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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 […]

Pediatric Influenza Deaths in US Second Highest on Record: CDC
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Oncologists Need to Advocate for Scarce COVID-19 Resources: ASCO

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. As the COVID-19 pandemic forces rationing of ventilators, intensive care beds, and other resources, oncologists need to advocate for their patients and to support informed decision making as to resource allocation, both at the institutional and regional level, according to new […]

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NEJM Remdesivir Article Divides Twitter

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. New data published in the New England Journal of Medicine about the investigational antiviral drug remdesivir (Gilead) have been dominating the conversation on Medical Twitter for days. The report suggests the drug may be useful in fighting the novel coronavirus, but […]

High Mortality Rate in Ventilated COVID-19 Patients
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High Mortality Rate in Ventilated COVID-19 Patients

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Mortality could be as high as two thirds among patients with COVID-19 who require ventilation, new data from the United Kingdom’s Intensive Care National Audit and Research Center (ICNARC) show. Some clinicians are asking whether other techniques, such as extracorporeal membrane […]

Noninvasive Ventilatory Support in COVID-19: Friend or Foe?
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Noninvasive Ventilatory Support in COVID-19: Friend or Foe?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. With intensive care units (ICUs) in numerous countries overwhelmed in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, many hospitals have turned to noninvasive ventilation (NIV) to stave off severe respiratory failure and ease the pressure on scarce resources. This practice is seen […]

Inside a COVID-19 ICU: 'I'm Terrified'
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Inside a COVID-19 ICU: ‘I’m Terrified’

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Nothing in her nearly 30-year nursing career prepared Gina for what she’s gone through in the past few weeks — not even the dawn of the HIV epidemic, when the fear of AIDS prompted most healthcare providers to back away. COVID-19, […]