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Further evidence does not support hydroxychloroquine for patients with COVID-19

The anti-inflammatory drug hydroxychloroquine does not significantly reduce admission to intensive care or death in patients hospitalised with pneumonia due to covid-19, finds a study from France published by The BMJ recently.


Pathophysiology of COVID-19: Myocarditis

Dr Helen Dixon MbChB, anaesthetic trainee at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, reviews the presentation, diagnosis and management of myocarditis in COVID-19 . On the 31st December 2019, Wuhan Municipal


Anaesthetists on the front lines of treating COVID-19 patients

A recent study examined the knowledge and attitudes of anaesthetists regarding the strategies used to treat suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients needing to be operated on or cared for after


Rapid coronavirus test speeds up access to urgent care and will free up beds ahead of winter

The first analysis of a new point-of-care “nucleic acid test” for SARS-CoV-2 in a UK hospital setting shows these machines dramatically reduce time spent on COVID-19 ‘holding’ wards – allowing


CoVent-19 Challenge finalists revealed

More than 200 teams from around the world have submitted designs for a rapidly deployable, minimum viable ventilator as part of a hackathon hosted on GrabCAD.com, with round one ending


Anaesthesiology residents supply emergency PPE to intensive care units and emergency rooms

Two anaesthesiology residents at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, USA, have launched a non-profit dedicated to designing, manufacturing and donate high-quality emergency personal protective equipment


Ethical decision making during a pandemic: a pocket guide

Dr James Watts and Dr Carole Pilkington, Consultants in Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine at Blackburn Royal hospital, offer guidance concerning ethical decision making during the current pandemic Medicine is


Rates of pulmonary complications drastically reduced with newer drug

Improved outcomes in some patients could be due to a more complete reversal of the effects of muscle relaxants used during surgery, according to a new study by Sachin Kheterpal at


Anaesthesiologists launch CoVent-19 Challenge to boost ventilator design

A dozen anaesthesiology residents based in Boston have launched eight-week hackathon the CoVent-19 Challenge, hosted on GrabCAD.com, to design a rapidly deployable, minimum viable mechanical ventilator for patients with Covid-19-related


SleepAngel® Pillow: an effective barrier to coronavirus

Promotional feature The SleepAngel® pillow – available from Central Medical Supplies – can help reduce the risk of infection and has been tested against Human Coronavirus 229E, which includes COVID-19