COVID-19 Rush Journal Club

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Over 280 studies reviewed to date

For a list of all journal posts, please visit our Journal Club Archives sorted by topic.

Publications on current clinical treatments recommended for COVID-19 can also be found on the Rush COVID-19 Publication Tracker dashboard.

December 17 edition

Happy Thursday, everyone!

We have new reviews today with interesting topics ranging from the seropositivity for COVID-19 in the US population to ischemic and hemorrhagic complications from COVID-19. Scroll down for details of the reviews!

We are excited that the vaccines have started rolling out here at Rush and beyond. We hope we are entering a new phase in this pandemic, and we are thankful for our healthcare community today.

As always, check out our Instagram @rmc_covidjournal for our latest stories.

Critical Care

  • Cerebral Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Complications of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Dallas Kramer, MS4)  


  • Tocilizumab among patients with COVID-19 in the intensive care unit: a multicentre observational study (Review by Alex Hodakowski, MS2) 

  • Monoclonal Antibodies for Prevention and Treatment of COVID-19 (Review by Lauren Grimm, MS1)  

Public Health

  • Risk of severe COVID-19 among workers and their household members. (Robert Roth, MS1)  

  • Trends in Outpatient Care Delivery and Telemedicine During the COVID-19 Pandemic in the US (Review by Mohammed Abdul Sami, MS1)  

  • Psychological Distress and COVID-19-Related Stressors Reported in a Longitudinal Cohort of US Adults in April and July 2020 (Review by Carter Do, MS1) 


  • Receptor binding and priming of the spike protein of SARS-CoV-2 for membrane fusion (Robert Roth, MS1)  


  • Pregnancy Outcomes Among Women With and Without Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Infection (Review by Lauren Grimm, MS1) 
  • Estimated SARS-CoV-2 Seroprevalence in the US as of September 2020 (Review by Alex Hodakowski, MS2) 


  • Laboratory Findings Associated With Severe Illness and Mortality Among Hospitalized Individuals With Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Eastern Massachusetts (Review by Melissa Porterhouse, M1)  

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