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In a New Hospital Ranking, Doing Good Counts Nearly as Much as Doing Well

8 Jul, 2020 | 00:58h | UTC

In a new hospital ranking, doing good counts nearly as much as doing well – STAT

Lown Institute Hospital Index: Hospitals Serve Individuals AND Communities

See also: Introducing the Best Hospitals for America – Washington Monthly

 

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It is Time to Address Airborne Transmission of COVID-19

7 Jul, 2020 | 09:04h | UTC

It is Time to Address Airborne Transmission of COVID-19 – Clinical Infectious Diseases

Commentaries: Global experts: Ignoring airborne COVID spread risky – CIDRAP AND Coronavirus can float in air and WHO and CDC should tell people that, experts say – CNN AND Expert reaction to commentary about potential airborne transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus – Science Media Centre

 


Study: Palliative Care in Terminal Non-cancer Illnesses Linked to Reduction in the Rate of Emergency Department Visits, Hospital Admissions, and Intensive Care Unit Admissions

7 Jul, 2020 | 08:45h | UTC

Association between palliative care and healthcare outcomes among adults with terminal non-cancer illness: population based matched cohort study – The BMJ

Commentary: We need to raise awareness of the benefits of palliative care services for patients with terminal non cancer illness – The BMJ Opinion

 


ACMT Position Statement: Medication Administration and Safety During the Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

6 Jul, 2020 | 09:04h | UTC

ACMT Position Statement: Medication Administration and Safety During the Response to COVID-19 Pandemic – Journal of Medical Toxicology

 


239 Experts With 1 Big Claim: The Coronavirus Is Airborne

6 Jul, 2020 | 08:57h | UTC

239 Experts With 1 Big Claim: The Coronavirus Is Airborne – The New York Times

“… in an open letter to the W.H.O., 239 scientists in 32 countries have outlined the evidence showing that smaller particles can infect people, and are calling for the agency to revise its recommendations. The researchers plan to publish their letter in a scientific journal next week.”

 


Selected Articles: COVID-19 in Surgical Patients

3 Jul, 2020 | 08:46h | UTC

Article 1: Managing COVID-19 in Surgical Systems – Annals of Surgery

Article 2: Surgical Training During and After COVID-19: A Joint Trainee and Trainers Manifesto – Annals of Surgery

Article 3: COVID-19 – Considerations and Implications for Surgical Learners – Annals of Surgery

Article 4: Perioperative COVID-19 Defense: An Evidence-Based Approach for Optimization of Infection Control and Operating Room Management – Anesthesia & Analgesia

Article 5: A Guide for Surgical and Procedural Recovery After the First Surge of Covid-19 – NEJM Catalyst

 


Visualizing the Effectiveness of Face Masks in Obstructing Respiratory Jets

2 Jul, 2020 | 08:47h | UTC

Visualizing the effectiveness of face masks in obstructing respiratory jets – Physics of Fluids

Commentaries: New Paper Shows Why Face Masks Are Essential In Curbing Covid-19 – Forbes AND Face Mask Construction, Materials Matter for Containing Coughing, Sneezing Droplets – American Institute of Physics

 


Systematic Review: Systemic Defenses to Prevent Intravenous Medication Errors in Hospitals

2 Jul, 2020 | 08:32h | UTC

Systemic Defenses to Prevent Intravenous Medication Errors in Hospitals: A Systematic Review – Journal of Patient Safety

Commentary: Systemic defenses to prevent intravenous medication errors in hospitals: a systematic review – PSNet

 


Study: Association Between Age and Complications After Outpatient Colonoscopy

1 Jul, 2020 | 07:29h | UTC

Association Between Age and Complications After Outpatient Colonoscopy – JAMA Network Open

Commentaries: Older adults have greater risk for complications after colonoscopy, study finds – ACP Internist AND Colonoscopy Over Age 75—Consider Comorbities – Physician’s Weekly

 


Opinion: Why N95 Should Be the Standard for All COVID-19 Inpatient Care

30 Jun, 2020 | 07:54h | UTC

Why N95 Should Be the Standard for All COVID-19 Inpatient Care – Annals of Internal Medicine

 


Updated CDC Guidance: Considerations for Wearing Cloth Face Coverings

30 Jun, 2020 | 07:50h | UTC

Considerations for Wearing Cloth Face Coverings – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 


Study: Home Pulse Oximetry Monitoring in COVID‐19 Patients Discharged from the Emergency Department Identifies Need for Hospitalization

29 Jun, 2020 | 09:10h | UTC

Novel use of home pulse oximetry monitoring in COVID‐19 patients discharged from the emergency department identifies need for hospitalization – Academic Emergency Medicine

Commentary: Pulse Oximetry in Outpatients with COVID-19 – NEJM Journal Watch

 


[Abstract Only] Effect on Patient Safety of a Resident Physician Schedule without 24-Hour Shifts

25 Jun, 2020 | 08:09h | UTC

Effect on Patient Safety of a Resident Physician Schedule without 24-Hour Shifts – New England Journal of Medicine

Commentary: Shorter Resident Work Shifts Unexpectedly Associated with More Medical Errors – NEJM Journal Watch

 


What is the Evidence to Support the 2-meter Social Distancing Rule to Reduce COVID-19 Transmission?

23 Jun, 2020 | 08:37h | UTC

What is the evidence to support the 2-metre social distancing rule to reduce COVID-19 transmission? – CEBM Oxford

 

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CDC Report: Indirect Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic Caused Reduced Use of Emergency Departments for Acute Life-Threatening Conditions

23 Jun, 2020 | 08:27h | UTC

Potential Indirect Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Use of Emergency Departments for Acute Life-Threatening Conditions — United States, January–May 2020 – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Commentary: The COVID-19 Pandemic Kept Thousands of People From Getting Urgent Medical Care, CDC Says – TIME

 


Characteristics Associated with Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrests and Resuscitations During the Covid-19 Pandemic in New York City

21 Jun, 2020 | 23:33h | UTC

Characteristics Associated With Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrests and Resuscitations During the Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic in New York City – JAMA Cardiology

Editorial: Heroism in the Face of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Commentary: 911 calls for heart attack tripled in New York City during COVID-19 outbreak, victims more likely to die, study finds – AZCentral

 

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[Abstract Only] Assessment of Risk Factors for Suicide Among US Health Care Professionals

21 Jun, 2020 | 23:20h | UTC

Assessment of Risk Factors for Suicide Among US Health Care Professionals – JAMA Surgery

Commentaries: Factors related to suicide and burnout among physicians – 2 Minute Medicine AND New Research Identifies Risk Factors for Physician Suicide – Health Leaders AND Study IDs Physicians at Highest Risk of Suicide – PsychCentral

Related: Has suicide become an occupational hazard of practising medicine? – CMAJ News AND Preventing physician suicide – ACP Hospitalist AND Why are doctors killing themselves? – To Medicine with Love AND Why are doctors plagued by depression and suicide? A crisis comes into focus – STAT AND Protecting interns and other physicians from depression and suicide – STAT

 


ACP: Advice on Use of N95, Surgical, and Cloth Masks to Prevent COVID-19

19 Jun, 2020 | 09:47h | UTC

Use of N95, Surgical, and Cloth Masks to Prevent COVID-19 in Health Care and Community Settings: Living Practice Points From the American College of Physicians (Version 1) – Annals of Internal Medicine

News Release: Living Practice Points from ACP: Advice on Use of N95, Surgical, and Cloth Masks to Prevent COVID-19 – American College of Physicians

 


Challenges of “Return to Work” in an Ongoing Pandemic

19 Jun, 2020 | 09:44h | UTC

Challenges of “Return to Work” in an Ongoing Pandemic – New England Journal of Medicine

 


Study: Face Mask Policies May Have Averted as Many as 230,000–450,000 Covid-19 Cases in the US

18 Jun, 2020 | 09:10h | UTC

Community Use Of Face Masks And COVID-19: Evidence From A Natural Experiment Of State Mandates In The US – Health Affairs

Commentary: Face mask requirements may have prevented 450,000 coronavirus cases – BGR

 

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COVID-19: Pandemic Surgery Guidance

17 Jun, 2020 | 02:39h | UTC

COVID-19: Pandemic surgery guidance – 4open

Commentary: Surgical guidance in the time of COVID-19 – SciencePOD

 


Study: Airborne Transmission is the Dominant Route for the Spread of COVID-19

15 Jun, 2020 | 03:48h | UTC

Identifying airborne transmission as the dominant route for the spread of COVID-19 – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Commentaries: Face masks critical in preventing spread of COVID-19 – Texas A&M University AND Expert reaction to a study looking at mandatory face masks and number of COVID-19 infections in New York, Wuhan and Italy – Science Media Centre

 


Infographic: Wear a Mask? Yes, Always Wear a Mask

15 Jun, 2020 | 03:46h | UTC

Wear a mask? Yes, always wear a mask – Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

 


Covid-19: Appropriate PPE Prevents Infections in Doctors in Frontline Roles, Study Shows

12 Jun, 2020 | 09:23h | UTC

Covid-19: Appropriate PPE prevents infections in doctors in frontline roles, study shows – The BMJ

Original Study: Use of personal protective equipment against coronavirus disease 2019 by healthcare professionals in Wuhan, China: cross sectional study – The BMJ

 


Study: Widespread Mask-wearing Could Prevent COVID-19 Second Waves

12 Jun, 2020 | 09:29h | UTC

Widespread mask-wearing could prevent COVID-19 second waves: study – Reuters

Original Study: A modelling framework to assess the likely effectiveness of facemasks in combination with ‘lock-down’ in managing the COVID-19 pandemic – Proceedings of the Royal A

 


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