Ricki Lewis, PhD
Nocturnal oxygen no help for isolated desaturation in COPD
September 17, 2020
Patients with COPD who do not qualify for long-term oxygen therapy are commonly prescribed nocturnal oxygen.
Distinguishing COVID-19 from flu in kids remains challenging
September 11, 2020
Clinicians need to prepare for managing coinfections of COVID-19 with flu and/or other respiratory viral infections in the upcoming flu season.
Large study of COVID-19 N.Y.C. hospital cases shows high mortality
April 29, 2020
The large patient sample reflects the diversity of the city and its environs. “It’s a large representative sample of very diverse patients ranging in age from zero (under a year) to 107, from all walks of life and socioeconomic levels.”
Coronavirus stays in aerosols for hours, on surfaces for days
March 17, 2020
Aerosol and fomite transmission of SARS-CoV-2 are plausible.
So you have a COVID-19 patient: How do you treat them?
March 16, 2020
A patient with severe symptoms, who is seeking medical attention from a HealthPoint clinic, is not seen and is sent straight to the emergency department.
Early GI symptoms in COVID-19 may indicate fecal transmission
March 12, 2020
The discovery is preliminary. “There is evidence of the virus in stool, but not evidence of infectious virus.”
Risk factors for death from COVID-19 identified in Wuhan patients
March 11, 2020
The odds of dying in the hospital increased with age, higher SOFA score, and D-dimer level exceeding 1 mcg/L.