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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

 


WHO Interim Guidance: Clinical Management of COVID-19

28 May, 2020 | 10:02h | UTC

Clinical management of COVID-19 – World Health Organization

 


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

 


Study: No Evidence Blanket ‘Do-not-resuscitate’ Orders for COVID-19 Patients are Necessary

28 May, 2020 | 09:50h | UTC

No evidence blanket ‘do-not-resuscitate’ orders for COVID-19 patients are necessary – American Heart Association

Original Study: Survival After In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest In Critically Ill Patients: Implications For Covid-19 Outbreak? – Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes

 


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”

 


Opinion: Calling Health Care Workers ‘Heroes’ Harms all of Us

22 May, 2020 | 04:41h | UTC

Calling health care workers ‘heroes’ harms all of us – STAT

 


Systematic Review: Early Warning Scores for Detecting Deterioration in Adult Hospital Patients

22 May, 2020 | 04:34h | UTC

Early warning scores for detecting deterioration in adult hospital patients: systematic review and critical appraisal of methodology – The BMJ

 


Video: Personal Protective Equipment and Covid-19

20 May, 2020 | 09:55h | UTC

Personal Protective Equipment and Covid-19 – New England Journal of Medicine

 


Decline in Child Vaccination Coverage During the COVID-19 Pandemic

19 May, 2020 | 04:26h | UTC

Decline in Child Vaccination Coverage During the COVID-19 Pandemic — Michigan Care Improvement Registry, May 2016–May 2020 – CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

Commentaries: More evidence US childhood vaccinations are dropping amid coronavirus pandemic – CNN AND Michigan reports a sharp drop in child vaccinations after the CDC warned missed shots could lead to a measles resurgence across the US – Business Insider

 


Randomized Trial: Graduated Compression Stockings in Elective Surgical Patients

18 May, 2020 | 01:41h | UTC

Graduated compression stockings as adjuvant to pharmaco-thromboprophylaxis in elective surgical patients (GAPS study): randomised controlled trial – The BMJ

Commentaries: Graduated compression stockings on trial – The BMJ Opinion AND Compression stockings might not be needed to prevent blood clots after surgery – The British Medical Journal

 


AGS Position Statement: Resource Allocation Strategies and Age‐Related Considerations in the COVID‐19 Era

7 May, 2020 | 09:24h | UTC

AGS Position Statement: Resource Allocation Strategies and Age‐Related Considerations in the COVID‐19 Era and Beyond – Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

News Release: Position statement addresses difficult issue: allocating scare resources in COVID-19 era – American Geriatrics Society

“Age should never be used as a means for categorically excluding someone from what is ordinarily the standard of care, nor should age “cut-offs” be used in allocation strategies.”

 


Epidemiology of and Risk Factors for Coronavirus Infection in Health Care Workers

7 May, 2020 | 09:07h | UTC

Epidemiology of and Risk Factors for Coronavirus Infection in Health Care Workers: A Living Rapid Review – Annals of Internal Medicine

 


Reducing Risks from Coronavirus Transmission in the Home—The Role of Viral Load

7 May, 2020 | 09:01h | UTC

Reducing risks from coronavirus transmission in the home—the role of viral load – The BMJ

Commentaries: Can we do more to protect people at home when a family member has coronavirus? – University of Bristol AND Coronavirus: Exposure to higher ‘viral load’ when infected could make victims more severely ill – Yahoo News

 


Meta-Analysis: Psychological Effects of Emerging Virus Outbreaks on Healthcare Workers

6 May, 2020 | 03:47h | UTC

Occurrence, prevention, and management of the psychological effects of emerging virus outbreaks on healthcare workers: rapid review and meta-analysis – The BMJ

Editorial: Covid-19: adverse mental health outcomes for healthcare workers

 


Systematic Review: Negative Pressure Wound Therapy for Surgical Wounds Healing by Primary Closure

5 May, 2020 | 03:33h | UTC

Negative pressure wound therapy for surgical wounds healing by primary closure – Cochrane Library

Summary: Negative pressure wound therapy for surgical wounds healing by primary closure – Cochrane Library

 


Consensus Document: Restarting Planned Surgery in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic

3 May, 2020 | 22:43h | UTC

Restarting planned surgery in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic: A strategy document from the Royal College of Anaesthetists, Association of Anaesthetists, Intensive Care Society and Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine

Related: New Scoring System to Prioritize Medically Necessary Operations (report and commentary)

 


[Abstract Only] Meta-Analysis: Prevalence of Harmful Diagnostic Errors in Hospitalized Adults

3 May, 2020 | 21:45h | UTC

Prevalence of harmful diagnostic errors in hospitalised adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis – BMJ Quality & Safety (link to abstract – $ for full-text) (via @brhospitalist)

 

Related Commentary on Twitter

 


New CDC Guidance: Care for Breastfeeding Women with Covid-19

1 May, 2020 | 03:53h | UTC

Care for Breastfeeding Women – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 


We Need to Flatten the ‘Other’ Coronavirus Curve, Our Looming Mental Health Crisis

1 May, 2020 | 02:45h | UTC

We need to flatten the ‘other’ coronavirus curve, our looming mental health crisis – The Conversation

Related: Health Care Workers Seek to Flatten COVID-19’s ‘Second Curve’—Their Rising Mental Anguish

 


General Guidelines in the Management of an Obstetrical Patient on the Labor and Delivery Unit during the COVID-19 Pandemic

30 Apr, 2020 | 04:07h | UTC

General Guidelines in the Management of an Obstetrical Patient on the Labor and Delivery Unit during the COVID-19 Pandemic – American Journal of Perinatology

 


IDSA Guidelines on Infection Prevention in Patients with Suspected or Known COVID-19

28 Apr, 2020 | 04:47h | UTC

Infectious Diseases Society of America Guidelines on Infection Prevention in Patients with Suspected or Known COVID-19

See also: Infectious Diseases Society of America Guidelines on the Treatment and Management of Patients with COVID-19 Infection

 


Study: COVID-19 and Risks Posed to Personnel During Endotracheal Intubation

28 Apr, 2020 | 04:40h | UTC

Exposure to a Surrogate Measure of Contamination From Simulated Patients by Emergency Department Personnel Wearing Personal Protective Equipment – JAMA

Editorial: COVID-19 and Risks Posed to Personnel During Endotracheal Intubation – JAMA

 


Presymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Infections and Transmission in a Skilled Nursing Facility

26 Apr, 2020 | 21:31h | UTC

Presymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Infections and Transmission in a Skilled Nursing Facility – New England Journal of Medicine

Commentary: Expert reaction to study looking at presymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus transmission in a nursing home in the US – Science Media Centre

 


Health Care Workers Seek to Flatten COVID-19’s ‘Second Curve’—Their Rising Mental Anguish

24 Apr, 2020 | 03:42h | UTC

Health care workers seek to flatten COVID-19’s ‘second curve’—their rising mental anguish – Science

Related: Understanding and Addressing Sources of Anxiety Among Health Care Professionals During the COVID-19 Pandemic – JAMA AND Mental health outcomes among front and second line health workers associated with the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy. – medRxiv AND Factors Associated With Mental Health Outcomes Among Health Care Workers Exposed to Coronavirus Disease 2019 – JAMA Network Open

“there’s a second curve we’re going to have to flatten: the mental health consequences of the pandemic.”

 


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