Tag: mechanical ventilation

Untreatable, Drug-Resistant Fungus Found in Texas and DC

The CDC has reported two clusters of Candida auris infections resistant to all anti-fungal medications in long-term care facilities in 2021. Because these pan-resistant infections...

Arthritis Drug Tocilizumab Gets FDA EUA for Severe COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an emergency use...

Hospitalization Not Rare for Children With COVID, Study Says

UPDATED June 7, 2021 — This story has been corrected to clarify that the patient sample study reflects only those children who presented to an...

Schools Requiring Masks Had Lower Infection Rates

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. As face mask rules are loosened across the nation, a new...

COVID Outcomes Similar With ECMO or Mechanical Ventilation

Severely ill COVID-19 patients treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) had similar survival to hospital discharge and long-term outcomes as survivors treated with mechanical ventilation...

10 Reasons Airborne Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 Appears Airtight

Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. The scientific evidence for airborne transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus from different researchers...

Delay Surgery by 7 Weeks After COVID Diagnosis, Study Shows

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Seven weeks appears to be the ideal amount of time to...

CDC Data Strengthens Link Between Obesity and Severe COVID

Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Officials have previously linked being overweight or obese to a greater risk for more...

COVID-19 Vaccination Linked to Less Mechanical Ventilation

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Immunization of people 70 and older with the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine...

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...

Full-Dose Anticoagulation Reduces Need for Life Support in COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Full-dose anticoagulation was superior to low, prophylactic doses in reducing the...

Baricitinib Combo for COVID-19 Accelerates Recovery, Study Shows

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Among people hospitalized with COVID-19, a combination of baricitinib and remdesivir...

COVID-19 Risks in Rheumatic Disease Remain Unclear

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Among people with COVID-19, those with systemic autoimmune rheumatic diseases had...

Potentially Practice-Changing Bacterial Therapy Trials Analyzed

A new formulation of an existing antibacterial agent and a potential therapeutic approach to a challenging clinical problem were the focus of a session on...

FDA Approves Remdesivir, First Treatment for COVID-19

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

Remdesivir Does Not Reduce COVID-19 Mortality, Study Says

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A large study sponsored by the World Health Organization found that...

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...

The List of Retracted COVID-19 Papers Is up to 33

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. To the list of COVID-19 papers that have been retracted so...

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...

Drug Combo Slows Functional Decline in ALS

Treatment with a fixed-dose combination of sodium phenylbutyrate and taurursodiol (AMX0035, Amylyx Pharmaceuticals) slows the rate of decline in physical function in patients with amyotrophic...

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...

High Mortality Rates Reported in Large COVID-19 Study

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Factors including older age and certain comorbidities have been linked to...

COVID Patients Survive Ventilator, But Linger in a Coma

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Leslie Cutitta said yes, twice, when clinicians from Massachusetts General Hospital...

HFNC More Comfortable for Posthypercapnic Patients With COPD

Following invasive ventilation for severe hypercapnic respiratory failure, patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease had similar levels of treatment failure if they received high-flow nasal...