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Newswise: Houston Methodist Ramps up Plasma Therapy as FDA Approves Clinical Trial
Released: 4-Apr-2020 1:40 PM EDT
Houston Methodist Ramps up Plasma Therapy as FDA Approves Clinical Trial
Houston Methodist

The FDA’s announcement Friday to approve convalescent serum therapy as a large-scale clinical trial opened the door for more patients to receive the potentially life-saving gift of a donor’s plasma.

Newswise: Salisbury University Leads University System of Maryland in Student Services During COVID-19
Released: 4-Apr-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Salisbury University Leads University System of Maryland in Student Services During COVID-19
Salisbury University

From $10 million in refunds processed in one week, to residence hall move-outs scheduled to emphasize social distancing, to definitive Commencement plans, to a Student Emergency Fund and more, Salisbury University is leading the University System of Maryland in student services during COVID-19.

Newswise: University of Illinois Hospital and the Illinois Nurses Association Agree on COVID-19 Pay
Released: 3-Apr-2020 5:30 PM EDT
University of Illinois Hospital and the Illinois Nurses Association Agree on COVID-19 Pay
University of Illinois at Chicago

The University of Illinois Hospital and the Illinois Nurses Association agreed on a schedule of enhanced compensation for nurses working during the COVID-19 pandemic. This agreement makes the hospital, which is part of the University of Illinois at Chicago, the first and only in the state, and one of the few nationally, to announce differential pay for care providers with COVID-19 responsibilities.

Newswise: UCLA clinical trial tests anti-viral drug remdesivir and other therapies against COVID-19
Released: 3-Apr-2020 4:25 PM EDT
UCLA clinical trial tests anti-viral drug remdesivir and other therapies against COVID-19
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

UCLA Health is one of 75 sites around the globe participating in a clinical trial sponsored by the National Institutes of Health to test the effectiveness of a candidate anti-viral drug against COVID-19.

Newswise: Penn Nursing Podcast Special Edition: Advanced Care Planning in the Era of COVID-19
Released: 3-Apr-2020 4:10 PM EDT
Penn Nursing Podcast Special Edition: Advanced Care Planning in the Era of COVID-19
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

The number of COVID-19 cases continues to grow. This week’s edition of Amplify Nursing features Elise Tarbi and Brianna Morgan, who are both board-certified Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners with advanced certifications in Hospice and Palliative care, as well as doctoral students at Penn Nursing. With demands on both hospitals and providers expanding, and resources predicted to become scarce, there has been heightened public discourse about rationing.

Newswise: New Study Identifies Characteristics of Patients With Fatal COVID-19
Released: 3-Apr-2020 3:55 PM EDT
New Study Identifies Characteristics of Patients With Fatal COVID-19
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

In a new study, researchers identified the most common characteristics of 85 COVID-19 patients who died in Wuhan, China in the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic. The study reports on commonalities of the largest group of coronavirus patient deaths to be studied to date. The paper was published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Newswise: Free virtual COVID-19 training for health care workers offered by IUPUI-led program
Released: 3-Apr-2020 3:35 PM EDT
Free virtual COVID-19 training for health care workers offered by IUPUI-led program
Indiana University

Indiana University researchers and clinicians are helping the state's health care workforce respond to the COVID-19 pandemic by providing free virtual training focused on issues related to the novel coronavirus.

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Released: 3-Apr-2020 3:10 PM EDT
Wearing surgical masks in public could help slow COVID-19 pandemic's advance
University of Maryland, College Park

Surgical masks may help prevent infected people from making others sick with seasonal viruses, including coronaviruses, according to new research that could help settle a fierce debate spanning clinical and cultural norms.


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