Remdesivir can save more COVID patients where hospitals are maxed out

With news that the US bought almost the entire global supply of remdesivir, new research shows the drug saves more lives in places with overwhelmed ICUs.

Michelle Samuels-Boston U. • futurity
July 8, 2020 ~5 min

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Fewer 911 calls during COVID but responders saw more deaths

Calls for emergency medical services have dropped 26.1% since March, but EMS-attended deaths have doubled, research finds.

Ellen Goldbaum-Buffalo • futurity
June 26, 2020 ~5 min

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Stroke death rates are far higher in rural areas

There are big gaps between urban and rural care for strokes in the US, new research shows. In remote areas, death rates are 21% higher than in cities.

Julia Evangelou Strait-WUSTL • futurity
June 26, 2020 ~8 min

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Why are young people with COVID-19 having strokes?

An expert discusses why these strokes are increasingly occurring in younger people with COVID-19 and the precautionary measures that can help save their lives.

Maud Alobawone-Rutgers • futurity
May 13, 2020 ~4 min

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Stroke evaluations drop 40% during COVID-19

The risk of delaying care for a stroke is much greater than the risk of contracting COVID-19, says Akash Kansagra.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University • futurity
May 11, 2020 ~7 min

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Air ambulance ‘surprise’ bills can reach $20K

Patients transported to the hospital in air ambulances may get a shock later when they receive a "surprise bill," a new study shows.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan • futurity
May 6, 2020 ~7 min

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Why COVID-19 sparks fears for people with disabilities

Many people with disabilities and their loved ones are fearful about COVID-19. "There is a long history of discrimination and isolation and segregation that people with disabilities have faced."

Charlotte Hsu-Buffalo • futurity
April 14, 2020 ~5 min

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COVID-19 test could deliver results in 10 minutes

Though it's yet to be validated or approved by the FDA, a new potential test for COVID-19 could deliver results in less than 10 minutes.

Kim Ward-Michigan State • futurity
April 13, 2020 ~4 min

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Team builds ventilators from $300 worth of parts

A team has developed an automated bag valve mask ventilator to help patients in treatment for COVID-19. "This is as simple as it can get, with all readily available parts."

Mike Williams-Rice • futurity
March 30, 2020 ~4 min

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‘Do I have COVID-19?’ Free online tool does triage

If you find yourself asking "Do I have COVID-19?" consider this free online tool that sorts people into high, intermediate, and low risk.

Jill Wu-Emory • futurity
March 24, 2020 ~4 min

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