COVID-19

GI Issues in Kids With COVID-19 MIS-C May Muddy Diagnosis

— Pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome symptoms could mimic less toxic GI infections, IBD Children and adolescents with COVID-19 who developed multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C) often exhibited marked gastrointestinal (GI) manifestations, sometimes confounding diagnosis by mimicking GI infections or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a recent case series. In a chart review of 44 pediatric patients (ages 7 months to 20 years, ...

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New study sheds light on IBD patients with COVID-19

In an upcoming study to be published in Gastroenterology, researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the University of North Carolina School of Medicine report on the clinical course of COVID-19 and risk factors for adverse outcomes in a large cohort of patients with IBD collected through an international registry. When the COVID-19 epidemic started to unfold ...

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COVID-19 could be a seasonal illness

A study conducted in Sydney during the early epidemic stage of COVID-19 has found an association between lower humidity and an increase in locally acquired positive cases. Researchers discovered a 1 percent decrease in humidity could increase the number of COVID-19 cases by 6 percent. The research led by Michael Ward, an epidemiologist in the Sydney School of Veterinary Science ...

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STERILUCENT GRANTED EMERGENCY USE AUTHORIZATION TO REPROCESS RESPIRATORS

Hydrogen peroxide process enables safe mask reuse April 21, 2020: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Sterilucent, Inc. (Minneapolis, MN), an Emergency Use Authorization to allow the emergency use of the SterilucentTM HC 80TT Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide Sterilizer for decontaminating single-use compatible N95 and N95-equivalent respirators. Test results have demonstrated that filtering facepiece respirators may be reprocessed for use during the COVID-19 pandemic in the ...

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ASCA 2020 Postponed Due to COVID-19

April 1, 2020 — Out of concern for the health and safety of all members and supporters of the ASC community amid the coronavirus pandemic, the ASCA 2020 Conference and Expo in Orlando scheduled for May 13-16 is officially postponed. Please be assured that we are evaluating all our options to reschedule ASCA 2020 and will provide you with an ...

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