Brigham and Women's Hospitals

Literature Review

How to Use

With over 30,000 articles and counting, keeping up on the relevant literature is nearly impossible. We tag, sort, and review key literature from the top ~100 top relevant journals, including only the articles we feel are most helpful or meaningful. Preprints are not included. Of 5000 articles, and have chosen to include about 2000. Not all reviews are complete, some are in progress. We upload new articles roughly every two weeks.

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We recommend using filters to sort by one or more of:

  • Section
  • Topic
  • Journal
  • Level of evidence

You can also click any of the links below to get a view with the filters pre-set.

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Clinical Course

Clinical Course

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Subtopics:

Symptoms

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Severity and Prognostic Indicators

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Comorbidity

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Mortality

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Sex Differences

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Epidemiology

Epidemiology

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Origin and Zoonosis

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Epidemiologic Rates (CFR, IFR)

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Season (e.g. seasonality)

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Viral Shedding

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Asymptomatic Transmission

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Presymptomatic Transmission

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Superspreading

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Masks

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Air Travel

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Physical Distancing

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Pets

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Travel

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Airborne vs Droplet Transmission and Air Ventilation

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Aerosolization

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Fomites

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Nosocomial Transmission and Health Care Worker testing

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Contact tracing

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Reinfection and Immune Protection

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Herd Immunity

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Vaccines

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Diagnostics

Diagnostics

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Serology

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PCR

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Rapid Tests

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Specimen Sampling

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Novel diagnostics

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Screening and Assurance Testing

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Pulse Oxymetry

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Radiology

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CT and Chest X-Ray

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Ultrasound

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Echo and Cardiac MRI

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Angiography

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Pathology

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Autopsy

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Histology

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Viral Genetics and Features

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Human Genetics

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ACE2

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Basic Science Immunology

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Therapeutics

Therapeutics

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Nebulization

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Inhaled Corticosteroids

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Bronchodilators

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Inhaled Nitric Oxide

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Airway Clearance

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Dornase

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Remdesivir

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Favipiravir

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Umifenovir

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Lopinavir/Ritonavir

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Interferon

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Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine

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Systemic Corticosteroids

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Tocilizumab

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Sarilumab

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Siltuximab

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Anakinra

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Canakinumab

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Rilonacept

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Baricitinib

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Ruxolitinib

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Tofacitinib

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Convalescent Plasma

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Plasma Exchange

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Azithromycin

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Colchicine

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Famotidine

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Ivermectin

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Nitazoxanide

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Zinc

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Vitamin C

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Vitamin D

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NSAIDs

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RAAS Inhibitors

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Transfusion

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Baricitinib

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GCSF

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BCG

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Mesenchymal Stem Cells

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Clinical Trials

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BTK Inhibitors

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T Reg Cells

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Infection Control

Infection Control

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Transport

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PPE

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Clearance and Return to Work

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Ambulatory Management

Ambulatory Management

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Virtual care

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Exposure management

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Post-COVID Patient Care

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Emergency Department

Emergency Department

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Inpatient

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Respiratory

Respiratory

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Acute Lung Injury

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ARDS

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Surfactant

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Proning

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Self-proning

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Oxygen Delivery

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High Flow Nasal Cannula

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CPAP/BIPAP

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Intubation

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Ventilator Settings

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Ventilator Weaning

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Sedation and Paralysis

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Pulmonary Vasodilators

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ECMO

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LTACH

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Tracheostomy management

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Pulmonary Fibrosis

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Pulmonary Function Tests

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Asthma

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COPD

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Cystic Fibrosis

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Smoking

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Pulmonary Vascular Disease

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Alternative Ventilator Options

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Lung Transplant

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Critical Care

Critical Care

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Sepsis

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Intravenous Fluids

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Cardiac Arrest

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ICU Nutrition

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Infectious Disease

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Antibiotics

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Bacterial Infection

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Respiratory Viral Coinfection and Influenza

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Fungal infection

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Herpes viruses

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PJP

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HIV

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TB

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Cardiology

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Myocarditis and Pericarditis

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Arrythmia

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Myocardial Injury

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Acute Coronary Syndromes

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Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy

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Structural Heart Disease

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Vascular and Endothelial damage

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Heart Transplant

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Hematology

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Pulmonary Embolism

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Anticoagulation

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TPA

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Prophylaxis

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Von Willebrand Factor

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DIC

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Leukopenia and Lymphocytopenia

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Thrombocytopenia

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ABO

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Nephrology

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Apol1

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Acute Kidney Injury

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FSGS

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Dialysis

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Hyponatremia

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Kidney transplant

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Neurology

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Anosmia

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Brain MRI

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Encephalitis

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Myelitis

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Stroke

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Seizure

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Altered Mental Status

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Headache

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Guillain-Barre

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Myasthenia Gravis

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Brain Death

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Neuromyelitis Optica

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Multiple Sclerosis

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Targeted Temperature Management

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Posterior Encephalopathy Syndrome

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Dementia

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Intracerebral Hemorrhage

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Gastroenterology

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Diarrhea

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Bowel Ischemia and infarction

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Liver

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Pancreas

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Endoscopy

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Fecal Transplant

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Gastrointestinal Bleeds

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Liver Transplant

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Endocrine

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Hyperglycemia

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Diabetic Ketoacidosis

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Thyroiditis

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Adrenal insufficiency

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Diabetes

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Oncology

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Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors

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Solid Oncology

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Liquid Oncology

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Cancer Care Delivery

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Rheumatology

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Rheumatic Disease

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Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children

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Palliative Care

Palliative Care

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Symptom Management

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Goals of Care/Communication

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Psychiatry

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Anxiety and Depression

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Health Care Worker Mental Health

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Suicide

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Assessment of Capacity

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Delirium

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Addictions Psychiatry

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Psychological Effects

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Post-COVID Neuropsychiatric Effects”

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Psychosis

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Trauma and Stress Related Disorders

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Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Maternal Outcomes

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Fetal course and outcomes

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Vertical transmission

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Treatment of COVID in Pregnancy

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Screening and Assurance Testing

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Prenatal Care

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Labor and Delivery

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Breastfeeding

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Neonatal

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Surgery

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Operating Room Guidance

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Screening and Assurance Testing

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Tracheostomy management

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Surgical Modifications

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Dermatology

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Perniosis (COVID toes)

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Livedo

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Morbiliforme eruptions

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Viral exanthem

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Urticaria

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Vesicular eruptions

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Outpatient Dermatology

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Occupational Skin Disease

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Health Equity

Health Equity

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Racial Disparities

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Nursing facilities

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Homeless Populations

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Incarcerated Populations

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Immigrants

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Insurance and Financial

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Care Seeking (includes deferred care during corona, increase in mortality in other diseases)

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People with Disabilities

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Substance Use Disorders

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Domestic violence

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Global health

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Ethics

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Resource Allocation

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Triage

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Healthy Care Worker Duties

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Hospital Visitors

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Organ Donation

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Immunity Certification/ "Passports"

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Procedures

Procedures

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Bronchoscopy

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Central Line

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Arterial Line

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Other

Pediatrics

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Ophthalmology

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Hospital Operations

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