"This study is yet another example of persistent racial disparities in care throughout the U.S. health care system," said Dr. Khadijah Breathett, an assistant professor of cardiology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, in Tucson.
AHA discussant Nancy Sweitzer, MD, PhD, of the University of Arizona, Tucson, said, the study is likely to change treatment guidelines.
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The university is currently allowing courses of up to 50 students to meet on campus. After Thanksgiving, all courses will transition to being fully online.
The tele-ultrasound training program for lung point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) will enable rural emergency departments to more effectively identify and treat suspected COVID-19 patients.
The Arizona portion of an 11-state effort, funded by a $12 million federal award, to address the uneven impact of the pandemic on racial and ethnic minority communities will be led by the UArizona Health Sciences.
The contribution will allow UArizona researchers to continue developing better, more efficient and effective tests for people across the state.
The university also will conduct a testing blitz prior to the Thanksgiving holiday in an effort to reduce travel-related spread of COVID-19.
“The biggest problem with young people is that children get myocarditis at a particular rate. It’s a disease that affects kids. So when a kid shows up with myocarditis right now, it’s often really hard to tell if it’s myocarditis caused by COVID or myocarditis caused by something else,” said Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD. Parents need to focus on prevention - frequent hand washing, social distancing, and wearing a mask.
The university will expand in-person instruction with half the semester left to go, bringing about 1,500 more students to campus a week.