COVID-19 chapter update


The chapter discussing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) from the McMaster Textbook of Internal Medicine has just been updated to address recent changes in disease management based on the results of trials and latest 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 chapter, developed by a team of experts in infectious diseases and critical care, presents an overview of etiology, clinical features, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention methods. Updates focus on new potential treatment options, among other things.

The contents of the chapter 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 text is accompanied by chapters discussing currently available vaccines and exploring the use of imaging studies in patients with COVID-19.

See also
  • COVID-19 resource hub Resources helpful in addressing the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) epidemic.
  • COVID-19: July 2022 update Dr Dominik Mertz joins Dr Roman Jaeschke to discuss the current COVID-19 situation, prevention, and treatment options in Ontario.
  • COVID-19 and the cardiovascular system A lecture by Dr Reinhold Kreutz from Charité – Medical University Berlin, Germany, delivered at the McMaster International Review Course in Internal Medicine (MIRCIM) in 2021.
  • Publications of the Week (May 25, 2022) A digest of noteworthy publications curated by editors from McMaster University. This week’s focus: a fourth COVID-19 (booster) vaccination in people aged ≥60 years.
  • Rapid Refresher: Introduction and dressing for COVID-19 Internal Medicine Rapid Refreshers is a new video series from the faculty and residents of McMaster University for subspecialists who due to COVID-19 may find themselves faced with general internal medicine challenges. Bringing you up to speed in just a few minutes, the videos provide practical concise overviews of the key points that you need to keep in mind.

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