Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which causes the disease known as COVID-19, is producing a pandemic as it presents within a spectrum of symptoms from asymptomatic to mild to severe disease.
In an unusual appeal from healthcare workers stricken with the malingering symptoms of long COVID, a letter signed by more than 40 physicians calls for more surveillance and research into the poorly understood condition.
A systematic review of spontaneous intracranial hypotension demonstrates heterogeneity in clinical and radiographic presentations. Diagnostic studies, such as brain imaging and lumbar puncture, may be unrevealing, and the clinician may have to rely on symptom patterns alone to make a diagnosis.
An analysis of three large simvastatin trials revealed muscle symptoms on simvastatin are common, but true myopathy is rare and can be predicted by evaluating certain risk factors for its development, which can help guide patient management.
Hospitals nationwide have focused on handling overflow of COVID-19 patients needing acute care. They also are developing programs to handle post-acute medical problems discharged COVID-19 patients face.
With the peak period for Lyme disease approaching, new guidelines help clinicians understand when to consider the ailment in patients who present to the ED, how to properly diagnosis a case, and how to treat.
Healthcare workers — some of whom were initially hesitant to take one of the rapidly developed COVID-19 vaccines — are receiving immunization in an uneven national rollout marked by delays, chaos, and disruptions. Although there are reports of some healthcare workers declining vaccination, there is a growing perception that most healthcare workers will welcome immunization at a time when the pandemic is worsening.