Infectious Diseases COVID-19 Grand Rounds
Nishi Suryavanshi
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May 26, 2020

COVID-19 Grand Rounds presents clinical cases, in-depth literature reviews, & infectious disease expertise within Johns Hopkins School of Medicine to provide clinicians with relevant and timely information about the care of patients.

May 24, 2020

A cluster-randomized trial recently demonstrated that an integrated behavioral and mobile technology intervention improved uptake of key components of a Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) Option B+ program, among HIV- infected pregnant/breastfeeding women in India. 

March 30, 2020

Short-course preventive therapy with 12 doses of once-weekly rifapentine (900 mg) plus isoniazid (900 mg) could greatly improve tuberculosis control, especially in areas with high co-endemicity with HIV.

March 27, 2020

NEJM: Kathleen Page and colleagues outline COVID-19 hardships faced by undocumented immigrants and strategies needed to ensure they have access to care.

March 26, 2020

Foreign Policy: Dr. Kathleen Page argues that Venezuela's weak healthcare infrastructure leaves its people defenseless and presents a serious threat to global health, and she advocates for the global community to act now.

DEVELOPMENTS NEWS ENGAGE
HIVASSIST

CID: Trainees using HIV-ASSIST were significantly more likely to choose appropriate ART regimens compared to those using guidelines alone.

Drs. Jyoti Mathad and Amita Gupta

World TB Day viewpoint on the need for more data about TB treatment for pregnant and postpartum women in J Int AIDS Soc by Drs. Jyoti Mathad and Amita Gupta.

Clinical Trial Word Art

CID: Analyzing efficacy and safety separately in clinical trials could yield misleading study conclusions if there's an increase in efficacy and a decrease in safety

Kathleen Page

Human Rights Watch: Kathleen Page & colleagues call out the continuing humanitarian crisis in Venezuela & the dire situation posed by COVID-19.

Kathleen Page

The Guardian: Kathleen Page: "it is impossible to follow the basic guidelines to prevent hospital-acquired infections, which is hand-washing"

Dr. Larry Chang

Slate: Dr. Larry Chang was interviewed for this article.

Kathleen Page

Baltimore Sun: Dr. Kathleen Page discusses access to healthcare among Baltimore's undocumented Latinex population during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Larry Chang

USA Today: Dr. Larry Chang discusses COVID-19 and warns about the dangers of opening up the country too soon.

Dr. Natasha Chida

Times Union: Dr. Chida comments about the reliability of COVID-19 antibody testing.