Mass Critical Care Surge Response during COVID-19: Implementation of Contingency Strate...
Chest Dichter JR, Devereaux AV et. al.

Sep 10th, 2021 - Following the publication of 2014 consensus statement regarding mass critical care during public health emergencies, much has been learned about surge responses and the care of overwhelming numbers of patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.1 Gaps in prior pandemic planning were identified and require modification in the midst of ongoing surge throughout the world. The Task Force for Mass Critica...

Decision Conditions of Authorisation for COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca (Regulation 174)
GOV.UK Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Sep 9th, 2021 - This temporary Authorisation under Regulation 174 permits the supply to and by the Crown of COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca, based on the safety, quality and efficacy data submitted by AstraZeneca (AZ) to MHRA in the period from 24/09/2020 to 29/12/2020 December 2020.

AACC Practical Recommendations for Implementing and Interpreting SARS-CoV-2 Emergency U...
Clinical Chemistry; Zhang YV, Wiencek J et. al.

Sep 2nd, 2021 - The clinical laboratory continues to play a critical role in managing the coronavirus pandemic. Numerous US Food and Drug Administration emergency use authorization (EUA) and laboratory-developed test (LDT) serologic assays have become available. The performance characteristics of these assays and their clinical utility continue to be defined in real time during this pandemic. The AACC convened...

COVID-19 Vaccination Considerations for Obstetric–Gynecologic Care
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)

Jul 30th, 2021 - This Practice Advisory was developed by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ Immunization, Infectious Disease, and Public Health Preparedness Expert Work Group in collaboration with Laura E. Riley, MD; Richard Beigi, MD; Denise J. Jamieson, MD, MPH; Brenna L. Hughes, MD, MSc; Geeta Swamy, MD; Linda O’Neal Eckert, MD; Mark Turrentine, MD; and Sarah Carroll, MPH.

ENDOCRINOLOGY IN THE TIME OF COVID-19-2021 UPDATES: The management of diabetes insipidu...
European Journal of Endocrinology; Christ-Crain M, Hoorn EJ et. al.

Jul 23rd, 2021 - COVID-19 has changed the nature of medical consultations, emphasizing virtual patient counselling, with relevance for patients with diabetes insipidus (DI) or hyponatraemia. The main complication of desmopressin treatment in DI is dilutional hyponatraemia. Since plasma sodium monitoring is not always possible in times of COVID-19, we recommend to delay the desmopressin dose once a week until aq...

Customizing local and systemic therapies for women with early breast cancer: the St. Ga...
Annals of Oncology : Official Journal of the European Soc... Burstein HJ, Curigliano G et. al.

Jul 10th, 2021 - The 17th St Gallen International Breast Cancer Consensus Conference in 2021 was held virtually, owing to the global COVID-19 pandemic. More than 3300 participants took part in this important bi-annual critical review of the 'state of the art' in the multidisciplinary care of early-stage breast cancer. Seventy-four expert panelists (see Appendix 1) from all continents discussed and commented on ...

Therapeutic Management of Nonhospitalized Adults With COVID-19
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Jul 8th, 2021 - Figure 1 outlines the COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Panel’s (the Panel) recommendations for using therapeutic interventions outside the hospital inpatient setting. These recommendations differ depending on the patient’s disposition.

Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in K-12 Schools
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Jul 7th, 2021 - Students benefit from in-person learning, and safely returning to in-person instruction in the fall 2021 is a priority. Vaccination is currently the leading public health prevention strategy to end the COVID-19 pandemic. Promoting vaccination can help schools safely return to in-person learning as well as extracurricular activities and sports. Masks should be worn indoors by all individuals ...

Adult Pulmonary Intensive and Intermediate Care Units: The Italian Thoracic Society (IT...
Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases; Renda T, Scala R et. al.

Jun 9th, 2021 - The imbalance between the prevalence of patients with acute respiratory failure (ARF) and acute-on-chronic respiratory failure and the number of intensive care unit (ICU) beds requires new solutions. The increasing use of non-invasive respiratory tools to support patients at earlier stages of ARF and the increased expertise of non-ICU clinicians in other types of supportive care have led to the...

Swiss Recommendations for the Follow-Up and Treatment of Pulmonary Long COVID.
Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases; Funke-Chambour M, Bridevaux PO et. al.

Jun 7th, 2021 - Emerging evidence suggests that long-term pulmonary symptoms and functional impairment occurs in a proportion of individuals following SARS-CoV-2 infection. Although the proportion of affected patients remains to be determined, physicians are increasingly being confronted with patients reporting respiratory symptoms and impairment beyond the acute phase of COVID-19. In face of limited evidence,...

Long COVID-19: A Primer for Cardiovascular Health Professionals, on Behalf of the CCS R...
The Canadian Journal of Cardiology; Paterson I, Ramanathan K et. al.

Jun 7th, 2021 - It is now widely recognized that COVID-19 illness can be associated with significant intermediate and potentially longer-term physical limitations. The term, "long COVID-19" is used to define any patient with persistent symptoms after acute COVID-19 infection (ie, after 4 weeks). It is postulated that cardiac injury might be linked to symptoms that persist after resolution of acute infection, a...

The Development of Living, Rapid Practice Points: Summary of Methods From the Scientifi...
Annals of Internal Medicine; Qaseem A, Yost J et. al.

May 25th, 2021 - In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Scientific Medical Policy Committee (SMPC) of the American College of Physicians (ACP) began developing "practice points" to provide clinical advice based on the best available evidence for the public, patients, clinicians, and public health professionals. As one of the first organizations in the United States to develop evidence-based clinical guidelin...

AGA Rapid Review and Guideline for SARS-CoV2 Testing and Endoscopy Post-Vaccination: 20...
Gastroenterology Sultan S, Siddique SM et. al.

May 25th, 2021 - This guideline provides updated recommendations on the role of preprocedure testing for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV2) in individuals undergoing endoscopy in the post-vaccination period and replaces the prior guideline from the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) (released July 29, 2020). Since the start of the pandemic, our increased understanding of tra...

Choosing Safer Activities
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Apr 27th, 2021 - What You Need to Know If you are fully vaccinated, you can start doing many things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic. When choosing safer activities, consider how COVID-19 is spreading in your community, the number of people participating in the activity, and the location of the activity.

Management of maternal COVID-19: considerations for anesthesiologists.
Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology; Bernstein K, Landau R

Apr 20th, 2021 - To describe updates to pragmatic recommendations that were published during the first coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) surge, including the current thinking about whether pregnancy worsens the severity of COVID-19. Although a majority of pregnant women infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) remain asymptomatic or paucisymptomatic, pregnancy puts women at h...

Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Home
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Apr 5th, 2021 - Cleaning with a household cleaner that contains soap or detergent reduces the amount of germs on surfaces and decreases risk of infection from surfaces. In most situations, cleaning alone removes most virus particles on surfaces. Disinfection to reduce transmission of COVID-19 at home is likely not needed unless someone in your home is sick or if someone who is positive for COVID-19 has been in...

AGA Clinical Practice Guidelines on Intragastric Balloons in the Management of Obesity
Gastroenterology Muniraj T, Day LW et. al.

Apr 1st, 2021 - Obesity is a global pandemic, affecting about 40% of adults in the United States. There is a vast area of unmet need with respect to weight-loss interventions, as only 1.1% of eligible patients with obesity are receiving primary bariatric surgery.

Guidance for the design and reporting of studies evaluating the clinical performance of...
BMJ (Clinical Research Ed.); Doust JA, Bell KJL et. al.

Mar 31st, 2021 - Guidance for the design and reporting of studies evaluating the clinical performance of tests for present or past SARS-CoV-2 infection.|2021|Doust JA,Bell KJL,Leeflang MMG,Dinnes J,Lord SJ,|diagnosis,epidemiology,prevention & control,methods,standards,organization & administration,standards,standards,isolation & purification,

Ventilation in Buildings
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Mar 23rd, 2021 - CDC recommends a layered approach to reduce exposures to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. This approach includes using multiple mitigation strategies, including improvements to building ventilation, to reduce the spread of disease and lower the risk of exposure. In addition to ventilation improvements, the layered approach includes physical distancing, wearing face masks, hand hygien...

American College of Rheumatology Guidance for COVID-19 Vaccination in Patients With Rhe...
Arthritis & Rheumatology (Hoboken, N.J.); Curtis JR, Johnson SR et. al.

Mar 18th, 2021 - To provide guidance to rheumatology providers on the use of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines for patients with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs). A task force was assembled that included 9 rheumatologists/immunologists, 2 infectious disease specialists, and 2 public health physicians. After agreeing on scoping questions, an evidence report was created that summarized the...