May 9th, 2021 - In 2020, the 8th Annual Beirut Breast Cancer Conference (BBCC) was our last in-person meeting. The first cases of COVID-19 started in Lebanon around the end of February 2020, and the pandemic continues into its second year, with waves of rising cases following superspreader events and other likely causes. Like so many other professional meetings, the 9th Annual BBCC was held February 11–13, 202...
Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Di... Sonuga-Barke EJS
May 7th, 2021 - Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, many governments have implemented national or regional lockdowns to slow the spread of infection. The widely anticipated negative impact these interventions would have on families, including on their mental health, were not included in decision models. The purpose of this editorial is, therefore, to stimulate debate by considering some...
Journal of Pharmacy Practice; Lazaridis D, Leung S et. al.
May 7th, 2021 - Emerging data suggest that coagulopathy, cytokine storm, and acute respiratory distress syndrome are associated with the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The prevalence of hypercoagulable state in these patients is unknown, but appears to be higher compared to those with other critically ill patients. Elevated D-dimer, large blood vessels clots, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and ...
International Reviews of Immunology; Aspatwar A, Gong W et. al.
May 7th, 2021 - Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) is a live attenuated M. bovis vaccine that was developed about 100 years ago by Albert Calmette and Camille Guérin. Many countries have been using the vaccine for decades against tuberculosis (TB). The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends a single dose of BCG for infants in TB endemic as well as leprosy high risk countries, and globally almost 130 million in...
Gut Microbes; Romano-Keeler J, Zhang J et. al.
May 7th, 2021 - Mortality and morbidity from SARS-CoV2 (COVID-19) infections in children remains low, including an exceedingly low rate of horizontal and vertical transmission. However, unforeseen complications to childhood health have emerged secondary to the pandemic. Few studies to date have examined unintended complications of the pandemic in newborns and infants. In this Commentary, we discuss the impact ...
The Journal of Social Psychology; Gordils J, Elliot AJ et. al.
May 7th, 2021 - This research examined the effects of the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic on perceived Black-White intergroup competition and negative intergroup psychological outcomes. Two datasets (collected before  and after the onset of [April, 2020] COVID-19) were combined (N = 2,131) for this research. The data provided support for the hypothesis that perceptions of Black-White intergroup competitio...
Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : JCSM : Official Publ... McQuillan ME, Anderson A et. al.
May 7th, 2021 - The worldwide coronavirus pandemic in 2020 radically changed the landscape of psychology service provision and training, with rapid rollouts of telemedicine to promote safe access to care. In this perspective article, we share the experiences of four psychology trainees, all of whom worked as psychology interns or postdoctoral fellows in pediatric behavioral sleep medicine during the pandemic. ...
British Journal of Pharmacology; Scavone C, Mascolo A et. al.
May 7th, 2021 - COVID-19 is a complex disease, and many difficulties are faced today especially in the proper choice of pharmacological treatments. The role of antiviral agents for COVID-19 is still being investigated and evidence for immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory drugs is quite conflicting, whereas the use of corticosteroids is supported by robust evidence. The use of heparins in hospitalized critica...
Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica; Methfessel I, Besse M et. al.
May 7th, 2021 - Continuation and maintenance ECT (c-/m-ECT) are effective in the prevention of relapse and recurrence of both affective and psychotic disorders. However, data are scarce concerning the trajectories of severe mental disorders after the end of c-/m-ECT. This prospective study investigates the clinical outcome of patients with versus without modifications of their c-/m-ECT schedules. In the contex...
Hepatology (Baltimore, Md.); Yip TC, Wong VW et. al.
May 7th, 2021 - We compared risk of acute liver injury and mortality in COVID-19 patients with current, past, and no hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. This was a territory-wide retrospective cohort study in Hong Kong. COVID-19 patients between 23 January 2020 and 1 January 2021 were identified. Patients with hepatitis C or no hepatitis B surface antigen results were excluded. The primary outcome was mortality...
American Journal of Transplantation : Official Journal Of... Benotmane I, Risch S et. al.
May 7th, 2021 - The exact duration of viable SARS-CoV-2 shedding in kidney transplant recipients (KTRs) remains unclear. Here, we retrospectively investigated this issue using cell cultures of SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR-positive nasopharyngeal samples (n = 40) obtained from 16 KTRs with symptomatic COVID-19 up to 39 days from symptom onset. A length of viable SARS-CoV-2 shedding >3 weeks from the onset of symptoms was ...
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Advances in Therapy; Wei W, Sivapalasingam S et. al.
May 7th, 2021 - Identifying risk factors for progression to severe COVID-19 requiring urgent medical visits and hospitalizations (UMVs) among patients initially diagnosed in the outpatient setting may help inform patient management. The objective of this study was to estimate the incidence of and risk factors for COVID-19-related UMVs after outpatient COVID-19 diagnosis or positive SARS-CoV-2 test. Data for th...
Transplant International : Official Journal of the Europe... Maggiore U
May 7th, 2021 - Acute kidney injury (AKI) occurs frequently in the course of COVID-19 in the general population, its incidence ranging from 7% in hospitalized patients to above 20% in patients admitted to ICU. The definitive pathogenesis is still unclear. However, because in most cases the pattern of injury is acute tubular necrosis and endothelial injury, it is likely that most cases of AKI are the result of ...
Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice; Al-Metwali BZ, Al-Jumaili AA et. al.
May 7th, 2021 - Little is known about hesitancy to receive the COVID-19 vaccines. The objectives of this study were (1) to assess the perceptions of healthcare workers (HCWs) and the general population regarding the COVID-19 vaccines, (2) to evaluate factors influencing the acceptance of vaccination using the health belief model (HBM), and (3) to qualitatively explore the suggested intervention strategies to p...
The Clinical Teacher; Okhiria ED, Rahnejat KR
May 7th, 2021 - Inequalities of pandemic proportions.|2021|Okhiria ED,Rahnejat KR,|
Immunity, Inflammation and Disease; Ucciferri C, Caiazzo L et. al.
May 7th, 2021 - We designed this study to identify laboratory and radiological parameters, which could be useful to guide the clinician, in the evaluation of a suspected case of coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19). This retrospective, observational, single-center-study recruited patients with a suspect of COVID-19 data were extracted from electronic medical records using a standardized data collection form. A to...
A&A Practice; Sharma R, Yim PD et. al.
May 7th, 2021 - A significant number of patients with coronavirus disease 2019 develop strokes with large vessel obstructions that may require endovascular treatment for revascularization. Our series focuses on periprocedural issues and the anesthetic management of these patients. We analyzed medical records of 5 patients with positive reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction tests for severe acute resp...
JAMA DeMerle K, Angus DC et. al.
May 7th, 2021 - Precision Medicine for COVID-19: Phenotype Anarchy or Promise Realized?|2021|DeMerle K,Angus DC,Seymour CW,|
The British Journal of Surgery; Clifford RE, Harji D et. al.
May 7th, 2021 - Rectal cancer management during the COVID-19 pandemic (ReCaP): multicentre prospective observational study.|2021|Clifford RE,Harji D,Poynter L,Jackson R,Adams R,|
Current Psychiatry Reports; Connolly SL, Kuhn E et. al.
May 7th, 2021 - Interest in digital mental health, especially smartphone apps, has expanded in light of limited access to mental health services and the need for remote care during COVID-19. Digital clinics, in which apps are blended into routine care, offer a potential solution to common implementation challenges including low user engagement and lack of clinical integration of apps. While the number of menta...