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Evidence Review: Extended Use or Re-use of Single-use Surgical Masks and Filtering Facepiece Respirators

8 Jun, 2020 | 04:33h | UTC

Extended use or re-use of single-use surgical masks and filtering facepiece respirators: A rapid evidence review – CEBM Oxford

 


What Helps Older People Take Their Medication Correctly?

8 Jun, 2020 | 04:22h | UTC

What helps older people take their medication correctly? – Evidently Cochrane

Original Review: Interventions for improving medication‐taking ability and adherence in older adults prescribed multiple medications – Cochrane Library

 


Fear of COVID-19 Keeping More Than Half of Heart Attack Patients Away from Hospitals

4 Jun, 2020 | 04:56h | UTC

Fear of COVID-19 keeping more than half of heart attack patients away from hospitals – European Society of Cardiology

Original Study: Admission of patients with STEMI since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. A survey by the European Society of Cardiology – European Heart Journal – Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes

 


CDC Study: COVID-19 Pandemic Reduced Emergency Department Visits by 42%

4 Jun, 2020 | 04:58h | UTC

Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Emergency Department Visits — United States, January 1, 2019–May 30, 2020

Commentaries: ER visits for non-Covid emergencies have dropped 42% during the pandemic, CDC says – CNN AND E.R. Visits Drop Sharply During Pandemic – The New York Times

 


Perioperative Considerations in Urgent Surgical Care of Suspected and Confirmed COVID-19 Orthopedic Patients

4 Jun, 2020 | 04:53h | UTC

Perioperative Considerations in Urgent Surgical Care of Suspected and Confirmed COVID-19 Orthopaedic Patients: Operating Room Protocols and Recommendations in the Current COVID-19 Pandemic – Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

 


Studies Estimate Covid-19 Infection Risk in Health Care Workers

3 Jun, 2020 | 03:57h | UTC

Study 1: Prevalence and Clinical Presentation of Health Care Workers With Symptoms of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in 2 Dutch Hospitals During an Early Phase of the Pandemic – JAMA Network Open

Study 2: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-2019) Infection Among Health Care Workers and Implications for Prevention Measures in a Tertiary Hospital in Wuhan, China – JAMA Network Open

Editorial: Estimating Coronavirus Disease 2019 Infection Risk in Health Care Workers – JAMA Network Open

Commentary: Patterns of COVID-19 in Health Professionals Offers Clues for Disease Control – TCTMD

 


Meta-Analysis: Physical Distancing, Face Masks, and Eye Protection to Prevent Transmission of COVID-19

2 Jun, 2020 | 05:12h | UTC

Physical distancing, face masks, and eye protection to prevent person-to-person transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19: a systematic review and meta-analysis – The Lancet

Commentaries: Most comprehensive study to date provides evidence on optimal physical distancing, face masks, and eye protection to prevent spread of COVID-19 – The Lancet AND Physical distancing, face masks, and eye protection for prevention of COVID-19 – The Lancet AND Medical Workers Should Use Respirator Masks, Not Surgical Masks – The New York Times AND Expert reaction to review of optimal physical distancing, face masks, and eye protection to prevent spread of COVID-19 – Science Media Centre AND Evidence supports physical distancing, masks, and eye protection to help prevent COVID-19 – McMaster University AND Social distancing and masks reduce risk of getting Covid-19, review finds – CNN

 


ASCO Special Report: A Guide to Cancer Care Delivery During the COVID-19 Pandemic

2 Jun, 2020 | 04:57h | UTC

ASCO Special Report: A Guide to Cancer Care Delivery During the COVID-19 Pandemic – American Society of Clinical Oncology

News Release: Special Report Provides Guidance to Oncology Practices on Resuming Cancer Care During COVID-19 Pandemic

Related: ESMO Guidelines: Cancer Patient Management During the Covid-19 Pandemic

 


Cohort Study: Mortality and Pulmonary Complications in Surgical Patients with Covid-19

1 Jun, 2020 | 04:02h | UTC

Mortality and pulmonary complications in patients undergoing surgery with perioperative SARS-CoV-2 infection: an international cohort study – The Lancet

Commentaries: Mitigating the risks of surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic – The Lancet AND COVID-19 patients who undergo surgery are at increased risk of postoperative death – University of Birmingham AND Clinicians must carefully balance risk of complications linked to SARS-CoV2 infection with risks of delaying surgery – The Lancet

 


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

 


[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

 


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

 


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)

 


Review: Minimizing SARS-CoV-2 Exposure When Performing Surgical Interventions

28 May, 2020 | 09:42h | UTC

Minimizing SARS-CoV-2 exposure when performing surgical interventions during the covid-19 pandemic – Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery

 


“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”

 


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

 


Detailed Report into a Nosocomial Outbreak of COVID-19 in a South African Hospital

26 May, 2020 | 09:38h | UTC

Study tells ‘remarkable story’ about COVID-19’s deadly rampage through a South African hospital – Science

Original Study: Report into a nosocomial outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) at Netcare St. Augustine’s Hospital

 

Related Commentary on Twitter

 


Choosing Wisely in the COVID-19 Era: Preventing Harm to Healthcare Workers

22 May, 2020 | 04:58h | UTC

Choosing Wisely in the COVID-19 Era: Preventing Harm to Healthcare Workers – Journal of Hospital Medicine

 


Opinion: Revisiting the No Visitors Policy

22 May, 2020 | 04:43h | UTC

Revisiting the No Visitors Policy – CMAJ Blogs

“I follow the policy, as I must, but neither my heart nor my mind believe that the harm we aim to prevent with current no visitors edicts outweighs the harm we are causing.”

 


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

 


Rate of Diagnostic Errors and Related Harms for Major Vascular Events, Infections, and Cancers

21 May, 2020 | 09:14h | UTC

Rate of diagnostic errors and serious misdiagnosis-related harms for major vascular events, infections, and cancers: toward a national incidence estimate using the “Big Three” – Diagnosis

Commentary: Misdiagnoses Common, With Permanent Disability, Death for Many – Medscape (free registration required)

 


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