• Flu, COVID-19 or Both? Don't Overlook Co-Infection, CDC Urges

    1 month ago - By MedPageToday

    When a patient presents with acute respiratory symptoms this fall, clinicians should consider three options: influenza, COVID-19, or co-infection, CDC experts said.
    And given the likelihood that influenza and SARS-CoV-2 will...
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  • Predicting lethal pulmonary hypoplasia in congenital diaphragmatic hernia : Institutional experience combined with CDH registry outcomes

    Predicting lethal pulmonary hypoplasia in congenital diaphragmatic hernia : Institutional experience combined with CDH registry outcomes

    1 month ago - By Journal of Pediatric Surgery

    The Severe Pulmonary Hypoplasia and Evaluation for Resuscitative Efforts protocol was developed to attempt to identify CDH patients with likely lethal pulmonary hypoplasia. We present our experience with this protocol and utilize the CDH Registry to critically assess the protocol.
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  • Allocation of resources and development of guidelines for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation : Experience from a pediatric center in the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic

    1 month ago - By Journal of Pediatric Surgery

    The rapid spread of coronavirus disease 2019 has exceeded the standard capacity of many hospital systems and led to an unprecedented scarcity of resources, including the already limited resource of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. With the large amount of critically ill patients and the highly contagious nature of the virus, significant consideration of ECMO candidacy is crucial for both appropriate allocation of resources as well as ensuring protection of health care personnel.
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  • Tough to Tell COVID From Smoke Inhalation Symptoms

    1 month ago - By Medscape

    Facilities already strapped for testing supplies and PPE must first rule out COVID-19 in these patients, because many of the symptoms they present with are the same as those caused by the virus.
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  • Black, Hispanic COVID-19 patients likely to develop acute pancreatitis

    1 month ago - By Healio

    COVID-19 patients who were Black or Hispanic were more likely to receive a pancreatitis diagnosis after adjusting for multivariate analysis, according to study published in Gastroenterology.
    “This study shows that patients with COVID-19 can present with pancreatitis,” Arvind J. Trindade, MD, from the Institute of Health Innovations and Outcomes Research, Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, Northwell Health in Manhasset, New York, told Healio Gastroenterology. “Physicians should be screening for upper abdominal pain and, if present, order lipase levels. We also show
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