This collection showcases journal articles, preprints, and other publications and presentations about the Coronavirus COVID-19 by faculty and researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA, USA.

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Publications from 2020

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Call to Action: SARS-CoV-2 and Cerebrovascular Disorders (CASCADE), Shahram Abootalebi, M. Reza Azarpazhooh, Mario Di Napoli, and Brian Silver

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Parents Chime In: Our Self-Care Strategies While Supporting Loved Ones with Mental Health Conditions During a Pandemic, Transitions ACR

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Investigating the Impact of Asymptomatic Carriers on COVID-19 Transmission, Jacob B. Aguilar, Jeremy Samuel Faust, Lauren M. Westafer, and Juan B. Gutierrez

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COVID-19 Pandemic and Burden of Non-Communicable Diseases: An Ecological Study on Data of 185 Countries, M. Reza Azarpazhooh, Brian Silver, and Mario Di Napoli

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Commentary: The molecular pandemonium of coronavirus disease 2019, Leora B. Balsam and William Hoffman

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Resources for Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-being during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Jessica Dym Bartlett, Jessica L. Griffin, and Dana Thomson

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Management of primary skin cancer during a pandemic: Multidisciplinary recommendations, Brian C. Baumann, Kelly M. MacArthur, Jerry D. Brewer, William M. Mendenhall, Christopher A. Barker, Jeremy R. Etzkorn, Nathaniel Jellinek, Jeffrey F. Scott, Hiram A. Gay, John C. Baumann, Farrin A. Manian, Phillip M. Devlin, Jeff M. Michalski, Nancy Y. Lee, Wade L. Thorstad, Lynn D. Wilson, Carlos A. Perez, and Christopher J. Miller

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Sarcoid-like reaction in a patient recovering from coronavirus disease 19 pneumonia, Sara Behbahani, Julia Baltz, Rebecca Droms, April C. Deng, Shinya U. Amano, Nikki A. Levin, Mary Callery O'Brien, and Karen Wiss

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Remdesivir for the Treatment of Covid-19 - Preliminary Report, John H. Beigel, Robert W. Finberg, and ACTT-1 Study Group Members

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Guidelines for TMS/tES Clinical Services and Research through the COVID-19 Pandemic, Marom Bikson, Gottfried Schlaug, and Hamed Ekhtiari

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Reaching the Hard to Reach: Empowering Community Members to Think Differently and Embrace Teens with Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Challenges During the Time of COVID, Stephanie J. Briody Esq, Michelle D. Muffett-Lipinski M.Ed., and Susan M. Halpin M.Ed

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PPE Portraits - a Way to Humanize Personal Protective Equipment, Cati Brown-Johnson, Stacie Vilendrer, Mary Beth Heffernan, Shira Winter, Thanh Khong, Jennifer Reidy, and Steven M. Asch

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Practical lessons learned for assessing and treating bipolar disorder via telehealth modalities during the COVID-19 pandemic, Claire Burgess, Christopher Miller, Aleda Franz, Erica A. Abel, Laszlo Gyulai, David Osser, Eric G. Smith, Samantha Connolly, Lois Krawczyk, Mark Bauer, and Linda Godleski

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Statement in support of the scientists, public health professionals, and medical professionals of China combatting COVID-19, Charles Calisher, Dennis Carroll, Rita Colwell, Ronald B. Corley, Peter Daszak, Christian Drosten, Luis Enjuanes, Jeremy Farrar, Hume Field, Josie Golding, Alexander Gorbalenya, Bart Haagmans, James M. Hughes, William B. Karesh, Gerald T. Keusch, Sai Kit Lam, Juan Lubroth, John S. Mackenzie, Lawrence C. Madoff, Jonna Mazet, Peter Palese, Stanley Perlman, Leo Poon, Bernard Roizman, Linda Saif, Kanta Subbarao, and Mike Turner

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In Memoriam: A Memoir for Our Fallen "Heroes", Bipin Chaurasia and Sabareesh K. Natarajan

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Health inequity during the COVID-19 pandemic: a cry for ethical global leadership, David E. Chiriboga, Juan Garay, Paulo Buss, Rocio Saenz Madrigal, and Laetitia Charmaine Rispel

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AAIM Recommendations for the 2020-2021 Internal Medicine Residency Application Cycle in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, K. C. Chretien, J. M. Raj, R. A. Abraham, P. Aronowitz, D. J. Astiz, S. G. Chheda, E. L. Esquivel, Maria M. Garcia, N. Ismail, S. Lane, S. E. McLaughlin, A. Pereira, A. W. Shaheen, A. L. Spencer, K. M. Tartaglia, and L. L. Willett

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Managing Central Venous Access during a Healthcare Crisis, Tristen T. Chun, Dejah R. Judelson, Andres Schanzer, and Karen Woo

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Bilateral Basal Ganglia Hemorrhage in a Patient with Confirmed COVID-19, Rrita Daci, Megan Kennelly, Annie Ferris, Muhammad U. Azeem, Mark D. Johnson, Farid Hamzei-Sichani, Adalia H. Jun-O'Connell, and Sabareesh K. Natarajan

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Letter: Safety Considerations for Neurosurgical Procedures During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Rrita Daci, Sabareesh K. Natarajan, and Mark D. Johnson

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Broad host range of SARS-CoV-2 predicted by comparative and structural analysis of ACE2 in vertebrates, Joana Damas, Elinor K. Karlsson, and Harris A. Lewin

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Broad Host Range of SARS-CoV-2 Predicted by Comparative and Structural Analysis of ACE2 in Vertebrates [preprint], Joana Damas, Elinor K. Karlsson, and Harris A. Lewin

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Ethical Guidelines for the Treatment of Patients with Suspected or Confirmed Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), Peter A. DePergola

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Ischaemic stroke associated with COVID-19 and racial outcome disparity in North America, Adam A. Dmytriw, Anna L. Kuhn, and Ajit S. Puri

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Non-Adherence Tree Analysis (NATA) - an adherence improvement framework: a COVID-19 case study, Ernest Edifor, Regina Brown, Paul Smith, and Rick Kossik

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Commentary: Rethinking surgical protocols in the COVID-19 era, Daniel Engelman and Rakesh C. Arora

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Ramping up Delivery of Cardiac Surgery During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Guidance Statement from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons COVID-19 Task Force, Daniel Engelman, Sylvain Lother, Isaac George, Gorav Ailawadi, Pavan Atluri, Michael C. Grant, Jonathan W. Haft, Ansar Hassan, Jean-Francois Legare, Glenn Whitman, and Rakesh C. Arora

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Adult Cardiac Surgery and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Aggressive Infection Mitigation Strategies Are Necessary in the Operating Room and Surgical Recovery, Daniel T. Engelman, Sylvain Lother, Isaac George, Duane J. Funk, Gorav Ailawadi, Pavan Atluri, Michael C. Grant, Jonathan W. Haft, Ansar Hassan, Jean-Francois Legare, Glenn Whitman, Rakesh C. Arora, and Society of Thoracic Surgery COVID-19 Taskforce

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Accelerated Graduation and the Deployment of New Physicians During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Terence R. Flotte, Anne C. Larkin, Melissa A. Fischer, Sonia N. Chimienti, Deborah M. DeMarco, Pang-Yen Fan, and Michael F. Collins

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Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery recommendations for the care of emergent neurointerventional patients in the setting of covid-19, Justin F. Fraser and Ajit S. Puri

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Reduction in ST-Segment Elevation Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Activations in the United States during COVID-19 Pandemic, Santiago Garcia, Mazen S. Albaghdadi, Perwaiz M. Meraj, Christian Schmidt, Ross Garberich, Farouc A. Jaffer, Simon Dixon, Jeffrey J. Rade, Mark Tannenbaum, Jenny Chambers, Paul P. Huang, and Timothy D. Henry

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Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on STEMI care: An expanded analysis from the United States, Santiago Garcia and Jeffrey J. Rade

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Patients With SMI in the Age of COVID-19: What Psychiatrists Need to Know, Jeffrey L. Geller and Margarita Abi Zeid Daou

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We’re Here for You!, Sally A. Gore and Lamar Soutter Library

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Searching for COVID-19 treatments: First, do no harm, Roy Guharoy and Edward Krenzelok

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COVID-19, Postacute Care Preparedness, and Nursing Homes, Jerry H. Gurwitz

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Nursing Homes, the Pandemic, and Caring Enough, Jerry H. Gurwitz and Alice F. Bonner

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Adult cardiac surgery during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Tiered Patient Triage Guidance Statement, Jonathan W. Haft, Pavan Atluri, Gorav Alawadi, Daniel Engelman, Michael C. Grant, Ansar Hassan, Jean-Francois Legare, Glenn Whitman, and Rakesh C. Arora

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Strategies and Resources for Maintaining Sobriety During COVID-19, Susan Halpin M.Ed.; Scott Pelletier M-CTTS, LADC11, CMA; John Monfredo MA, MSW, LCSW; Amy Nichols CARC, CPS; Michael Earielo; Joseph Tobin; Patricia Aussem; and Athena Haddon LADAC/CADAC

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The impact of COVID-19 on individuals living with serious mental illness, Kareem Hamada and Xiaoduo Fan

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COVID-19 and Severe Acute Respiratory Infection, Steven C. Hatch

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COVID-19, Ebola, Spacesuits, and Infection Control: What PPE Does for HCWs, Steven C. Hatch

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The COVID-19 Pandemic: A Comprehensive Review of Taxonomy, Genetics, Epidemiology, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Control, Yosra A. Helmy, Mohamed Fawzy, Ahmed Elaswad, Ahmed Sobieh, Scott P. Kenney, and Awad A. Shehata

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Immediate and long-term consequences of COVID-19 infections for the development of neurological disease, Michael T. Heneka, Douglas T. Golenbock, Eicke Latz, Dave Morgan, and Robert H. Brown Jr.

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Risk of COVID-19 in Dermatologic Patients on Long-term Immunomodulatory Therapy, Zachary E. Holcomb, Monica Rosales Santillan, Peyton C. Morss-Walton, Prerna Salian, Min Ji Her, Nicole M. Giannotti, Alexa B. Kimball, and Martina L. Porter

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Evolving Role of Radiology in COVID-19 Pandemic: A Review, Sarwat Hussain

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Telemedicine and the battle for health equity: Translating temporary regulatory orders into sustained policy change, Bina Kassamali, Nazgol-Sadat Haddadi, Medhi Rashighi, Margaret Cavanaugh-Hussey, and Avery LaChance

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Addressing Challenges in Obtaining Emergency Medicine Away Rotations and Standardized Letters of Evaluation Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, Linda Katirji, Liza Smith, Alexis Pelletier-Bui, Emily Hillman, Xiao Chi Zhang, Michael Pasirstein, Mark Olaf, Jazmyn Shaw, Douglas Franzen, and Ronnie Ren

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Effect of Powered Air-Purifying Respirators on Speech Recognition Among Health Care Workers, Judith S. Kempfle, Ashwin Panda, Mary Hottin, Kevin Vinik, Elliott D. Kozin, Christopher J. Ito, and Aaron K. Remenschneider

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RNA Therapeutics: Informational drugs as a pandemic response tool, Anastasia Khvorova

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Unconditional care in academic emergency departments, Jeffrey A. Kline and Steven Bird

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Potential Role of Platelets in COVID‐19: Implications for Thrombosis, Milka Koupenova

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Platelets and Immunity: Going Viral, Milka Koupenova-Zamor and Jane E. Freedman

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American Neurotology Society, American Otological Society, and American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Foundation Guide to Enhance Otologic and Neurotologic Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Elliott D. Kozin, Aaron K. Remenschneider, Nikolas H. Blevins, Taha A. Jan, Alicia M. Quesnel, Divya A. Chari, Bradley W. Kesser, Kevin H. Franck, Daniele Marchioni, Frederick G. Barker II, Bob Carter, Robert K. Jackler, D. Bradley Welling, and Daniel J. Lee

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Anticoagulation use and Hemorrhagic Stroke in SARS-CoV-2 Patients Treated at a New York Healthcare System, Alexandra Kvernland and Nils Henninger

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Working from Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Tips and Strategies to Maintain Productivity & Connectedness, Ian A. Lane, Michelle G. Mullen, and Amanda Costa

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Phylogenetic analysis of SARS-CoV-2 in the Boston area highlights the role of recurrent importation and superspreading events, Jacob Lemieux, Katherine J. Siddle, Jeremy Luban, Glen R. Gallagher, Lawrence C. Madoff, Sandra Smole, Virginia M. Pierce, Eric Rosenberg, Pardis C. Sabeti, Daniel J. Park, and Bronwyn L. MacInnis

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Considerations for Management of Longitudinal Melanonychia During the COVID-19 Pandemic: An International Perspective, Shari R. Lipner, Matilde Iorizzo, Nathaniel Jellinek, Bianca Maria Piraccini, and Richard K. Scher

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Coronavirus Economic Stimulus Payments: Who Gets It, How, & Impact on Other Benefits, Deirdre G. Logan

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Maintaining Your Emotional Wellness During COVID-19, Deirdre G. Logan

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How Young Adults Can Manage Loss of Income During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Deirdre G. Logan and TransitionsACR@umassmed.edu

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SARS-CoV-2, Jeremy Luban

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The DHODH Inhibitor PTC299 Arrests SARS-CoV-2 Replication and Suppresses Induction of Inflammatory Cytokines, Jeremy Luban, Caterina Strambio De Castilla, Yetao Wang, Allan Jacobson, and Stuart Peltz

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Risk of Transmission of infection to Healthcare Workers delivering Supportive Care for Coronavirus Pneumonia; A Rapid GRADE Review, T.K. Luqman-Arafath, Sandeep Jubbal, Elakkat D. Gireesh, Jyothi Margapuri, Hanumantha Rao Jogu, Hitesh Patni, Tyler Thompson, Suma Menon, Arsh Patel, Amirahwaty Abdulla, and Sudheer Penupolu

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Timely development of vaccines against SARS-CoV-2, Shan Lu

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COVID-19 in teriflunomide-treated patients with multiple sclerosis, Amir Hadi Maghzi, Maria K. Houtchens, Paolo Preziosa, Carolina Ionete, Biljana D. Beretich, James M. Stankiewicz, Shahamat Tauhid, Ann Cabot, Idanis M. Berrios Morales, Tamara H. W. Schwartz, Jacob A. Sloane, Mark S. Freedman, Massimo Filippi, Howard L. Weiner, and Rohit Bakshi

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Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2-Specific IgG Antibodies Among Adults Living in Connecticut Between March 1 and June 1, 2020: Post-Infection Prevalence (PIP) Study, Shiwani Mahajan, Lokinendi V. Rao, and Harlan M. Krumholz

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Performance of Abbott Architect, Ortho Vitros, and Euroimmun Assays in Detecting Prior SARS-CoV-2 Infection, Shiwani Mahajan, Carrie A. Redlich, Adam V. Wisnewski, Louis E. Fazen, Lokinendi V. Rao, Karthik Kuppusamy, Albert I. Ko, and Harlan M. Krumholz

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COVID-19 in the Pediatric Population, Patricia A. McQuilkin

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Welcome to the PEER COVID-19 Seminar, Patricia A. McQuilkin

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ABCs of COVID-19 Coloring Page, Angela Messmer-Blust

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Coronavirus Infographic, Angela Messmer-Blust

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Letter to editor regarding "Acute Stroke Management During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic: From Trough of Disillusionment to Slope of Enlightenment", Ajay Kumar Mishra, Anu Anna George, and Jennifer Sargent

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Mechanisms of neurological injury in COVID-19, Ajay Kumar Mishra, Amos Lal, Kamal Kant. Sahu, Anu Anna George, and Jennifer B. Sargent

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Letter to the Editor Regarding "Neurological Impact of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Practical Considerations for the Neuroscience Community", Ajay Kumar Mishra, Amos Lal, Kamal Kant Sahu, Anu Anna George, and Jennifer B. Sargent

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Cerebrovascular events in COVID-19 patients, Ajay Kumar Mishra, Kamal Kant Sahu, Anu Anna George, Jennifer B. Sargent, and Amos Lal

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Patterns of heart Injury in COVID-19 and relation to outcome, Ajay Kumar Mishra, Kamal Kant Sahu, Amos Lal, and Jennifer B. Sargent

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Cardiac drugs and outcome in COVID-19, Ajay Kumar Mishra, Kamal Kant Sahu, and Jennifer B. Sargent

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Gaucher disease and SARS-CoV-2 infection: Emerging management challenges, Pramod Mistry, Edward I. Ginns, and Ellen Sidransky

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Neurocritical Care Resource Utilization in Pandemics: A Statement by the Neurocritical Care Society, Asma M. Moheet and Wiley R. Hall

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IgA MAb blocks SARS-CoV-2 Spike-ACE2 interaction providing mucosal immunity, Ejemel Monir, Qi Li, Shurong Hou, Zachary Schiller, Aaron Wallace, Alla Amcheslavsky, Nese Kurt Yilmaz, Jacqueline R. Toomey, Ryan Schneider, Lisa Cavacini, Mark S. Klempner, Celia A. Schiffer, and Yan Wang

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A cross-reactive human IgA monoclonal antibody blocks SARS-CoV-2 spike-ACE2 interaction, Ejemel Monir, Qi Li, Shurong Hou, Zachary Schiller, Aaron Wallace, Alla Amcheslavsky, Nese Kurt Yilmaz, Jacqueline R. Toomey, Ryan Schneider, Anudeep S. Ramchetty, Chandrashekar Ganesa, Lisa Cavacini, Mark S. Klempner, Celia A. Schiffer, and Yan Wang

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Epidemic to Endemic or Pandemic Infectious Diseases: Commonalities and Distinctions between Malaria, Ebola and COVID19, Ann M. Moormann

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Finishing College Classes During COVID-19, Michelle G. Mullen and Deirdre G. Logan

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Should I Attend College in the Fall? Questions for Students with Mental Health Conditions to Consider, Michelle G. Mullen and Jean Wnuk

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Effects of tobacco cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and waterpipe smoking on endothelial function and clinical outcomes, Thomas Munzel, Omar Hahad, Marin Kuntic, John F. Keaney Jr., John E. Deanfield, and Andreas Daiber

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Multidisciplinary Care of Epidermolysis Bullosa during the COVID-19 Pandemic - Consensus: Recommendations by an International Panel of Experts, Dedee F. Murrell and Karen Wiss

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An adaptive model of health system organization and responses helped Vietnam to successfully halt the Covid-19 pandemic: What lessons can be learned from a resource-constrained country, Huy Nguyen, Minh Van Hoang, An Thi Minh Dao, Hoa L. Nguyen, Tien Van Nguyen, Phuong The Nguyen, Long Quynh Khuong, Phuong Mai Le, and Stuart Gilmour

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Global Learnings Evidence Brief: Protecting Health Care Workers in South Korea During the COVID-19 Pandemic, SeungJu Jackie Oh, Julia Ah-Reum An, and Ruby Kwak

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Perioperative Considerations During Emergency General Surgery in the Era of COVID-19: A U.S. Experience, Georgios Orthopoulos, Gladys L. Fernandez, Jessica L. Dahle, Elizabeth Casey, and Nicolas Jabbour

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Publishing coronavirology: Peering into peer(less?) review, Thoru Pederson

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Addressing decontaminated respirators: Some methods appear to damage mask integrity and protective function, Richard E. Peltier, Jiayuan Wang, Brian L. Hollenbeck, Jennifer Lanza, Ryan M. Furtado, Jay Cyr, Richard T. Ellison III, and Kimiyoshi J. Kobayashi

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Understanding variation in covid-19 reported deaths with a novel Shewhart chart application, Rocco J. Perla, Shannon M. Provost, Gareth J. Parry, Kevin Little, and Lloyd P. Provost

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Li Wenliang, a face to the frontline healthcare worker. The first doctor to notify the emergence of the SARS-CoV-2, (COVID-19), outbreak, Eskild Petersen, David Hui, Davidson H. Hamer, Lucille Blumberg, Lawrence C. Madoff, Marjorie Pollack, Shui Shan Lee, Susan McLellan, Ziad Memish, Ira Praharaj, Sean Wasserman, Francine Ntoumi, Esam Ibraheem Azhar, Timothy D. Mchugh, Richard Kock, Guiseppe Ippolito, Ali Zumla, and Marion Koopmans

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COVID-19 Travel Restrictions and the International Health Regulations - Call for an Open Debate on Easing of Travel Restrictions, Eskild Petersen, Brian McCloskey, David S. Hui, Richard Kock, Francine Ntoumi, Ziad A. Memish, Nathan Kapata, Esam I. Azhar, Marjorie Pollack, Lawrence C. Madoff, Davidson H. Hamer, Jean B. Nachega, N. Pshenichnaya, and Alimuddin Zumla

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Using a pre-procedure COVID-19 huddle to improve operating room safety, Marc Philip T. Pimentel, Camilla B. Pimentel, Kimberly Wheeler, Emily Dehmer, Joshua C. Vacanti, and Richard D. Urman

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The Radiology Department during the COVID-19 pandemic: a challenging, radical change, Letterio S. Politi and Luca Balzarini

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging Alteration of the Brain in a Patient With Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Anosmia, Letterio S. Politi, Ettore Salsano, and Marco Grimaldi

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Use of N95, Surgical, and Cloth Masks to Prevent COVID-19 in Health Care and Community Settings: Living Practice Points From the American College of Physicians (Version 1), Amir Qaseem, Itziar Etxeandia-Ikobaltzeta, Jennifer Yost, Matthew C. Miller, George M. Abraham, Adam J. Obley, Mary Ann Forciea, Janet A. Jokela, and Linda L. Humphrey

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Should Clinicians Use Chloroquine or Hydroxychloroquine Alone or in Combination With Azithromycin for the Prophylaxis or Treatment of COVID-19, Amir Qaseem, Jennifer Yost, Itziar Etxeandia-Ikobaltzeta, Matthew C. Miller, George M. Abraham, Adam Jacob Obley, Mary Ann Forciea, Janet A. Jokela, and Linda L. Humphrey