Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pandemic resource allocation needs to address health inequity

If some regions become hot spots and hospitals reach maximum capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals have plans for how to decide who gets critical care resources, such as a bed in the intensive care unit or a respirator. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Clinicians treating COVID-19 say don't rush to try novel therapies

Intensivists caution against the use of premature novel therapies in lieu of traditional critical care principles in patients with COVID-19 in a recent correspondence letter in the American Journal of Respiratory Cell and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Should infants be separated from COVID-19-positive mothers?

In a new commentary, Alison Stuebe, MD, President of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, addresses the risks and benefits of separating infants from COVID-19-positive mothers following birth. Although multiple public health ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How would overwhelmed hospitals decide who to treat first?

A nurse with asthma, a grandfather with cancer and a homeless man with no known family are wracked with coronavirus-induced fevers. They are struggling to breathe, and a ventilator could save their lives. But who gets one ...

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