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May 2020

COVID-19 and diabetes

BJC Staff

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It also provides simple pathways for the management of inpatients with diabetes by admitting teams in secondary care; as clinicians and trainees without diabetes expertise are delivering diabetes care during the COVID-19 pandemic. To date the group, comprising UK‐based specialists in diabetes, pharmacy and psychology, have produced two sets of guidelines, which will be continually revised as new evidence emerges. It is supported by Diabetes UK, the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists, and NHS England. Care home guidance A Diabetes UK position statement for the management of diabetes in care homes during the pandemic has also been

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May 2020

COVID-19 and mental health

BJC Staff

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The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges – the coordinating body for the UK and Ireland’s 23 medical Royal Colleges and Faculties – has put together many useful resources on its COVID-19 web pages. A section on self-care resources includes advice on mental health and wellbeing is available at: https://www.aomrc.org.uk/covid-19-mentalwellbeing/ Further mental health assistance is available via the COVID Trauma Response Working Group (https://www.traumagroup.org) which has been formed to help coordinate trauma-informed responses to the COVID outbreak. Composed of psychological trauma specialists, coordinators of the psychosocial response to

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May 2020

COVID-19 and heart valve disease

BJC Staff

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Together with other Society presidents, the BHVS president, Dr Benoy Shah, has supported statements for patients published in Heart Valve Voice. See https://heartvalvevoice.com/news/news/statement-heart-valve-voice-and-professional-societies-phase and https://heartvalvevoice.com/news/news/covid-19-and-heart-valve-disease Other articles from COVID-19 Bulletin 2: COVID-19 and immunology vaccine development expert report on COVID-19 and immunology research COVID-19 and primary care a review of current telemedicine platforms COVID-19 and cardiorenal disease COVID-19 and diabetes Diabetes UK position statement COVID-19 diagnostic glucose/lact

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April 2020

COVID-19 Bulletin 1: clinical practice in the pandemic

Dr Lara Mitchell, Dr Amar Puttanna, BJC Staff

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COVID-19 Bulletin 1: COVID-19 and care of the elderly COVID-19 and diabetes COVID-19 and heart failure COVID-19 and primary care COVID-19 in cancer patients COVID-19 and cardiovascular disease COVID-19 and respiratory medicine Round up of COVID-19 e-learning, apps and websites

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April 2020

COVID-19 and care of the elderly

Dr Lara Mitchell, BJC Staff

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Dr Lara Mitchell gives advice on how to have difficult conversations These are the words of Dr Lara Mitchell (pictured right), a Consultant in Medicine for the Elderly (Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow; NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde). She is also Chair of the British Geriatrics Society Cardiovascular Special Interest Group and a BJC editorial board member. To give healthcare professionals a visual approach to support with difficult conversations around dying with compassion and honesty, Dr Mitchell has produced resource materials with Open Change, an educational design company. A structured way that healthcare professionals can

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April 2020

COVID-19 and diabetes

Amar Puttanna, BJC Staff

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Dr Amar Puttanna writes on diabetes and COVID-19 One of the first papers by Wu et al.1 looked at case fatality rates and noted that those with diabetes had a higher rate of 7.3% compared to the overall rate of 2.3%. Further reviews of Chinese patient data from both intensive care and non-intensive care, looking at metabolic disease, noted a diabetes prevalence of 9.7% of patients.2 The authors also noted a two-fold increase in those with diabetes in patients with severe disease (i.e. admitted to intensive care units). Similarly, data from Italy noted that 31.3% of deceased patients with COVID-19 had diabetes.3 It is difficult to conclude anyt

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April 2020

COVID-19 and heart failure

BJC Staff

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The British Society for Heart Failure (BSH) has therefore produced a position statement designed to help easily identify and prioritise patients that should be considered for review. It will also support local teams to identify a lead clinician that they can contact for advice. BSH recommends that the following patients are considered for review: New referrals of symptomatic patients with NTproBNP >2,000pg/ml from primary care or recent A&E attendance Known HF patient with symptoms of decompensation Recently discharged patients following admission with acute heart failure Patients with advanced care plans and receiving palliative car

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April 2020

COVID-19 and primary care

BJC Staff

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Led by experts at the hospital, it gives practical advice and support. It covers the epidemiology, clinical symptoms and signs, and current management of COVID-19 and follows the evolving situation in the UK. You will learn how to complete a safe assessment of suspected COVID-19 cases and discover the best protocol to protect yourself and others. The course will cover what you need to know and what you need to do in relation to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in primary care. Topics covered include: background of COVID-19 current situation in the UK when to suspect COVID-19 infection in primary care safe assessment of suspected case

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April 2020

COVID-19 and respiratory medicine

BJC Staff

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The task force suggestions will be reconsidered as relevant evidence, particularly randomised trials, are published. The interim guidance, is available at: www.thoracic.org/covid/covid‐19‐guidance.pdf. ECMO-plays a vital role There is currently no vaccine or treatment for COVID-19 beyond supportive care, such as mechanical ventilation or, in severe cases, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) to maintain patients and provide a window for potential recovery. When demand far outpaces a hospital’s ability to provide highly specialised, resource-intensive therapies such as ECMO, physicians must be prepared to determine when and if to o

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April 2020

COVID-19 in cancer patients

BJC Staff

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To address this urgent need, the International Society for Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) is providing open access to its COVID-19 resource page via the ISTH Academy, as well as making all content from the ISTH Academy freely accessible. To access all ISTH content, simply visit academy.isth.org and sign in with your ISTH log-in or create a free ISTH Academy account to get started. On the ISTH Academy, you can access the latest education and resources from experts in the field around the world. In addition to courses on topics like venous thrombosis and cancer-associated thrombosis, you can also access past meeting presentations, posters, w

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