COVID-19 chapters update

2021-02-02

The chapters discussing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 from the McMaster Textbook of Internal Medicine have just been updated to address new findings and emerging evidence behind different recommendations.

COVID-19 chapters in the McMaster Textbook of Internal Medicine

  • Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): click here
  • Vaccines: SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19): click here
  • COVID-19: Computed Tomography (CT): click here
  • COVID-19: Point-of-Care Ultrasonography (POCUS): click here

The chapters, developed by a team of experts in infectious diseases and critical care, present an overview of etiology, clinical features, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention methods.

Updates in the general chapter on COVID-19 focus on the newly available data from clinical trials, among other things. Updates in the chapter discussing vaccination take into consideration recommendations issued by the World Health Organization addressing limited vaccine supply.

The contents of both chapters are regularly reviewed and updated, taking into account new findings, trial results, and other emerging evidence. The strength of recommendations and quality of evidence is evaluated using the GRADE (Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation) methodology.

The texts are accompanied by chapters exploring the use of imaging studies in patients with COVID-19.

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