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Survey Shows Just How Dire PPE Shortages Are at Many Hospitals
Sunday, March 29, 2020
Only 12% of facilities surveyed have received supplies from the Strategic National Stockpile, researchers from the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology report. Medscape Medical News
Larger Absolute Rivaroxaban Benefit in Diabetes: COMPASS
Sunday, March 29, 2020
The new vascular low dose of rivaroxaban has gotten off to a slow start, but these new subgroup results may stimulate use in patients with diabetes and stable coronary or peripheral artery disease. Medscape Medical News
Primordial Cardiovascular Prevention Draws Closer
Sunday, March 29, 2020
New results suggest that genetic predisposition to cardiovascular disease can be overcome by low lifetime exposure to LDL cholesterol and high systolic blood pressure. Medscape Medical News
Rivaroxaban Plus Aspirin Safely Benefits PAD Patients
Sunday, March 29, 2020
Results of VOYAGER-PAD show a combined regimen of rivaroxaban and aspirin was safe and reduced ischemic events in peripheral arterial disease patients after lower limb revascularization. Medscape Medical News
VICTORIA: Vericiguat Seen as Novel Success in High-Risk HFrEF
Saturday, March 28, 2020
The relative risk reduction was modest, but experts say the benefit in absolute terms was remarkable for already well-treated patients, who are some of the hardest to keep out of the hospital. Medscape Medical News
COVID-19: Telemedicine Gets Real, Real Fast Across Neurology
Saturday, March 28, 2020
In the face of COVID-19, neurologists working in stroke, epilepsy, dementia, and other subspecialties are tasked with a quick pivot from in-office patient visits to a new era of online consultations. Medscape Medical News
COVID-19 Daily: Ventilator Rationing, Fast-Turnaround Tests
Saturday, March 28, 2020
These are the coronavirus stories you need to know about today. Medscape Medical News
HHS Investigating Complaints Over Ventilator Rationing in Disabled
Saturday, March 28, 2020
Advocates say that ventilator plans discriminate against people with mental and physical disabilities. Medscape Medical News
FDA Approves Test That Can Detect Coronavirus in Minutes
Saturday, March 28, 2020
The US Food and Drug Administration granted the approval under its Emergency Use Authorization. Abbott said it will start distribution next week and will ramp up manufacturing to 50,000 tests per day. Reuters Health Information
FDA OKs Emergency Use of Convalescent Plasma for COVID-19 Patients
Saturday, March 28, 2020
As the number of US patients infected with COVID-19 continues to rise, the FDA is facilitating access to COVID-19 convalescent plasma for use in patients with serious or life-threatening infections. Medscape Medical News
More Than 1 in 3 Cardiologists Burned Out, Many Ready to Bolt
Saturday, March 28, 2020
'These are not great signals, I think they're shocking, quite frankly,' one observer remarked. Medscape Medical News
Program Director Survey Shows Variation in CV Imaging Training
Saturday, March 28, 2020
A new survey of directors of advanced cardiovascular imaging programs in the United States and Canada shows training is not standardized, and the 'status quo has to change,' researchers say. Medscape Medical News
TAILOR-PCI: Clopidogrel Genotyping Trial Narrowly Misses Endpoint
Saturday, March 28, 2020
The trial missed its ambitious primary endpoint of a 50% reduction in cardiovascular events, but commentators felt nonetheless that it shows a clinical benefit and should change practice. Medscape Medical News
High Anxiety in America Over COVID-19
Saturday, March 28, 2020
Survey results show COVID-19 is affecting many Americans' mental health, which is not surprising. But one expert warns that if the pandemic goes on much longer anxiety levels could become much worse. Medscape Medical News
Coronavirus Social: Patient Questions, Daily Dispatch, Infographics
Saturday, March 28, 2020
Here are some of the top-trending COVID-19 topics dominating the social media conversation among clinicians. Medscape Medical News
COVID-19 Daily: A Hospitalist's Advice, Fighting an 'Infodemic'
Friday, March 27, 2020
These are the coronavirus stories you need to know about today. Medscape Medical News
Physicians Pessimistic Despite Increased COVID-19 Test Kits
Friday, March 27, 2020
Physicians were concerned about the safety of their loved ones and themselves and pessimistic about how those outside of the medical community will respond to the pandemic, according to a survey. Medscape Medical News
Physicians Seek to Reassure Amid Hydroxychloroquine Shortage
Friday, March 27, 2020
Concerns over shortages have prompted the American College of Rheumatology and othe groups to send a joint statement to President Trump and the nation's governors asking for continued availability. Medscape Medical News
EMA Panel Backs Zolgensma Gene Therapy for SMA
Friday, March 27, 2020
Zolgensma is a gene therapy that addresses the genetic root cause of spinal muscular atrophy by replacing the defective or missing SMN1 gene to halt disease progression. International Approvals
Dawn of New Lupus Nephritis Treatment After AURORA Trial
Friday, March 27, 2020
The addition of a novel calcineurin inhibitor to the standard of care improves renal response in patients with lupus nephritis, results from the phase 3 AURORA trial show. Medscape Medical News
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