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COVID-19 Feature Articles: Issue 31 October 29

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.


Association between early treatment with tocilizumab and mortality among critically ill patients with COVID-19.
JAMA Internal Medicine:2020: October 20 Full text

Effect of tocilizumab vs standard care on clinical worsening in patients hospitalized with COVID-19 pneumonia: a randomized clinical trial.
JAMA Internal Medicine:2020: October 20
Full text

Convalescent plasma is ineffective for covid-19.
BMJ:2020: October 22 Full text

Convalescent plasma in the management of moderate covid-19 in adults in India: open label phase II multicentre randomised controlled trial (PLACID Trial).
BMJ:2020: October 22 Full text

SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibody LY-CoV555 in outpatients with Covid-19.
New England Journal of Medicine:2020: October 28 Full text

Clinical Practice

Mild or moderate Covid-19.
New England Journal of Medicine:2020: October 29 Full text

Virtual geriatric clinics and the COVID-19 catalyst: a rapid review.
Age and Ageing:2020:49(6):907-14 Full text

The utility of video technology and enhanced infection control in reducing COVID-19 disease burden in a custodial setting.
American Journal of Infection Control:2020: October 26 Full text

Guidance for restarting inflammatory bowel disease therapy in patients who withheld immunosuppressant medications during COVID-19.
Journal of Crohn's and Colitis:2020: October 21 Full text

Care of the patient with IBD requiring hospitalisation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Journal of Crohn's and Colitis:2020: July 29
Full text

Assessing the need for transfer to the intensive care unit for Coronavirus-19 disease: epidemiology and risk factors.
Respiratory Medicine:2020:October 27 Full text

Guidelines for oral and maxillofacial imaging: COVID-19 considerations.
Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology:2020: October 26 Full text

Metformin is associated with decreased 30-day mortality among nursing home residents infected with SARS-CoV2.
Journal of the American Medical Directors Association:2020: October 26 Full text

Short term outcomes for patients and providers following elective tracheostomy in COVID-19 positive patients.
Journal of Surgical Research:2020: October 26 Full text

Face masks, vision, and risk of falls.
BMJ:2020: October 28 Full text

Psychological Aspects

Hospital staff well‐being during the first wave of COVID‐19: staff perspectives. AUS
International Journal of Mental Health Nursing:2020: October 23 Full text

Infection Control

The Influence of room ventilation settings on aerosol clearance and distribution.
British Journal of Anaesthesia:2020: October 23 Full text


MMR vaccination: a potential strategy to reduce severity and mortality of COVID-19 Illness.
American Journal of Medicine:2020: October 23 Full text

Humoral immune response to SARS-CoV-2 in Iceland.
New England Journal of Medicine:2020: October 29 Full text

Vaccine Development

Clinical endpoints for evaluating Efficacy in COVID-19 vaccine trials.
Annals of Internal Medicine:2020: October 22 Full text


COVID-19 mortality risk in Down Syndrome: results from a cohort study of 8 million adults.
Annals of Internal Medicine:2020: October 21 Full text

Cognitive disorders associated with hospitalization of COVID-19: Results from an observational cohort study.
Brain, Behavior and Immunity:2020: October 24 Full text

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