Pulmonary Vascular Endothelialitis, Thrombosis, and Angiogenesis in Covid-19

July 9th, 2020|

Infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in humans is associated with a broad spectrum of clinical respiratory syndromes, ranging from mild upper airway symptoms to progressive life-threatening viral pneumonia. Clinically, patients with severe coronavirus disease… ...

CPR in the Covid-19 Era — An Ethical Framework

July 9th, 2020|

The coronavirus pandemic is forcing clinicians, health care institutions, and public officials to develop crisis standards of care that differ radically from ordinary care for services such as diagnostic testing and mechanical ventilation. Under normal conditions, cardiopulmonary resuscitation… ...

Covid-19, Angiogenesis, and ARDS Endotypes

July 9th, 2020|

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has inspired new interest in understanding the fundamental pathology of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), which has been associated with severe coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). ARDS has long been recognized to be remarkably heterogeneous, with not only a wide… ...

Once Upon a Time…the Hero Sheltered in Place

July 9th, 2020|

In late March, my mother and I were having our routine Covid-19–era argument about my upcoming clinical duties. She said I was acting like a teenager. I said she was treating me like one. "What if you end up on a ventilator?" she asked. "I live or I die," I said....

Birth Month and Influenza Vaccination in Children

July 9th, 2020|

To the Editor: Annual influenza vaccination is recommended in young children. Preventive care visits, which often occur near a child’s birthday, are a convenient time to administer vaccines. Children who have their birthday — and thus their recommended yearly visit — before the vaccine becomes… ...