Worcester Nursing Home Moving Patients Out So Facility Can Become Coronavirus Center

WORCESTER (AP) – Patients are being moved out of a nursing home in Worcester so that the facility can be turned into a treatment and recovery center for COVID-19 patients. The residents of Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center are being moved to other Salmon Health and Retirement facilities. “We’ve made the decision, along with UMass Medical (Center) and the Department of Public Health, and the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, that the best course of action is to create COVID-specific care and treatment centers,” said Matt Salmon, CEO of Salmon Health and Retirement. “I can’t, in my role, think of any other solution that doesn’t put all of our seniors at risk.” For most people, the virus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, or death. The vast majority of people recover. (© Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
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CONCLUSIONS: SARS-Cov-2 has emerged as a worldwide threat, currently affecting 170 countries and territories across the globe. There is still much to be understood regarding SARS-CoV-2 about its virology, epidemiology and clinical management strategies; this knowledge will be essential to both manage the current pandemic and to conceive comprehensive measures to prevent such outbreaks in the future. PMID: 32495923 [PubMed - in process]
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
COVID-19 presents varied clinical features, ranging from asymptomatic to ARDS. The most common symptoms at onset of COVID-19 include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. 2 External 0 0 0 1 false https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html true false%> Yet about 80% of infections are mild (no pneumonia manifestations) or asymptomatic, though still contagious. 2 External 0 0 0 2 false https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/situation-reports/20200319-sitrep-59-covid-19.pdf?sfvrsn=c3dcdef9_2 true false%> If the virus is not causing serious symptoms, people are less likely to r...
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Vidya M Mahalmani, Dhruv Mahendru, Ankita Semwal, Sukhmeet Kaur, Harpinder Kaur, Phulen Sarma, Ajay Prakash, Bikash MedhiIndian Journal of Pharmacology 2020 52(2):117-129 In December 2019, severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2, a novel coronavirus, initiated an outbreak of pneumonia from Wuhan in China, which rapidly spread worldwide. The clinical characteristics of the disease range from asymptomatic cases or mild symptoms, which include nonspecific symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, headache, and nasal congestion to severe cases such as pneumonia, respiratory failure demanding mechanical ventilation t...
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CONCLUSIONS: The manifestations of COVID-19 at presentation were similar to those seen in other reports. Our population was older, slightly overrepresented by women and had a high level of co-morbidity. COVID-19 admittance was associated with frequent need of intensive care and mechanical ventilation that was associated with a very high mortality. FUNDING: none. TRIAL REGISTRATION: not relevant. PMID: 32448405 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A 50 year-old man with controlled hypertension and type II diabetes presented after one week of dyspnea and cough with a blood O2 saturation of 90%. A Reverse Transcriptase-Polymerase Chain Reaction assay on a nasopharyngeal swab specimen confirmed severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, and a diagnosis of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pneumonia. On initial neurologic examination, the patient was alert and fully oriented with fluent speech and no focal deficits. On the second hospital day and while on 2L of supplemental O2 through nasal cannula, blood O2 saturation dropped to 70% and he was intubated.
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AbstractThe COVID-19 pandemic is highly challenging for the operating room staff and healthcare workers in emergency departments. SARS-CoV-2 is a positive-sense single-stranded RNA beta-coronavirus that primarily targets the human respiratory system, with fever, cough, myalgia, and pneumonia as the most common manifestations. However, since SARS-CoV-2 RNA was detected in stool specimens much more attention has been paid to gastrointestinal symptoms such as loss of appetite, nausea, and diarrhea. Furthermore, the expression of ACE-2 receptors in absorptive enterocytes from ileum and colon suggests that these organs should a...
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ConclusionsMost of the pregnant COVID ‐19 positive patients had a favorable clinical course. However, one‐third of them developed pneumonia, of whom 5% presented a critical clinical status. CRP and D‐dimer levels positively correlated with severe pneumonia and the neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio decreased as the patients improved clin ically. Seventy‐eight percent of patients had a vaginal delivery. No vertical or horizontal transmissions were diagnosed in the neonates during labor or breastfeeding.
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The main symptoms of coronavirus disease 2019 pneumonia, including fever and cough, were less common in patients on hemodialysis. Patients on hemodialysis with coronavirus disease 2019 were at higher risk of death. PMID: 32444393 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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ConclusionsMost of the pregnant COVID ‐19 positive patients had a favorable clinical course. However, one‐third of them developed pneumonia, of whom 5% presented a critical clinical status. CRP and D‐dimer levels positively correlated with severe pneumonia and the neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio decreased as the patients improved clin ically. Seventy‐eight percent of patients had a vaginal delivery. No vertical or horizontal transmissions were diagnosed in the neonates during labor or breastfeeding.
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research
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