Getting Ready to Confront the Unthinkable
by Arthur Caplan, Ph.D. Rationing has always been present in the American health care system. Some poor individuals have not had access to certain treatments due to a lack of health insurance or hospitals not willing to accept them if they cannot pay. And those in the transplant field have had to contend for decades with a shortage of organs forcing organized rationing in which many more die than benefit from access to a life-saving liver, heart or lung. Emergency medicine personnel in big hospitals drill frequently on how to triage after a terrorist attack, a huge chemical plant explosion, an earthquake or other disaster. …
Publication date: Available online 2 June 2020Source: Life SciencesAuthor(s): Fereshteh Yazdanpanah, Michael R. Hamblin, Nima Rezaei
Publication date: 1 September 2020Source: Life Sciences, Volume 256Author(s): Fedor Simko, Russel J. Reiter
Authors: Frost DW, Shah R, Melvin L, Galán de Juana M, MacMillan TE, Abdelhalim T, Lai A, Rawal S, Cavalcanti RB PMID: 32493744 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Mishra S, Kwong JC, Chan AK, Baral SD PMID: 32493741 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Liu W, Zhou P, Chen K, Ye Z, Liu F, Li X, He N, Wu Z, Zhang Q, Gong X, Tang Q, Du X, Ying Y, Xu X, Zhang Y, Liu J, Li Y, Shen N, Couban RJ, Ibrahim QI, Guyatt G, Zhai S Abstract BACKGROUND: Antiviral medications are being given empirically to some patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). To support the development of a COVID-19 management guideline, we conducted a systematic review that addressed the benefits and harms of 7 antiviral treatments for COVID-19. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, Embase, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), PubMed and 3 Chinese databases (CNKI, WA...
Publication date: Available online 4 June 2020Source: Polymer Degradation and StabilityAuthor(s): Mathew Celina, Estevan Martinez, Michael A. Omana, Andres Sanchez, Dora Wiemann, Matthew Tezak, Tim R. Dargaville
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A top US health official cautioned on Thursday that protests sweeping across the country could increase the spread of the novel coronavirus, particularly in cities that have struggled to control the outbreak, and that participants should"highly consider" getting tested.Reuters Health Information
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