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Chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine, and azithromycin are being used to treat and prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) despite weak evidence for effectiveness, and physicians and patients should be aware of the drugs’ potentially serious adverse events, according to a review published in...
A multinational consensus statement from the Fleischner Society on the role of chest imaging in the management of patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was jointly published today in the journals Radiology and Chest. The statement is endorsed by the Radiological Society of North...
Clinicians from the Institute of Infectious Diseases at Beijing Ditan Hospital, Beijing, China, found that some patients had positive real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test results for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in the sputum or feces after the...
Individuals taking glucocorticoids for conditions such as asthma, allergies, and arthritis on a routine basis may be unable to mount a normal stress response and are at high risk if they are infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), according to a an editorial...
By Denise Baez Myocardial injury was significantly associated with fatal outcomes in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), while the prognosis of patients with underlying cardiovascular disease (CVD) but without myocardial injury appears relatively favourable, according to a study...

Conference Reports

By Eric Ramos

CHICAGO -- April 2, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled ECG algorithm accurately identifies left ventricular dysfunction (LVSD) in patients presenting to the emergency department with dyspnoea, outperforming N-terminal-prohormone BNP (NT-pro BNP), according to a...

By Alex Morrisson

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla -- April 1, 2020 - Use of sodium nitrite during active resuscitation did not significantly improve survival to hospital admission or to discharge among patients who suffered out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, according to a study presented at the...

By Nancy Melville

ORLANDO, Fla -- February 17, 2020 -- Elevations in cerebral blood flow velocity in the middle cerebral artery (MCA), as assessed with transcranial Doppler ultrasound, are associated with poor outcomes following subarachnoid haemorrhage, according to a study presented...

By Eric Ramos

BARCELONA, Spain -- January 28, 2020 -- Levels of certain circulating microRNAs and vasoactive amines are significantly higher in patients with syncope and can be used for early detection and diagnosis, according to a study presented here at The International Conference of...

By Nancy Melville

CHICAGO -- December 2, 2019 -- The use of immediate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the emergency department (ED) improves diagnostic accuracy in identifying scaphoid and other wrist fractures while reducing overall costs, according to a study presented here at the...

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