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Start Preamble Notice of get zithromax online amendment. The Secretary issues this get zithromax online amendment pursuant to section 319F-3 of the Public Health Service Act to add additional categories of Qualified Persons and amend the category of disease, health condition, or threat for which he recommends the administration or use of the Covered Countermeasures. This amendment to the Declaration published on March 17, 2020 (85 FR 15198) is effective as of August 24, 2020.

Start Further get zithromax online Info Robert P. Kadlec, MD, MTM&H, MS, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Office of the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20201. Telephone.

202-205-2882. End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information The Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act) authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services (the Secretary) to issue a Declaration to provide liability immunity to certain individuals and entities (Covered Persons) against any claim of loss caused by, arising out of, relating to, or resulting from the manufacture, distribution, administration, or use of medical countermeasures (Covered Countermeasures), except for claims involving “willful misconduct” as defined in the PREP Act. Under the PREP Act, a Declaration may be amended as circumstances warrant.

The PREP Act was enacted on December 30, 2005, as Public Law 109-148, Division C, § 2. It amended the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, adding section 319F-3, which addresses liability immunity, and section 319F-4, which creates a compensation program. These sections are codified at 42 U.S.C.

247d-6d and 42 U.S.C. 247d-6e, respectively. Section 319F-3 of the PHS Act has been amended by the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act (PAHPRA), Public Law 113-5, enacted on March 13, 2013 and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Public Law 116-136, enacted on March 27, Start Printed Page 521372020, to expand Covered Countermeasures under the PREP Act.

On January 31, 2020, the Secretary declared a public health emergency pursuant to section 319 of the PHS Act, 42 U.S.C. 247d, effective January 27, 2020, for the entire United States to aid in the response of the nation's health care community to the COVID-19 outbreak. Pursuant to section 319 of the PHS Act, the Secretary renewed that declaration on April 26, 2020, and July 25, 2020.

On March 10, 2020, the Secretary issued a Declaration under the PREP Act for medical countermeasures against COVID-19 (85 FR 15198, Mar. 17, 2020) (the Declaration). On April 10, the Secretary amended the Declaration under the PREP Act to extend liability immunity to covered countermeasures authorized under the CARES Act (85 FR 21012, Apr.

15, 2020). On June 4, the Secretary amended the Declaration to clarify that covered countermeasures under the Declaration include qualified countermeasures that limit the harm COVID-19 might otherwise cause. The Secretary now amends section V of the Declaration to identify as qualified persons covered under the PREP Act, and thus authorizes, certain State-licensed pharmacists to order and administer, and pharmacy interns (who are licensed or registered by their State board of pharmacy and acting under the supervision of a State-licensed pharmacist) to administer, any vaccine that the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends to persons ages three through 18 according to ACIP's standard immunization schedule (ACIP-recommended vaccines).[] The Secretary also amends section VIII of the Declaration to clarify that the category of disease, health condition, or threat for which he recommends the administration or use of the Covered Countermeasures includes not only COVID-19 caused by SARS-CoV-2 or a virus mutating therefrom, but also other diseases, health conditions, or threats that may have been caused by COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, or a virus mutating therefrom, including the decrease in the rate of childhood immunizations, which will lead to an increase in the rate of infectious diseases.

Description of This Amendment by Section Section V. Covered Persons Under the PREP Act and the Declaration, a “qualified person” is a “covered person.” Subject to certain limitations, a covered person is immune from suit and liability under Federal and State law with respect to all claims for loss caused by, arising out of, relating to, or resulting from the administration or use of a covered countermeasure if a declaration under subsection (b) has been issued with respect to such countermeasure. €œQualified person” includes (A) a licensed health professional or other individual who is authorized to prescribe, administer, or dispense such countermeasures under the law of the State in which the countermeasure was prescribed, administered, or dispensed.

Or (B) “a person within a category of persons so identified in a declaration by the Secretary” under subsection (b) of the PREP Act. 42 U.S.C. 247d-6d(i)(8).[] By this amendment to the Declaration, the Secretary identifies an additional category of persons who are qualified persons under section 247d-6d(i)(8)(B).[] On May 8, 2020, CDC reported, “The identified declines in routine pediatric vaccine ordering and doses administered might indicate that U.S.

Children and their communities face increased risks for outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases,” and suggested that a decrease in rates of routine childhood vaccinations were due to changes in healthcare access, social distancing, and other COVID-19 mitigation strategies.[] The report also stated that “[p]arental concerns about potentially exposing their children to COVID-19 during well child visits might contribute to the declines observed.” [] On July 10, 2020, CDC reported its findings of a May survey it conducted to assess the capacity of pediatric health care practices to provide immunization services to children during the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey, which was limited to practices participating in the Vaccines for Children program, found that, as of mid-May, 15 percent of Northeast pediatric practices were closed, 12.5 percent of Midwest practices were closed, 6.2 percent of practices in the South were closed, and 10 percent of practices in the West were closed. Most practices had reduced office hours for in-person visits.

When asked whether their practices would likely be able to accommodate new patients for immunization services through August, 418 practices (21.3 percent) either responded that this was not likely or the practice was permanently closed or not resuming immunization services for all patients, and 380 (19.6 percent) responded that they were unsure. Urban practices and those in the Northeast were less likely to be able to accommodate new patients compared with rural practices and those in the South, Midwest, or West.[] In response to these troubling developments, CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics have stressed, “Well-child visits and vaccinations are essential services and help make sure children are protected.” [] The Secretary re-emphasizes that important recommendation to parents and legal guardians here. If your child is due for a well-child visit, contact your pediatrician's or other primary-care provider's office and ask about ways that the office safely offers well-child visits and vaccinations.

Many medical offices are taking extra steps to make sure that well-child visits can occur safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, including. Scheduling sick visits and well-child visits during different times of the Start Printed Page 52138day or days of the week, or at different locations. Asking patients to remain outside until it is time for their appointments to reduce the number of people in waiting rooms.

Adhering to recommended social (physical) distancing and other infection-control practices, such as the use of masks. The decrease in childhood-vaccination rates is a public health threat and a collateral harm caused by COVID-19. Together, the United States must turn to available medical professionals to limit the harm and public health threats that may result from decreased immunization rates.

We must quickly do so to avoid preventable infections in children, additional strains on our healthcare system, and any further increase in avoidable adverse health consequences—particularly if such complications coincide with additional resurgence of COVID-19. Together with pediatricians and other healthcare professionals, pharmacists are positioned to expand access to childhood vaccinations. Many States already allow pharmacists to administer vaccines to children of any age.[] Other States permit pharmacists to administer vaccines to children depending on the age—for example, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, or 12 years of age and older.[] Few States restrict pharmacist-administered vaccinations to only adults.[] Many States also allow properly trained individuals under the supervision of a trained pharmacist to administer those vaccines.[] Pharmacists are well positioned to increase access to vaccinations, particularly in certain areas or for certain populations that have too few pediatricians and other primary-care providers, or that are otherwise medically underserved.[] As of 2018, nearly 90 percent of Americans lived within five miles of a community pharmacy.[] Pharmacies often offer extended hours and added convenience.

What is more, pharmacists are trusted healthcare professionals with established relationships with their patients. Pharmacists also have strong relationships with local medical providers and hospitals to refer patients as appropriate. For example, pharmacists already play a significant role in annual influenza vaccination.

In the early 2018-19 season, they administered the influenza vaccine to nearly a third of all adults who received the vaccine.[] Given the potential danger of serious influenza and continuing COVID-19 outbreaks this autumn and the impact that such concurrent outbreaks may have on our population, our healthcare system, and our whole-of-nation response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we must quickly expand access to influenza vaccinations. Allowing more qualified pharmacists to administer the influenza vaccine to children will make vaccinations more accessible. Therefore, the Secretary amends the Declaration to identify State-licensed pharmacists (and pharmacy interns acting under their supervision if the pharmacy intern is licensed or registered by his or her State board of pharmacy) as qualified persons under section 247d-6d(i)(8)(B) when the pharmacist orders and either the pharmacist or the supervised pharmacy intern administers vaccines to individuals ages three through 18 pursuant to the following requirements.

The vaccine must be FDA-authorized or FDA-approved. The vaccination must be ordered and administered according to ACIP's standard immunization schedule.[] The licensed pharmacist must complete a practical training program of at least 20 hours that is approved by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). This training Start Printed Page 52139program must include hands-on injection technique, clinical evaluation of indications and contraindications of vaccines, and the recognition and treatment of emergency reactions to vaccines.[] The licensed or registered pharmacy intern must complete a practical training program that is approved by the ACPE.

This training program must include hands-on injection technique, clinical evaluation of indications and contraindications of vaccines, and the recognition and treatment of emergency reactions to vaccines.[] The licensed pharmacist and licensed or registered pharmacy intern must have a current certificate in basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation.[] The licensed pharmacist must complete a minimum of two hours of ACPE-approved, immunization-related continuing pharmacy education during each State licensing period.[] The licensed pharmacist must comply with recordkeeping and reporting requirements of the jurisdiction in which he or she administers vaccines, including informing the patient's primary-care provider when available, submitting the required immunization information to the State or local immunization information system (vaccine registry), complying with requirements with respect to reporting adverse events, and complying with requirements whereby the person administering a vaccine must review the vaccine registry or other vaccination records prior to administering a vaccine.[] The licensed pharmacist must inform his or her childhood-vaccination patients and the adult caregivers accompanying the children of the importance of a well-child visit with a pediatrician or other licensed primary-care provider and refer patients as appropriate.[] These requirements are consistent with those in many States that permit licensed pharmacists to order and administer vaccines to children and permit licensed or registered pharmacy interns acting under their supervision to administer vaccines to children.[] Administering vaccinations to children age three and older is less complicated and requires less training and resources than administering vaccinations to younger children. That is because ACIP generally recommends administering intramuscular injections in the deltoid muscle for individuals age three and older.[] For individuals less than three years of age, ACIP generally recommends administering intramuscular injections in the anterolateral aspect of the thigh muscle.[] Administering injections in the thigh muscle often presents additional complexities and requires additional training and resources including additional personnel to safely position the child while another healthcare professional injects the vaccine.[] Moreover, as of 2018, 40% of three-year-olds were enrolled in preprimary programs (i.e. Preschool or kindergarten programs).[] Preprimary programs are beginning in the coming weeks or months, so the Secretary has concluded that it is particularly important for individuals ages three through 18 to receive ACIP-recommended vaccines according to ACIP's standard immunization schedule.

All States require children to be vaccinated against certain communicable diseases as a condition of school attendance. These laws often apply to both public and private schools with identical immunization and exemption provisions.[] As nurseries, preschools, kindergartens, and schools reopen, increased access to childhood vaccinations is essential to ensuring children can return. Notwithstanding any State or local scope-of-practice legal requirements, (1) qualified licensed pharmacists are identified as qualified persons to order and administer ACIP-recommended vaccines and (2) qualified State-licensed or registered pharmacy interns are identified as qualified persons to administer the ACIP-recommended vaccines ordered by their supervising qualified licensed pharmacist.[] Both the PREP Act and the June 4, 2020 Second Amendment to the Declaration define “covered countermeasures” to include qualified pandemic and epidemic products that “limit the harm such pandemic or epidemic might otherwise cause.” [] The troubling decrease in ACIP-recommended childhood vaccinations and the resulting increased risk of associated diseases, adverse health conditions, and other threats are categories of harms otherwise caused by Start Printed Page 52140COVID-19 as set forth in Sections VI and VIII of this Declaration.[] Hence, such vaccinations are “covered countermeasures” under the PREP Act and the June 4, 2020 Second Amendment to the Declaration.

Nothing in this Declaration shall be construed to affect the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, including an injured party's ability to obtain compensation under that program. Covered countermeasures that are subject to the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program authorized under 42 U.S.C. 300aa-10 et seq.

Are covered under this Declaration for the purposes of liability immunity and injury compensation only to the extent that injury compensation is not provided under that Program. All other terms and conditions of the Declaration apply to such covered countermeasures. Section VIII.

Category of Disease, Health Condition, or Threat As discussed, the troubling decrease in ACIP-recommended childhood vaccinations and the resulting increased risk of associated diseases, adverse health conditions, and other threats are categories of harms otherwise caused by COVID-19. The Secretary therefore amends section VIII, which describes the category of disease, health condition, or threat for which he recommends the administration or use of the Covered Countermeasures, to clarify that the category of disease, health condition, or threat for which he recommends the administration or use of the Covered Countermeasures is not only COVID-19 caused by SARS-CoV-2 or a virus mutating therefrom, but also other diseases, health conditions, or threats that may have been caused by COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, or a virus mutating therefrom, including the decrease in the rate of childhood immunizations, which will lead to an increase in the rate of infectious diseases. Amendments to Declaration Amended Declaration for Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act Coverage for medical countermeasures against COVID-19.

Sections V and VIII of the March 10, 2020 Declaration under the PREP Act for medical countermeasures against COVID-19, as amended April 10, 2020 and June 4, 2020, are further amended pursuant to section 319F-3(b)(4) of the PHS Act as described below. All other sections of the Declaration remain in effect as published at 85 FR 15198 (Mar. 17, 2020) and amended at 85 FR 21012 (Apr.

15, 2020) and 85 FR 35100 (June 8, 2020). 1. Covered Persons, section V, delete in full and replace with.

V. Covered Persons 42 U.S.C. 247d-6d(i)(2), (3), (4), (6), (8)(A) and (B) Covered Persons who are afforded liability immunity under this Declaration are “manufacturers,” “distributors,” “program planners,” “qualified persons,” and their officials, agents, and employees, as those terms are defined in the PREP Act, and the United States.

In addition, I have determined that the following additional persons are qualified persons. (a) Any person authorized in accordance with the public health and medical emergency response of the Authority Having Jurisdiction, as described in Section VII below, to prescribe, administer, deliver, distribute or dispense the Covered Countermeasures, and their officials, agents, employees, contractors and volunteers, following a Declaration of an emergency. (b) any person authorized to prescribe, administer, or dispense the Covered Countermeasures or who is otherwise authorized to perform an activity under an Emergency Use Authorization in accordance with Section 564 of the FD&C Act.

(c) any person authorized to prescribe, administer, or dispense Covered Countermeasures in accordance with Section 564A of the FD&C Act. And (d) a State-licensed pharmacist who orders and administers, and pharmacy interns who administer (if the pharmacy intern acts under the supervision of such pharmacist and the pharmacy intern is licensed or registered by his or her State board of pharmacy), vaccines that the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends to persons ages three through 18 according to ACIP's standard immunization schedule. Such State-licensed pharmacists and the State-licensed or registered interns under their supervision are qualified persons only if the following requirements are met.

The vaccine must be FDA-authorized or FDA-approved. The vaccination must be ordered and administered according to ACIP's standard immunization schedule. The licensed pharmacist must complete a practical training program of at least 20 hours that is approved by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).

This training program must include hands-on injection technique, clinical evaluation of indications and contraindications of vaccines, and the recognition and treatment of emergency reactions to vaccines. The licensed or registered pharmacy intern must complete a practical training program that is approved by the ACPE. This training program must include hands-on injection technique, clinical evaluation of indications and contraindications of vaccines, and the recognition and treatment of emergency reactions to vaccines.

The licensed pharmacist and licensed or registered pharmacy intern must have a current certificate in basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The licensed pharmacist must complete a minimum of two hours of ACPE-approved, immunization-related continuing pharmacy education during each State licensing period. The licensed pharmacist must comply with recordkeeping and reporting requirements of the jurisdiction in which he or she administers vaccines, including informing the patient's primary-care provider when available, submitting the required immunization information to the State or local immunization information system (vaccine registry), complying with requirements with respect to reporting adverse events, and complying with requirements whereby the person administering a vaccine must review the vaccine registry or other vaccination records prior to administering a vaccine.

The licensed pharmacist must inform his or her childhood-vaccination patients and the adult caregiver accompanying the child of the importance of a well-child visit with a pediatrician or other licensed primary-care provider and refer patients as appropriate. Nothing in this Declaration shall be construed to affect the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, including an injured party's ability to obtain compensation under that program. Covered countermeasures that are subject to the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program authorized under 42 U.S.C.

300aa-10 et seq. Are covered under this Declaration for the purposes of liability immunity and injury compensation only to the extent that injury compensation is not provided under that Program. All other Start Printed Page 52141terms and conditions of the Declaration apply to such covered countermeasures.

2. Category of Disease, Health Condition, or Threat, section VIII, delete in full and replace with. VIII.

Category of Disease, Health Condition, or Threat 42 U.S.C. 247d-6d(b)(2)(A) The category of disease, health condition, or threat for which I recommend the administration or use of the Covered Countermeasures is not only COVID-19 caused by SARS-CoV-2 or a virus mutating therefrom, but also other diseases, health conditions, or threats that may have been caused by COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, or a virus mutating therefrom, including the decrease in the rate of childhood immunizations, which will lead to an increase in the rate of infectious diseases. Start Authority 42 U.S.C.

247d-6d. End Authority Start Signature Dated. August 19, 2020.

Alex M. Azar II, Secretary of Health and Human Services. End Signature End Supplemental Information [FR Doc.

2020-18542 Filed 8-20-20. 4:15 pm]BILLING CODE 4150-03-PToday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released Healthy People 2030, the nation's 10-year plan for addressing our most critical public health priorities and challenges.

Since 1980, HHS's Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion has set measurable objectives and targets to improve the health and well-being of the nation.This decade, Healthy People 2030 features 355 core – or measurable – objectives with 10-year targets, new objectives related to opioid use disorder and youth e-cigarette use, and resources for adapting Healthy People 2030 to emerging public health threats like COVID-19. For the first time, Healthy People 2030 also sets 10-year targets for objectives related to social determinants of health."Healthy People was the first national effort to lay out a set of data-driven priorities for health improvement," said HHS Secretary Alex Azar. "Healthy People 2030 adopts a more focused set of objectives and more rigorous data standards to help the federal government and all of our partners deliver results on these important goals over the next decade."Healthy People has led the nation with its focus on social determinants of health, and continues to prioritize economic stability, education access and quality, health care access and quality, neighborhood and built environment, and social and community context as factors that influence health.

Healthy People 2030 also continues to prioritize health disparities, health equity, and health literacy."Now more than ever, we need programs like Healthy People that set a shared vision for a healthier nation, where all people can achieve their full potential for health and well-being across the lifespan," said ADM Brett P. Giroir, MD, Assistant Secretary for Health. "COVID-19 has brought the importance of public health to the forefront of our national dialogue.

Achieving Healthy People 2030's vision would help the United States become more resilient to public health threats like COVID-19."Healthy People 2030 emphasizes collaboration, with objectives and targets that span multiple sectors. A federal advisory committee of 13 external thought leaders and a workgroup of subject matter experts from more than 20 federal agencies contributed to Healthy People 2030, along with public comments received throughout the development process.The HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion leads Healthy People in partnership with the National Center for Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which oversees data in support of the initiative.HHS Secretary Alex M. Azar II, ADM Brett P.

Giroir, MD, Assistant Secretary for Health, and U.S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH, and others from HHS and CDC will launch Healthy People 2030 during a webcast on August 18 at 1 pm (EDT) at https://www.hhs.gov/live.

No registration is necessary. For more information about Healthy People 2030, visit https://healthypeople.gov.Latest Coronavirus News FRIDAY, Sept. 4, 2020 (Healthday News) -- Rumors suggesting that COVID-19 deaths in the United States are much lower than reported are due to people misinterpreting standard death certificate language, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official says.Social media conspiracy theories claiming that only a small percentage of people reported to have died from COVID-19 actually died from the disease have cited death certificates that list other underlying causes, CNN reported.But that doesn't mean the patients did not die from COVID-19, said Bob Anderson, chief of mortality statistics at the CDC."In 94% of deaths with COVID-19, other conditions are listed in addition to COVID-19.

These causes may include chronic conditions like diabetes or hypertension," Anderson explained in a statement, CNN reported. "In 6% of the death certificates that list COVID-19, only one cause or condition is listed," he noted."The underlying cause of death is the condition that began the chain of events that ultimately led to the person's death. In 92% of all deaths that mention COVID-19, COVID-19 is listed as the underlying cause of death."As of Aug.

22, CDC data show that 161,392 death certificates listed COVID-19 as a cause of death. As of Sept. 2, there had been more than 185,000 deaths from COVID-19 in the U.S., according to Johns Hopkins University, which uses independent data, CNN reported.Other top U.S.

Health officials have said that CDC COVID-19 death data are accurate.Copyright © 2019 HealthDay. All rights reserved.Latest Cancer News By Alan MozesHealthDay ReporterFRIDAY, Sept. 4, 2020Millions of people color their own hair, even though some of the chemicals in permanent hair dyes are considered possible carcinogens.So, is home hair coloring safe?.

According to a new study, the answer is a qualified yes.After tracking cancer risk among more than 117,000 U.S. Women for 36 years, the investigators found that personal use of permanent hair dyes was not associated with any increase in the risk of developing bladder, brain, colon, kidney, lung, blood or immune system cancer. Nor were these dyes linked to an uptick in most skin or breast cancers."We observed no positive association between personal permanent hair dye use and risk of most cancers or cancer-related mortality," said study lead author Dr.

Yin Zhang, a research fellow in medicine with Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, in Boston.But permanent dye use was linked to a slightly increased risk for basal cell carcinoma (skin cancer), ovarian cancer and some forms of breast cancer.In addition, an increased risk for Hodgkin lymphoma was observed, but only among women whose hair was naturally dark. The research team said it remained unclear as to why, but speculated that it could be that darker dyes have higher concentrations of problematic chemicals.The findings were published online Sept. 2 in the BMJ.The study team noted that somewhere between 50% and 80% of American and European women aged 40 and up color their hair.

One in 10 men do the same.According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), hair dyes are regulated as cosmetics by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. But the FDA places much of the safety burden on manufacturers.Permanent dyes account for roughly 80% of all dyes used in the United States and Europe, the study noted, and an even higher percentage in Asia.Why?.

Because "if you use permanent hair dyes, the color changes will last until the hair is replaced by new growth, which will be much longer than that of semi-permanent dyes, [which] last for five to 10 washings, or temporary dyes, [which last] one to two washings," Zhang said.The problem?. Permanent hair dyes are "the most aggressive" type on the market, said Zhang, and the kind "that has posed the greatest potential concern about cancer risk."According to the ACS, the concern centers on the ingredients in hair dyes, such as aromatic amines, phenols and hydrogen peroxide.Prior investigations have turned up signs of trouble, with some (though not all ingredients) finding a link between dye use and blood cancers and breast cancer.Still, the ACS points out that research looking into any association between such dyes and cancer risk have had mixed results. And studying hair dyes can be a moving target, as different dyes contain different ingredients, and the composition of those ingredients may change over time.For example, ACS experts noted that studies conducted in the 1970s found that some types of aromatic amines appeared to cause cancer in animal studies.

As a result, some dye manufacturers have dropped amines from their dye recipes.The latest study focused on U.S. Women who were enrolled in the ongoing Nurses' Health Study. All were cancer-free at the study's start, and all reported if they had ever used a permanent hair dye.Zhang's team concluded that using the dye did not appear to significantly raise the risk for most cancers.

But investigators stressed that they did not definitively establish that such dyes do or do not raise cancer risk, given that their work was purely observational."Current evidence regarding the carcinogenic potential of personal use of permanent hair dyes are not conclusive," Zhang said, adding that "further investigations are needed."So, what should women do?. The ACS says, "There is no specific medical advice for current or former hair dye users."But Zhang suggested that consumers carefully follow directions -- such as "using gloves, keeping track of time, [and] rinsing the scalp thoroughly with water after use" -- to reduce any potential risk.Copyright © 2020 HealthDay. All rights reserved.

QUESTION An average adult has about ________ square feet of skin. See Answer References SOURCES. Yin Zhang, MD, research fellow, medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston.

American Cancer Society. BMJ.In September 2017, Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria. Three years later, the U.S.

Territory is still rebuilding with the added challenge of managing the spread of COVID-19. Join Modern Healthcare Managing Editor Matthew Weinstock and Dr. Richard Shinto, president and CEO of InnovaCare Health, to learn what the health plan is doing to aid physicians and its members in Puerto Rico.Look for next week's installment of The Check Up with Christopher Palmieri, president and CEO of Commonwealth Care Alliance.Dr.

Janice Bacon was exactly the person Kay McField hoped to talk to when she found herself spending most of her days in bed, feeling too depressed to get up as the coronavirus pandemic threatened those around her.As she watched those closest to her test positive for the virus — a goddaughter and her uncle, whom she cares for, among them—McField said she was terrified that she or her daughter, who both suffer from autoimmune diseases, would fall ill. When she wasn't in bed, the 51-year-old single mother was cleaning her house compulsively."It was just this constant panic," she said, her arms pressed to her chest. "I wanted to talk to someone I knew was going to listen, who I could trust."A Black primary care physician practicing in Mississippi for nearly four decades, Bacon works at an all-African American-run trio of community health centers in Hinds County, where the population is overwhelmingly Black—and where the most coronavirus cases have been reported in the state.Most of the families that Bacon and the more than 50 other doctors, nurses and social workers serve are African American, low-income and living with health conditions like heart disease, diabetes and asthma that are more common among Black Americans.

Even before the coronavirus, many were dealing with depression and anxiety, Bacon said.During the pandemic, those problems have been exacerbated. Many clinic patients are essential workers expected to work in-person even as coronavirus cases have skyrocketed in Mississippi. While testing is free for community health center patients, delays are a major issue, Bacon said, with some families waiting up to two weeks for results.Bacon said she has seen people scrape together $187 to pay for a rapid test at other clinics that don't accept Medicaid, in hopes of returning to work faster and not losing their jobs."There's this feeling of, 'I just can't handle it all,'" Bacon said.

"We are seeing serious mental health consequences."Meanwhile, families are struggling to find child care and put food on the table. Two of the largest school districts in the area decided to start virtually, creating more barriers for families that don't have internet access, or if they do, don't know how to use devices for online learning or can't afford them.Research suggests Black patients have better outcomes when treated by Black doctors and nurses. Yet, only 5% of doctors nationwide are Black, and only 2% are Black women, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges.The Central Mississippi Health Services clinic where Bacon works is on the campus of Tougaloo College, a historically Black institution that was a gathering place for civil rights activists in the 1960s.

As part of the national network of community health centers, it receives federal funding to serve communities designated as medically under-served areas, with fees adjusted based on ability to pay.Over generations, Bacon has built trust in a community generally skeptical of the health care system and made her Black patients feel they have a safe place to go for medical care."It's meaningful to be taken care of by someone who looks like you, who understands you," McField said. "Other doctors go into the exam room, and they don't ask your name. And me, when I go there and be treated that way, I'm not going back no more."Raised 90 miles from Jackson in Natchez, Mississippi, Bacon suffered from severe asthma.

Her pediatrician would treat her at his house when she would have attacks, even in the middle of the night. That inspired her to become a community doctor.In her office, Bacon has a portrait of Michelle and Barack Obama on the wall, and photos of her patients on a bulletin board. McField's daughter Ella's high school graduation photo is among them.

Ella, who is starting college this fall, says she has wanted to be a doctor or a nurse since she was little because of Bacon.Bacon has cared for McField's family for generations. She was the doctor for McField's mother and her 10 siblings, and now she looks after their children. McField said her brother drove three hours from Memphis so his children could be seen by Bacon.When she has gone elsewhere for medical care, McField said, she has been talked down to, misdiagnosed or dismissed by doctors.

Bacon said there is still a lot of implicit bias in the health care system, and she has seen how it hurts her patients.When McField opened up to Bacon about her depression during the pandemic, the doctor introduced her to a social worker who helped her find coping strategies—writing in a journal, taking a break from watching the news and praying. She said she's doing a lot better.Clinic staff members say they see their role as more than treating their patients' physical health. They work with food banks, churches and other social services to make sure people have access to food and clean drinking water while in isolation, as well as transportation when they can venture out again."They can get your high blood pressure medication refilled, and then come down the hallway and talk about why it was up 20 points this week," said social worker Chinnika Crisler.

"Maybe it's because the unemployment stimulus just ended, and 'I really don't know how to pay my rent next month, so now I'm not sleeping."'The pandemic has made running some of the center's normal programming challenging. Nutrition sessions for preteens and their parents at risk for obesity were halted in person. Respite care for parents of children with significant health conditions—something Bacon knows is desperately needed right now—has been on pause until providers find a safe way to visit patients' homes.But there is still much to do.

On one recent day, Crisler was helping a single mother of three apply for benefits through the Family and Medical Leave Act because she wasn't able to balance working and taking care of her three kids at home by herself.Clinician and social worker Lisa Williams said that although the pandemic has made a lot of the problems that patients deal with worse, they aren't anything new."People have been struggling for a long, long time," she said..

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21, 2020 (HealthDay zithromax 500mg for gonorrhea News) -- One of the reasons women may be less vulnerable to COVID-19 is because they're more likely to adhere to social distancing policies, a new survey suggests. A survey conducted in eight countries in March and April found substantial gender differences both in numbers of people who considered COVID-19 to be a serious health crisis and who agreed with public policies to help fight the pandemic. In March, for example, 59% of women considered the coronavirus to be a serious health problem, whereas only about 49% of men felt the same. Women were also ahead of men in terms of zithromax 500mg for gonorrhea agreeing with public policies and following them.

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Researchers plan to study how the T-cells behave, as well as whether other proteins in zithromax 500mg for gonorrhea the cell clusters might draw T-cell attacks. "We still have so many questions," Christine Bender, study co-author and a postdoctoral fellow in the von Herrath Lab, said in the release. The study was published Oct. 16 in Science zithromax 500mg for gonorrhea Advances.

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The settlement is the federal government's biggest win in seeking to hold a major drug company responsible for an addiction and overdose crisis tied to more than 470,000 deaths in the U.S. Since 2000, zithromax 500mg for gonorrhea the AP says. As part of the deal, the company will admit that it misled the Drug Enforcement Administration by falsely claiming it had an effective program to avoid drug diversion and by sending misleading information to the agency to increase the company's manufacturing quotas, the officials said. A Justice Department official told the AP that Purdue had been representing to the DEA that it had "robust controls" to avoid opioid diversion but instead had been "disregarding red flags their own systems were sending up." Purdue will also admit to violating federal anti-kickback laws by paying doctors to write more prescriptions zithromax 500mg for gonorrhea for the company's opioids and for using electronic health records to influence the prescription of pain medication.

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Waridibo Allison, zithromax 500mg for gonorrhea MD, PhD, assistant professor of infectious disease, UT Health San Antonio. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. "Recent hepatitis C testing patterns zithromax 500mg for gonorrhea among baby boomers." CDC. "Hepatitis C Questions and Answers for Health Professionals," "Hepatitis C Questions and Answers for the Public," "Hepatitis C.

Testing Baby Boomers Saves Lives," "People Born 1945 - 1965 (Baby Boomers)," "Testing Recommendations for Hepatitis C Virus Infection." Ira Jacobson, MD, director of Hepatology, NYU Langone Health. Mayo Clinic zithromax 500mg for gonorrhea. "Why isn't there a hepatitis C vaccine?. " News release, CDC.

Sammy Saab, MD, MPH, professor of medicine zithromax 500mg for gonorrhea and surgery, UCLA. U.S. Department of Health &. Human Services zithromax 500mg for gonorrhea.

"Hepatitis C Basic Information." WebMD. "Hepatitis C and Attitudes Survey.".

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The children were all evaluated for ADHD using get zithromax online the same criteria. Almost 10,000 expectant moms were diagnosed with low thyroid hormone levels during pregnancy. In addition to finding an overall increased rate of ADHD in children born to mothers who had low thyroid levels, they found a significant racial difference. Hispanic children whose mothers had low thyroid hormone get zithromax online levels during pregnancy had a 45% increased risk of ADHD.

White children had a 22% increased risk. Peltier said it's not clear from the data in this study why the effect of low thyroid hormones was stronger for Hispanic children. The researchers get zithromax online also noted the effect of low thyroid hormones was more significant in boys than in girls. The study only found an association between thyroid levels and ADHD, rather than a cause-and-effect link.By Cara Roberts Murez HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct.

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Though the numbers of people complying with the rules dropped over time, particularly in Germany, the gender gap persisted, the investigators found. The study was published Oct. 15 in the Proceedings of the get zithromax online National Academy of Sciences. Two of the study authors, Vincenzo Galasso and Paola Profeta, are affiliated with Bocconi University's COVID Crisis Lab in Milan, Italy.

"The biggest differences between men and women relate to behaviors that serve to protect others above all, such as coughing in the elbow, unlike those that can protect both themselves and others," Profeta said in a university news release. The two-wave survey was conducted in Australia, Austria, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, the get zithromax online United Kingdom and the United States, and almost 22,000 people responded. Differences between men and women were smaller among married couples, as well as individuals most directly exposed to the pandemic. They decreased over time if men and women were exposed to the same flow of information.

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"These T-cells get zithromax online are like predators," said senior study author Dr. Matthias von Herrath, from the La Jolla Institute. "And we always thought that beta cells would die if the predator was there. But it turns out the T-cells get zithromax online are already there.

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Researchers plan to study how the T-cells behave, as well as whether other proteins in the cell clusters get zithromax online might draw T-cell attacks. "We still have so many questions," Christine Bender, study co-author and a postdoctoral fellow in the von Herrath Lab, said in the release. The study was published Oct. 16 in get zithromax online Science Advances.

WebMD News from HealthDay Copyright © 2013-2020 HealthDay. All rights reserved.Purdue Pharma, maker of the opioid painkiller OxyContin linked to the opioid epidemic, will plead guilty to three federal crimes as part of a settlement of more than $8 billion, the Associated Press reported Wednesday. The company will get zithromax online plead guilty to three counts, including conspiracy to defraud the United States and violating federal anti-kickback laws, the Justice Department officials to the AP. The plea bargain does not absolve company executives or owners, including members of the Sackler family, from criminal liability.

The settlement is the federal government's biggest win in seeking to hold a major drug company responsible for an addiction and overdose crisis tied to more than 470,000 deaths in the U.S. Since 2000, the get zithromax online AP says. As part of the deal, the company will admit that it misled the Drug Enforcement Administration by falsely claiming it had an effective program to avoid drug diversion and by sending misleading information to the agency to increase the company's manufacturing quotas, the officials said. A Justice Department official told the AP that Purdue had been representing to the DEA that it had "robust controls" to avoid opioid diversion but instead had been "disregarding red flags their own systems were sending up." Purdue will also admit to violating federal anti-kickback laws by paying doctors to write more prescriptions for the get zithromax online company's opioids and for using electronic health records to influence the prescription of pain medication.

The company will pay $225 million to the government, which is part of a $2 billion criminal forfeiture. Also, Purdue faces a $3.54 billion criminal fine. That money get zithromax online will most likely not be fully collected because it will be part of a bankruptcy, which includes other creditors. Purdue will also agree to $2.8 billion in damages to resolve its civil liability, the AP reported.

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Waridibo Allison, get zithromax online MD, PhD, assistant professor of infectious disease, UT Health San Antonio. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. "Recent hepatitis get zithromax online C testing patterns among baby boomers." CDC. "Hepatitis C Questions and Answers for Health Professionals," "Hepatitis C Questions and Answers for the Public," "Hepatitis C.

Testing Baby Boomers Saves Lives," "People Born 1945 - 1965 (Baby Boomers)," "Testing Recommendations for Hepatitis C Virus Infection." Ira Jacobson, MD, director of Hepatology, NYU Langone Health. Mayo Clinic get zithromax online. "Why isn't there a hepatitis C vaccine?. " News release, CDC.

Sammy Saab, get zithromax online MD, MPH, professor of medicine and surgery, UCLA. U.S. Department of Health &. Human Services get zithromax online.

"Hepatitis C Basic Information." WebMD. "Hepatitis C and Attitudes Survey.".

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Fifty-two patients had remdesivir treatment discontinued before day 10 because of an adverse event or a serious adverse event other than death and 10 withdrew consent. Of those assigned to receive placebo, zithromax price canada 517 patients (99.2%) received placebo as assigned. Seventy patients discontinued placebo before day 10 because of an adverse event or a serious adverse event other than death and 14 withdrew consent. A total of 517 patients in the remdesivir group and 508 in the placebo group completed the trial through day 29, recovered, or died zithromax price canada.

Fourteen patients who received remdesivir and 9 who received placebo terminated their participation in the trial before day 29. A total of 54 of the patients who were in the mild-to-moderate stratum at randomization were subsequently determined to meet the criteria zithromax price canada for severe disease, resulting in 105 patients in the mild-to-moderate disease stratum and 957 in the severe stratum. The as-treated population included 1048 patients who received the assigned treatment (532 in the remdesivir group, including one patient who had been randomly assigned to placebo and received remdesivir, and 516 in the placebo group). Table 1 zithromax price canada.

Table 1. Demographic and Clinical Characteristics of zithromax price canada the Patients at Baseline. The mean age of the patients was 58.9 years, and 64.4% were male (Table 1). On the basis of the evolving epidemiology of Covid-19 during the trial, 79.8% of patients were enrolled at sites in North America, 15.3% in Europe, and 4.9% in zithromax price canada Asia (Table S1 in the Supplementary Appendix).

Overall, 53.3% of the patients were White, 21.3% were Black, 12.7% were Asian, and 12.7% were designated as other or not reported. 250 (23.5%) were zithromax price canada Hispanic or Latino. Most patients had either one (25.9%) or two or more (54.5%) of the prespecified coexisting conditions at enrollment, most commonly hypertension (50.2%), obesity (44.8%), and type 2 diabetes mellitus (30.3%). The median number of days between zithromax price canada symptom onset and randomization was 9 (interquartile range, 6 to 12) (Table S2).

A total of 957 patients (90.1%) had severe disease at enrollment. 285 patients (26.8%) met category 7 criteria on the ordinal scale, 193 (18.2%) category 6, 435 zithromax price canada (41.0%) category 5, and 138 (13.0%) category 4. Eleven patients (1.0%) had missing ordinal scale data at enrollment. All these patients discontinued the study before treatment zithromax price canada.

During the study, 373 patients (35.6% of the 1048 patients in the as-treated population) received hydroxychloroquine and 241 (23.0%) received a glucocorticoid (Table S3). Primary Outcome Figure zithromax price canada 2. Figure 2. Kaplan–Meier Estimates of Cumulative Recoveries zithromax price canada.

Cumulative recovery estimates are shown in the overall population (Panel A), in patients with a baseline score of 4 on the ordinal scale (not receiving oxygen. Panel B), in those with a baseline score of zithromax price canada 5 (receiving oxygen. Panel C), in those with a baseline score of 6 (receiving high-flow oxygen or noninvasive mechanical ventilation. Panel D), and in those with a baseline score of 7 (receiving mechanical ventilation or zithromax price canada extracorporeal membrane oxygenation [ECMO].

Panel E).Table 2. Table 2 zithromax price canada. Outcomes Overall and According to Score on the Ordinal Scale in the Intention-to-Treat Population. Figure 3 zithromax price canada.

Figure 3. Time to Recovery zithromax price canada According to Subgroup. The widths of the confidence intervals have not been adjusted for multiplicity and therefore cannot be used to infer treatment effects. Race and ethnic group were reported by the patients.Patients in the remdesivir group had a shorter time to recovery than patients in the placebo group (median, 10 zithromax price canada days, as compared with 15 days.

Rate ratio for recovery, 1.29. 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.12 to 1.49 zithromax price canada. P<0.001) (Figure 2 and Table 2). In the severe disease stratum (957 patients) the median time to zithromax price canada recovery was 11 days, as compared with 18 days (rate ratio for recovery, 1.31.

95% CI, 1.12 to 1.52) (Table S4). The rate ratio for recovery was largest among patients zithromax price canada with a baseline ordinal score of 5 (rate ratio for recovery, 1.45. 95% CI, 1.18 to 1.79). Among patients with a baseline score of 4 and those with zithromax price canada a baseline score of 6, the rate ratio estimates for recovery were 1.29 (95% CI, 0.91 to 1.83) and 1.09 (95% CI, 0.76 to 1.57), respectively.

For those receiving mechanical ventilation or ECMO at enrollment (baseline ordinal score of 7), the rate ratio for recovery was 0.98 (95% CI, 0.70 to 1.36). Information on interactions of treatment with baseline ordinal score as a zithromax price canada continuous variable is provided in Table S11. An analysis adjusting for baseline ordinal score as a covariate was conducted to evaluate the overall effect (of the percentage of patients in each ordinal score category at baseline) on the primary outcome. This adjusted analysis produced a similar treatment-effect estimate (rate ratio for zithromax price canada recovery, 1.26.

95% CI, 1.09 to 1.46). Patients who underwent randomization during the first 10 days after the onset of symptoms had a zithromax price canada rate ratio for recovery of 1.37 (95% CI, 1.14 to 1.64), whereas patients who underwent randomization more than 10 days after the onset of symptoms had a rate ratio for recovery of 1.20 (95% CI, 0.94 to 1.52) (Figure 3). The benefit of remdesivir was larger when given earlier in the illness, though the benefit persisted in most analyses of duration of symptoms (Table S6). Sensitivity analyses in which data were censored at earliest reported use of glucocorticoids or hydroxychloroquine still showed efficacy of remdesivir (9.0 days to recovery with remdesivir vs.

14.0 days to recovery with zithromax price canada placebo. Rate ratio, 1.28. 95% CI, 1.09 to zithromax price canada 1.50, and 10.0 vs. 16.0 days to recovery.

Rate ratio, 1.32 zithromax price canada. 95% CI, 1.11 to 1.58, respectively) (Table S8). Key Secondary Outcome The odds of improvement in the zithromax price canada ordinal scale score were higher in the remdesivir group, as determined by a proportional odds model at the day 15 visit, than in the placebo group (odds ratio for improvement, 1.5. 95% CI, 1.2 to 1.9, adjusted for disease severity) (Table 2 and Fig.

S7). Mortality Kaplan–Meier estimates of mortality by day 15 were 6.7% in the remdesivir group and 11.9% in the placebo group (hazard ratio, 0.55. 95% CI, 0.36 to 0.83). The estimates by day 29 were 11.4% and 15.2% in two groups, respectively (hazard ratio, 0.73.

95% CI, 0.52 to 1.03). The between-group differences in mortality varied considerably according to baseline severity (Table 2), with the largest difference seen among patients with a baseline ordinal score of 5 (hazard ratio, 0.30. 95% CI, 0.14 to 0.64). Information on interactions of treatment with baseline ordinal score with respect to mortality is provided in Table S11.

Additional Secondary Outcomes Table 3. Table 3. Additional Secondary Outcomes. Patients in the remdesivir group had a shorter time to improvement of one or of two categories on the ordinal scale from baseline than patients in the placebo group (one-category improvement.

Median, 7 vs. 9 days. Rate ratio for recovery, 1.23. 95% CI, 1.08 to 1.41.

Two-category improvement. Median, 11 vs. 14 days. Rate ratio, 1.29.

95% CI, 1.12 to 1.48) (Table 3). Patients in the remdesivir group had a shorter time to discharge or to a National Early Warning Score of 2 or lower than those in the placebo group (median, 8 days vs. 12 days. Hazard ratio, 1.27.

95% CI, 1.10 to 1.46). The initial length of hospital stay was shorter in the remdesivir group than in the placebo group (median, 12 days vs. 17 days). 5% of patients in the remdesivir group were readmitted to the hospital, as compared with 3% in the placebo group.

Among the 913 patients receiving oxygen at enrollment, those in the remdesivir group continued to receive oxygen for fewer days than patients in the placebo group (median, 13 days vs. 21 days), and the incidence of new oxygen use among patients who were not receiving oxygen at enrollment was lower in the remdesivir group than in the placebo group (incidence, 36% [95% CI, 26 to 47] vs. 44% [95% CI, 33 to 57]). For the 193 patients receiving noninvasive ventilation or high-flow oxygen at enrollment, the median duration of use of these interventions was 6 days in both the remdesivir and placebo groups.

Among the 573 patients who were not receiving noninvasive ventilation, high-flow oxygen, invasive ventilation, or ECMO at baseline, the incidence of new noninvasive ventilation or high-flow oxygen use was lower in the remdesivir group than in the placebo group (17% [95% CI, 13 to 22] vs. 24% [95% CI, 19 to 30]). Among the 285 patients who were receiving mechanical ventilation or ECMO at enrollment, patients in the remdesivir group received these interventions for fewer subsequent days than those in the placebo group (median, 17 days vs. 20 days), and the incidence of new mechanical ventilation or ECMO use among the 766 patients who were not receiving these interventions at enrollment was lower in the remdesivir group than in the placebo group (13% [95% CI, 10 to 17] vs.

23% [95% CI, 19 to 27]) (Table 3). Safety Outcomes In the as-treated population, serious adverse events occurred in 131 of 532 patients (24.6%) in the remdesivir group and in 163 of 516 patients (31.6%) in the placebo group (Table S17). There were 47 serious respiratory failure adverse events in the remdesivir group (8.8% of patients), including acute respiratory failure and the need for endotracheal intubation, and 80 in the placebo group (15.5% of patients) (Table S19). No deaths were considered by the investigators to be related to treatment assignment.

Grade 3 or 4 adverse events occurred on or before day 29 in 273 patients (51.3%) in the remdesivir group and in 295 (57.2%) in the placebo group (Table S18). 41 events were judged by the investigators to be related to remdesivir and 47 events to placebo (Table S17). The most common nonserious adverse events occurring in at least 5% of all patients included decreased glomerular filtration rate, decreased hemoglobin level, decreased lymphocyte count, respiratory failure, anemia, pyrexia, hyperglycemia, increased blood creatinine level, and increased blood glucose level (Table S20). The incidence of these adverse events was generally similar in the remdesivir and placebo groups.

Crossover After the data and safety monitoring board recommended that the preliminary primary analysis report be provided to the sponsor, data on a total of 51 patients (4.8% of the total study enrollment) — 16 (3.0%) in the remdesivir group and 35 (6.7%) in the placebo group — were unblinded. 26 (74.3%) of those in the placebo group whose data were unblinded were given remdesivir. Sensitivity analyses evaluating the unblinding (patients whose treatment assignments were unblinded had their data censored at the time of unblinding) and crossover (patients in the placebo group treated with remdesivir had their data censored at the initiation of remdesivir treatment) produced results similar to those of the primary analysis (Table S9).Trial Design and Oversight The RECOVERY trial is an investigator-initiated platform trial to evaluate the effects of potential treatments in patients hospitalized with Covid-19. The trial is being conducted at 176 hospitals in the United Kingdom.

(Details are provided in the Supplementary Appendix, available with the full text of this article at NEJM.org.) The investigators were assisted by the National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network, and the trial is coordinated by the Nuffield Department of Population Health at the University of Oxford, the trial sponsor. Although patients are no longer being enrolled in the hydroxychloroquine, dexamethasone, and lopinavir–ritonavir groups, the trial continues to study the effects of azithromycin, tocilizumab, convalescent plasma, and REGN-COV2 (a combination of two monoclonal antibodies directed against the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein). Other treatments may be studied in the future. The hydroxychloroquine that was used in this phase of the trial was supplied by the U.K.

National Health Service (NHS). Hospitalized patients were eligible for the trial if they had clinically-suspected or laboratory-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection and no medical history that might, in the opinion of the attending clinician, put patients at substantial risk if they were to participate in the trial. Initially, recruitment was limited to patients who were at least 18 years of age, but the age limit was removed as of May 9, 2020. Written informed consent was obtained from all the patients or from a legal representative if they were too unwell or unable to provide consent.

The trial was conducted in accordance with Good Clinical Practice guidelines of the International Conference on Harmonisation and was approved by the U.K. Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and the Cambridge East Research Ethics Committee. The protocol with its statistical analysis plan are available at NEJM.org, with additional information in the Supplementary Appendix and on the trial website at www.recoverytrial.net. The initial version of the manuscript was drafted by the first and last authors, developed by the writing committee, and approved by all members of the trial steering committee.

The funders had no role in the analysis of the data, in the preparation or approval of the manuscript, or in the decision to submit the manuscript for publication. The first and last members of the writing committee vouch for the completeness and accuracy of the data and for the fidelity of the trial to the protocol and statistical analysis plan. Randomization and Treatment We collected baseline data using a Web-based case-report form that included demographic data, level of respiratory support, major coexisting illnesses, the suitability of the trial treatment for a particular patient, and treatment availability at the trial site. Using a Web-based unstratified randomization method with the concealment of trial group, we assigned patients to receive either the usual standard of care or the usual standard of care plus hydroxychloroquine or one of the other available treatments that were being evaluated.

The number of patients who were assigned to receive usual care was twice the number who were assigned to any of the active treatments for which the patient was eligible (e.g., 2:1 ratio in favor of usual care if the patient was eligible for only one active treatment group, 2:1:1 if the patient was eligible for two active treatments, etc.). For some patients, hydroxychloroquine was unavailable at the hospital at the time of enrollment or was considered by the managing physician to be either definitely indicated or definitely contraindicated. Patients with a known prolonged corrected QT interval on electrocardiography were ineligible to receive hydroxychloroquine. (Coadministration with medications that prolong the QT interval was not an absolute contraindication, but attending clinicians were advised to check the QT interval by performing electrocardiography.) These patients were excluded from entry in the randomized comparison between hydroxychloroquine and usual care.

In the hydroxychloroquine group, patients received hydroxychloroquine sulfate (in the form of a 200-mg tablet containing a 155-mg base equivalent) in a loading dose of four tablets (total dose, 800 mg) at baseline and at 6 hours, which was followed by two tablets (total dose, 400 mg) starting at 12 hours after the initial dose and then every 12 hours for the next 9 days or until discharge, whichever occurred earlier (see the Supplementary Appendix).15 The assigned treatment was prescribed by the attending clinician. The patients and local trial staff members were aware of the assigned trial groups. Procedures A single online follow-up form was to be completed by the local trial staff members when each trial patient was discharged, at 28 days after randomization, or at the time of death, whichever occurred first. Information was recorded regarding the adherence to the assigned treatment, receipt of other treatments for Covid-19, duration of admission, receipt of respiratory support (with duration and type), receipt of renal dialysis or hemofiltration, and vital status (including cause of death).

Starting on May 12, 2020, extra information was recorded on the occurrence of new major cardiac arrhythmia. In addition, we obtained routine health care and registry data that included information on vital status (with date and cause of death) and discharge from the hospital. Outcome Measures The primary outcome was all-cause mortality within 28 days after randomization. Further analyses were specified at 6 months.

Secondary outcomes were the time until discharge from the hospital and a composite of the initiation of invasive mechanical ventilation including extracorporeal membrane oxygenation or death among patients who were not receiving invasive mechanical ventilation at the time of randomization. Decisions to initiate invasive mechanical ventilation were made by the attending clinicians, who were informed by guidance from NHS England and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. Subsidiary clinical outcomes included cause-specific mortality (which was recorded in all patients) and major cardiac arrhythmia (which was recorded in a subgroup of patients). All information presented in this report is based on a data cutoff of September 21, 2020.

Information regarding the primary outcome is complete for all the trial patients. Statistical Analysis For the primary outcome of 28-day mortality, we used the log-rank observed-minus-expected statistic and its variance both to test the null hypothesis of equal survival curves and to calculate the one-step estimate of the average mortality rate ratio in the comparison between the hydroxychloroquine group and the usual-care group. Kaplan–Meier survival curves were constructed to show cumulative mortality over the 28-day period. The same methods were used to analyze the time until hospital discharge, with censoring of data on day 29 for patients who had died in the hospital.

We used the Kaplan–Meier estimates to calculate the median time until hospital discharge. For the prespecified composite secondary outcome of invasive mechanical ventilation or death within 28 days (among patients who had not been receiving invasive mechanical ventilation at randomization), the precise date of the initiation of invasive mechanical ventilation was not available, so the risk ratio was estimated instead. Estimates of the between-group difference in absolute risk were also calculated. All the analyses were performed according to the intention-to-treat principle.

Prespecified analyses of the primary outcome were performed in six subgroups, as defined by characteristics at randomization. Age, sex, race, level of respiratory support, days since symptom onset, and predicted 28-day risk of death. (Details are provided in the Supplementary Appendix.) Estimates of rate and risk ratios are shown with 95% confidence intervals without adjustment for multiple testing. The P value for the assessment of the primary outcome is two-sided.

The full database is held by the trial team, which collected the data from the trial sites and performed the analyses, at the Nuffield Department of Population Health at the University of Oxford. The independent data monitoring committee was asked to review unblinded analyses of the trial data and any other information that was considered to be relevant at intervals of approximately 2 weeks. The committee was then charged with determining whether the randomized comparisons in the trial provided evidence with respect to mortality that was strong enough (with a range of uncertainty around the results that was narrow enough) to affect national and global treatment strategies. In such a circumstance, the committee would inform the members of the trial steering committee, who would make the results available to the public and amend the trial accordingly.

Unless that happened, the steering committee, investigators, and all others involved in the trial would remain unaware of the interim results until 28 days after the last patient had been randomly assigned to a particular treatment group. On June 4, 2020, in response to a request from the MHRA, the independent data monitoring committee conducted a review of the data and recommended that the chief investigators review the unblinded data for the hydroxychloroquine group. The chief investigators and steering committee members concluded that the data showed no beneficial effect of hydroxychloroquine in patients hospitalized with Covid-19. Therefore, the enrollment of patients in the hydroxychloroquine group was closed on June 5, 2020, and the preliminary result for the primary outcome was made public.

Investigators were advised that any patients who were receiving hydroxychloroquine as part of the trial should discontinue the treatment.Trial Design and Oversight The RECOVERY trial was designed to evaluate the effects of potential treatments in patients hospitalized with Covid-19 at 176 National Health Service organizations in the United Kingdom and was supported by the National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network. (Details regarding this trial are provided in the Supplementary Appendix, available with the full text of this article at NEJM.org.) The trial is being coordinated by the Nuffield Department of Population Health at the University of Oxford, the trial sponsor. Although the randomization of patients to receive dexamethasone, hydroxychloroquine, or lopinavir–ritonavir has now been stopped, the trial continues randomization to groups receiving azithromycin, tocilizumab, or convalescent plasma. Hospitalized patients were eligible for the trial if they had clinically suspected or laboratory-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection and no medical history that might, in the opinion of the attending clinician, put patients at substantial risk if they were to participate in the trial.

Initially, recruitment was limited to patients who were at least 18 years of age, but the age limit was removed starting on May 9, 2020. Pregnant or breast-feeding women were eligible. Written informed consent was obtained from all the patients or from a legal representative if they were unable to provide consent. The trial was conducted in accordance with the principles of the Good Clinical Practice guidelines of the International Conference on Harmonisation and was approved by the U.K.

Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency and the Cambridge East Research Ethics Committee. The protocol with its statistical analysis plan is available at NEJM.org and on the trial website at www.recoverytrial.net. The initial version of the manuscript was drafted by the first and last authors, developed by the writing committee, and approved by all members of the trial steering committee. The funders had no role in the analysis of the data, in the preparation or approval of the manuscript, or in the decision to submit the manuscript for publication.

The first and last members of the writing committee vouch for the completeness and accuracy of the data and for the fidelity of the trial to the protocol and statistical analysis plan. Randomization We collected baseline data using a Web-based case-report form that included demographic data, the level of respiratory support, major coexisting illnesses, suitability of the trial treatment for a particular patient, and treatment availability at the trial site. Randomization was performed with the use of a Web-based system with concealment of the trial-group assignment. Eligible and consenting patients were assigned in a 2:1 ratio to receive either the usual standard of care alone or the usual standard of care plus oral or intravenous dexamethasone (at a dose of 6 mg once daily) for up to 10 days (or until hospital discharge if sooner) or to receive one of the other suitable and available treatments that were being evaluated in the trial.

For some patients, dexamethasone was unavailable at the hospital at the time of enrollment or was considered by the managing physician to be either definitely indicated or definitely contraindicated. These patients were excluded from entry in the randomized comparison between dexamethasone and usual care and hence were not included in this report. The randomly assigned treatment was prescribed by the treating clinician. Patients and local members of the trial staff were aware of the assigned treatments.

Procedures A single online follow-up form was to be completed when the patients were discharged or had died or at 28 days after randomization, whichever occurred first. Information was recorded regarding the patients’ adherence to the assigned treatment, receipt of other trial treatments, duration of admission, receipt of respiratory support (with duration and type), receipt of renal support, and vital status (including the cause of death). In addition, we obtained routine health care and registry data, including information on vital status (with date and cause of death), discharge from the hospital, and respiratory and renal support therapy. Outcome Measures The primary outcome was all-cause mortality within 28 days after randomization.

Further analyses were specified at 6 months. Secondary outcomes were the time until discharge from the hospital and, among patients not receiving invasive mechanical ventilation at the time of randomization, subsequent receipt of invasive mechanical ventilation (including extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) or death. Other prespecified clinical outcomes included cause-specific mortality, receipt of renal hemodialysis or hemofiltration, major cardiac arrhythmia (recorded in a subgroup), and receipt and duration of ventilation. Statistical Analysis As stated in the protocol, appropriate sample sizes could not be estimated when the trial was being planned at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

As the trial progressed, the trial steering committee, whose members were unaware of the results of the trial comparisons, determined that if 28-day mortality was 20%, then the enrollment of at least 2000 patients in the dexamethasone group and 4000 in the usual care group would provide a power of at least 90% at a two-sided P value of 0.01 to detect a clinically relevant proportional reduction of 20% (an absolute difference of 4 percentage points) between the two groups. Consequently, on June 8, 2020, the steering committee closed recruitment to the dexamethasone group, since enrollment had exceeded 2000 patients. For the primary outcome of 28-day mortality, the hazard ratio from Cox regression was used to estimate the mortality rate ratio. Among the few patients (0.1%) who had not been followed for 28 days by the time of the data cutoff on July 6, 2020, data were censored either on that date or on day 29 if the patient had already been discharged.

That is, in the absence of any information to the contrary, these patients were assumed to have survived for 28 days. Kaplan–Meier survival curves were constructed to show cumulative mortality over the 28-day period. Cox regression was used to analyze the secondary outcome of hospital discharge within 28 days, with censoring of data on day 29 for patients who had died during hospitalization. For the prespecified composite secondary outcome of invasive mechanical ventilation or death within 28 days (among patients who were not receiving invasive mechanical ventilation at randomization), the precise date of invasive mechanical ventilation was not available, so a log-binomial regression model was used to estimate the risk ratio.

Table 1. Table 1. Characteristics of the Patients at Baseline, According to Treatment Assignment and Level of Respiratory Support. Through the play of chance in the unstratified randomization, the mean age was 1.1 years older among patients in the dexamethasone group than among those in the usual care group (Table 1).

To account for this imbalance in an important prognostic factor, estimates of rate ratios were adjusted for the baseline age in three categories (<70 years, 70 to 79 years, and ≥80 years). This adjustment was not specified in the first version of the statistical analysis plan but was added once the imbalance in age became apparent. Results without age adjustment (corresponding to the first version of the analysis plan) are provided in the Supplementary Appendix. Prespecified analyses of the primary outcome were performed in five subgroups, as defined by characteristics at randomization.

Age, sex, level of respiratory support, days since symptom onset, and predicted 28-day mortality risk. (One further prespecified subgroup analysis regarding race will be conducted once the data collection has been completed.) In prespecified subgroups, we estimated rate ratios (or risk ratios in some analyses) and their confidence intervals using regression models that included an interaction term between the treatment assignment and the subgroup of interest. Chi-square tests for linear trend across the subgroup-specific log estimates were then performed in accordance with the prespecified plan. All P values are two-sided and are shown without adjustment for multiple testing.

All analyses were performed according to the intention-to-treat principle. The full database is held by the trial team, which collected the data from trial sites and performed the analyses at the Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford.To the Editor. The early medical response to the Covid-19 pandemic in the United States was limited in part by the availability of testing. Health care workers collected a swab sample from the patients’ oropharynx or nasopharynx according to testing guidelines for the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) virus.

This procedure potentially increased the risk of transmission of the virus to health care workers who lacked sufficient personal protective equipment (PPE).1 In other clinical conditions,2,3 it is faster to obtain a tongue, nasal, or mid-turbinate sample than a nasopharyngeal sample, with less potential for the patient to sneeze, cough, or gag. In addition, recent data support the validity of non-nasopharyngeal samples for detection of SARS-CoV-2.4,5 Collection by the patient reduces high exposure of the health care worker to the virus and preserves limited PPE. We obtained swab samples from the nasopharynx and from at least one other location in 530 patients with symptoms indicative of upper respiratory infection who were seen in any one of five ambulatory clinics in the Puget Sound region of Washington. Patients were provided with instructions and asked to collect tongue, nasal, and mid-turbinate samples, in that order.

A nasopharyngeal sample was then collected from the patient by a health care worker. All samples were submitted to a reference laboratory for reverse-transcriptase–polymerase-chain-reaction (RT-PCR) testing that yielded qualitative results (positive or negative) and cycle threshold (Ct) values for positive samples only (additional details are provided in the Methods section in the Supplementary Appendix, available with the full text of this letter at NEJM.org). Our study was powered on the basis of a one-sided test to determine whether the sensitivities of the non-nasopharyngeal swabs collected by the patients themselves were significantly greater than 90%. We calculated that 48 patients with positive nasopharyngeal samples would be needed for the study, assuming a true sensitivity of 98% with 80% power.

Pairwise analyses were conducted to compare each sample collected by the patient with the nasopharyngeal sample collected by a health care worker. Of the 501 patients with both tongue and nasopharyngeal samples, both swabs tested negative in 450 patients, both swabs tested positive in 44, the nasopharyngeal swab was positive and the tongue swab was negative in 5, and the tongue swab was positive and the nasopharyngeal swab was negative in 2. Of the 498 patients with both nasal and nasopharyngeal samples, both swabs were negative in 447, both swabs were positive in 47, the nasopharyngeal swab was positive and the nasal swab was negative in 3, and the nasal swab was positive and the nasopharyngeal swab was negative in 1. Of the 504 patients with both mid-turbinate and nasopharyngeal samples, both swabs were negative in 452, both swabs were positive in 50, and the nasopharyngeal swab was positive and the mid-turbinate swab was negative in 2.

None of these patients had a positive mid-turbinate swab and a negative nasopharyngeal swab. Figure 1. Figure 1. Cycle Threshold (Ct) Values from Tongue, Nasal, and Mid-Turbinate Swabs Collected by Patients Relative to Those from Nasopharyngeal Swabs Collected by Health Care Workers.

The correlation coefficient is superimposed on each panel, along with a trend line estimated with the use of simple linear regression. Plots show the available Ct values for 43 patients who had positive test results from both tongue and nasopharyngeal swabs (Panel A), 46 patients who had positive test results from both nasal and nasopharyngeal swabs (Panel B), and 48 patients who had positive test results from both mid-turbinate and nasopharyngeal swabs (Panel C). Data on 4 patients (1 patient with positive test results from both tongue and nasopharyngeal swabs, 1 patient with positive test results from both nasal and nasopharyngeal swabs, and 2 patients with positive test results from both mid-turbinate and nasopharyngeal swabs) were not included in this analysis because multiple swabs obtained from these patients were labeled with a single test site (i.e., tongue, nasopharynx, nose, or middle turbinate).When a nasopharyngeal sample collected by a health care worker was used as the comparator, the estimated sensitivities of the tongue, nasal, and mid-turbinate samples collected by the patients were 89.8% (one-sided 97.5% confidence interval [CI], 78.2 to 100.0), 94.0% (97.5% CI, 83.8 to 100.0), and 96.2% (97.5% CI, 87.0 to 100.0), respectively. Although the estimated sensitivities of the nasal and mid-turbinate samples were greater than 90%, all the confidence intervals for the sensitivity of the samples collected by the patients contained 90%.

Despite the lack of statistical significance, both the nasal and mid-turbinate samples may be clinically acceptable on the basis of estimated sensitivities above 90% and the 87% lower bound of the confidence interval for the sensitivity of the mid-turbinate sample being close to 90%. Ct values from the RT-PCR tests showed Pearson correlations between the positive results from the nasopharyngeal swab and the positive results from the tongue, nasal, and mid-turbinate swabs of 0.48, 0.78, and 0.86, respectively. Figure 1 shows the Ct values for the sites from the patient-collected swab samples relative to those for the nasopharyngeal swab samples, with a linear regression fit superimposed on the scatterplot. For patients with positive test results from both the nasopharyngeal swab and a tongue, nasal, or mid-turbinate swab, the Ct values for the swabs collected by the patient were less than the Ct values for the nasopharyngeal swab 18.6%, 50.0%, and 83.3% of the time, respectively, indicating that the viral load may be higher in the middle turbinate than in the nasopharynx and equivalent between the nose and the nasopharynx (additional details are provided in the Methods section in the Supplementary Appendix).

Our study shows the clinical usefulness of tongue, nasal, or mid-turbinate samples collected by patients as compared with nasopharyngeal samples collected by health care workers for the diagnosis of Covid-19. Adoption of techniques for sampling by patients can reduce PPE use and provide a more comfortable patient experience. Our analysis was cross-sectional, performed in a single geographic region, and limited to single comparisons with the results of nasopharyngeal sampling, which is not a perfect standard test. Despite these limitations, we think that patient collection of samples for SARS-CoV-2 testing from sites other than the nasopharynx is a useful approach during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Yuan-Po Tu, M.D.Everett Clinic, Everett, WARachel Jennings, Ph.D.Brian Hart, Ph.D.UnitedHealth Group, Minnetonka, MNGerard A. Cangelosi, Ph.D.Rachel C. Wood, M.S.University of Washington, Seattle, WAKevin Wehber, M.B.A.Prateek Verma, M.S., M.B.A.Deneen Vojta, M.D.Ethan M. Berke, M.D., M.P.H.UnitedHealth Group, Minnetonka, MN [email protected] Supported by a grant to Drs.

Cangelosi and Wood from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Disclosure forms provided by the authors are available with the full text of this letter at NEJM.org. This is the New England Journal of Medicine version of record, which includes all Journal editing and enhancements. The Author Final Manuscript, which is the author’s version after external peer review and before publication in the Journal, is available under a CC BY license at PMC7289274.This letter was published on June 3, 2020, at NEJM.org.5 References1.

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Of the 1114 get zithromax online patients who were assessed for eligibility, 1062 underwent randomization. 541 were assigned to the remdesivir group and 521 to the placebo group (intention-to-treat population) (Figure 1). 159 (15.0%) were categorized as having mild-to-moderate disease, and 903 (85.0%) were in the severe disease stratum. Of those assigned to receive remdesivir, 531 patients (98.2%) get zithromax online received the treatment as assigned.

Fifty-two patients had remdesivir treatment discontinued before day 10 because of an adverse event or a serious adverse event other than death and 10 withdrew consent. Of those assigned to receive get zithromax online placebo, 517 patients (99.2%) received placebo as assigned. Seventy patients discontinued placebo before day 10 because of an adverse event or a serious adverse event other than death and 14 withdrew consent. A total of 517 patients in the remdesivir group and 508 in the get zithromax online placebo group completed the trial through day 29, recovered, or died.

Fourteen patients who received remdesivir and 9 who received placebo terminated their participation in the trial before day 29. A total of 54 of the patients who were in the mild-to-moderate stratum at randomization were subsequently determined to meet the criteria for severe disease, resulting in 105 patients in the get zithromax online mild-to-moderate disease stratum and 957 in the severe stratum. The as-treated population included 1048 patients who received the assigned treatment (532 in the remdesivir group, including one patient who had been randomly assigned to placebo and received remdesivir, and 516 in the placebo group). Table 1 get zithromax online.

Table 1. Demographic and get zithromax online Clinical Characteristics of the Patients at Baseline. The mean age of the patients was 58.9 years, and 64.4% were male (Table 1). On the basis of the evolving epidemiology of Covid-19 during the get zithromax online trial, 79.8% of patients were enrolled at sites in North America, 15.3% in Europe, and 4.9% in Asia (Table S1 in the Supplementary Appendix).

Overall, 53.3% of the patients were White, 21.3% were Black, 12.7% were Asian, and 12.7% were designated as other or not reported. 250 (23.5%) get zithromax online were Hispanic or Latino. Most patients had either one (25.9%) or two or more (54.5%) of the prespecified coexisting conditions at enrollment, most commonly hypertension (50.2%), obesity (44.8%), and type 2 diabetes mellitus (30.3%). The median number of days between symptom onset and randomization was 9 (interquartile range, 6 to 12) get zithromax online (Table S2).

A total of 957 patients (90.1%) had severe disease at enrollment. 285 patients (26.8%) met category 7 criteria on the ordinal scale, 193 (18.2%) category 6, get zithromax online 435 (41.0%) category 5, and 138 (13.0%) category 4. Eleven patients (1.0%) had missing ordinal scale data at enrollment. All these patients discontinued the study get zithromax online before treatment.

During the study, 373 patients (35.6% of the 1048 patients in the as-treated population) received hydroxychloroquine and 241 (23.0%) received a glucocorticoid (Table S3). Primary Outcome Figure get zithromax online 2. Figure 2. Kaplan–Meier Estimates of Cumulative get zithromax online Recoveries.

Cumulative recovery estimates are shown in the overall population (Panel A), in patients with a baseline score of 4 on the ordinal scale (not receiving oxygen. Panel B), in those with a baseline get zithromax online score of 5 (receiving oxygen. Panel C), in those with a baseline score of 6 (receiving high-flow oxygen or noninvasive mechanical ventilation. Panel D), and in those with a baseline score of 7 (receiving mechanical ventilation or get zithromax online extracorporeal membrane oxygenation [ECMO].

Panel E).Table 2. Table 2 get zithromax online. Outcomes Overall and According to Score on the Ordinal Scale in the Intention-to-Treat Population. Figure 3 get zithromax online.

Figure 3. Time to Recovery According to get zithromax online Subgroup. The widths of the confidence intervals have not been adjusted for multiplicity and therefore cannot be used to infer treatment effects. Race and ethnic group were get zithromax online reported by the patients.Patients in the remdesivir group had a shorter time to recovery than patients in the placebo group (median, 10 days, as compared with 15 days.

Rate ratio for recovery, 1.29. 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.12 to get zithromax online 1.49. P<0.001) (Figure 2 and Table 2). In the severe disease stratum (957 patients) the median time get zithromax online to recovery was 11 days, as compared with 18 days (rate ratio for recovery, 1.31.

95% CI, 1.12 to 1.52) (Table S4). The rate ratio for recovery was largest among patients with a baseline ordinal score of 5 (rate ratio for get zithromax online recovery, 1.45. 95% CI, 1.18 to 1.79). Among patients with a baseline score of 4 and those with a baseline score of 6, the rate ratio estimates for recovery were 1.29 (95% CI, 0.91 to 1.83) and 1.09 (95% CI, get zithromax online 0.76 to 1.57), respectively.

For those receiving mechanical ventilation or ECMO at enrollment (baseline ordinal score of 7), the rate ratio for recovery was 0.98 (95% CI, 0.70 to 1.36). Information on interactions of treatment with baseline ordinal score as a get zithromax online continuous variable is provided in Table S11. An analysis adjusting for baseline ordinal score as a covariate was conducted to evaluate the overall effect (of the percentage of patients in each ordinal score category at baseline) on the primary outcome. This adjusted analysis produced a similar get zithromax online treatment-effect estimate (rate ratio for recovery, 1.26.

95% CI, 1.09 to 1.46). Patients who underwent randomization during the first 10 days after the onset of symptoms had get zithromax online a rate ratio for recovery of 1.37 (95% CI, 1.14 to 1.64), whereas patients who underwent randomization more than 10 days after the onset of symptoms had a rate ratio for recovery of 1.20 (95% CI, 0.94 to 1.52) (Figure 3). The benefit of remdesivir was larger when given earlier in the illness, though the benefit persisted in most analyses of duration of symptoms (Table S6). Sensitivity analyses in which data were censored at earliest reported use of glucocorticoids or hydroxychloroquine still showed efficacy of remdesivir (9.0 days to recovery with remdesivir vs.

14.0 days to recovery get zithromax online with placebo. Rate ratio, 1.28. 95% CI, 1.09 get zithromax online to 1.50, and 10.0 vs. 16.0 days to recovery.

Rate ratio, get zithromax online 1.32. 95% CI, 1.11 to 1.58, respectively) (Table S8). Key Secondary Outcome The odds get zithromax online of improvement in the ordinal scale score were higher in the remdesivir group, as determined by a proportional odds model at the day 15 visit, than in the placebo group (odds ratio for improvement, 1.5. 95% CI, 1.2 to 1.9, adjusted for disease severity) (Table 2 and Fig.

S7). Mortality Kaplan–Meier estimates of mortality by day 15 were 6.7% in the remdesivir group and 11.9% in the placebo group (hazard ratio, 0.55. 95% CI, 0.36 to 0.83). The estimates by day 29 were 11.4% and 15.2% in two groups, respectively (hazard ratio, 0.73.

95% CI, 0.52 to 1.03). The between-group differences in mortality varied considerably according to baseline severity (Table 2), with the largest difference seen among patients with a baseline ordinal score of 5 (hazard ratio, 0.30. 95% CI, 0.14 to 0.64). Information on interactions of treatment with baseline ordinal score with respect to mortality is provided in Table S11.

Additional Secondary Outcomes Table 3. Table 3. Additional Secondary Outcomes. Patients in the remdesivir group had a shorter time to improvement of one or of two categories on the ordinal scale from baseline than patients in the placebo group (one-category improvement.

Median, 7 vs. 9 days. Rate ratio for recovery, 1.23. 95% CI, 1.08 to 1.41.

Two-category improvement. Median, 11 vs. 14 days. Rate ratio, 1.29.

95% CI, 1.12 to 1.48) (Table 3). Patients in the remdesivir group had a shorter time to discharge or to a National Early Warning Score of 2 or lower than those in the placebo group (median, 8 days vs. 12 days. Hazard ratio, 1.27.

95% CI, 1.10 to 1.46). The initial length of hospital stay was shorter in the remdesivir group than in the placebo group (median, 12 days vs. 17 days). 5% of patients in the remdesivir group were readmitted to the hospital, as compared with 3% in the placebo group.

Among the 913 patients receiving oxygen at enrollment, those in the remdesivir group continued to receive oxygen for fewer days than patients in the placebo group (median, 13 days vs. 21 days), and the incidence of new oxygen use among patients who were not receiving oxygen at enrollment was lower in the remdesivir group than in the placebo group (incidence, 36% [95% CI, 26 to 47] vs. 44% [95% CI, 33 to 57]). For the 193 patients receiving noninvasive ventilation or high-flow oxygen at enrollment, the median duration of use of these interventions was 6 days in both the remdesivir and placebo groups.

Among the 573 patients who were not receiving noninvasive ventilation, high-flow oxygen, invasive ventilation, or ECMO at baseline, the incidence of new noninvasive ventilation or high-flow oxygen use was lower in the remdesivir group than in the placebo group (17% [95% CI, 13 to 22] vs. 24% [95% CI, 19 to 30]). Among the 285 patients who were receiving mechanical ventilation or ECMO at enrollment, patients in the remdesivir group received these interventions for fewer subsequent days than those in the placebo group (median, 17 days vs. 20 days), and the incidence of new mechanical ventilation or ECMO use among the 766 patients who were not receiving these interventions at enrollment was lower in the remdesivir group than in the placebo group (13% [95% CI, 10 to 17] vs.

23% [95% CI, 19 to 27]) (Table 3). Safety Outcomes In the as-treated population, serious adverse events occurred in 131 of 532 patients (24.6%) in the remdesivir group and in 163 of 516 patients (31.6%) in the placebo group (Table S17). There were 47 serious respiratory failure adverse events in the remdesivir group (8.8% of patients), including acute respiratory failure and the need for endotracheal intubation, and 80 in the placebo group (15.5% of patients) (Table S19). No deaths were considered by the investigators to be related to treatment assignment.

Grade 3 or 4 adverse events occurred on or before day 29 in 273 patients (51.3%) in the remdesivir group and in 295 (57.2%) in the placebo group (Table S18). 41 events were judged by the investigators to be related to remdesivir and 47 events to placebo (Table S17). The most common nonserious adverse events occurring in at least 5% of all patients included decreased glomerular filtration rate, decreased hemoglobin level, decreased lymphocyte count, respiratory failure, anemia, pyrexia, hyperglycemia, increased blood creatinine level, and increased blood glucose level (Table S20). The incidence of these adverse events was generally similar in the remdesivir and placebo groups.

Crossover After the data and safety monitoring board recommended that the preliminary primary analysis report be provided to the sponsor, data on a total of 51 patients (4.8% of the total study enrollment) — 16 (3.0%) in the remdesivir group and 35 (6.7%) in the placebo group — were unblinded. 26 (74.3%) of those in the placebo group whose data were unblinded were given remdesivir. Sensitivity analyses evaluating the unblinding (patients whose treatment assignments were unblinded had their data censored at the time of unblinding) and crossover (patients in the placebo group treated with remdesivir had their data censored at the initiation of remdesivir treatment) produced results similar to those of the primary analysis (Table S9).Trial Design and Oversight The RECOVERY trial is an investigator-initiated platform trial to evaluate the effects of potential treatments in patients hospitalized with Covid-19. The trial is being conducted at 176 hospitals in the United Kingdom.

(Details are provided in the Supplementary Appendix, available with the full text of this article at NEJM.org.) The investigators were assisted by the National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network, and the trial is coordinated by the Nuffield Department of Population Health at the University of Oxford, the trial sponsor. Although patients are no longer being enrolled in the hydroxychloroquine, dexamethasone, and lopinavir–ritonavir groups, the trial continues to study the effects of azithromycin, tocilizumab, convalescent plasma, and REGN-COV2 (a combination of two monoclonal antibodies directed against the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein). Other treatments may be studied in the future. The hydroxychloroquine that was used in this phase of the trial was supplied by the U.K.

National Health Service (NHS). Hospitalized patients were eligible for the trial if they had clinically-suspected or laboratory-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection and no medical history that might, in the opinion of the attending clinician, put patients at substantial risk if they were to participate in the trial. Initially, recruitment was limited to patients who were at least 18 years of age, but the age limit was removed as of May 9, 2020. Written informed consent was obtained from all the patients or from a legal representative if they were too unwell or unable to provide consent.

The trial was conducted in accordance with Good Clinical Practice guidelines of the International Conference on Harmonisation and was approved by the U.K. Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and the Cambridge East Research Ethics Committee. The protocol with its statistical analysis plan are available at NEJM.org, with additional information in the Supplementary Appendix and on the trial website at www.recoverytrial.net. The initial version of the manuscript was drafted by the first and last authors, developed by the writing committee, and approved by all members of the trial steering committee.

The funders had no role in the analysis of the data, in the preparation or approval of the manuscript, or in the decision to submit the manuscript for publication. The first and last members of the writing committee vouch for the completeness and accuracy of the data and for the fidelity of the trial to the protocol and statistical analysis plan. Randomization and Treatment We collected baseline data using a Web-based case-report form that included demographic data, level of respiratory support, major coexisting illnesses, the suitability of the trial treatment for a particular patient, and treatment availability at the trial site. Using a Web-based unstratified randomization method with the concealment of trial group, we assigned patients to receive either the usual standard of care or the usual standard of care plus hydroxychloroquine or one of the other available treatments that were being evaluated.

The number of patients who were assigned to receive usual care was twice the number who were assigned to any of the active treatments for which the patient was eligible (e.g., 2:1 ratio in favor of usual care if the patient was eligible for only one active treatment group, 2:1:1 if the patient was eligible for two active treatments, etc.). For some patients, hydroxychloroquine was unavailable at the hospital at the time of enrollment or was considered by the managing physician to be either definitely indicated or definitely contraindicated. Patients with a known prolonged corrected QT interval on electrocardiography were ineligible to receive hydroxychloroquine. (Coadministration with medications that prolong the QT interval was not an absolute contraindication, but attending clinicians were advised to check the QT interval by performing electrocardiography.) These patients were excluded from entry in the randomized comparison between hydroxychloroquine and usual care.

In the hydroxychloroquine group, patients received hydroxychloroquine sulfate (in the form of a 200-mg tablet containing a 155-mg base equivalent) in a loading dose of four tablets (total dose, 800 mg) at baseline and at 6 hours, which was followed by two tablets (total dose, 400 mg) starting at 12 hours after the initial dose and then every 12 hours for the next 9 days or until discharge, whichever occurred earlier (see the Supplementary Appendix).15 The assigned treatment was prescribed by the attending clinician. The patients and local trial staff members were aware of the assigned trial groups. Procedures A single online follow-up form was to be completed by the local trial staff members when each trial patient was discharged, at 28 days after randomization, or at the time of death, whichever occurred first. Information was recorded regarding the adherence to the assigned treatment, receipt of other treatments for Covid-19, duration of admission, receipt of respiratory support (with duration and type), receipt of renal dialysis or hemofiltration, and vital status (including cause of death).

Starting on May 12, 2020, extra information was recorded on the occurrence of new major cardiac arrhythmia. In addition, we obtained routine health care and registry data that included information on vital status (with date and cause of death) and discharge from the hospital. Outcome Measures The primary outcome was all-cause mortality within 28 days after randomization. Further analyses were specified at 6 months.

Secondary outcomes were the time until discharge from the hospital and a composite of the initiation of invasive mechanical ventilation including extracorporeal membrane oxygenation or death among patients who were not receiving invasive mechanical ventilation at the time of randomization. Decisions to initiate invasive mechanical ventilation were made by the attending clinicians, who were informed by guidance from NHS England and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. Subsidiary clinical outcomes included cause-specific mortality (which was recorded in all patients) and major cardiac arrhythmia (which was recorded in a subgroup of patients). All information presented in this report is based on a data cutoff of September 21, 2020.

Information regarding the primary outcome is complete for all the trial patients. Statistical Analysis For the primary outcome of 28-day mortality, we used the log-rank observed-minus-expected statistic and its variance both to test the null hypothesis of equal survival curves and to calculate the one-step estimate of the average mortality rate ratio in the comparison between the hydroxychloroquine group and the usual-care group. Kaplan–Meier survival curves were constructed to show cumulative mortality over the 28-day period. The same methods were used to analyze the time until hospital discharge, with censoring of data on day 29 for patients who had died in the hospital.

We used the Kaplan–Meier estimates to calculate the median time until hospital discharge. For the prespecified composite secondary outcome of invasive mechanical ventilation or death within 28 days (among patients who had not been receiving invasive mechanical ventilation at randomization), the precise date of the initiation of invasive mechanical ventilation was not available, so the risk ratio was estimated instead. Estimates of the between-group difference in absolute risk were also calculated. All the analyses were performed according to the intention-to-treat principle.

Prespecified analyses of the primary outcome were performed in six subgroups, as defined by characteristics at randomization. Age, sex, race, level of respiratory support, days since symptom onset, and predicted 28-day risk of death. (Details are provided in the Supplementary Appendix.) Estimates of rate and risk ratios are shown with 95% confidence intervals without adjustment for multiple testing. The P value for the assessment of the primary outcome is two-sided.

The full database is held by the trial team, which collected the data from the trial sites and performed the analyses, at the Nuffield Department of Population Health at the University of Oxford. The independent data monitoring committee was asked to review unblinded analyses of the trial data and any other information that was considered to be relevant at intervals of approximately 2 weeks. The committee was then charged with determining whether the randomized comparisons in the trial provided evidence with respect to mortality that was strong enough (with a range of uncertainty around the results that was narrow enough) to affect national and global treatment strategies. In such a circumstance, the committee would inform the members of the trial steering committee, who would make the results available to the public and amend the trial accordingly.

Unless that happened, the steering committee, investigators, and all others involved in the trial would remain unaware of the interim results until 28 days after the last patient had been randomly assigned to a particular treatment group. On June 4, 2020, in response to a request from the MHRA, the independent data monitoring committee conducted a review of the data and recommended that the chief investigators review the unblinded data for the hydroxychloroquine group. The chief investigators and steering committee members concluded that the data showed no beneficial effect of hydroxychloroquine in patients hospitalized with Covid-19. Therefore, the enrollment of patients in the hydroxychloroquine group was closed on June 5, 2020, and the preliminary result for the primary outcome was made public.

Investigators were advised that any patients who were receiving hydroxychloroquine as part of the trial should discontinue the treatment.Trial Design and Oversight The RECOVERY trial was designed to evaluate the effects of potential treatments in patients hospitalized with Covid-19 at 176 National Health Service organizations in the United Kingdom and was supported by the National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network. (Details regarding this trial are provided in the Supplementary Appendix, available with the full text of this article at NEJM.org.) The trial is being coordinated by the Nuffield Department of Population Health at the University of Oxford, the trial sponsor. Although the randomization of patients to receive dexamethasone, hydroxychloroquine, or lopinavir–ritonavir has now been stopped, the trial continues randomization to groups receiving azithromycin, tocilizumab, or convalescent plasma. Hospitalized patients were eligible for the trial if they had clinically suspected or laboratory-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection and no medical history that might, in the opinion of the attending clinician, put patients at substantial risk if they were to participate in the trial.

Initially, recruitment was limited to patients who were at least 18 years of age, but the age limit was removed starting on May 9, 2020. Pregnant or breast-feeding women were eligible. Written informed consent was obtained from all the patients or from a legal representative if they were unable to provide consent. The trial was conducted in accordance with the principles of the Good Clinical Practice guidelines of the International Conference on Harmonisation and was approved by the U.K.

Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency and the Cambridge East Research Ethics Committee. The protocol with its statistical analysis plan is available at NEJM.org and on the trial website at www.recoverytrial.net. The initial version of the manuscript was drafted by the first and last authors, developed by the writing committee, and approved by all members of the trial steering committee. The funders had no role in the analysis of the data, in the preparation or approval of the manuscript, or in the decision to submit the manuscript for publication.

The first and last members of the writing committee vouch for the completeness and accuracy of the data and for the fidelity of the trial to the protocol and statistical analysis plan. Randomization We collected baseline data using a Web-based case-report form that included demographic data, the level of respiratory support, major coexisting illnesses, suitability of the trial treatment for a particular patient, and treatment availability at the trial site. Randomization was performed with the use of a Web-based system with concealment of the trial-group assignment. Eligible and consenting patients were assigned in a 2:1 ratio to receive either the usual standard of care alone or the usual standard of care plus oral or intravenous dexamethasone (at a dose of 6 mg once daily) for up to 10 days (or until hospital discharge if sooner) or to receive one of the other suitable and available treatments that were being evaluated in the trial.

For some patients, dexamethasone was unavailable at the hospital at the time of enrollment or was considered by the managing physician to be either definitely indicated or definitely contraindicated. These patients were excluded from entry in the randomized comparison between dexamethasone and usual care and hence were not included in this report. The randomly assigned treatment was prescribed by the treating clinician. Patients and local members of the trial staff were aware of the assigned treatments.

Procedures A single online follow-up form was to be completed when the patients were discharged or had died or at 28 days after randomization, whichever occurred first. Information was recorded regarding the patients’ adherence to the assigned treatment, receipt of other trial treatments, duration of admission, receipt of respiratory support (with duration and type), receipt of renal support, and vital status (including the cause of death). In addition, we obtained routine health care and registry data, including information on vital status (with date and cause of death), discharge from the hospital, and respiratory and renal support therapy. Outcome Measures The primary outcome was all-cause mortality within 28 days after randomization.

Further analyses were specified at 6 months. Secondary outcomes were the time until discharge from the hospital and, among patients not receiving invasive mechanical ventilation at the time of randomization, subsequent receipt of invasive mechanical ventilation (including extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) or death. Other prespecified clinical outcomes included cause-specific mortality, receipt of renal hemodialysis or hemofiltration, major cardiac arrhythmia (recorded in a subgroup), and receipt and duration of ventilation. Statistical Analysis As stated in the protocol, appropriate sample sizes could not be estimated when the trial was being planned at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

As the trial progressed, the trial steering committee, whose members were unaware of the results of the trial comparisons, determined that if 28-day mortality was 20%, then the enrollment of at least 2000 patients in the dexamethasone group and 4000 in the usual care group would provide a power of at least 90% at a two-sided P value of 0.01 to detect a clinically relevant proportional reduction of 20% (an absolute difference of 4 percentage points) between the two groups. Consequently, on June 8, 2020, the steering committee closed recruitment to the dexamethasone group, since enrollment had exceeded 2000 patients. For the primary outcome of 28-day mortality, the hazard ratio from Cox regression was used to estimate the mortality rate ratio. Among the few patients (0.1%) who had not been followed for 28 days by the time of the data cutoff on July 6, 2020, data were censored either on that date or on day 29 if the patient had already been discharged.

That is, in the absence of any information to the contrary, these patients were assumed to have survived for 28 days. Kaplan–Meier survival curves were constructed to show cumulative mortality over the 28-day period. Cox regression was used to analyze the secondary outcome of hospital discharge within 28 days, with censoring of data on day 29 for patients who had died during hospitalization. For the prespecified composite secondary outcome of invasive mechanical ventilation or death within 28 days (among patients who were not receiving invasive mechanical ventilation at randomization), the precise date of invasive mechanical ventilation was not available, so a log-binomial regression model was used to estimate the risk ratio.

Table 1. Table 1. Characteristics of the Patients at Baseline, According to Treatment Assignment and Level of Respiratory Support. Through the play of chance in the unstratified randomization, the mean age was 1.1 years older among patients in the dexamethasone group than among those in the usual care group (Table 1).

To account for this imbalance in an important prognostic factor, estimates of rate ratios were adjusted for the baseline age in three categories (<70 years, 70 to 79 years, and ≥80 years). This adjustment was not specified in the first version of the statistical analysis plan but was added once the imbalance in age became apparent. Results without age adjustment (corresponding to the first version of the analysis plan) are provided in the Supplementary Appendix. Prespecified analyses of the primary outcome were performed in five subgroups, as defined by characteristics at randomization.

Age, sex, level of respiratory support, days since symptom onset, and predicted 28-day mortality risk. (One further prespecified subgroup analysis regarding race will be conducted once the data collection has been completed.) In prespecified subgroups, we estimated rate ratios (or risk ratios in some analyses) and their confidence intervals using regression models that included an interaction term between the treatment assignment and the subgroup of interest. Chi-square tests for linear trend across the subgroup-specific log estimates were then performed in accordance with the prespecified plan. All P values are two-sided and are shown without adjustment for multiple testing.

All analyses were performed according to the intention-to-treat principle. The full database is held by the trial team, which collected the data from trial sites and performed the analyses at the Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford.To the Editor. The early medical response to the Covid-19 pandemic in the United States was limited in part by the availability of testing. Health care workers collected a swab sample from the patients’ oropharynx or nasopharynx according to testing guidelines for the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) virus.

This procedure potentially increased the risk of transmission of the virus to health care workers who lacked sufficient personal protective equipment (PPE).1 In other clinical conditions,2,3 it is faster to obtain a tongue, nasal, or mid-turbinate sample than a nasopharyngeal sample, with less potential for the patient to sneeze, cough, or gag. In addition, recent data support the validity of non-nasopharyngeal samples for detection of SARS-CoV-2.4,5 Collection by the patient reduces high exposure of the health care worker to the virus and preserves limited PPE. We obtained swab samples from the nasopharynx and from at least one other location in 530 patients with symptoms indicative of upper respiratory infection who were seen in any one of five ambulatory clinics in the Puget Sound region of Washington. Patients were provided with instructions and asked to collect tongue, nasal, and mid-turbinate samples, in that order.

A nasopharyngeal sample was then collected from the patient by a health care worker. All samples were submitted to a reference laboratory for reverse-transcriptase–polymerase-chain-reaction (RT-PCR) testing that yielded qualitative results (positive or negative) and cycle threshold (Ct) values for positive samples only (additional details are provided in the Methods section in the Supplementary Appendix, available with the full text of this letter at NEJM.org). Our study was powered on the basis of a one-sided test to determine whether the sensitivities of the non-nasopharyngeal swabs collected by the patients themselves were significantly greater than 90%. We calculated that 48 patients with positive nasopharyngeal samples would be needed for the study, assuming a true sensitivity of 98% with 80% power.

Pairwise analyses were conducted to compare each sample collected by the patient with the nasopharyngeal sample collected by a health care worker. Of the 501 patients with both tongue and nasopharyngeal samples, both swabs tested negative in 450 patients, both swabs tested positive in 44, the nasopharyngeal swab was positive and the tongue swab was negative in 5, and the tongue swab was positive and the nasopharyngeal swab was negative in 2. Of the 498 patients with both nasal and nasopharyngeal samples, both swabs were negative in 447, both swabs were positive in 47, the nasopharyngeal swab was positive and the nasal swab was negative in 3, and the nasal swab was positive and the nasopharyngeal swab was negative in 1. Of the 504 patients with both mid-turbinate and nasopharyngeal samples, both swabs were negative in 452, both swabs were positive in 50, and the nasopharyngeal swab was positive and the mid-turbinate swab was negative in 2.

None of these patients had a positive mid-turbinate swab and a negative nasopharyngeal swab. Figure 1. Figure 1. Cycle Threshold (Ct) Values from Tongue, Nasal, and Mid-Turbinate Swabs Collected by Patients Relative to Those from Nasopharyngeal Swabs Collected by Health Care Workers.

The correlation coefficient is superimposed on each panel, along with a trend line estimated with the use of simple linear regression. Plots show the available Ct values for 43 patients who had positive test results from both tongue and nasopharyngeal swabs (Panel A), 46 patients who had positive test results from both nasal and nasopharyngeal swabs (Panel B), and 48 patients who had positive test results from both mid-turbinate and nasopharyngeal swabs (Panel C). Data on 4 patients (1 patient with positive test results from both tongue and nasopharyngeal swabs, 1 patient with positive test results from both nasal and nasopharyngeal swabs, and 2 patients with positive test results from both mid-turbinate and nasopharyngeal swabs) were not included in this analysis because multiple swabs obtained from these patients were labeled with a single test site (i.e., tongue, nasopharynx, nose, or middle turbinate).When a nasopharyngeal sample collected by a health care worker was used as the comparator, the estimated sensitivities of the tongue, nasal, and mid-turbinate samples collected by the patients were 89.8% (one-sided 97.5% confidence interval [CI], 78.2 to 100.0), 94.0% (97.5% CI, 83.8 to 100.0), and 96.2% (97.5% CI, 87.0 to 100.0), respectively. Although the estimated sensitivities of the nasal and mid-turbinate samples were greater than 90%, all the confidence intervals for the sensitivity of the samples collected by the patients contained 90%.

Despite the lack of statistical significance, both the nasal and mid-turbinate samples may be clinically acceptable on the basis of estimated sensitivities above 90% and the 87% lower bound of the confidence interval for the sensitivity of the mid-turbinate sample being close to 90%. Ct values from the RT-PCR tests showed Pearson correlations between the positive results from the nasopharyngeal swab and the positive results from the tongue, nasal, and mid-turbinate swabs of 0.48, 0.78, and 0.86, respectively. Figure 1 shows the Ct values for the sites from the patient-collected swab samples relative to those for the nasopharyngeal swab samples, with a linear regression fit superimposed on the scatterplot. For patients with positive test results from both the nasopharyngeal swab and a tongue, nasal, or mid-turbinate swab, the Ct values for the swabs collected by the patient were less than the Ct values for the nasopharyngeal swab 18.6%, 50.0%, and 83.3% of the time, respectively, indicating that the viral load may be higher in the middle turbinate than in the nasopharynx and equivalent between the nose and the nasopharynx (additional details are provided in the Methods section in the Supplementary Appendix).

Our study shows the clinical usefulness of tongue, nasal, or mid-turbinate samples collected by patients as compared with nasopharyngeal samples collected by health care workers for the diagnosis of Covid-19. Adoption of techniques for sampling by patients can reduce PPE use and provide a more comfortable patient experience. Our analysis was cross-sectional, performed in a single geographic region, and limited to single comparisons with the results of nasopharyngeal sampling, which is not a perfect standard test. Despite these limitations, we think that patient collection of samples for SARS-CoV-2 testing from sites other than the nasopharynx is a useful approach during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Yuan-Po Tu, M.D.Everett Clinic, Everett, WARachel Jennings, Ph.D.Brian Hart, Ph.D.UnitedHealth Group, Minnetonka, MNGerard A. Cangelosi, Ph.D.Rachel C. Wood, M.S.University of Washington, Seattle, WAKevin Wehber, M.B.A.Prateek Verma, M.S., M.B.A.Deneen Vojta, M.D.Ethan M. Berke, M.D., M.P.H.UnitedHealth Group, Minnetonka, MN [email protected] Supported by a grant to Drs.

Cangelosi and Wood from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Disclosure forms provided by the authors are available with the full text of this letter at NEJM.org. This is the New England Journal of Medicine version of record, which includes all Journal editing and enhancements. The Author Final Manuscript, which is the author’s version after external peer review and before publication in the Journal, is available under a CC BY license at PMC7289274.This letter was published on June 3, 2020, at NEJM.org.5 References1.

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27, 2020 (HealthDay News)Cancer patients who need radiation therapy shouldn't let fear of COVID-19 delay their treatment, one hospital study suggests.Over six days in May, during the height of the pandemic in New Jersey, surfaces in the radiation oncology department at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J., were tested for COVID-19 before cleaning.Of 128 samples taken in patient and staff areas and from equipment, including objects used by a patient with COVID-19, not one was positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, the study found.Patients can be reassured that surface contamination is minimal and necessary cancer treatment can go forward safely, said lead rocephin and zithromax researcher Dr. Bruce Haffty, chairman of radiation oncology at Rutgers Cancer Institute in New Brunswick."Cancer care should and must continue in a COVID pandemic, and it can be delivered safely and effectively with minimal risk of acquiring a COVID infection from the radiation oncology environment, provided routine measures like mask-wearing, hand-washing, distancing and screening are in place and adhered to," Haffty said.The study does have some limitations. Because of the nature of environmental sampling, 100% of a rocephin and zithromax surface could not be swabbed for analysis. And no air samples were taken. But Haffty said that because no virus was found on surfaces, it's doubtful that any virus was present in the air."An important thing is that we did this testing before cleaning crews rocephin and zithromax came in at the end of the day when there had been all kinds of traffic with patients and staff moving back and forth," he said.Patients and staff routinely wore masks, maintained social distance and washed their hands often, which is probably why no virus was found, Haffty said.Patients also were screened on arrival with temperature checks and questioned about virus symptoms, he added.Dr.

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She also visited Edwards and her family several times a rocephin and zithromax year.Having arrived in San Antonio for the urgent visit, the first thing Edwards noticed was how weak her mother seemed.Whitlow also was coughing. By the next day, it sounded like wheezing."I thought it might be bronchitis, but it started sounding worse," Edwards said.When a trip from the living room to the bedroom left Whitlow out of breath, Edwards called 911.Paramedics measured her temperature at 102 and her blood oxygen level at 87% instead of in the usual high 90s."Then I just knew it," Edwards said. "She's got rocephin and zithromax it. She's got the coronavirus."Edwards followed the ambulance to the hospital but rocephin and zithromax wasn't allowed inside. The next day, the doctor called, confirming Whitlow had COVID-19 and saying she was on a ventilator.

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And when they did speak, Whitlow sounded confused get zithromax online and weak.In late March, a call from Edwards' aunt added to her suspicions. The aunt reported that Whitlow had get zithromax online gastrointestinal problems and couldn't walk to the bathroom without assistance. That's when Edwards knew she needed to act.Edwards took the first flight she could find, with her husband staying home to take care of their three children and six foster children.On the way to Texas, Edwards thought about the last time she sensed something was seriously wrong with her mom.

It was in 2003, when she too lived in get zithromax online San Antonio.Someone from the beauty shop where Whitlow was getting her hair done called to say her mother had thrown up and felt weak. This stood out because for much of that week, her mom complained of having a headache, which was unusual."Something's not right," Edwards told the woman at the beauty shop. "I'm coming there."Edwards called an get zithromax online ambulance to check on her mom.

As paramedics examined Whitlow, her heart stopped.At the hospital, doctors determined that an aneurysm burst in her brain, leading to bleeding. They believed it was caused get zithromax online by undiagnosed hypertension. She needed to undergo a get zithromax online procedure to stop the bleeding.

The chance of survival was 20%, doctors told Edwards.The procedure worked. And the damage wasn't as severe as get zithromax online feared.After two months of rehabilitation, Whitlow returned to work. She retired four years later, in 2007, at age 53, after nearly three decades with the San Antonio school system.Since then, Whitlow remained active and healthy, spending time with friends, family and church activities.

She also visited Edwards and her family several times a year.Having arrived in San Antonio for the urgent visit, the first thing Edwards noticed was how get zithromax online weak her mother seemed.Whitlow also was coughing. By the next day, it sounded like wheezing."I thought it might be bronchitis, but it started sounding worse," Edwards said.When a trip from the living room to the bedroom left Whitlow out of breath, Edwards called 911.Paramedics measured her temperature at 102 and her blood oxygen level at 87% instead of in the usual high 90s."Then I just knew it," Edwards said. "She's got get zithromax online it.

She's got the coronavirus."Edwards followed the ambulance to the hospital but wasn't get zithromax online allowed inside. The next day, the doctor called, confirming Whitlow had COVID-19 and saying she was on a ventilator. He said she'd also need to be transferred to a hospital set up for COVID get zithromax online patients."I need you to prepare," the doctor told Edwards.

"The patients we've seen with her age and history and how she presented, she only has a 20% chance of living."Edwards thought. "Here it was again get zithromax online. A 20% chance."Whitlow spent more than two weeks on a ventilator.

Doctors tried to remove her from the ventilator twice, but each time she needed the mechanical get zithromax online help again within eight hours."You have to make a serious decision," doctors told Edwards.The options. Insert a breathing tube, perhaps permanently, and go to a long-term acute care facility, or stay in the hospital – but when the ventilator is removed, it won't get zithromax online be put back in place.Edwards drove to the hospital, sat on the curb to be as close to her mother as possible. Then she began praying."What do I do?.

" she get zithromax online thought. "What do I do?. "Edwards called the hospital get zithromax online with her decision.Put in the tube.Whitlow was transferred to a hospital that specializes in weaning patients off ventilators.

Although Edwards still couldn't be with her mom, they could smile, wave and blow kisses through a window. After her get zithromax online breathing tube was removed, they could again talk on the phone.On May 11, after 27 days of acute care and a total of 24 days on a ventilator, Whitlow went home. Leaving the hospital, she get zithromax online refused a wheelchair, allowing her to walk into Edwards' waiting arms for their first hug in six weeks.

Hospital staffers surrounded them, cheering their reunion."I didn't expect all that applause," Whitlow said. "It made me feel really good, just blessed."The next day, get zithromax online a parade of more than 100 family, sorority and church members drove by to celebrate her recovery.Edwards, who is an assistant principal at a middle school, brought Whitlow back with her to Georgia. She arrived to more fanfare – a huge yard sign and cheering family members."God blessed me to be alive and to have someone here like Marranda to take care of me," Whitlow said.

"Without her, I don't know what I would have done."American Heart Association News covers heart and brain health. Not all views expressed in this story reflect the official position of the American Heart Association. Copyright is owned or held by the American Heart Association, Inc., and all rights are reserved.

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How to will zithromax treat chlamydia cite this article:Singh O P. Aftermath of celebrity suicide – Media coverage and role of psychiatrists. Indian J will zithromax treat chlamydia Psychiatry 2020;62:337-8Celebrity suicide is one of the highly publicized events in our country. Indians got a glimpse of this following an unfortunate incident where a popular Hindi film actor died of suicide.

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We understand that media houses have their own need and duty to report and sensationalize news for increasing their visibility (aka TRP), but such reporting has huge impacts on the mental health of the vulnerable population.The impact of this was soon realized when many incidents of copycat suicide were reported from all over the country within a few days of the incident. Psychiatrists suddenly started getting distress calls from their patients in despair with increased suicidal ideation. This has become a major area of will zithromax treat chlamydia concern for the psychiatry community.The Indian Psychiatric Society has been consistently trying to engage with media to promote ethical reporting of suicide. Section 24 (1) of Mental Health Care Act, 2017, forbids publication of photograph of mentally ill person without his consent.[1] The Press Council of India has adopted the guidelines of World Health Organization report on Preventing Suicide.

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The Indian Psychiatric Society has written to the Press Council of India underlining this concern and asking for measures to ensure ethics in reporting suicide.While there is a need for engagement with media to make them aware of the grave impact of negative suicide reporting on the lives of many vulnerable persons, there is even a more urgent need for training of psychiatrists regarding the proper way of interaction with media. This has been amply brought out in the aftermath of this incident. Many psychiatrists and mental health professionals were called by media will zithromax treat chlamydia houses to comment on the episode. Many psychiatrists were quoted, or “misquoted,” or “quoted out of context,” commenting on the life of a person whom they had never examined and had no “professional authority” to do so.

There were even stories with byline of a psychiatrist where the content provided was not only unscientific but also way beyond the expertise of a will zithromax treat chlamydia psychiatrist. These types of viewpoints perpetuate stigma, myths, and “misleading concepts” about psychiatry and are detrimental to the image of psychiatry in addition to doing harm and injustice to our patients. Hence, the need to formulate a guideline for interaction of psychiatrists with the media is imperative.In the infamous Goldwater episode, 12,356 psychiatrists were asked to cast opinion about the fitness of Barry Goldwater for presidential candidature. Out of 2417 respondents, 1189 psychiatrists reported him to be mentally unfit while none had actually examined him.[3] This led to the formulation of “The will zithromax treat chlamydia Goldwater Rule” by the American Psychiatric Association in 1973,[4] but we have witnessed the same phenomenon at the time of presidential candidature of Donald Trump.Psychiatrists should be encouraged to interact with media to provide scientific information about mental illnesses and reduction of stigma, but “statements to the media” can be a double-edged sword, and we should know about the rules of engagements and boundaries of interactions.

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We understand that media houses have their own need and duty to report and sensationalize news for increasing their visibility (aka TRP), but such reporting has huge impacts on the mental health of the vulnerable population.The impact of this was soon realized when many incidents of copycat suicide were reported from all over the country within a few days of the incident. Psychiatrists suddenly started getting distress calls from their patients in despair with increased suicidal ideation. This has become a major get zithromax online area of concern for the psychiatry community.The Indian Psychiatric Society has been consistently trying to engage with media to promote ethical reporting of suicide. Section 24 (1) of Mental Health Care Act, 2017, forbids publication of photograph of mentally ill person without his consent.[1] The Press Council of India has adopted the guidelines of World Health Organization report on Preventing Suicide.

A resource for media professionals, which came out with an advisory to be followed by media in reporting cases of suicide. It includes points forbidding them from putting stories in prominent positions and unduly repeating them, explicitly describing the method used, providing details about the site/location, using sensational headlines, or using photographs and video footage of the incident.[2] Unfortunately, the advisory seems to have little effect in the aftermath of celebrity suicides get zithromax online. Channels were full of speculations about the person's mental condition and illness and also his relationships and finances. Many fictional accounts of his symptoms and illness were touted, which is not get zithromax online only against the ethics but is also contrary to MHCA, 2017.[1]It went to the extent that the name of his psychiatrist was mentioned and quotes were attributed to him without taking any account from him.

The Indian Psychiatric Society has written to the Press Council of India underlining this concern and asking for measures to ensure ethics in reporting suicide.While there is a need for engagement with media to make them aware of the grave impact of negative suicide reporting on the lives of many vulnerable persons, there is even a more urgent need for training of psychiatrists regarding the proper way of interaction with media. This has been amply brought out in the aftermath of this incident. Many psychiatrists and mental health professionals were get zithromax online called by media houses to comment on the episode. Many psychiatrists were quoted, or “misquoted,” or “quoted out of context,” commenting on the life of a person whom they had never examined and had no “professional authority” to do so.

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The wildfire season is off to a zithromax for impetigo roaring start. The hot summer is worsening drought and drying out vegetation—an unfortunately ideal environment for wildfires to rage. But that’s just one consequence of global warming zithromax for impetigo.

It’s also leading to flooding, torrential rainstorms and heat-related deaths. In fact, the climate crisis has led to a widespread public health crisis. And as an ear, nose and throat physician, I see the zithromax for impetigo effects more and more often.

I vividly remember a patient who came in late for her appointment during a July heat wave. When I walked in, she said, “I’m so sorry I’m late, I was up all night walking my grandbaby around the train station.” Without air conditioning at home, the child was sweating through her clothes in the heat of the night, putting her at risk for dehydration. July 2019 was zithromax for impetigo the hottest July on record.

September 2019 was the hottest on record. January 2020 was the hottest on record. May 2020 zithromax for impetigo was the hottest on record.

This is not a coincidence. It is a pattern. Carbon dioxide, an important greenhouse gas contributing to global warming, has zithromax for impetigo increased by 9 percent since 2005 and by 31 percent since 1950.

A U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change special report pointed out that the world has already warmed about one degree Celsius from pre-industrial zithromax for impetigo levels. It stressed the urgency to act to limit warming to 1.5 degrees, and that a two-degree increase will lead to unprecedented extreme heat, water scarcity and food shortages around the globe.

Heat affects every part of our body. It can lead to heat exhaustion, heat stroke, anxiety, zithromax for impetigo impaired cognitive function and even premature death from heart and lung disease. Across the country, the health concerns of the climate crisis are increasingly being recognized, pushing thousands of medical providers—doctors, nurses, pharmacists, therapists, medical students—to become advocates for change.

In my own practice, I explain to patients how the climate crisis affects their health. For example, apart from contributing to global warming, rising carbon dioxide levels increase the amount of pollen that plants produce as a consequence zithromax for impetigo of higher rates of photosynthesis. This rise in pollen levels can lead to worsening allergy symptoms.

Another example is fine particulate matter (known as PM2.5) associated with air pollution, much of it linked to the burning of fossil fuels that help drive the warming. When we breathe in zithromax for impetigo these particles, they travel down the airway and settle in the tiny air sacs called alveoli of the lungs, causing inflammation and potentially worsening asthma symptoms. The explanations are simple, but the health risks are widespread and complex.

Ground-level ozone pollution, which is worse in hotter weather, can also harm people with asthma and other respiratory diseases. And that harm falls disproportionately on zithromax for impetigo the poor. Wealthier people living in North America have a per capita carbon footprint that is 25 percent higher than those of lower-income residents, with some affluent suburbs producing emissions 15 times higher than nearby neighborhoods.

These carbon emissions contribute to global warming, and the subsequent health consequences are felt far beyond the neighborhood zithromax for impetigo that produces them. Older adults, children, low-income communities and communities of color are less resilient on average to the health impacts of climate change. The climate crisis is thus leading to a disproportionate public health crisis—and worse, it is a threat multiplier.

At a time when many Americans are economically challenged, continued heat waves and the higher energy bills they zithromax for impetigo trigger threaten access to water and energy security. The economic benefits of a low-carbon economy are clear. Estimates suggest that without climate investments, the United States will face economic damage from climate change equivalent to 1–3 percent of GDP per year by 2100.

The majority of Americans zithromax for impetigo think global warming is happening. The climate crisis has unfairly been labeled as political, when in fact, people recognize that something needs to be done about it. Even for those who are seemingly unaffected, there is increasing global recognition that the safeguards of living in a protected community and affording expert medical care will eventually fail if global warming continues unchecked.

Unfortunately, there will be no vaccine zithromax for impetigo in six months or a year for the climate crisis. The only treatment is collective climate action in the present. Climate action is required of our elected leaders, and we must mandate it of ourselves.

It can be as simple as educating family zithromax for impetigo and friends, while making sustainable shopping and traveling choices. It includes eating less meat, unplugging electronics and raising a voice against the fossil fuel industry. With a rise in demand for absentee ballots for the election this November, it is crucial to request mail-in ballots right away zithromax for impetigo to make sure our voices are heard.

The United States is the second largest emitter of greenhouse gases, and we must vote for green policy. Legislative action and policy change work, as evidenced by the Clean Air Act and its subsequent amendments, which are projected to save 230,000 lives in 2020. The climate crisis is a public health issue, and we must start healing zithromax for impetigo the planet in order to heal each other.

Fighting against the climate crisis is one of the most patriotic things we can do right now. It will protect our health and the health of our neighbors across the country and the globe, and will allow all of us to live on this planet, the only home we have.The items below are highlights from the free newsletter, “Smart, useful, science stuff about COVID-19.” To receive newsletter issues daily in your inbox, sign up here. Please consider zithromax for impetigo a monthly contribution to support this newsletter.

Women’s immune response to SARS-CoV-2 is stronger than men’s immune response to the virus, according to a study published 8/26/20 in Nature and covered the same day by Apoorva Mandavilli at The New York Times. The finding could explain why men “are twice as likely to become severely sick and to die [from COVID-19] as women of the same age,” Mandavilli writes. The study also suggests that older men might need zithromax for impetigo multiple shots of a coronavirus vaccine compared perhaps with young women, who might need just one shot, according to an immunologist quoted in the story.

He's at the Heinrich Pette Institute and the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf in Germany. The study leader, a Yale University immunologist, is quoted in the story as saying, “Women who are older — even very old, like 90 years — the women are still making pretty good, decent immune response” to SARS-CoV-2. The U.S zithromax for impetigo.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on 8/26/20 gave emergency-use authorization to Abbott Laboratories' $5, portable nasal-swab SARS-CoV-2 test that returns results in 15 minutes, reports Sheila Kaplan at The New York Times (8/26/20). The test detects viral fragments called antigens. Such tests miss more infections than widely used, slower tests zithromax for impetigo that rely on a technology called polymerase chain reaction (PCR).

But the speed of antigen tests, three others of which previously received FDA emergency-use approval, could prove useful in relieving test backlogs. Abbott says its new antigen test will become zithromax for impetigo available in September, the story states. Autopsies of 11 people who died of COVID-19 revealed that their spleens and lymph nodes lacked sites called germinal centers where B cells (immune cells) gather to “mature and refine their antibody response to the virus,” writes Jon Cohen at Science (8/25/20).

The researchers compared tissue from the people who died of COVID-19 with tissue from 6 people who died of other causes, the story states. The finding, which confirms an earlier zithromax for impetigo study’s findings in a smaller group, could provide insights into the progression of severe cases of COVID-19, the story states. The studies “establish a profound lack of [antibody] responses in the deceased population of COVID-19 patients,” says a Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) researcher who co-authored the smaller study and is quoted in the story.

The missing germinal centers in severe COVID-19 patients could be linked to the biochemical “cytokine storms” that often occur in the dangerous, second phase of the disease, the HUST researcher is quoted as saying. Meanwhile, a zithromax for impetigo MGH, MIT and Harvard immunologist who is a co-author of the newer study, published earlier this month in the journal Cell, says it won’t be difficult to stop SARS-CoV-2 with a vaccine. He is quoted as saying, “This is a piece of cake.” The United States, UK, Japan, and the European Union nations all have pre-ordered in bulk doses of vaccines under development to protect against SARS-CoV-2, reports Ewen Callaway at Nature (8/24/20).

Some of these candidate vaccines could be approved in late 2020 or early 2021 at the earliest, the story states. But only "1 billion doses will be available by the fourth quarter of 2021,” according to a life-sciences zithromax for impetigo market analytics firm, the story states. A different organization estimates 2 billion to 4 billion doses will be available by the end of 2021, the story states.

A chart near the top of the piece illustrates pre-order details by vaccine manufacturer, nation and number of doses. Meanwhile, an international effort to secure vaccine doses for zithromax for impetigo people living in a total of 92 low- and middle-income, as well as some wealthier countries, is “far short of raising the roughly $18 billion that it estimates” will be needed to meet its target number of doses, Callaway reports. Lower in the piece, a chart illustrates pre-orders made by several countries and regions worldwide.

Callaway writes that “patents and intellectual property are not what’s standing in the way of zithromax for impetigo fair distribution of COVID-19 vaccines…rather, equitable access and affordable prices require collaboration between governments and vaccine makers,” according to the head of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative in New York City, which reportedly is co-developing a COVID-19 vaccine. In an 8/22/20 essay for The Washington Post, Elizabeth Svoboda writes that many people in the U.S. Have become desensitized to the risks of SARS-CoV-2, which has led to some behavioral backsliding, especially in crowded places.

€œThis habituation zithromax for impetigo stems from a principle well-known in psychological therapy,” Svoboda writes. €œThe more we’re exposed to a given threat, the less intimidating it seems.” Some researchers recommend a return to stricter distancing, outdoor masking and stay-at-home orders, the essay suggests. But we also need authorities to “supply in-your-face reminders of those mandates, especially visual cues, so people won’t draw their own erroneous conclusions about what’s safe,” she writes.

In any case, we should cultivate an awareness of the diminishing effectiveness of our “snap judgments about COVID-19’s dangers,” zithromax for impetigo and make more careful decisions, a la Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman's “slow thinking,” she advises. Ventilation discussions in public-health circles predate the current pandemic. Infection control theories born of the U.S.

Experience with the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918-1919 inspired engineers of the early 20th century to design steam-heating systems zithromax for impetigo for buildings that could be effective in cold weather even with apartment windows open, reports Patrick Sisson for Bloomberg CityLab. That’s right. Steam-heat radiators were designed to be used with the open windows, allowing fresh air to gush in, which “health officials thought (correctly)…would ward off airborne diseases,” Sisson writes.

The piece draws from a 1992 book “The zithromax for impetigo Lost Art of Steam Heating,” by heating-systems researcher Dan Holohan. Radiators were designed, according to Holohan the story states, in response to a New York City Board of Health order that windows should remain open for ventilation in the winter. €œAnybody who’s zithromax for impetigo thrown their windows open in January, when their apartment is stifling, is in an odd way, replicating what engineers hoped would happen a century ago,” Sisson writes (8/5/20).

You might enjoy. €œJerry Seinfeld. So You Think New York Is ‘Dead’ (It’s not.)” (8/24/20).In four days of speeches lasting more than eight hours at the Republican National Convention, climate change was never zithromax for impetigo mentioned as a threat to the country.

That silence stands apart from the climate alarm bells that have been sounding since Donald Trump accepted his first nomination for president four years ago. Thousands of Americans have been killed in natural disasters such as hurricanes and wildfires during Trump’s first term in office. Each of those four years zithromax for impetigo has been among the world’s hottest on record.

Leaders of other nations have taken action as the United States ignores the issue. Even Wall Street has begun to take notice of how climate change could affect economic growth. None of that was apparent during zithromax for impetigo the convention.

Instead, Republican speakers insisted that the real concern was the climate ideas presented by Democrats. Many experts say that if climate change is left unanswered, it could cost trillions of dollars to the U.S. Economy.

Republicans said the real costs would come from Democratic plans to restrain the use of fossil fuels. €œBiden has promised to abolish the production of American oil, coal, shale and natural gas—laying waste to the economies of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Colorado and New Mexico,” Trump said. €œMillions of jobs will be lost, and energy prices will soar.” (Biden’s plan does not call for a fracking ban).

Those sentiments play well with Trump’s core supporters, but they’re askew from what most voters believe, including younger Republicans, according to polls. They don’t reflect the events that many Americans are either experiencing or seeing online. Uncontrolled wildfires in California and the strongest hurricane to hit Louisiana in 160 years.

Even as an unrelinquishing pandemic has killed more than 180,000 people in the United States and kept millions of children across the country from returning to school, climate change remains on the minds of voters, polls show. Here are five climate themes that have advanced since Trump accepted his first nomination in 2016. Natural disasters More than 3,000 Americans have died in natural catastrophes during the past four years.

Most of them were victims of Hurricane Maria in 2017. The massive Category 5 storm killed an estimated 2,975 people in Puerto Rico and forced thousands to flee the U.S. Territory.

The devastation continues to have ripple effects three years later. Tens of thousands of people still live under leaky blue tarps. The island’s power supply, never reliable to begin with, has become far worse, and some parts of Puerto Rico were without power for a year.

That was the same year that Hurricane Harvey dumped 60 inches of rain on parts of Houston, becoming the wettest cyclone on record. Tens of thousands of homes were damaged, and about 70 people were killed. Harvey caused more than $100 billion in damage, making it one of the costliest disasters to strike the United States.

Record wildfires have also burned across the West. The 2018 Camp Fire in California was the deadliest. It killed 85 people and destroyed more than 10,000 homes.

It was fueled by drought, an outcome of climate change. This week, California continued to battle the second- and third-largest wildfires in state history. Officials have connected the fires to climate change.

€œAll but three of the Top 20 Largest #Wildfires have occurred since 2000, with 10 of these large and damaging wildfires occurring in the last decade,” the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection tweeted yesterday. €œAs fire weather continues to become more extreme, California is adjusting to fight these larger and more destructive wildfires.” Heat The Trump years have been some of the hottest since record-keeping began after the Civil War, according to NASA. After a record-warm July, this year may break the all-time annual heat record set in 2016.

That’s a likely outcome, said Gavin Schmidt, director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. That’s notable because four years ago, the record warmth was fueled by El Niño, a band of warm water covering the tropical Pacific Ocean. That influence is absent this year, Schmidt said, and long-term trends point to rising heat.

€œWe know that the trend is moving up. On average, every decade is warmer than the last,” he said. €œThe changes we’re seeing now are so far outside what would be possible in an un-globally-warmed world.” Public opinion Polling shows that voter concern about climate change has been growing for years and that it has not diminished as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Concern among some voters has spiked during Trump’s tenure. Before the virus, polling showed climate change was the second-most important issue for Democratic primary voters, behind only health care. Now, responding to the virus and restoring the economy top the list.

But the public still wants the federal government to address climate change, recent polling shows. More Americans than ever—about 25%—view climate change as “extremely personally important,” according to a poll released last week by Stanford University, Resources for the Future and ReconMR. That number is twice as large as it was in 2006, said the poll, which surveyed 1,000 adults between May and August.

It also found that 82% of respondents want the federal government to act on climate change. And three-quarters of those surveyed said they had personally experienced the effects of global warming. €œThe COVID-19 pandemic has offered a unique opportunity to learn how people feel about climate change when faced with a global crisis,” said Ray Kopp, vice president of research and policy engagement at Resources for the Future.

€œThe claim that we can’t do anything about climate change without crashing the economy, or that we need to focus only on the pandemic and not do anything on climate right now, simply doesn’t resonate with Americans,” he said. The U.S. (and everyone else) Since Trump pledged to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement in 2017, world leaders have pressed him to rejoin and to take the issue seriously.

Among them are German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron. Last year, Trump said Prince Charles spent 90 minutes talking to him about climate change, trying to convince him to take stronger action and to once again make the United States a world leader. In response, Trump said he wanted “good climate,” but his administration has continued to roll back environmental safeguards meant to reduce emissions.

In December, Macron said other governments, including China, Russia and the European Union, would lead the world in reducing emissions. The yearslong process of withdrawing from the Paris Agreement won’t be done until November. Yesterday, Biden tweeted that if he wins the election, he would rejoin the pact on the first day of his presidency.

Climate hits Wall Street This week, it was announced that Exxon Mobil Corp. Would be dropped from the Dow Jones Industrial Average stock index. It’s a significant departure, as Exxon was the longest-tenured company on the Dow, having been listed for almost a century.

It’s also a reflection of how oil companies have taken a financial hit amid growing concerns about climate change and as a result of declining consumption due to the pandemic. At the same time, some solar and wind companies have grown bigger than their fossil fuel competitors. The same factors that have weakened fossil fuel companies, including more aggressive climate targets, helped drive clean energy technologies.

On Wall Street, business interests are increasingly warning the Federal Reserve and other regulators that climate change could pose a significant risk to the economy. Earlier this year, 40 investment firms and organizations that handle more than $1 trillion in assets urged Fed Chairman Jerome Powell to take action. They warned him that climate “threats have the potential to compound in ways we don’t yet understand, with disastrous impacts the likes of which we haven’t seen before.” Reprinted from Climatewire with permission from E&E News.

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Fighting against the climate crisis is one of the most patriotic things we can do right now. It will protect our health and the health of our neighbors across the country and the globe, and will allow all of us to live on this planet, the only home we have.The items below are highlights from the free newsletter, “Smart, useful, science stuff about COVID-19.” To receive newsletter issues daily in your inbox, sign up here. Please consider a monthly contribution to support this newsletter get zithromax online.

Women’s immune response to SARS-CoV-2 is stronger than men’s immune response to the virus, according to a study published 8/26/20 in Nature and covered the same day by Apoorva Mandavilli at The New York Times. The finding could explain why men “are twice as likely to become severely sick and to die [from COVID-19] as women of the same age,” Mandavilli writes. The study also suggests that older men might need multiple shots of a coronavirus get zithromax online vaccine compared perhaps with young women, who might need just one shot, according to an immunologist quoted in the story.

He's at the Heinrich Pette Institute and the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf in Germany. The study leader, a Yale University immunologist, is quoted in the story as saying, “Women who are older — even very old, like 90 years — the women are still making pretty good, decent immune response” to SARS-CoV-2. The U.S get zithromax online.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on 8/26/20 gave emergency-use authorization to Abbott Laboratories' $5, portable nasal-swab SARS-CoV-2 test that returns results in 15 minutes, reports Sheila Kaplan at The New York Times (8/26/20). The test detects viral fragments called antigens. Such tests miss more infections than widely used, slower tests that rely on a get zithromax online technology called polymerase chain reaction (PCR).

But the speed of antigen tests, three others of which previously received FDA emergency-use approval, could prove useful in relieving test backlogs. Abbott says its new antigen test will become available in September, the story states get zithromax online. Autopsies of 11 people who died of COVID-19 revealed that their spleens and lymph nodes lacked sites called germinal centers where B cells (immune cells) gather to “mature and refine their antibody response to the virus,” writes Jon Cohen at Science (8/25/20).

The researchers compared tissue from the people who died of COVID-19 with tissue from 6 people who died of other causes, the story states. The finding, which confirms an earlier study’s findings in a smaller group, get zithromax online could provide insights into the progression of severe cases of COVID-19, the story states. The studies “establish a profound lack of [antibody] responses in the deceased population of COVID-19 patients,” says a Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) researcher who co-authored the smaller study and is quoted in the story.

The missing germinal centers in severe COVID-19 patients could be linked to the biochemical “cytokine storms” that often occur in the dangerous, second phase of the disease, the HUST researcher is quoted as saying. Meanwhile, a MGH, MIT and Harvard immunologist who is a co-author of get zithromax online the newer study, published earlier this month in the journal Cell, says it won’t be difficult to stop SARS-CoV-2 with a vaccine. He is quoted as saying, “This is a piece of cake.” The United States, UK, Japan, and the European Union nations all have pre-ordered in bulk doses of vaccines under development to protect against SARS-CoV-2, reports Ewen Callaway at Nature (8/24/20).

Some of these candidate vaccines could be approved in late 2020 or early 2021 at the earliest, the story states. But only "1 billion doses will be available by the fourth quarter of 2021,” according to a life-sciences market analytics get zithromax online firm, the story states. A different organization estimates 2 billion to 4 billion doses will be available by the end of 2021, the story states.

A chart near the top of the piece illustrates pre-order details by vaccine manufacturer, nation and number of doses. Meanwhile, an get zithromax online international effort to secure vaccine doses for people living in a total of 92 low- and middle-income, as well as some wealthier countries, is “far short of raising the roughly $18 billion that it estimates” will be needed to meet its target number of doses, Callaway reports. Lower in the piece, a chart illustrates pre-orders made by several countries and regions worldwide.

Callaway writes that “patents and intellectual property are not what’s standing in the way of fair distribution of COVID-19 vaccines…rather, equitable access and affordable prices get zithromax online require collaboration between governments and vaccine makers,” according to the head of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative in New York City, which reportedly is co-developing a COVID-19 vaccine. In an 8/22/20 essay for The Washington Post, Elizabeth Svoboda writes that many people in the U.S. Have become desensitized to the risks of SARS-CoV-2, which has led to some behavioral backsliding, especially in crowded places.

€œThis habituation get zithromax online stems from a principle well-known in psychological therapy,” Svoboda writes. €œThe more we’re exposed to a given threat, the less intimidating it seems.” Some researchers recommend a return to stricter distancing, outdoor masking and stay-at-home orders, the essay suggests. But we also need authorities to “supply in-your-face reminders of those mandates, especially visual cues, so people won’t draw their own erroneous conclusions about what’s safe,” she writes.

In any case, we should cultivate an awareness of the diminishing effectiveness of our “snap judgments about COVID-19’s dangers,” and get zithromax online make more careful decisions, a la Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman's “slow thinking,” she advises. Ventilation discussions in public-health circles predate the current pandemic. Infection control theories born of the U.S.

Experience with the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918-1919 inspired engineers of the early 20th century get zithromax online to design steam-heating systems for buildings that could be effective in cold weather even with apartment windows open, reports Patrick Sisson for Bloomberg CityLab. That’s right. Steam-heat radiators were designed to be used with the open windows, allowing fresh air to gush in, which “health officials thought (correctly)…would ward off airborne diseases,” Sisson writes.

The piece draws from a 1992 book “The Lost Art of Steam Heating,” by heating-systems get zithromax online researcher Dan Holohan. Radiators were designed, according to Holohan the story states, in response to a New York City Board of Health order that windows should remain open for ventilation in the winter. €œAnybody who’s thrown their windows open in January, when their apartment is stifling, is in an odd get zithromax online way, replicating what engineers hoped would happen a century ago,” Sisson writes (8/5/20).

You might enjoy. €œJerry Seinfeld. So You Think New York Is ‘Dead’ (It’s not.)” (8/24/20).In four days of speeches lasting more than eight hours at the Republican National Convention, climate get zithromax online change was never mentioned as a threat to the country.

That silence stands apart from the climate alarm bells that have been sounding since Donald Trump accepted his first nomination for president four years ago. Thousands of Americans have been killed in natural disasters such as hurricanes and wildfires during Trump’s first term in office. Each of those four years has been among the world’s get zithromax online hottest on record.

Leaders of other nations have taken action as the United States ignores the issue. Even Wall Street has begun to take notice of how climate change could affect economic growth. None of get zithromax online that was apparent during the convention.

Instead, Republican speakers insisted that the real concern was the climate ideas presented by Democrats. Many experts say that if climate change is left unanswered, it could cost trillions of dollars to the U.S. Economy.

Republicans said the real costs would come from Democratic plans to restrain the use of fossil fuels. €œBiden has promised to abolish the production of American oil, coal, shale and natural gas—laying waste to the economies of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Colorado and New Mexico,” Trump said. €œMillions of jobs will be lost, and energy prices will soar.” (Biden’s plan does not call for a fracking ban).

Those sentiments play well with Trump’s core supporters, but they’re askew from what most voters believe, including younger Republicans, according to polls. They don’t reflect the events that many Americans are either experiencing or seeing online. Uncontrolled wildfires in California and the strongest hurricane to hit Louisiana in 160 years.

Even as an unrelinquishing pandemic has killed more than 180,000 people in the United States and kept millions of children across the country from returning to school, climate change remains on the minds of voters, polls show. Here are five climate themes that have advanced since Trump accepted his first nomination in 2016. Natural disasters More than 3,000 Americans have died in natural catastrophes during the past four years.

Most of them were victims of Hurricane Maria in 2017. The massive Category 5 storm killed an estimated 2,975 people in Puerto Rico and forced thousands to flee the U.S. Territory.

The devastation continues to have ripple effects three years later. Tens of thousands of people still live under leaky blue tarps. The island’s power supply, never reliable to begin with, has become far worse, and some parts of Puerto Rico were without power for a year.

That was the same year that Hurricane Harvey dumped 60 inches of rain on parts of Houston, becoming the wettest cyclone on record. Tens of thousands of homes were damaged, and about 70 people were killed. Harvey caused more than $100 billion in damage, making it one of the costliest disasters to strike the United States.

Record wildfires have also burned across the West. The 2018 Camp Fire in California was the deadliest. It killed 85 people and destroyed more than 10,000 homes.

It was fueled by drought, an outcome of climate change. This week, California continued to battle the second- and third-largest wildfires in state history. Officials have connected the fires to climate change.

€œAll but three of the Top 20 Largest #Wildfires have occurred since 2000, with 10 of these large and damaging wildfires occurring in the last decade,” the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection tweeted yesterday. €œAs fire weather continues to become more extreme, California is adjusting to fight these larger and more destructive wildfires.” Heat The Trump years have been some of the hottest since record-keeping began after the Civil War, according to NASA. After a record-warm July, this year may break the all-time annual heat record set in 2016.

That’s a likely outcome, said Gavin Schmidt, director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. That’s notable because four years ago, the record warmth was fueled by El Niño, a band of warm water covering the tropical Pacific Ocean. That influence is absent this year, Schmidt said, and long-term trends point to rising heat.

€œWe know that the trend is moving up. On average, every decade is warmer than the last,” he said. €œThe changes we’re seeing now are so far outside what would be possible in an un-globally-warmed world.” Public opinion Polling shows that voter concern about climate change has been growing for years and that it has not diminished as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Concern among some voters has spiked during Trump’s tenure. Before the virus, polling showed climate change was the second-most important issue for Democratic primary voters, behind only health care. Now, responding to the virus and restoring the economy top the list.

But the public still wants the federal government to address climate change, recent polling shows. More Americans than ever—about 25%—view climate change as “extremely personally important,” according to a poll released last week by Stanford University, Resources for the Future and ReconMR. That number is twice as large as it was in 2006, said the poll, which surveyed 1,000 adults between May and August.

It also found that 82% of respondents want the federal government to act on climate change. And three-quarters of those surveyed said they had personally experienced the effects of global warming. €œThe COVID-19 pandemic has offered a unique opportunity to learn how people feel about climate change when faced with a global crisis,” said Ray Kopp, vice president of research and policy engagement at Resources for the Future.

€œThe claim that we can’t do anything about climate change without crashing the economy, or that we need to focus only on the pandemic and not do anything on climate right now, simply doesn’t resonate with Americans,” he said. The U.S. (and everyone else) Since Trump pledged to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement in 2017, world leaders have pressed him to rejoin and to take the issue seriously.

Among them are German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron. Last year, Trump said Prince Charles spent 90 minutes talking to him about climate change, trying to convince him to take stronger action and to once again make the United States a world leader. In response, Trump said he wanted “good climate,” but his administration has continued to roll back environmental safeguards meant to reduce emissions.

In December, Macron said other governments, including China, Russia and the European Union, would lead the world in reducing emissions. The yearslong process of withdrawing from the Paris Agreement won’t be done until November. Yesterday, Biden tweeted that if he wins the election, he would rejoin the pact on the first day of his presidency.

Climate hits Wall Street This week, it was announced that Exxon Mobil Corp. Would be dropped from the Dow Jones Industrial Average stock index. It’s a significant departure, as Exxon was the longest-tenured company on the Dow, having been listed for almost a century.

It’s also a reflection of how oil companies have taken a financial hit amid growing concerns about climate change and as a result of declining consumption due to the pandemic. At the same time, some solar and wind companies have grown bigger than their fossil fuel competitors. The same factors that have weakened fossil fuel companies, including more aggressive climate targets, helped drive clean energy technologies.

On Wall Street, business interests are increasingly warning the Federal Reserve and other regulators that climate change could pose a significant risk to the economy. Earlier this year, 40 investment firms and organizations that handle more than $1 trillion in assets urged Fed Chairman Jerome Powell to take action. They warned him that climate “threats have the potential to compound in ways we don’t yet understand, with disastrous impacts the likes of which we haven’t seen before.” Reprinted from Climatewire with permission from E&E News.

E&E provides daily coverage of essential energy and environmental news at www.eenews.net..

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Williams, MDc,∗ (RWilliams{at}chla.usc.edu)aThe Mindich Child allergic reaction to zithromax rash Health and Development Institute, Departments of Pediatrics and Genetics &. Genomic Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New YorkbDepartment of Cardiology, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MassachusettscDepartment of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California↵∗Address for correspondence:Dr. Roberta G allergic reaction to zithromax rash. Williams, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, 4650 Sunset Boulevard, MS 34, Los Angeles, California 90027.Jaqueline A.

Noonan, MD, passed away on July 23, 2020, allergic reaction to zithromax rash at age 91 years. Over those years, she led a fulfilling life in the care for children. She was born on October 28, 1928, in Burlington, Vermont, but moved to allergic reaction to zithromax rash Hartford, Connecticut, at age 9 months. At age 5 years, she decided to become a doctor and had chosen the field of pediatrics at age 7 years.

She spent allergic reaction to zithromax rash her youth in Connecticut, graduating from Albertus Magnus College, New Haven, with a degree in chemistry. She returned to Vermont to attend medical school, where she graduated in 1954 and went to the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, for a rotating internship, her first time visiting the South. Following internship, she completed a residency in pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. (It was the practice of the day to become allergic reaction to zithromax rash a “free agent” after internship year.) During her residency in Cincinnati, she saw many children from Appalachia who had “come over the hill” from Kentucky.

She became committed to the people of Appalachia for their warmth and humanity and to the care of children with long-standing and unmet needs. It was there that she became interested in congenital heart defects during her pathology rotation and decided to pursue a career in pediatric cardiology.Jackie joined the pediatric cardiology fellowship program allergic reaction to zithromax rash at Boston Children’s Hospital under Dr. Alexander Nadas in 1956. During her allergic reaction to zithromax rash fellowship, she published, with Dr.

Nadas, “The hypoplastic left heart syndrome. An analysis of 101 cases” in Pediatric Clinics of allergic reaction to zithromax rash North America in 1958 (1). In her words, there was great demand for pediatric cardiologists as she finished her fellowship and accepted a position as the first pediatric cardiologist at the University of Iowa in 1959. While in Iowa, she noted a similarity between allergic reaction to zithromax rash patients with pulmonary valve stenosis.

Short stature, webbed neck, low-set ears, and wide-spaced eyes. She presented her findings in a regional pediatrics meeting in allergic reaction to zithromax rash 1963 and published them in 1968 (2). In 1971, the renowned geneticist Dr. John Opitz decided that the condition should be called allergic reaction to zithromax rash Noonan syndrome, as it has been deemed ever since.

Jackie went on to study the disorder, the most common nonchromosomal genetic trait causing congenital heart disease, throughout her career, publishing her final paper on the topic in 2015 at the age of 86 years (3).After 2.5 years in Iowa, Jackie met with Dr. John Githens, who had just accepted the position of the first Chair of Pediatrics at the University of Kentucky. Although she was happy in Iowa, her department chairman was allergic reaction to zithromax rash leaving, so Dr. Githens was able to convince her to come with him to Kentucky to build a pediatric cardiology program “from scratch.” Following her earlier passion for the underserved children in Appalachia, she joined the University of Kentucky in 1961.

She served the children of Kentucky for the next 53 years, first as Chief of Pediatric Cardiology and then as Chair of Pediatrics allergic reaction to zithromax rash from 1974 to 1992. She was one of the first women to serve as pediatric departmental chair in the United States. Jackie retired at age 85 in 2014.Collective Impressions of ColleaguesJackie Noonan is best remembered for her passion for helping individuals with Noonan allergic reaction to zithromax rash syndrome and their families in coping with its myriad issues. Aside from her own practice in Kentucky, she regularly attended family-run Noonan syndrome meetings, held every summer.

Bruce Gelb recalled meeting allergic reaction to zithromax rash Jackie for the first time at the 2002 meeting in Towson, Maryland. €œI had never seen a physician as rock star before—every moment of the day, wherever she went, children with ‘her’ syndrome and their parents would crowd around her, eager just to be in her presence but also to receive her insights into their challenges.” Similarly, Amy Roberts, a geneticist who started attending those meetings in 2005 as a genetics trainee, recalled. €œThe parents hung on Jackie’s allergic reaction to zithromax rash every word. Her deep interest in each child and her remarkable memory for the details of many of them she saw every few years left a big impression.

Although she was a pediatric allergic reaction to zithromax rash cardiologist by training, she was at heart a pediatrician. She was as interested in each child’s growth or learning as she was in their cardiac history.” At those meetings, Jackie was infinitely patient, always sensible with her advice, and still eager to learn more from the families. When the physicians gathered in the evening after the day of clinic, at which each had met with 20 or so families, to review interesting cases, Jackie’s wisdom was manifest. At the final meeting that Jackie attended in Florida in 2014, the families and physicians joined to tribute for her more than 50-year sustained devotion to the well-being of individuals with Noonan syndrome.Professionally, Jackie was a allergic reaction to zithromax rash trailblazer beyond just her seminal genetic trait discovery.

Although cardiovascular genetics is now well accepted as an area of focus within cardiology, that was most definitely not the case as Jackie embarked on her career. It is unclear if her discovery of Noonan syndrome kindled that interest or if some passion for genetics allowed her to see what other pediatric cardiologists allergic reaction to zithromax rash were overlooking. In any case, she did much in her career to draw attention to the importance of disorders beyond Down and Turner syndromes that were related to congenital heart disease, teaching us much about the need to think about our patients holistically, not just their heart defects. That lesson has become increasingly important as we seek to improve outcomes among survivors of allergic reaction to zithromax rash congenital heart disease.Jackie was notably active in the pediatric academic community.

Jane Newburger recalled meeting Jackie for the first time at the Cardiology Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics meeting, at which Jane was delivering her first-ever presentation. €œJackie was warm and encouraging allergic reaction to zithromax rash to me and the other young cardiology fellows. She was deeply engaged in the abstract presentations, rising to the microphone often to comment on the strengths and weaknesses of the work. Indeed, she attended that meeting faithfully every year, always sitting in the front row.” Similarly, Roberta Williams remembered “the sight of Jackie Noonan and Jerry Liebman, buddies since allergic reaction to zithromax rash training, sitting together at every American College of Cardiology meeting, getting up to make astute comments, showing the inextinguishable curiosity for emerging knowledge, challenging us to do the same.

It was the essence of what brings joy to our field. Curiosity, novelty, dynamic interaction, friendships.” allergic reaction to zithromax rash Jackie achieved this notoriety at a time when women were few and far between in pediatric cardiology (e.g., in the class picture from her fellowship at Boston Children’s hospital, she was the only woman). As Jane Newburger observed, “Jackie will always be an exemplar in strength, integrity, and leadership for women in our field.”Finally, Jackie was known for her style and her passions. Jane Newburger recalled, “At social events where we gathered, Jackie’s enthusiasm and joie de vivre buoyed the spirits of all those around her—she loved life.” Amy Roberts, who accompanied Jackie to a Noonan syndrome family meeting allergic reaction to zithromax rash in the Netherlands, recalled, “I learned of Jackie’s deep pride in being an aunt, her varied interests outside of medicine, her love of basketball, and her fierce self-reliance and independence.

Although she was nearly 80 years old at the time, we were not permitted to help carry her bags, and she was often the one walking the most briskly down the sidewalk. As dedicated as she was to her professional career, she was also a well-rounded person who loved her family and friends, her church, her garden, and Kentucky basketball. Big things come in small allergic reaction to zithromax rash packages. That was Jackie.” Roberta Williams summed up the essence of Jackie.

€œHers was a joyous allergic reaction to zithromax rash life of accomplishment, friendship, and deep meaning.”2020 American College of Cardiology FoundationAbstractBackground Centers from Europe and United States have reported an exceedingly high number of children with a severe inflammatory syndrome in the setting of COVID-19, which has been termed multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C).Objectives This study aimed to analyze echocardiographic manifestations in MIS-C.Methods We retrospectively reviewed 28 MIS-C, 20 healthy controls and 20 classic Kawasaki disease (KD) patients. We reviewed echocardiographic parameters in acute phase of MIS-C and KD groups, and during subacute period in MIS-C group (interval. 5.2 ± 3 days).Results Only 1 case in MIS-C (4%) manifested coronary artery dilatation (z score=3.15) in acute phase, showing resolution during early follow allergic reaction to zithromax rash up. Left ventricular (LV) systolic and diastolic function measured by deformation parameters, were worse in MIS-C compared to KD.

Moreover, MIS-C allergic reaction to zithromax rash patients with myocardial injury (+) were more affected than myocardial injury (-) MIS-C with respect to all functional parameters. The strongest parameters to predict myocardial injury in MIS-C were global longitudinal strain (GLS), global circumferential strain (GCS), peak left atrial strain (LAS) and peak longitudinal strain of right ventricular free wall (RVFWLS) (Odds ratio. 1.45 (1.08-1.95), 1.39 (1.04-1.88), 0.84 (0.73-0.96), 1.59 (1.09-2.34) respectively) allergic reaction to zithromax rash. The preserved LVEF group in MIS-C showed diastolic dysfunction.

During subacute period, allergic reaction to zithromax rash LVEF returned to normal (median. From 54% to 64%, p<0.001) but diastolic dysfunction persisted.Conclusions Unlike classic KD, coronary arteries may be spared in early MIS-C, however, myocardial injury is common. Even preserved EF patients showed subtle changes in myocardial deformation, suggesting subclinical myocardial injury. During an abbreviated follow-up, there was good recovery of systolic function but persistence of diastolic dysfunction and no coronary aneurysms.Condensed abstract Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) is an allergic reaction to zithromax rash illness that resembles Kawasaki Disease (KD) or toxic shock, reported in children with a recent history of COVID-19 infection.

This study analyzed echocardiographic manifestations of this illness. In our cohort of 28 MIS-C allergic reaction to zithromax rash patients, left ventricular systolic and diastolic function were worse than in classic KD. These functional parameters correlated with biomarkers of myocardial injury. However, coronary arteries were allergic reaction to zithromax rash typically spared.

The strongest predictors of myocardial injury were global longitudinal strain, right ventricular strain, and left atrial strain. During subacute allergic reaction to zithromax rash period, there was good recovery of systolic function, but diastolic dysfunction persisted.Bruce D. Gelb, MDa, Jane W. Newburger, MD, MPHb, allergic reaction to zithromax rash Amy E.

Roberts, MDb and Roberta G. Williams, MDc,∗ (RWilliams{at}chla.usc.edu)aThe Mindich Child Health and Development Institute, Departments of Pediatrics and allergic reaction to zithromax rash Genetics &. Genomic Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New YorkbDepartment of Cardiology, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MassachusettscDepartment of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California↵∗Address for correspondence:Dr. Roberta G allergic reaction to zithromax rash.

Williams, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, 4650 Sunset Boulevard, MS 34, Los Angeles, California 90027.Jaqueline A. Noonan, MD, passed away on July 23, 2020, at age 91 years. Over those years, she led a fulfilling life in allergic reaction to zithromax rash the care for children. She was born on October 28, 1928, in Burlington, Vermont, but moved to Hartford, Connecticut, at age 9 months.

At age allergic reaction to zithromax rash 5 years, she decided to become a doctor and had chosen the field of pediatrics at age 7 years. She spent her youth in Connecticut, graduating from Albertus Magnus College, New Haven, with a degree in chemistry. She returned to Vermont to allergic reaction to zithromax rash attend medical school, where she graduated in 1954 and went to the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, for a rotating internship, her first time visiting the South. Following internship, she completed a residency in pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

(It was the practice of the allergic reaction to zithromax rash day to become a “free agent” after internship year.) During her residency in Cincinnati, she saw many children from Appalachia who had “come over the hill” from Kentucky. She became committed to the people of Appalachia for their warmth and humanity and to the care of children with long-standing and unmet needs. It was there that she became interested in congenital heart defects during her pathology rotation and decided to pursue a career in pediatric cardiology.Jackie joined the pediatric cardiology fellowship allergic reaction to zithromax rash program at Boston Children’s Hospital under Dr. Alexander Nadas in 1956.

During her fellowship, allergic reaction to zithromax rash she published, with Dr. Nadas, “The hypoplastic left heart syndrome. An analysis of 101 cases” in Pediatric Clinics of North America in 1958 (1). In her words, allergic reaction to zithromax rash there was great demand for pediatric cardiologists as she finished her fellowship and accepted a position as the first pediatric cardiologist at the University of Iowa in 1959.

While in Iowa, she noted a similarity between patients with pulmonary valve stenosis. Short stature, webbed neck, low-set ears, and wide-spaced allergic reaction to zithromax rash eyes. She presented her findings in a regional pediatrics meeting in 1963 and published them in 1968 (2). In 1971, allergic reaction to zithromax rash the renowned geneticist Dr.

John Opitz decided that the condition should be called Noonan syndrome, as it has been deemed ever since. Jackie went on to study the disorder, the most common nonchromosomal genetic trait causing congenital heart disease, throughout her career, publishing her final paper on the topic in 2015 at the age of 86 years (3).After 2.5 allergic reaction to zithromax rash years in Iowa, Jackie met with Dr. John Githens, who had just accepted the position of the first Chair of Pediatrics at the University of Kentucky. Although she was happy in Iowa, her department chairman was leaving, so Dr allergic reaction to zithromax rash.

Githens was able to convince her to come with him to Kentucky to build a pediatric cardiology program “from scratch.” Following her earlier passion for the underserved children in Appalachia, she joined the University of Kentucky in 1961. She served the children of Kentucky for the allergic reaction to zithromax rash next 53 years, first as Chief of Pediatric Cardiology and then as Chair of Pediatrics from 1974 to 1992. She was one of the first women to serve as pediatric departmental chair in the United States. Jackie retired at age 85 in 2014.Collective Impressions allergic reaction to zithromax rash of ColleaguesJackie Noonan is best remembered for her passion for helping individuals with Noonan syndrome and their families in coping with its myriad issues.

Aside from her own practice in Kentucky, she regularly attended family-run Noonan syndrome meetings, held every summer. Bruce Gelb recalled meeting Jackie for the first time at the 2002 meeting in Towson, Maryland. €œI had never seen a physician as rock star before—every moment of the day, wherever she went, allergic reaction to zithromax rash children with ‘her’ syndrome and their parents would crowd around her, eager just to be in her presence but also to receive her insights into their challenges.” Similarly, Amy Roberts, a geneticist who started attending those meetings in 2005 as a genetics trainee, recalled. €œThe parents hung on Jackie’s every word.

Her deep interest in each child allergic reaction to zithromax rash and her remarkable memory for the details of many of them she saw every few years left a big impression. Although she was a pediatric cardiologist by training, she was at heart a pediatrician. She was as interested in each child’s growth or learning as she was in their cardiac history.” At those meetings, Jackie was infinitely allergic reaction to zithromax rash patient, always sensible with her advice, and still eager to learn more from the families. When the physicians gathered in the evening after the day of clinic, at which each had met with 20 or so families, to review interesting cases, Jackie’s wisdom was manifest.

At the final meeting that Jackie attended in Florida in 2014, the families allergic reaction to zithromax rash and physicians joined to tribute for her more than 50-year sustained devotion to the well-being of individuals with Noonan syndrome.Professionally, Jackie was a trailblazer beyond just her seminal genetic trait discovery. Although cardiovascular genetics is now well accepted as an area of focus within cardiology, that was most definitely not the case as Jackie embarked on her career. It is unclear if her discovery of Noonan syndrome allergic reaction to zithromax rash kindled that interest or if some passion for genetics allowed her to see what other pediatric cardiologists were overlooking. In any case, she did much in her career to draw attention to the importance of disorders beyond Down and Turner syndromes that were related to congenital heart disease, teaching us much about the need to think about our patients holistically, not just their heart defects.

That lesson has become increasingly allergic reaction to zithromax rash important as we seek to improve outcomes among survivors of congenital heart disease.Jackie was notably active in the pediatric academic community. Jane Newburger recalled meeting Jackie for the first time at the Cardiology Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics meeting, at which Jane was delivering her first-ever presentation. €œJackie was warm and encouraging to me and the other young cardiology fellows. She was deeply engaged in the abstract presentations, rising to the microphone often to allergic reaction to zithromax rash comment on the strengths and weaknesses of the work.

Indeed, she attended that meeting faithfully every year, always sitting in the front row.” Similarly, Roberta Williams remembered “the sight of Jackie Noonan and Jerry Liebman, buddies since training, sitting together at every American College of Cardiology meeting, getting up to make astute comments, showing the inextinguishable curiosity for emerging knowledge, challenging us to do the same. It was the allergic reaction to zithromax rash essence of what brings joy to our field. Curiosity, novelty, dynamic interaction, friendships.” Jackie achieved this notoriety at a time when women were few and far between in pediatric cardiology (e.g., in the class picture from her fellowship at Boston Children’s hospital, she was the only woman). As Jane allergic reaction to zithromax rash Newburger observed, “Jackie will always be an exemplar in strength, integrity, and leadership for women in our field.”Finally, Jackie was known for her style and her passions.

Jane Newburger recalled, “At social events where we gathered, Jackie’s enthusiasm and joie de vivre buoyed the spirits of all those around her—she loved life.” Amy Roberts, who accompanied Jackie to a Noonan syndrome family meeting in the Netherlands, recalled, “I learned of Jackie’s deep pride in being an aunt, her varied interests outside of medicine, her love of basketball, and her fierce self-reliance and independence. Although she was nearly 80 years old at the allergic reaction to zithromax rash time, we were not permitted to help carry her bags, and she was often the one walking the most briskly down the sidewalk. As dedicated as she was to her professional career, she was also a well-rounded person who loved her family and friends, her church, her garden, and Kentucky basketball. Big things allergic reaction to zithromax rash come in small packages.

That was Jackie.” Roberta Williams summed up the essence of Jackie. €œHers was a joyous life of accomplishment, friendship, and deep meaning.”2020 American College of Cardiology FoundationAbstractBackground Centers from Europe and United States have reported an exceedingly high number of children with a severe inflammatory syndrome in the allergic reaction to zithromax rash setting of COVID-19, which has been termed multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C).Objectives This study aimed to analyze echocardiographic manifestations in MIS-C.Methods We retrospectively reviewed 28 MIS-C, 20 healthy controls and 20 classic Kawasaki disease (KD) patients. We reviewed echocardiographic parameters in acute phase of MIS-C and KD groups, and during subacute period in MIS-C group (interval. 5.2 ± 3 days).Results Only 1 case in allergic reaction to zithromax rash MIS-C (4%) manifested coronary artery dilatation (z score=3.15) in acute phase, showing resolution during early follow up.

Left ventricular (LV) systolic and diastolic function measured by deformation parameters, were worse in MIS-C compared to KD. Moreover, MIS-C patients with myocardial injury (+) were more affected than myocardial injury (-) MIS-C with respect to all functional parameters. The strongest parameters to predict myocardial injury in MIS-C allergic reaction to zithromax rash were global longitudinal strain (GLS), global circumferential strain (GCS), peak left atrial strain (LAS) and peak longitudinal strain of right ventricular free wall (RVFWLS) (Odds ratio. 1.45 (1.08-1.95), 1.39 (1.04-1.88), 0.84 (0.73-0.96), 1.59 (1.09-2.34) respectively).

The preserved LVEF allergic reaction to zithromax rash group in MIS-C showed diastolic dysfunction. During subacute period, LVEF returned to normal (median. From 54% to 64%, p<0.001) but diastolic dysfunction persisted.Conclusions Unlike classic KD, coronary arteries may be spared in early MIS-C, however, allergic reaction to zithromax rash myocardial injury is common. Even preserved EF patients showed subtle changes in myocardial deformation, suggesting subclinical myocardial injury.

During an abbreviated follow-up, allergic reaction to zithromax rash there was good recovery of systolic function but persistence of diastolic dysfunction and no coronary aneurysms.Condensed abstract Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) is an illness that resembles Kawasaki Disease (KD) or toxic shock, reported in children with a recent history of COVID-19 infection. This study analyzed echocardiographic manifestations of this illness. In our cohort of 28 MIS-C patients, left ventricular systolic and diastolic function were allergic reaction to zithromax rash worse than in classic KD. These functional parameters correlated with biomarkers of myocardial injury.

However, coronary arteries allergic reaction to zithromax rash were typically spared. The strongest predictors of myocardial injury were global longitudinal strain, right ventricular strain, and left atrial strain. During subacute period, there was good recovery of systolic function, but diastolic dysfunction persisted..

Bruce D get zithromax online. Gelb, MDa, Jane W. Newburger, MD, get zithromax online MPHb, Amy E. Roberts, MDb and Roberta G. Williams, MDc,∗ (RWilliams{at}chla.usc.edu)aThe Mindich Child Health and Development get zithromax online Institute, Departments of Pediatrics and Genetics &.

Genomic Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New YorkbDepartment of Cardiology, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MassachusettscDepartment of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California↵∗Address for correspondence:Dr. Roberta G get zithromax online. Williams, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, 4650 Sunset Boulevard, MS 34, Los Angeles, California 90027.Jaqueline A. Noonan, MD, get zithromax online passed away on July 23, 2020, at age 91 years. Over those years, she led a fulfilling life in the care for children.

She was born on October 28, 1928, in Burlington, get zithromax online Vermont, but moved to Hartford, Connecticut, at age 9 months. At age 5 years, she decided to become a doctor and had chosen the field of pediatrics at age 7 years. She spent her youth in get zithromax online Connecticut, graduating from Albertus Magnus College, New Haven, with a degree in chemistry. She returned to Vermont to attend medical school, where she graduated in 1954 and went to the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, for a rotating internship, her first time visiting the South. Following internship, she completed a residency in pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

(It was the practice of the day to become a “free agent” after internship year.) During her residency in Cincinnati, she saw many children get zithromax online from Appalachia who had “come over the hill” from Kentucky. She became committed to the people of Appalachia for their warmth and humanity and to the care of children with long-standing and unmet needs. It was there that she became interested in congenital heart defects during get zithromax online her pathology rotation and decided to pursue a career in pediatric cardiology.Jackie joined the pediatric cardiology fellowship program at Boston Children’s Hospital under Dr. Alexander Nadas in 1956. During her get zithromax online fellowship, she published, with Dr.

Nadas, “The hypoplastic left heart syndrome. An analysis of 101 cases” in Pediatric Clinics get zithromax online of North America in 1958 (1). In her words, there was great demand for pediatric cardiologists as she finished her fellowship and accepted a position as the first pediatric cardiologist at the University of Iowa in 1959. While in Iowa, she noted get zithromax online a similarity between patients with pulmonary valve stenosis. Short stature, webbed neck, low-set ears, and wide-spaced eyes.

She presented her findings get zithromax online in a regional pediatrics meeting in 1963 and published them in 1968 (2). In 1971, the renowned geneticist Dr. John Opitz decided that the condition should be called get zithromax online Noonan syndrome, as it has been deemed ever since. Jackie went on to study the disorder, the most common nonchromosomal genetic trait causing congenital heart disease, throughout her career, publishing her final paper on the topic in 2015 at the age of 86 years (3).After 2.5 years in Iowa, Jackie met with Dr. John Githens, who had just accepted the position of the first Chair of Pediatrics at the University of Kentucky.

Although she was happy in Iowa, get zithromax online her department chairman was leaving, so Dr. Githens was able to convince her to come with him to Kentucky to build a pediatric cardiology program “from scratch.” Following her earlier passion for the underserved children in Appalachia, she joined the University of Kentucky in 1961. She served the children of Kentucky for the next 53 years, first as Chief of Pediatric Cardiology and then as Chair of Pediatrics from 1974 get zithromax online to 1992. She was one of the first women to serve as pediatric departmental chair in the United States. Jackie retired at age 85 in 2014.Collective Impressions of ColleaguesJackie Noonan is best remembered for her passion for helping individuals with Noonan syndrome and their get zithromax online families in coping with its myriad issues.

Aside from her own practice in Kentucky, she regularly attended family-run Noonan syndrome meetings, held every summer. Bruce Gelb recalled meeting Jackie for the first time at the 2002 meeting in get zithromax online Towson, Maryland. €œI had never seen a physician as rock star before—every moment of the day, wherever she went, children with ‘her’ syndrome and their parents would crowd around her, eager just to be in her presence but also to receive her insights into their challenges.” Similarly, Amy Roberts, a geneticist who started attending those meetings in 2005 as a genetics trainee, recalled. €œThe parents hung on Jackie’s every word get zithromax online. Her deep interest in each child and her remarkable memory for the details of many of them she saw every few years left a big impression.

Although she get zithromax online was a pediatric cardiologist by training, she was at heart a pediatrician. She was as interested in each child’s growth or learning as she was in their cardiac history.” At those meetings, Jackie was infinitely patient, always sensible with her advice, and still eager to learn more from the families. When the physicians gathered in the evening after the day of clinic, at which each had met with 20 or so families, to review interesting cases, Jackie’s wisdom was manifest. At the final meeting that Jackie attended in Florida in 2014, the families and physicians joined to tribute for her more than 50-year sustained devotion to the well-being of individuals with Noonan syndrome.Professionally, Jackie was a trailblazer get zithromax online beyond just her seminal genetic trait discovery. Although cardiovascular genetics is now well accepted as an area of focus within cardiology, that was most definitely not the case as Jackie embarked on her career.

It is unclear if her discovery of Noonan syndrome kindled that interest or if some passion for genetics allowed her get zithromax online to see what other pediatric cardiologists were overlooking. In any case, she did much in her career to draw attention to the importance of disorders beyond Down and Turner syndromes that were related to congenital heart disease, teaching us much about the need to think about our patients holistically, not just their heart defects. That lesson has become get zithromax online increasingly important as we seek to improve outcomes among survivors of congenital heart disease.Jackie was notably active in the pediatric academic community. Jane Newburger recalled meeting Jackie for the first time at the Cardiology Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics meeting, at which Jane was delivering her first-ever presentation. €œJackie was warm and get zithromax online encouraging to me and the other young cardiology fellows.

She was deeply engaged in the abstract presentations, rising to the microphone often to comment on the strengths and weaknesses of the work. Indeed, she attended that meeting faithfully every year, always get zithromax online sitting in the front row.” Similarly, Roberta Williams remembered “the sight of Jackie Noonan and Jerry Liebman, buddies since training, sitting together at every American College of Cardiology meeting, getting up to make astute comments, showing the inextinguishable curiosity for emerging knowledge, challenging us to do the same. It was the essence of what brings joy to our field. Curiosity, novelty, dynamic interaction, friendships.” Jackie achieved this notoriety at a time when women were few and far between in pediatric cardiology (e.g., in the class picture from get zithromax online her fellowship at Boston Children’s hospital, she was the only woman). As Jane Newburger observed, “Jackie will always be an exemplar in strength, integrity, and leadership for women in our field.”Finally, Jackie was known for her style and her passions.

Jane Newburger recalled, get zithromax online “At social events where we gathered, Jackie’s enthusiasm and joie de vivre buoyed the spirits of all those around her—she loved life.” Amy Roberts, who accompanied Jackie to a Noonan syndrome family meeting in the Netherlands, recalled, “I learned of Jackie’s deep pride in being an aunt, her varied interests outside of medicine, her love of basketball, and her fierce self-reliance and independence. Although she was nearly 80 years old at the time, we were not permitted to help carry her bags, and she was often the one walking the most briskly down the sidewalk. As dedicated as she was to her professional career, she was also a well-rounded person who loved her family and friends, her church, her garden, and Kentucky basketball. Big things come get zithromax online in small packages. That was Jackie.” Roberta Williams summed up the essence of Jackie.

€œHers was a joyous life of accomplishment, friendship, and deep meaning.”2020 American College of Cardiology FoundationAbstractBackground Centers from Europe and United States have reported an exceedingly get zithromax online high number of children with a severe inflammatory syndrome in the setting of COVID-19, which has been termed multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C).Objectives This study aimed to analyze echocardiographic manifestations in MIS-C.Methods We retrospectively reviewed 28 MIS-C, 20 healthy controls and 20 classic Kawasaki disease (KD) patients. We reviewed echocardiographic parameters in acute phase of MIS-C and KD groups, and during subacute period in MIS-C group (interval. 5.2 ± 3 days).Results Only 1 case in MIS-C (4%) manifested coronary artery dilatation (z score=3.15) in acute get zithromax online phase, showing resolution during early follow up. Left ventricular (LV) systolic and diastolic function measured by deformation parameters, were worse in MIS-C compared to KD. Moreover, MIS-C patients with myocardial injury (+) were more affected than myocardial injury (-) MIS-C with respect get zithromax online to all functional parameters.

The strongest parameters to predict myocardial injury in MIS-C were global longitudinal strain (GLS), global circumferential strain (GCS), peak left atrial strain (LAS) and peak longitudinal strain of right ventricular free wall (RVFWLS) (Odds ratio. 1.45 (1.08-1.95), 1.39 (1.04-1.88), 0.84 (0.73-0.96), 1.59 (1.09-2.34) get zithromax online respectively). The preserved LVEF group in MIS-C showed diastolic dysfunction. During subacute period, LVEF returned to normal (median get zithromax online. From 54% to 64%, p<0.001) but diastolic dysfunction persisted.Conclusions Unlike classic KD, coronary arteries may be spared in early MIS-C, however, myocardial injury is common.

Even preserved EF patients showed subtle changes in myocardial deformation, suggesting subclinical myocardial injury. During an abbreviated follow-up, there was get zithromax online good recovery of systolic function but persistence of diastolic dysfunction and no coronary aneurysms.Condensed abstract Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) is an illness that resembles Kawasaki Disease (KD) or toxic shock, reported in children with a recent history of COVID-19 infection. This study analyzed echocardiographic manifestations of this illness. In our cohort of 28 MIS-C patients, left ventricular systolic and diastolic function were get zithromax online worse than in classic KD. These functional parameters correlated with biomarkers of myocardial injury.

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Roberts, MDb and Roberta G. Williams, MDc,∗ (RWilliams{at}chla.usc.edu)aThe Mindich Child Health and Development get zithromax online Institute, Departments of Pediatrics and Genetics &. Genomic Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New YorkbDepartment of Cardiology, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MassachusettscDepartment of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California↵∗Address for correspondence:Dr. Roberta G get zithromax online. Williams, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, 4650 Sunset Boulevard, MS 34, Los Angeles, California 90027.Jaqueline A.

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She returned to Vermont to attend medical school, where she graduated in 1954 and went to the University of get zithromax online North Carolina, Chapel Hill, for a rotating internship, her first time visiting the South. Following internship, she completed a residency in pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. (It was the practice of the day to become a “free agent” after internship year.) During her residency in Cincinnati, she saw many children from Appalachia who had “come over the hill” from Kentucky get zithromax online. She became committed to the people of Appalachia for their warmth and humanity and to the care of children with long-standing and unmet needs. It was there that she became interested in congenital heart defects during her pathology rotation and decided to pursue a career in pediatric cardiology.Jackie joined the pediatric cardiology fellowship program at Boston Children’s get zithromax online Hospital under Dr.

Alexander Nadas in 1956. During her fellowship, get zithromax online she published, with Dr. Nadas, “The hypoplastic left heart syndrome. An analysis of 101 cases” in Pediatric Clinics of North America in 1958 (1). In her words, there was great demand for pediatric cardiologists as she finished her fellowship and accepted a position as the get zithromax online first pediatric cardiologist at the University of Iowa in 1959.

While in Iowa, she noted a similarity between patients with pulmonary valve stenosis. Short stature, get zithromax online webbed neck, low-set ears, and wide-spaced eyes. She presented her findings in a regional pediatrics meeting in 1963 and published them in 1968 (2). In 1971, the get zithromax online renowned geneticist Dr. John Opitz decided that the condition should be called Noonan syndrome, as it has been deemed ever since.

Jackie went on to study the get zithromax online disorder, the most common nonchromosomal genetic trait causing congenital heart disease, throughout her career, publishing her final paper on the topic in 2015 at the age of 86 years (3).After 2.5 years in Iowa, Jackie met with Dr. John Githens, who had just accepted the position of the first Chair of Pediatrics at the University of Kentucky. Although she was happy get zithromax online in Iowa, her department chairman was leaving, so Dr. Githens was able to convince her to come with him to Kentucky to build a pediatric cardiology program “from scratch.” Following her earlier passion for the underserved children in Appalachia, she joined the University of Kentucky in 1961. She served the children of Kentucky for the next 53 years, first as Chief of Pediatric Cardiology and get zithromax online then as Chair of Pediatrics from 1974 to 1992.

She was one of the first women to serve as pediatric departmental chair in the United States. Jackie retired at get zithromax online age 85 in 2014.Collective Impressions of ColleaguesJackie Noonan is best remembered for her passion for helping individuals with Noonan syndrome and their families in coping with its myriad issues. Aside from her own practice in Kentucky, she regularly attended family-run Noonan syndrome meetings, held every summer. Bruce Gelb recalled meeting Jackie for the first time at the 2002 meeting in Towson, Maryland. €œI had never seen a physician as rock get zithromax online star before—every moment of the day, wherever she went, children with ‘her’ syndrome and their parents would crowd around her, eager just to be in her presence but also to receive her insights into their challenges.” Similarly, Amy Roberts, a geneticist who started attending those meetings in 2005 as a genetics trainee, recalled.

€œThe parents hung on Jackie’s every word. Her deep interest in each child and her remarkable get zithromax online memory for the details of many of them she saw every few years left a big impression. Although she was a pediatric cardiologist by training, she was at heart a pediatrician. She was as interested in each child’s growth or get zithromax online learning as she was in their cardiac history.” At those meetings, Jackie was infinitely patient, always sensible with her advice, and still eager to learn more from the families. When the physicians gathered in the evening after the day of clinic, at which each had met with 20 or so families, to review interesting cases, Jackie’s wisdom was manifest.

At the final meeting that Jackie attended in Florida in 2014, get zithromax online the families and physicians joined to tribute for her more than 50-year sustained devotion to the well-being of individuals with Noonan syndrome.Professionally, Jackie was a trailblazer beyond just her seminal genetic trait discovery. Although cardiovascular genetics is now well accepted as an area of focus within cardiology, that was most definitely not the case as Jackie embarked on her career. It is unclear if her discovery of Noonan syndrome kindled that get zithromax online interest or if some passion for genetics allowed her to see what other pediatric cardiologists were overlooking. In any case, she did much in her career to draw attention to the importance of disorders beyond Down and Turner syndromes that were related to congenital heart disease, teaching us much about the need to think about our patients holistically, not just their heart defects. That lesson has become increasingly important as we seek to improve outcomes among survivors of get zithromax online congenital heart disease.Jackie was notably active in the pediatric academic community.

Jane Newburger recalled meeting Jackie for the first time at the Cardiology Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics meeting, at which Jane was delivering her first-ever presentation. €œJackie was warm and encouraging to me and the other young cardiology fellows. She was deeply engaged in the abstract presentations, rising to the microphone often to get zithromax online comment on the strengths and weaknesses of the work. Indeed, she attended that meeting faithfully every year, always sitting in the front row.” Similarly, Roberta Williams remembered “the sight of Jackie Noonan and Jerry Liebman, buddies since training, sitting together at every American College of Cardiology meeting, getting up to make astute comments, showing the inextinguishable curiosity for emerging knowledge, challenging us to do the same. It was get zithromax online the essence of what brings joy to our field.

Curiosity, novelty, dynamic interaction, friendships.” Jackie achieved this notoriety at a time when women were few and far between in pediatric cardiology (e.g., in the class picture from her fellowship at Boston Children’s hospital, she was the only woman). As Jane Newburger observed, “Jackie will always be an exemplar in get zithromax online strength, integrity, and leadership for women in our field.”Finally, Jackie was known for her style and her passions. Jane Newburger recalled, “At social events where we gathered, Jackie’s enthusiasm and joie de vivre buoyed the spirits of all those around her—she loved life.” Amy Roberts, who accompanied Jackie to a Noonan syndrome family meeting in the Netherlands, recalled, “I learned of Jackie’s deep pride in being an aunt, her varied interests outside of medicine, her love of basketball, and her fierce self-reliance and independence. Although she was nearly 80 years old at the time, we were not get zithromax online permitted to help carry her bags, and she was often the one walking the most briskly down the sidewalk. As dedicated as she was to her professional career, she was also a well-rounded person who loved her family and friends, her church, her garden, and Kentucky basketball.

Big things come in small packages get zithromax online. That was Jackie.” Roberta Williams summed up the essence of Jackie. €œHers was a joyous life of accomplishment, friendship, and deep meaning.”2020 American College of Cardiology FoundationAbstractBackground Centers from Europe and United States have reported an exceedingly high number of children with a severe inflammatory syndrome in get zithromax online the setting of COVID-19, which has been termed multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C).Objectives This study aimed to analyze echocardiographic manifestations in MIS-C.Methods We retrospectively reviewed 28 MIS-C, 20 healthy controls and 20 classic Kawasaki disease (KD) patients. We reviewed echocardiographic parameters in acute phase of MIS-C and KD groups, and during subacute period in MIS-C group (interval. 5.2 ± 3 get zithromax online days).Results Only 1 case in MIS-C (4%) manifested coronary artery dilatation (z score=3.15) in acute phase, showing resolution during early follow up.

Left ventricular (LV) systolic and diastolic function measured by deformation parameters, were worse in MIS-C compared to KD. Moreover, MIS-C patients with myocardial injury (+) were more affected than myocardial injury (-) MIS-C with respect to all functional parameters. The strongest parameters to predict myocardial injury in MIS-C were global longitudinal strain (GLS), global circumferential strain (GCS), peak left atrial strain (LAS) get zithromax online and peak longitudinal strain of right ventricular free wall (RVFWLS) (Odds ratio. 1.45 (1.08-1.95), 1.39 (1.04-1.88), 0.84 (0.73-0.96), 1.59 (1.09-2.34) respectively). The preserved get zithromax online LVEF group in MIS-C showed diastolic dysfunction.

During subacute period, LVEF returned to normal (median. From 54% to 64%, p<0.001) get zithromax online but diastolic dysfunction persisted.Conclusions Unlike classic KD, coronary arteries may be spared in early MIS-C, however, myocardial injury is common. Even preserved EF patients showed subtle changes in myocardial deformation, suggesting subclinical myocardial injury. During an abbreviated follow-up, there was good get zithromax online recovery of systolic function but persistence of diastolic dysfunction and no coronary aneurysms.Condensed abstract Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) is an illness that resembles Kawasaki Disease (KD) or toxic shock, reported in children with a recent history of COVID-19 infection. This study analyzed echocardiographic manifestations of this illness.

In our cohort of 28 MIS-C patients, left ventricular systolic get zithromax online and diastolic function were worse than in classic KD. These functional parameters correlated with biomarkers of myocardial injury. However, coronary get zithromax online arteries were typically spared. The strongest predictors of myocardial injury were global longitudinal strain, right ventricular strain, and left atrial strain. During subacute period, there was good recovery of systolic function, but diastolic dysfunction persisted..