• Explaining the Association Between COVID-19 and Stroke

    3 days ago - By Medscape

    Drs Mark Alberts and Jesse Weinberger discuss the mysterious association between COVID-19 and cerebrovascular disease in younger patients.
    Medscape Neurology
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  • COVID-19: Jury Out Over Prone Position in Nonintubated Patients

    3 days ago - By Medscape

    Placing COVID-19 patients who require noninvasive ventilation into the prone position may offer some transient benefits, but questions remain over whether it affects longer-term outcomes, experts say.
    Medscape Medical News
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  • Protect financial wealth during the COVID-19 crisis

    3 days ago - By Healio

    Since our last column, the world has changed more during the course of 1 month than perhaps at any point in our lifetimes. The SARS-CoV-2 virus, once an obscure Asiatic pathogen, has rapidly morphed into the COVID-19 pandemic, which has affected lives, jobs, world economies and equity wealth at a historically efficient pace. Many orthopedic surgeons have seen their surgical livelihoods upended as elective surgical procedures have been suspended indefinitely. In many cases, surgeons have had to take reductions in pay as they try to keep staff and practices afloat while enduring an indefinite
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  • Face Masks Can Help Prevent Viral Spread

    Face Masks Can Help Prevent Viral Spread

    3 days ago - By Web MD

    Face coverings may reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19, a new study suggests.
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  • Strokes Are Deadlier When They Hit COVID Patients

    Strokes Are Deadlier When They Hit COVID Patients

    3 days ago - By Web MD

    COVID-19 hasn't increased the risk for stroke, but when a stroke occurs it's more likely to be fatal, a new study finds.
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  • Prone positioning may benefit some patients with COVID-19 respiratory failure

    3 days ago - By Healio

    Use of prone positioning is feasible and may yield improvements in some patients with COVID-19 who are receiving noninvasive respiratory support, according to two research letters published in JAMA.
    In the first study, researchers evaluated a series of patients with COVID-19 who were awake, nonintubated and spontaneously breathing but required oxygen supplementation due to hypoxemic acute respiratory failure at the Aix-en-Provence Hospital in France from March 27 to April 8. Patients were followed for up to 10 days through April 28.
    Of the 24 patients included in the study, 15 tolerated prone
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  • How to Improve and Protect Nursing Homes From Outbreaks

    4 days ago - By NY Times

    More than a third of America's Covid-19 deaths can be traced back to these facilities. Experts suggest several ways to make them safer.
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  • 5 Small steps you can take to protect yourself and your family from COVID-19

    5 Small steps you can take to protect yourself and your family from COVID-19

    4 days ago - By Natural News

    With experts still scrambling to develop a viable cure for the Wuhan coronavirus , different so-called solutions to beat the disease have started cropping up. From vinegar to radiation, professionals have touted a host of products and practices alleged to be effective against COVID-19. With each passing week, there seems to be a new and improved...
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  • First human trial of COVID-19 vaccine finds it is safe and induces rapid immune response

    4 days ago - By ScienceDaily

    A study of 108 adults finds that the vaccine produced neutralizing antibodies and T-cell response against SARS-CoV-2, but further research is needed to confirm whether the vaccine protects against SARS-COV-2 infection.
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  • No evidence of benefit for chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 patients, study finds

    4 days ago - By ScienceDaily

    A new study finds that the use of chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine is linked to increased rates of mortality and heart arrhythmias among hospital patients with COVID-19. The authors suggest that these drug regimens should not be used to treat COVID-19 outside of clinical trials and urgent confirmation from randomised clinical trials is needed.
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  • Subacute Thyroiditis Tied to COVID-19; Dairy and MetSyn Risk

    4 days ago - By MedPageToday

    ]]> - Italian doctors reported the first case of subacute thyroiditis related to COVID-19 in an 18-year-old woman. "Physicians should be alerted about the possibility of this additional clinical manifestation related to COVID-19,...
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  • Clinical distancing of patients with advanced HF, transplant may protect against COVID-19

    4 days ago - By Healio

    One hospital system protected its patients with advanced HF and cardiac transplant from COVID-19 by safely moving them from a central hospital, which was redesigned to care for patients with COVID-19, to a cardiac specialty hospital with no patients with COVID-19, according to a paper published in The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation.
    “It is important to underscore the point that all decisions were patient-centric,” Mary Norine Walsh, MD, MACC, medical director of heart failure and transplantation at St. Vincent Heart Center in Indianapolis and past president of the
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