PA Defends Against License Suspension for COVID Treatment PA Defends Against License Suspension for COVID Treatment
Physician assistant responds to allegations that he prescribed ivermectin, among other unorthodox cures for the deadly virus, and thanks supporters for raising more than $59,000 for his legal fees.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 19, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Bloodstream Infection Risk in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients Bloodstream Infection Risk in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients
Are COVID-19 inpatients at a greater risk for developing hospital-acquired bloodstream infections?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 19, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Difficult Airway Management in Adult COVID-19 Patients Difficult Airway Management in Adult COVID-19 Patients
The Society for Airway Management gives guidance for optimizing successful management of the difficult airway in adults with COVID-19, while minimizing the risk of clinician exposure.Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 19, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Waivers Mitigated COVID-19 Bills for Hospital Services Waivers Mitigated COVID-19 Bills for Hospital Services
Many hospitalized COVID-19 patients were billed for professional and ancillary services, suggesting limits of insurance waivers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 18, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Mortality in 2nd Wave Higher With ECMO for COVID-ARDS Mortality in 2nd Wave Higher With ECMO for COVID-ARDS
Changes in pre-ECMO therapy between the first and second waves of COVID-19 or greater disease severity among patients on ECMO may explain the differences in outcomes, critical care specialists said.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 18, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Kids Still Testing Positive for COVID-19 at High Rates Kids Still Testing Positive for COVID-19 at High Rates
An alarming number of children are still testing positive for the coronavirus.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 12, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Dr. Phil Provides Actionable Steps to Help Maximize Mental Health Dr. Phil Provides Actionable Steps to Help Maximize Mental Health
WebMD's Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, speaks with Dr. Phil McGraw, a mental health expert and talk show host, about the impact of the pandemic on mental health as well as actionable steps we can take to help maximize our well-being.WebMD (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 11, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases Expert Interview Source Type: news

Minnesota Health Leaders Warn of Strain on Caregivers, Kids Minnesota Health Leaders Warn of Strain on Caregivers, Kids
Minnesota health leaders have warned that the fourth wave of the pandemic is putting a heavy strain on hospitals and healthcare workers statewide as COVID-19 burns through the unvaccinated population.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 8, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Florida to Dock School District Salaries for Requiring Masks Florida to Dock School District Salaries for Requiring Masks
The Florida State Board of Education has approved plans to deduct an amount equal to a month's pay from school board members in eight counties, including in some of the state's biggest cities.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 8, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Four People With Cough and Dyspnea After Attending a Baseball Game Four People With Cough and Dyspnea After Attending a Baseball Game
Four patients present to an emergency department with cough, dyspnea, fever, and other symptoms on the same afternoon. What's your diagnosis?CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 7, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases Case Challenge Source Type: news

How One District's First 4 Weeks of School Went Bad How One District's First 4 Weeks of School Went Bad
In their own words, parents, faculty, and a student chronicle the beginning of the school year in Georgia's Cobb County, where leadership loosened COVID-19 protocols and a wave of children were infected.ProPublica (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 6, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

A Few Skeptical US  Hospital Workers Choose Dismissal Over Vaccine A Few Skeptical US  Hospital Workers Choose Dismissal Over Vaccine
Jennifer Bridges loved her job as a nurse at Houston Methodist Hospital, where she worked for 8 years, but she chose to get fired rather than inoculated against COVID-19.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 5, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Fauci:'Too Soon to Tell' on Major Holiday Gatherings Fauci:'Too Soon to Tell' on Major Holiday Gatherings
Fauci noted that it's"just too soon to tell" whether people should avoid holiday gatherings for a second year.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 4, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

How Machines Bring Humanity Back to Medicine How Machines Bring Humanity Back to Medicine
Dr Eric Topol explores the next 20 years of progress in artificial intelligence with expert Kai-Fu Lee.Medscape (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 4, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Internal Medicine Expert Interview Source Type: news

More Airlines Require Employees to Get Vaccinated More Airlines Require Employees to Get Vaccinated
The airlines are classified as government contractors with the Department of Defense. They fall under the Biden administration's vaccine mandate for federal workers.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 4, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

EU Finds J & J COVID Shot Possibly Linked to Another Rare Clotting Condition EU Finds J & J COVID Shot Possibly Linked to Another Rare Clotting Condition
The European Union's drug regulator on Friday identified a possible link between rare cases of venous thromboembolism with Johnson& Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine and recommended the condition be listed as a side effect of the shot.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 4, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

US Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh Tests Positive for COVID-19 US Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh Tests Positive for COVID-19
Kavanaugh has tested positive for COVID-19, but has no symptoms, according to a court statement that said he would miss Friday's investiture ceremony for Justice Amy Coney Barrett.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 1, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Why This Round of COVID Feels Worse Why This Round of COVID Feels Worse
More than ever, the recent round of COVID surge is testing all members of the healthcare team. Will we be able to return to our best selves when it's over?Medscape Hospital Medicine (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 1, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Hospital Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

COVID-19, QoC, and Outcomes of Acute Stroke Hospitalizations COVID-19, QoC, and Outcomes of Acute Stroke Hospitalizations
Was adherence to stroke quality of care negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic?Preventing Chronic Disease (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 1, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Why We Are Developing a Patent-Free COVID Antiviral Therapy Why We Are Developing a Patent-Free COVID Antiviral Therapy
During global health crises such as pandemics, drug discovery should be publicly funded and open, with no research secrets locked away.Knowable Magazine (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 29, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Effects of Cigarette Smoke and COPD on SARS-CoV-2 Infection Effects of Cigarette Smoke and COPD on SARS-CoV-2 Infection
A new study examines the potential effects of cigarette smoke and COPD on SARS-CoV-2 infection and severity.BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 29, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Routine PVC Replacement May Protect Against Bloodstream Infections Routine PVC Replacement May Protect Against Bloodstream Infections
Replacing PVCs only when clinically required may increase the risk of PVC-related bloodstream infections compared with routine PVC replacement, according to a large observational study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 27, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

These Schools Use Weekly Testing to Keep Kids in Class These Schools Use Weekly Testing to Keep Kids in Class
COVID outbreaks have shuttered classrooms across the US, affecting tens of thousands of students. To avoid the same fate, some school districts are tapping federal dollars to set up testing programs.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 27, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

CDC Director Expands Boosters, Urges Unvaccinated to Get Shots CDC Director Expands Boosters, Urges Unvaccinated to Get Shots
Unless the unvaccinated get their shots, the extra protection will not be enough, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, said at a Friday briefing.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 24, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Malpractice Claims During COVID-19: More Questions Than Answers Malpractice Claims During COVID-19: More Questions Than Answers
Although healthcare practitioners are protected from medical liability during the pandemic, malpractice claims may still be brought against them.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 24, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Are Biosimilar Drugs Similar Enough to Switch From Biologics? Are Biosimilar Drugs Similar Enough to Switch From Biologics?
The US Food and Drug Administration says biosimilars are as safe and effective as the biologics, and doctors agree ― but they are cautious about changing the treatment regimen of patients doing well.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 23, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Creates Dire US Shortage of Teachers, School Staff COVID-19 Creates Dire US Shortage of Teachers, School Staff
Now that schools have welcomed students back to classrooms, they face a new challenge: a shortage of teachers and staff the likes of which some districts say they have never seen.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 22, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Cases Projected to Decline Steadily Through March COVID-19 Cases Projected to Decline Steadily Through March
If current trends hold steady, cases and deaths could fall for the next several months, avoiding a winter surge. Infections are projected to drop to around 9000 cases per day by March.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 22, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Jackson Released From Chicago Facility After COVID Recovery Jackson Released From Chicago Facility After COVID Recovery
The Rev. Jesse Jackson was released Wednesday from a Chicago facility a month after he was hospitalized for a breakthrough COVID-19 infection and intensive physical therapy for Parkinson's disease.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 22, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Doctors Should Avoid Being Bullied Into Giving Ivermectin Doctors Should Avoid Being Bullied Into Giving Ivermectin
Bioethicist Art Caplan warns against using ivermectin as a COVID-19 treatment and urges doctors to refuse to prescribe it if patients demand it.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 22, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

How to Spot COVID-19 Misinformation How to Spot COVID-19 Misinformation
WebMD's Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, speaks with Andrew Ordon, MD, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon& Host,'The Doctors', about the surge of COVID-19 misinformation and how you can help stop it from spreading.WebMD (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 22, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases Expert Interview Source Type: news

COVID-Detecting Dogs Pilot First Airport Program COVID-Detecting Dogs Pilot First Airport Program
These good girls are very good at what they do, which is detecting the scent of COVID-19 in human breath.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 20, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Alabama's Deaths Outpace Births for First Time in History Alabama's Deaths Outpace Births for First Time in History
For the first time in Alabama's known history, the state's deaths have outpaced its births -- a bleak consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 20, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Can Cancer Drugs Help Fight COVID-19? Can Cancer Drugs Help Fight COVID-19?
John Whyte, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, WebMD. Michael Foote, MD, Oncology Fellow, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.WebMD (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 20, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases Expert Interview Source Type: news

Nephrotic Syndrome and Vasculitis After SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Nephrotic Syndrome and Vasculitis After SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine
Are reported cases of nephrotic syndrome and vasculitis associated with the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine?Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 17, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

New Single-Swab Test for COVID-19, Flu, and Respiratory Viruses New Single-Swab Test for COVID-19, Flu, and Respiratory Viruses
WebMD's Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, speaks with Brian Caveney, MD, President& Chief Medical Officer, Labcorp Diagnostics, about a new EUA test that can differentiate between COVID-19, the flu, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).WebMD (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 16, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases Expert Interview Source Type: news

HCV Viremic Allografts in Solid Organ Transplantation HCV Viremic Allografts in Solid Organ Transplantation
Given the success of DAA's in treating HCV, might solid organ transplants from HCV+ allografts be a feasible way to expand the pool of available organs?Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 15, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

A Leading Virologist Reveals His Two'Nightmare' Viruses A Leading Virologist Reveals His Two'Nightmare' Viruses
Virologist Florian Krammer talks about how much we should worry about the Delta virus and the truth about antibody tests.Medscape (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 14, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Internal Medicine Expert Interview Source Type: news

ICUs Are Filled With COVID — And Regret ICUs Are Filled With COVID — And Regret
The most critical patients are almost all unvaccinated, hospital officials say, meaning ICUs are filled with regretful patients hoping for a second chance.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 14, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Want to See What COVID-19 Strain You Have? The Government Says No Want to See What COVID-19 Strain You Have? The Government Says No
Every day, more than 140,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with COVID-19. But no matter how curious they are about which variant they are fighting, none of them will find out.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 14, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Managing Symptoms of Long COVID Managing Symptoms of Long COVID
WebMD's Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, MPH, speaks with Janna Friedly, MD, MPH, a professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Washington, about managing the symptoms of long COVID and her personal journey of recovery.WebMD (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 14, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases Expert Interview Source Type: news

Physical Rehab in ICU Improves Function, Reduces Length of Stay Physical Rehab in ICU Improves Function, Reduces Length of Stay
Critically ill patients who start physical rehabilitation while they're in the ICU may have better physical outcomes and shorter lengths of stay in the ICU and the hospital, a systematic review and meta-analysis suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 13, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Prone Positioning of COVID-19 Patients Reduces Need for Intubation Prone Positioning of COVID-19 Patients Reduces Need for Intubation
More data are in, and they suggest prone positioning can reduce the need for intubation in cases of acute hypoxemic respiratory failure requiring high-flow nasal-cannula oxygen, according to new research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 13, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Half the Residents in 26 States Fully Vaccinated Half the Residents in 26 States Fully Vaccinated
Although unvaccinated people are a diminishing minority, hospitals across the country are still feeling the strain as beds fill up with patients who haven't yet received their shots.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 13, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

LA School District Passes Student Vaccine Mandate LA School District Passes Student Vaccine Mandate
The Los Angeles Unified School District voted Thursday on a proposal to require all students over age 12 to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to attend in-person classes.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 10, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Should You Get the Flu Shot if You Got the COVID-19 Vaccine? Should You Get the Flu Shot if You Got the COVID-19 Vaccine?
WebMD's Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, MPH, explains why flu season could be more severe this year and recommends getting a flu shot in addition to the COVID-19 vaccine.WebMD (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 10, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases Expert Interview Source Type: news

Ticagrelor for Stroke Prevention in High-Risk Patients Ticagrelor for Stroke Prevention in High-Risk Patients
A meta-analysis examines the risks and benefits of ticagrelor for stroke prevention in high-risk patients.Stroke (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 10, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

COVID-19 Deadly to Children, Pregnant Women in Mississippi COVID-19 Deadly to Children, Pregnant Women in Mississippi
In Mississippi, the Delta variant continues to sicken two vulnerable groups ― pregnant women and children.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 10, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Adding Remdesivir to Dexamethasone Early Associated With Better Outcomes of Moderate COVID-19 Adding Remdesivir to Dexamethasone Early Associated With Better Outcomes of Moderate COVID-19
Adding remdesivir to dexamethasone is associated with better clinical outcomes of COVID-19, especially when done early in the treatment of mild to moderate disease, according to new research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 10, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Ida and COVID-19:'Twin-demic' Slams Louisiana Hospitals Ida and COVID-19:'Twin-demic' Slams Louisiana Hospitals
The staff at Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center in Houma was already weary from a year and a half of caring for patients with COVID-19 when Ida hit south Louisiana.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 9, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news