Low-cost ventilator may help handle coronavirus peak

A new, low-cost ventilator based on the resucitation bags already in ambulances and hospitals could help keep COVID-19 patients alive.

John Toon-Georgia Tech
April 8, 2020 | futurity

~6 mins

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Anesthesia machines can become COVID-19 ventilators

To compensate for a lack of ventilators during the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals have started to convert anesthesia machines into breathing machines.

Maud Alobawone-Rutgers
April 7, 2020 | futurity

~1 mins

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Nurses face ‘unprecedented challenges’ during COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses are making high-stake decisions, both for patients and their own families. A forum offers a place to share experiences.

Johns Hopkins University
April 7, 2020 | futurity

~2 mins

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COVID-19 ethics: Who gets a ventilator?

The COVID-19 pandemic threatens to place hospitals in a unprecedented ethical dilemma: Who gets ventilators and ICU beds? New guidelines can help.

Arvind Suresh-U. Pittsburgh
March 30, 2020 | futurity

~5 mins

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Team creates their own coronavirus test to fill gaps

"If we can [get a] result faster, that also protects our friends and loved ones... who are going into the clinic. My best friends are going to war."

Boston University
March 30, 2020 | futurity

~15 mins

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Pros and cons for rural America in coronavirus pandemic

Is rural America more or less safe from the coronavirus pandemic? Two public health experts identify some advantages and disadvantages.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL
March 27, 2020 | futurity

~3 mins

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This method extends life of critical N95 face masks

Hospitals facing the COVID-19 pandemic are in desperate need of N95 face masks are desperately needed as .

Sarah Avery-Duke
March 26, 2020 | futurity

~3 mins

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Breast milk molecule may shield preemies from sepsis

About 10% of preterm infants experience late-onset sepsis. A component in breast milk may offer protection, mouse research suggests.

Jim Dryden-WUSTL
March 19, 2020 | futurity

~6 mins

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How hospitals should prep for the COVID-19 influx

A new overview offers guidance as hospitals prepare for COVID-19. "It's time to set aside the 'business as usual' mindset."

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan
March 18, 2020 | futurity

~6 mins

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Why are hospitals missing appendicitis cases?

Anywhere from 3.8% to 15% of children and 5.9% to 23.5% of adults experience a missed appendicitis diagnosis during an ER visit.

U. Michigan
March 17, 2020 | futurity

~5 mins

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