1. Prevalence of Asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Infection 2. Where Is the ID in COVID-19?
The coronavirus has prompted many medical centers to switch from in-person appointments to video visits. A new study from UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals suggests that for some hospitals, video visits may become a permanent feature of the patient-provider landscape.
Toronto and Spanish physicians describe in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) an approach to create dedicated COVID-19 patient units, infection control protocols and care teams to help other hospitals safely care for patients.
A tailored public health approach that accounts for variation in risks across populations, places and time could guide the next phase of Canada's coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) response, argue authors in a commentary in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
Michigan Medicine researchers have been investigating the downstream effects of acute respiratory distress syndrome, or ARDS, for years. As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, their work has relevance for hundreds of thousands of new patients.
A new report from researchers at The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) at Trinity College entitled 'Internet access and use among adults aged 50 and over in Ireland' delves into the internet habits and behaviours of older adults in Ireland. The report outlines encouraging evidence that older adults are increasingly connected in the online world but urges Government to ensure that all citizens can engage fully with the relevant organisations and supports online during this time.
The vast majority of U.S. adults (80%) say they will be more mindful about practicing self-care regularly once the pandemic is over, according to a new survey conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of Samueli Integrative Health Programs. Nearly half of Americans (46%) also report that they are struggling to find ways to maintain their whole health (i.e., physical, mental, and spiritual health) during the pandemic.
A wearable biosensor may help monitor stress experienced by healthcare professionals, according to a study published in Physiological Reports.
For patients admitted to the intensive care unit in a hospital in Finland, increased workload for nurses and understaffing of nurses were linked with a higher likelihood that patients would experience multiple organ failure. The findings are published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing.
Researchers at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit say early diagnosis of a life-threatening blood clot in the lungs led to swifter treatment intervention in COVID-19 patients. In a new study published recently in the journal Radiology, researchers found that 51 percent of patients found to have a pulmonary embolism, or PE, were diagnosed in the Emergency Department, the entry point for patients being admitted to the hospital.