Tag: 2019-nCoV

COMMENTARY: Prioritizing Ambulatory Gynecology Care During COVID-19: The Latest Guidance

  What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 08, 2020 — What exactly constitutes appropriate ambulatory gynecology during this time...

Defer Nonurgent Skin Cancer Care During Pandemic

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, defer therapeutic lymphadenectomy for stage III melanoma and opt instead for treatment with checkpoint or BRAF/MEK inhibitors, except when metastatic nodes are threatening...

First Case of COVID-19 Presenting as Guillain-Barré Reported

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Physicians in China are reporting what they believe is the first...

U.N. Agency Says Coronavirus Emergency Could Trump Some Patent Rights

GENEVA (Reuters) – Discussions are under way on enabling wider access to some patented drugs and medical supplies during the coronavirus pandemic, the head of...

Lockdown Easing, Wuhan Residents Fret Over Future

WUHAN, China (Reuters) – Li Xiaoli has been hard at work in recent days at the car dealership she owns in Wuhan, making sure she...

Italian Doctors Denounce Failings in Lombardy Coronavirus Response

ROME (Reuters) – Doctors in Lombardy, the Italian region hardest hit by the coronavirus epidemic, have criticized local officials for their handling of the crisis...

Ethiopia Taps Army of Women Health Workers to Fight Coronavirus

ADDIS ABABA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Masks and hand washing may help stem the coronavirus outbreak but in Ethiopia health officials are busy deploying another...

Trials Testing BCG Vaccine Against COVID-19

(Reuters Health) – Clinical trials getting underway in Australia and Europe are testing the effectiveness of BCG vaccination for reducing the prevalence and severity of...

See Acute Hepatitis? Consider COVID-19, NY Case Suggests

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A woman presented to the emergency department with high liver enzyme...

COVID-19 Ventilation Clinical Practice Guidelines (2020)

  What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 07, 2020 — Ventilation clinical practice guidelines in adults with COVID-19 were released...

Facing the Prospect of Dying Alone

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 07, 2020 — This is the week. As of yesterday, Monday, April 6, Rhode Island...

Hydroxychloroquine ‘Concerns,’ Financial Aid Request

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think...

Potential COVID-19 Plateau Seen in NY and NJ

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. State officials have noted a potential leveling-off of COVID-19 cases in...

Procedures in Known/Suspected COVID-19 Guidelines (2020)

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 07, 2020 —The guidelines on performing procedures in patients with known or suspected COVID-19 were...

Coronavirus Takes Deadly Toll on Canada’s Nursing Homes

TORONTO/MONTREAL (Reuters) – With deaths in nursing homes making up almost half of Canada’s coronavirus deaths, provinces are taking control of their workforces, boosting care...

COVID-19–Related Airway Management Clinical Practice Guidelines (SIAARTI/EAMS, 2020)

It is advisable to perform neuromuscular monitoring. Employment of a videolaryngoscope, ideally disposable but with a separate screen to minimize patient contact, is strongly...

U.S. Docs Share Clinical Strategies

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Over 7 days, Leora Horwitz, MD, admitted 58 patients for COVID rule-out—50...

US Appeals Court Allows Abortion Curbs in Texas During Coronavirus

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday ruled that Texas can enforce limits on the ability of women to obtain abortions as part...

Insomnia — The Mark of Medical Practice

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 07, 2020 — I’ve never been a deep sleeper, typically waking at 4 or 5...

Lessons From the HIV Epidemic for the COVID-19 Pandemic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. From a mostly quiet hospital, Karen Joynt-Maddox, MD, from Washington University...

Parasite Drug Shows Early Promise Against COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. An inexpensive drug used to treat parasitic infections killed the coronavirus that causes...

US Hospitals Facing Severe Challenges From COVID-19, HHS Report Says

As one administrator explained to OIG, “Sitting with 60 patients with presumed positives in our hospital isn’t healthy for anybody.” Delayed test results also...

Fears and Frustrations in the Healthcare Community

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 07, 2020 — The healthcare field is filled with many bright, compassionate souls. But...

Northern Irish Women Told to Sail to England for Abortions Despite Pandemic

BELFAST (Reuters) – Northern Irish women seeking an abortion have been told they must take an 8-hour ferry to England despite the lockdown, as the...

Nephrologists on Lessons Learned With Kidney Disease in COVID-19

As rates of new cases of COVID-19 show some encouraging signs of slowing in the hardest-hit countries of Spain and Italy, nephrologists in those and...