• President's Letter from Dr. Kris Bryant - July 2020

    24 days ago - By Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society

    Dear Colleagues,
    Yes, I know. COVID-19 cases are surging in communities across the United States. But just for a minute, let's take a break and celebrate some of the other exciting work that is happening in our community of PIDS.
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  • ‘Heavier workload' in autoimmune care amid COVID-19 begs for interdisciplinary teamwork

    ‘Heavier workload' in autoimmune care amid COVID-19 begs for interdisciplinary teamwork

    24 days ago - By Healio

    In the face of the unique threat that COVID-19 poses to patients with autoimmune diseases, communication across disciplines is essential “as our fields increasingly blend together,” noted presenters at the 2020 Interdisciplinary Autoimmune Summit.
    In his opening remarks, conference chair Joseph F. Merola, MD, MMSc, director of the Center for Skin and Related Musculoskeletal Diseases at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, was impressed by the continued growth of the meeting since its inception.
    “We are absolutely delighted to welcome you to the seventh year of IAS,”
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  • IMedicalApps: COVID-19 Protocols

    IMedicalApps: COVID-19 Protocols

    24 days ago - By MedPageToday

    Recently, Brigham and Women's Hospital released a comprehensive app of all of its COVID-19 clinical guidelines, called COVID Protocols, which are also available online. This app joins a growing list of guidelines and protocols...
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  • Telehealth Roundup: Insurers Scale Back; Claim Lines Climb; Virtual Visits in a Year

    Telehealth Roundup: Insurers Scale Back; Claim Lines Climb; Virtual Visits in a Year

    24 days ago - By MedPageToday

    Welcome to Telehealth Roundup, highlighting news and features about emerging trends in telemedicine and telehealth.
    Insurers Pull Back Telehealth Despite COVID-19 Spike
    As COVID-19 cases soar, some insurers are starting to...
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  • We're Facing a Mental Health Crisis in Healthcare Workers, the Majority of Whom Are Women

    We're Facing a Mental Health Crisis in Healthcare Workers, the Majority of Whom Are Women

    24 days ago - By PopSugar

    More than 130,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 , a novel strain of coronavirus, and cases continue to surge in communities across the country. But for frontline medical workers , particularly those working in emergency rooms and treating COVID-19 patients, the fight has only just begun.
    While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that at least 515 healthcare workers have died so far after contracting COVID-19 - with 34 percent of cases still unreported - a larger, potentially even more deadly crisis is looming. For doctors, nurses, hospital cleaners, and other staff...
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  • NY eases visitor ban aimed at curbing virus in nursing homes

    24 days ago - By ABC News

    Certain nursing homes in New York can allow visitors with restrictions starting July 15 as the state eases a ban aimed at limiting spread of COVID-19 among vulnerable elderly residents
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  • Expert: Effective COVID-19 therapies may be here by fall

    24 days ago - By Healio

    Effective therapies for COVID-19 may become available in the next 3 to 4 months, with a vaccine possible next year, according to Kevin L. Winthrop, MD, MPH, of the Oregon Health & Science University.
    Winthrop, who is also a Healio Rheumatology peer perspective board member, cautioned that even with effective treatment, it will be a long time before society in the United States returns to its pre-pandemic status quo. He added that current spikes in COVID-19 cases throughout the country are likely due to reopening too early and failing to take social distancing and mask guidelines seriously
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  • Intubation Boxes May Do More Harm Than Good in COVID-19 Risk

    24 days ago - By Medscape

    In some intubation boxes airborne droplets from patients with COVID-19 collect and shoot through the devices' arm openings, exposing healthcare workers more than using no box at all, researchers found.
    Medscape Medical News
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  • Antivirals Tied to Heart Issue in COVID Patients

    Antivirals Tied to Heart Issue in COVID Patients

    24 days ago - By Web MD

    Older, critically ill COVID-19 patients who are given a combination of two common antiretroviral drugs can experience a drastic slowing of their heart rate, French researchers report.
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  • Delirium Can Strike Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

    Delirium Can Strike Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

    24 days ago - By Web MD

    Intense breathing problems may be the most widely reported feature of COVID-19, but new research warns that coronavirus can also take aim at the brain.
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  • As Cases Surge, No Clear Answers on School Reopening

    As Cases Surge, No Clear Answers on School Reopening

    24 days ago - By Web MD

    With COVID-19 cases on the rise in more than 30 states, parents have mixed feelings about the upcoming start of school and how to keep their children and families safe.
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  • Coronavirus updates LIVE: NSW on high alert as Victoria expects further COVID-19 case spike; Australian death toll stands at 106

    24 days ago - By Sydney Morning Herald

    COVID-19 continues to spread while Victoria works to stop the growing case numbers in Melbourne.
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  • Mississippi seeing big virus outbreak in state legislature

    24 days ago - By ABC News

    Mississippi is seeing the biggest outbreak of COVID-19 among legislators in any state
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  • Children Rarely Transmit SARS-CoV-2 Within Households

    24 days ago - By Medscape

    Most children with COVID-19 disease are infected inside family groups, but are not the initial transmitters.
    Medscape Medical News
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  • Hep C Tx Shows Promise in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

    Hep C Tx Shows Promise in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

    24 days ago - By MedPageToday

    A higher percentage of hospitalized COVID-19 patients treated with sofosbuvir and daclatasvir , a two-drug hepatitis C virus combination therapy, experienced clinical improvement versus patients receiving control...
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  • Why We Still Don't Know Enough About Covid-19 and Pregnancy

    24 days ago - By NY Times

    More than six months into the pandemic there's still a lot we don't know about how the coronavirus affects pregnant women and babies.
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  • COVID-19 can be transmitted in the womb, reports pediatric infectious disease journal

    24 days ago - By ScienceDaily

    A baby girl in Texas - born prematurely to a mother with COVID-19 - is the strongest evidence to date that intrauterine transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 can occur, according to a new report.
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  • Global COVID-19 registry finds strokes associated with COVID-19 are more severe, have worse outcomes and higher mortality

    24 days ago - By ScienceDaily

    Patients with COVID-19 who have an acute ischemic stroke experience more severe strokes, have worse functional outcomes and are more likely to die of stroke than AIS patients who do not have COVID-19. The wide range of complications associated with COVID-19 likely explain the worse outcomes.
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