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Journal of the American College of Surgeons

Implementation Guide for Rapid Integration of an Outpatient Telemedicine Program during the COVID-19 Pandemic (April 30, 2020)
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Institution of a Novel Process for N95 Respirator Disinfection with Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide in the setting of the COVID-19 Pandemic at a Large Academic Medical Center (April 27, 2020)
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Being a Surgeon in the Pandemic Era (April 18, 2020)
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Collaborative Multi-Disciplinary Incident Command at Seattle Children’s Hospital for Rapid Preparatory Pediatric Surgery Countermeasures to the COVID-19 Pandemic (April 11, 2020)
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Surgeons, Ethics, and COVID-19: Early Lessons Learned (April 10, 2020)
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Novel Approach to Reduce Transmission of COVID-19 During Tracheostomy (April 10, 2020)
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Converting a Small Surgical Team into a Pandemic Response Team for an Isolated Population (April 10, 2020)
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Rural Healthcare Center Preparation and Readiness Response to Threat of COVID-19 (April 10, 2020)
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Medically-Necessary, Time-Sensitive Procedures: A Scoring System to Ethically and Efficiently Manage Resource Scarcity and Provider Risk During the COVID-19 Pandemic (April 9, 2020)
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Rapid Response of an Academic Surgical Department to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Implications for Patients, Surgeons, and the Community (April 9, 2020)
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Ongoing Lessons During the COVID-19 Pandemic (April 9, 2020)
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Ethics in the Time of Coronavirus: Recommendations in the COVID-19 Pandemic (April 9, 2020)
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Surgical Response to COVID-19 Pandemic: A Singapore Perspective (April 9, 2020)
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Ethical Rationing of Personal Protective Equipment to Minimize Moral Residue During the COVID-19 Pandemic (April 9, 2020)
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Residency and Fellowship Program Accreditation: Effects of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic (April 3, 2020)
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Maximizing the Calm Before the Storm: Tiered Surgical Response Plan for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) (April 3, 2020)
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Precautions for Operating Room Team Members During the COVID-19 Pandemic (April 2, 2020)
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Lessons Learned During the COVID-19 Virus Pandemic (March 27, 2020)
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American Journal of Gastroenterology

Preparation In The Big Apple: New York City, A New Epicenter of the COVID-19 Pandemic

American Thoracic Society

COVID‐19: Interim Guidance on Management Pending Empirical Evidence. From an American Thoracic Society‐led International Task Force

Annals of Surgery

COVID-19 — Considerations and Implications for Surgical Learners (March 24, 2020)

COVID-19, Ethics & Equity – What Is Our Role as Surgeons?

COVID-19 Outbreak and Surgical Practice: Unexpected Fatality in Perioperative Period (March 26, 2020)

A Low Cost, Safe and Effective Method for Smoke Evacuation in Laparoscopic Surgery for Suspected Coronavirus Patients

Managing COVID-19 in Surgical Systems (March 23, 2020)

Minimally invasive surgery and the novel coronavirus outbreak: lessons learned in China and Italy

Protecting Surgical Teams During the COVID-19 Outbreak: A Narrative Review and Clinical Considerations (March 2020)

Unknown Unknowns: Surgical Consent during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Annals of Surgical Oncology

COVID-19 Guideline Modifications As CMS Announces "Opening Up America Again": Comments from the Society of Surgical Oncology


COVID-19 Special Article Series

Perioperative management of patients infected with the novel coronavirus: Recommendation from the Joint Task Force of the Chinese Society of Anesthesiology and the Chinese Association of Anesthesiologists (March 6, 2020)

Canadian Journal of Anesthesia

What we do when a COVID-19 patient needs an operation: operating room preparation and guidance (March 3, 2020)

Colorectal Disease

Coronavirus Pandemic and Colorectal Surgery: Practical Advice Based on the Italian Experience (March 31, 2020)

COVID‐19: Impact on Colorectal Surgery (May 2, 2020)

Emerging Infectious Diseases

COVID-19 Outbreak Associated with Air Conditioning in Restaurant, Guangzhou, China, 2020


Gastrointestinal Manifestations of SARS-CoV-2 Infection and Virus Load in Fecal Samples from the Hong Kong Cohort and Systematic Review and Meta-analysis (April 3, 2020)

Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: what the department of endoscopy should know (March 12, 2020)

Health Affairs

The Potential Health Care Costs and Resource Use Associated with COVID-19 in the United States

Infectious Diseases Society of America

Infectious Diseases Society of America Guidelines on the Treatment and Management of Patients with COVID-19

International Journal of Gynecologic Cancer

COVID-19 Global Pandemic: Options for Management of Gynecologic Cancers (March 27, 2020)

The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Association of respiratory allergy, asthma, and expression of the SARS-CoV-2 receptor ACE2

Journal of the American Medical Association and JAMA Network

Association of Public Health Interventions With the Epidemiology of the COVID-19 Outbreak in Wuhan, China (April 10, 2020)

Clarification of Mortality Rate and Data in Abstract, Results, and Table 2 (April 24, 2020)

Convalescent Plasma to Treat COVID-19 Possibilities and Challenges (March 27, 2020)

Effect of convalescent plasma therapy on time to clinical improvement in patients with severe and life-threatening COVID-19: A randomized clinical trial (June 3, 2020)

Effect of High vs Low Doses of Chloroquine Diphosphate as Adjunctive Therapy for Patients Hospitalized With Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Infection: A Randomized Clinical Trial (April 24, 2020)

Factors Associated With Mental Health Outcomes Among Health Care Workers Exposed to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (March 23, 2020)

How to Partner With the Military in Responding to Pandemics—A Blueprint for Success (April 6, 2020)

Older Clinicians and the Surge in Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (March 30, 2020)

Optimizing the Trade-off Between Learning and Doing in a Pandemic (March 30, 2020)

Public Health Interventions for COVID-19: Emerging Evidence and Implications for an Evolving Public Health Crisis (April 10, 2020)

Randomized clinical trials and COVID-19: Managing expectations (May 4, 2020)

Symptom Screening at Illness Onset of Health Care Personnel With SARS-CoV-2 Infection in King County, Washington (April 17, 2020)

Treatment of 5 Critically Ill Patients With COVID-19 With Convalescent Plasma (March 27, 2020)

Using controlled trials to resolve key unknowns about policy during the COVID-19 pandemic (May 28, 2020)

JAMA Network Coronavirus Disease 2019 Articles

The Lancet

Estimates of the Severity of Coronavirus Disease 2019: A Model-Based Analysis


Outcomes of Hydroxychloroquine Usage in United States Veterans Hospitalized with Covid-19

Nature Medicine

Respiratory Virus Shedding in Exhaled Breath and Efficacy of Face Masks (April 3, 2020)

New England Journal of Medicine

The Untold Toll—The Pandemic’s Effects on Patients without COVID-19 (April 17)

Visualizing Speech-Generated Oral Fluid Droplets with Laser Light Scattering (April 15, 2020)

Compassionate Use of Remdesivir for Patients with Severe Covid-19 (April 10, 2020)

Barrier Enclosure during Endotracheal Intubation (April 3, 2020)

Covid-19 — A Reminder to Reason

Covid-19 in Critically Ill Patients in the Seattle Region — Case Series (March 30, 2020)

Fair Allocation of Scarce Medical Resources in the Time of Covid-19 (March 23, 2020)

The Toughest Triage—Allocating Ventilators in a Pandemic (March 23, 2020)

SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Children (March 18, 2020)


SAGES Recommendations Regarding Surgical Response to COVID-19 (March 19, 2020)


Projecting the Transmission Dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 Through the Postpandemic Period (April 14, 2020)

Society of Critical Care Medicine

Surviving Sepsis Campaign: Guidelines on the Management of Critically Ill Adults with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)


Response to COVID-19 by the Surgical Community

Resources for COVID-Management of Lung Failure

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Recruitment Maneuvers for Acute Lung Injury: A Systematic Review (December 1, 2008)

Annals of Internal Medicine

Early Percutaneous Tracheotomy Versus Prolonged Intubation of Mechanically Ventilated Patients after Cardiac Surgery: A Randomized Trial (March 15, 2011)

Current Opinion in Anesthesiology

Update: Adjuncts to Mechanical Ventilation (April 2012)

Current Opinion in Critical Care

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Respiratory Failure in Adults (February 2012)

Intensive Care Medicine

Surviving Sepsis Campaign: International Guidelines for Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock: 2016 (January 18, 2017)

Ultrasound-Guided Percutaneous Dilational Tracheostomy Versus Bronchoscopy-Guided Percutaneous Dilational Tracheostomy in Critically Ill Patients (TRACHUS): A Randomized Noninferiority Controlled Trial (March 1, 2016)

Journal of the American Medical Association

Video Laryngoscopy vs Direct Laryngoscopy on Successful First-Pass Orotracheal Intubation Among ICU Patients: A Randomized Clinical Trial (February 7, 2017)

Video Laryngoscopy in the Intensive Care Unit: Seeing Is Believing, but That Does Not Mean It’s True (February 7, 2017)

Effect of Conservative vs Conventional Oxygen Therapy on Mortality among Patients in an Intensive Care Unit: The Oxygen-ICU Randomized Clinical Trial (October 18, 2016)

When Should a Mechanically Ventilated Patient Undergo Tracheostomy? (May 22, 2013)

Higher vs Lower Positive End-Expiratory Pressure in Patients with Acute Lung Injury and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis (March 3, 2010)

Therapies for Refractory Hypoxemia in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (December 8, 2010)

Ventilation Strategy Using Low Tidal Volumes, Recruitment Maneuvers, and High Positive End-Expiratory Pressure for Acute Lung Injury and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: A Randomized Controlled Trial (February 13, 2008)

New England Journal of Medicine

High-Frequency Oscillation in Early Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (February 28, 2013)

High-Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation on Shaky Ground (February 28, 2013)

Prone Positioning in Severe Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (June 6, 2013)

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for ARDS in Adults (November 17, 2011)