Open Access on Up-to-date!21 Mar, 2020The week known and renown platform UpToDate provides open access to clinical content on COVID-19 infection.This is another great initiative of scientific platforms that intents to help healthcare professionals fight the Pandemic we are currently livingBravo!!!
WHO | Special coronavirus20 Mar, 2020
Information and guidance from the WHO on the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that was first reported in Wuhan, China on December 31, 2019 can be found on this website. Updated information is on this page. daily.WHO is working closely with global experts, governments and partners to rapidly expand scientific knowledge about this new virus, track its spread and virulence, and advise countries and individuals on measures to protect health and prevent the spread of the ...
ASGE recommendation for endoscopy20 Mar, 2020
Recommendations for GI endoscopy and clinic practices:
Strongly consider rescheduling elective non-urgent endoscopic procedures. Some non-urgent procedures are higher priority and may need to be performed (examples include cancer evaluations, prosthetic removals, evaluation of significant symptoms). Classification of procedures into non-urgent/postpone and non-urgent/perform may be useful. Of note, the Surgeon General on 3/14/20 advised hospitals to postpone all elective ...
SAGES recommendations for surgeons20 Mar, 2020
SAGES is committed to the protection and care of patients, their surgeons and staff, and all who are served by the medical community at large. Through this prism, the following recommendations are made in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
1. All elective surgical and endoscopic cases should be postponed at the current time. There are different levels of urgency related to patient needs, and judgment is required to discern between these. However, with the numbers of COVID-19 patients ...
COVID19 Response Fund19 Mar, 2020A Solidarity Response Fund will raise money from a wide range of donors to support the work of the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners to help countries respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The fund, the first-of-its-kind, enables private individuals, corporations and institutions anywhere in the world to come together to directly contribute to global response efforts, and has been created by the United Nations Foundation and the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation, together ...
AJOG recommendations for COVID-1919 Mar, 2020
American Journal of Obstetrics Gynaecology has released a short video content with important information related to COVID-19.
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High Temperature and High Humidity Reduce the Transmission of COVID-1919 Mar, 2020Abstract
This paper investigates how air temperature and humidity influence the transmission of COVID-19. After estimating the serial interval of COVID-19 from 105 pairs of the virus carrier and the infected, we calculate the daily effective reproductive number, R, for each of all 100 Chinese cities with more than 40 cases. Using the daily R values from January 21 to 23, 2020 as proxies of non-intervened transmission intensity, we find, under a linear regression framework for 1...
On our way to the Vaccine!19 Mar, 202035 companies are in this moment on a race to find the vaccine againts COVID-19.
Making vaccines usually takes a decade or more between development, safety testing and manufacturing, so this race is not only against each other, is against time.
The most positive estimates talk about 12 to 18 months to have a vaccine for this SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
An American team in Seattle started a Phase 1 trial to test their mRNA-1273.Find out more: https://www.nih.gov/...
Have they found a cure for the coronavirus?18 Mar, 2020
Have they found a cure for the coronavirus? Australian researchers claim two existing drugs could 'cure' COVID-19 after patients they tested responded 'very well' to treatment
Researchers believe they've found a cure for the latest strain of coronavirus
The disease has killed more than 6,500 people around the world since January
Queensland researcher claims HIV and anti-malaria drugs may be the cure
Currently patients cannot be cured and only supported while th...
Emotional Support for Surgeons and Residents18 Mar, 2020The Spanish Society of Surgery (AEC) is promoting an online session destined to Surgeons and Residents, during this recent Pandemic.The session will last about 1h and is scheduled for 7:30PM Madrid time. It will be led by Drs. Ángela Palao Terrero and Beatriz Rodríguez Vega, Psychiatrists from the Hospital La Paz in Madrid, and has a limit number of 100 participants.If you are a surgeon working in Spain and you want to know the best emotional strategies to deal with the current situation...
New England has released all recently published articles regarding the coronavirus.18 Mar, 2020
New England has released all recently published articles regarding the coronavirus. A collection of articles and other resources on the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, including clinical reports, management guidelines, and commentary.
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CovidSurg - Calling all surgeons!!!18 Mar, 2020
The GlobalSurg Group is well known for their projects, including major collaborative studies.
In a time like this, when we are facing a new virus and discovering the best way to treat our surgical patients, the Group started a collaborative study foused on that.The CovidSurg is a voluntary, international study, that intends to gather information provided by real-World data, that will help surgeons understand the best practices in managing COVID-19 positive patients.All the info...