Intubation initiated in one in five who died of COVID-19 in china

(HealthDay)—Many patients who died from COVID-19 in China may have had delayed intubation, according to a research letter published online April 10 in JAMA Network Open. Jianfeng Xie, M.D., Ph.D., from the Zhongda Hospital at Southeast University in Nanjing, China, and colleagues analyzed data from 168 patients with COVID-19-induced pneumonia…

China reports just one new domestic virus infection

China reported just one new domestic case of the coronavirus on Wednesday but a dozen more imported infections. For the second consecutive day there was only one more fresh infection in Wuhan, the central city where the virus first emerged late last year, the National Health Commission said. New cases…

About one in three in ED for low back pain receive imaging

(HealthDay)—Imaging is obtained for about one in three patients with emergency department visits for low back pain, according to a study published online Nov. 19 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Jina Pakpoor, M.D., from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and colleagues examined the use of…