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Chest CT for diagnosing moderately-to-severe cases of COVID-19? – Evidence from an Indian study

Blog entry written on: Correlation between chest CT and RT-PCR testing in India’s second COVID-19 wave: a retrospective cohort study, (bmjebm-2021-111801). Authors: Vishal Mehta, Divya Jyoti, Rishi Tuhin Guria, Chandra Bhushan Sharma. As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, researchers are toiling in their attempt to explain the unexplained – the crucial pathophysiological pathway, the appropriate […]

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Performance of rapid tests for SARS-CoV-2 in children

Blog entry written on: Diagnostic accuracy of rapid point-of-care tests for diagnosis of current SARS-CoV-2 infections in children: a systematic review and meta-analysis, (bmjebm-2021-111828). Authors: Naomi Fujita-Rohwerder, Lars Beckmann, Yvonne Zens, Arpana Verma Performance of rapid tests for SARS-CoV-2 in children There is no doubt that diagnostic testing represents an essential cornerstone of the global […]

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Coroners and Covid: Preventable deaths from SARS-CoV-2

Blog entry written on: Preventable deaths from SARS-CoV-2 in England and Wales: a systematic case series of coroners’ reports during the COVID-19 pandemic, (bmjebm-2021-111834)’ Authors: Bethan Swift, Carl Heneghan, Jeffrey Aronson, David Howard and Georgia C Richards. The Covid-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on us all. In 2022, the UK government will launch […]

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