New Angiotensin Studies in COVID-19 Give More Reassurance
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New Angiotensin Studies in COVID-19 Give More Reassurance

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Four more studies of the relationship of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) with COVID-19 have been published in the past few days in top-tier peer-reviewed journals, and on the whole, the data are reassuring. Three of the […]

FDA OKs Emergency Use for Muscle Stimulator to Reduce Vent Usage
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FDA OKs Emergency Use for Muscle Stimulator to Reduce Vent Usage

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The Food and Drug Administration has issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the VentFree Respiratory Muscle Stimulator in order to potentially reduce the number of days adult patients, including those with COVID-19, require mechanical ventilation, according to a press release from Liberate […]

More Guidance on Inpatient Management of Blood Glucose in COVID-19
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More Guidance on Inpatient Management of Blood Glucose in COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. New guidance is available for managing inpatient hyperglycemia and diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in COVID-19 patients with diabetes using subcutaneous insulin. “The glycemic management of many COVID-19 positive patients with diabetes is proving extremely complex, with huge fluctuations in glucose control and […]

Early Oxygen Therapy Vital for Pregnant Patients with COVID-19
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Early Oxygen Therapy Vital for Pregnant Patients with COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Pregnant patients with severe COVID-19 need special treatment considerations, particularly with regard to oxygen and fluid levels, according to new recommendations published ahead of print on April 29 in Obstetrics & Gynecology. Oxygen therapy via nasal cannula or facemask is the […]

Virtual Conference, COVID-19 TikTok, DIY Masks
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Nurses Behaving Badly on TikTok

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. From bad behavior on TikTok to free in-hospital haircuts to a text chain by female ICU physicians, here’s what medicine on social media is talking about related to coronavirus. The Dark Side of Medical TikTok Healthcare providers are increasingly using the […]

Hospital Hacks, Tips for Small Practices
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Antibody Testing Update, PPE Gender Divide

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think you need to know about today:  FDA Announces Antibody Test Regulation  The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced new requirements for COVID-19 antibody tests Monday, altering an earlier policy […]

FDA Tightens Requirements for COVID-19 Antibody Tests
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FDA Tightens Requirements for COVID-19 Antibody Tests

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is tightening requirements for companies that develop COVID-19 antibody tests in an effort to combat fraud and better regulate the frenzy of tests coming to market. The updated policy, announced May 4, requires commercial antibody test […]

Students Upset by USMLE Response to COVID-19 Demand Changes
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Students Upset by USMLE Response to COVID-19 Demand Changes

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Students frustrated with changes to the way they will take US Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) tests during the COVID-19 crisis have published an open letter to the test program’s cosponsor detailing their concerns and offering alternatives. A tweet on May 1 […]

Hospital Hacks, Tips for Small Practices
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New Study Tracks US Response, Hospital Inequities

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think you need to know about today. New Study Tracks Public Health Efforts As governors across the country struggle with the question of how and when to safely reopen parts of […]