Clinical Characteristics Within a cohort study of 1641 adult patients with SARS-CoV-2, an elevated red blood cell distribution width (RDW) at admission and increasing RDW during hospitalization were associated with statistically higher increased in mortality risk.   Within this meta-analysis Read More
This article reviews the outcome of surgical procedures for asymptomatic undiagnosed COVID-19 patients. Article searches focused on all patients who were preoperatively asymptomatic and not tested for COVID-19 and were conducted on April 4, 2020. The authors identified 4 reports Read More
This systematic review and meta-analysis reports that most people with COVID-19 infections should recover without experiencing mental illness, if infection with COVID-19 follows a similar course to previous coronavirus epidemics. Notes that the longer-term mental health effects of the pandemic Read More
This expert and narrative review describes key epidemiological and clinical features of COVID-19 infections within children, neonates, and pregnant mothers. Overall, 83% of the children had a positive contact history, mostly with family members. The incubation period varied between 2 Read More
This review finds that diabetic patients with COVID-19 are at higher risk of ICU admission and show a higher mortality risk that COVID-19 patients without diabetes. The prognostic significance of diabetes mellitus (DM) in patients with coronavirus 2019 disease (COVID-19) Read More
This report details efforts to use mathematical models that predict the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Governments across the world are relying on mathematical projections to help guide decisions in this pandemic. Computer simulations account for only a fraction of Read More
This review reminds us that although research is ongoing, no therapies have been shown effective to date. Health care providers need accurate evidence regarding effective medical treatments for COVID-19. This was a review of the current literature. No matter what Read More
This review discusses why prisons are a special concern during the COVID-19 pandemic and offers thoughts on how to proceed. Prisons are epicenters for outbreaks because of a higher background prevalence of infection, more risk factors for infection, unavoidable close Read More
This article discusses why evidence and experience argue that airport screening will do little to slow the spread of COVID-19. Airport screening is a major component of the worldwide response to the spread of COVID-19. This involves taking passengers’ temperatures Read More
This review article provides ED clinicians with recommendations for the evaluation and management of patients presenting with suspected COVID-19. Care for potentially infected patients in the emergency department during the COVID-19 pandemic requires significant consideration, as the virus is primarily Read More

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