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Low-Cost Steroid Reduces Mortality for COVID Patients on Respiratory Support

Dexamethasone, a synthetic corticosteroid, has been on the market for nearly 60 years and is used to treat an exhaustive number of medical conditions....

New Treatment Offers Hope to Mesothelioma Patients

New treatment for advanced mesothelioma may improve the quality of life for patients who have few options. Transarterial chemoperfusion treatment for malignant pleural mesothelioma...

Cancer Drug Improves Outcomes in Severe COVID-19 Infection

In the race to find effective treatments for patients with severe cases of COVID-19 infection, researchers are not only evaluating new experimental...

Virus DNA Can Spread to 60% of Hospital Surfaces Within 10 Hours

Aiming to safely simulate how SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, can spread across surfaces in a hospital, researchers left virus DNA...

More Internationally-Trained Nurses Can Boost Patient Safety, Quality of Care

The need for more diversity and inclusion among nurses and PAs is well-established, and the benefits proven by research. But the relative...

9 out of 10 Nurses Concerned About COVID-19, PPE: Survey

Healthcare workers fear going back to work for lack of protection from COVID-19, and nine out of 10 say access to personal...

Research Suggests Adding Yoga to Prescribed Migraine Treatments May Increase Effectiveness

When it comes to migraine headaches, heavy workloads, emotional stress and rotating night shifts can create a perfect storm of triggers for...

PAs on the Front Lines Face Furloughs and Job Cuts

Physician assistants (PAs) are increasingly choosing to work in hospitals over office-based practices, according to a report issued last week by the...

New Research Reveals Risks of PPE-Related Skin Injuries

Some 42.8 percent of medical staff treating patients with COVID-19 have experienced serious skin injury due to the use of personal protective...

How to Identify a Counterfeit N95 Respirator

Since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, frontline healthcare providers (HCPs) have consistently been forced to deal with dwindling, limited or non-existent...

COVID-19 Vaccine: Clinical Trial Update

The race is on to develop an effective vaccine for the coronavirus. A very early research trial has sent ripples across the...

Is Your Mobile Device a COVID-19 ‘Trojan Horse?’

Healthcare professionals have a myriad of factors to consider in preventing hospital-acquired infections, especially in the age of COVID-19. Yet, sanitation measures...

ICU Providers Experiencing Rising Stress Levels, New Survey Shows

Intensive care units (ICUs) throughout the United States have been extremely busy caring for patients infected with COVID-19. A new survey, published...

National Nurses Week—Donuts, Discounts and Demands for PPE

Since 1993, National Nurses Week is celebrated each year from May 6 to May 12, culminating in the birthday of Florence Nightingale,...

Managing Palliative Care in the Pandemic: Think Telemedicine

Telemedicine is hardly a new concept, but it has taken a global health crisis to gain a strong - and possibly permanent...

What is Remdesivir? FDA Authorizes Experimental Drug to Treat COVID-19

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the antiviral drug remdesivir to treat hospitalized...

Beyond PPE: Mitigating Risk of COVID-19 Infection Around Patients with Respiratory Distress

Endotracheal intubation has risen to the top of the list of challenges facing emergency providers on the front lines of COVID-19. Exposure...

Coronavirus Antibody Tests Pose Hope and Uncertainty, as WHO Warns of Reinfection

What is an antibody test? Unlike polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests, which are intended to identify active cases...

Shortages in Personal Protective Equipment Persist, Prompting Important Innovations

As the coronavirus outbreak continues to evolve in the U.S., one thing has still not changed: A lack of personal protective equipment...

Treating Patients with Convalescent Plasma: What You Need to Know

While still unproven and experimental, the use of donated blood has potential to treat patients with serious or immediately life-threatening coronavirus infections.

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