Study Challenges Idea That Children Are Asymptomatic COVID-19 Spreaders Study Challenges Idea That Children Are Asymptomatic COVID-19 Spreaders

A study from Italy does not support the theory that children are more likely than adults to be asymptomatic carriers of the novel coronavirus.Reuters Health Information
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CONCLUSION Forty-five percent of trauma patients are asymptomatic at the time of SARS-CoV-2 diagnosis. Respiratory symptoms, as well as verbal screening (recent fevers, shortness of breath, cough, international travel, and close contact with known SARS-CoV-2 carriers), are inaccurate in the trauma population. These findings demonstrate the need for comprehensive rapid testing of all trauma patients upon presentation to the trauma bay. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE Diagnostic tests or criteria, level III, Therapeutic/care management, level IV.
Source: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research
BACKGROUND Whole blood is optimal for resuscitation of traumatic hemorrhage. Walking Blood Banks provide fresh whole blood (FWB) where conventional blood components or stored, tested whole blood are not readily available. There is an increasing interest in this as an emergency resilience measure for isolated communities and during crises including the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of the available evidence to inform practice. METHODS Standard systematic review methodology was used to obtain studies that reported the delivery of FWB (PROSPERO registry CRD420191538...
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Younger children are about half as likely as older teenagers and adults to become infected, new studies suggest.
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The worldwide death toll from the coronavirus has eclipsed 1 million
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The worldwide death toll from the coronavirus has eclipsed 1 million
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On a Thursday night in early January, the disease that would become known as COVID-19 claimed its first victim, a 61-year-old man who succumbed to the newly identified coronavirus in the city of Wuhan, in the People’s Republic of China. Nine months later, the pandemic took its millionth life. And while the vagaries of record-keeping mean we may never know who that victim was, the fact remains: COVID has killed a million people. Tens of millions of things undone. Daughters and sons unborn, works of genius uncreated. Pieces of communities — excised. Entire residential complexes filled with older people —...
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Even as coronavirus infections seem to be ebbing in the state, officials warn that transmission rates are creeping up, possibly presaging a surge in cases.
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Introduction: The novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) is the cause of COVID-19, which has had a devastating international impact. Prior reports of testing have reported low sensitivities of nasopharyngeal polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and reports of viral co-infections have varied from 0-20%. Therefore, we sought to determine the accuracy of nasopharyngeal PCR for COVID-19 and rates of viral co-infection.Methods:We conducted a retrospective chart review of all patients who received viral testing between March 1, 2020 –April 28, 2020. Test results of a complete viral pathogen panel and COVID-19 testing were abstracted. ...
Source: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
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