Serological tests validated for reimbursement

Finally, after weeks of waiting, general practitioners will soon be able to order serological tests for their patients. “The Social Security reimbursement order will be published in the coming days at Official newspaper by the Ministry of Health. We expect it from this Saturday, May 23 “, says the Dr Cédric Carbonneil, immunologist and head […]

the French National Authority for Health warns against the use of self-tests

We have “A very large arsenal in France for serological tests”, indicated the Pr Dominique Le Guludec, President of the French National Authority for Health (HAS), delivering his opinion on rapid tests on May 18. These allow you to know, from a drop of blood taken at your fingertip, whether a person has encountered the […]

“Understanding the effect of confinement on living conditions”

Articulate health data and social conditions: since the start of the Covid-19 epidemic in France, no study had been launched to jointly assess the two aspects of the epidemic, and even less on the scale of the whole population. Co-led by sociologist Nathalie Bajos, director of research at Inserm, and Josiane Warszawski, epidemiologist at Inserm, […]

AP-HP confirms link between Covid-19 and heart inflammation in children

The twenty children hospitalized in recent days in the Parisian resuscitation services for heart failure have “All been in contact” with the Sars-CoV-2 virus. The link was confirmed on Thursday by the Necker Hospital team at a press conference of the Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (AH-HP). Since April 15, an unexpected number of children with […]

Concern rises over inflammation affecting children

The alert is worrying and the many pending questions will inevitably fuel anxiety. For several weeks, several medical teams in Europe have been worried about the growing appearance of serious inflammatory syndromes in children, some of which are associated with myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle). These teams wonder about the potential link with the […]

the rules are clarified for serological tests in France

The French National Authority for Health has published a first set of specifications to which these tests will have to respond, which must make it possible to know a posteriori whether a person has already been infected with the virus. Collection of a blood sample for a serological test at the La Weiss nursing home […]

“We cross our fingers, and then it’s a tragedy”

On the front line with the elderly, Jean-Paul Duplan, 69, is the coordinating doctor of two accommodation establishments for dependent elderly people (Ehpad) in the department of Essonne. For request of Release, he keeps a logbook of his daily work in the face of the coronavirus. The fight is tough. March 25 For How long […]