Studies show the Bronx was hit much harder by COVID-19 than Manhattan, and many front-line health care workers have risk factors and lack insurance. ACP and other experts call for action to combat disparities.
The 2019 novel coronavirus, which causes coronavirus disease (COVID-19), should be coded with the ICD-10 code B97.29, other coronavirus as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere.
New guidance from ACP and recent trials do not support the use of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19, and a pharmacokinetic analysis showed potential problems with lopinavir/ritonavir therapy.
The College identified five necessary elements that must be in place to ease restrictions, groups issued a joint statement on resuming elective surgeries, and CMS released guidance on resuming essential care for patients without COVID-19 symptoms in
Lactate dehydrogenase and other biomarkers appear to predict risk of critical illness and death, and testing soon after exposure is associated with high rates of false negatives, new studies showed.
ACP provided resources on telehealth and physician well-being, while cardiology groups advised patients to stay on angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin-receptor blockers.
Trials have found some potential benefit from remdesivir, early treatment with methylprednisolone, and measurement of C-reactive protein. Early vaccine trial results and guidance on antibody testing were also recently released.
The benefit of convalescent plasma is uncertain, and hydroxychloroquine did not appear to work for prophylaxis, according to new studies. Experts offered advice on using palliative care, avoiding surgery, changing residency applications, and
Several journal articles described recently implemented strategies for isolation, education, testing, visitors, and staff support, while others called for research collaboration and support for female hospitalists.
Clinicians and health departments throughout the U.S. should be prepared to detect and manage cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), the CDC recently warned.