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Published on :  | By Daniel Orenstein

Ethics, Law & Policy Roundup: Staff, Stuff, Space & Systems

Facilities and Staff This Viewpoint by Guddati argues that facility policies that fail to provide adequate PPE for health care professionals, including those that prohibit using scarce PPE (specifically masks) when seeing patients not confirmed to be positive for COVID-19, Read More
Published on :  | By Daniel Orenstein

Ethics, Law & Policy Roundup: Staff, Stuff, Space & Systems

Facilities & Providers In response to case surge in Arizona, hospitals in the state requested waiver of several legal requirements that generally protect patients against abuse, neglect, and discrimination, as detailed in this Arizona Republic article. The state health department Read More
This case series describes clinical characteristics, treatment, and outcomes of 17 previously healthy SARS-CoV-2-infected children and adolescents who developed an inflammatory phenotype related to COVID-19 but distinct from Kawasaki disease (KD) and toxic shock syndrome (TSS). All patients were under Read More
This retrospective review describes the epidemiology, clinical, and laboratory features of patients with COVID-19 hospitalized at a children’s hospital in NYC. The authors reviewed all electronic medical records from hospitalized children and adolescents (≤21 years) who were tested based on Read More
This study describes the prevalence of positive SARS-CoV-2 test results among asymptomatic pregnant women presenting for labor and delivery at Yale New Haven health system hospitals. Findings suggest a low (<3%) prevalence of positive SARS-CoV-2 test results among asymptomatic patients Read More
This prospective observational cohort study presents information on the epidemiology, clinical course, and outcomes of critically ill patients with COVID-19 in New York City. The study took place at two New York-Presbyterian hospitals affiliated with Columbia University Irving Medical Center Read More
Published on :  | By Erika Cheng

Review: COVID-19 in pregnant women

This case series describes characteristics of pregnant women in New York City with confirmed or presumed coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infection. Beginning March 22, 2020, the authors contacted all pregnant women from one large obstetrical practice in New York City to Read More
This retrospective study assessed the characteristics and early outcomes of 200 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in the Bronx, focusing on obesity as a risk factor for poor outcomes. Using multivariate analysis, the authors found that severe obesity (BMI≥35), male sex, Read More
Published on :  | By Erika Cheng

Review: COVID-19 in children with cancer in New York City

This small study estimated the prevalence of SARS-COV-2 among pediatric cancer patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in the US. Between March 10 and April 12, 2020, the center performed a total of 335 tests for SARS-CoV-2 among 178 Read More
Published on :  | By Megan McHenry

Review: Detection of SARS-CoV-2 in placental and fetal membrane samples

This is a brief case series study on the placental/membrane SARS-CoV2 RNA PCR swab results of 11 symptomatic mothers with confirmed COVID-19 infection in pregnancy; only 3 were positive for SARS-CoV-2. All charts pregnant women diagnosed with COVID-19 who gave Read More

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