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Research from The BMJ FreeUpdated 29 May

Characterization and clinical course of 1000 patients with covid-19

Patients admitted to hospital with covid-19 faced major morbidity and mortality, with high rates of acute kidney injury and inpatient dialysis

Scope, quality, and inclusivity of clinical guidelines produced early in the covid-19 pandemic

Clinical guidelines written in the early covid-19 pandemic possessed methodological weaknesses

Features of 20 133 patients in hospital with covid-19 using the ISARIC WHO Clinical Characterisation Protocol

Obesity, chronic kidney disease, and liver disease were associated with increased hospital mortality

Factors associated with hospital admission and critical illness

Age, heart failure, male sex, chronic kidney disease, and obesity were associated with development of critical illness

Incidence, clinical outcomes, and transmission dynamics of severe coronavirus disease 2019

The probabilities of ICU admission, of long hospital stay, and of mortality were identified to be high in this study

Psychological effects of emerging virus outbreaks on healthcare workers

What can we learn from previous outbreaks about how to mitigate psychological distress

Prediction models for diagnosis and prognosis of covid-19 infection

Existing prediction models are poorly reported, at high risk of bias, and their reported performance is probably optimistic

Viral load dynamics and disease severity in patients infected with SARS-CoV-2

Patients with severe disease showed longer duration of SARS-CoV-2 in respiratory samples, higher viral load, and a later shedding peak

Use of all cause mortality to quantify the consequences of covid-19

All cause mortality represents an important metric to quantify the burden of a pandemic

Hydroxychloroquine in patients with mainly mild to moderate covid-19

Hydroxychloroquine did not help patients clear the virus more quickly than standard care

Latest from The BMJ FreeUpdated 29 May

News and Features

Physician Moms Group: the support network that’s needed more than ever

The Facebook group is a major support network for doctors all over the world

Anosmia: Five minutes with ENT consultant Claire Hopkins

Surgeon offers advice to doctors seeing patients

The doctors turned YouTubers

Medical professionals YouTube channels have become vital sources of public information

Research on covid-19 is suffering “imperfect incentives at every stage”

The rush to publish and report during the pandemic is compromising quality

Covid-19: How does the NHS test and trace service work?

How will the new system work?

Charities call for clear advice after “utter mess” of shielding texts

Incorrect communications have caused chaos


Children are being sidelined by covid-19

They must not be left behind in its aftermath

Shielding from covid-19 should be stratified by risk

Lockdown is damaging lives; stratified shielding could help get us out

Covid-19: ensuring equality of access to testing for ethnic minorities

Programmes must ensure that “hard to reach” groups are no longer hardly reached


Less privileged in society are suffering the brunt of the damage

We need to look after ourselves and each other

We must learn from the experiences of people who have had covid-19

Don’t forget that behind every study and statistic is a person

Some good must come out of covid-19

On returning to normality, we must learn and retain positive interventions

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