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Placental Injury Reported in Women With COVID-19
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May 28th, 2020 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Maternal vascular malperfusion and intervillous thrombi were more common in the placentas of women infected with SARS-CoV-2, compared with historic controls, report researchers who conducted the first-of-its-kind case series in the English literature. Nevertheless, the neonates in the report app...

SARS-CoV-2 Infection Rate 16% in Asymptomatic Pregnant Women at Delivery
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/931356

May 28th, 2020 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Among women with a planned delivery in a New York City health system during the first half of April, the rate of asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection was 16%, according to a study published in Obstetrics & Gynecology. Among the patients' designated support persons, the asymptomatic carrier rate was...

Whether to Test Laboring Women for Sars-Cov-2 May Hinge on Regional Prevalence
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/931357

May 28th, 2020 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Labor & delivery units may need to consider regional prevalence of COVID-19 when deciding whether to test asymptomatic pregnant women for SARS-CoV-2 infection at the time of admission, research published online in Obstetrics & Gynecology suggests. In Los Angeles, researchers stopped universal te...

Coronavirus Map: Tracking the Global Outbreak
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May 28th, 2020 - The coronavirus pandemic has sickened more than 5,810,200 people, according to official counts. As of Friday morning, at least 360,400 people have died, and the virus has been detected in nearly every country, as these maps show.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Daily Roundup May 28, 2020 | FDA
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May 28th, 2020 - For Immediate Release: May 28, 2020 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the following actions taken in its ongoing response effort to the COVID-19 pandemic: The FDA issued an Emergency Use Authorization for the Stryker Sustainability Solutions (SSS) VHP N95 Respirator Decontamination System (RDS). This product uses vapor hydrogen peroxide (VHP) to decontaminate compatible N95 ...

USMLE Step 2 CS Suspended for at Least 1 More Year
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/931259

May 27th, 2020 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Sponsors of the US Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) announced on Tuesday that they will continue to suspend administering Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) for the next 12 to 18 months in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. "Due to the complexity of technical and psychometric work required, we have determin...

How a Small Oncology Practice Has Adapted to COVID-19
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/930971

May 27th, 2020 - This interview was originally published as part of MDedge's Blood & Cancer Podcast series. In this episode, podcast host David H. Henry, MD, of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, spoke with Matthew Lonergan, MD, chief medical officer at Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center in Eugene, Oregon, about the myriad ways in which COVID-19 is reshaping inpatient care, clinical trials...

Reconstructing a Knee One Day, Working on COVID-19 the Next
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/931265

May 27th, 2020 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. When New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called for licensed healthcare workers to help hospitals overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients, orthopedic surgeon Haydée Brown, MD, answered his appeal. Brown volunteered, as part of the New York City Medical Reserve Corps, at Lincoln Hospital, which is located ...

COVID-19 Test & Trace Goes Live
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/931290

May 27th, 2020 - A programme to test new COVID-19 cases and trace their contacts began today in England. Prime Minister Boris Johnson predicted that it would "change people's lives". NHS Test and Trace would form a central part of the Government's coronavirus recovery strategy and "help return life more to normal", the Government said. However, the service went live without a contact tracing app, which had been...

Gaps in Malpractice Insurance Pose Risk for Frontline Physicians, Nurses; More
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/931272

May 27th, 2020 - Limited Coverage Working Outside Specialty or State Many doctors and nurses working on the front lines of the coronavirus emergency face an increased malpractice risk without adequate liability coverage,coverage, according to Reuters. While both the federal and state governments have made efforts to limit providers' underlying risk — Washington in the form of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Ec...

Seek Safe Strategies to Diagnose Gestational Diabetes During Pandemic
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/931287

May 27th, 2020 - Clinicians and pregnant women are less likely to prescribe and undergo the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) to diagnose gestational diabetes in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a review by H. David McIntyre, MD, of the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, and Robert G. Moses, MD, of Wollongong (Australia) Hospital. National and international discussions of whether ...

Pandemic-Induced Surgery Delays Could Worsen Cancer Survival
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/931173

May 27th, 2020 - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Delays in cancer surgery related to the COVID-19 pandemic could substantially worsen survival outcomes, according to a model study. "Lockdown and redeployment due to the COVID-19 pandemic are causing significant disruption to cancer diagnosis and management," Dr. Clare Turnbull of the Institute of Cancer Research, in London, told Reuters Health by email. "A 3-month d...

Complete Fibrinolysis Shutdown Seen in Severe COVID-19
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/931316

May 27th, 2020 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. COVID-19 causes not only hypercoagulability, but also "fibrinolysis shutdown," which is associated with venous thromboembolism (VTE), stroke, and renal failure, clinicians from Colorado have observed. They have found that the complete lack of clot lysis at 30 minutes on a thromboelastogram (TEG)...

COVID-19 Data Dives: Why Don't We Have a Vaccine for SARS or MERS?
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/931226

May 27th, 2020 - Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Medscape has asked top experts to weigh in on the most pressing scientific questions about COVID-19. Check back frequently for more COVID-19 Data Dives. Natalie E. Dean, PhD It is easy to point to the fact that we don't have licensed vaccines for severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), Middle East respirator...

Research Finds Concerning Drop in US Colorectal Cancer Screenings and Surgeries
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/931172

May 27th, 2020 - (Reuters) - New diagnoses of one of the deadliest cancers fell by one-third in March and April as U.S. physicians and patients halted appointments and screenings during the COVID-19 outbreak. Research by the health data firm Komodo Health and exclusively shared with Reuters found new colorectal cancer diagnoses declined more than 32%, while the number of performed colonoscopies and biopsies fel...

Concerns About Delayed, Deferred Acute CV Care Substantiated
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/931321

May 27th, 2020 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Admissions for primary acute cardiovascular conditions tumbled in the first weeks of the US COVID-19 pandemic and were paralleled by higher in-hospital mortality among those admitted, a multicenter study shows. After examining acute cardiovascular (CV) hospitalizations from January 2019 through ...

Scientific Doubt Tempers COVID-19 Vaccine Optimism
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/931330

May 27th, 2020 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. US government and industry projections that a COVID-19 vaccine will be ready by this fall or even January would take compressing what usually takes at least a decade into months, with little room for error or safety surprises. "If all the cards fall into the right place and all the stars are ali...

COVID-19 Daily: Airborne Transmission, Vaccine Timing Doubt
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/931350

May 27th, 2020 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape's editors around the globe think you need to know about today:  COVID-19 Is Likely Airborne  Evidence is mounting that the virus that causes COVID-19 is transmitted via aerosol transmission, a researcher at the University of California San Diego reports ...

Fast Five Quiz: Kawasaki Disease
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/930972

May 27th, 2020 - This article was last updated on May 28, 2020. (Disclaimer: The information in this quiz may not be updated regularly. Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center.) Kawasaki disease, also known as "mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome" and "Kawasaki syndrome," is an acute febrile illness seen in children that is characterized by vasculitis of the medium-siz...

Targeted Tx Improves Outcomes in High-Risk Pediatric Cancers
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/931326

May 27th, 2020 - Unlike adult cancers, in which targeted therapies have improved outcomes for some patients, the same has not been true for pediatric cancers. Pediatric oncology is really lagging behind, said Cornelis van Tilburg, MD, PhD, from the Hopp Children's Cancer Center, Heidelberg, Germany. But new data suggest that children can also benefit from this approach. Results from the INFORM (Individualized T...