Safe to Delay Dialysis in Critically Ill With Acute Kidney Injury
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Safe to Delay Dialysis in Critically Ill With Acute Kidney Injury

With the exception of urgent indications — and with close patient monitoring — delaying renal replacement therapy (RRT), such as hemodialysis, in critically ill patients with severe acute kidney injury doesn’t worsen short-term survival, according to a new meta-analysis published in The Lancet. And importantly, delayed RRT “was not associated with more adverse events,” meaning […]

A 'Marathon, Not a Sprint' for Psychiatry
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A ‘Marathon, Not a Sprint’ for Psychiatry

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The tragic death by suicide this week of an emergency department physician who had been caring for COVID-19 patients in New York City underscores the huge psychological impact of the pandemic ― which will linger long after the virus is gone, […]

ABI and ACSO agree statement of intent for personal injury claims | Latest News
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ABI and ACSO agree statement of intent for personal injury claims | Latest News

Trade associations the ABI and the Association of Consumer Support Organisations (ACSO) have agreed a statement of intent, designed to maintain the personal injury claims process throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. The statement covers medical reports and examinations that fall outside of MedCo’s remit –the body responsible for overseeing the medical reporting for soft tissue injury […]

How Common Are STDs? Most People Have No Clue
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Managing Acute Kidney Injury in COVID-19 Patients

APRIL 25, 2020 — During a recent webinar by the American Society of Nephrology, Anitha Vijayan, MD, professor of medicine in the Division of Nephrology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis gave a presentation on the Practical Aspects of RRT in Hospitalized Patients with AKI or ESKD. We asked her to share […]

How Common Are STDs? Most People Have No Clue
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Strong Evidence of Heart Injury in COVID-19

APRIL 18, 2020 — The clinical features of four end-stage heart failure patients with COVID-19 provide strong supportive evidence that the virus can cause cardiac injury, researchers from China conclude in a small study. Emerging evidence suggests that COVID-19 preferentially afflicts the elderly, particularly those with chronic comorbid conditions, yet the clinical picture of COVID-19 […]

'Stronger' Evidence of Myocardial Injury in COVID-19
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‘Stronger’ Evidence of Myocardial Injury in COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The clinical features of four end-stage heart failure patients with COVID-19 provide strong supportive evidence that the virus can cause cardiac injury, researchers from China conclude in a small study. Emerging evidence suggests that COVID-19 preferentially afflicts the elderly, particularly those […]