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COVID-19 Feature Articles: Issue 21 August 20

A guide that lists selected articles regarding COVID-19 relevant to SVHA

COVID-19 Feature Articles

This page lists feature articles on COVID-19 relevant to people working at St Vincent's Health Australia.

All articles listed are open access unless stated otherwise.


Sofosbuvir and daclatasvir compared with standard of care in the treatment of patients admitted to hospital with moderate or severe coronavirus infection (COVID-19): a randomized controlled trial.
Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy:2020: August 19 Full text

Effectiveness of remdesivir for the treatment of hospitalized Covid‐19 persons: a network meta‐analysis.
Journal of Medical Virology:2020: August 19 Full text

Clinical Practice

Early lessons from COVID ‐19 that may reduce future emergency department crowding. AUS
Emergency Medicine Australasia:2020: Full text

The impact of patient isolation on emergency department length of stay: a retrospective cohort study using the Registry for Emergency Care (REC‐1). AUS
Emergency Medicine Australasia:2020: August 14
Full text

The COVID‐19 pandemic and ENT modified face shields. AUS
British Journal of Surgery:2020: August 12 Full text

Staffing levels and COVID ‐19 cases and outbreaks in US nursing homes.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society:2020: August 8 Full text

COVID‐19: Restrictive practices and the law during a global pandemic – an Australian perspective. AUS
International Journal of Mental Health Nursing:2020: August 14 Full text

The use of bone conduction headsets to improve communication during the COVID‐19 pandemic. AUS
Emergency Medicine Australasia:2020: August 14 Full text

Recommendations for testing and treating outpatient cancer patients in the era of COVID-19.
Journal of the National Cancer Institute:2020: August 14 Full text

Reopening echocardiography services to care for our patients, including the COVID-19 patient population.
European Heart Journal: Cardiovascular Imaging:2020: August 18 Full text


Circulating endothelial cells as a marker of endothelial injury in severe COVID -19.
Journal of Infectious Diseases:2020: August 19 Full text

Anaemia is associated with severe illness in COVID‐19: a retrospective cohort study.
Journal of Medical Virology:2020: August 19
Full text

Obesity and mortality among patients diagnosed with COVID-19: results from an integrated health care organization.
Annals of Internal Medicine:2020: August 12 Full text

Public Health and Epidemiology

COVID-19, children, and schools: overlooked and at risk. AUS
Medical Journal of Australia:2020: August 12 Full text

Flattening the anxiety curve: Obstetricians’ response to the COVID‐19 pandemic in Victoria. AUS
ANZJOG:2020; August 18 Full text

The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on hand hygiene performance in hospitals.
American Journal of Infection Control:2020: August 18 Full text

Contact settings and risk for transmission in 3410 close contacts of patients with COVID-19 in Guangzhou, China: A Prospective Cohort Study.
Annals of Internal Medicine:2020: August 13 Full text


Robust T cell immunity in convalescent individuals with asymptomatic or mild COVID-19.
Cell:2020: August 14 Full text

Prolonged persistence of PCR-detectable virus during an outbreak of SARS-CoV-2 in an inpatient geriatric psychiatry unit in King County, Washington.
American Journal of Infection Control:2020: August 20 Full text

Highly sensitive quantification of plasma SARS-CoV-2 RNA sheds light on its potential clinical value.
Clinical Infectious Diseases:2020: August 17 Full text

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