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Physician’s Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup

March 27, 2020. 4:10 PM CDT. Read article


Cardiac Injury Linked to Increased Mortality in COVID-19

March 25, 2020 More hospitalized patients with cardiac injury required noninvasive or invasive mechanical ventilation

36 Percent of Available Hospital Beds Unoccupied on Typical Day

March 25, 2020 Leading up to COVID-19 outbreak, 2.2 hospital beds available per 1,000 persons, but most occupied

National Health Spending Expected to Increase Through 2028

March 25, 2020 National health expenditures expected to represent 19.7 percent of gross domestic product by 2028

Guidance Issued for Perioperative Management of COVID-19 Patients

March 25, 2020 Dedicated OR equipped with negative pressure system, dedicated anesthesia machine required

Artificial Intelligence Model Can Detect COVID-19 on Chest CT

March 25, 2020 Sensitivity and specificity for detecting COVID-19 90 and 96 percent, respectively, with AUC of 0.96

Information on COVID-19 Provided for Gastroenterologists

March 24, 2020 COVID-19 can include GI symptoms such as diarrhea; gastrointestinal tract is potential route of infection

Median Incubation Period Estimated at 5.1 Days for COVID-19

March 10, 2020 Overall, 101 of 10,000 cases will develop symptoms after 14 days of active monitoring or quarantine

Guidelines Detail Management of Liver Failure in ICU Patients

March 09, 2020 29 recommendations address CV, hematology, pulmonary, renal, endocrine considerations

Hospital Infection Control Can Prevent COVID-19 Transmission

March 06, 2020 No nosocomial transmission of COVID-19 seen in Hong Kong hospital using infection control measures

CDC: Fall-Related TBI Deaths Increasing Among U.S. Residents

March 05, 2020 17 percent increase found in national age-adjusted rate of fall-related TBI deaths from 2008 to 2017

Female Clinical Chairs Paid Significantly Less Than Men

March 05, 2020 Findings based on study of 550 clinical department chairs at 29 public U.S. medical schools

Repeat ED Visits for Opioid-Related Emergencies on the Rise

March 05, 2020 Health information exchanges may enable more efficient care for patients seeking care in multiple EDs

Racial/Ethnic Insurance Coverage Disparity Down Since ACA

March 04, 2020 From 2013 to 2017, drop seen in unadjusted, adjusted black-white gap, Hispanic-white gap in uninsurance

Cough, Fever Most Common Initial Symptoms of COVID-19

March 03, 2020 But absence of fever or radiologic abnormalities in some patients makes diagnosis more difficult

1996 to 2016 Saw Increases in U.S. Spending on Health Care

March 03, 2020 Public, private insurance, out-of-pocket payments increased by 2.9, 2.6, and 1.1 percent annually