Positive tracheal SARS-CoV-2 RNA test after three negative SARS-CoV-2 RNA tests in a patient with COVID-19

Source: Canadian Journal of Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

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Conclusions: Early results of universal preoperative screening for COVID-19 demonstrates a low incidence and high rate of asymptomatic patients. Health care professionals, especially those at higher risk for the virus, should be aware of the challenges related to screening based solely on symptoms or travel history and consider universal screening for patients undergoing elective surgery. Level of Evidence: Level II.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Infection Source Type: research
ConclusionsAs an extraordinary and uncertain event, the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic helped consolidate a volunteer-based and collaborative panel of SAMeR experts who developed the COVID-19 Risk Assessment and Safety Management Operational Guidelines as a new and readily available tool for physicians, patients, and gamete banks care. Their implementation has provided specific guidelines to minimize risk for professionals in ART clinics, as well as guaranteeing patient safety.
Source: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Drilling and microdebrider use during endonasal surgery in a standard operating room is associated with a significant increase in airborne particle concentrations. Fortunately, this increase in aerosol concentration is localized to the area of the operating surgeon, with no detectable increase in aerosol particles at other OR positions. PMID: 33012174 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Am J Rhinol Allergy Source Type: research
Severe respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) is responsible for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) that may lead to acute respiratory failure. In its most severe manifestation including refractory hypoxemia and/or hypercapnia, it can require escalation to extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Rates of thromboembolic complications are elevated in COVID-19 patients despite deployment of thromboprophylaxis.1 Amongst the sickest COVID-19 patients requiring ECMO, much less is known regarding hemostatic derangements as well as the resulting risk profile for the development of both thromboembolic as and hemorrhagic complications.
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
Digital media&downloads Pain Relief Caused by SARS-CoV-2 Infection May Help Explain COVID-19 Spread New research shows SARS-CoV-2 promotes pain relief when it infects cells through a common protein receptor, neuropilin-1. The finding gives scientists a novel target for non-opioid pain therapeutics, while also offering an explanation for the unrelenting spread of COVID-19. Stacy Pigott Today University of Arizona Health SciencesKhanna_Raj_klh3067.jpg Doctoral student Lisa Boinon prepares buffers while Rajesh Khanna looks on. (Photo: Kris Hanning/University of Arizona Health Sciences)HealthCollege of Medicine - Tuc...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Source Type: research
This article describes how an anesthesiology department at a large urban academic hospital rapidly adapted and deployed to meet the threat head-on. Topics included are preparatory efforts, devel opment of a team-based staffing model, and a new strategy for resource management. While still maintaining a fully functioning operating theater, discrete teams were deployed to both COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 intensive care units, rapid response/airway management team, the difficult airway response team, and labor and delivery. Additional topics include the creation of a temporary ‘pop-up’ anesthesiology-run COVID-19 in...
Source: Journal of Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Kirubanand Senniappan, Salome Jeyabalan, Pradeep Rangappa, Muralidhar KanchiIndian Journal of Anaesthesia 2020 64(10):835-841 The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a pandemic caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV2). Although 85% of infected patients remain asymptomatic, 5% show severe symptoms such as hypoxaemic respiratory failure and multiple end organ dysfunction (MODS) requiring intensive care unit (ICU) admission with a mortality rate of about 2.8%. Since a definitive treatment is yet to be identified, preventive and supportive strategies remain the mainstay of managemen...
Source: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionTopical lignocaine, while improving the comfort of the procedure of oropharyngeal  sampling for patient did not alter the SARS-CoV-2 viral load that was detected in nasal and oropharyngeal samples taken together.
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Kirubanand Senniappan, Salome Jeyabalan, Pradeep Rangappa, Muralidhar KanchiIndian Journal of Anaesthesia 2020 64(10):835-841 The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a pandemic caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV2). Although 85% of infected patients remain asymptomatic, 5% show severe symptoms such as hypoxaemic respiratory failure and multiple end organ dysfunction (MODS) requiring intensive care unit (ICU) admission with a mortality rate of about 2.8%. Since a definitive treatment is yet to be identified, preventive and supportive strategies remain the mainstay of managemen...
Source: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
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