Posts by Laura N. Brenner, MD
Cats and Bats and Pangolins: The Origin of Sars-Cov-2
Consensus scientific opinion is that SARS-CoV-2 emerged via a recombination event between related animal coronaviruses.
Effects of COVID-19 on Pregnant Women and Neonates
Physicians at Massachusetts General Hospital report that management of critically ill pregnant patients with COVID-19 should not differ significantly from standard critical care.
Pregnancy and SARS-CoV-2 infection
Many people are worrying...that pregnant women are more likely to have poor outcomes from SARS-CoV-2 infection.
New Data From NYC
It's Sunday...and many people are in an Empire State of Mind.
Scientists Facing Challenges to Develop Additional Methods to Detect the Novel Coronavirus
Nasopharyngeal swab and polymerase chain reaction provide the best sensitivity and specificity in testing for SARS-CoV-2, but other forms of testing are under development.
Testing for SARS-CoV-2
Many people are saying...different things about the sensitivity of testing for SARS-CoV-2.
The Spectrum of Disordered Inflammation in Critical Illness
Today's FLARE will review what is known about the spectrum of disordered inflammation in critical illness and explore the relationship to COVID-19.
FAQs, GI Disease, Washington and Italy
This FLARE will cover FAQs about the Mass General Critical Care Guidance, COVID-19 presenting as GI disease and analysis of newly published clinical data.