Nursing News Headlines (Emergency Medicine)      Powered by
Johnson & Johnson Makes $1 Billion Vaccine Deal
Company has said it will offer doses at a not-for-profit cost to provide global access to the vaccine
Thursday, August 6, 2020

Scientists Call for Broader Use of Faster COVID-19 Tests
Currently, most tests rely on complex laboratory procedures, such as polymerase chain reaction
Thursday, August 6, 2020

CDC: More American Indian, Alaska Natives in Fair, Poor Health
18.9 percent of AIAN adults have a disability in large MSAs versus 12.9 percent in rural areas
Thursday, August 6, 2020

ED Visits Decreased in Five States From January Through April 2020
Increase in admission rates from the ED seen during same period, with largest relative increase in NY
Thursday, August 6, 2020

Early Use of IL-6 Inhibitors May Improve COVID-19 Outcomes
Mortality, risk for intubation lower with IL6ri use in severe COVID-19 stage IIB versus stage III
Thursday, August 6, 2020

CDC Describes 238 Confirmed Cases of Acute Flaccid Myelitis
Median patient age was 5.3 years; 86 percent of patients had onset during August to November
Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine Shows Encouraging Results
One study revealed that 56 people made high levels of antibodies with no adverse side effects
Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Seven States Join Pact to Speed COVID-19 Testing
Bipartisan plan illustrates just how bad testing delays are across the country
Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Bisphenol A Linked to More Asthma Symptoms in Young Boys
Study shows exposure to bisphenol A is associated with more asthma symptoms in low-income boys
Wednesday, August 5, 2020

COVID-19 Case Fatality Rate 29 Percent in Multiple Myeloma Patients
Increased odds of adverse outcomes seen for Hispanic/Latinos, African-American Blacks versus white patients
Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Health Plans Not Implementing Prior Authorization Reforms
Findings based on American Medical Association survey of practicing physicians' experiences
Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Most Studies Still Fail to Analyze Data by Sex
However, women are significantly better represented in clinical trials
Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Trump's Plan Limits Free Nursing Home COVID-19 Tests
Although nursing homes house small percentage of the population, as many as 40 percent of COVID-19 deaths occur there
Tuesday, August 4, 2020

President Says Medicare Should Expand Telehealth Services
Medicare has already expanded its coverage for telehealth due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Burnout High Among Nonphysician Frontline Health Care Workers
Findings based on survey of COVID-19 frontline workers surveyed at a tertiary care center in Japan
Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Risk for Acute Cerebrovascular Events Low in COVID-19 Patients
In hospitalized patients with COVID-19, 2.4 percent had confirmed ischemic stroke, 0.9 percent had ICH
Monday, August 3, 2020

Obesity Ups Risk for Intubation, Death With COVID-19 in Adults <65
Risk highest for those with class 3 obesity; link mainly seen in adults younger than 65 years of age
Monday, August 3, 2020

Risk for Positive COVID-19 Test Up for Health Care Workers
Risk increased for frontline health care workers compared with the general community
Monday, August 3, 2020

Physician's Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup

Friday, July 31, 2020

U.S. Puts Up Another $2.1 Billion for Potential COVID-19 Vaccine
GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi Pasteur will supply 100 million doses of its experimental vaccine to the U.S.
Friday, July 31, 2020

Plenty of COVID-19 Vaccine Coming, Fauci Says
To combat the surging pandemic, Fauci is calling on all Americans to practice social distancing and wearing masks
Friday, July 31, 2020

Global Epidemiology of COVID-19 Reported for Prepandemic Era
101 clusters ID'd; transmission higher in non-health care occupational settings, community gatherings
Friday, July 31, 2020

Bacterial, Fungal Coinfection Uncommon in COVID-19 Patients
Ninety-eight percent of patients received antibiotics at any point during COVID-19 hospitalization
Friday, July 31, 2020

School Closures Linked to Decreased COVID-19 Incidence, Death
Associations were largest in states with low cumulative incidence of COVID-19 at time of school closure
Thursday, July 30, 2020

Remdesivir Shortages Plague Some Hospitals, Pharmacists Say
One-third of pharmacists report that they do not have enough remdesivir to treat all eligible patients
Thursday, July 30, 2020

Nearly Half of Hispanics, Blacks Scared to Go to Hospital During COVID-19
Findings show fear exists even for suspected heart attacks or strokes
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Low Health Literacy Tied to Worse Heart Failure Outcomes
Inadequate health literacy associated with increased risk for death and hospitalizations
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Depression, Anxiety May Be Signs That COVID-19 Is Attacking Brain
Depression, anxiety linked to loss of smell, taste in COVID-19; results suggest virus may affect nervous system
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Latino Communities at Higher Risk for COVID-19
Crowded housing, polluted air, occupational factors tied to increased spread
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Injury Patterns Differ for Elder Abuse Versus Unintentional Falls
Abuse victims more likely to have bruising and injuries to the maxillofacial, dental, or neck region
Tuesday, July 28, 2020

FDA Warns Again About Dangers of Methanol-Based Hand Sanitizers
FDA has acted to prevent these products from coming into the country, is working with manufacturers to recall products
Tuesday, July 28, 2020

COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Now in Final Phase Testing
In early trials, the vaccine boosted the immune system in ways expected to be protective
Monday, July 27, 2020

CDC to Address Inequalities in COVID-19 Reporting
Effect of virus on minorities worse not because of biological reasons, but rather because of social conditions
Monday, July 27, 2020

Impact on Glucocorticoids in COVID-19 Varies With CRP Levels
Risk for mortality, mechanical ventilation reduced with glucocorticoids in patients with CRP ≥20 mg/dL
Monday, July 27, 2020

Large Proportion of COVID-19 Studies Have Low-Level Evidence
29.1 percent of the 1,551 included studies could potentially yield OCEBM level 2 evidence
Monday, July 27, 2020

FDA: Doctors Should Discuss Opioid OD Antidote With Patients
Should be done both when beginning or renewing Rx for pain medicines and medicines to treat opioid use disorder
Friday, July 24, 2020

Physician's Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup

Friday, July 24, 2020

Chimpanzee Adenovirus-Vectored Vaccine Promising for COVID-19
Early research shows ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 seems safe; induces antibody, T-cell immune responses in adults
Friday, July 24, 2020

Mental Health Deteriorated During COVID-19 Lockdown
Greatest increases in mean GHQ-12 scores seen for young adults, women, people living with children
Friday, July 24, 2020

CDC Guidance Issued for Testing, Management of HCP Exposed to Hep C
Baseline testing for HCP should be conducted as soon as possible after exposure, ideally within 48 hours
Friday, July 24, 2020

High Prevalence of Americans Have Conditions Linked to Severe COVID-19
Median prevalence of any underlying medical condition 47.2 percent for residents in all 50 states, DC
Thursday, July 23, 2020

Financial Health of Hospitals 'Dire' Due to COVID-19
American Hospital Association is calling for additional government support to help struggling hospitals
Thursday, July 23, 2020

New Guidelines Released for Recovering COVID-19 Patients to Leave Isolation
Patients will be allowed to return to their normal routines after 10 days if they are free of fever, other symptoms
Thursday, July 23, 2020

Three in Four Americans Favor Face Coverings: Survey
86 percent of Americans say they are now wearing masks compared with 73 percent in May
Thursday, July 23, 2020

Few Dementia Caregivers Receive Firearm Safety Counseling
Most caregivers think health care professionals should talk about safety with caregivers, patients
Thursday, July 23, 2020

COVID-19 Creating Stress, Anxiety Among Emergency Physicians
Workplace exposure has had major impact on their home lives, behaviors
Thursday, July 23, 2020

Ad5-Vectored COVID-19 Vaccine Immunogenic in Healthy Adults
Early research shows the vaccine, at dose of 5×1010 viral particles, seems safe, induces immune response
Thursday, July 23, 2020

Most Individuals in U.S. Have Not Been Infected With SARS-CoV-2
But estimated number of infections sixfold to 24-fold higher than number of reported cases
Thursday, July 23, 2020

Salmonella Outbreak in 15 States Being Investigated by CDC
24 people have been hospitalized in the outbreak first identified on July 10; no deaths reported
Wednesday, July 22, 2020

U.S. Reaches Deal for Nearly 600 Million Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine
Large-scale safety trials scheduled to start this month; regulatory review could occur as early as October
Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Inpatient Imaging Volumes Down During COVID-19 Pandemic
Shift seen in imaging type away from cross-sectional imaging toward radiography
Wednesday, July 22, 2020

11.8 Percent of Household Contacts of Index Patients Have COVID-19
For households with an index patient aged 10 to 19, 18.6 percent of household contacts have COVID-19
Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Prenatal Cannabis Exposure Tied to Childhood Sleep Problems
Findings show significant sleep disorders present at age 9 to 10 years
Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Even Mild Obesity Tied to Significantly Worse COVID-19 Outcomes
Significantly poorer outcomes include respiratory failure, ICU admission, death, even with mild obesity
Tuesday, July 21, 2020

More Online Advance Directives Completed During COVID-19
Monthly users increased 4.9-fold for Feb. through April 2020 versus Jan. 1, 2019, to Jan. 31, 2020
Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Psychiatric Disorders, Loneliness Common During the Pandemic
People with COVID-19 symptoms, women, young people may be more at risk
Monday, July 20, 2020

Reducing Testing Delay Crucial for Slowing COVID-19 Transmission
Model shows most efficient strategy cannot reduce R to less than 1 with testing delay of three or more days
Monday, July 20, 2020

28-Day Mortality in COVID-19 Lower With Dexamethasone
Mortality reduced for hospitalized patients receiving invasive mechanical ventilation or oxygenation alone
Monday, July 20, 2020

Physician's Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup

Friday, July 17, 2020

Lack of Public Education for Using Face Masks Leads to Noncompliance, Experts Warn
Robert Brook, M.D., and May Chu, Ph.D., discussed importance of face masks during HD Live! interview
Friday, July 17, 2020

Call for 'Challenge Trials' to Hasten COVID-19 Vaccine Development
Scientists say such 'human challenge trials' are of 'vast importance' in speeding up the testing of vaccines
Friday, July 17, 2020

3M Sues Over Fake N95 Masks, Price Gouging
Courts have issued six temporary restraining orders and four preliminary injunctions to halt unlawful N95 sales
Friday, July 17, 2020

CDC Will Again Post COVID-19 Hospitalization Data
HHS asked the CDC on Thursday morning to repost public hospital data on its website
Friday, July 17, 2020

Lopinavir/Ritonavir COVID-19 Treatment Linked to Bradycardia
Patients with bradycardia were older, had increased RTV concentration at 72 hours, lower lymphocytes
Friday, July 17, 2020

Masking of Health Care Workers Cuts SARS-CoV-2 Positivity
Linear decline in positivity rate seen during intervention period with universal masking of HCWs
Friday, July 17, 2020

U.S. Must Spend $75 Billion to Improve COVID-19 Testing, Report Says
Report notes it is taking seven days or longer for many to get their test results
Thursday, July 16, 2020

Higher SARS-CoV-2 Viral Load Tied to Shorter Symptom Duration
No significant associations identified between VL, ICU admission, length of oxygen support, survival
Thursday, July 16, 2020

Physical Distancing Interventions Cut Incidence of COVID-19
Earlier versus delayed implementation of lockdown linked to larger decrease in COVID-19 incidence
Thursday, July 16, 2020

SARS-CoV-2 mRNA-1273 Induces Immune Response
Antibody responses after first vaccination higher with higher dose; titers up after second vaccination
Thursday, July 16, 2020

CDC Will No Longer Receive Hospitals' COVID-19 Data
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will now collect daily reports about COVID-19 patients in each hospital
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

COVID-19 Vaccine Initiative May Favor Rich Countries
Initiative may allow rich countries to stockpile vaccines, while fewer doses would be available for low-income ones
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Most U.S. COVID-19-Related Deaths Occur in Medical Facility
Odds of dying in medical facility versus home up 11.5-fold for COVID-19-linked deaths versus 2018 deaths
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Lymphocytopenia May Predict Greater Severity in COVID-19
Patients with lymphocytopenia more likely to develop acute kidney injury during admission
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Global Population Anticipated to Peak in 2064
Shifting age structure suggested, with 2.37 billion >65 years, 1.70 billion <20 years forecasted by 2100
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Overdose Deaths Down at Supervised Drug Consumption Sites
Five years of data from safe consumption site show benefit of allowing drug use under supervision
Tuesday, July 14, 2020

No COVID-19 Deaths Reported in NYC for First Time in Months
City's positive test rate for the new coronavirus is now 2 percent
Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Layoffs Cost 5.4 Million Americans Their Health Insurance
Increase in uninsured laid-off workers from February to May nearly 40 percent higher than the highest previous increase
Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Squirrel With Bubonic Plague Found in Colorado Town
Humans can be infected through flea bites, cough of infected animal, or direct contact with blood or tissue from infected animal
Tuesday, July 14, 2020

People Overestimate Success of CPR
Most would want CPR but have not had conversations with physicians to inform their decisions
Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Shelter-in-Place Orders Cut Growth Rates of COVID-19 Deaths
Reductions seen in daily growth rates of COVID-19 deaths and hospitalizations across states
Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Outcomes Worse for COVID-19-Linked Ischemic Strokes
Patients with COVID-19-linked strokes have worse functional outcome and increased mortality
Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Hyperglycemia Linked to Higher Mortality in COVID-19 Patients
Fasting blood glucose at admission predicts 28-day mortality in patients without known diabetes
Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Rise Seen in U.S. COVID-19 Deaths
Seven-day rolling average for daily reported deaths in the U.S. up from 578 two weeks ago to 664 on July 10
Monday, July 13, 2020

Some Hospitals in COVID-19 Hotspots Running Short of Remdesivir
In the coming week, allocations of remdesivir to states 'will emphasize locations with large recent increases'
Monday, July 13, 2020

Slow Test Results Hampering U.S. Fight Against COVID-19
Some testing labs being pushed beyond capacity and having difficulty providing results in five to seven days
Monday, July 13, 2020

COVID-19 Case Rates, Deaths Considerably Higher in Prisons
Case rate more than fivefold higher among prisoners versus U.S. population; death rate also higher
Monday, July 13, 2020

COVID-19-Related Symptoms Persist After Recovery
Only 12.6 percent of patients completely free of any COVID-19-related symptoms
Monday, July 13, 2020

Black Individuals at Increased Risk for SARS-CoV-2 Infection
Risk increased for infection and hospitalization, but not mortality, for Blacks versus non-Blacks
Monday, July 13, 2020

Physician's Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup

Friday, July 10, 2020

WHO to Lead Investigation of COVID-19 Pandemic Origins
Agency acknowledged on Thursday that the new coronavirus can linger in small airborne droplets indoors
Friday, July 10, 2020

Gilead Presents Additional Data on Efficacy of Remdesivir for COVID-19
Pharma company says there is further evidence remdesivir may reduce deaths, hasten recovery
Friday, July 10, 2020

Incidence of Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy Up During COVID-19
Incidence proportion 7.8 percent during March, April 2020 versus 1.5 to 1.8 percent before pandemic
Friday, July 10, 2020

COVID-19 Explored in Kidney Recipients, Hemodialysis Patients
Many kidney recipients with COVID-19 do not need to be hospitalized; deaths up for those on hemodialysis
Friday, July 10, 2020

Drop Seen in Rate of Sports and Recreation-Related TBI in Children
2012 to 2018 saw decrease in SSR TBI ED visits for children, mainly due to drop in contact sports-linked TBI
Friday, July 10, 2020

Children Seem Not to Be Driving SARS-COV-2 Transmission
Children mainly infected in familial clusters, and transmission lower than expected in schools
Friday, July 10, 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic Exacerbates Mental Health Issues
Don Mordecai, M.D., talks with HD Live! about mental health consequences, in particular for frontline health care workers
Thursday, July 9, 2020

Electronic Health Records Fail to Detect Many Medication Errors
Though broadly used in U.S. hospitals, EHRs fail to detect up to one-third of medication errors
Thursday, July 9, 2020

Multifactor Program Does Not Cut Serious Fall Injuries in Elderly
Rate of first adjudicated serious fall injury not reduced for intervention versus enhanced usual care
Thursday, July 9, 2020

CDC Updates Info on COVID-19 Cases at Meat, Poultry Processing Facilities
COVID-19 confirmed in 16,233 workers at 239 facilities in 23 states through May 31, 2020
Thursday, July 9, 2020

Spectrum of Neurological Disorders Linked to SARS-CoV-2
Neurological manifestations include inflammatory CNS syndromes, encephalopathies, ischemic stroke
Thursday, July 9, 2020

U.S. Launches Suicide Prevention Campaign
REACH campaign urges people to reach out to others and acknowledge daily stress in people's lives
Wednesday, July 8, 2020


Search by medical specialty:   Search by months: