Clinicians urged to use CURE ID to report COVID-19 cases
June 11, 2020
A total of 65 repurposed drugs have been identified as potential treatments for the virus, including 15 drugs with 10 or more cases.
Low IgG levels in COPD patients linked to increased risk of hospitalization
June 2, 2020
“Our results raise the possibility that, in select COPD patients, IgG replacement therapy may be effective in reducing the risk of COPD hospitalizations,” the investigators wrote.
Immunotherapy, steroids had positive outcomes in COVID-19–associated multisystem inflammatory syndrome
May 26, 2020
“Incomplete forms of Kawasaki disease occur in infants who may have fever as the sole clinical finding, whereas older patients are more prone to exhibit the complete form.”
With life in the balance, a pediatric palliative care program expands its work to adults
May 8, 2020
“It brings up feelings like I had after 9/11 – a unified approach to surviving this as people, as a community, the idea that ‘we will get through this,’ ” said Dr. Frederick J. Kaskel.
Primary care physicians reshuffle their work, lives in a pandemic
May 1, 2020
“Our knowledge of this disease is five steps behind, and changing at lightning speed,” said Dr. MaryAnn Dakkak.
Undeterred during COVID-19, hospital chaplains transform delivery of spiritual care
April 27, 2020
“We offer the hope of a caring presence,” said Rabbi Neal J. Loevinger. “If someone is in a hole, our job is to climb down into the hole with them and say, ‘We’re going to get out of this hole together.’ ”
FDA approves emergency use of saliva test to detect COVID-19
April 15, 2020
“We can significantly increase the number of people tested each and every day as self-collection of saliva is quicker and more scalable than swab collections,” Dr. Andrew I. Brooks said.
‘We’re in great distress here,’ infusion center CMO says
April 10, 2020
Thrivewell is also deploying a mobile infusion unit to recovered COVID-19 patients who require an infusion for their autoimmune disease.
Infusion center directors shuffle treatment services in the era of COVID-19
April 10, 2020
“We look for ways to try to reassure patients and to comfort them, and work with them to make the best of the situation,” Dr. Christopher R. Phillips said.
AAP issues guidance on managing infants born to mothers with COVID-19
April 7, 2020
Infants born to mothers with COVID-19 should be tested for the virus at 24 hours and, if still in the birth facility, at 48 hours after birth.