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Children with COVID-19 frequently have negative chest computed tomography findings

Chest CT Often Normal in Pediatric COVID-19 Patients

No change was seen in 10 of the 11 follow-up CT examinations carried out
Use of the awakening and breathing coordination

ABCDE Bundle Can Reduce Ventilation Time for ICU Patients

Awakening and breathing coordination, delirium monitoring/management, early mobility are key

May 2020 Briefing – Pulmonology

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Pulmonology for May 2020. This roundup includes the latest...
For adults hospitalized with COVID-19 with lower respiratory tract infection

Remdesivir Beats Placebo for Time to COVID-19 Recovery

Researchers suggest antiviral agents in combination with other therapeutic approaches may further improve outcomes
A chest X-ray severity score can predict outcomes among young and middle-aged adults with COVID-19 on presentation to the emergency department

ED Chest X-Ray Score Predicts COVID-19 Outcomes in Adults <50

CXR severity score ≥2 and obesity independent predictors of hospital admission
Older age

Age, Sex, History of Diabetes Predict Intubation in COVID-19

Only factors independently associated with time to extubation are age and body mass index
Among COVID-19 patients who develop severe respiratory symptoms requiring intubation

Asthma Tied to Longer COVID-19 Intubation Time

However, asthma not associated with higher rates of acute respiratory distress syndrome, death
Thoracic surgeons have high career satisfaction

High Career Satisfaction Reported by Many Thoracic Surgeons

But 55.7 percent of cardiothoracic surgeons who responded report symptoms of burnout or depression
Initiation of pulmonary rehabilitation within three months of hospital discharge for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is significantly associated with a lower risk for mortality at one year for Medicare beneficiaries

Pulmonary Rehab Associated With Lower COPD Mortality

Only 1.5 percent of patients initiated pulmonary rehabilitation within 90 days of discharge
Many critically ill patients with COVID-19 respiratory failure managed with mechanical ventilation and established acute respiratory distress syndrome protocols survive

Established ARDS Therapy Aids Many Critically Ill With COVID-19

Findings seen in series of 66 patients with COVID-19 respiratory failure receiving mechanical ventilation