COVID-19

Publications and Guidelines

06.04.2020

COVID-19 patients and the Radiology department – advice from the European Society of Radiology (ESR) and the European Society of Thoracic Imaging (ESTI)

In their official statement, the European Society of Radiology (ESR) and the European Society of Thoracic Imaging (ESTI) summarise main imaging findings of COVID-19, provide advice on the role of CT in the early diagnosis of COVID-19, and offer guidance on organisational measures for radiology departments during this pandemic.

Comment Taskforce Knowledge-Management Covid-19

Sehr übersichtliches Resümee zur Rolle der Radiologie bei Diagnose und Management von COVID-19 Patienten sowie Erläuterungen zu Schutzmassnahmen für Gesundheitspersonal, verfasst von der Europäischen Gesellschaft für Radiologie.

#imaging #consensus statement #radiology
06.04.2020

COVID-19 Pandemic, Corona Viruses, and Diabetes Mellitus

Older age and the presence of diabetes, hypertension, and severe obesity increases morbidity and mortality in patients with COVID-19. Considering the high prevalence of cardiovascular disease, obesity, and hypertension in patients with DM, it is unknown whether diabetes independently contributes to this increased risk. Plasma glucose levels and diabetes are independent predictors for mortality and morbidity in patients with SARS. Novel ways to deliver care to our diabetes patients using telehealth, remote patient monitoring, and wearable technologies are needed.

#general #diabetes #endocrinology
06.04.2020

Virological assessment of hospitalized patients with COVID-2019

Detailed virological analysis of 9 COVID-19 cases hospitalized in Germany.Very high pharyngeal virus shedding during the first week (peak day 4). Infectious virus sheeding from throat, lung, but not from stool, blood, urine.

Comment Taskforce Knowledge-Management Covid-19

Im Gegensatz zur Situation bei SARS-CoV, beweist diese Arbeit dass SARS-CoV-2 im Respirationstrakt aktiv repliziert

#clinical #diagnosis #infectious diseases
05.04.2020

Clinical management of severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) when COVID-19 disease is suspected

Interim Guidelines (Second Edition Version 1.2) from the WHO on the treatment of severe COVID-19

#general #treatment #guidelines #ICU #pneumology #obstetrics & gynaecology
05.04.2020

COVID-19 pneumonia: different respiratory treatment for different phenotypes?

Editorial on different phenotypes of COVID-19 and their respective respiratory support and treatment

Comment Taskforce Knowledge-Management Covid-19

Die Autoren unterscheiden zwischen zwei Phänotypen der COVID-19 Pneumonie (L- und H-Typ), welche unterschiedliche Bedürfnisse beim pulmonalen Support haben.

#treatment #opinion #ICU #radiology #pneumology
05.04.2020

Turbulent Gas Clouds and Respiratory Pathogen Emissions: Potential Implications for Reducing Transmission of COVID-19

Current understanding of turbulent gas cloud generation by sneezing - bearing payload of pathogens up to 7-8 m.

Comment Taskforce Knowledge-Management Covid-19

Kommentar und instruktives Video - ab 00:55: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2763852?utm_campaign=video&utm_medium=social&utm_source=youtube&utm_content=public 

#prevention #transplant #infectious diseases
04.04.2020

COVID-19 and Paediatric Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: Global Experience and Provisional Guidance (March 2020) from the Paediatric IBD Porto group of ESPGHAN.

Benign course of COVID-19 in pediatric IBD patients on immunomodulators/biologicals. Frequent flare-ups of IBD in patients withheld infliximab because of the pandemic

#clinical #gastrointestinal #pediatrics
03.04.2020

Frequency and Distribution of Chest Radiographic Findings in COVID-19 Positive Patients

In a study with 64 COVID-19 patients, abnormal findings on chest x-ray were most extensive 10-12 days after the onset of symptoms. X-ray findings often featured bilateral consolidations in the lower zones of the lungs.

Comment Taskforce Knowledge-Management Covid-19

Diese Beschreibung der Röntgenbefunde von hospitalisierten COVID-19 Patienten ist hilfreich für die Beurteilung der Röntgenbildern von COVID-19 Verdachtsfällen am Inselspital.

#diagnosis #imaging #radiology
03.04.2020

Medical Student Education in the Time of COVID-19

This Viewpoint article discusses the current status of medical education, describes how COVID-19 may affect preclerkship and clerkship learning environments, and explores potential implications of COVID-19 for the future of medical education.

#general #medical education
03.04.2020

Can SARS-CoV-2 Infection be acquired in utero? More definite evidence is needed

Critical appraisal of reports on SARS-CoV-2 IgM positive neonates

Coment Taskforce Knowledge-Management Covid-19

Keine virologischen Hinweise für vertikale Transmission auf Föten. IgM können falsch positiv sein.

#diagnosis #pediatrics #infectious diseases