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New 2020 AHA Guidelines for CPR and emergency cardiovascular care in adults and children

22 Oct, 2020 | 09:47h | UTC

2020 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care – Circulation

Highlights: 2020 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC

Executive Summary: 2020 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care

News release: Updated CPR guidelines tackle health disparities, management of opioid-related emergencies and physical, emotional recovery – American Heart Association

 


Best practices in managing cardiac arrest in the emergency department during the COVID-19 pandemic

22 Oct, 2020 | 09:44h | UTC

Best Practices in Managing Cardiac Arrest in the Emergency Department During the COVID-19 Pandemic – Mayo Clinic Proceedings

 


Randomized trial: Tocilizumab does not improve outcomes for patients hospitalized with Covid-19

22 Oct, 2020 | 09:42h | UTC

Efficacy of Tocilizumab in Patients Hospitalized with Covid-19 – New England Journal of Medicine

Commentary: Tocilizumab doesn’t ease symptoms or prevent death in moderately ill COVID-19 inpatients – Massachusetts General Hospital

 


New calculator predicts risk of hospital admission and mortality from coronavirus 19 in adults

22 Oct, 2020 | 09:37h | UTC

Living risk prediction algorithm (QCOVID) for risk of hospital admission and mortality from coronavirus 19 in adults: national derivation and validation cohort study – The BMJ

See calculator: QCovid® risk calculator

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Meta-analysis: Dual antiplatelet therapy after percutaneous coronary intervention and drug-eluting stents

22 Oct, 2020 | 09:29h | UTC

Dual Antiplatelet Therapy After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention and Drug-Eluting Stents: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analysis – Circulation

 


ATS Conference coverage: Many patients prescribed home oxygen after an acute COPD exacerbation no longer meet the criteria two to three months later

22 Oct, 2020 | 09:25h | UTC

Breathing easier from hospital to home – ACP Internist

 


Video consultations in primary and specialist care during the covid-19 pandemic and beyond

21 Oct, 2020 | 09:30h | UTC

Video consultations in primary and specialist care during the covid-19 pandemic and beyond – The BMJ

 


Studies offer little hope for Tocilizumab in treating COVID

21 Oct, 2020 | 09:27h | UTC

Studies offer little hope for tocilizumab in treating COVID – CIDRAP

See studies: Association Between Early Treatment With Tocilizumab and Mortality Among Critically Ill Patients With COVID-19 – JAMA Internal Medicine AND Effect of Tocilizumab vs Standard Care on Clinical Worsening in Patients Hospitalized With COVID-19 Pneumonia: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Internal Medicine AND Effect of Tocilizumab vs Usual Care in Adults Hospitalized With COVID-19 and Moderate or Severe Pneumonia: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Internal Medicine

Commentary: expert reaction to three studies of Tocilizumab to treat COVID patients – Science Media Centre

Related study (preprint): Tocilizumab in Hospitalized Patients With COVID-19 Pneumonia – medRxiv

 


Studies point to big drop in COVID-19 death rates

21 Oct, 2020 | 09:23h | UTC

Studies Point To Big Drop In COVID-19 Death Rates – NPR

 


Guidelines for care of adults with Down Syndrome

21 Oct, 2020 | 09:14h | UTC

Medical Care of Adults With Down Syndrome: A Clinical Guideline – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Editorial: Guidelines for Care of Adults With Down Syndrome

 


Podcast: Approach to shortness of breath

21 Oct, 2020 | 09:06h | UTC

#236 Physical Exam Series: Approach to Shortness of Breath – The Curbsiders Internal Medicine Podcast

 


[Abstract Only] Study: Excess days in acute care provide a more comprehensive picture of hospital performance compared to 30-day readmission rates

21 Oct, 2020 | 09:04h | UTC

Evaluation of Hospital Performance Using the Excess Days in Acute Care Measure in the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program – Annals of Internal Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Excess Days in Acute Care Provide More Comprehensive Picture of Hospital Performance Compared to 30-day Readmission Rates – AboutHealthTransparency.org AND EDAC: A ’More Comprehensive Picture of Hospital Use’ – Physician’s Weekly

 


Herd immunity and implications for SARS-CoV-2 control

20 Oct, 2020 | 01:44h | UTC

Herd Immunity and Implications for SARS-CoV-2 Control – JAMA

Author Interview: Can We Count on Herd Immunity to Control COVID-19? – JAMA

Patient Page: What Is Herd Immunity? – JAMA

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Antimicrobial stewardship in ICUs during the COVID-19 pandemic: back to the 90s?

20 Oct, 2020 | 01:38h | UTC

Antimicrobial stewardship in ICUs during the COVID-19 pandemic: back to the 90s? – Intensive Care Medicine

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Meta-analysis: The association of D-dimers with mortality, intensive care unit admission or ARDS in patients hospitalized with COVID-19

20 Oct, 2020 | 01:37h | UTC

The association of D-dimers with mortality, intensive care unit admission or acute respiratory distress syndrome in patients hospitalized with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): a systematic review and meta-analysis – Heart & Lung

 


The household secondary attack rate of SARS-CoV-2: A rapid review

20 Oct, 2020 | 01:36h | UTC

The household secondary attack rate of SARS-CoV-2: A rapid review – Clinical Infectious Diseases

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


AHA Scientific Statement: Contemporary diagnosis and management of rheumatic heart disease

20 Oct, 2020 | 01:34h | UTC

Contemporary Diagnosis and Management of Rheumatic Heart Disease: Implications for Closing the Gap: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association – Circulation

Top Things to Know: Contemporary Diagnosis and Management of Rheumatic Heart Disease – American Heart Association

 


KDIGO 2020 Clinical practice guideline for diabetes management in chronic kidney disease

20 Oct, 2020 | 01:33h | UTC

KDIGO 2020 Clinical Practice Guideline for Diabetes Management in Chronic Kidney Disease – Kidney International

Executive summary: 2020 KDIGO Diabetes Management in CKD Guideline: evidence-based advances in monitoring and treatment – Kidney International

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Plastic surgery complications: A review for emergency clinicians

20 Oct, 2020 | 01:32h | UTC

Plastic Surgery Complications: A Review for Emergency Clinicians – Western Journal of Emergency Medicine

 


Cohort study: Exposure to modafinil and armodafinil during pregnancy linked to fetal malformations

20 Oct, 2020 | 01:31h | UTC

Pregnancy and Fetal Outcomes Following Exposure to Modafinil and Armodafinil During Pregnancy – JAMA Internal Medicine (free for a limited period)

Commentaries: Caution in Prescribing Modafinil and Armodafinil to Individuals Who Could Become Pregnant – JAMA Internal Medicine (free for a limited period) AND Narcolepsy Drugs Tied to Increased Risk for Birth Defects – NEJM Journal Watch

 


[Abstract Only] Systematic review and meta-analysis of native kidney biopsy complications

20 Oct, 2020 | 01:26h | UTC

Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Native Kidney Biopsy Complications – Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


[Abstract Only] Meta-analysis: Effect of urate-lowering therapy on cardiovascular and kidney outcomes

20 Oct, 2020 | 01:22h | UTC

Effect of Urate-Lowering Therapy on Cardiovascular and Kidney Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis – Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Meta-analysis: Evidence-based prevention of Alzheimer’s disease

20 Oct, 2020 | 01:21h | UTC

Evidence-based prevention of Alzheimer’s disease: systematic review and meta-analysis of 243 observational prospective studies and 153 randomised controlled trials – Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry

Commentaries: Biggest risk factors identified to try and prevent Alzheimer’s disease – BMJ AND Systematic review finds ten lifestyle factors that clearly impact the probability of developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD) – Sharp Brains

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


WHO: Herd immunity, lockdowns and COVID-19

18 Oct, 2020 | 23:19h | UTC

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Herd immunity, lockdowns and COVID-19 – World Health Organization

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


[Preprint] Multi-organ impairment in low-risk individuals with long COVID

18 Oct, 2020 | 23:18h | UTC

Multi-organ impairment in low-risk individuals with long COVID – medRxiv

Related study (preprint): Persistent symptoms after Covid-19: qualitative study of 114 long Covid patients and draft quality criteria for services – medRxiv

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


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