Browsing: COVID-19

The STAAMP Trial results show TXA, with a thus far demonstrated low adverse event rate, should be considered in all trauma patients as early as feasibly possible, and those with more severe forms of s
COVID-19 has brought a lot of negatives and challenges, so I will look for and take a positive wherever I can find it. One bright note this year: Pet adoptions are on the rise as people realize the he
Since the coronavirus pandemic, emergency departments across the country have been experiencing lower volumes and higher acuity - including new cancer diagnoses in the ED.
The COVID-19 pandemic has wrought havoc on life as we know it, and with that has come an overwhelming collective negativity. Although the damage that COVID-19 has done cannot be minimized, it makes it
As SARS-CoV-2 spreads globally, physicians are turning to different imaging modalities to assist in the diagnosis of COVID-19 and risk stratification of patients. Along with clinical suspicion, chest
While the treatment for SARS-CoV-2 continues to evolve, the emergency department remains a primary place for early medical intervention. There is growing evidence to support that initiating steroids w
A complex trial meant to determine whether hydrocortisone can improve outcomes for patients with severe COVID-19 was stopped early - but still shows promise for the course.
With no clear consensus on the use of steroids in critically ill sepsis patients, a recent meta-analysis studies the 28-day mortality in critically ill COVID-19 patients when corticosteroids are admin
The coronavirus pandemic has laid bare our health care system's vulnerabilities and lack of preparedness. It is imperative that we examine more closely the steps we have taken thus far, and what we ha