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AACC Practical Recommendations for Implementing and Interpreting SARS-CoV-2 Emergency U...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8083777
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...

ACG Clinical Guidelines: Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Clostridioides diffici...
https://doi.org/10.14309/ajg.0000000000001278 10.1016/j.cgh.2020.06.051
The American Journal of Gastroenterology; Kelly CR, Fischer M et. al.

May 19th, 2021 - Clostridioides difficile infection occurs when the bacterium produces toxin that causes diarrhea and inflammation of the colon. These guidelines indicate the preferred approach to the management of adults with C. difficile infection and represent the official practice recommendations of the American College of Gastroenterology. The scientific evidence for these guidelines was evaluated using th...

Guidance for the design and reporting of studies evaluating the clinical performance of...
https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n568
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,

Remdesivir for severe covid-19: a clinical practice guideline.
https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m2924
BMJ (Clinical Research Ed.); Rochwerg B, Agarwal A et. al.

Aug 1st, 2020 - What is the role of remdesivir in the treatment of severe covid-19? This guideline was triggered by the ACTT-1 trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine on 22 May 2020. Remdesivir has received worldwide attention as a potentially effective treatment for severe covid-19. After rapid market approval in the US, remdesivir is already being used in clinical practice. The guideline panel...

Cervical cancer screening for individuals at average risk: 2020 guideline update from t...
https://doi.org/10.3322/caac.21628
CA: a Cancer Journal for Clinicians; Fontham ETH, Wolf AMD et. al.

Jul 31st, 2020 - The American Cancer Society (ACS) recommends that individuals with a cervix initiate cervical cancer screening at age 25 years and undergo primary human papillomavirus (HPV) testing every 5 years through age 65 years (preferred); if primary HPV testing is not available, then individuals aged 25 to 65 years should be screened with cotesting (HPV testing in combination with cytology) every 5 year...

Care of the Patient With IBD Requiring Hospitalisation During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7454473
Journal of Crohn's & Colitis; Allez M, Fleshner P et. al.

Jul 30th, 2020 - The management of IBD has been highly affected in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, with restriction of hospitalisations and unprecedented redeployment of health care resources. Hospital admissions of IBD patients should be limited to reduce the risks of coronavirus transmission. However, delaying hospitalisation of IBD patients with severe or complicated disease may increase the risk of po...

COVID-19: guidance on palliative care from a European Respiratory Society international...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7366176
The European Respiratory Journal; Janssen DJA, Ekström M et. al.

Jul 18th, 2020 - Many people are dying from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), but consensus guidance on palliative care in COVID-19 is lacking. This new life-threatening disease has put healthcare systems under pressure, with the increased need of palliative care provided to many patients by clinicians who have limited prior experience in this field. Therefore, we aimed to make consensus recommendations for ...

GEICAM Guidelines for the Management of Patients with Breast Cancer During the COVID-19...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7405405
The Oncologist References; Martin M, Guerrero-Zotano A et. al.

Jul 12th, 2020 - Breast cancer (BC) is the most common cancer in women in Spain. During the COVID-19 pandemic caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, patients with BC still require timely treatment and follow-up; however, hospitals are overwhelmed with infected patients and, if exposed, patients with BC are at higher risk for infection and serious complications if infected. Thus, health care providers need to evaluate ...

Management of liver diseases during the pandemic of coronavirus disease-19.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7364349
Clinical and Molecular Hepatology; Cho JY, Kim SS et. al.

Jun 24th, 2020 - Management of liver diseases during the pandemic of coronavirus disease-19.|2020|Cho JY,Kim SS,Lee YS,Song DS,Lee JH,|therapeutic use,isolation & purification,pathology,therapy,complications,drug therapy,epidemiology,pathology,prevention & control,therapeutic use,complications,pathology,prevention & control,pathology,therapy,complications,drug therapy,epidemiology,pathology,

Radiation therapy for gynecologic malignancies during the COVID-19 pandemic: Internatio...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7294297
Gynecologic Oncology; Elledge CR, Beriwal S et. al.

Jun 22nd, 2020 - To develop expert consensus recommendations regarding radiation therapy for gynecologic malignancies during the COVID-19 pandemic. An international committee of ten experts in gynecologic radiation oncology convened to provide consensus recommendations for patients with gynecologic malignancies referred for radiation therapy. Treatment priority groups were established. A review of the relevant ...

The Iranian Society of Echocardiography (ISE) Statement on Performing Echocardiography ...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7205647
Current Problems in Cardiology; Sattarzadeh Badkoubeh R, Almassi N et. al.

May 26th, 2020 - Corona virus disease 2019(COVID-19) pandemic has caused a significant burden on the global health system. Considerable cardiovascular involvement has been reported among COVID-19 patients with higher ICU admission and mortality rates among patients with cardiovascular comorbidities. Consequently, diagnostic cardiovascular evaluations such as echocardiography are a crucial part of the disease ma...

Post-natal follow-up for women and neonates during the COVID-19 pandemic: French Nation...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7212945
Journal of Gynecology Obstetrics and Human Reproduction; Vivanti AJ, Deruelle P et. al.

May 15th, 2020 - In the context of the stage 3 SARS-Cov-2 epidemic situation, it is necessary to put forward a method of rapid response for an HAS position statement in order to answer to the requests from the French Ministry of Solidarity and Health, healthcare professionals and/or health system users' associations, concerning post-natal follow-up for women and neonates during the COVID-19 pandemic. A simplifi...

Urgent Guidance for Navigating and Circumventing the QTc-Prolonging and Torsadogenic Po...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7141471
Mayo Clinic Proceedings; Giudicessi JR, Noseworthy PA et. al.

May 4th, 2020 - As the coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) global pandemic rages across the globe, the race to prevent and treat this deadly disease has led to the "off-label" repurposing of drugs such as hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir, which have the potential for unwanted QT-interval prolongation and a risk of drug-induced sudden cardiac death. With the possibility that a considerable proportion of...

Management of Lung Nodules and Lung Cancer Screening During the COVID-19 Pandemic: CHES...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7177089
Chest Mazzone PJ, Gould MK et. al.

Apr 27th, 2020 - The risks from potential exposure to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), and resource reallocation that has occurred to combat the pandemic, have altered the balance of benefits and harms that informed current (pre-COVID-19) guideline recommendations for lung cancer screening and lung nodule evaluation. Consensus statements were developed to guide clinicians managing lung cancer screening prog...

SAGES and EAES recommendations for minimally invasive surgery during COVID-19 pandemic.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7175828
Surgical Endoscopy; Francis N, Dort J et. al.

Apr 24th, 2020 - The unprecedented pandemic of COVID-19 has impacted many lives and affects the whole healthcare systems globally. In addition to the considerable workload challenges, surgeons are faced with a number of uncertainties regarding their own safety, practice, and overall patient care. This guide has been drafted at short notice to advise on specific issues related to surgical service provision and t...

Restructuring Electrophysiology During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Practical Guide From a ...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7188041
Critical Pathways in Cardiology; Rubin GA, Wan EY et. al.

Apr 24th, 2020 - The coronavirus disease 2019 crisis is a global pandemic of a novel infectious disease with far-ranging public health implications. With regard to cardiac electrophysiology (EP) services, we discuss the "real-world" challenges and solutions that have been essential for efficient and successful (1) ramping down of standard clinical practice patterns and (2) pivoting of workflow processes to meet...

Surgical Infection Society Guidance for Operative and Peri-Operative Care of Adult Pati...
https://doi.org/10.1089/sur.2020.101
Surgical Infections; Heffernan DS, Evans HL et. al.

Apr 21st, 2020 - Background: Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2)-associated viral infection (coronavirus disease 2019, COVID-19) is a virulent, contagious viral pandemic that is affecting populations worldwide. As with any airborne viral respiratory infection, surgical and non-surgical patients may be affected. Methods: Review and synthesis of pertinent English-language literature perta...

Cardiac Surgery in Canada During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Guidance Statement From the C...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7194553
The Canadian Journal of Cardiology; Hassan A, Arora RC et. al.

Apr 18th, 2020 - On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared that COVID-19 was a pandemic.1 At that time, only 118,000 cases had been reported globally, 90% of which had occurred in 4 countries.1 Since then, the world landscape has changed dramatically. As of March 31, 2020, there are now nearly 800,000 cases, with truly global involvement.2 Countries that were previously unaffected are currently ...

ILROG emergency guidelines for radiation therapy of hematological malignancies during t...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7243146
Blood Yahalom J, Dabaja BS et. al.

Apr 11th, 2020 - The International Lymphoma Radiation Oncology Group (ILROG) guidelines for using radiation therapy (RT) in hematological malignancies are widely used in many countries. The emergency situation created by the COVID-19 pandemic may result in limitations of treatment resources. Furthermore, in recognition of the need to also reduce the exposure of patients and staff to potential infection with COV...

The Role of Chest Imaging in Patient Management During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Multina...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7138384
Chest Rubin GD, Ryerson CJ et. al.

Apr 11th, 2020 - With more than 900,000 confirmed cases worldwide and nearly 50,000 deaths during the first 3 months of 2020, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has emerged as an unprecedented health care crisis. The spread of COVID-19 has been heterogeneous, resulting in some regions having sporadic transmission and relatively few hospitalized patients with COVID-19 and others having community tr...