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2020 32nd Annual Recent Developments in Internal Medicine (RDIM): Friday, October 9

October 8-10, 2020

Conference Brochure


COVID-19: Building Resilience In a Pandemic

COVID-19: Building Resilience In a Pandemic

• Demonstrate how reacting to the pandemic with a Health Equity Lens improved testing in historically marginalized populations

• Review the many Telehealth modernizations temporarily enabled and discuss those that will become permanent

• Review what to expect in 2021 with Managed Medicaid


COVID-19 pandemic underlines the need to build resilience in commercial restaurants' food safety.

de Freitas RSG, Stedefeldt E.

Food Res Int. 2020 Oct;136:109472. doi: 10.1016/j.foodres.2020.109472. Epub 2020 Jun 27.

PMID: 32846557 Free PMC article.


Factors associated with resilience among non-local medical workers sent to Wuhan, China during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Lin J, Ren YH, Gan HJ, Chen Y, Huang YF, You XM.

BMC Psychiatry. 2020 Aug 24;20(1):417. doi: 10.1186/s12888-020-02821-8.

PMID: 32831045 Free PMC article.


Impact of a Brief Educational Intervention on Knowledge, Perceived Knowledge, Perceived Safety, and Resilience of the Public During COVID-19 Crisis.

Kaim A, Jaffe E, Siman-Tov M, Khairish E, Adini B.

Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 Aug 17;17(16):E5971. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17165971.

PMID: 32824591 Free PMC article.


Resilience, COVID-19-related stress, anxiety and depression during the pandemic in a large population enriched for healthcare providers.

Barzilay R, Moore TM, Greenberg DM, DiDomenico GE, Brown LA, White LK, Gur RC, Gur RE.

Transl Psychiatry. 2020 Aug 20;10(1):291. doi: 10.1038/s41398-020-00982-4.

PMID: 32820171 Free PMC article.


COVID-19: Nurses have responded, now it is time to support them as we move forward.

Collins R.

Healthc Manage Forum. 2020 Sep;33(5):190-194. doi: 10.1177/0840470420953297. Epub 2020 Aug 20.

PMID: 32815428 Free PMC article.


Psychological Resilience and Depression during the Covid-19 Pandemic in Turkey.

Karaşar B, Canli D.

Psychiatr Danub. 2020 Summer;32(2):273-279. doi: 10.24869/psyd.2020.273.

PMID: 32796798


COVID-19: transformative actions for more equitable, resilient, sustainable societies and health systems in the Americas.

Etienne CF, Fitzgerald J, Almeida G, Birmingham ME, Brana M, Bascolo E, Cid C, Pescetto C.

BMJ Glob Health. 2020 Aug;5(8):e003509. doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2020-003509.

PMID: 32792411 Free PMC article. No abstract available.


Indigenous peoples: resilience in the face of adversity.

The Lancet Diabetes Endocrinology.

Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2020 Sep;8(9):731. doi: 10.1016/S2213-8587(20)30273-4. Epub 2020 Aug 7.

PMID: 32777208 Free PMC article. No abstract available.


Symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Levels of Resilience and Burnout in Spanish Health Personnel during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Luceño-Moreno L, Talavera-Velasco B, García-Albuerne Y, Martín-García J.

Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 Jul 30;17(15):5514. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17155514.

PMID: 32751624 Free PMC article.


Distress and resilience of healthcare professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic (DARVID): study protocol for a mixed-methods research project.

Fuchs A, Abegglen S, Berger-Estilita J, Greif R, Eigenmann H.

BMJ Open. 2020 Jul 31;10(7):e039832. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-039832.

PMID: 32737101 Free PMC article.

COVID-19 Outpatient Management

• Review current outpatient management recommendations for COVID-19

• Discuss regional implications of COVID-19

• Discuss the role of clinical trials in the advancement of COVID-19 prevention and treatment


Innovation in Ambulatory Care of Heart Failure in the Era of Coronavirus Disease 2019.

Leiva O, Bhatt AS, Vaduganathan M.

Heart Fail Clin. 2020 Oct;16(4):433-440. doi: 10.1016/j.hfc.2020.06.004. Epub 2020 Jun 19.

PMID: 32888638 Free PMC article. Review.


Emergency conversion to telehealth in hospital-based psychiatric outpatient services: Strategy and early observations.

Childs AW, Klingensmith K, Bacon SM, Li L.

Psychiatry Res. 2020 Aug 23;293:113425. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2020.113425. Online ahead of print.

PMID: 32862066 Free PMC article.


Near Me at Home: codesigning the use of video consultations for outpatient appointments in patients' homes.

Beattie M, Morrison C, MacGilleEathain R, Gray N, Anderson J.

BMJ Open Qual. 2020 Aug;9(3):e001035. doi: 10.1136/bmjoq-2020-001035.

PMID: 32855158 Free PMC article.


Ambulatory Care Practice in the COVID-19 Era: Redesigning Clinical Services and Experiential Learning.

Mohammad I, Berlie HD, Lipari M, Martirosov AL, Duong AA, Faraj M, Bacon O, Garwood CL.

J Am Coll Clin Pharm. 2020 May 21:10.1002/jac5.1276. doi: 10.1002/jac5.1276. Online ahead of print.

PMID: 32838219 Free PMC article.


Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy in the Time of COVID-19: The Urgent Need for Better Insurance Coverage.

Mansour O, Keller S, Katz M, Townsend JL.

Open Forum Infect Dis. 2020 Jul 22;7(8):ofaa287. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofaa287. eCollection 2020 Aug.

PMID: 32832575 Free PMC article.


Optimization of Outpatient Transplantation Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A South-East Asian Tertiary Organ Transplant Centre Experience.

Tan JKH, Pang NQ, Bonney GK, Kow AWC, Vathsala A, Iyer SG.

Br J Surg. 2020 Aug 21. doi: 10.1002/bjs.11968. Online ahead of print.

PMID: 32822505 Free PMC article. No abstract available.


Mayo Clinic Strategies for COVID-19: Engaging and Empowering the Front Lines During the COVID-19 Outpatient Practice Reactivation.

Lucchinetti CF, von Bormann AG, Nagel JJ, Jones AE, O'Horo JC, Callstrom MR; SMaRT Executive Committee.

Mayo Clin Proc. 2020 Jun 30:S0025-6196(20)30702-3. doi: 10.1016/j.mayocp.2020.06.040. Online ahead of print.

PMID: 32807527 Free PMC article. No abstract available.


Mayo Clinic Strategies for COVID-19: Revamping Outpatient Care for Patients Without COVID-19.

Storino CB, Watson JC, Sanchez W, Brown MJ, Tande AJ, Loftus CG.

Mayo Clin Proc. 2020 Jun 20:S0025-6196(20)30611-X. doi: 10.1016/j.mayocp.2020.06.010. Online ahead of print.

PMID: 32807518 Free PMC article. No abstract available.


Preparing for long-term non-face-to-face outpatient care services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kim YJ, Jeong YJ, Kim SH, Oh AR, Park JH, Choi MS, Ahn JH.

J Infect. 2020 Aug 7:S0163-4453(20)30540-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2020.08.006. Online ahead of print.

PMID: 32777290 Free PMC article. No abstract available.


Emergency Department Visits for Serious Diagnoses During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Kim HS, Cruz DS, Conrardy MJ, Gandhi KR, Seltzer JA, Loftus TM, Fant AL, McCarthy DM.

Acad Emerg Med. 2020 Aug 1:10.1111/acem.14099. doi: 10.1111/acem.14099. Online ahead of print.

PMID: 32737912 Free PMC article.

PPE for COVID -19 and Pandemic Outbreaks

• Compare PPE trends past, present and future

• Discuss current guidance for PPE related to COVID-19


An Ounce of Prevention and a Pound of Cure: Randomized Clinical Trials of Therapeutics Against COVID-19 and an Assessment of Personal Protective Equipment and Distancing.

Sher DJ.

Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2020 Oct 1;108(2):333-336. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2020.08.001.

PMID: 32890500 Free PMC article. Review. No abstract available.


The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on vascular surgery practice in the United States.

Mouawad NJ, Woo K, Malgor RD, Wohlauer MV, Johnson AP, Cuff RF, Coleman DM, Coogan SM, Sheahan MG 3rd, Shalhub S.

J Vasc Surg. 2020 Sep 1:S0741-5214(20)31920-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2020.08.036. Online ahead of print.

PMID: 32889073 Free PMC article.


A prospective, observational, cohort study of airway management of patients with COVID-19 by specialist tracheal intubation teams.

Ahmad I, Jeyarajah J, Nair G, Ragbourne SC, Vowles B, Wong DJN, El-Boghdadly K.

Can J Anaesth. 2020 Sep 4. doi: 10.1007/s12630-020-01804-3. Online ahead of print.

PMID: 32886298 Free PMC article. English.


Characteristics and Unexpected COVID-19 Diagnoses in Resuscitation Room Patients during the COVID-19 Outbreak-A Retrospective Case Series.

Bergrath S, Aretz O, Haake H, Ringelstein A, Greiffendorf I, Graeven U, Windfuhr J.

Biomed Res Int. 2020 Aug 17;2020:2721381. doi: 10.1155/2020/2721381. eCollection 2020.

PMID: 32884938 Free PMC article.


Factors contributing to healthcare professional burnout during the COVID-19 pandemic: A rapid turnaround global survey.

Morgantini LA, Naha U, Wang H, Francavilla S, Acar Ö, Flores JM, Crivellaro S, Moreira D, Abern M, Eklund M, Vigneswaran HT, Weine SM.

PLoS One. 2020 Sep 3;15(9):e0238217. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0238217. eCollection 2020.

PMID: 32881887


Recommendations from the Brazilian Society of Nephrology regarding the use of cloth face coverings, by chronic kidney patients in dialysis, during the new coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19).

Abreu AP, Moura Neto JA, Delfino VDA, Palma LMP, Nascimento MMD.

J Bras Nefrol. 2020 Aug 26;42(2 suppl 1):9-11. doi: 10.1590/2175-8239-JBN-2020-S103.

PMID: 32877491 English, Portuguese.


Enhanced contact investigations for nine early travel-related cases of SARS-CoV-2 in the United States.

Burke RM, Balter S, Barnes E, Barry V, Bartlett K, Beer KD, Benowitz I, Biggs HM, Bruce H, Bryant-Genevier J, Cates J, Chatham-Stephens K, Chea N, Chiou H, Christiansen D, Chu VT, Clark S, Cody SH, Cohen M, Conners EE, Dasari V, Dawson P, DeSalvo T, Donahue M, Dratch A, Duca L, Duchin J, Dyal JW, Feldstein LR, Fenstersheib M, Fischer M, Fisher R, Foo C, Freeman-Ponder B, Fry AM, Gant J, Gautom R, Ghinai I, Gounder P, Grigg CT, Gunzenhauser J, Hall AJ, Han GS, Haupt T, Holshue M, Hunter J, Ibrahim MB, Jacobs MW, Jarashow MC, Joshi K, Kamali T, Kawakami V, Kim M, Kirking HL, Kita-Yarbro A, Klos R, Kobayashi M, Kocharian A, Lang M, Layden J, Leidman E, Lindquist S, Lindstrom S, Link-Gelles R, Marlow M, Mattison CP, McClung N, McPherson TD, Mello L, Midgley CM, Novosad S, Patel MT, Pettrone K, Pillai SK, Pray IW, Reese HE, Rhodes H, Robinson S, Rolfes M, Routh J, Rubin R, Rudman SL, Russell D, Scott S, Shetty V, Smith-Jeffcoat SE, Soda EA, Spitters C, Stierman B, Sunenshine R, Terashita D, Traub E, Vahey GM, Verani JR, Wallace M, Westercamp M, Wortham J, Xie A, Yousaf A, Zahn M.

PLoS One. 2020 Sep 2;15(9):e0238342. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0238342. eCollection 2020.

PMID: 32877446


A comparison of droplet and contact contamination using 3 simulated barrier techniques for COVID-19 intubation: a quality assurance study.

Rose P, Veall J, Chima N, Vowels E, Chitnis S, Flexman A, Tang R.

CMAJ Open. 2020 Aug 31;8(3):E554-E559. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20200090. Print 2020 Jul-Sep.

PMID: 32873584


COVID-19: Biosafety in the Intensive Care Unit.

Díaz-Guio DA, Díaz-Guio Y, Pinzón-Rodas V, Díaz-Gomez AS, Guarín-Medina JA, Chaparro-Zúñiga Y, Ricardo-Zapata A, Rodriguez-Morales AJ.

Curr Trop Med Rep. 2020 Aug 27:1-8. doi: 10.1007/s40475-020-00208-z. Online ahead of print.

PMID: 32868986 Free PMC article. Review.


Hydroxychloroquine plus personal protective equipment versus standard personal protective equipment alone for the prevention of COVID-19 infections among frontline healthcare workers: the HydrOxychloroquine Prophylaxis Evaluation(HOPE) trial: A structured summary of a study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.

Tirupakuzhi Vijayaraghavan BK, Jha V, Rajbhandari D, Myatra SN, John O, Ghosh A, Bassi A, Arfin S, Kunigari M, Joshi R, Donaldson L, Hammond N, Venkatesh B; HOPE investigators.

Trials. 2020 Aug 31;21(1):754. doi: 10.1186/s13063-020-04679-3.

PMID: 32867852 Free PMC article. Clinical Trial.

Severe COVID-19 Disease

• Explain severe COVID-19 disease

• Review current treatment recommendations for severe COVID -19 disease

• Discuss potential long-term management of patients with severe COVID-19 disease

• Discuss the role of clinical trials in the advancement of severe COVID-19 prevention and treatment 


Adverse outcomes and mortality in users of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2: A Danish nationwide cohort study.

Lund LC, Kristensen KB, Reilev M, Christensen S, Thomsen RW, Christiansen CF, Støvring H, Johansen NB, Brun NC, Hallas J, Pottegård A.

PLoS Med. 2020 Sep 8;17(9):e1003308. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1003308. eCollection 2020 Sep.

PMID: 32898149


Coronavirus Disease 2019 Complicated by Multiple Simultaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhages.

Motoie R, Akai M, Kitahara T, Imamura H, Tanabe T, Sarazawa K, Takano S, Toda H, Komatsu K.

Intern Med. 2020 Sep 5. doi: 10.2169/internalmedicine.5697-20. Online ahead of print.

PMID: 32893231


Outcome of early-stage combination treatment with favipiravir and methylprednisolone for severe COVID-19 pneumonia: A report of 11 cases.

Murohashi K, Hagiwara E, Kitayama T, Yamaya T, Higa K, Sato Y, Otoshi R, Shintani R, Okabayashi H, Ikeda S, Niwa T, Nakazawa A, Oda T, Okuda R, Sekine A, Kitamura H, Baba T, Komatsu S, Iwasawa T, Kaneko T, Ogura T.

Respir Investig. 2020 Aug 28:S2212-5345(20)30117-9. doi: 10.1016/j.resinv.2020.08.001. Online ahead of print.

PMID: 32893160 Free PMC article.


Prevalence of Diabetes and Hypertension and Their Associated Risks for Poor Outcomes in Covid-19 Patients.

Barrera FJ, Shekhar S, Wurth R, Moreno-Pena PJ, Ponce OJ, Hajdenberg M, Alvarez-Villalobos NA, Hall JE, Schiffrin EL, Eisenhofer G, Porter F, Brito JP, Bornstein SR, Stratakis CA, González-González JG, Rodíguez-Gutiérrez R, Hannah-Shmouni F.

J Endocr Soc. 2020 Jul 21;4(9):bvaa102. doi: 10.1210/jendso/bvaa102. eCollection 2020 Sep 1.

PMID: 32885126 Free PMC article. Review.


Evaluation of SARS-CoV-2 in tears of moderate to severe COVID-19 patients.

Arora R, Goel R, Kumar S, Chhabra M, Saxena S, Manchanda V, Pumma P.

Ophthalmology. 2020 Aug 31:S0161-6420(20)30847-2. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2020.08.029. Online ahead of print.

PMID: 32882309 Free PMC article.


Tocilizumab for severe COVID-19 pneumonia: Case series of 5 Australian patients.

West TA, Malik S, Nalpantidis A, Tran T, Cannon C, Bhonagiri D, Chan K, Cheong E, Wan Sai Cheong J, Cheung W, Choudhury F, Ernest D, Farah CS, Fernando S, Kanapathipillai R, Kol M, Murfin B, Naqvi H, Shah A, Wagh A, Ojaimi S, Frankum B, Riminton S, Keat K.

Int J Rheum Dis. 2020 Aug;23(8):1030-1039. doi: 10.1111/1756-185X.13913.

PMID: 32881350 Free PMC article. Clinical Trial.


Predictive effects of IgA and IgG combination to assess pulmonary exudation progression in COVID-19 patients.

Xue M, Zhang T, Hu H, Huang Z, Zhen Y, Liang Y, Zeng Y, Jin T, Zhou L, Zhang XD, Sun B.

J Med Virol. 2020 Aug 17. doi: 10.1002/jmv.26437. Online ahead of print.

PMID: 32880993 Free PMC article.


Telomere length, epidemiology, and pathogenesis of severe COVID-19.

Tsilingiris D, Tentolouris A, Eleftheriadou I, Tentolouris N.

Eur J Clin Invest. 2020 Aug 9:e13376. doi: 10.1111/eci.13376. Online ahead of print.

PMID: 32880939 Free PMC article.


Elevated FiO2 increases SARS-CoV-2 co‑receptor expression in respiratory tract epithelium.

Myti D, Gunjak M, Casado F, Khaghani Raziabad S, Nardiello C, Vadász I, Herold S, Pryhuber GS, Seeger W, Morty RE.

Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2020 Sep 2. doi: 10.1152/ajplung.00345.2020. Online ahead of print.

PMID: 32878480


Dexamethasone in severe COVID-19 infection: A case series.

Hassan ME, Hasan HM, Sridharan K, Elkady A, ElSeirafi MM.

Respir Med Case Rep. 2020;31:101205. doi: 10.1016/j.rmcr.2020.101205. Epub 2020 Aug 28.

PMID: 32874905 Free PMC article.


Low Baseline Pulmonary Levels of Cytotoxic Lymphocytes as a Predisposing Risk Factor for Severe COVID-19.

Duijf PHG.

mSystems. 2020 Sep 1;5(5):e00741-20. doi: 10.1128/mSystems.00741-20.

PMID: 32873611

Psychiatric Disorders and the COVID-19 Influence

• Explain the development of individual to population level anxiety during pandemics

• Review the diagnostic criteria and presentation of the different anxiety disorders

• Examine the ramifications of social distancing on anxiety disorders

• Appreciate potential adverse outcomes from isolation over time

• Understand the most effective mechanisms for treatment and reduction of situational anxiety


Tobacco Use Cessation in Three Patients Suffering from Psychotic Disorders: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Theuerkauff O, Hanak C.

Psychiatr Danub. 2020 Sep;32(Suppl 1):21-23.

PMID: 32890356


COVID-19 and possible links with Parkinson's disease and parkinsonism: from bench to bedside.

Sulzer D, Antonini A, Leta V, Nordvig A, Smeyne RJ, Goldman JE, Al-Dalahmah O, Zecca L, Sette A, Bubacco L, Meucci O, Moro E, Harms AS, Xu Y, Fahn S, Ray Chaudhuri K.

NPJ Parkinsons Dis. 2020 Aug 20;6:18. doi: 10.1038/s41531-020-00123-0. eCollection 2020.

PMID: 32885037 Free PMC article. Review.


Mental health in the era of COVID-19: prevalence of psychiatric disorders in a cohort of patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes during the social distancing.

Alessi J, de Oliveira GB, Franco DW, Brino do Amaral B, Becker AS, Knijnik CP, Kobe GL, de Carvalho TR, Telo GH, Schaan BD, Telo GH.

Diabetol Metab Syndr. 2020 Aug 31;12:76. doi: 10.1186/s13098-020-00584-6. eCollection 2020.

PMID: 32879637 Free PMC article.


The COVID-19 pandemic: how to maintain a healthy immune system during the lockdown - a multidisciplinary approach with special focus on athletes.

Yousfi N, Bragazzi NL, Briki W, Zmijewski P, Chamari K.

Biol Sport. 2020 Sep;37(3):211-216. doi: 10.5114/biolsport.2020.95125. Epub 2020 May 19.

PMID: 32879542 Free PMC article. Review.


Mental health status of patients with coronavirus disease 2019 in Changsha.

Qin X, Shu K, Wang M, Chen W, Huang M, Yang A, Zhou Y, Zhang Y, Ju Y, Liu J.

Zhong Nan Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban. 2020 Jun 28;45(6):657-664. doi: 10.11817/j.issn.1672-7347.2020.200347.

PMID: 32879122 Chinese, English.


Psychological status of the staff in a general hospital during the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 and its influential factors.

Jiang F, Liu S, Zhao N, Xie Y, Wang S, Ouyang X, Guo F, Gong Z, Zhou Q, Li J.

Zhong Nan Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban. 2020 Jun 28;45(6):641-648. doi: 10.11817/j.issn.1672-7347.2020.200190.

PMID: 32879120 Chinese, English.


Mental and behavioural disorders and COVID-19-associated death in older people.

Boland B, Gale T.

BJPsych Open. 2020 Sep 3;6(5):e101. doi: 10.1192/bjo.2020.87.

PMID: 32878679 Free PMC article.


An Acute Manic Episode During 2019-nCoV Quarantine.

Yin X, Sun Y, Zhu C, Zhu B, Gou D, Tan Z.

J Affect Disord. 2020 Nov 1;276:623-625. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2020.07.112. Epub 2020 Jul 20.

PMID: 32871694 Free PMC article.


Embitterment: The Nature of the Construct and Critical Issues in the Light of COVID-19.

De Sousa A, D'souza R.

Healthcare (Basel). 2020 Aug 27;8(3):E304. doi: 10.3390/healthcare8030304.

PMID: 32867105 Review.


Mental Health Burden of the COVID-19 Outbreak in Germany: Predictors of Mental Health Impairment.

Bäuerle A, Steinbach J, Schweda A, Beckord J, Hetkamp M, Weismüller B, Kohler H, Musche V, Dörrie N, Teufel M, Skoda EM.

J Prim Care Community Health. 2020 Jan-Dec;11:2150132720953682. doi: 10.1177/2150132720953682.

PMID: 32865107