Tag: respiration

Ravages of COVID Surge Evident Inside Missouri Hospital

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Billie Barker with her son Brody, 6, uses her cellphone to...

Short-Acting Beta Agonist Overuse ‘a Global Public Health Issue’

About one third of asthma patients have high use of short-acting beta agonists (SABAs) in Europe across all severity levels, said Santiago Quirce, MD, PhD,...

Standard Medical Mask Can Protect Wearer from Aerosols

A standard medical face mask is more effective at preventing the wearer from inhaling aerosols without causing substantial breathing resistance than various cloth, medical, or...

Focus on Effective Chest Pumps, Shocks

The keys to effective resuscitation in the hospital setting include effective compression and early defibrillation, a hospitalist told colleagues. She also urged them to consider...

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...

Methylene Chloride-Related Fatalities Persist in US

(Reuters Health) – Occupational safety standards and warning labels on methylene chloride haven’t entirely eliminated fatalities from exposure to this widely used halogenated organic solvent,...

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...

Vaccines Help Some COVID Long Haulers

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. An estimated 10% to 30% of people who get covid-19 suffer...

Time to Move Away From Using Decontaminated Respirators

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

Masks Don’t Affect Oxygen Saturation in People With Asthma

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Wearing a mask to protect against transmission of COVID-19 does not...

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...

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...

Virus ‘Endemic,’ Expect More Variants, Vaccine Tweaks

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. After a new, potentially more easily transmissible genetic variant of SARS-CoV-2...

COVID-19 Survivor Writes Thank-You Note to 116 Medical Workers

A New Yorker who spent a month in a coma with COVID-19 has written a thank-you note to 116 health care workers who helped him...

PPE Shortage Crisis Continues at Most Hospitals, Survey Shows

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A majority of hospitals and healthcare facilities surveyed report operating according...

FDA Says It Won’t Object to Dry Heat Use on N95 Respirators

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says it will not...

Children With Exercise-Induced Respiratory Symptoms May Get Conflicting Diagnoses

(Reuters Health) – Children referred to outpatient clinics for exercise-induced respiratory symptoms often get a diagnosis that differs from the one they received from their...

Coughs Can Send Coronavirus Farther Than 6 Feet

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Droplets from a cough may travel farther than 6 feet and...

US Scientists Scan the Menagerie for COVID

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. In April, a 4-year-old Malayan tiger at the Bronx Zoo tested...

No One Tells Patients Their COVID Hospital Bills Are Covered

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. When Angela Settles’ husband, Darius, got sick with COVID-19, he was...

Healthcare Workers Ask OSHA for More Oversight on COVID-19 Safety

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Last spring, when Cliff Willmeng, RN, was working at United Hospital...

FDA Warns Mask Decontamination Company for Skirting Safety Rules

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 warned mask decontamination...

CDC Flips, Acknowledges Aerosol Spread of COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) acknowledged today in...

Breathing Enriched Oxygen May Improve Major Depression

Breathing enriched oxygen on a nightly basis may lead to clinically meaningful symptomatic improvement in mild to moderate major depression, new research suggests. Dr R....

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...