The College praised the recently passed CARES Act for providing funding to increase the supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) but stressed that all possible means must be used to ensure sufficient PPE immediately for every physician, nurse, and health worker on the front lines.
Loss of smell and taste have been suggested as possible early symptoms of COVID-19, and cardiac complications appear to be a significant issue among infected patients with or without baseline cardiovascular disease.
A 69-year-old man is evaluated during a routine examination. He is asymptomatic. Medical history is significant for hypertension. On physical examination, vital signs are normal. A bruit is heard over the abdomen, and a pulsatile mass is present in the epigastrium. What is the most appropriate next step in management?
From 2017 to 2018, overdose deaths related to prescription opioids and heroin decreased by 14% and 4%, respectively, and overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids increased by 10%.
The researchers suggested that the studied dose might have been too low to be effective, while an accompanying editorial called for caution as research in this area moves forward.