Tocilizumab Does Not Improve Outcomes in Severe COVID - 19
Tocilizumab plus standard care no better for improving clinical outcomes at 15 days and may increase mortality (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 21, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Journal, Source Type: news

President Biden Unveils Details of National Pandemic Response Plan
On Wednesday, Biden signed three executive orders relating to the coronavirus pandemic shortly after taking office (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 21, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Either Trivalent Flu Vaccine Safe for Use in Seniors
Trivalent adjuvanted, trivalent high - dose inactivated influenza vaccines comparable for moderate - to - severe injection - site pain in adults 65 years and older (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 20, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Smoking Marijuana Ups Toxic Chemical Levels in Blood, Urine
However, levels of smoke - related chemicals lower compared with those seen with tobacco smoking (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 20, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

New York City May Run Out of COVID - 19 Vaccines
Mayor asked the federal government to send more vaccine doses as soon as possible (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 20, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Continuing Blood Pressure Meds Safe for Those With COVID - 19
No difference in outcomes seen among hospitalized COVID - 19 patients continuing, discontinuing renin - angiotensin system inhibitors (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 20, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Neurology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

California First State With Over 3 Million COVID - 19 Cases
Biden administration has said it will not be lifting restrictions on international travel (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 20, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Previous COVID - 19 Infection May Confer Immunity for at Least Five Months
Team from Public Health England analyzed data from months of regular testing of health care workers (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 16, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

New Hope Against Diseases Marked by Progressive Scarring of Lung Tissue
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 15, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Research, Sports Medicine, News, Source Type: news

One - Third of U.S. Adults Likely to Refuse a COVID - 19 Vaccine
Blacks, women, and conservatives more hesitant in the United States (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 15, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Stem Cell Infusions Investigated for Treatment of COVID - 19 ARDS
Researchers explore possible anti - inflammatory effects of mesenchymal stem cells in COVID - 19 acute respiratory distress syndrome (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 15, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Inhaled Treprostinil Beneficial in Pulmonary Hypertension
Exercise capacity improved, clinical worsening reduced for patients with pulmonary HTN due to interstitial lung disease (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 14, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

CDC Describes COVID - 19 Trends in Nursing Home Residents, Staff
Rates of COVID - 19 increased during June and July, followed by decline through mid - September, increase by late November (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 14, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

College Campuses at Risk for Extreme Incidence of COVID - 19
Colleges rapidly reduced the number of new infections, but many failed to control the spread beyond the campus (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 14, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

COVID - 19 Vaccine Recommended for All Americans Over 65
Health officials also recommended COVID - 19 vaccines be given to all adults with preexisting conditions (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 14, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Geriatrics, Institutional, Source Type: news

DKA Common in Blacks With T1DM and Confirmed COVID - 19
Non - Hispanic Blacks with T1DM and COVID - 19 have nearly fourfold increased odds of presenting with diabetic ketoacidosis (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 13, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Stuck at Home, Suffering With COVID? Experts Offer Guidance on Care
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 13, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Gastroenterology, Infections, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

More Infectious COVID - 19 Variant Now Seen in Nine States
A South African variant that is also more contagious has not been detected in the United States yet (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 12, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Composition of Gut Microbiome Altered in Patients With COVID - 19
Several gut commensals with known immunomodulatory potential underrepresented in patients with COVID - 19 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 12, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Research Reveals Why COVID Pneumonia Is More Deadly
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 12, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Pulmonology, Research, News, Source Type: news

Even Mild Cases of COVID Can Leave ‘ Long - Haul ’ Illness, Study Shows
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 11, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

Biden Says He Will Release All Vaccine Doses After Taking Office
The potentially risky move is meant to boost a nationwide COVID - 19 vaccination program that has gotten off to a slow start (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 9, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Moderna COVID - 19 Vaccine Protection May Last Years, Company Claims
CDC recommends people who have already had the virus also receive the vaccine as reinfection is possible (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 9, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Perception of Not Returning to Full Health Common After COVID - 19
47 percent experience fatigue, with no correlation between any measures of persistent disease and initial disease severity (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 9, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

~14.3 Percent of U.S. Population Infected With SARS - CoV - 2 by Nov. 15
Estimated medians of 46,910,006 SARS - CoV - 2 infections, 956,174 hospitalizations, 304,915 deaths reported by mid - November (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 5, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Study Finds No Benefit From Supplemental Oxygen During Labor
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 5, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Research, Obstetrics, News, Source Type: news

Euglycemic DKA ID ’ d in T2DM Patients With COVID - 19
Five cases of euDKA identified in patients with type 2 diabetes using SGLT2 inhibitors who developed SARS - CoV - 2 infection (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 5, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Mental Health Consequences of COVID - 19 ID ’ d Across Populations
Health care workers have higher prevalence of insomnia; however, mental health problems seen across countries, gender (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 5, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Pandemic Has Disrupted Lung Cancer Screenings
Once operations resumed, decrease seen in new patients screened, proportion of suspicious nodules increased (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 5, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

NIDA: Teen Vaping Levels Seem to Have Plateaued in 2020
Percentage of teenagers in eighth, 10th, 12th grade vaping nicotine and marijuana remained stable from 2019 to 2020 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 5, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

U.S. COVID - 19 Vaccine Rollout Struggling
Scientists are considering ways to speed distribution and uptake of the vaccine (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 5, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

mRNA - 1273 Vaccine Highly Effective for Preventing COVID - 19
Published data on Moderna vaccine show severe COVID - 19 in 30 individuals - - all in the placebo group - - in trial of 30,420 participants (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 4, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

E - Cigarettes as Consumer Devices May Not Improve Smoking Cessation
In randomized clinical trials, e - cigarette use linked to more quitting for smokers provided e - cigarettes versus conventional therapy (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 31, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

U.K. Is First Country to Approve Oxford - AstraZeneca COVID - 19 Vaccine
Vaccine could become the dominant form of inoculation because at $3 to $4 a dose, it is a fraction of the cost of other vaccines (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 31, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

First Known U.S. Case of New Variant of COVID - 19 Seen in Colorado
Variant is thought to be more contagious - - but not more lethal - - than variants previously circulating this year (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 30, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Giving Back: Once a Lung Transplant Recipient, Now a Surgical Nurse
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 30, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Nursing, Pulmonology, Allergy, Organ Transplants, News, Source Type: news

Head and Neck Cancer Surgery Seems Safe During COVID - 19
Links seen for severe pulmonary complications in COVID - 19 - positive patients with advanced tumor stage, critical care admission (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 29, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Oncology, ENT, Pulmonology, Surgery, Critical Care, Journal, Source Type: news

Why Do Obese People Have Higher Risk From COVID - 19?
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 29, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Nursing, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Critical Care, News, Source Type: news

LY - CoV555 Not Efficacious for Hospitalized Patients With COVID - 19
Enrollment stopped for futility based on no difference in pulmonary function on day 5 compared with placebo (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 28, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Male Sex Is Risk Factor for Increased Mortality in COVID - 19
Diabetes with chronic complications, hypertension with chronic complications, obesity show age - dependent effects (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 28, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Early Tracheostomy May Be Considered in Severe COVID - 19
Findings challenge recommendations to delay or avoid tracheostomy in this patient population (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 28, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Nursing, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

COVID - 19 Mortality Rates Dropped Over First Months of Pandemic
Hospital - level risk - standardized event rates worse in association with higher county - level COVID - 19 case rates (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 23, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Public Health Videos Cut COVID - 19 Knowledge Gap for Minorities
Messages from race/ethnic - concordant physicians increase information - seeking incidence for Black participants (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 23, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Preventing COVID Means Wearing Masks While Social Distancing: Study
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 23, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pulmonology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Dietary Advanced Glycation End - Product Intake, Wheezing Linked
Higher AGE intake associated with wheeze - disrupted sleep and exercise, wheezing requiring prescription meds in children (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 22, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Risk for Death, Complications Higher With COVID - 19 Versus Flu
Risk for mechanical ventilation use, admission to intensive care, longer length of stay increased for COVID - 19 versus flu (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 21, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Tocilizumab Cuts Progression to Ventilation or Death in COVID - 19
But death from any cause by day 28 in those hospitalized with COVID - 19 pneumonia did not differ for tocilizumab versus placebo (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 18, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Cadmium Burden Linked to Mortality From Flu, Pneumonia
Risk for related mortality increased with urinary cadmium in the 80th versus the 20th percentile in whole population, never smokers in NHANES - III (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 18, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

High - Income Countries Have Secured COVID - 19 Vaccine Supplies
Up to 40 percent of vaccine courses from manufacturers might remain for low - and middle - income countries by end of 2021 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 17, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

For Seniors, Functional Decline After Flu Hospitalization May Be Long - Lasting
Findings stress importance of prevention, especially for the flu, in the elderly (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 17, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news