Transition from Room-Temperature to Cold-Stored Platelets for the Preservation of Blood Inventories during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

CONCLUSION: Cold-stored platelet utilization was associated with adequate hemostasis and no overt signal for patient harm. Conversion from room-temperature to cold-stored platelets may be one method of reducing waste in times of scarce blood inventories. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 33029791 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Transfusion - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Transfusion Source Type: research

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AbstractPurpose of ReviewCardiotoxicity by anticancer agents has emerged as a multifaceted issue and is expected to affect both mortality and morbidity. This review summarizes clinical challenges in the management of oncological patients requiring anticoagulants for atrial fibrillation (AF) also considering the current outbreak of the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic, since this infection can add challenges to the management of both conditions. Specifically, the aims are manyfold: (1) describe the evolving use of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) in AF patients with cancer; (2) critically appraise the risk of ...
Source: Current Heart Failure Reports - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
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Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Future of Medicine Healthcare Design Healthcare Policy Portable Medical Diagnostics Robotics Telemedicine & Smartphones digital health Health 2.0 Innovation technology emergency emergency medicin Source Type: blogs
ConclusionsAntiviral therapy in patients with COVID ‐19 with prosthetic heart valves might be an issue responsible for an uncontrolled INR. Liver injury may happen in a minority of patients. Bridging in these patients during the antiviral treatment might be required and because of significant INR fluctuations, it might be safer to prescribe antivir al treatment in an inpatient setting.
Source: Journal of Cardiac Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
Endoscopy 2020; 52: 930-931 DOI: 10.1055/a-1202-1374 Georg Thieme Verlag KG Rüdigerstraße 14, 70469 Stuttgart, GermanyArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Full text
Source: Endoscopy - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Letter to the editor Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe results of this study show that our management protocol based on testing results and hemodynamic stability in patients with ATAAD during the COVID ‐19 pandemic was effective and achieved favorable early surgical outcomes.
Source: Journal of Cardiac Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
AbstractIntroductionBased on current knowledge, the SARS-CoV-2 is transmitted via droplet, aerosols and smear infection. Due to a confirmed high virus load in the upper respiratory tract of COVID-19 patients, there is a potential risk of infection for health care professionals when performing surgical procedures in this area. The aim of this study was the semi-quantitative comparison of ENT-typical interventions in the head and neck area with regard to particle and aerosol generation. These data can potentially contribute to a better risk assessment of aerogenic SARS-CoV-2-transmission caused by medical procedures.Material...
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Key points:COVID-19 is a novel pandemic disease whose pathophysiology and clinical description are still not completely defined.Besides respiratory symptoms, gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms (especially including anorexia, diarrhea, and abdominal pain) represent the commonest clinical manifestations.Emerging data point out that severe SARS-CoV-2 infection causes an immune dysregulation, which in turn may favor other infections.Here we describe a patient with severe COVID-19 pneumonia who developed in the resolving phase abdominal pain associated to cytomegalovirus (CMV)-induced duodenitis with bleeding, and pancreatitis.A hi...
Source: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases - Category: Hematology Authors: Source Type: research
Endoscopy 2020; 52: 816-817 DOI: 10.1055/a-1194-4864 © Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Full text
Source: Endoscopy - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Letter to the editor Source Type: research
ConclusionWe observed an overall low rate of imaging-confirmed hemorrhagic stroke among patients hospitalized with COVID-19. Most hemorrhages in patients with COVID-19 infection occurred in the setting of therapeutic anticoagulation and were associated with increased mortality. Further studies are needed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of therapeutic anticoagulation in patients with COVID-19.
Source: Neurocritical Care - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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