: In Pandemic, Many Seeing Upsides to Telemedicine

26 May, 2020 | 09:52h | UTC

Part I: In pandemic, many seeing upsides to telemedicine – CIDRAP

Part II: COVID-19 reveals telehealth barriers, solutions – CIDRAP

 


Perspective: “Here’s What Needs to Happen Before We Can All Get Vaccinated for COVID-19”

26 May, 2020 | 09:45h | UTC

Here’s what needs to happen before we can all get vaccinated for COVID-19 – CBC

 


Study: Androgenetic Alopecia Present in the Majority of Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

26 May, 2020 | 09:43h | UTC

Androgenetic Alopecia Present in the Majority of Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients – the “Gabrin sign” – Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

 


WHO Pauses Hydroxychloroquine Arm Of COVID-19 Clinical Trial Due to Safety Concerns

26 May, 2020 | 09:35h | UTC

WHO Pauses Hydroxychloroquine Arm Of COVID-19 Clinical Trial – After Lancet Study Finds Higher Mortality Rate Among Patients Getting The Drug – Health Policy Watch

See also: WHO halts hydroxychloroquine trial for coronavirus amid safety fears – The Guardian AND WHO Halts Hydroxychloroquine Trial Over Safety Concerns – NPR

 


Opinion: The ‘Just Stay Home’ Message Will Backfire

26 May, 2020 | 09:33h | UTC

The ‘Just Stay Home’ Message Will Backfire – The Atlantic

“We need less extreme and more nuanced recommendations for navigating life during the pandemic.”

 

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