Tag: acute respiratory distress syndrome

How Intranasal COVID Vaccines Could Be ‘Holy Grail’ of Vaccination

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Beyond the obvious advantage for the needle-phobic, the seven intranasal COVID-19...

Long COVID Seen in Patients With Severe and Mild Disease

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. People hospitalized with acute COVID-19 who developed acute severe respiratory distress...

Avoid Excess Oxygen in Mechanically Ventilated Patients?

The respiratory therapists at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, New York, know when Lina Miyakawa, MD, starts a week in the ICU, because she turns down...

T Cells Confer Protection to Three Main SARS-CoV-2 Variants

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Of the 45 noteworthy genetic mutations in three main SARS-CoV-2 variants...

Did CDC’s Misguided Mask Advice Drive Up COVID Death Toll for HCWs?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Since the start of the pandemic, the most terrifying task in...

Natalizumab Postinfusion Reactions Rare; Is Monitoring Necessary?

Reactions to the infusion of natalizumab (Tysabri) for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) are very uncommon, are usually mild, and nearly always occur during,...

Coronavirus ‘Most Likely’ Started in Animals: WHO

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 likely originated in animals and spread...

Kids in ICU for COVID Are Likely to be Older, Black, Have Asthma

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Little has been known about children sick enough with COVID-19 to...

Prolonged Prone-Position Ventilation Feasible in ARDS

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Prolonged prone position ventilation (PPV) was feasible and “relatively safe” in a retrospective single-center study. “Despite compelling evidence supporting the...

New Gains in COVID-19 Science 1 Year Into the Pandemic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. This time last year, hospitals in Wuhan, China, reported the first...

Underestimating the Coronavirus…Until It Was Too Late

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A year ago, while many Americans were finishing their holiday shopping...

Understanding Messenger RNA and Other SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. In mid-November, Pfizer/BioNTech were the first with surprising positive protection interim...

Nebulized Surfactant Shows Promise in Large Cohort

Nebulized delivery of surfactant reduced the need for intubation and liquid surfactant administration by half among newborns with signs of respiratory distress syndrome, according to...

Options and Cautions for Patients with COVID-19

Early on in the COVID-19 pandemic, clinicians intubated many patients with respiratory insufficiency because of concern for aerosolization with other methods. “We were concerned that, if...

Experts Divided on Awake Prone Position for Severe COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Awake proning, or positioning COVID-19 patients on their stomachs to increase...

One in 10 Pregnant Women Test Positive for COVID-19

One of every 10 pregnant or recently pregnant women in hospital was diagnosed with COVID-19, yet up to three-quarters were asymptomatic at the time of...

Unexpected Results in New COVID-19 ‘Cytokine Storm’ Data

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The immune system overactivation known as a “cytokine storm” does not...

Asymptomatic Children May Transmit COVID-19 in Communities

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. About 22% of children with COVID-19 infections were asymptomatic, and 66%...

Coronavirus on Surfaces: What’s the Real Risk?

In March, concerns over the coronavirus surviving on surfaces fueled a disinfectant shopping frenzy that left store shelves bare of hand sanitizer and cleaning wipes. A video...

Evidence for Steroids in Severe COVID-19 Grows Stronger

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Administering steroids to people critically ill with COVID-19 appears beneficial and...

SARS-CoV-2 Appears Unlikely to Pass Through Breast Milk

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Breast milk is an unlikely source of transmission of SARS-CoV-2 from...

FDA Approves Point-of-Care COVID-19 Antigen Test

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved marketing of...

What They Tell Us in the Time of COVID

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. This interview was edited for length and clarity. State and local...

Asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Infections in Kids Tied to Local Rates

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. As communities wrestle with the decision to send children back to...

COVID-19 Autopsies Reveal Ravages of ‘Terrible, Terrible’ Disease

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. “Surprised” at how “terrible” COVID-19 is to the body — that’s...