• Rheumatologists, pharmacists debate 'right to try' hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19

    1 month ago - By Healio

    More than 80% of surveyed U.S. pharmacists believe that hydroxychloroquine sulfate should be used as a potential treatment for COVID-19, raising access concerns among rheumatologists for patients with systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis who rely on the drug.
    After a small number of data sets demonstrated moderate efficacy of hydroxychloroquine sulfate and chloroquine to treat the virus, President Donald J. Trump touted the drugs as having “tremendous promise” during a news conference on March 19. Shortages of hydroxychloroquine were reported less than 24 hours
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  • COVID-19: What T1 Diabetes Patients Need to Know

    COVID-19: What T1 Diabetes Patients Need to Know

    1 month ago - By Web MD

    If you or your child has type 1 diabetes, you already have a lot of extra health worries, and now you need to add COVID-19 infections to the list.
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  • Why Is COVID-19 Sometimes Severe in Young Adults?

    Why Is COVID-19 Sometimes Severe in Young Adults?

    1 month ago - By Web MD

    So far, the main driver of serious illness among all patients, young and old, appears to be an immune system gone into overdrive.
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  • COVID-19 Diary Day 4: Am I Losing My Humanity? Already?

    1 month ago - By Medscape

    Watching patients die alone. Resisting the urge to check email during a video consult. Oncologist Don Dizon worries that COVID-19's 'unsettling' restrictions may have lasting effects on the art of medicine.
    Medscape Oncology
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  • Q&A: Insight into ATS guidance for COVID-19

    1 month ago - By Healio

    As health care providers across the United States grapple with the unknowns of treating a novel disease, management of patients with COVID-19, especially those who are critically ill, has varied widely. Therefore, on April 6, the American Thoracic Society released interim guidance to help clinicians standardize care.
    During a conversation with Healio Pulmonology, Kevin C. Wilson, MD, professor of medicine in the division of pulmonary, allergy, sleep and critical care medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and chief of guidelines and documents at the ATS, discussed the process for
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  • Four Medical Workers in Andhra Test Positive for COVID-19

    Four Medical Workers in Andhra Test Positive for COVID-19

    1 month ago - By Medindia Health

    Four healthcare personnel in Andhra Pradesh's Anantapur district on Wednesday tested positive for coronavirus after treating patients with COVID-19.
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  • First Protocol on How to Use Lung Ultrasound to Triage COVID-19

    1 month ago - By Medscape

    With lung ultrasound increasingly used in the emergency room for the triage of patients with suspected COVID-19, Italian experts working on the front line have published the first standardized protocol.
    Medscape Medical News
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  • ‘Entry Point' enzyme for COVID-19 higher in COPD patients and smokers

    1 month ago - By News Medical

    News-Medical speaks to Professor Don Sin on his research into COVID-19 and its effect on smokers and people suffering from COPD.
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