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TFP #258 – Stealth style transmission? Covert data on COVID-19

Clinical Question: What is the evidence for asymptomatic transmission of COVID-19 (including those who will remain asymptomatic and those who are early and not symptomatic yet)? Bottom Line: Transmission of COVID-19 can occur in people who are currently asymptomatic. Case reports suggest this occurs in 6-13% of cases, although modelling suggests this might be higher. The importance of…

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TFP #257 – A rushed introduction to an uninvited guest

Clinical Question: COVID-19: What are the presenting symptoms, clinical course, and risk factors for mortality? Bottom Line: Cough and fever are the most common symptoms. Differences in testing and reporting of cases limit prognostic estimations. At minimum, 80% of cases are clinically mild. Of those hospitalized in North America, ~25% will require ICU admission. Risk factors for…

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COVID 19 – Quick Links

UPDATED APRIL 14, 2020 Alberta Health Services Public Health has asked the ACFP to support regular updates to family physicians in Alberta regarding the potential outbreak of novel coronavirus. AHS, ACFP, and CPSA, will continue to share the latest information through our communication channels as it becomes available. All channels will direct you to the…

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COVID-19: Upcoming CME

Wednesday, April 1 | 7:30 – 8:30 PM MDTCOVID-19: Clinical Updates Webinar, University of Calgary CME&PD Thursday, April 2 | 12:00 PM (EDT)The COVID-19 Pivot: Protecting patients and physicians during the pandemic, College of Family Physicians of Canada Thursday, April 9 | 12:00 PM (EDT)The COVID-19 Pivot: The Clinical Presentation of COVID-19 Infections and Course…

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TFP #256 -Hydroxychloroquine with or without azithromycin for COVID-19

Clinical Question: Is hydroxychloroquine (with or without azithromycin) effective in treating COVID-19? Bottom Line: One nonrandomized study found that more hydroxychloroquine/azithromycin patients tested negative for virus at days 3 and 6 but clinical outcomes were not reported. One unblinded randomized trial showed no effect from hydroxychloroquine on viral or clinical outcomes. Without further evidence, hydroxychloroquine is not…

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COVID-19 – What You Need to Know

Alberta Health Services Public Health has asked the ACFP to support regular updates to family physicians in Alberta regarding the potential outbreak of novel coronavirus. AHS, ACFP, and CPSA, will continue to share the latest information through our communication channels as it becomes available. All channels will direct you to the same “source of truth” on the AHS…

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