RECOVERY Trial of COVID Treatments Stops Colchicine Arm RECOVERY Trial of COVID Treatments Stops Colchicine Arm
Recruitment was halted for lack of efficacy in patients hospitalized with the disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 5, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Four Phases Help COVID Patients Ease Back Into Exercise Four Phases Help COVID Patients Ease Back Into Exercise
Patients who have had mild to moderate COVID-19 can start gentle activity a week after their symptoms have passed. Those who had severe COVID-19 or who have heart complications need more assessment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 5, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

WHO to Scrap Interim Report on Probe of COVID-19 Origins: WSJ WHO to Scrap Interim Report on Probe of COVID-19 Origins: WSJ
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 5, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Study Tracks Delayed Local Reactions in 12 Recipients of Moderna's COVID-19 Vaccine Study Tracks Delayed Local Reactions in 12 Recipients of Moderna's COVID-19 Vaccine
Local reaction to Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine can appear up to 11 days after vaccination and symptoms can persist for as long as 11 days, a team of Boston doctors warns in an online letter to The New England Journal of Medicine.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 4, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

New AASLD Guidelines Reconsider Bleeding Risk in Cirrhosis New AASLD Guidelines Reconsider Bleeding Risk in Cirrhosis
Dr David Johnson comments on the paradigm-shifting implications of these guidelines on coagulation and bleeding in patients with cirrhosis.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 4, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Fathers Grieve Lost Child With Stoicism, Self-isolation, Work Fathers Grieve Lost Child With Stoicism, Self-isolation, Work
Fathers who are grieving the loss of a young child may not discuss their feelings with others, instead coping with stoicism and self-isolation or by throwing themselves into work.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 2, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Brazilian States Blast President During Worst COVID Phase Yet Brazilian States Blast President During Worst COVID Phase Yet
Disgruntled with President Jair Bolsonaro's handling of a pandemic in its most severe phase, 16 Brazilian governors accused him of misleading the country.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 2, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

As Pandemic Eases Elsewhere, Still Severe Outbreaks in Caribbean As Pandemic Eases Elsewhere, Still Severe Outbreaks in Caribbean
In Jamaica, patients overflow into corridors on chairs and stretchers in some hospitals, prompting the Caribbean nation to open three emergency field hospitals.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 2, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Older Heavier People May Be'Superspreaders' of COVID-19 Older Heavier People May Be'Superspreaders' of COVID-19
Study finds that older age and higher BMI increase the likelihood of spreading the SARS-CoV-2 virus; authors say that a nasal mist product could potentially reduce the number of exhaled viral particles.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 1, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

A Patchwork: Europe and COVID-19 Vaccination Passports A Patchwork: Europe and COVID-19 Vaccination Passports
European Union leaders moved closer to an agreement on certificates showing that citizens have been vaccinated against COVID-19, a move that could revive international travel.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 26, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Vaccines Came Too Late for at Least 400 Medical Workers Vaccines Came Too Late for at Least 400 Medical Workers
As healthcare workers in the US began lining up for their first coronavirus vaccines on December 14, Los Angeles nursing assistant Esmeralda Campos-Loredo, was already fighting for oxygen.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 26, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in COVID-19 Patients Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in COVID-19 Patients
How often does ventilator-associated pneumonia develop in COVID-19 patients, and what factors may increase the risk?Critical Care (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 25, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

SOFA Score Not Helpful for Ventilator Triage in Patients With COVID-19 Pneumonia SOFA Score Not Helpful for Ventilator Triage in Patients With COVID-19 Pneumonia
The Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score has'inadequate'discriminant accuracy for ventilator triage of patients with COVID-19, clinicians caution.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 25, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

High-Dose Baclofen Curbs Agitation in Ventilation Patients With Unhealthy Alcohol Use High-Dose Baclofen Curbs Agitation in Ventilation Patients With Unhealthy Alcohol Use
Adults receiving mechanical ventilation who meet the criteria for unhealthy alcohol use have fewer agitation-related events when they're given high-dose baclofen, a new randomized trial finds.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 25, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

More Disappointing Results for Vitamin C, Thiamine and Hydrocortisone in Sepsis More Disappointing Results for Vitamin C, Thiamine and Hydrocortisone in Sepsis
Among critically ill patients with sepsis, treatment with hydrocortisone, vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and thiamine (HAT) did not improve outcome in the randomized controlled VICTAS trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 25, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Mitigating SARS-CoV-2 Transmission in Early Care Settings Mitigating SARS-CoV-2 Transmission in Early Care Settings
Head Start programs can provide a model for how to successfully implement coronavirus protections in child-care settings, according to this CDC report.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 24, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

COVID Sickness Dropped 95.8% After Both Pfizer Shots:  Israeli Health Ministry COVID Sickness Dropped 95.8% After Both Pfizer Shots:  Israeli Health Ministry
The risk of illness from COVID-19 dropped 95.8% among people who received both shots of Pfizer's vaccine, Israel's Health Ministry said on Saturday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 23, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Influenza-Related Maternal Morbidity Has More Than Doubled Influenza-Related Maternal Morbidity Has More Than Doubled
The rate of morbidity among those who do have influenza has substantially increased from 2000 to 2015, likely due in part to an increase in comorbidities.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 23, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Continuing Morbidity for COVID-19 Survivors Continuing Morbidity for COVID-19 Survivors
At 6 months, for example, pulmonary and immune function have still not returned to normal in many of the patients who had been critically ill.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 23, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Upsides, Downsides for TAVR, Minimally Invasive AVR Upsides, Downsides for TAVR, Minimally Invasive AVR
Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement seems to be associated with a lower risk of midterm mortality, while TAVR was associated with shorter hospitalizations and a lower risk of AKI, in a meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 19, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Fauci Hopes for Return to Normal by Christmas, in Line With Biden Target Fauci Hopes for Return to Normal by Christmas, in Line With Biden Target
Dr Anthony Fauci on Thursday said that a post-pandemic return to'normal'could come by the end of the year, aligning his forecast with a Christmas target US President Joe Biden set earlier this week.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 19, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Massive Storms, Outages Force Tough Decisions Amid Pandemic Massive Storms, Outages Force Tough Decisions Amid Pandemic
Weighing the risks in the pandemic era is fraught enough. But the storms and outages that have hit a big swath of the U.S. over the past several days have added a whole new layer of complexity.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 19, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Israeli Study Finds Pfizer Vaccine 95% Effective Against COVID-19 Israeli Study Finds Pfizer Vaccine 95% Effective Against COVID-19
An Israeli healthcare provider said on Wednesday that Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine was 95% effective in a trial of 602,000 people, reinforcing the drugmaker's efficacy findings.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 18, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Has Only a Few Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses in Stock Johnson & Johnson Has Only a Few Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses in Stock
Johnson& Johnson has only a few million doses of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine in its inventory even as likely US regulatory authorization is only a few weeks away, White House officials said on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 18, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

CDC Warns of Drug-Resistant Typhoid Fever Outbreak CDC Warns of Drug-Resistant Typhoid Fever Outbreak
The new Salmonella Typhi strain is related to one in Pakistan and has infected at least 71 people in the US.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 17, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID-19-Associated Perniosis and Thrombotic Retiform Purpura COVID-19-Associated Perniosis and Thrombotic Retiform Purpura
This study explores and compares the underlying pathophysiology of two distinct cutaneous manifestations of COVID-19. How do their clinical and pathological profiles differ?The British Journal of Dermatology (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 17, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Raised Serum Amylase in COVID-19 Patients May Not Be Acute Pancreatitis Raised Serum Amylase in COVID-19 Patients May Not Be Acute Pancreatitis
A higher-than-normal serum amylase level in patients with COVID-19 does not necessarily indicate acute pancreatitis or clinically important pancreatic injury, as has been proposed in the literature, say clinicians in the UK.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 16, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

WHO Says All Hypotheses Still Open in Probe Into Virus Origins WHO Says All Hypotheses Still Open in Probe Into Virus Origins
All hypotheses are still open in the World Health Organization's search for the origins of COVID-19, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a briefing on Friday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 16, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Becton Dickinson's Combination Test for COVID-19, Flu Gets FDA Authorization Becton Dickinson's Combination Test for COVID-19, Flu Gets FDA Authorization
A molecular test from Becton Dickinson that detects viruses that cause COVID-19 as well as influenza and produces result in 2-3 hours has been given emergency user authorization by the US health regulator, the company said on Friday.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 16, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Dialysis Patients Should Be Moved Up Vaccine Priority List Dialysis Patients Should Be Moved Up Vaccine Priority List
Patients on dialysis are on par with long-term care residents in terms of risk for SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19 death, and should therefore be highest priority for vaccination, say nephrologists.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 16, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Covid-19 and Autoimmune Diseases Covid-19 and Autoimmune Diseases
A new review explores the relationship between COVID-19 and autoimmunity and the potential impact of the virus on those with pre-existing autoimmune diseases.Current Opinion in Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 15, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Britain's Coronavirus Variant a Concern,'Likely to Sweep the World', Says Scientist Britain's Coronavirus Variant a Concern,'Likely to Sweep the World', Says Scientist
The coronavirus variant first found in the British region of Kent is a concern because it could undermine the protection given by vaccines against developing COVID-19, the head of the UK's genetic surveillance programme said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 12, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Recently Vaccinated People Need Not Quarantine Post COVID-19 Exposure, CDC Says Recently Vaccinated People Need Not Quarantine Post COVID-19 Exposure, CDC Says
People who have received the full course of COVID-19 vaccines can skip the standard 14-day quarantine after exposure to someone with the infection as long as they remain asymptomatic, US public health officials advised.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 12, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

At Current Vaccination Pace, When Can US Expect Herd Immunity? At Current Vaccination Pace, When Can US Expect Herd Immunity?
At the current pace of two-dose immunizations against SARS-CoV-2 infection, it could take until around Thanksgiving to reach a threshold for herd immunity, a Medscape analysis finds.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 11, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Israel Seeing Mortality Decline in Vaccinated Age Group Israel Seeing Mortality Decline in Vaccinated Age Group
Three weeks after Israel started giving second doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to the first eligible population group, data watchers are starting to see a hopeful sign.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 11, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

As Variants Spread, Top Experts Lay Out Best Protection Plan As Variants Spread, Top Experts Lay Out Best Protection Plan
Six leaders in infection prevention weigh in on the measures that will make the difference at this critical point in the pandemic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 11, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

The WHO's Theories About the Origins of COVID-19 After Wuhan Probe The WHO's Theories About the Origins of COVID-19 After Wuhan Probe
A team of experts appointed by the World Health Organization (WHO) completed its 28-day mission to the Chinese city of Wuhan this week seeking clues about the origins of COVID-19.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 11, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Kids With Sepsis From Poor Neighborhoods Have Longer Hospital Stays Kids With Sepsis From Poor Neighborhoods Have Longer Hospital Stays
Children being treated for sepsis remain in the hospital longer if they come from low-income neighborhoods, although it's not entirely clear why, a large U.S. study shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 8, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Kids in ICU for COVID Are Likely to Be Older, Black, Have Asthma Kids in ICU for COVID Are Likely to Be Older, Black, Have Asthma
Few children experience severe COVID-19, but preliminary details are emerging on risk factors.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 6, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Merck Warns Against Using Ivermectin to Treat COVID-19   Merck Warns Against Using Ivermectin to Treat COVID-19  
Drugmaker Merck on Thursday said its analysis of available data does not support the safety and efficacy of its anti-parasite drug, ivermectin, for the treatment of COVID-19.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 5, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

World Faces Around 4000 COVID-19 Variants as Britain Explores Mixed Vaccine Shots World Faces Around 4000 COVID-19 Variants as Britain Explores Mixed Vaccine Shots
The world faces around 4000 variants of the virus that causes COVID-19, prompting a race to improve vaccines, Britain said on Thursday, as researchers began to explore mixing doses of the Pfizer and AstraZeneca shots in a world first.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 5, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Early Intervention May Be Best for Intubation-Related Laryngeal Injury Early Intervention May Be Best for Intubation-Related Laryngeal Injury
Compared with delayed treatment, functional outcomes appear better in patients who receive prompt attention to laryngeal injury resulting from endotracheal intubation, according to a retrospective cohort study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 4, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Dexmedetomidine and Propofol Show Similar Benefits in Adults on Mechanical Ventilation Dexmedetomidine and Propofol Show Similar Benefits in Adults on Mechanical Ventilation
A comparison of dexmedetomidine and propofol finds the drugs produce very similar outcomes when used for light sedation in adults receiving mechanical ventilation despite previous research suggesting dexmedetomidine was the superior choice.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 4, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

In-hospital Hemoglobin Drop Tied to 1-Year Mortality After ACS In-hospital Hemoglobin Drop Tied to 1-Year Mortality After ACS
In-hospital falls in hemoglobin ( ≥3 g/dl) without evidence of bleeding are associated with increased mortality. The findings expand current knowledge but shouldn't be overinterpreted, says an editorial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 4, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

U.S. COVID-19 Death Toll Passes 450,000 U.S. COVID-19 Death Toll Passes 450,000
Daily COVID-19 deaths still remain high in the U.S., though they've decreased slightly from the peak of 4,466 deaths on Jan. 12.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 4, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

' Escape Mutations' May Drive New COVID Resurgence'Escape Mutations' May Drive New COVID Resurgence
The CDC and World Health Organization have called it a'variant of concern'because it has developed changes to its genetic code that make it more menacing than the original version of the virus.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 3, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Bayer and Rentschler to Help Produce CureVac's COVID-19 Shot Bayer and Rentschler to Help Produce CureVac's COVID-19 Shot
CureVac has signed up pharmaceuticals giant Bayer and contract drugmaker Rentschler to help to produce its experimental COVID-19 vaccine, joining the global push to boost vaccine supplies.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 3, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

UK Virus Variant Has Developed Concerning New Mutation in Small Number of Cases UK Virus Variant Has Developed Concerning New Mutation in Small Number of Cases
The UK variant of the coronavirus has developed a new, concerning mutation in a small number of cases, which scientists said makes it similar to the South African and Brazilian variants and could reduce the efficacy of vaccines.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 3, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Fresh Data Show Toll South African Virus Variant Takes on Vaccine Efficacy Fresh Data Show Toll South African Virus Variant Takes on Vaccine Efficacy
Clinical trial data on two COVID-19 vaccines show that a coronavirus variant first identified in South Africa is lessening their ability to protect against the illness, underscoring the need to vaccinate vast numbers of people as quickly as possible, scientists said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 2, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

One Third of Healthcare Workers Leery of Getting COVID Vaccine One Third of Healthcare Workers Leery of Getting COVID Vaccine
The largest survey so far of healthcare workers shows differences in those who intend to get a COVID-19 vaccine, depending on age, gender, race, and healthcare role.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 1, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news