Chapter on COVID-19 now available


A new chapter discussing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2, has been added to the online edition and mobile apps of the McMaster Textbook of Internal Medicine.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has been evolving rapidly, affecting billions of people worldwide and all spheres of life. As the number of confirmed cases of infection continues to grow, new questions are raised about diagnostic tests, management, and recommended protective measures.

Stressing the practical application, the chapter discussing COVID-19 from the McMaster Textbook of Internal Medicine reviews and synthesizes the available evidence to provide concise information for front-line clinicians and other health-care professionals. The contents are being supervised by experienced authors and experts in infectious diseases and critical care: Dr Mark Loeb (McMaster University, Canada), Dr Waleed Alhazzani (McMaster University, Canada), Dr Dominik Mertz (McMaster University, Canada), Dr Roman Jaeschke (McMaster University, Canada), Dr Weronika Rymer (Wroclaw Medical University, Poland), and Dr Agnieszka Wroczynska (Medical University of Gdansk, Poland).

To view the chapter online, click here.

To download the McMaster Textbook of Internal Medicine mobile app, click here.

The chapter will be continuously updated and reviewed as new evidence and guidance become available.

The text is complemented by McMaster Perspective, a series of interviews reviewing recent developments and practice-changing guidelines. To browse the videos, click here.

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