Tag: 2019 Novel Coronavirus

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...

First Report of MM Patient Treated for COVID-19 With Tocilizumab

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Recent research has shown that severe cases of COVID-19 show an...

Guidelines for Radiotherapy in Prostate Cancer During COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A team of radiation oncologists has devised recommendations and a framework...

Weight Loss Intervention Fails in Endometrial Cancer Survivors

Almost half of obese endometrial cancer survivors in a recent study gained weight during 12 months of follow-up, whether or not they participated in a...

Are Acute Stroke Patients Avoiding Emergency Care?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Neurologists across the country are reporting a substantial drop in the...

Treating Lung Cancer in COVID-19 Times: Update From ESMO

Lung cancer experts in Europe issued highly considered recommendations for the management of lung cancer during the COVID-19 crisis, the main intention of which is...

CMS Finalizes 2021 Rate Increases for Medicare Advantage

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Tuesday that it will raise per-capita payments to Medicare Advantage (MA) plans by 1.66% in 2021....

COMMENTARY: Don’t Endanger Your Patients: Stop Allergy Immunotherapy Now

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 06, 2020 — Here in New York City, the US center of the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Noninvasive Ventilation Support, ‘Terrified’ in ICU

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...

Brutal’ Plan to Restrict Palliative Radiation During Pandemic

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 06, 2020 — A major comprehensive cancer center at the epicenter of the New York...

Nearly 24 Tests for Novel Coronavirus Are Available

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The Food and Drug Administration has approved nearly two dozen tests for...