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COVID-19 Search

PubMed

("COVID-19"[Mesh] OR "SARS-CoV-2"[Mesh] OR "COVID-19 Testing"[Mesh] OR 2019-nCoV[All Fields] OR 2019nCoV[All Fields] OR COVID-19[All Fields] OR COVID-2019[All Fields] OR COVID-19s[All Fields] OR COVID[TiAb] OR COVID*[Ti] OR COVID19[All Fields] OR CoV-19[All Fields] OR SARS-CoV-2[All Fields] OR SARS-COV2[All Fields] OR "severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2"[All Fields] OR "COVID-19 Vaccines"[Mesh] OR "Coronavirus Disease 2019"[All Fields] OR (Coronavirus*[All Fields] AND pandemic[All Fields]) OR "COVID-19 Serological Testing"[Mesh] OR "COVID-19 Nucleic Acid Testing"[Mesh] OR "SARS-CoV-2 variants" [Supplementary Concept] OR "spike protein, SARS-CoV-2" [Supplementary Concept] OR "COVID-19 serotherapy" [Supplementary Concept] OR "COVID-19 breakthrough infections" [Supplementary Concept] OR "COVID-19 drug treatment" [Supplementary Concept] OR "SARS-CoV-2 inactivated vaccines" [Supplementary Concept] OR "COVID-19 stress syndrome" [Supplementary Concept] OR "COVID-19 post-intensive care syndrome" [Supplementary Concept] OR "post-acute COVID-19 syndrome" [Supplementary Concept]) AND 2019:2022[pdat] AND English[lang]

Dental / Oral

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("Dentistry"[Mesh] OR "Dental Health Services"[Mesh] OR dental[tw] OR dentist*[tw] OR oral*[tw] OR mouth*[tw] OR throat*[tw] OR orthodont*[tw] OR periodont*[tw] OR gum disease*[tw] OR gingivitis[tw] OR head and neck[tw] OR endodont*[tw] OR root canal*[tw] OR prosthodont*[tw] OR denture*[tw] OR mucus*[tw] OR mucous*[tw] OR saliva*[tw] OR maxillofacial[tw] OR pharyngeal[tw] OR pharynx[tw]) AND ("COVID-19"[Mesh] OR "SARS-CoV-2"[Mesh] OR "COVID-19 Testing"[Mesh] OR 2019-nCoV[All Fields] OR 2019nCoV[All Fields] OR COVID-19[All Fields] OR COVID-2019[All Fields] OR COVID-19s[All Fields] OR COVID[TiAb] OR COVID*[Ti] OR COVID19[All Fields] OR CoV-19[All Fields] OR SARS-CoV-2[All Fields] OR SARS-COV2[All Fields] OR "severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2"[All Fields] OR "COVID-19 Vaccines"[Mesh] OR "Coronavirus Disease 2019"[All Fields] OR (Coronavirus*[All Fields] AND pandemic[All Fields]) OR "COVID-19 Serological Testing"[Mesh] OR "COVID-19 Nucleic Acid Testing"[Mesh] OR "SARS-CoV-2 variants" [Supplementary Concept] OR "spike protein, SARS-CoV-2" [Supplementary Concept] OR "COVID-19 serotherapy" [Supplementary Concept] OR "COVID-19 breakthrough infections" [Supplementary Concept] OR "COVID-19 drug treatment" [Supplementary Concept] OR "SARS-CoV-2 inactivated vaccines" [Supplementary Concept] OR "COVID-19 stress syndrome" [Supplementary Concept] OR "COVID-19 post-intensive care syndrome" [Supplementary Concept] OR "post-acute COVID-19 syndrome" [Supplementary Concept]) AND 2019:2022[pdat] AND English[lang]

Dermatology / Skin

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(Dermatology[MeSH] OR dermatol*[tw] OR rash[tw] OR rashes[tw] OR urticaria*[tw] OR erythema*[tw] OR exanthem*[tw] OR lesion*[tw] OR bullae*[tw] OR vesicle*[tw] OR plaque*[tw] OR cutaneous*[tw] OR skin[tw] OR dermatitis[tw] OR epiderm*[tw] OR eczema*[tw] OR erupt*[tw] OR gangren*[tw] OR cyanot*[tw] OR cyanos*[tw] OR livedo[tw] OR petechia*[tw] OR psorias*[tw] OR psoriat*[tw] OR digit[tw] OR digits[tw] OR maculopapular[tw] OR necros*[tw] OR necrot*[tw] OR teledermatolog*[tw]) AND ("COVID-19"[Mesh] OR "SARS-CoV-2"[Mesh] OR "COVID-19 Testing"[Mesh] OR 2019-nCoV[All Fields] OR 2019nCoV[All Fields] OR COVID-19[All Fields] OR COVID-2019[All Fields] OR COVID-19s[All Fields] OR COVID[TiAb] OR COVID*[Ti] OR COVID19[All Fields] OR CoV-19[All Fields] OR SARS-CoV-2[All Fields] OR SARS-COV2[All Fields] OR "severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2"[All Fields] OR "COVID-19 Vaccines"[Mesh] OR "Coronavirus Disease 2019"[All Fields] OR (Coronavirus*[All Fields] AND pandemic[All Fields]) OR "COVID-19 Serological Testing"[Mesh] OR "COVID-19 Nucleic Acid Testing"[Mesh] OR "SARS-CoV-2 variants" [Supplementary Concept] OR "spike protein, SARS-CoV-2" [Supplementary Concept] OR "COVID-19 serotherapy" [Supplementary Concept] OR "COVID-19 breakthrough infections" [Supplementary Concept] OR "COVID-19 drug treatment" [Supplementary Concept] OR "SARS-CoV-2 inactivated vaccines" [Supplementary Concept] OR "COVID-19 stress syndrome" [Supplementary Concept] OR "COVID-19 post-intensive care syndrome" [Supplementary Concept] OR "post-acute COVID-19 syndrome" [Supplementary Concept]) AND 2019:2022[pdat] AND English[lang]

Intensive Care / Critical Care

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(("Critical Care"[Mesh] OR "Intensive Care Units"[Mesh] OR intensive care[tw] OR intensivist*[tw] OR intubat*[tw] OR ventilator[tw] OR ventilators[tw] OR "intensive care"[ti] OR "critical care"[ti] OR "acute care"[ti] OR "critically ill"[ti] OR "critical illness"[ti] OR severity[ti] OR ICU[ti] OR CCU[ti] OR ARDS[ti] OR "acute respiratory distress syndrome"[ti] OR "airway management"[ti] OR "volume management"[ti] OR ECMO[ti] OR extracorporeal[ti] OR "circulatory support"[ti] OR "life support"[ti] OR "respiratory support"[ti] OR "respiratory failure"[ti] OR "organ failure"[ti] OR "multiorgan failure"[ti]) AND (treating[ti] OR treatment[ti] OR management[ti] OR managing[ti] OR care[ti] OR caring[ti] OR skills[ti] OR training[ti] OR guidance[ti] OR guideline*[ti] OR recommendation*[ti])) AND ("COVID-19"[Mesh] OR "SARS-CoV-2"[Mesh] OR "COVID-19 Testing"[Mesh] OR 2019-nCoV[All Fields] OR 2019nCoV[All Fields] OR COVID-19[All Fields] OR COVID-2019[All Fields] OR COVID-19s[All Fields] OR COVID[TiAb] OR COVID*[Ti] OR COVID19[All Fields] OR CoV-19[All Fields] OR SARS-CoV-2[All Fields] OR SARS-COV2[All Fields] OR "severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2"[All Fields] OR "COVID-19 Vaccines"[Mesh] OR "Coronavirus Disease 2019"[All Fields] OR (Coronavirus*[All Fields] AND pandemic[All Fields]) OR "COVID-19 Serological Testing"[Mesh] OR "COVID-19 Nucleic Acid Testing"[Mesh] OR "SARS-CoV-2 variants" [Supplementary Concept] OR "spike protein, SARS-CoV-2" [Supplementary Concept] OR "COVID-19 serotherapy" [Supplementary Concept] OR "COVID-19 breakthrough infections" [Supplementary Concept] OR "COVID-19 drug treatment" [Supplementary Concept] OR "SARS-CoV-2 inactivated vaccines" [Supplementary Concept] OR "COVID-19 stress syndrome" [Supplementary Concept] OR "COVID-19 post-intensive care syndrome" [Supplementary Concept] OR "post-acute COVID-19 syndrome" [Supplementary Concept]) AND 2019:2022[pdat] AND English[lang]

Pregnancy

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("Pregnancy"[Mesh] OR "Prenatal Care"[Mesh] OR "Infant"[Mesh] OR pregnan*[tw] OR gestation*[tw] OR gravid*[tw] OR placenta*[tw] OR obstetric*[tw] OR birth*[tw] OR neonat*[tw] OR NICU[tw] OR newborn*[tw] OR infan*[tw] OR baby[tw] OR babies[tw] OR prenatal*[tw] OR pre-natal*[tw] OR perinatal*[tw] OR postnatal*[tw] OR post-natal*[tw] OR antenatal*[tw] OR premature[tw] OR preterm[tw] OR birth[tw] OR births[tw] OR "vertical transmission"[tw] OR mother[tw] OR mothers[tw] OR maternal[tw]) AND ("COVID-19"[Mesh] OR "SARS-CoV-2"[Mesh] OR "COVID-19 Testing"[Mesh] OR 2019-nCoV[All Fields] OR 2019nCoV[All Fields] OR COVID-19[All Fields] OR COVID-2019[All Fields] OR COVID-19s[All Fields] OR COVID[TiAb] OR COVID*[Ti] OR COVID19[All Fields] OR CoV-19[All Fields] OR SARS-CoV-2[All Fields] OR SARS-COV2[All Fields] OR "severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2"[All Fields] OR "COVID-19 Vaccines"[Mesh] OR "Coronavirus Disease 2019"[All Fields] OR (Coronavirus*[All Fields] AND pandemic[All Fields]) OR "COVID-19 Serological Testing"[Mesh] OR "COVID-19 Nucleic Acid Testing"[Mesh] OR "SARS-CoV-2 variants" [Supplementary Concept] OR "spike protein, SARS-CoV-2" [Supplementary Concept] OR "COVID-19 serotherapy" [Supplementary Concept] OR "COVID-19 breakthrough infections" [Supplementary Concept] OR "COVID-19 drug treatment" [Supplementary Concept] OR "SARS-CoV-2 inactivated vaccines" [Supplementary Concept] OR "COVID-19 stress syndrome" [Supplementary Concept] OR "COVID-19 post-intensive care syndrome" [Supplementary Concept] OR "post-acute COVID-19 syndrome" [Supplementary Concept]) AND 2019:2022[pdat] AND English[lang]

Opthalmalogy / Eye

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("Ophthalmology"[MeSH Terms] OR "Eye"[Mesh] OR "Eye Diseases"[Mesh] OR "Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures"[Mesh] OR  ocular*[tw] OR eye*[tw] OR ophthalm*[tw] OR optometr*[tw] OR conjunctiv*[tw] OR cornea*[tw] OR retina[tw] OR retinas[tw] OR retinal[tw] OR intravitreal*[tw] OR vitreal*[tw] OR vitreous[tw] OR mucus*[tw] OR mucous*[tw] OR glaucoma*[tw] OR glasses[tw] OR goggle*[tw] OR visual[tw]) AND ("COVID-19"[Mesh] OR "SARS-CoV-2"[Mesh] OR "COVID-19 Testing"[Mesh] OR 2019-nCoV[All Fields] OR 2019nCoV[All Fields] OR COVID-19[All Fields] OR COVID-2019[All Fields] OR COVID-19s[All Fields] OR COVID[TiAb] OR COVID*[Ti] OR COVID19[All Fields] OR CoV-19[All Fields] OR SARS-CoV-2[All Fields] OR SARS-COV2[All Fields] OR "severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2"[All Fields] OR "COVID-19 Vaccines"[Mesh] OR "Coronavirus Disease 2019"[All Fields] OR (Coronavirus*[All Fields] AND pandemic[All Fields]) OR "COVID-19 Serological Testing"[Mesh] OR "COVID-19 Nucleic Acid Testing"[Mesh] OR "SARS-CoV-2 variants" [Supplementary Concept] OR "spike protein, SARS-CoV-2" [Supplementary Concept] OR "COVID-19 serotherapy" [Supplementary Concept] OR "COVID-19 breakthrough infections" [Supplementary Concept] OR "COVID-19 drug treatment" [Supplementary Concept] OR "SARS-CoV-2 inactivated vaccines" [Supplementary Concept] OR "COVID-19 stress syndrome" [Supplementary Concept] OR "COVID-19 post-intensive care syndrome" [Supplementary Concept] OR "post-acute COVID-19 syndrome" [Supplementary Concept]) AND 2019:2022[pdat] AND English[lang]

Pediatrics

PubMed

(Child[MeSH] OR pediatric*[tw] OR paediatric*[tw] OR child[tw] OR childhood[tw] OR childs[tw] OR children[tw] OR childrens[tw] OR perinatal[tw] OR birth[tw] OR births[tw] OR baby[tw] OR babies[tw] OR newborn[tw] OR newborns[tw] OR neonate[tw] OR neonates[tw] OR neonatal[tw] OR infant*[tw] OR infancy[tw] OR premature[tw] OR preterm[tw] OR nicu[tw] OR picu[tw] OR toddler*[tw] OR adolescent[tw] OR adolescents[tw] OR adolescence[tw] OR preschool[tw] OR "school age"[tw] OR "elementary school"[tw] OR "middle school"[tw] OR "high school"[tw] OR school[tw] OR schools[tw] OR young [tw] OR youth[tw] OR teen*[tw] OR family[ti] OR families[ti] OR "family member"[tw] OR "family members"[tw] OR "family cluster"[tw] OR "family clusters"[tw] OR "vertical transmission"[tw] OR mother[tw] OR mothers[tw] OR maternal[tw]) AND ("COVID-19"[Mesh] OR "SARS-CoV-2"[Mesh] OR "COVID-19 Testing"[Mesh] OR 2019-nCoV[All Fields] OR 2019nCoV[All Fields] OR COVID-19[All Fields] OR COVID-2019[All Fields] OR COVID-19s[All Fields] OR COVID[TiAb] OR COVID*[Ti] OR COVID19[All Fields] OR CoV-19[All Fields] OR SARS-CoV-2[All Fields] OR SARS-COV2[All Fields] OR "severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2"[All Fields] OR "COVID-19 Vaccines"[Mesh] OR "Coronavirus Disease 2019"[All Fields] OR (Coronavirus*[All Fields] AND pandemic[All Fields]) OR "COVID-19 Serological Testing"[Mesh] OR "COVID-19 Nucleic Acid Testing"[Mesh] OR "SARS-CoV-2 variants" [Supplementary Concept] OR "spike protein, SARS-CoV-2" [Supplementary Concept] OR "COVID-19 serotherapy" [Supplementary Concept] OR "COVID-19 breakthrough infections" [Supplementary Concept] OR "COVID-19 drug treatment" [Supplementary Concept] OR "SARS-CoV-2 inactivated vaccines" [Supplementary Concept] OR "COVID-19 stress syndrome" [Supplementary Concept] OR "COVID-19 post-intensive care syndrome" [Supplementary Concept] OR "post-acute COVID-19 syndrome" [Supplementary Concept]) AND 2019:2022[pdat] AND English[lang] NOT (Adult[MeSH] NOT Child[Title])

Preventing Nosocomial Spread

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(intrahospital* OR "intra-hospital" OR healthcare[title] OR "health-care"[title] OR nosocomial OR worker*[title] OR employee*[title] OR team*[title] OR doctor*[title] OR nurse*[title] OR anesthesiologist*[title] OR hospital[title]) AND (transmit*[title] OR transmission*[title] OR spread*[title] OR infecting[title] OR risk[title] OR expos*[title]) AND (prevent*[title] OR manag*[title] OR educat*[title] OR control*[title] OR improv*[title] OR prophyl*[title] OR screen*[title] OR practice*[title] OR protect*[title] OR precaution*[title] OR strateg*[title] OR minimiz*[title] OR reduc*[title] OR procedur*[title] OR measure*[title] OR plan*[title]) AND ("COVID-19"[Mesh] OR "SARS-CoV-2"[Mesh] OR "COVID-19 Testing"[Mesh] OR 2019-nCoV[All Fields] OR 2019nCoV[All Fields] OR COVID-19[All Fields] OR COVID-2019[All Fields] OR COVID-19s[All Fields] OR COVID[TiAb] OR COVID*[Ti] OR COVID19[All Fields] OR CoV-19[All Fields] OR SARS-CoV-2[All Fields] OR SARS-COV2[All Fields] OR "severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2"[All Fields] OR "COVID-19 Vaccines"[Mesh] OR "Coronavirus Disease 2019"[All Fields] OR (Coronavirus*[All Fields] AND pandemic[All Fields]) OR "COVID-19 Serological Testing"[Mesh] OR "COVID-19 Nucleic Acid Testing"[Mesh] OR "SARS-CoV-2 variants" [Supplementary Concept] OR "spike protein, SARS-CoV-2" [Supplementary Concept] OR "COVID-19 serotherapy" [Supplementary Concept] OR "COVID-19 breakthrough infections" [Supplementary Concept] OR "COVID-19 drug treatment" [Supplementary Concept] OR "SARS-CoV-2 inactivated vaccines" [Supplementary Concept] OR "COVID-19 stress syndrome" [Supplementary Concept] OR "COVID-19 post-intensive care syndrome" [Supplementary Concept] OR "post-acute COVID-19 syndrome" [Supplementary Concept]) AND 2019:2022[pdat] AND English[lang]

Surge Capacity / Resource Allocation

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("Surge Capacity"[Mesh] OR "field hospital"[tw] OR "field hospitals"[tw] OR tent[tw] OR tents[tw] OR makeshift[tw] OR redesign*[ti] OR restructur*[ti] OR convert*[ti] OR adapt*[ti] OR redeploy*[ti] OR "disaster planning"[ti] OR "disaster preparedness"[ti] OR "disaster management"[ti] OR "mobile laboratory"[tw] OR "mobile hospital"[tw] OR "mobile hospitals"[tw] OR Limited Resources[tw] OR Resource Limited[tw] OR Resource Poor[tw] OR "scarce resources"[tw] OR "resource scarcity"[tw] OR surge[ti] OR "surge capacity"[tw] OR staffing[ti] OR solution*[ti] OR strategic*[ti] OR optimiz*[ti] OR optimis*[ti] OR contingen*[ti] OR makeshift[ti] OR workaround[ti] OR improviz*[ti] OR improvis*[ti] OR "extended use"[ti] OR allocat*[ti] OR reusable[ti] OR reuse[ti] OR reusing[ti] OR scarce[ti] OR scarcity[ti] OR shortage[ti] OR shortages[ti] ) AND ("COVID-19"[Mesh] OR "SARS-CoV-2"[Mesh] OR "COVID-19 Testing"[Mesh] OR 2019-nCoV[All Fields] OR 2019nCoV[All Fields] OR COVID-19[All Fields] OR COVID-2019[All Fields] OR COVID-19s[All Fields] OR COVID[TiAb] OR COVID*[Ti] OR COVID19[All Fields] OR CoV-19[All Fields] OR SARS-CoV-2[All Fields] OR SARS-COV2[All Fields] OR "severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2"[All Fields] OR "COVID-19 Vaccines"[Mesh] OR "Coronavirus Disease 2019"[All Fields] OR (Coronavirus*[All Fields] AND pandemic[All Fields]) OR "COVID-19 Serological Testing"[Mesh] OR "COVID-19 Nucleic Acid Testing"[Mesh] OR "SARS-CoV-2 variants" [Supplementary Concept] OR "spike protein, SARS-CoV-2" [Supplementary Concept] OR "COVID-19 serotherapy" [Supplementary Concept] OR "COVID-19 breakthrough infections" [Supplementary Concept] OR "COVID-19 drug treatment" [Supplementary Concept] OR "SARS-CoV-2 inactivated vaccines" [Supplementary Concept] OR "COVID-19 stress syndrome" [Supplementary Concept] OR "COVID-19 post-intensive care syndrome" [Supplementary Concept] OR "post-acute COVID-19 syndrome" [Supplementary Concept]) AND 2019:2022[pdat] AND English[lang] NOT (dose[title] OR dosing[title] OR angiotensin OR grief OR emotion*)

Surgery / Anesthesiology

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(surgery[ti] OR surgical[ti] OR surgeries[ti] OR perioperative[ti] OR preoperative[ti] OR postoperative[ti] OR postsurgical[ti] OR operative[ti] OR operation[ti] OR operations[ti] OR excision[ti] OR excisions[ti] OR resection[ti] OR resections[ti] OR resect[ti] OR anastomosis[ti] OR transplantation[ti] OR transplantations[ti] OR transplant[ti] OR transplants[ti] OR graft[ti] OR grafts[ti] OR grafting[ti] OR anesth*[ti] OR anaesth*[ti] OR analges*[ti] OR intubat*[ti]) AND ("COVID-19"[Mesh] OR "SARS-CoV-2"[Mesh] OR "COVID-19 Testing"[Mesh] OR 2019-nCoV[All Fields] OR 2019nCoV[All Fields] OR COVID-19[All Fields] OR COVID-2019[All Fields] OR COVID-19s[All Fields] OR COVID[TiAb] OR COVID*[Ti] OR COVID19[All Fields] OR CoV-19[All Fields] OR SARS-CoV-2[All Fields] OR SARS-COV2[All Fields] OR "severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2"[All Fields] OR "COVID-19 Vaccines"[Mesh] OR "Coronavirus Disease 2019"[All Fields] OR (Coronavirus*[All Fields] AND pandemic[All Fields]) OR "COVID-19 Serological Testing"[Mesh] OR "COVID-19 Nucleic Acid Testing"[Mesh] OR "SARS-CoV-2 variants" [Supplementary Concept] OR "spike protein, SARS-CoV-2" [Supplementary Concept] OR "COVID-19 serotherapy" [Supplementary Concept] OR "COVID-19 breakthrough infections" [Supplementary Concept] OR "COVID-19 drug treatment" [Supplementary Concept] OR "SARS-CoV-2 inactivated vaccines" [Supplementary Concept] OR "COVID-19 stress syndrome" [Supplementary Concept] OR "COVID-19 post-intensive care syndrome" [Supplementary Concept] OR "post-acute COVID-19 syndrome" [Supplementary Concept]) AND 2019:2022[pdat] AND English[lang] NOT ("pregnancy"[title] OR "vertical transmission"[title])