Care via video teleconferencing can be as effective as in-person for some conditions
December 6, 2021
Video teleconferencing works best for monitoring patients with chronic conditions, according to the author of a new paper.
Sickle cell disease, trait may up risk for poor COVID outcomes
July 21, 2021
Even those who carry just one copy of the sickle cell gene – the carrier status for sickle cell disease – appeared to be at heightened risk.
U.S., international MIS-C studies yield disparate results
June 18, 2021
The two real-world observational studies were published online in The New England Journal of Medicine.
U.S. News releases Best Children’s Hospitals list, with changes
June 15, 2021
“These rankings can provide an opportunity for some benchmarking, to see what other institutions are doing and how they’re able to deliver care.”
Pediatric bronchiolitis: Less is more
April 27, 2021
With bronchiolitis still the poster disease for low-value interventions, it’s time to retire widely used but ineffective therapies and focus on supportive care, researchers say.
How do you run a hospital with no running water?
February 22, 2021
Although the main hospital had a reserve supply of potable water, a supply of water for laundry, cooking, and cleaning was another matter.
Are diagnosticians chasing COVID-linked zebras and missing horses?
February 9, 2021
In their desire to not miss MIS-C, doctors triggered a cascade of specialty consultations, follow-up testing, and an unwarranted diagnostic preoccupation with MIS-C.
Over half of COVID-19 transmission may occur via asymptomatic people
January 8, 2021
Successful control of SARS-CoV-2 cannot rely solely on identifying and isolating symptomatic cases.
Add delirium to checklist of COVID-19 symptoms in seniors
November 24, 2020
Overall, 28% of older adults who presented to the emergency department and were diagnosed with COVID-19 had delirium, according to a study.
Biometric changes on fitness trackers, smartwatches detect COVID-19
November 5, 2020
Adding passively monitored physiologic data from wearable devices to self-reported symptom data enhances an app’s ability to discriminate between COVID-19 positivity and negativity, new data show.