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Coronavirus Social: NEJM Remdesivir Article Divides Twitter

WebMD - Tue, 04/14/2020 - 14:12

New England Journal of Medicine report suggests the drug may be useful in fighting the novel coronavirus, but experts warn that the results come from compassionate use in a small number of patients, with no control group.

COVID-19 Daily: Clinician Infections, Practice Rules Loosened

WebMD - Tue, 04/14/2020 - 14:10

These are the coronavirus stories you need to know about today.

COMMENTARY: COVID-19 Diary Day 4: Am I Losing My Humanity? Already?

WebMD - Tue, 04/14/2020 - 14:09

Watching patients die alone. Resisting the urge to check email during a video consult. Oncologist Don Dizon worries that COVID-19's 'unsettling' restrictions may have lasting effects on the art of medicine.

COMMENTARY: How 'Surge Staffing' Can Bring in the Cavalry to Fight COVID-19

WebMD - Tue, 04/14/2020 - 13:45

As hospitals become overwhelmed with patients during the COVID-19 crisis, a physician describes how redeploying healthcare workers could help.

IBD and COVID-19: Hold Certain Meds, AGA Advises

WebMD - Tue, 04/14/2020 - 13:30

Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) who develop COVID-19 should stop taking thiopurines, methotrexate, tofacitinib, and biological therapies during the viral illness, according to the AGA.

Where Did the COVID-19 Virus Come From?

WebMD - Tue, 04/14/2020 - 12:52

Researchers from the UK and Germany have reconstructed the early 'evolutionary paths' of COVID-19 as it spread from Wuhan out to Europe and North America.

Will Coronavirus Exposure Mean Lasting Immunity?

WebMD - Tue, 04/14/2020 - 12:47

The novel coronavirus behind COVID-19 belongs to a family of viruses that has a very uneven track record with the human immune system.

New Registry to Zero In on CVD Role in COVID-19 Pandemic

WebMD - Tue, 04/14/2020 - 12:43

The aim is to collect data regarding the cardiovascular history, diagnostic information, and occurrence of CV complications in COVID-19 patients.

COVID-19 Daily: Post-Vent Mortality, Troponin for Triage

WebMD - Tue, 04/14/2020 - 12:35

These are the coronavirus stories you need to know about today.

Coronavirus Daily Digest: April 14, 2020

WebMD - Tue, 04/14/2020 - 12:05

A roundup of the latest news about COVID-19

Troponins an 'Ally' in COVID-19 Triage, but Message Is Nuanced

WebMD - Tue, 04/14/2020 - 11:56

A consequence of not measuring high-sensitivity cardiac troponins may be to 'ignore the plethora of ischemic and non-ischemic causes of myocardial injury related to COVID-19,' a UK team argues.

COMMENTARY: Dear Gilead: Please Add A Placebo Arm To Remdesivir Trial

WebMD - Tue, 04/14/2020 - 11:50

A randomized trial of the antiviral remdesivir for the treatment of COVID-19 is underway but its open label design and lack of a placebo control raises concerns for John Mandrola, MD

Higher Mortality Rate in Ventilated COVID-19 Patients

WebMD - Tue, 04/14/2020 - 11:16

In the largest COVID-19 patient series to date, nearly 67% of patients who were treated in an ICU and who required ventilation died, compared with 19% of ICU patients who did not require ventilation.

ASCO Announces Its Own COVID-19 and Cancer Registry

WebMD - Tue, 04/14/2020 - 11:09

The American Society of Clinical Oncology has launched a COVID-19 and cancer registry and asks oncologists nationwide to submit data on their patients.

COMMENTARY: Why Clinicians' Spiritual Health Matters in the COVID-19 Crisis

WebMD - Mon, 04/13/2020 - 17:48

A chaplain says that whether or not you believe in a divine being, people need to tend to their own sense of connectedness, meaning, and purpose.

COVID-19 Daily: Remdesivir Data Published, World Leader Recovers

WebMD - Mon, 04/13/2020 - 17:34

Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape's editors around the globe think you need to know about today.

What Do Early Remdesivir Data Suggest?

WebMD - Mon, 04/13/2020 - 17:12

Just published data on compassionate use of the investigational drug remdesivir in hospitalized patients with severe COVID-19 suggests a benefit, but one expert says the data are 'almost uninterpretable.'

‘Tsunami of Grief’ to Hit as More Loved Ones Die

WebMD - Mon, 04/13/2020 - 16:53

A special COVID-19 issue of Applied Demography says we, as a country, haven’t yet paid attention to the “tsunami of grief” that is just beginning.

Presymptomatic or Asymptomatic? ID Experts on Shifting Terminology

WebMD - Mon, 04/13/2020 - 16:48

Experts from the Infectious Diseases Society of America addressed presymptomatic transmission, racial differences, and new guidelines on diagnosis and treatment at a briefing with reporters.

COVID-19 Daily: A Message of Hope and a Grim Milestone

WebMD - Mon, 04/13/2020 - 16:11

Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape's editors around the globe think you need to know about today.