Tag: polymerase chain reaction

COVID-19 Infection Conveys Imperfect Immunity in Young Adults

Do your patients think that getting COVID-19 is fully protective against subsequent reinfection? Tell it to the Marines. A study of U.S. Marine recruits on...

Rapid COVID Tests Are Coming to Stores Near You

  Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Scientists and lawmakers agree that over-the-counter covid tests could allow...

Convenience, Cost, and Some Caveats

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. At-home testing for COVID-19 features great convenience, but pathology experts caution...

More Than One Third of COVID-19 Infections Are Asymptomatic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A systematic review suggests at least one third of SARS-CoV-2 infections...

Colchicine Reduces Complications in Outpatient COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The oral, anti-inflammatory drug colchicine can prevent complications and hospitalizations in...

Scant Risk for SARS-CoV-2 From Hospital Air

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Everywhere they look within hospitals, researchers find RNA from SARS-CoV-2 in...

After COVID Infection, Antibodies Highly Protective for Months

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. After infection with SARS-CoV-2, antibodies protect most healthcare workers from reinfection...

How COVID-19 Highlights the Uncertainty of Medical Testing

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Dr. Jacqueline Chu considered the man with a negative coronavirus test on the...

Are We Close to Predicting Treatment-Free Remission in CML?

A recent study in the British Journal of Haematology by Irani and colleagues suggests that an effector-suppressor score, which is calculated using absolute natural killer (NK) cell,...

Rapid Testing Is Less Accurate Than the Government Wants to Admit

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Trump No Longer Infectious, His Doctor Says

President Donald Trump is “no longer considered a transmission risk to others” for the coronavirus, according to a memo from his doctor released on Saturday...

Pre-TAVR Double BASILICA Can Spell Double Trouble

New registry data highlight the ability of the BASILICA technique to reduce coronary obstruction after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) but also raise concerns when...

PCI Comes Up Short for Most, but Not All Multivessel CTOs

Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is associated with greater risks for long-term adverse cardiovascular events than surgery in patients with chronic total occlusion (CTO) and multivessel...

COVID-19 Test Results: Don’t Discount Clinical Intuition

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Recently, a patient arrived at the UC San Diego Health medical...

The Takeaways From Seroprevalence Surveys

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MAY 04, 2020 — Medscape has asked top experts to weigh in on the most pressing...

Yale Health System Keeps Updating Its COVID-19 Treatment Protocol

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. Hydroxychloroquine is currently first-line, and tocilizumab second-line, for people hospitalized with...