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March 2020 Briefing – Pulmonology

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Pulmonology for March 2020. This roundup includes the latest...

Doctors, Hospitals, Pharmacies Warned Not to Stockpile Meds

Professional societies issue stern warning not to inappropriately prescribe meds for COVID-19

Statement Issued on Use of Anesthesia Machines as Ventilators

FDA issues Emergency Use Authorization allowing for emergency use of certain anesthesia ventilators

FDA Grants First Approval of Convalescent Plasma Therapy in COVID-19 Patient

Houston Methodist first to receive eIND approval for convalescent plasma in individual patient

Exclusive Breastfeeding for First Three Months May Cut Allergy Risk

Findings show lower risk for respiratory allergies and asthma at age 6 years

WHO Issues Guidance on Prevention of COVID-19 at LTCFs

Long-term care facilities should ensure there is an infection prevention and control focal point

CVD May Play Role in Link Between Air Pollution, Dementia

Heart failure, ischemic heart disease, stroke may contribute to link between air pollution and dementia

ASA Warns Against Multiple Patients Per Ventilator

Sharing mechanical ventilators should not be attempted, could put patients at increased risk

Concomitant Myocardial Injury With COVID-19 Infection Linked to Fatal Outcome

Elevated TnT levels associated with arrhythmias, use of glucocorticoid therapy, mechanical ventilation

U.S. Army Opens Field Hospital in New York City

Field hospital in Manhattan meant to handle non-COVID-19 patients to free up space in city hospitals