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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...

Moving on Up: Maintenance Therapy Extends OS in Bladder Cancer
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/931319

May 27th, 2020 - Is maintenance therapy with an immune checkpoint inhibitor a good idea for patients with advanced bladder cancer who do not progress after initial chemotherapy? Yes, and furthermore this approach offers "a new first-line standard of care for advanced urothelial cancer," said Thomas Powles, MD, professor of genitourinary oncology and director of the Barts Cancer Centre in London, UK. Powles was ...

Half of Gastroenterologists Feel Fairly Compensated
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/931351

May 27th, 2020 - Just more than half of all gastroenterologists (52%) reported they feel fairly compensated in the Medscape Gastroenterologist Compensation Report 2020. By comparison, oncologists were the specialists most likely to say they were fairly paid (67%) and nephrologists were the least likely to say they were (44%). For gastroenterologists, pay was up only slightly from $417,000 last year to $419,000,...

UK COVID-19 Update: More Lockdown Loosening
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/931291

May 27th, 2020 - These are the UK coronavirus stories you need to know about today. More Lockdown Loosening in England Next Week Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the Government's five tests, including protecting the NHS, had been met, meaning more changes could be made to England's lockdown on Monday. He confirmed primary schools will partially reopen on Monday. Two weeks later secondary schools will provide s...

COVID-19 Is Likely Airborne, Aerosol Scientist Says
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/931320

May 27th, 2020 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Something has been bothering Kimberly Prather, PhD: everything she reads about COVID-19 points to a pathogen that travels through the air. Kimberly Prather, PhD There's how quickly it has spread around the world, studies showing how it spreads through restaurants (maybe by the air conditioning s...

End-of-Life Care Disrupted in COVID-19 Crisis
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/931324

May 27th, 2020 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. An elderly man with congestive heart failure was getting worse, but fear of going to the emergency department during the COVID-19 public health crisis kept him at home. Fred Rubin, MD, the man's geriatrician, talked with him and his wife on a video call, and together they decided that instead of...

For Mothers With Coronavirus, Baby's First Coo Is Over the Phone
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/931202

May 27th, 2020 - MOSCOW (Reuters) - "It's a girl and she is fine, we all are fine," said Rayhona, 23. "They have shown her to me on a smartphone." More than 150 babies have been born to mothers with suspected coronavirus infections at Moscow's City Clinical Hospital Number 15, and the hospital says not a single newborn caught the infection. But to achieve that, the babies are separated from their mothers at bir...

'Bold Action' Urged on Outpatient Dialysis for Undocumented US Patients
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/931177

May 27th, 2020 - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - During the COVID-19 era, all 50 U.S. states should cover standard outpatient dialysis for undocumented immigrant patients with kidney failure, many of whom now rely on emergency-only dialysis, according to new recommendations. "Emergency-only hemodialysis utilizes a number of resources and would increase exposure for both providers and the patient undergoing emergenc...

COVID-19 in breast cancer patients: a cohort at the Institut Curie hospitals in the Par...
https://doi.org/10.1186/s13058-020-01293-8
Breast Cancer Research : BCR; Vuagnat P, Frelaut M et. al.

May 27th, 2020 - Cancer patients have been reported to be at higher risk of COVID-19 complications and deaths. We report the characteristics and outcome of patients diagnosed with COVID-19 during breast cancer treatment at Institut Curie hospitals (ICH, Paris area, France). An IRB-approved prospective registry was set up at ICH on March 13, 2020, for all breast cancer patients with COVID-19 symptoms or radiolog...

Importance of Pediatric Inclusion in COVID-19 Therapeutic Trials.
https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciaa656
Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America; Raabe VN, Lighter J et. al.

May 27th, 2020 - Pediatric patients are excluded from most COVID-19 therapeutic trials. We outline a rationale for the inclusion of children in COVID-19 therapeutic trials with enabled us to include children of all ages in a therapeutic COVID-19 trial at our institution.

Hospitalized patients with COVID-19 and HIV: a case series.
https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciaa657
Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America; Childs K, Post FA et. al.

May 27th, 2020 - Hospitalized patients with COVID-19 and HIV: a case series.|2020|Childs K,Post FA,Norcross C,Ottaway Z,Hamlyn E,|

Tobacco Use Patterns in five countries during the COVID-19 Lockdown.
https://doi.org/10.1093/ntr/ntaa097
Nicotine & Tobacco Research : Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco; Yach D

May 27th, 2020 - Tobacco Use Patterns in five countries during the COVID-19 Lockdown.|2020|Yach D,|

Stress-induced cardiac arrest with mitral annulus disjunction in a physician amid the C...
https://doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehaa450
European Heart Journal; Marona M, Celinska-Spodar M et. al.

May 27th, 2020 - Stress-induced cardiac arrest with mitral annulus disjunction in a physician amid the COVID-19 pandemic fight.|2020|Marona M,Celinska-Spodar M,Spiewak M,Konopka A,|

Hospitalization and Mortality among Black Patients and White Patients with Covid-19.
https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMsa2011686
The New England Journal of Medicine; Price-Haywood EG, Burton J et. al.

May 27th, 2020 - Many reports on coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) have highlighted age- and sex-related differences in health outcomes. More information is needed about racial and ethnic differences in outcomes from Covid-19. In this retrospective cohort study, we analyzed data from patients seen within an integrated-delivery health system (Ochsner Health) in Louisiana between March 1 and April 11, 2020, who...