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Critical care transport in the time of COVID-19

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Extract: Critical care transport organizations are nimble, operationally focused institutions that can aid in managing crises. Ornge provides air ambulance and critical care transport services…

European Resuscitation Council COVID-19 guidelines executive summary

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Abstract: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has had a substantial impact on the incidence of cardiac arrest and survival. The challenge is to find the correct…

Antibody levels in recovered COVID-19 patients decline quickly

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Levels of an antibody found in recovered COVID-19 patients fell sharply in 2-3 months after infection for both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients, according to a…

Seroconversion in household members of COVID-19 outpatients – one in three got infected

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A study from Bergen shows higher household secondary attack rate of Covid-19 than a Chinese study.

Coronavirus: Dexamethasone proves first life-saving drug

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A cheap and widely available drug can help save the lives of patients seriously ill with coronavirus.

A plea for avoiding systematic intubation in severely hypoxemic patients with COVID-19-associated respiratory failure

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In early February 2020, Yang et al. reported an alarming high mortality rate in patients with COVID-19-associated acute respiratory failure requiring mechanical ventilatory support. Such…

A valuable and affordable handheld ultrasound in combating COVID-19

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The handheld ultrasound demonstrates clinical and economic value in combating COVID-19 based on interviews with frontline ultrasound physician and cardiologist as well as a national…

Covid-19: Risk of second wave is very real, say researchers

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Lockdown measures may have averted 3.1 million deaths from covid-19 across 11 European countries, including 470 000 in the UK, a new modelling study indicates. However,…

Non-invasive ventilation in the treatment of early hypoxemic respiratory failure caused by COVID-19: considering nasal CPAP as the first choice

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High-flow nasal oxygen (HFNO) and non-invasive ventilation (NIV) have been used to manage early acute hypoxemic respiratory failure (AHRF) caused by COVID-19. As there is…

Intra-hospital preventive principles to protect frontline healthcare workers to overcome pandemic COVID-19 in Taiwan

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Frontline healthcare workers have faced huge challenge and psychological stress from the pandemic COVID-19 since December 2019. Most of Taiwan’s healthcare facility has reported “Zero”…

The Curious Case of the Missing Strokes During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Despite worldwide efforts, the incidence of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to increase. To address this ongoing public health emergency, most countries implemented strict social…

ECMO use in COVID-19: lessons from past respiratory virus outbreaks — a narrative review

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The spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to grow exponentially in most countries, posing an unprecedented burden on the healthcare sector and the world…

PEEP levels in COVID-19 pneumonia

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Recently, the Surviving Sepsis Campaign COVID-19 guidelines and ATS suggest that a ventilatory strategy complying with the ARDSnet protocol should be applied to manage COVID-19…

Three-step checklist for tracheostomy in critically ill COVID-19 patients

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Tracheostomy is a common procedure in critically ill patients requiring prolonged mechanical ventilation. The use of tracheostomy can facilitate weaning from ventilation and potentially increase…

Non-febrile COVID-19 patients were common and often became critically ill: a retrospective multicenter cohort study

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Recent cohort studies frequently reported low rate of fever in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients, which was in sharp contrast with previous studies that reported…

A simple custom appliance against droplet and aerosol transmission of COVID-19 during advanced airway management

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Health care workers are exposed to high-risk environments when patients infected with COVID-19 require advanced airway management. The virus tends to be transmitted in the…

The Lancet expresses concern about the hydroxychloroquine – chloroquine study

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Important scientific questions have been raised about data reported in the paper by Mandeep Mehra et al—Hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine with or without a macrolide for…

Royal Flying Doctor Service COVID-19 Activity and Surge Modelling in Australia

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There is a COVID-19 pandemic. We aimed to describe the characteristics of patients transported by the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) for confirmed or suspected…

Reduction of secondary transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in households by face mask use, disinfection and social distancing: a cohort study in Beijing, China

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Transmission of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) within families and close contacts accounts for the majority of epidemic growth.

Mass Air Medical Repatriation of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients

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Recent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) events have presented challenges to health care systems worldwide. Air medical movement of individuals with potential infectious disease poses unique challenges…

Large-Scale Air Medical Operations in the Age of Coronavirus Disease 2019: Early Leadership Lessons From the Front Lines of British Columbia

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In late 2019, a novel coronavirus was identified as the cause of a cluster of atypical pneumonia cases in Wuhan, China. It subsequently spread throughout…

The Lancet: Hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine with or without a macrolide for treatment of COVID-19: a multinational registry analysis

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A study published in the Lancet May 22, shows increased mortality for patients that got these drugs, compared to the control group.

Lausanne medical dispatch centre’s response to COVID-19

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The COVID-19 crisis is an unprecedented event. It is therefore essential for dispatch centres to share their experiences while the crisis is underway, similar to…

Development and Validation of a Clinical Risk Score to Predict the Occurrence of Critical Illness in Hospitalized Patients With COVID-19

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Early identification of patients with novel corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) who may develop critical illness is of great importance and may aid in delivering…

Angiotensin II infusion in COVID-19-associated vasodilatory shock: a case series

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Two thirds of ventilated COVID-19 patients require vasopressor support. Recommended vasopressors include norepinephrine and vasopressin.

Advanced respiratory monitoring in COVID- 19 patients: use less PEEP!

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In the majority of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID- 19) patients, respiratory mechanics is different from the “normal” acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) patient. Plateau pressures…

A multinational, multicentre study on the psychological outcomes and associated physical symptoms amongst healthcare workers during COVID-19 outbreak

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Chew et al investigated the association between psychological outcomes and physical symptoms among healthcare workers. Published in Brain, Behaviour and Immunity.

An outbreak of severe Kawasaki-like disease at the Italian epicentre of the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic

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The Bergamo province, which is extensively affected by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) epidemic, is a natural observatory of virus manifestations in…

Transport of COVID-19 and other highly contagious patients by helicopter and fixed-wing air ambulance: a narrative review and experience of the Swiss air rescue Rega

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The current COVID-19 pandemic highlights the challenges air ambulance services are facing when transporting highly infectious patients for several hours in enclosed spaces. This overview…

Asymptomatic Transmission, the Achilles’ Heel of Current Strategies to Control Covid-19

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Traditional infection-control and public health strategies rely heavily on early detection of disease to contain spread, Monica Gandhi et al writes in New England Journal…

Lung ultrasound findings in patients with COVID-19 pneumonia

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Lung ultrasound is an important tool for the diagnosis and follow-up of pneumonia in neonates, children, and adults. Click link below to read the full…

The impact of respiratory protective equipment on difficult airway management: a randomised, crossover, simulation study

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The current international coronavirus disease 19 health crisis underlines the importance of adequate and suitable personal protective equipment for clinical staff during acute airway management.…

COVID-19 with silent hypoxemia

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Some COVID-19 patients deteriorate rapidly and seemingly without warning. This is also true for relatively young patients who were previously healthy or who had only minor…

High-flow nasal cannula may be no safer than non-invasive positive pressure ventilation for COVID-19 patients

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COVID-19 contagion and contamination through hands of trauma patients

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COVID-19 contagion and contamination through hands of trauma patients: what risks and what precautions? To read the full article in The Journal of Hospital Infection,…

At the ‘heart’ of the COVID-19 outbreak: early cardiac implications and mitigating strategies

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COVID-19-outbreak-early-cardiac-implications-and-mitigating-strategiesDownload The paper discusses the implications of COVID-19 on cardiology practice as well as the strategies for mitigating risks and ensuring continued delivery of services.…

Factors Associated With Mental Health Outcomes Among Health Care Workers Exposed to Coronavirus Disease 2019

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A Chinese study published in JAMA shows that a considerable portion of the participants are reporting symptoms of depression, anxiety, insomnia and distress related to…

Clinical Characteristics of Children with Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Hubei, China

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Novel 2019 Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19): An Updated Overview for Emergency Clinicians – 03-23-20

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Mimics and chameleons of COVID-19

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Policies on the use of respiratory protection for hospital health workers to protect from coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

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COVID-19 – what should anaethesiologists and intensivists know about it?

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The article presents basic information about etiology, pathogenesis and diagnostics (with particular emphasis on the importance of tomocomputer imaging), clinical picture, treatment and prevention of…

Aerosol and fomite transmission of SARS-CoV-2 is plausible

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Aerosol and fomite transmission of SARS-CoV-2 is plausible. Read article.

Planning and provision of ECMO services for severe ARDS during the COVID-19 pandemic

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ECMO can be initiated in specialist centres, or patients can receive ECMO during transportation from a centre that is not specialised for this procedure to…

COVID-19 – what should anaethesiologists and intensivists know about it?

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The article presents basic information about etiology, pathogenesis and diagnostics (with particular emphasis on the importance of tomocomputer imaging), clinical picture, treatment and prevention of…

Anesthetic Management of Patients With Suspected or Confirmed COVID19

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COVID 19-specific guidelines for emergency procedures for patients with confirmed or suspected 2019-nCoV may effectively prevent cross-infection in the operating room. Read article.

Aerosol and Surface Stability of SARS-CoV-2 as Compared with SARS-CoV-1

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Aerosol and fomite transmission of SARS-CoV-2 is plausible. Read article.

Impact of Covid-19 on ST Segment Elevation

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The report describe a single hospital’s experience in STEMI care after instituting emergency infection protocols in a handful of patients. Impact-of-COVID-19-on-ST-Segment–Elevation. Read article

Covid-19 Safe transport

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Given the continued global spread of COVID-19, we expect that more hospitals will need to deal with this disease. Haphazard transport of infected cases leading…