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Journal and News Scan
Interesting to follow up the translational potential of this rodent-model of carotid intimal re-hyperplasia/stenosis.
In a cohort of 416 patients hospitalized with COVID-19, nearly 20% had elevated troponins indicating myocardial injury. These patients also had a host of other serum and radiographic abnormalities, were older, had more comorbidities, and more often required ventilatory support. Their mortality rate was 51% compared to 4.5% for other hospitalized patients. Elevated troponins were an independent predictor of mortality (HR 4.26).
A frank, eye opening discussion with specific recommendations about allocating scarce resources in a time of pandemic.
A thoughtful commentary about the need for a triage committee to determine the optimal allocation of ventilators in a time of competing needs, and how these determinations are best communicated to caregivers and families.
This is an interesting systematic review looking at the evidence so far for chrloroquine for COVID. it is a fast moving field but this cheap option to treat coronavirus may soon become accepted for treatment once the studies have been fully evaluated.
Succinct recommendations for the management of COVID-19 cases in the operating room. Includes infographic outlining comprehensive operating room workflow, detailing the roles and responsibilities of each OR team member.
A succinct comment with a wealth of up-to-date references vis-a-vis the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.
Interesting input from a Stanford expert on the hottest topic on the planet at the moment.
The authors describe a thoughtful process for resource utilization in the setting of competing needs that optimizes survival for a popultion. Examples of existing guidelines are provided.
This important paper is the modeling that the UK has based its advice on.