Testing For COVID-19 In All Patients With Unexplained Pneumonia Is Probably Not Cost-Effective

At this point, is more widespread testing of all patients with unexplained pneumonia (even those who haven ’t been to China) warranted from a societal cost-effectiveness perspective? It’s a question that needs to be asked.
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Publication date: Available online 3 April 2020Source: Autoimmunity ReviewsAuthor(s): Dennis McGonagle, Kassem Sharif, Anthony O'Regan, Charlie Bridgewood
Source: Autoimmunity Reviews - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 3 April 2020Source: Autoimmunity ReviewsAuthor(s): Felice Rivellese, Edoardo Prediletto
Source: Autoimmunity Reviews - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: different predictors were identified to ECMO complications. The knowledge of these predictors enables the individualized targeting of preventive interventions by multidisciplinary team for modifiable factors, as well as intensification of monitoring for early recognition of non-modifiable factors. PMID: 32236371 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Rev Bras Enferm Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The prodromal symptoms of COVID-19 were mild and most patients did not have limitations of daily activity. Viral shedding from URT was high from the prodromal phase. Radiological pneumonia was common from the early days of illness, but it was frequently not evident in simple CXR. These findings could be plausible explanations for the easy and rapid spread of SARS-CoV-2 in the community. PMID: 32242348 [PubMed - in process]
Source: J Korean Med Sci - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 3 April 2020Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and InfectionAuthor(s): Chien-Yu Cheng, Yu-Lin Lee, Cheng-Pin Chen, Yi-Chun Lin, Chun-Eng Liu, Chia-hung Liao, Shu-Hsing Cheng
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
An ER doctor criticizes Gov. Newsom for deeming the marijuana business essential amid a pandemic that causes deadly pneumonia.
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Abstract In Brazil, rabies occurs mainly within an urban cycle, in which dogs and bats are reservoirs. This paper aims to report the occurrence of rabies in Callithrix sp. in Niter ói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In June 2019 a hybrid specimen was referred for diagnosis. The Direct Fluorescent Antibody, Mouse Inoculation, and Polymerase Chain Reaction tests were positive. A phylogenetic analysis was compatible with antigenic variant 3, characteristic of Desmodus rotundus. New stu dies should be undertaken to elucidate the real role of callitrichids in the urban rabies cycle.
Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical - Category: Tropical Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: Bastida C, Soy D, Torres A Abstract Introduction: Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, and its prevalence continues to increase. Despite the efficacy of antimicrobials, their safety and tolerability remain topics of interest and concern for clinicians and patients alike.Areas covered: This review outlines the main antimicrobial classes recommended for the empirical treatment of CAP in current guidelines, together with a potential new class. Each pharmacological group underwent a safety evaluation based on all available data about drug-related toxicitie...
Source: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Expert Opin Drug Saf Source Type: research
AbstractIn this Commentary, we would like to comment on the article titled “A rapid advice guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infected pneumonia (standard version)” as a featured article inMilitary Medical Research. In the guideline, except for “confirmed cases”, “suspected cases”, “close contact” and “suspicious exposure” were defined by clinical perspective based on epidemiological risk, clinical symptoms and auxiliary examination. Combined with our experience, we introduced a simple scoring proposal additionally base...
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Authors: Saghazadeh A, Rezaei N Abstract Introduction: At the end of 2019, Wuhan, a city in China with a population of about 11 million, witnessed the outbreak of unusual pneumonia. As of March 29, 2020, the disease has spread to more 199 countries and territories worldwide. The 2019 novel coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, is known as the probable causative agent of the illness.Areas covered: Here, the epidemiological dynamics of the disease that stand in close relation to distinct immunogenetic characters of the pathogen are discussed, to understand the ability and inability of the immune system in combatting the 2019-nCoV ...
Source: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Expert Rev Clin Immunol Source Type: research
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