• ‘Tip of the iceberg' Reports detail hundreds of cases pediatric illness linked to COVID-19

    10 days ago - By Healio

    Two new studies published in The New England Journal of Medicine described hundreds of cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, or MIS-C, a new disorder associated with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
    The studies detailed the epidemiology and clinical course of MIS-C among 377 patients in the United States aged 21 years or younger, including 191 in New York. Globally, around 1,000 cases of the illness have been reported, noted Michael Levin, FMedSci, PhD, professor of pediatrics and international child health at Imperial College London.
    “Overall, a consistent
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  • Top in ID: COVID-19, victory against Ebola, and more

    10 days ago - By Healio

    According to new findings, pregnant women with COVID-19 are at an increased risk for hospitalization, ICU admission and a need for mechanical ventilation compared with women who are not pregnant and of the same age.
    This was the week's top infectious disease story.
    Another top story was about the end of the second largest Ebola outbreak in history in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Meanwhile, a new outbreak was confirmed in early June by WHO on the other side of the country, in Équateur Province.
    Here are the top headlines:
    Pregnancy increases risk for severe COVID-19 illness
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  • Hospital-Associated Venous Thromboembolism in a Pediatric Cardiac ICU: A Multivariable Predictive Algorithm to Identify Children at High Risk

    Hospital-Associated Venous Thromboembolism in a Pediatric Cardiac ICU: A Multivariable Predictive Algorithm to Identify Children at High Risk

    10 days ago - By Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

    Objectives:
    Critically ill children with cardiac disease are at significant risk for hospital-associated venous thromboembolism, which is associated with increased morbidity, hospital length of stay, and cost. Currently, there are no widely accepted guidelines for prevention of hospital-associated venous thromboembolism in pediatrics. We aimed to develop a predictive algorithm for identifying critically ill children with cardiac disease who are at increased risk for hospital-associated venous thromboembolism as a first step to reducing hospital-associated venous thromboembolism in this...
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