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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."

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.

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.

Genomic Epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2

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

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.

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.

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.

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*

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

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

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.

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.

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.

COVID-19 Visual aid and remote assessment advice

Rachel Amber Coles
   
See the latest infographic published in the BMJ

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.

Smoking and COVID severity: systematic review

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Chloroquine for COVID-19: Treatment or Trials?

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

New Guidance for Resuscitation During COVID-19 Pandemic

Rachel Amber Coles
   

SARS, MERS, COVID - Differences at a glance

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

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.

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

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

Anosmia and COVID

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

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.

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.

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 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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Association of Anaesthetists COVID-19 Webinar 17th March 2020

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Emerging Therapies

Rachel Amber Coles
   

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.

Businesses Supporting NHS Staff

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

Online Courses on COVID-19

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

MedShr COVID19 Updates - 12noon GMT daily

Asif Qasim
   
MedShr daily updates from trusted sources

New: Rare Disease Discussion Group for Medical Professionals

Janis Curry
   

Fearless! Women’s Clinician Network Event

Teniola Salisu
   

MedShr Polls - Beta Release

Janis Curry
   

JIM 2020: Join the discussion on MedShr

Janis Curry
   

MedShr Clinical Case Discussion Tips: Spot Diagnosis

Janis Curry
   

Bold Health Partners with the University of Pennsylvania for Clinical Trial of Its Zemedy IBS App

Stefania Gancitano
   

Mini Medical Quiz Challenge

Janis Curry
   

MedShr News: It’s about the talk, not the tech

Janis Curry
   

Medical Student Competition: "Spot Diagnosis" Cases

Janis Curry
   

MedShr's Highlights from ESC Congress 2019

George Ulmann
   

The role of digital case discussion in haemophilia care

Daniel Livingstone
   

TCT 2019: Join the discussion on MedShr

Stefania Gancitano
   

The Cardiovascular Effects of GLP-1 Receptor Agonists: A Literature Review

Teniola Salisu
   

TAVR Indication Expanded to Low-Risk Patients

Asif Qasim
   

ESC Congress 2019: Join the discussion on MedShr

George Ulmann
   

This week at MedShr: #SportsInjuryWeek!

Teniola Salisu
   

MedShr's Top 5 Clinical Cases of July 2019

Stefania Gancitano
   

Foundation Doctors – 7 Top Tips for 7th August

Antonia Trent
   

MedShr backs plans for GMC to lose access to reflective notes

Asif Qasim
   

It’s Trauma Week at MedShr!

Asif Qasim
   

MedShr Messaging now live!

Asif Qasim
   

Highlights from EuroPCR 2019

Asif Qasim
   

Join MedShr at EuroPCR 2019 - The World Leading Course in Interventional Cardiology!

Daniel Livingstone
   

Join MedShr at the TVT 2019: Structural Heart Summit

Antonia Trent
   

#CT Week at MedShr!

Janis Curry
   

Professor Paiva encourages women to consider invasive specialties

Janis Curry
   
Dr Paiva, a Professor in Interventional Cardiology, shares how she chose her medical specialty and gives advice on choosing yours.

MedShr connects British Cardiovascular Society members!

Janis Curry
   

MedShr partners with the Arrhythmia Alliance!

Antonia Trent
   
We're working with the Arrhythmia Alliance to support clinical discussion and invaluable education around cardiac arrhythmias. The Arrhythmia Alliance supports awareness, diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias through regular Cardiac Update Meetings, the upcoming London Arrhythmia Summit and the annual Heart Rhythm Congress.

It’s Chest X-Ray week at MedShr!

Morning Wu
   

Keep up with discussions from the upcoming CoRe meeting on MedShr!

George Ulmann
   

MedShr and BCIS – Interventional Cardiology Case Discussion

Morning Wu
   

Join MedShr at the London Arrhythmia Summit 2019!

Morning Wu
   

MedShr – The Medical Knowledge Platform – JP Morgan Healthcare Conference

Antonia Trent
   

Managing Hypertension – the 2018 ESC Guidelines and beyond

Stefania Gancitano
   

MedShr to join CRF at CTO summit 2019!

George Ulmann
   

Launch of MedShr Clinical Leaders

Morning Wu
   

Launching the Trauma Meeting - a place to post the X-rays and scans you see everyday!

Morning Wu
   

MedShr Founder Dr Asif Qasim speaks to BHF

Stefania Gancitano
   

Social media and the Universal Eye Health Goal

Lushani Suntharanathan
   

Patient Privacy & Social Media for Urologists

Stefania Gancitano
   

Winners Announced: MedShr TCT 2018 Case Competition

Stefania Gancitano
   

MedicAlert Foundation: Emergency Support for Patients and Carers

Stefania Gancitano
   

5 Reasons Medical Students Should Use MedShr

Stefania Gancitano
   

CPD credits now available for MedShr cases!

Stefania Gancitano
   

NHS70: National Health Singers Won’t Let Go!

Stefania Gancitano
   

MedShr wins SME and Start-Up of the year at Evening Standard Business Awards!

Stefania Gancitano
   

Celebrating the NHS at 70!

Asif Qasim
   

How MedShr protects your privacy

Asif Qasim
   

Demystifying Statistics in Medicine: An Approach to Appraising Randomized Controlled Trials

Stefania Gancitano
   

MedShr Global Tumor Boards launching at ASCO 2018

Stefania Gancitano
   

MedShr and CRF at the Structural Heart Disease Summit 2018!

Stefania Gancitano
   

MedShr supporting the fight to eradicate malaria at the Malaria Summit in London

Stefania Gancitano
   

Redefining diabetes: A leap closer to understanding this complex disease

Lushani Suntharanathan
   

European Congress of Radiology 2018: Clinical Highlights

George Ulmann
   

AAOS 2018 Annual Meeting: Clinical Highlights

George Ulmann
   

Demystifying Statistics in Medicine - the p-value

Kristha Pokus
   

MedShr and CRF collaboration to launch at Chronic Total Occlusion Summit 2018!

Stefania Gancitano
   

Let's take a look at those ORBITA Angiograms...

George Ulmann
   

Musings of a Medic: New Frontiers in Epidemiologic Studies Using Secondary-Sources of Data

Stefania Gancitano
   

MedShr's Top 10 Medical Cases of 2017

Stefania Gancitano
   

MedShr in a refugee camp: a junior doctor's perspective

Stefania Gancitano
   
When I began applying medical theory to practice for the first time during my internships as a medical student, I realised that it was so much more complex than what the textbooks prepare you for. I relied on the support and guidance of more experienced doctors, and I learned a lot during this time. However, I always wondered if other doctors had experienced similar cases and how they had managed them. I was also fascinated by medicine in different countries around the world.

Combining Medical Education with Technology

Stefania Gancitano
   

MedShr: changing the face of formal medical education with Health Education England!

Stefania Gancitano
   

MedShr’s exciting new initiative with BMJ Case Reports!

Stefania Gancitano
   

Treating Left Main Lesions: PCI or CABG?

Rosie Barnett
   

Are robots stealing jobs from Radiologists?

Stefania Gancitano
   

Brexit, junior doctor contracts and the Tory-DUP deal - a perfect storm for junior doctor morale

Stefania Gancitano
   

Why doctors should be aware of “decision fatigue”

Stefania Gancitano
   

Protecting patient privacy in the digital age

Stefania Gancitano
   

The Dermatology Eye - Developing Visual Literacy with MedShr

Stefania Gancitano
   

To study medicine is to fall in love with it

Stefania Gancitano
   

An entrepreneurial opportunity in medicine

Stefania Gancitano
   

Simon Downes

Stefania Gancitano
   

Developed by doctors, MedShr allows you to discuss cases in your specialty, connect with colleagues, and help others to learn.

Stefania Gancitano
   

Introducing Joht Chandan

Stefania Gancitano
   

We are delighted to welcome Dr. Zubin J. Daruwalla to our Editorial Team

Stefania Gancitano
   

The Editorial Team is growing here at MedShr

Stefania Gancitano
   

Nadine Coull

Stefania Gancitano
   

Alex Mehta - our enthusiastic student editor from Cheshire

Stefania Gancitano
   

TechFugees – a tech community response to the European refugee crisis

Stefania Gancitano
   
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