Issue: Fall 2020 Vol. 15 - Issue 3
      
 
From the Editor's Desk 
We Are All Public Health Professionals Now
– Lawrence I. Bonchek, MD, FACS, FACC
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Top Tips from Family Practice 
Choosing Wisely XXXIII: Recommendations from the American Psychiatric Association
– Alan S. Peterson, M.D.
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Scientific Reports 
Defining Features of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome: What Makes Coronavirus-2 (SARS CoV-2) Such a Formidable Pathogen
– Joseph M. Kontra, M.D.
This must-read is a comprehensive review of COVID-19; the virology, transmission, and detection of the causative virus SARS CoV-2; the pathophysiology, management, and prevention of the clinical syndrome; and a historical comparison with the pandemic of 1918.
 
 
   
COVID-19 and the Digestive Tract
– Christopher Shih, MD, FACG
Infection with SARS CoV-2 has a variety of gastrointestinal effects. This review discusses the prevalence and pathophysiology of these consequences for the gut, the liver, and the pancreas, with emphasis on management of inflammatory bowel disease.
 
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Pharmacological Treatment of COVID-19
– Aiman Bandali, PharmD, AAHIVP, BCPS, BCIDP
Many drugs have been proposed for the treatment of COVID-19, but only a few have been proven effective. This is a detailed review of drug treatment, including management of the inflammatory response, with emphasis on the scientific evidence for or against each therapeutic approach.
 
 
   
 
Amyloid Cardiomyopathy: An Update
– Roy S. Small, M.D.
Amyloid cardiomyopathy is an increasingly important cause of heart failure. This is a comprehensive and essential review of its etiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment.
 
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Teledermatology: An Innovative Tool Piloted at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health
– Luke Bingaman, MPAS, PA-C, Michael Bredin, MPAS, PA-C, Jean David Dumornay, MD, MBA, FAAFP
 
 
   
 
Spotlight on Clinical Research: A Selection of COVID-19 Studies at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health 
– Heather Madara and Roy S. Small, M.D.
The previous installment in this series described the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the wide-ranging research studies being conducted at Penn Medicine LG Health. The current report focuses on studies of the SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID-19) and its consequences.

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