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Point-Counterpoint | Should healthcare providers receive treatment priority during a pandemic?

30 Mar, 2021 | 03:23h | UTC

Introducing Point-Counterpoint Perspectives in the Journal of Hospital Medicine

Point: Healthcare Providers Should Receive Treatment Priority During a Pandemic – Journal of Hospital Medicine

Counterpoint: Prioritizing Healthcare Workers for Scarce Critical Care Resources Is Impractical and Unjust – Journal of Hospital Medicine

Rebuttal: Accounting for the Community’s Reciprocal Obligations to Healthcare Workers During a Pandemic – Journal of Hospital Medicine

 


COVID-19, Personal Protective Equipment, and Human Performance

30 Mar, 2021 | 03:14h | UTC

COVID-19, Personal Protective Equipment, and Human Performance – Anesthesiology

 


Editorial | Remote by default general practice: must we, should we, dare we?

28 Mar, 2021 | 22:18h | UTC

Remote by default general practice: must we, should we, dare we? – British Journal of General Practice

 

 


Practice Pointer: Remote management of Covid-19 using home pulse oximetry and virtual ward support

26 Mar, 2021 | 09:05h | UTC

Remote management of covid-19 using home pulse oximetry and virtual ward support – The BMJ

Related: Virtual clinics are reassuring but sometimes daunting – The BMJ

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Modeling study suggest patients should receive COVID-19 vaccine before surgery to reduce the risk of death

26 Mar, 2021 | 08:43h | UTC

SARS-CoV-2 vaccination modelling for safe surgery to save lives: data from an international prospective cohort study – University of Birmingham

Original study: SARS-CoV-2 vaccination modelling for safe surgery to save lives: data from an international prospective cohort study – British Journal of Surgery

See also: Infographic and Video

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


RCT: Effect of clear vs. standard covered masks on communication with patients during surgical clinic encounters

25 Mar, 2021 | 08:31h | UTC

Effect of Clear vs Standard Covered Masks on Communication With Patients During Surgical Clinic Encounters: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Surgery

Commentaries: Benefits of Clear Masks in Communication With Patients – JAMA Surgery AND New study shows impact of mask wearing on patient trust and perception of surgeons – University of North Carolina Health Care

Author interview: Clear vs Standard Covered Masks on Communication With Patients During Surgical Clinic Encounters

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


WSES Position Paper: The management of surgical patients in the emergency setting during COVID-19 pandemic

24 Mar, 2021 | 08:39h | UTC

The management of surgical patients in the emergency setting during COVID-19 pandemic: the WSES position paper – World Journal of Emergency Surgery

 


Study: More than half of antibiotics prescribed in US hospitals were not consistent with recommended prescribing practices

21 Mar, 2021 | 21:44h | UTC

Assessment of the Appropriateness of Antimicrobial Use in US Hospitals

Commentary: New findings spur call to reduce improper antibiotic use in hospitals – CIDRAP

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Guideline: SARS‐CoV‐2 infection, COVID‐19 and timing of elective surgery

23 Mar, 2021 | 02:33h | UTC

SARS‐CoV‐2 infection, COVID‐19 and timing of elective surgery – Anaesthesia

Related: Study from 116 countries suggests surgery should be delayed for at least seven weeks following a COVID-19 diagnosis to reduce mortality risk – Anaesthesia

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


4 ways radiology can reduce its climate change impact

18 Mar, 2021 | 08:49h | UTC

4 Ways Radiology Can Reduce Its Climate Change Impact – Diagnostic Imaging

Original article: Radiology in Our Changing Climate: A Call to Action – Journal of the American College of Radiology ($)

 


WHO Statement | The benefits of the AstraZeneca vaccine outweigh its risks – vaccinations should continue

18 Mar, 2021 | 09:17h | UTC

WHO statement on AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine safety signals – World Health Organization

Related: Update on the safety of COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca (statement and commentaries)

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Opinion | “’It’s a very special picture.’ Why vaccine safety experts put the brakes on AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine”

18 Mar, 2021 | 09:14h | UTC

‘It’s a very special picture.’ Why vaccine safety experts put the brakes on AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine – Science (a few articles per month are free)

Related: Update on the safety of COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca (statement and commentaries)

 


Opinion | “The zero-risk mentality stifling Europe is now killing its people”

18 Mar, 2021 | 09:11h | UTC

The zero-risk mentality stifling Europe is now killing its people – The Sidney Morning Herald

See also: Blood clot fears: how misapplication of the precautionary principle may undermine public trust in vaccines – The Conversation

Related: Update on the safety of COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca (statement and commentaries)

 


Opinion | “Oxford-AstraZeneca Vaccine Safety: Reports of blood clots after receiving the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine are very likely just background events.”

18 Mar, 2021 | 09:09h | UTC

Oxford-AstraZeneca Vaccine Safety: Reports of blood clots after receiving the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine are very likely just background events. – Science-Based Medicine

Related: Update on the safety of COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca (statement and commentaries) AND What is Going on With the AstraZeneca/Oxford Vaccine? – Science Translational Medicine

 


Why Opening Windows Is a Key to Reopening Schools

18 Mar, 2021 | 09:02h | UTC

Why Opening Windows Is a Key to Reopening Schools – The New York Times (free registration may be required)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Study: Healthcare settings did not increase the risk for Covid-19 infection among health care workers in the US. Exposure outside the workplace was the strongest risk factor for SARSCoV2 seropositivity

14 Mar, 2021 | 20:41h | UTC

Risk Factors Associated With SARS-CoV-2 Seropositivity Among US Health Care Personnel – JAMA Network Open

Commentaries: Healthcare settings do not increase risk for Covid-19 infection spread – University of Maryland School of Medicine AND Did Healthcare Workers Catch Covid In Or Outside The Hospital? – MedicalResearch.com AND Community Covid-19 Risk Higher Than Workplace Risk for Health Care Personnel – Physician’s Weekly

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Comparison of palliative care delivery in the last year of life between adults with terminal noncancer illness or cancer

11 Mar, 2021 | 07:55h | UTC

Comparison of Palliative Care Delivery in the Last Year of Life Between Adults With Terminal Noncancer Illness or Cancer – JAMA Network Open

Commentary: People with dementia receive fewer palliative referrals than those with cancer: study – McNight’s

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Study from 116 countries suggests surgery should be delayed for at least seven weeks following a COVID-19 diagnosis to reduce mortality risk

11 Mar, 2021 | 08:35h | UTC

Study from 116 countries suggests surgery should be delayed for at least seven weeks following a COVID-19 diagnosis to reduce mortality risk – Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland

Original study: Timing of surgery following SARS‐CoV‐2 infection: an international prospective cohort study – Anaesthesia

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Study: Cancer patients benefit from using automated device to manage their symptoms

7 Mar, 2021 | 19:21h | UTC

Cancer patients benefit from using automated device to manage their symptoms – News Medical / University of Leeds

Original study: Phase III Randomized Controlled Trial of eRAPID: eHealth Intervention During Chemotherapy – Journal of Clinical Oncology

Editorial: Benefits of Digital Symptom Monitoring With Patient-Reported Outcomes During Adjuvant Cancer Treatment – Journal of Clinical Oncology

 


Systematic Review | Automated-Entry Patient-Generated Health Data for Chronic Conditions: The Evidence on Health Outcomes

5 Mar, 2021 | 08:21h | UTC

Automated-Entry Patient-Generated Health Data for Chronic Conditions: The Evidence on Health Outcomes – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Full report: Automated-Entry Patient Generated Health Data for Chronic Conditions: The Evidence on Health Outcomes

 


Working toward the triple bottom line in surgery to limit the impact of surgery on the environment

5 Mar, 2021 | 08:18h | UTC

Working Toward the Triple Bottom Line in Surgery – NEJM Catalyst

Related: Effects Of Surgery On A Warming Planet: Can Anesthesia Go Green? – NPR AND Anaesthetic gases, climate change, and sustainable practice – The Lancet Planetary Health AND Greenhouse gases: the choice of volatile anesthetic does matter – Canadian Journal of Anesthesiology AND People, planet and profits: the case for greening operating rooms – Canadian Medical Association Journal (free)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Systematic Review: Filtering Facepiece Respirator (N95 Respirator) Reprocessing

4 Mar, 2021 | 08:58h | UTC

Filtering Facepiece Respirator (N95 Respirator) Reprocessing: A Systematic Review – JAMA

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


COVID-19 and healthcare workers: a rapid systematic review into risks and preventive measures

4 Mar, 2021 | 08:42h | UTC

COVID-19 and healthcare workers: a rapid systematic review into risks and preventive measures – BMJ Open

 


Addressing Antibiotic Overuse in the Outpatient Setting: Lessons From Behavioral Economics

4 Mar, 2021 | 08:27h | UTC

Addressing Antibiotic Overuse in the Outpatient Setting: Lessons From Behavioral Economics – Mayo Clinic Proceedings

 


A Practical Guide for Anesthesia Providers on the Management of COVID-19 Patients in the Acute Care Hospital

3 Mar, 2021 | 08:48h | UTC

A Practical Guide for Anesthesia Providers on the Management of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients in the Acute Care Hospital – Anesthesia & Analgesia

 


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