MedShrOpen: COVID-19

The latest advice, data, guidelines and research on COVID-19

Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Update 4th April 2020

Daniel Livingstone
   
This update will be published daily at 12pm GMT and aims to provide clinicians and the public with an overview of the latest data, guidelines, key publications and policy around COVID-19, with links to essential resources and information.

Pulmonary Embolism &VTE in COVID-19

Samantha Goh
   
Pulmonary embolism is a cause of clinical deterioration in COVID-19 viral pneumonia

FFP3 Mask associated Headaches

Samantha Goh
   
While essential to protect against aerosol spread of COVID-10, prolonged wearing of PPE is not comfortable and can have a physical impact on staff.

Neurological complications of COVID-19

Samantha Goh
   
"There is a dramatic increase in the number of vascular events, ischemic strokes, and thrombosis, which is likely due to the virus affecting coagulating mechanisms."

Visualising the History of Pandemics

Daniel Livingstone
   
This amazing infographic from Visual Capitalist outlines some of history’s most deadly pandemics, from the Antonine Plague to the current COVID-19 event.

Vaccines, Treatment and Diagnostics in Development for COVID-19

Daniel Livingstone
   
These graphics from Artis Ventures provide an in-depth look at who’s in the innovation race to defeat COVID-19, showing the companies and institutions developing new tests, treatments and vaccines for COVID-19.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Update 3rd April 2020

Daniel Livingstone
   
This update will be published daily at 12pm GMT and aims to provide clinicians and the public with an overview of the latest data, guidelines, key publications and policy around COVID-19, with links to essential resources and information.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Update 2nd April 2020

Rachel Amber Coles
   
This update will be published daily at 12pm GMT and aims to provide clinicians and the public with an overview of the latest data, guidelines, key publications and policy around COVID-19, with links to essential resources and information.

Genomic Epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2

Rachel Amber Coles
   
See how transmission of the virus globally can be mapped using its genome.

Tracheostomy in COVID-19: Not a decision to be rushed

Samantha Goh
   
Clinical points to consider for surgical tracheostomy and lessons from the SARS outbreak.

Who lives or dies? Ethical resource allocation

Rachel Amber Coles
   
A summary of articles outlining how to approach allocating finite resources ethically in this pandemic. *Some readers may find this article distressing*

Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Update 1st April 2020

Daniel Livingstone
   
This update will be published daily at 12pm GMT and aims to provide clinicians and the public with an overview of the latest data, guidelines, key publications and policy around COVID-19, with links to essential resources and information.

Let's Beat COVID-19 - Complete and share the survey

Janis Curry
   
COVID-19 survey to gather information urgently needed by health services.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Update 31st March 2020

Daniel Livingstone
   
This update will be published daily at 12pm GMT and aims to provide clinicians and the public with an overview of the latest data, guidelines, key publications and policy around COVID-19, with links to essential resources and information.

Evidence-based mental health apps to get through COVID-19

Rachel Amber Coles
   
This article presents and evaluates 4 evidence-based mindfulness apps which may be of use to professionals and the public during this outbreak.

Detecting COVID-19 - method and pitfalls

Rachel Amber Coles
   
A summary of available data on clinical application of RT-PCR in COVID-19.

New Report on UK ITU Outcomes

Rachel Amber Coles
   
Summary and key points from ICNARC report of UK ITU patients.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Update 30th March 2020

Daniel Livingstone
   
This update will be published daily at 12pm GMT and aims to provide clinicians and the public with an overview of the latest data, guidelines, key publications and policy around COVID-19, with links to essential resources and information.

An emotional survival guide for COVID-19

Samantha Goh
   
Highlights from Red Whale resources, an emotional and psychological survival guide for dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Update 29th March 2020

Daniel Livingstone
   
This update will be published daily at 12pm GMT and aims to provide clinicians and the public with an overview of the latest data, guidelines, key publications and policy around COVID-19, with links to essential resources and information.

WHO Statement on COVID-19 transmission

Asif Qasim
   
WHO review the data on droplet and airborne COVID-19 transmission

German Military Medivac patients from Italy and France to Germany

Asif Qasim
   
Germany supports EU neighbours with ITU transfers

Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Update 28th March 2020

Daniel Livingstone
   
This update will be published daily at 12pm GMT and aims to provide clinicians and the public with an overview of the latest data, guidelines, key publications and policy around COVID-19, with links to essential resources and information.

Get Ready for the ExCel London: Nightingale Hospital

Samantha Goh
   
The ExCel London exhibition halls to be converted into a temporary new hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coping with Stress from COVID-19

Samantha Goh
   
Infographic from the World Health Organization on how to manage stress during this COVID-19 pandemic.

Podcast Spotlight: Looking after your Mental Health

Samantha Goh
   
An excellent podcast with Dr Rachel Morrish (from You are not a Frog) and Dr Caroline Walker (from the Joyful Doctor) about managing anxiety and looking after your mental health during this COVID-19 pandemic.

Medical students and COVID-19 response: How will it work?

Rachel Amber Coles
   
Description of what is known about medical students involvement in the COVID-19 response, from the relevant bodies and students themselves.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Update 27th March 2020

Daniel Livingstone
   
This update will be published daily at 12pm GMT and aims to provide clinicians and the public with an overview of the latest data, guidelines, key publications and policy around COVID-19, with links to essential resources and information.

How does SARS-CoV-2 spread?

Rachel Amber Coles
   
A summary of two key studies informing how we protect ourselves from COVID.

Understanding mortality rates in Italy

Rachel Amber Coles
   
Discussion of a recent paper from JAMA on Italy's case fatality rate.

Rational use of personal protective equipment (PPE) for coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Daniel Livingstone
   
Guidance from the WHO, CDC and Public Health England on use of PPE in different situations.

The effect of control strategies to reduce social mixing on outcomes of the COVID-19 epidemic in Wuhan, China: a modelling study

Daniel Livingstone
   
Why social distancing cannot be quickly or prematurely relaxed.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Update 26th March 2020

Rachel Amber Coles
   
This update will be published daily at 12pm GMT and aims to provide clinicians and the public with an overview of the latest data, guidelines, key publications and policy around COVID-19, with links to essential resources and information.

Q&A Session from RCP

Rachel Amber Coles
   
The RCP have released a video Q&A session for physicians discussing COVID-19.

COVID-19 Visual aid and remote assessment advice

Rachel Amber Coles
   
See the latest infographic published in the BMJ

Smoking and COVID severity: systematic review

Rachel Amber Coles
   
A systematic review of available evidence was released on 18th March.

Well-being micro-practices for professionals during COVID-19

Rachel Amber Coles
   
Read about a recent paper on well-being micro-practices.

Race for Vaccines and Anti-Viral Therapies

Samantha Goh
   
How close are we to a cure? Research into a COVID-19 vaccine and antiviral therapy is still underway while the coronavirus spreads to more countries and cities everyday. What is being done in this race for a solution?

Escalated ENT Guidance for the COVID-19 Pandemic

Samantha Goh
   
Latest update from ENT UK calling for more PPE for healthcare staff. When examining the nasal cavity and throat, whether in hospital or in the community, it it advised to treat all patients as potentially positive for COVID-19.

SARS, MERS, COVID - Differences at a glance

Rachel Amber Coles
   
Differences between the three outbreaks and viruses explained in brief

New Guidance for Resuscitation During COVID-19 Pandemic

Rachel Amber Coles
   

Chloroquine for COVID-19: Treatment or Trials?

Asif Qasim
   
Chloroquine inactivates COVID-19 in vitro: treat now or trials first?

Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Update 25th March 2020

Samantha Goh
   
This update will be published daily at 12pm GMT and aims to provide clinicians and the public with an overview of the latest data, guidelines, key publications and policy around COVID-19, with links to essential resources and information.

Spotlight on Interviews: Practical Aspects of Otolaryngology Services During the COVID-19 Epidemic

Samantha Goh
   
There is increasing evidence that healthcare workers have a higher risk and exposure to COVID-19 as part of their key work. In this interview Dr Jason Chen shares his experiences in Hong Kong dealing with COVID-19, with a focus on how this affected otolaryngology practices.

What does viral load mean for COVID patients?

Rachel Amber Coles
   
Read about a recent paper linking high viral load to COVID-19 severity.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Update 24th March 2020

Samantha Goh
   
This update will be published daily at 12pm GMT and aims to provide clinicians and the public with an overview of the latest data, guidelines, key publications and policy around COVID-19, with links to essential resources and information.

Anosmia and COVID

Rachel Amber Coles
   
Loss of smell can be part of the presentation of COVID-19, senior ENT clinician warns.

Once you've had it, are you safe? Re-infection and COVID-19

Rachel Amber Coles
   
Read the evidence so far about re-infection.

Aerosol Spread and Surface Contamination: Experimental Results

Samantha Goh
   
Comparison of COVID-19 and SARS surface stability. Viability of viruses were investigated through experimental study of aerosol and surface application to copper, cardboard, stainless steel, and plastic maintained at 21 to 23°C and 40% relative humidity over 7 days.

Home Care: Protecting against COVID-19

Samantha Goh
   
How can we protect and care for our household amidst the COVID-19 pandemic? Check out the guidance from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on how to ensure your home surfaces are clean.

COVID-19: Aerosol Generating Procedures?

Samantha Goh
   
What are aerosol generating procedures? Healthcare professionals worldwide are concerned about exposure to COVID-19 at work (nosocomial infection). Can we operate safely during this pandemic, to minimise risk to colleagues and patients?

Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Update 23rd March 2020

Daniel Livingstone
   
This update will be published daily at 12pm GMT and aims to provide clinicians and the public with an overview of the latest data, guidelines, key publications and policy around COVID-19, with links to essential resources and information.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Update 22nd March 2020

Daniel Livingstone
   
This update will be published daily at 12pm GMT and aims to provide clinicians and the public with an overview of the latest data, guidelines, key publications and policy around COVID-19, with links to essential resources and information.

Returning to Medicine in the COVID-19 pandemic

Asif Qasim
   
With returning to medicine under the spotlight this insightful article from Dr Rachel Rummery, HEE Clinical Lead for Return to Practice

COVID-19 Respiratory Assessment

Asif Qasim
   
A step by step online guide from Gloucester Hospitals NHS Trust to Respiratory Assessment for COVID-19

Only the paranoid survive: 10 Lessons from Taiwan

Asif Qasim
   
Only the paranoid survive! 10 tips on why Taiwan has been successful handling COVID-19

Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Update 21st March 2020

Daniel Livingstone
   
This update will be published daily at 12pm GMT and aims to provide clinicians and the public with an overview of the latest data, guidelines, key publications and policy around COVID-19, with links to essential resources and information.

The Epidemiological Characteristics of an Outbreak of 2019 Novel Coronavirus Diseases (COVID-19) — China, 2020

Daniel Livingstone
   
This study from the Chinese CDC includes over 72,000 COVID-19 cases and provides valuable epidemiological information around case fatality rate in different age groups, co-morbidities and gender. It also shows that case fatality rate among critical cases is almost 50%, and showed that, of the 1,716 COVID-19 cases in health workers, 14.8% were severe or critical.

NICE COVID-19 RAPID Guideline - Critical Care

Asif Qasim
   
The purpose of this guideline is to maximise the safety of patients who need critical care during the COVID-19 pandemic, while protecting staff from infection.

COVID-19 Case Fatality Rate by Age

Daniel Livingstone
   
COVID-19 Case Fatality Rate by Age The elderly are at a greatly increased risk of mortality, with a case-fatality rate of between 9.3 and 20.2% in those patients with COVID-19 aged over 80, and between 5.3% and 12.5% in those aged 70-79.

Signs & Symptoms: Could it be COVID-19?

Samantha Goh
   
The signs and symptoms of a COVID-19 infection can vary widely, from having mild or no symptoms to a severe viral pneumonia causing severe breathing difficulty and respiratory failure. The most common radiological findings are ground glass opacification and patchy consolidation of lung fields.

Association of Anaesthetists COVID-19 Webinar 17th March 2020

Daniel Livingstone
   
Comprehensive webinar from the Association of Anaesthetists on management of COVID-19.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Update 20th March 2020

Daniel Livingstone
   
This update will be published daily at 12pm GMT and aims to provide clinicians and the public with an overview of the latest data, guidelines, key publications and policy around COVID-19, with links to essential resources and information.

COVID-19 Airway management principles

Daniel Livingstone
   
Latest COVID-19 airway management principles from the Royal College of Anaesthetists, The Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine, the Intensive Care Society and the Association of Anaesthetists.

Keeping Up-to-Date: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic

Rachel Amber Coles
   
To help you navigate the wide range of digital resources, our MedShr Editorial Team have curated content for dedicated COVID-19 pages to provide regular updates on useful resources and latest developments.

Handbook of COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment

Daniel Livingstone
   
Clinical practitioners on the front lines of China’s fight against COVID-19 have developed a handbook of treatment and care protocols for healthcare providers.

ENT UK: Updates on Working in a COVID-19 Pandemic

Samantha Goh
   
Latest guidance from ENT UK on examinations, procedures and performing tracheostomy. Personal protective equipment guidance for UK healthcare professionals now escalated.

UK Pandemic Scientific Group: 12 months Social Isolation

Asif Qasim
   
Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Modelling suggest the restrictions will have to last much longer.

Early ARDS management in Covid-19

Daniel Livingstone
   
The ITU and Anaesthetics department at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has produced these guidelines on the management of early ARDS in patients with COVID-19.

COVID-19 Basics: Looking after yourself

Asif Qasim
   
An outline of the basics about COVID-19 based on guidance from the NHS as presented by the BBC

Emerging Therapies

Rachel Amber Coles
   

Businesses Supporting NHS Staff

Asif Qasim
   
Many businesses are supporting NHS staff during the COVID-19 pandemic

Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Update 19th March 2020

Daniel Livingstone
   
This update will be published daily at 12pm GMT and aims to provide clinicians and the public with an overview of the latest data, guidelines, key publications and policy around COVID-19, with links to essential resources and information.

COVID-19 in Neonates, Infants and Children

Rachel Amber Coles
   
Read about the impact of COVID-19 on children as well as links to recent guidance and papers.

MedShr COVID19 Updates - 12noon GMT daily

Asif Qasim
   
MedShr daily updates from trusted sources

Online Courses on COVID-19

Rachel Amber Coles
   
Discover courses for healthcare professionals about COVID-19
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