A British study highlighted the disproportionate effect of COVID-19 on black pregnant women, and articles by physicians urged action against racism and racial disparities.
he has held since 1984, and as a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force. ... In] coronavirus infections that are non-COVID, the ones that are the common cold, protection usually lasts about six months to a year.
A new CHEST guideline supports standard-dose anticoagulant thromboprophylaxis, while authors of two recent studies of hypercoagulability called for higher doses.
Recent articles offered differing estimates of the risk of false negatives in testing for SARS-CoV-2, and studies reported the effectiveness of shared ventilators and a cancer drug for patients with severe COVID-19. The FDA revoked its authorization
The American Thoracic Society addresses potential use of hydroxychloroquine for patients with COVID-19 and pneumonia, and two case series reports describe use of convalescent plasma in critically ill patients with COVID-19 in China.
The July ACP Hospitalist is online and in the mail, with tips from the front lines on surviving COVID-19, additional articles about the pandemic, and a special focus on care for inpatients with addiction.
Steroids' effects varied by C-reactive protein level, clots occurred despite prophylaxis, and hydroxychloroquine and zinc were ineffective for COVID-19, according to newly published studies.
Trials offered inconclusive evidence about remdesivir, a pilot study found benefits to prone self-positioning for ED patients, and other research quantified the risk of QT prolongation with hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin and provided
excluded. In situations of potential outbreaks or novel, virulent pathogens (e.g., Ebola, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus), enforcing isolation precautions should be prioritized, and hospitals should consider restricting nonessential
Other studies examined transmission of the virus in patients with nonsevere disease and population mobility during the pandemic.