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The Contagion® Respiratory Infections specialty page provides respiratory infection-specific clinical news and articles, coverage from conferences and meetings, links to condition-specific resources, and videos and other content.

RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS NEWS - Page 1

FDA Grants Emergency Use to Quest Diagnostics COVID-19 Self-Collection Kit
Collected specimens can be tested with the Quest Diagnostics SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR test to have received EUA from the FDA earlier in March.
Less Nasal ACE2 May Explain Fewer COVID-19 Cases in Children
Less ACE2 in nasal epithelium in children could present barrier to SARS-CoV-2 and explain the lower observed rate of pediatric infections.
Remdesivir Trial Inconclusive on Treatment Duration for COVID-19
An assessment of severe coronavirus patients administered either five-day or 10-day remdesivir treatment shows benefit is fairly similar, regardless of duration.
How Cancer Type Can Affect COVID-19 Risk
A new paper analyzed cancer types to determine which types of cancer put a patient at highest risk of contracting coronavirus.
Prior Outbreaks Allude to COVID-19 Psychiatric Manifestation Risks
Clinicians should be wary of risk for depression, anxiety, fatigue, PTSD, and, potentially, rare neuropsychiatric syndromes, in post-coronavirus patients.
Processes for Converting Pediatric ICU to COVID-19 Care Ward
While not without its challenges, converting a pediatric intensive care unit to care for adult novel coronavirus patients was the right decision for the Mass General Hospital for Children.
WHO Suspends Hydroxychloroquine Treatment in COVID-19 Solidarity Trial
Executive members of coronavirus therapy candidate global assessment came to decision after new data showed the therapy was linked to increased mortality and cardiovascular event risk.
Is Remdesivir a New COVID-19 Standard of Care? Clinicians Examine <i>NEJM</i> Data
Preliminary results were highly anticipated, given Anthony Fauci, MD, made optimistic statements about the drug in late April.
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