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Nebulised heparin for patients on ventilation: implications for COVID-19 pneumonia

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The Lancet Respiratory Medicine - Pulmonary coagulopathy is intrinsic to pulmonary inflammation, occurs in patients with different types of lung injury, and is one of the potential mediators of...

Each person is a world in COVID-19

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The Lancet Respiratory Medicine - I believe it is our age-old acknowledgment of the dignity and self-worth of others that catapults us into caring enough to change health care...

Touch, and the absence of it

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The Lancet Respiratory Medicine - Several years ago, a patient asked me if I wanted to know how she first learned she was dying. As a new palliative medicine...

Use of point-of-care testing for respiratory viruses in hospital

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The Lancet Respiratory Medicine - In The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, Tristan Clark and colleagues report the results of a randomised controlled trial of point-of-care testing for influenza in patients...

The Lancet Respiratory Medicine - In patients with or at risk of ARDS, nebulised heparin did not improve self-reported performance of daily physical activities, but was well tolerated and...

The Lancet Respiratory Medicine - Anakinra did not improve outcomes in patients with mild-to-moderate COVID-19 pneumonia. Further studies are needed to assess the efficacy of anakinra in other selected...

The right place for IL-1 inhibition in COVID-19

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The Lancet Respiratory Medicine - The COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, has resulted in more than 1·8 million deaths worldwide as...

Face masks in the post-COVID-19 era: a silver lining for the damaged tuberculosis public health response?

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The Lancet Respiratory Medicine - Tuberculosis is the world’s leading infectious cause of death, claiming at least 500 000 more lives than COVID-19 in 2020.1 The COVID-19 pandemic has irrevocably...