COVID-19 Pneumonia: Only Some Cases Are Like Severe ADRS COVID-19 Pneumonia: Only Some Cases Are Like Severe ADRS
The Italian group who warned that mechanical ventilation could be harmful in some patients with COVID-19 pneumonia report more details on the two distinct phenotypes that they have identified.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 16, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Almost 10K HCWs Infected, at Least 27 COVID-19 Deaths in US Almost 10K HCWs Infected, at Least 27 COVID-19 Deaths in US
At least 27 health care workers (HCWs) have died from COVID-19 in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 16, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

What Do You Think of the Reaction to COVID-19? What Do You Think of the Reaction to COVID-19?
In response to the novel coronavirus'spread, some medical offices have converted to telemedicine visits or have closed entirely. People have also panic-bought toilet paper.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 15, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Daily: No Treatment Guidance Yet, Staff'Create Problems'COVID-19 Daily: No Treatment Guidance Yet, Staff'Create Problems '
These are the coronavirus stories you need to know about today.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 15, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

IDSA: No Recommendations for COVID-19 Treatment for Now IDSA: No Recommendations for COVID-19 Treatment for Now
Interim guidance from the IDSA recommends hydroxychloroquine/chloroquine in the context of a clinical trial and hydroxychloroquine/chloroquine plus azithromycin only'in context of a clinical trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 14, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Higher Mortality Rate in Ventilated COVID-19 Patients Higher Mortality Rate in Ventilated COVID-19 Patients
In the largest COVID-19 patient series to date, nearly 67% of patients who were treated in an ICU and who required ventilation died, compared with 19% of ICU patients who did not require ventilation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 13, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Presymptomatic or Asymptomatic? ID Experts on Shifting Terminology Presymptomatic or Asymptomatic? ID Experts on Shifting Terminology
Experts from the Infectious Diseases Society of America addressed presymptomatic transmission, racial differences, and new guidelines on diagnosis and treatment at a briefing with reporters.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 12, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Numbers Lacking on COVID-19-Infected Healthcare Workers Numbers Lacking on COVID-19-Infected Healthcare Workers
The data could help pinpoint where staff and equipment are most needed and help answer who is at highest risk. But there's no national reporting and only a few states report the numbers publicly.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 10, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

First Case of COVID-19 Presenting as Guillain-Barre ́ Reported First Case of COVID-19 Presenting as Guillain-Barre ́ Reported
An older woman returning from Wuhan during the pandemic presented with signs and symptoms that suggested Guillain-Barre ́ syndrome. She was subsequently found to have COVID-19.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 9, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

First Protocol on How to Use Lung Ultrasound to Triage COVID-19 First Protocol on How to Use Lung Ultrasound to Triage COVID-19
With lung ultrasound increasingly used in the emergency room for the triage of patients with suspected COVID-19, Italian experts working on the front line have published the first standardized protocol.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 9, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

See Acute Hepatitis? Consider COVID-19, NY Case Suggests See Acute Hepatitis? Consider COVID-19, NY Case Suggests
A woman presented to the emergency department with high liver enzyme levels and dark urine but did not develop fever until day 2 of care. She then tested positive for the virus.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 9, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Daily: Hydroxychloroquine ‘ Concerns, ’ Financial Aid Request COVID-19 Daily: Hydroxychloroquine ‘ Concerns, ’ Financial Aid Request
These are the coronavirus stories you need to know about today.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 8, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Potential COVID-19 Plateau Seen in NY and NJ Potential COVID-19 Plateau Seen in NY and NJ
State officials have noted a potential leveling-off of COVID-19 cases in hotspots New York and New Jersey, though the number of deaths continues to grow.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 8, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Cotton, Surgical Masks Less Effective at Blocking Coronavirus Spread Cotton, Surgical Masks Less Effective at Blocking Coronavirus Spread
With N95 masks running low, some have been wearing cotton and surgical masks. A South Korean study tested the coughs of SARS-CoV-2 patients wearing no mask, a surgical mask, and a cotton mask.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 8, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Parasite Drug Shows Early Promise Against COVID-19 in Vitro Parasite Drug Shows Early Promise Against COVID-19 in Vitro
In a lab setting, the anthelmintic ivermectin, a drug used for decades to treat head lice, scabies, and other parasitic infections, killed the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 in less than 48 hours.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 8, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Daily: Noninvasive Ventilation Support,'Terrified' in ICU COVID-19 Daily: Noninvasive Ventilation Support,'Terrified' in ICU
These are the coronavirus stories you need to know about today.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 7, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Noninvasive Ventilatory Support in COVID-19: Friend or Foe? Noninvasive Ventilatory Support in COVID-19: Friend or Foe?
Hospitals around the world are reaching for noninvasive ventilatory support to ease the pressure on intensive care in the face of COVID-19, but the approach is not without some controversy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 7, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Exposes Potential Gaps in PPE Training, Effectiveness COVID-19 Exposes Potential Gaps in PPE Training, Effectiveness
Hospitals scramble to ensure training, but it is sometimes going by the wayside.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 6, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Medical Societies Issue Bold Statement of Physician Support Medical Societies Issue Bold Statement of Physician Support
' You wouldn't send a soldier into battle wearing a bathing suit,'said one society CEO.'We're asking for the same thing. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 5, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Neurologic Symptoms and COVID-19: What's Known, What Isn't Neurologic Symptoms and COVID-19: What's Known, What Isn't
Some patients with COVID-19 are also presenting with neurologic disorders, including encephalopathy, stroke, Guillain-Barre syndrome and more. What it means, however, is at this point unclear.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 5, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Coronavirus Is Aerosolized Through Talking, Exhalation Coronavirus Is Aerosolized Through Talking, Exhalation
It's not yet clear if the airborne viral particles are emitted in doses sufficient to cause infection, said an expert committee from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 4, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Silence Over Safety? Muzzling Clinicians a Public Health Issue Silence Over Safety? Muzzling Clinicians a Public Health Issue
Clinician advocates says transparency is critical to responding effectively during a pandemic, and gag orders endanger the health of clinicians and the general public.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 4, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Hard Truths From Infectious Disease Specialists Hard Truths From Infectious Disease Specialists
IDSA leaders warn the US mortality rate will likely climb above previous estimate and unwinding of COVID-19 pandemic will not be fast.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 4, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Daily: Universal Mask Usage, Death Projections COVID-19 Daily: Universal Mask Usage, Death Projections
These are the coronavirus stories you need to know about today.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 1, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

How Scientists Predict How Many People Will Get COVID-19 How Scientists Predict How Many People Will Get COVID-19
Projections can change by the day. Here's a guide to where the numbers come from.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 1, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Top 10 Must-Dos in ICU in COVID-19 Include Prone Ventilation Top 10 Must-Dos in ICU in COVID-19 Include Prone Ventilation
With new European Society of Intensive Care Medicine guidelines on caring for critically ill COVID-19 patients covering more than 50 recommendations, Medscape asked one author for his essential top 10.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 31, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Physician Couples Draft Wills, Face Tough Questions Amid COVID-19 Physician Couples Draft Wills, Face Tough Questions Amid COVID-19
Young couples drafting wills, shuffling around children to relatives'homes, and figuring out childcare when both are on the COVID-19 frontlines. It's all part of their world changed by coronavirus.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 30, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Daily: New Hydroxychloroquine Data, Dire PPE Shortages COVID-19 Daily: New Hydroxychloroquine Data, Dire PPE Shortages
These are the coronavirus stories you need to know about today.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 29, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Fauci Predicts 100K-plus Potential COVID-19 Deaths in US Fauci Predicts 100K-plus Potential COVID-19 Deaths in US
Dr Anthony Fauci's prediction would take the death toll well past that of the average seasonal flu. The federal government is considering rolling back guidelines on social distancing in some areas.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 29, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Survey Shows Just How Dire PPE Shortages Are at Many Hospitals Survey Shows Just How Dire PPE Shortages Are at Many Hospitals
Only 12% of facilities surveyed have received supplies from the Strategic National Stockpile, researchers from the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 29, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

High Anxiety in America Over COVID-19 High Anxiety in America Over COVID-19
Survey results show COVID-19 is affecting many Americans'mental health, which is not surprising. But one expert warns that if the pandemic goes on much longer anxiety levels could become much worse.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 28, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Daily: A Hospitalist's Advice, Fighting an'Infodemic'COVID-19 Daily: A Hospitalist's Advice, Fighting an'Infodemic '
These are the coronavirus stories you need to know about today.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 28, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Physicians Seek to Reassure Amid Hydroxychloroquine Shortage Physicians Seek to Reassure Amid Hydroxychloroquine Shortage
Concerns over shortages have prompted the American College of Rheumatology and othe groups to send a joint statement to President Trump and the nation's governors asking for continued availability.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 27, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Social Distancing May Need to Last Months: Study Social Distancing May Need to Last Months: Study
Disease modelers think Americans may need to be at home much longer to truly'flatten the curve'of the COVID-19 infection and avoid overwhelming the critical care capacity of US hospitals.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 26, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Hospitals Muzzle Doctors and Nurses on PPE, COVID-19 Cases Hospitals Muzzle Doctors and Nurses on PPE, COVID-19 Cases
Some worry the gag orders are muddying the picture of how hospitals are faring in the pandemic, while placing the safety of frontline workers at risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 25, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Cardiac Injury Common in COVID-19, Predicts Mortality Cardiac Injury Common in COVID-19, Predicts Mortality
Cardiac injury was seen in about one-fifth of patients in Wuhan, China hospitalized with COVID-19, and was accompanied by a fourfold higher incidence of in-hospital death.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 25, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Is Your Practice Ready for a COVID-19 Case? Is Your Practice Ready for a COVID-19 Case?
Many practices may have to adjust their operations, if they haven ’ t already.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 25, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Italian Doctor Triages by Ultrasound Italian Doctor Triages by Ultrasound
An Italian doctor at the front lines of the COVID-19 epidemic, desperate for a better way to triage patients in danger of respiratory failure, is trying lung ultrasounds.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 25, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

ICU Lessons on COVID-19 From Italian Front Line: Be Flexible ICU Lessons on COVID-19 From Italian Front Line: Be Flexible
The rate of increase in patients needing ICU beds in areas badly affected by COVID-19 can double every 3 to 5 days for over a month, with patients staying an average of 15 days; flexibility is imperative.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 24, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Phoenix Man Dies After Taking Chloroquine, Touted for Virus Phoenix Man Dies After Taking Chloroquine, Touted for Virus
The drug, which is an additive in a product used to clean fish tanks, has been touted by President Donald Trump as a treatment for COVID-19.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 24, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Daily: Hospital Hacks, Tips for Small Practices COVID-19 Daily: Hospital Hacks, Tips for Small Practices
These are the coronavirus stories you need to know about today.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 23, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Daily: DIY Masks,'Some of Us Will Die'COVID-19 Daily: DIY Masks,'Some of Us Will Die '
These are the coronavirus stories you need to know about today.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 20, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Kaiser's COVID-19 Chief Shares Surge Strategies Kaiser's COVID-19 Chief Shares Surge Strategies
The lead physician for Kaiser Permanente's national coronavirus response shares experiences on sorting patients, preserving PPE supplies, protecting staff and patients, and optimizing resources.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 20, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

DIY Masks: Worth the Risk? Researchers Are Conflicted DIY Masks: Worth the Risk? Researchers Are Conflicted
As stock of hospital masks dwindles, sew-it-yourself patterns circulate on Facebook and elsewhere. But research on homemade mask efficacy is mixed; some say they may provide a false sense of security.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 20, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Clinicians Petition Government for National Quarantine Clinicians Petition Government for National Quarantine
Clinicians on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19 petition White House, Congress for emergency protective measures.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 18, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

CDC Expert Answers Top COVID-19 Questions CDC Expert Answers Top COVID-19 Questions
Jay C. Butler, MD, deputy director for infectious diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention discussed the latest data on COVID-19 and outlined updated guidance from the agency.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 17, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Coronavirus Stays in Aerosols for Hours, on Surfaces for Days Coronavirus Stays in Aerosols for Hours, on Surfaces for Days
The novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 remained viable in aerosols for hours and on surfaces for days, similar to the virus that caused SARS, according to new data.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 17, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

A Million COVID-19 Cases Already, Global Estimates Suggest A Million COVID-19 Cases Already, Global Estimates Suggest
COVID-19 cases in China from before the January 23 travel ban may have seeded the world with a million cases, the majority of them mild, computer modeling found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 16, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Alarming Rate of Suicidal Thoughts in 9- and 10-Year-Olds Alarming Rate of Suicidal Thoughts in 9- and 10-Year-Olds
A representative nationwide sample finds that 8% of 9- and 10-year-olds report suicidal ideation; fewer than 2% attempt suicide.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 16, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Life-Threatening Infections Tied to Fecal Transplants, FDA Warns Life-Threatening Infections Tied to Fecal Transplants, FDA Warns
Six patients developed serious infections following fecal microbiota transplants (FMT) believed due to transmission of pathogenic organisms from FMT product supplied by stool bank company OpenBiome.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 13, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news