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How medical education can help in a COVID-19 crisis.
https://doi.org/10.1111/tct.13183
The Clinical Teacher References; Roberts C

May 27th, 2020 - How medical education can help in a COVID-19 crisis.|2020|Roberts C,|

COVID-19: opportunities for professional development and disruptive innovation.
https://doi.org/10.1111/tct.13175
The Clinical Teacher References; McMaster D, Veremu M et. al.

May 27th, 2020 - COVID-19: opportunities for professional development and disruptive innovation.|2020|McMaster D,Veremu M,Santucci C,|

COVID-19 and the need to prioritize health equity and social determinants of health.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00038-020-01398-z
International Journal of Public Health; Takian A, Kiani MM et. al.

May 27th, 2020 - COVID-19 and the need to prioritize health equity and social determinants of health.|2020|Takian A,Kiani MM,Khanjankhani K,|

Viewpoint: Impact of the Covid-19 Outbreak on the Clinical and Research Activities of M...
https://doi.org/10.14283/jpad.2020.17
The Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease; Ousset PJ, Vellas B

May 27th, 2020 - Viewpoint: Impact of the Covid-19 Outbreak on the Clinical and Research Activities of Memory Clinics: An Alzheimer's Disease Center Facing the Covid-19 Crisis.|2020|Ousset PJ,Vellas B,|

Asymptomatic transmission during the COVID-19 pandemic and implications for public heal...
https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciaa654
Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America; Huff HV, Singh A

May 27th, 2020 - SARS-CoV-2 spread rapidly within months despite global public health strategies to curb transmission by testing symptomatic patients and encouraging social distancing. Here, we summarize rapidly emerging evidence highlighting transmission by asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic individuals. Viral load of asymptomatic carriers is comparable to symptomatic patients, viral shedding is highest before s...

The Urgent Need for Medicare Reimbursement for Home Infusion Antibiotics amidst a Pande...
https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciaa658
Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America; Streifel AC, Sikka MK

May 27th, 2020 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services should immediately update current policies to include reimbursement for Medicare patients receiving intravenous antibiotics at home. The majority of these patients are over the age of 65 and at increased risk for severe illness due to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2). Requiring them to travel to an infusion center, stay ...

Letter: Using Continuous Intracranial Electroencephalography Monitoring to Manage Epile...
https://doi.org/10.1093/neuros/nyaa244
Neurosurgery Mirro EA, Halpern CH

May 27th, 2020 - Letter: Using Continuous Intracranial Electroencephalography Monitoring to Manage Epilepsy Patients During COVID-19.|2020|Mirro EA,Halpern CH,|

Clinical Utility of Buccal Swabs for Sars-Cov-2 Detection in Covid-19-Infected Children.
https://doi.org/10.1093/jpids/piaa068
Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society; Kam KQ, Yung CF et. al.

May 27th, 2020 - SARS-CoV-2 was detected from at least 1 buccal specimen in 9 out of 11 COVID-19-infected children (81.8%). The viral loads in buccal specimens were substantially lower than those in nasopharyngeal specimens. Buccal swabs for SARS-CoV-2 are not good as screening specimens for COVID-19 in children.

Detecting Early Signals of COVID-19 Global Pandemic from Network Density.
https://doi.org/10.1093/jtm/taaa084
Journal of Travel Medicine; Chu AMY, Tiwari A et. al.

May 27th, 2020 - A novel use of network analysis in public health Developing a quantitative assessment method for the COVID-19 pandemic risk Exploring the time series of network density for early warning signals of pandemic risk Tracking the evolution of pandemic risk through the degree of connectedness.

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children during the COVID-19 pandemic: a case series.
https://doi.org/10.1093/jpids/piaa069
Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society; Chiotos K, Bassiri H et. al.

May 27th, 2020 - We present a series of six critically ill children with Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C). Key findings of this syndrome include fever, diarrhea, shock, and variable presence of rash, conjunctivitis, extremity edema, and mucous membrane changes.

COVID-19 Immunity Passport to Ease Travel Restrictions?
https://doi.org/10.1093/jtm/taaa085
Journal of Travel Medicine; Chen LH, Freedman DO et. al.

May 27th, 2020 - COVID-19 Immunity Passport to Ease Travel Restrictions?|2020|Chen LH,Freedman DO,Visser LG,|

The COVID-19 Pandemic and its Impact on the Cardio-Oncology Population.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11912-020-00945-4
Current Oncology Reports; Asokan I, Rabadia SV et. al.

May 27th, 2020 - The novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, COVID-19) is historically one of the most severe acute respiratory syndromes and pandemics to affect the globe in the twenty-first century. Originating in Wuhan, the virus rapidly spread and impacted subsets of populations with initial unclear risk factors contributing to worsening morbidity and mortality. Patients with diagnosis of cancer and undergoing treatm...

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)...