New Technology Enables Differentiation of Bacterial and Viral Infections
It can help inform appropriate antibiotic prescribing, but likely would only form part of testing protocol, experts say.
Public Health Watch: Infection Rare in Vaccinated Healthcare Workers
Greatest risk for infection among vaccinated may be at home rather than at work, researchers say.
Public Health Watch: Tracing the Evolution of COVID-19 Treatment in Hospitalized Patients
Annals of Internal Medicine study shows move away from hydroxychloroquine to more proven therapies.
Public Health Watch: Moderna Vaccine May Cause More Reactions, Higher Antibody Response
Study comparing mRNA shots finds variability in response, though both generally safe and effective.
Public Health Watch: A Warning System for the COVID-19 Hospital “Hurricane”
New model uses syndromic surveillance to predict admissions related to SARS-CoV-2.
Helmet Noninvasive Ventilation Produces Mixed Results in COVID-19
Study hoping to show reduced need for respiratory support with the approach failed to do so, though it does appear to limit the need for intubation.
Finding a Role for Remdesivir as Part of Combo Therapy for COVID-19
Regimen reduces mortality and recovery time in patients severely ill with pneumonia caused by the virus.
Genetic Sequencing Offers a Glimpse into the Potential of FMT in CDI
Genetic sequencing can help assess how patient gut flora compares to donor both before and after FMT, study finds.
Elective Surgery in the Time of COVID-19
Commentary highlights importance, recommends steps to continuing surgical practice during pandemic.
Highlighting the Neurologic Complications of COVID-19
Results from a study suggest that the effects of the virus on the brain may be more profound than respiratory symptoms.
Studies Find Varying Accuracy of COVID-19 Antibody Tests
“Higher-quality” evaluations of these technologies are “urgently needed,” researchers say.
Questions Remain on Corticosteroid Use in Severe COVID-19
A Letter to the Editor in Journal of Infection suggests findings to date may not be as positive as they appear.
COVID-19 Antibody Immunity May Last Only a Few Weeks
A new study adds to growing concern about short immunity duration and the potential for reinfection.
ERS Studies Highlight Long-Term Effects of COVID-19
COVID-19 patients require supervised pulmonary rehabilitation to recover ERS researchers say.
Varied Antibody Titers Among Recovered Patients Adds to COVID-19 Immunity Questions
JAMA Internal Medicine study focused on patients with mild disease.
Oscillatory Patterns in COVID-19 Cases, Deaths Highlights How Pandemic Affects Different Countries
Analysis finds 2-day “lag” in case counts, potentially suggesting testing delays.
Analysis Suggests Scope of COVID-19 Outbreak in US Was Underestimated in Early Days
An estimate that 100K may have been infected by mid-March dwarfs official figures.
Commentary Suggests That Remdesivir Should Only Be the Beginning
Drug has shown promise in COVID-19, but other, oral options are needed.
Swiss Researchers Propose New Method for Assessing COVID-19 Mortality
Symptomatic case fatality ratio and infection fatality ratio provide a more accurate picture of pandemic, they say.
IDSA, APHA Call on White House to Reverse Handling of COVID-19 Data
Organizations believe the CDC is best positioned to collect, analyze and distribute information that is vital to research and response efforts.
CDC Survey Reveals Telling Information on COVID-19 Outpatients
Results highlight burden of disease and potential issues associated with contact tracing.
'Warp Speed,' Without Cutting Corners on Safety
Efforts to develop a COVID-19 vaccine must not skip important steps during clinical evaluation, experts explain.
Adding to the Growing Knowledge of COVID-19 Racial Disparities
Black Americans bear a disproportional burden and negative outcomes from the coronavirus.
Pool Testing May Prove Viable Option for COVID-19
Analysis suggests approach may be particularly useful when testing resources are limited.
Public Health Watch: Analysis Highlights Role of COVID-19 Palliative Care
Findings reveal that most unhealthy seniors and/or their families opt for comfort-directed care rather than life-sustaining treatment.
Sobering UK Data as US Begins to Relax COVID-19 Measures - Public Health Watch
Analysis projects significant toll from virus, even with some measures in place.
Public Health Watch: A Call for Clarity on Remdesivir Distribution
The only new drug approved for COVID-19 treatment has limited efficacy, but is still desperately needed to fight pandemic.
CIDRAP Advocates for COVID-19 "Smart Testing" - Public Health Watch
A new report outlines the proven steps needed to implement a national strategy for SARS-CoV-2 screening.
Public Health Policy Can Augment Threat Posed by Infectious Diseases: Public Health Watch
Findings of BMC Public Health analysis suggest cost-cutting measures may delay diagnosis and treatment.
Taking Care of Mental Health While Treating COVID-19: Public Health Watch
A recent commentary calls for action to meet the mental health needs of patients and providers alike.
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