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Conscious Proning: An Introduction of a Proning Protocol for Non-Intubated, Awake, Hypoxic Emergency Department COVID-19 Patients

Proning may prove to be of great clinical benefit to the large number of COVID-19 patients with severe hypoxemia.

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Routine Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis May Be Inadequate in the Hypercoagulable State of Severe Coronavirus Disease 2019

This study confirms that Covid-19 results in a hypercoagulable state and that routine chemical venous thromboembolism prophylaxis may be inadequate in preventing venous thromboembolism in severe Covid-19.

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Respiratory Support in Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Patients

Key Takeaways: Supplemental oxygen is the first essential step in COVID-19 patients with hypoxemia. Consider Non-rebreathing mask and prone positioning. For NIPPV lung protective strategies may reduce high case fatality rate.

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Cardiovascular Disease, Drug Therapy, and Mortality in Covid-19

Coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) may disproportionately affect people with cardiovascular disease. Concern has been aroused regarding a potential harmful effect of angiotensin-converting–enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARBs)

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Chest X-Ray Findings in 636 Ambulatory Patients with COVID-19 Presenting to an Urgent Care Center: A Normal Chest X-Ray Is no Guarantee

CXRs obtained from confirmed and symptomatic COVID-19 patients presenting to the UC were normal in 58.3% of cases, and normal or only mildly abnormal in 89% of patients.

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Compassionate Use of Remdesivir for Patients with Severe Covid-19

In this cohort of patients hospitalized for severe Covid-19 who were treated with compassionate-use remdesivir, clinical improvement was observed in 36 of 53 patients (68%). Measurement of efficacy will require ongoing randomized, placebo-controlled trial

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Digestive Symptoms in COVID-19 Patients with Mild Disease Severity: Clinical Presentation, Stool Viral RNA Testing, and Outcomes

A retrospective study of 3 matched cohorts in Wuhan, China regarding GI symptoms.

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