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Physician's Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup
SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies Detected in 4.65 Percent in Los Angeles County
Age, Sex, History of Diabetes Predict Intubation in COVID-19
U.S. Offers $1.2 Billion to Drug Company for COVID-19 Vaccine Research
U.S. Government Seeks Deal With Private Industry to Boost Supply of Medical Equipment
CDC: COVID-19 Not Spread Easily From Contaminated Surfaces
ED Chest X-Ray Score Predicts COVID-19 Outcomes in Adults <50
Cardiac Decompensation Seen in Children Following COVID-19
Incidence of AMI Hospitalization Down During COVID-19
No SARS-CoV-2 ID'd in Asymptomatic Pregnant Women in Los Angeles
Delays in Cancer Surgery Due to COVID-19 Could Harm Survival
Rate of Stroke Low in Hospitalized Patients With COVID-19
Convalescent Plasma Trial for COVID-19 Patients Underway at NYU Langone
CDC: Live Poultry Linked to Salmonella Cases in 28 States
CDC Says Test All Newborns of Mothers With Confirmed, Suspected COVID-19
Clinical Performance of SARS-COV-2 Antibody Tests Varies
Asthma Tied to Longer COVID-19 Intubation Time
Musculoskeletal Malformations Up With Fluconazole in Pregnancy
Factors Linked to COVID-19 In-Hospital Mortality ID'd in NYC
Decrease Seen in Child Vaccination Coverage During COVID-19
Some Children With COVID-19 Require Admission, PICU Care
11.2 Percent of Pediatric Cancer Patients Positive for SARS-CoV-2
Age, CRP Up Risk for Mortality in Diabetes With COVID-19
Odds of Pulmonary Embolism Up for Obese COVID-19 Patients
Review Highlights Neuropsychiatric Presentations of COVID-19
Obesity Tied to Increased Risk for Progression to Severe COVID-19
Mental Health Symptoms Up for Medics Dealing With COVID-19
15 Percent of Pregnant Women With COVID-19 Experience Severe Disease
Burnout Comparable Between Millennial, Gen X Residents, Fellows
Spending on Primary Care Continues to Lag in the U.S.
Corticosteroids for IBD May Up Risk for Severe COVID-19
Hydroxychloroquine Does Not Improve COVID-19 Pneumonia Outcomes
28 Million-Plus Surgeries Could Be Canceled Due to COVID-19
Factors ID'd for Positive SARS-CoV-2 Test Result in Primary Care
CMS: Use 'Extreme Caution' in Reopening Nursing Homes
Social Distancing Policies Reduced COVID-19 Growth Rate
Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine Appears Safe, Triggers Immune Response
Guidance Issued for Osteoporosis Management During COVID-19
Use of Imaging to Assess Stroke Down in Early COVID-19 Epoch
Hydroxychloroquine No Aid for COVID-19-Related Mortality
Cough May Not Appear in Young Children With COVID-19
Convalescent Plasma Appears Promising for Severe COVID-19
Most Physicians Have Seen False-Negative COVID-19 Test Results
Physician's Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup
COVID-19 Cases Increased More Rapidly With No Stay-at-Home Order in Iowa
FDA: Abbott Rapid COVID-19 Test Could Miss Infections
NIH: Large-Scale Testing of Some COVID-19 Vaccines Could Start in July
NIH Launches Trial of Hydroxychloroquine, Azithromycin for COVID-19
Interferon-α2b May Shorten Viral Shedding Duration in COVID-19
ACP Advises Against Chloroquine, Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19
Abnormalities Detected on Brain MRI of COVID-19 Patients in ICU
Kawasaki-Like Disease Incidence Up After Start of SARS-CoV-2
Opt-Out Universal Hep C Screening in Emergency Dept Is Useful
Bowel Abnormalities Described in Inpatients With COVID-19
Guidance Issued for Acute Large Vessel CVA During COVID-19 Pandemic
Meta-Analysis Links Smoking to COVID-19 Disease Progression
COVID-19 Fatality Rate High for Heart Transplant Recipients
Cannabis Smoking May Increase Risk for Fungal Infection
Live Biotherapeutic Promising for Prevention of Bacterial Vaginosis
Sickness Presenteeism Common With Influenza-Like Illness
Doctors Should Watch for Pediatric Inflammatory Syndrome With COVID-19
Plan in Place to Up Production of Prefilled Syringes for Future COVID-19 Vaccine
Children of Mothers With Mental Illness Less Likely to Receive Vaccines
Deceased Donor Transplantation Has Dropped Since COVID-19
Experts Discuss Strategy for Bariatric Surgery During COVID-19
Addition of Zinc May Benefit Some Being Treated for COVID-19
Olfactory Dysfunction Most Often Occurs by Third Day of COVID-19
Risk Score May Predict Critical Illness at COVID-19 Admission
Doctors Without Borders Team Sent to Navajo Nation to Fight COVID-19
Established ARDS Therapy Aids Many Critically Ill With COVID-19
For Those With Heart Failure, ACE2 Concentrations Up in Men
Severe Illness Reported in Some Children With COVID-19
Pediatric Vaccine Ordering Has Decreased During COVID-19
Crude Link ID'd for Vitamin D Levels, COVID-19 Cases, Death
Hydroxychloroquine Has No Impact on Outcomes in COVID-19
SARS-CoV-2 Spreads Rapidly Through Skilled Nursing Facilities
Anakinra May Reduce Systemic Inflammation in COVID-19
Epidemic Growth of COVID-19 Not Linked to Latitude, Temperature
ACR Issues Statement on Return of Routine Radiology Services
Triple Antiviral Therapy Promising for Mild-to-Moderate COVID-19
FDA Approves First Antigen Test to Quickly Spot COVID-19
Physician's Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup
FDA Approves First At-Home Saliva Test for COVID-19
Most Jurisdictions Report COVID-19 in Correctional Facilities
Symptomatic COVID-19 Infection Fatality Rate 1.3 Percent in U.S.
FDA Slashes Number of Approved Chinese Makers of N95 Masks
ACE Inhibitor/ARB Use Not Tied to COVID-19 Test Positivity
Risk for SARS-CoV-2 Lower for Prostate Cancer Patients on ADT
SARS-CoV-2 Identified in Semen of Men With COVID-19
Deaths of Despair Likely to Increase During Pandemic
Asthma, COPD Medication Adherence Up During Pandemic
Doubt Cast on Notion That New Strain of COVID-19 Is More Infectious
RHB-105 Effective for Eradication of Helicobacter pylori in Adults
Anticoagulation May Improve Outcomes in COVID-19 Patients
GI Symptoms Seen in Less Than 10 Percent of COVID-19 Patients
New York State Reports Cases of Pediatric Inflammatory Syndrome Tied to COVID-19
Health Care Workers at Risk From Mental Burden of COVID-19
Human Trials of Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine Begin in U.S.
New Coronavirus Strain More Contagious, Scientists Say
Low-Cost, Noninvasive Ventilator Feasible for Breathing Support
Guidance Developed for Lung Cancer Screening During COVID-19
HIV+ Men Are Not Receiving STD Testing, Prevention Services
ACE Inhibitors, ARBs Not Linked to In-Hospital COVID-19 Death
Guideline Issued for Nonsevere, Severe COVID-19 Therapy
Well-Controlled Blood Glucose May Improve COVID-19 Outcomes
Michigan Nursing Homes More Prepared for Pandemics Than in 2007
USPSTF Recommends Hep B Screening for Those at Increased Risk
PPE With More Coverage Ups Protection, but Harder to Don, Doff
Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrests Increased in Italy in 2020
Variation Seen in COVID-19 Tests, Hospitalization, Deaths Across NYC
Race and Income Influence Risk for Severe COVID-19
ACE Inhibitors, ARBs Not Linked to Risk for COVID-19
One-Third of U.S. Families Struggling to Meet Basic Needs
FDA Goes After Unproven COVID-19 Antibody Tests
Recommendations Made for PPE Use by HCPs in COVID-19 Care
Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms Seen in China After COVID-19
Patients With Cancer Seem More Vulnerable to COVID-19
Early Awake Proning for COVID-19 Improves Oxygen Saturation
Hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 Ups Risk for QTc Prolongation
With Many States Reopening, COVID-19 Testing Levels Still Too Low
During Outbreak, Most Pregnant Women Had High Zika Awareness
Physician's Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup
FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for Remdesivir
COVID-19 Case Fatality Rate Increased for Cancer Patients
Impact of COVID-19 on Oncology Clinical Trials Discussed
RV Strain on Echocardiogram May ID High-Risk COVID-19 Patients
Contact Tracing Can Cut Time to Case Isolation in SARS-CoV-2
Fear of COVID-19 Keeping Adults From Emergency Care
Anosmia in COVID-19 Linked to Lower Risk for Admission
Black Patients Overrepresented in Hospitalized COVID-19 Cohort
Incidence of Enteric Infections Due to Pathogens Up or Stable
Symptomatic Health Care Staff in U.K. Screened for COVID-19
Pandemic Disrupting Health Care for 55 Percent of Older Adults
Remdesivir May Accelerate Recovery From Severe COVID-19
Rate, Timing of Altered Smell, Taste in Mild COVID-19 Examined
Large-Vessel Stroke Described in Young Adults With COVID-19
Men Have More Serious Disease, Higher Death Rate From COVID-19
NIH Launches $500 Million Contest to Produce Best COVID-19 Test
Guidelines Recommended for ECMO Use in Setting of Pandemic
Almost All COVID-19 Patients Have Diminished Sense of Smell
Many Health Care Workers Face Risk for Poor Outcomes With COVID-19
David Shulkin, M.D., on COVID-19 Financial Consequences for Health Care System
GI Manifestations Seen for Nearly One in Three With SARS-CoV-2
Primary PCI Remains Standard of Care for STEMI During COVID-19
Thromboembolic Complications in COVID-19 Discussed
Nearly Half of U.S. Population Breathes Unhealthy Air
Most SARS-CoV-2-Positive Pregnant Women Asymptomatic at Screening
Rare, Serious Illness May Occur in Children With COVID-19
National Coronavirus Testing Strategy Announced as U.S. Cases Top 1 Million
Recommendations Developed for Anesthesia Use During COVID-19
45.4 Percent of U.S. Adults at Risk for Complications With COVID-19
High Rate of Pulmonary Embolism Found for Patients With COVID-19
Adding High-Dose Chloroquine Not Advised for Severe COVID-19
Patients Aged 60 to 69 Most Often Hospitalized With COVID-19
Neurologic Features Tied to ARDS in Severe COVID-19 Described
WHO: No Evidence COVID-19 Survivors Cannot Be Reinfected
FDA Warns of Bogus Claims by Makers of Hand Sanitizer
Pulse Oximetry May Be Overused in Infants With Bronchiolitis
SARS-CoV-2 Not Detected in Semen After COVID-19 Recovery
Direct Medical Costs of COVID-19 Infection Are Considerable
Recommendations Issued for Imaging Use in Pediatric COVID-19
Physician's Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup
Americans Report Concerns Over Their Mental Health During Pandemic
HTN, Obesity, Diabetes Common in U.S. COVID-19 Patients
Premature Posting of Remdesivir Findings Were 'Inconclusive'
FDA Warns About Treating COVID-19 With Unproven Drugs
Survey Finds Anesthesiologists Prepared for COVID-19 Patients
COVID-19 Outcomes Worse With Diabetes, Hyperglycemia
Infection Rate Up Prior to Detection of Malignant Cancer
Review: MMR, MMRV, MMR+V Vaccines Are Effective, Safe
SARS-CoV-2 Stays in Respiratory Samples Longer in Severely Ill
More Than One in Five Children in Home Confinement Report Depression
COVID-19-Linked Changes Reported in Rheumatic Disease Patient Care
CDC: More Chemical Exposures Reported in January to March 2020
SARS-CoV-2 Can Spread Rapidly in Homeless Shelters
White House Announces Payment Plan for Uninsured COVID-19 Patients
'Health Force' to Combat Pandemic Proposed by U.S. Senators
Lopinavir/Ritonavir, Umifenovir Ineffective for Mild COVID-19
AAD Establishes Registry for Skin Manifestations of COVID-19
Mild, No Symptoms Seen for Most Children With SARS-CoV-2 Infection
ACEIs/ARBs Not Linked to Severity or Mortality of COVID-19
Hydroxychloroquine Seems Not to Cut Ventilator Use in COVID-19
Expert Panel: There Are No Proven Drug Treatments for COVID-19
Rapid COVID-19 Test Can Produce False Negatives
Scoring System Helps Guide Surgical Care During COVID-19
Obesity Ups Risk for COVID-19 Severity
ST-Segment Elevation Described in Patients With COVID-19
COVID-19 Tied to Unique Nasal Symptoms
Mental Health Consequences of COVID-19 Pandemic Explored
FDA Authorizes COVID-19 Test That Uses Samples Collected at Home
LA County COVID-19 Infections Far Exceed Number of Confirmed Cases
Bundled Rapid HIV/Hep C Testing May Improve Infection Awareness
Cardiac Cath Lab STEMI Activations Drop During Pandemic
Coinfection With SARS-CoV-2, Other Respiratory Pathogens ID'd
176,190 U.S. Children Estimated to Have SARS-CoV-2 by April 6, 2020
Expanding Symptom Screening Criteria Can Up COVID-19 Detection
Public Health Measures Cut COVID-19 Transmission in Hong Kong
Lab Protocol Failures Led to Ineffective COVID-19 Tests From CDC
Diabetes Increases Risk for Poorer Prognosis in COVID-19
Benefit of Social Distancing Outweighs Economic Impact
COVID-19 Patients May Require ENT Consults for Varied Reasons
Guidance Presented for Contact Lens Use During COVID-19
Physician's Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup
CDC Looks at Transmission of COVID-19 to Health Care Workers
Incidence of SARS-CoV-2 Infection Stable in Iceland
Insomnia Common Among Medical Staff During COVID-19 in China
Asthma Not Common in COVID-19 Patients Who Have Died
Scientists Design Protective Respirator for Health Care Workers
Risk for Severe COVID-19 May Be Up in People With COPD, Smokers
IDSA Issues Rapid Guidelines for Treatment of COVID-19
Chest X-Ray Findings Normal for Many Confirmed COVID-19 Cases
Recurrent Winter Outbreaks of SARS-CoV-2 Projected
Sharp Drop in Demand Seen for COVID-19 Tests at Private Labs
FDA Urges COVID-19 Survivors to Donate Plasma
CRISPR-Based Test Can Diagnose COVID-19 in Under 60 Minutes
Telehealth Usage Was Growing Among Internists Prior to COVID-19
Guidance Developed for Treating Cardiac Arrest During COVID-19
Guidance Issued for Breast Cancer Care During COVID-19
Surgery Department Outlines Rapid Response to COVID-19
Compliance With Self-Isolation Influenced by Compensation
Survey Shows Lack of COVID-19 Concern Even Among Those at Risk
Obesity Is Risk Factor for COVID-19 Hospital Admission in <60s
Intubation Initiated in One in Five Who Died of COVID-19 in China
Common Coronaviruses Are Highly Seasonal
Public Health Interventions Improved COVID-19 Control in Wuhan
SARS-CoV-2 Contamination of Air, Surfaces Examined in ICU, Wards
Review: Quarantine Effective for Reducing Infection, Death
Smell, Taste Impairment Linked to COVID-19 Positivity
CDC: Public Policy Measures Important for Social Distancing
U.S. Government Says COVID-19 Antibody Tests Must Be Free
First Saliva Test for COVID-19 Approved by FDA
Model Forecasts When COVID-19 Demand Will Exceed Capacity
COVID-19 RNA Detectable in Patient Fecal Matter
First Wave of COVID-19 Abated With Control Measures in China
Medical Masks May Be Sufficient During COVID-19 Routine Care
Hep C Screening Recommended for Adults, Pregnant Women
Physicians Report Expanding Use of Off-Label COVID-19 Treatments
Survey IDs Those Most Affected by One-Month COVID-19 Lockdown
High Rates of Appropriate E-Consults Seen Across Specialties
Chloroquine COVID-19 Trial Stopped After Patient Deaths
COVID-19 Antibody Tests Underway in California
Guidance Issued for Infants Born to Mothers With COVID-19
Mechanical Ventilation Needed by Most COVID-19 Patients in ICU
Recommendations Issued for Use of Imaging in Adults With COVID-19
CDC Report Details Geographic Variation in U.S. COVID-19 Cases, Deaths
Remdesivir May Improve Oxygen-Support Class in Severe COVID-19
Physician's Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup
Contact Tracing ID'd Large Multifamily COVID-19 Cluster in Chicago
Neurologic Effects Seen in a Third of Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients
Temperature, UV Radiation Not Linked to Incidence of COVID-19
FDA Approves New Way to Decontaminate N95 Face Masks
Anxiety Up for Nonmedical Health Care Workers Versus Those on Front Lines
Face Masks Offer Slight Protective Effect From Flu-Like Illness
Current Models for COVID-19 Diagnosis, Prognosis Unreliable
Doctors Report on Four COVID-19 Infections in Newborns in China
Another COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Begins in the United States
FDA Warns of False Claims That Chlorine Dioxide Can Treat COVID-19
NIH Launches Clinical Trial of Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19
COVID-19 Came to New York City From Europe, Not Asia
Clinical Trial Underway to Test Nitric Oxide in COVID-19 Patients
Suppressing Stomach Acid May Up Intestinal Growth of MDROs
HHS Report Looks at Hospital Experiences With COVID-19
ATS Provides Interim Guidance for Management of COVID-19
Convalescent Plasma Treatment Promising in Severe COVID-19
Older Adults, Men, Preexisting Conditions Tied to COVID-19 Death
Children With COVID-19 Do Not Always Have Cough, Fever
COVID-19 Killing Two Times More Men Than Women in NYC
CDC Removes Prescribing Guidelines for Antimalarial Drugs
Some Multidrug-Resistant Bacterial Infections Down in U.S.
Children Have Milder Disease Course, Better COVID-19 Prognosis
Guidelines Developed for COVID-19 Patients in ICU
Surgical, Cotton Masks Not Effective for Filtering SARS-CoV-2
Most COVID-19 Fatalities Are Men Over 50 With Chronic Disease
USPSTF Against Bacterial Vaginosis Screening to Prevent Preterm Delivery
Compliance Higher if Stay-at-Home Extensions Are Shorter Than Thought
Serious Concerns Associated With COVID-19 Pandemic Reported
Side Effects Seen With Use of Chloroquine Against COVID-19
Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer Adjusted During COVID-19
No Treatment Change Needed for Peds IBD During COVID-19 Pandemic
School Closures Could Further Complicate COVID-19 Effort
Recommendations Issued for GI Procedures During COVID-19
Social Distancing Minimizes COVID-19 Spread in Assisted Living
Majority of Physicians Report Serious Concerns About COVID-19
FDA Authorizes Use of Chinese-Approved Masks in United States
Model Shows Hep C-Infected Kidney Transplants Beneficial, Cost-Effective
Bacteremia Risk Higher in Older Patients Hospitalized With IBD
Comorbidity, Age, Time to Treatment Linked to COVID-19 Progression
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Might Aid in Severe COVID-19
Hydroxychloroquine Can Shorten Time to Recovery in COVID-19
Sentinel Surveillance Can Help Monitor Epidemiology of COVID-19
Physician's Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup
Model Projects COVID-19 Deaths in Italy Through Mid-April
Presymptomatic Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 ID'd in Singapore
Test Vaccine Elicits Strong Ab Response to SARS-CoV-2 in Mice
Enrollment Begins in NIH-Sponsored Trial of Remdesivir for COVID-19 Patients
Higher Alcohol Intake May Harm Bone Health in HIV Patients
Gastrointestinal Symptoms Common in COVID-19 Patients
Amid COVID-19 Crisis, Blood Donor Restrictions Eased
N.Y. Hospital Converts Sleep Apnea Machines Into Ventilators
Test for COVID-19 Antibodies Approved by FDA
COVID-19 Outbreak Described in Long-Term Care Facility
Unemployed Workers Less Likely to Be Uninsured Post-ACA
Hospitalizations for Chronic Liver Disease on the Rise
Risk Factors for Missed Appendicitis Diagnosis Identified
Burden of Clostridioides difficile Infection Down in the U.S.
Guidelines Developed for Head and Neck Care During COVID-19
Transmission Control Measures Tied to Delay in COVID-19 Growth
CT Scores Higher With Longer Time to COVID-19 Diagnosis
Severe COVID-19 Risk Up With Existing Health Conditions in U.S.
Imported Masks, Other Medical Supplies Arriving in U.S.
Half of People With COVID-19 Do Not Have Symptoms, Iceland Testing Shows
Persistent Positive SARS-CoV-2 Found in Sputum, Feces Samples
Patients With Mild COVID-19 May Present With Digestive Symptoms
Ocular Abnormalities Seen in One-Third of COVID-19 Patients
U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll Could Reach 240,000, Task Force Warns
Decontamination Method Adopted to Ease N95 Mask Shortage
Case Fatality Ratio for COVID-19 Estimated at 1.38 Percent
WHO Issues Guidance on Prevention of COVID-19 at LTCFs
Doctors, Hospitals, Pharmacies Warned Not to Stockpile Meds
Preventionists Report Widespread Shortages of Protective Equipment
Statement Issued on Use of Anesthesia Machines as Ventilators
FDA Grants First Approval of Convalescent Plasma Therapy in COVID-19 Patient
Artificial Intelligence Framework May Predict ARDS in COVID-19
U.S. Army Opens Field Hospital in New York City
ASA Warns Against Multiple Patients Per Ventilator
Concomitant Myocardial Injury With COVID-19 Infection Linked to Fatal Outcome
Patients Viral Positive for Days After COVID-19 Resolution
President Extends Social Distancing to April 30 as COVID-19 Cases Surge
Physician's Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup
PPE Negative for SARS-CoV-2 After Patient Contact
Half of Americans Anxious About Getting COVID-19
Elastomeric Half-Mask Respirator Training Feasible in Health Care
Three Neonates Born to Mothers With COVID-19 ID'd as Positive
Workers at Risk for COVID-19 Exposure Can Access Online Training
Restricting Activities in Wuhan Until April Could Slow COVID-19 Peak
Gilead Backs Down on Special Designation for Possible COVID-19 Drug
Fostemsavir Active in Multidrug-Resistant HIV-1 Infection
CDC: Rates of STIs Up From 2016 to 2018 Among Women Giving Birth
Prospective, Randomized Studies of AI Lacking in Medical Imaging
Lung Recruitability Can Be Assessed at Bedside in COVID-19
Increased Risk for SARS-CoV-2 Seen in Cancer Patients in Wuhan
Model Shows Combined Efforts May Cut SARS-CoV-2 Infections
Article Addresses Allocation of Ventilators During Pandemic
FDA Issues Safety Alert for COVID-19 Risk With Fecal Transplant
FDA Eases Access to Blood Plasma Treatment for COVID-19 Patients
Artificial Intelligence Model Can Detect COVID-19 on Chest CT
Guidance Issued for Perioperative Management of COVID-19 Patients
CDC: Prevalence of Any Past, Present Hep B Infection 4.3 Percent
National Health Spending Expected to Increase Through 2028
36 Percent of Available Hospital Beds Unoccupied on Typical Day
Cardiac Injury Linked to Increased Mortality in COVID-19
Shortages Seen for Drugs That Show Promise Against COVID-19
Anesthesia Procedure Outlined for Emergency Surgery in COVID-19 Patients
Information on COVID-19 Provided for Gastroenterologists
No Evidence Found for SARS-CoV-2 Vertical Transmission to Fetus
IDSA Issues Recommendations for COVID-19 Testing
Article Addresses Management of Cancer Care During COVID-19
Mental Health at Risk for Health Care Workers Treating COVID-19
Misconceptions ID'd About COVID-19 Among General Public
CDC: Modest Decreases Seen in TB Cases, TB-Related Deaths
More Americans Recognizing Importance of COVID-19 Safety Measures
Guidance Issued for Prenatal Care in Setting of COVID-19
Management of Elective Surgery Reviewed in Setting of COVID-19
COVID-19 Point-of-Care Diagnostic Granted Emergency Use Authorization
National Guard Activated in Three States as U.S. COVID-19 Cases Rise
Epclusa Approved for Children With Any Hepatitis C Genotype
E. Coli Outbreak Tied to Clover Sprouts Rises to 39 Cases in Six States
Physician's Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup
Statement Addresses Concerns About Heart Meds and COVID-19
Serial Interval of COVID-19 Estimated at 3.96 Days
Incidence of Subclinical CT Changes High in COVID-19 Cases
Incidence of Tuberculosis High in Children Exposed to the Disease
Lopinavir-Ritonavir No Benefit in Adults With Severe COVID-19
Californians Ordered to Stay Home Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Guidelines Provided for Ophthalmologists in COVID-19 Setting
Digestive Symptoms Reported for About Half of COVID-19 Patients
U.S. Seniors at Higher Risk for Severe Illness, Death With COVID-19
U.S. Colleges Preparing Empty Dorms to House Coronavirus Patients
Supply Shortages Hinder COVID-19 Testing in the United States
Antibiotics in First Year of Life May Up Risk for T1DM by Age 10
COVID-19 Preparedness for Radiology Departments Outlined
Transmission of COVID-19 Among Crew on Cruise Ship Investigated
Trump Signs Massive COVID-19 Relief Package Into Law
41 Percent of U.S. Adults at Risk for Serious Illness With COVID-19
U.S. May Not Have Enough Ventilators for COVID-19 Patients
Chinese Researchers Say Flu Drug Effective Against COVID-19
COVID-19 Epidemic in Iran Likely to Be Substantial
Demographics May Predict Choice to Not Vaccinate Children
Chat Users Report Flu-Like Symptoms With Keto Diet
Per-Capita Medical Radiation Exposure Down in United States
Children Susceptible to COVID-19 but Less Severely Affected
Medicare Expands Telemedicine Coverage During COVID-19 Pandemic
Common Features on Chest CT May Aid Diagnosis of COVID-19
Climate Similar in Cities With Biggest Outbreaks of COVID-19
New Coronavirus Guidelines Discourage Gatherings of More Than 10
Race, Insurance Status Linked to Lower Cancer Survival
Americans Detail Behavior Changes Amid COVID-19 Threat
N.Y. and Colorado Ask Former Health Care Workers to Return to Workforce
Antibiotics May Not Help Children With Suspected Pneumonia
Case Series Indicates COVID-19 Not Transmitted In Utero
Amid Increased COVID-19 Fears, U.S. Extends Ban on Foreign Travel
Thousands in U.S. May Already Be Infected With SARS-CoV-2
President Trump Declares Coronavirus a National Emergency
Hep C Testing, Treatment Rates Low at Federally Qualified Health Centers
Evidence Points to GI Infection by SARS-CoV-2
Enoki Mushrooms From Korea Linked to Deadly U.S. Listeria Outbreak
Details Provided for U.S. Person-to-Person Transmission of SARS-CoV-2
Risk Factors Linked to In-Hospital Death in COVID-19 Identified
Second Case of HIV-1 Cure After Stem Cell Transplant Reported
Many Clinicians Unaware of Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis
Trump Bans Travel From Most of Europe Amid COVID-19 Fears
Acute Appendicitis Incidence Not Randomly Distributed
Risk for Liver Cancer Down With Low-Dose Aspirin in Hepatitis B, C
U.S. Blood Donors Needed in Face of COVID-19 Crisis
WHO Declares Coronavirus a Pandemic
Daily Rounding Helps Curb CAUTIs in Pediatric ICU Patients
New HIV PrEP Drug Not Cost-Effective Compared With Generic
Typical Chest CT Findings Help Screen for Coronavirus Infection
Number of COVID-19 Cases Tops 1,000 in the United States
Median Incubation Period Estimated at 5.1 Days for COVID-19
Diabetes-Related Lower-Extremity Complications Increasing
Millions of Coronavirus Test Kits Available Soon, Vice President Says
2018 Health Care Spending Up Due to Higher Prices
Adjuvanted FLU-v Vaccine Immunogenic in Healthy Adults
Amid COVID-19 Outbreak, State Dept Cautions Against Travel by Cruise Ship
Fraudulent Coronavirus 'Meds' Targeted by FDA
Rotavirus Vaccination, Type 1 Diabetes Not Linked in Children
Hospital Infection Control Can Prevent COVID-19 Transmission
California Cruise Ship Passengers Await COVID-19 Test Results
Less Than 1 in 4 Perinatally Exposed Infants Tested for Hep C
Female Clinical Chairs Paid Significantly Less Than Men
Long-Acting Cabotegravir, Rilpivirine Noninferior in HIV-1
California Holds Cruise Ship Offshore for COVID-19 Testing
Considerable Increase Seen in List, Net Prices of Branded Drugs
Racial/Ethnic Insurance Coverage Disparity Down Since ACA
1996 to 2016 Saw Increases in U.S. Spending on Health Care
Cough, Fever Most Common Initial Symptoms of COVID-19
Repeated Courses of Antibiotics Linked to Hospital Admissions
Chest CT More Sensitive Than RT-PCR for Diagnosing COVID-19
Emergency Measure Will Get More Respirators to U.S. Health Care Workers
Focus on Vaccinating Elderly May Not Be Enough for Flu Protection
FDA Approves Generics of ProAir HFA and Daraprim
CDC Broadens Testing Guidelines for Coronavirus
Three More COVID-19 Deaths Reported at Washington State Nursing Home
USPSTF Recommends Screening All Adults for Hepatitis C Virus
Chest CT Findings for COVID-19 More Common Later in Infection
U.S. Coronavirus Cases Now at 89
HIV-Infected Youth Less Likely to Achieve Viral Suppression
CDC Makes Changes to Coronavirus Testing Efforts
Facebook Bans False or Alarming Coronavirus Ads
Adults May Not Need Tetanus, Diphtheria Booster Shots
First U.S. Case of 'Unknown Origin' COVID-19 Identified
First U.S. Trial of Possible Coronavirus Treatment Begins
Influence of Politics Has Not Waned in Opinions About ACA
Mistreatment, Discrimination Still Common for Medical Students
Judge Says More Answers Needed About Relocation of COVID-19 Patients
$2.5 Billion Coronavirus Plan Sent to Congress
Children's Vaccine Patterns Mainly Classified as Recommended
Global Coronavirus Outbreaks Stoking Fears of Pandemic
CDC: U.S. Coronavirus Cases Reach 34
Dengue Virus Infection May Increase Risk for Developing Leukemia
Most Doctors Perceive Benefits of Vaccines for Children Program
Major Malformations Up With Macrolide Prescribing in Pregnancy
U.S. Coronavirus Cases Now Stand at 26
Vaccine Effectiveness 45 Percent for Flu Virus Linked to ARI
First Coronavirus Death Reported in South Korea
Many Transgender Youth Intentionally Avoid Disclosure
Number of COVID-19 Cases in China Lower With New Counting Method
Quarantine Ends on Cruise Ship in Japan as Coronavirus Cases Near 75,000
Risk for Adverse Events Up With Low-Dose Methotrexate
Japanese Couple on Delta Flight From Hawaii Diagnosed With Coronavirus
Chinese Report Says Majority of Coronavirus Cases Are Mild
U.S. Life Expectancy to Reach 85 by 2060
Telemarketer Access to Medicare Information to Be Investigated
CDC: Coronavirus Spreads Most Easily When Patients Are Sickest
2010 to 2017 Saw >5,000 Travel-Linked Dengue Virus Cases in U.S.
Short-Course Rifamycin-Based Regimens Preferred for Latent TB
No Sign of Vertical Transmission of COVID-19 Found in Late Pregnancy
CDC: Some Coronavirus Testing Kits Sent to States Are Faulty
Coronavirus Cases, Deaths Rise Sharply
2011 to 2018 Saw Decline in Problems Paying Medical Bills
Coronavirus Spread Slows, but Death Toll Jumps to 1,113
Congo Ebola Outbreak Seems to Be Easing
ASA: Herpes Zoster Vaccine May Reduce Risk for Stroke
S. aureus Colonization Increased in Skin Lesions in Lupus Patients
Adding Maraviroc to c-ART No Better in Advanced HIV
Coronavirus Fears Have U.S. Pharmacies Running Out of Face Masks
Broad Clinical Spectrum Linked to Pediatric MOG Antibodies
Coronavirus Death Toll Tops 1,000; 13th U.S. Case Confirmed
Empathy Declines as Students Progress Through Medical School
CDC Outlines U.S. Process of Evaluating Patients for 2019-nCoV
Single Dose of HPV Vaccine May Cut Preinvasive Cervical Disease
Seniors Have Concerns About Affording Health Insurance
Man Residing in China First U.S. Citizen to Die From Coronavirus
Chinese Doctor Among First to Warn About Coronavirus Dies From Virus
Number of Nurse Practitioners More Than Doubled 2010 to 2017
CT Scan Features Described for 2019 Novel Coronavirus Infection
Hexavalent Vaccine Included in Vaccines for Children Program
More Americans Evacuated From China Due to Coronavirus
Recommended Immunization Schedule for Children, Teens Updated
Reference Pricing Linked to Lower Prices Paid by Employers
WHO Seeks $675 Million for Coronavirus Fight
H. pylori Eradication Cuts Gastric Cancer Risk in Those With Family History
Many Antibiotic Rx Filled Without Infection-Related Diagnosis
Second Coronavirus Death Reported Outside China
Costs of ART Regimens Increasing, Outpacing Inflation
Vegetarian Diet Tied to Lower Risk for Urinary Tract Infection
Modeling Studies Show Cervical Cancer Could Be Eliminated
U.S. Adult Immunization Schedule Updated for 2020
HIV Vaccine Ineffective, Clinical Trial Halted
Spread of 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak Estimated
Experimental Antiviral Drug to Be Tested Against New Coronavirus
Whether HPV Vaccination Will Prevent Cervical Cancer Unclear
Clinical Characteristics ID'd for 99 Patients With 2019 Novel Coronavirus
Hydromorphone-CR Exposure Ups Heart Infection Risk in PWID
In Early Stages, Novel 2019 Coronavirus Doubling Every 7.4 Days
2017 to 2018 Saw Increase in Life Expectancy in the United States
U.S. Reports First Person-to-Person Transmission of Coronavirus
U.S. Spends More on Health Care, but Has Worse Life Expectancy
New Coronavirus Infections in China Top 2003 SARS Total
FDA Tells Purell Manufacturer to Stop Making False Claims
Gender Gap Persists in Starting Salary for Physicians
Coronavirus Deaths Top 100 in China
Drug Price-Fixing Charge Laid Against 'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli
Adult Exposure to Chickenpox Cuts Shingles Risk
Clinical Features ID'd for First 2019 Novel Coronavirus Patients
Wealthy Pay Most to Finance U.S. Health Care
Tdap or Td Vaccine May Be Used for Decennial Td Booster Doses
Coronavirus Cases Top 2,700 in China, Five in the United States
Many U.S. Adults Misinformed About the Flu, Vaccination
New Hospital Being Built in China for Coronavirus Outbreak
Chicago Woman Is Second U.S. Case of Wuhan Coronavirus
High-Dose IV Vitamin C Does Not Speed Resolution of Septic Shock
CDC: HIV-1/HIV-2 Differentiation Test Increasingly Used in U.S.
Major Insurers Offer $55 Million to Lower Generic Drug Costs
Fewer Than Half of Clinical Trials Comply With Reporting Laws
China Bans Travel in Wuhan, Four Nearby Cities
Fast-Track Review of ACA Lawsuit Rejected by U.S. Supreme Court
ACP: Medicare for All Needed to Fix 'Ill' U.S. Health Care System
First U.S. Patient With Coronavirus ID'd in Washington State
Wearable Device Data May Help Predict Flu-Like Illness Patterns
Human-to-Human Transmission of Chinese Coronavirus Confirmed
Second Death From New Coronavirus Reported in China
Stomach Virus Strikes 170 Yosemite Visitors, Staff
Acute Flaccid Myelitis Features Differ in Peak, Nonpeak Years
Level of Antibiotic Prescribing High for Children in Tennessee
Single-Payer System Would Likely Save Money
Sepsis Associated With Almost 20 Percent of Global Deaths
Japan Reports First Case of New Coronavirus
ACA Tied to Narrowing of Disparities in Access to Care
Ageism Predicts Significantly Worse Health Outcomes
New Coronavirus in China Could Possibly Spread Between Humans
CDC: Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak Over
Evolution of Approval, Regulation Processes for Drugs Explored
Enterovirus A71 Outbreak in Children ID'd in Colorado Hospital
Doctor Replacement Ratios Higher in Largest, Hospital-Owned Practices
Vaccine Program Recovery Difficult After Public Scares
Physicians Spend >16 Minutes Per Encounter on EHR Use
China Reports First Death in Coronavirus Outbreak
Burnout in Med Students Tied to Perceived Stress, Phone Behavior
Incidental Lymphopenia Linked to Increased Risk for Mortality
Mandatory Vaccination Ups Prevalence of Vaccine Coverage
Mortality Risk in Oropharynx Cancer Varies Based on HPV Status
California May Start Producing Its Own Medicines
Recruitment Satisfactory for Foreign-Educated Health Providers
Neighborhood Disadvantage Impacts Hospital Quality Ratings
New Coronavirus May Be Cause of Viral Pneumonia Outbreak in China
CDC Warns of Tough Flu Season Ahead
Untreated Oral Infection Not Tied to Stem Cell Transplant Outcomes
Large Gap Found in Health Administrative Spending for U.S., Canada
Early Antiretroviral Therapy May Not Achieve HIV Remission in Infants
HIV+ Patients Lose Immunity to Smallpox Despite Vaccination
Heart Transplants From Hep C Virus-Positive Donors Seem Safe
CDC: Young Adults Who Ever Received HPV Vaccine on the Rise
American Embassy in China Issues Health Alert Over Illness Outbreak
Risk for Blood Clots Increased With PICC Placement in Children
Price Hikes for Hundreds of Medications
Treating Colonized Parents May Cut S. Aureus Transmission in NICU
Poll: Older Adults Frequently Use Online Physician Ratings
Routine HPV Testing May Be Warranted for Sinonasal Cancers
Guidance Developed for Providing Quality STD Care
Patient Experiences Modestly Worse After Hospital Acquisition
Nurses Can Help Manage Drug Interactions in HIV/Hep C Treatment
Machine Learning System Makes More Alerts for Med Errors
Samoa Ends State of Emergency Over Measles
CDC: Cases of Flu Continue to Mount Across America
Protection Similar With Single, Multiple HPV Vaccine Doses
Many Hospitals Fail to Provide Instructions for Patient Portals
Psychological Safety at Work Tied to Hospital Infection Prevention
Most Children Do Not Have Positive Results to Antibiotic Challenge
Transplant Outcomes Similar With Lungs From 'Increased-Risk' Donors
Patient Share of Out-of-Network Costs Rising
Vaccination Rates Improved With Removal of Nonmedical Exemptions
Enrollment in Affordable Care Act Holds Steady for Third Straight Year
FDA Gives First Ebola Vaccine for Adults the Green Light
Private Care Program for U.S. Vets Gets $8.9 Billion in Budget Deal
FDA to Allow States to Import Prescription Drugs From Other Countries
USPSTF Recommends Behavioral Counseling for STI Prevention
Possible Measles Exposures Occurred at LA International Airport
One in 10 Hospital Patients May Carry C. Diff at Admission
Hospital-Level Home Acute Care Can Cut Costs, Health Care Use
Outcomes Worse for Rural Residents With Chronic Conditions
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Ups Risk for Serious Viral Infections
Five-Year Mortality Up in Older Adults With Unplanned Admission
Hahn Confirmed as New FDA Chief
Incidence of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Lung Disease Rising
Few Child Care Centers Report Flu Vaccine Requirements
Antibiotics Often Prescribed Without Documented Indication
State Legislators React to Preventable Disease Outbreaks
U.S. Primary Care Doctors Face Challenges in Coordinating Care
Few MMR-Vaccine Eligible Children Receive Vaccine Before Travel
U.S. Health Care Spending Up 4.6 Percent in 2018
2016 to 2019 Saw Increase in Medical Students With Disabilities
Extending HPV Vaccination to Age 45 Provides Small Additional Benefit
Rural Population Underrepresented Among Medical Students
Retail Prescription Drug Prices Fall for First Time in 45 Years
Annual Reported Measles Incidence Dropped From 2000 to 2018
More Than 100 E. Coli Illnesses Now Linked to Romaine Lettuce
Seven Deaths in California From Infections Tied to Black Tar Heroin
Services Affected by Rural Hospitals Joining Health Systems
New HIV Infections Remained Stable in U.S. From 2013 to 2017
Physician Depressive Symptoms Tied to Higher Risk for Medical Errors
Adults Not Living in Metro Areas Have Reduced Access to Care
Digital Sepsis Monitoring May Improve Inpatient Outcomes
New Federal Program Provides Free HIV Prevention Drugs to Uninsured
Outcomes of Hep C Screening Intervention Examined
Government Shut Down as Samoa Battles Measles Outbreak
End-Stage Renal Disease Patients at Higher Risk for Syphilis
Risk for Hospital Admission Up With Short-Term PM2.5 Exposure
Continuous PPI Use May Increase Risk for Acute Gastroenteritis
Antimicrobial Resistance Patterns Examined for Adult, Peds HAIs
U.S. Life Expectancy Dropped Since 2014 for Working-Age Adults
Death Toll in Samoa Measles Epidemic Reaches 25
Polio Vaccines Causing Polio Cases
Risk for Skin Infections, Diabetes Increase With Statin Use
Maternal Efavirenz May Up Risk for Microcephaly Among Offspring
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