The Procoagulant Pattern of Patients with COVID‐19 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
The pro‐coagulant pattern of these patients may justify the clinical reports of thromboembolic complications (pulmonary embolism) during the course of the disease. Further studies are needed to assess the best prophylaxis and treatment of this condition.
Microvascular COVID-19 Lung Vessels Obstructive Thromboinflammatory Syndrome (MicroCLOTS): an Atypical Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Working Hypothesis
We suggest the use of MicroCLOTS (microvascular COVID-19 lung vessels obstructive thromboinflammatory syndrome) as a new name for severe pulmonary coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Neurologic Features in Severe SARS-CoV-2 Infection
In this consecutive series of patients, ARDS due to SARS-CoV-2 infection was associated with encephalopathy, prominent agitation and confusion, and corticospinal tract signs.
Prominent Changes in Blood Coagulation of Patients with SARS-CoV-2 Infection
The coagulation function in patients with SARS-CoV-2 is significantly deranged compared with healthy people, but monitoring D-dimer and FDP values may be helpful for the early identification of severe cases.
Clinical Characteristics of Patients Who Died of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in China
The results of this case series show that only approximately one-fifth of patients who died of COVID-19 received invasive mechanical ventilation and further aggressive respiratory support prior to death, indicating that many patients had delayed intubation.
COVID-19: Consider Cytokine Storm Syndromes and Immunosuppression
We recommend identification and treatment of hyperinflammation using existing, approved therapies with proven safety profiles to address the immediate need to reduce the rising mortality.
Hemorrhagic Problem Among the Patients With COVID-19: Clinical Summary of 41 Thai Infected Patients
It is recommended that the practitioner should recognize that hemorrhagic problem might be an initial presentation of COVID-19. Also, investigation and follow-up for possible hemorrhagic problem in patient with COVID-19 is recommended.
Emergency Restructuring of a General Surgery Residency Program During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic The University of Washington Experience
Surgical resident team restructuring is critical during a pandemic to optimize patient care and ensure the well-being and vitality of the resident workforce while ensuring the entire workforce is not compromised.
Optimizing the Trade-off Between Learning and Doing in a Pandemic
There is a need to do (treat patients) and learn (test therapies) at the same time—they are intertwined endeavors. An integrated approach of learning while doing is essential.
COVID-19: Chest Drains With Air Leak – The Silent ‘Super Spreader’?
to the authors’ knowledge, no specific guidance is available regarding the potential risk of aerosolization of SARS-Cov-2 virus via chest drains in patients with active air leak.
CAPACITY-COVID: a European Registry to Determine the Role of Cardiovascular Disease in the COVID-19 Pandemic
To accelerate knowledge on the role of cardiovascular disease in the COVID-19 pandemic, standardized and coordinated data collection on a large scale is of pivotal importance.