Tag: epidemic

A Better Way to Prioritize Essential Care During COVID-19

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 15, 2020 — The COVID-19 epidemic has put unprecedented strain on the US healthcare system....

COVID-19 Pandemic Spells Trouble for Children’s Health

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 15, 2020 — Although priority number one lies in controlling the spread of COVID-19, public...

First Data Confirm Neurologic Symptoms Common

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. COVID-19 is strongly associated with neurologic manifestations, including acute cerebrovascular diseases,...

We Still Don’t Know How Many People Are in the Hospital With COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Late last month, Vice President Mike Pence sent a letter to...

NYC Hospitals Require In-Person Presence for Telehealth Work

A social worker in New York City was home, caring for his sick son, when the hospital at which he works ordered him to report...

Hydroxychloroquine ‘Concerns,’ Financial Aid Request

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 08, 2020 — Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think you...

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...

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...

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...

US Influenza Activity Dropping, but Hospitalizations Up, CDC Says

Influenza activity is decreasing in the United States, but hospitalization rates rose slightly, according to an April 3 report from the Centers for Disease Control...

Inside a COVID-19 ICU: ‘I’m Terrified’

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Nothing in her nearly 30-year nursing career prepared Gina for what...

More Will Die, First Antibody Test Authorized

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...

Hard Truths From Infectious Disease Specialists

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. We should expect more deaths from COVID-19 than previously predicted, leaders...

Advice for Lessening Your Pandemic Anxiety

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 31, 2020 — The COVID-19 pandemic is an experience that is unprecedented in our lifetime....

Opioid Epidemic Continues to Wreak Havoc Among Young Children

Children younger than 6 years are exposed to fewer prescription narcotics now than they were in 2010, but the opioid epidemic continues to wreak havoc...

No Staff COVID-19 Diagnoses After Plan at Chinese Cancer Center

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. No staff members or patients were diagnosed with COVID-19 after “strict protective...

‘We Are Close to Catastrophe’

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. They were prepared, having reorganized the departments, studied the curves, and...

More Than 60 Doctors in Italy Have Died in COVID-19 Pandemic

In addition, “all patients should undergo lung CT examination to evaluate for imaging features typical of COVID-19…. Chest X-ray is not recommended because of a...

More Hydroxychloroquine Data From France

I agree with this argument when it comes to patients presenting with risk factors or who are starting to develop pneumonia. But I don’t...

How Scientists Predict How Many People Will Get COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. Projections of the number of people the novel coronavirus could infect,...

Universal Mask Usage, Death Projections

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...