An Italian-led study published earlier this year reported that androgen deprivation therapy may play a protective role against the risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection. Using an expansive enterprise-wide COVID-19 testing registry, Cleveland Clinic researchers set out to validate this report. Eric Klein, MD, discusses their findings.
A new Cleveland Clinic-led study examines the distribution of viral load in healthcare providers who tested positive for COVID-19. In the majority of cases, the findings show, the risk of transmission is relatively low after seven to 10 days following the onset of symptoms.
Clinicians can play a critical role in influencing mask-related behavior, particularly in a one-on-one setting when counseling a patient. Aaron Hamilton, MD, shares how he responds to anti-masking arguments and other face mask-related concerns from patients and community members alike.
As of early May, African Americans made up nearly 28% of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. They also account for more than 18% of COVID-19 deaths. Charles Modlin, MD, MBA, discusses why African Americans are disproportionately affected by COVID-19 and the role healthcare professionals can play to provide access and quality healthcare for these patients.
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Patients with more severe cases of COVID-19 may be at greater risk for developing acute kidney injury (AKI). George Thomas, MD, Director of the Center for Blood Pressure Disorders at Cleveland Clinic, discusses possible theories on what is causing AKI and how supportive care can improve outcomes.
In more severe cases of COVID-19, patients can develop acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), leading to a worse prognosis. This animation illustrates the process of diffuse alveolar damage, thought to be the underlying basis of the development of ARDS in COVID-19 patients.
A study of our first 18,500 patients tested for COVID-19 showed no elevated risk for positive results among those taking these hypertension drugs, adding reassurance about their continued use.
Several neurologic features are emerging as more common than first recognized. This short review identifies them and discusses the potential neuroinvasiveness of SARS-CoV-2.
During a time when respiratory therapy resources may be scarce, the Section Head of Respiratory Therapy at Cleveland Clinic discusses the importance of information sharing, the use of multiplex ventilation and important safety considerations, such as appropriate personal protective equipment, for respiratory therapists.
Links between myocardial injury and COVID-19 are raising more questions than answers. One of our experts pinpoints the most pertinent issues at play and shares management guidance for three major causes of injury in this setting.