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.

See also
  • COVID-19 resource hub Resources helpful in addressing the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) epidemic.
  • COVID-19 McMaster Survival Guide The COVID-19 McMaster Survival Guide is a concise, comprehensive, and practical manual addressing a broad range of topics related to COVID-19. Updated on an ongoing basis.
  • Chapter on vaccination against COVID-19 A new chapter discussing vaccination against COVID-19 has been added to the online edition and mobile apps of the McMaster Textbook of Internal Medicine.
  • Chapters on imaging in COVID-19 Two new chapters discussing the use of diagnostic imaging in the care for patients with COVID-19 are now part of the online edition and mobile apps of the McMaster Textbook of Internal Medicine.
  • COVID-19: Expert Q&A Dr Dominik Mertz, associate professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at McMaster University and medical director of infection prevention and control at Hamilton Health Sciences, describes the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic and answers some of the commonly repeated questions about testing, immunity, and masks.
  • COVID-19: March 20 update. CPGs for critically ill patients. Part 1 Dr Waleed Alhazzani, associate professor in the Division of Critical Care at McMaster University, chair of Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) guidelines, and lead author of the newest SSC guidelines focusing on COVID-19 in the critically ill, talks about developing the first living guidelines to address the novel coronavirus epidemic.
  • COVID-19: Past lessons and future predictions. March 10 update Dr Mark Loeb, professor in the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine and Michael G. DeGroote Chair in Infectious Diseases at McMaster University, reviews the essential terminology for discussing the current COVID-19 situation and draws parallels with flu pandemics.
  • Novel coronavirus. February 25 update Dr Nishma Singhal, associate professor in the Divisions of Infectious Diseases and General Internal Medicine at McMaster University, discusses recent updates on coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
  • Textbook updates, February 14 A quick summary of recently added chapters and mobile app updates.

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