• FDA clears cardiopulmonary bypass support system for use in COVID-19, other conditions

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Abiomed announced its compact cardiopulmonary bypass system received 510 clearance from the FDA.
    During cardiopulmonary bypass, the compact new system can help provide oxygenation in patients with cardiogenic shock or respiratory failure from causes such as acute respiratory distress syndrome, H1N1, SARS or COVID-19 for up to 6 hours, according to a press release from the company.
    “The Breethe system is a breakthrough technology because it supports transition from bed to ambulation via system portability,” Zachary Kon, MD, associate professor of
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  • 6% of US adults hospitalized with COVID-19 work in health care

    1 month ago - By Healio

    In the United States, 6% of adults hospitalized with COVID-19 are health care personnel, an analysis indicated.
    Almost 30% of health care personnel with COVID-19 were admitted to the ICU, according to results published in MMWR.
    “Findings from this analysis of data from a multisite surveillance network highlight the prevalence of severe COVID-19-associated illness among HCP and potential for transmission of SARS-CoV-2 among HCP, which could decrease the workforce capacity of the health care system,” Anita K. Kambhampati, MPH, and colleagues from the CDC's COVID-NET
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  • Higher COVID Death Risk Spelled Out by Troponins, ECG

    Higher COVID Death Risk Spelled Out by Troponins, ECG

    1 month ago - By MedPageToday

    Hospitalized patients with COVID-19 and myocardial injury had a broad range of echocardiographic abnormalities that put them at higher risk of in-hospital mortality, according to registry data from spring 2020.
    Among 305 patients...
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  • Limited Data Do Not Support Use of Convalescent Plasma for COVID-19

    1 month ago - By Medscape

    There are insufficient data to support the use of convalescent plasma or hyperimmune immunoglobulin for patients hospitalized with COVID-19, according to an updated review.
    Reuters Health Information
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