No Image

Mental Health and the Covid-19 Pandemic

August 6, 2020 0

Summary: Uncertain prognoses, looming severe shortages of resources for testing and treatment and for protecting responders and health care providers from infection, imposition of unfamiliar public health measures that infringe on personal freedoms, large and growing financial losses, and conflicting… Source: The New England Journal of Medicine: Search Results in […]

No Image

Zika Virus Disease and Pregnancy Outcomes in Colombia

August 6, 2020 0

Summary: Zika virus is a flavivirus that is transmitted to humans primarily by the bite of an infected mosquito of the aedes genus. Sexual transmission and transmission of Zika virus from mother to fetus have also been reported. Congenital Zika virus infection can cause serious defects of the brain and […]

No Image

Zika Virus Disease in Colombia — Preliminary Report

August 6, 2020 0

Summary: Zika virus is a flavivirus transmitted primarily by the bite of an infected aedes mosquito. In Colombia, a country with a population of 48 million, Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes are the species that are most commonly found at elevations below 2000 m above sea level. Transmission of… […]

No Image

Native-Valve Infective Endocarditis

August 6, 2020 0

Summary: Foreword. This Journal feature begins with a case vignette highlighting a common clinical problem. Evidence supporting various strategies is then presented, followed by a review of formal guidelines, when they exist. The article ends with the authors’ clinical recommendations. Stage. A 72-year-old… Source: The New England Journal of Medicine: […]

No Image

Hydroxychloroquine for the Prevention of Covid-19 — Searching for Evidence

August 6, 2020 0

Summary: Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), has generated a worldwide pandemic. The interruption of its spread depends on a combination of pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions. Initial SARS-CoV-2 prevention… Source: The New England Journal of Medicine: Search Results in Infectious Disease […]

No Image

Multiorgan and Renal Tropism of SARS-CoV-2

August 6, 2020 0

Summary: To the Editor: Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) preferentially infects cells in the respiratory tract, but its direct affinity for organs other than the lungs remains poorly defined. Here, we present data from an autopsy series of 27 patients (see the clinical data in… Source: The New […]

No Image

Where Do the Children Play?

August 6, 2020 0

Summary: We are both physician trainees — a cardiology fellow and a general surgery resident — in New York City. We are one of the nearly 10,000 dual-physician couples nationwide who, over the past 30 years, have embarked on the arduous journey of medical training together. Like many of our […]

No Image

Of Heroes and Cowards

August 6, 2020 0

Summary: I write this from a beige-themed medicine call room in a Santa Monica hospital. Before starting, I did a quick pass over the desk, keyboard, and phone with a germicidal wipe — a new ritual performed when settling into a workspace. Harsh, unflattering fluorescent light beams down from above. […]

No Image

Waiting for Certainty on Covid-19 Antibody Tests — At What Cost?

August 6, 2020 0

Summary: Governments around the world and throughout the United States are beginning to “reopen their economies” in stages. Some have been considering the use of serologic antibody testing to screen for possible immunity and to identify people who could return to the workplace with less severe mitigation… Source: The New […]