Author: Frank Domino, MD in collaboration with Aylin Madore, MD
I stay up-to-date on the latest COVID-19 news and am regularly compiling a list of articles published that are relevant to your primary care practice. Read the insights below from recently published articles in less than two minutes.
Increased Incidence of Acute Pulmonary Embolism in Emergency Department Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic
A retrospective analysis of patients in New York City emergency departments who underwent computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA) between April 1 and May 1, 2020, found 18.8% of CTPA studies were positive for PE compared to 7.6% during the same time period in 2019.
Repurposed Antiviral Drugs for COVID-19 – Interim WHO SOLIDARITY Trial Results
The SOLIDARITY trial (> 11,000 hospitalized patients with COVID-19 who were not on mechanical ventilation or ECMO) randomized participants to study medications that were locally available (lopinavir/ritonavir, hydroxychloroquine, interferon beta-1a, or remdesivir) and found no benefit to any of the medications on mortality.
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