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Do I Have COVID-19? Doctors’ Free Tools May Tell

Ven, 03/04/2020 - 23:50

The goal of the tools is is to help people “self-triage,” find out if their symptoms may by consistent with COVID-19.

Acute Stroke Care During COVID-19: AHA's Emergency Strategy

Ven, 03/04/2020 - 23:34

Suspending the usual review and evidence requirements for official statements, the AHA/ASA issues emergency guidance on treatment of acute stroke during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Daily: Critical Drug Shortages, In Memoriam

Ven, 03/04/2020 - 23:06

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

Key Drugs Join PPEs on List of Front-Line Shortages

Ven, 03/04/2020 - 22:56

Orders shot up exponentially in March for sedatives such as fentanyl, propofol, and midazolam — and order fill rates are dropping.

Scammers Taking Advantage of N95 Mask Shoratge

Ven, 03/04/2020 - 22:53

N95 masks -- considered to be the best respirator masks-- are in short supply worldwide.

82,000 Health Care Workers Volunteer for New York

Ven, 03/04/2020 - 22:49

They've signed up even though they face a difficult and dangerous situation.

A Decade of Telemedicine Policy Has Advanced in Just 2 Weeks

Ven, 03/04/2020 - 22:39

The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the practice of medicine, and dermatologists are helping other specialists embrace virtual visits so that patients and staff are safe and resources are not wasted.

Test for Coronavirus Antibodies Approved by FDA

Ven, 03/04/2020 - 22:39

The test checks for protective antibodies in a finger prick of blood, revealing whether a patient has ever been exposed to the coronavirus and now may have some immunity, The New York Times reported.

FDA OKs 1st Stem Cell Human Trial for COVID-19

Ven, 03/04/2020 - 22:31

The stem cells from the placenta used in this treatment are "natural killer" cells that guard a developing fetus or newborn from viruses in the mother.

Hydroxychloroquine: Possible COVID Drug Can Be Toxic to Retinas

Ven, 03/04/2020 - 22:26

Before it was a potential COVID-19 therapy, it was a well-studied treatment with an established risk for retinal toxicity.

Study: If We Use Masks COVID Deaths Could Fall 10%

Ven, 03/04/2020 - 21:41

Masks cut the growth rate in deaths by as much as 10%. That was above and beyond the impact of other policies like closings schools and workplaces and issuing stay-at-home orders.

Financial Toxicity Is Common With Gynecologic Cancers

Ven, 03/04/2020 - 21:33

More than one fifth of patients who are treated for gynecologic malignancies experience financial toxicity, results of a single-center study suggest.

COVID-19: Mental Health Pros Come to the Aid of Frontline Comrades

Ven, 03/04/2020 - 21:18

Psychologists, psychotherapists, and social workers in the US and Canada have formed a network to offer free psychotherapy sessions to healthcare workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Advanced Ovarian Cancer: Survival & NAC Use Continue to Increase

Ven, 03/04/2020 - 18:47

Survival of patients with advanced ovarian cancer continues to increase, despite concerns that increased use of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) could have a negative impact on outcomes.

No Staff COVID-19 Diagnoses After Plan at Chinese Cancer Center

Ven, 03/04/2020 - 18:40

Chinese researchers report that no staff members were diagnosed with COVID-19 after 'strict protective measures' for screening and managing patients with cancer were implemented.

COVID-19: GMC Invites More Doctors Back to Work

Ven, 03/04/2020 - 18:33

The General Medical Council is widening the net to grant temporary registrations to thousands more doctors.

COMMENTARY: NYU Med Student Joins COVID Fight: 'Time to Step Up'

Ven, 03/04/2020 - 18:28

New York med schools asked fourth-year students to graduate early and volunteer to help battle COVID. One student discusses how he weighed the potential life-or-death decision to join the front lines.

Asthma, COPD Raise Odds for Severe COVID-19

Ven, 03/04/2020 - 17:59

COVID-19 can cause a pneumonia-like lung infection, with a range of symptoms from mild or absent in some to life-threatening in others.

COMMENTARY: Advice for Lessening Your Pandemic Anxiety

Ven, 03/04/2020 - 17:50

Dr Jeffrey Lieberman on how 'the worried well' and those with established mental illness can navigate this unprecedented moment.

Coronavirus Daily Digest: April 3, 2020

Ven, 03/04/2020 - 17:44

A roundup of the latest news about COVID-19