Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Guidelines on the Diagnosis of COVID-19
Access the full guidelines HERE. Content specific to testing from IDSA can be found in the following locations of the guidelines:
- The Executive Summary includes an algorithm based on 15 recommendations for SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid testing based on systematic reviews of the diagnostic literature. (Figure 1).
- Recommendation 15: The IDSA panel suggests SARS-CoV-2 RNA testing in asymptomatic individuals without a known exposure to COVID-19 who are undergoing a time-sensitive aerosol generating procedure (e.g., bronchoscopy) when PPE is limited, and testing is available (conditional recommendation, very low certainty of evidence).
- [Research] What Impact Has COVID-19 Had on Outpatient Visits? [April 23]
- [Research] Safety Recommendations for Evaluation and Surgery of the Head and Neck During the COVID-19 Pandemic Givi B, Schiff BA, Chinn SB, et al. Safety Recommendations for Evaluation and Surgery of the Head and Neck During the COVID-19 Pandemic. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online March 31, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.0780.
- [Research] Surgical Considerations for Tracheostomy During the COVID-19 Pandemic Tay JK, Khoo ML, Loh WS. Surgical Considerations for Tracheostomy During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons Learned From the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Outbreak. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. Published online March 31, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.0764
- [Research]Olfactory and Gustatory Dysfunctions as a Clinical Presentation of Mild to Moderate forms of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): A Multicenter European Study, accepted for publication in Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol
- [Research] Anosmia outbreak in Iran: Coincidence of COVID-19 epidemic and olfactory dysfunction outbreak, preprint shared by author Seyed Hamidreza Bagheri, MD.
- [Resource] Handbook of COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment, The First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Compiled According to Clinical Experience, Editor Prof. Tingbo LIANG
- [Research] PRECAUTIONS FOR ENDOSCOPIC TRANSNASAL SKULL BASE SURGERY DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
- [Commentary] COVID-19 and Ear Surgery, (RK Jackler, Stanford)
- [Video] Stanford Medicine OHNS ENT Town Hall Regarding COVID-19 The AAO-HNS would like to thank Robert K. Jackler, MD and the Stanford Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery for the incredible effort required to produce the following Town Hall meeting on COVID-19 and for their willingness to share their information with all otolaryngologists.
- [Research] Content Related to Coronavirus in Annals of Internal Medicine
- [Research] Safe tracheostomy for patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome. Wei WI et al. Laryngoscope. (2003)