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‘No utility' in retesting patients for SARS-CoV-2 when first test is negative

23 days ago   |   By Healio

Few patients at one Chicago institution who originally tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 tested positive the second time around, according to recent data.
The results, presented virtually during the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Spring Conference, suggest there is no clinical reason to routinely retest patients for the virus, Antigone Kraft, MD, a pediatric resident at the University of Chicago Medicine, told Healio Primary Care.
“At the time of the study, testing was still relatively new and we wanted to look at the utility of double testing given that the number of
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House flies can carry SARS-CoV-2 up to 24 hours after exposure, study finds

House flies can carry SARS-CoV-2 up to 24 hours after exposure, study finds

23 days ago   |   By News Medical

A team of researchers in the USA - at Kansas State University and Agricultural Research Service - found that house flies can acquire and harbor infectious SARS-CoV-2 for up to 24 hours after exposure.
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Can SARS-CoV-2 host factor protein interactions help identify antiviral drug targets?

23 days ago   |   By News Medical

In a new study proteomic peptide-phage display is utilized to profile the novel SLiM-based interactions that mediate host factor interactions in 229 RNA viruses, with a special focus on SARS-CoV-2, to reveal mechanistic insights and identify drug targets.
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ADAPTABLE provides answers on aspirin dosing, conduct of pragmatic trials

ADAPTABLE provides answers on aspirin dosing, conduct of pragmatic trials

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Risk Factors for Pediatric Opioid Dependence After Surgery

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