Is There a Link Between Prostate Cancer and COVID-19?

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 Clinician’s Guide to a Conversation With an Anti-Masker

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.

African Americans Disproportionately Affected by COVID-19

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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Progression to ARDS in COVID-19: Here’s What It Looks Like

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.

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Considerations for Respiratory Therapy During a SARS Pandemic

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.