Jul 26th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) once again is recommending that some Americans wear masks indoors. The agency called today for masks in K-12 school settings and in areas of the United States experiencing high or substantial SARS-CoV-2 transmission, even for the fully vaccina...
Jul 26th, 2021 - In a recent press briefing, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, called the COVID-19 Delta variant "one of the most infectious respiratory viruses we know of" and reported rising cases and hospitalizations in the United States. "Whether you are vaccinated or not, please know we together are not out of the woods yet," she said. "We are yet at another pivotal moment in this pandemic, with cases ri...
Jul 26th, 2021 - Many of the changes to cancer clinical trials forced through by the COVID-19 pandemic should remain, as they have made trials "more patient centered and efficient," according to a group of thought leaders in oncology. Among the potential improvements were more efficient study enrollment through secure electronic platforms, direct shipment of oral drugs to patients, remote assessment of adverse ...
Current Problems in Cancer; Greiner B, Tipton S et. al.
Jul 26th, 2021 - The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has impacted breast, colon, prostate, and lung cancer screenings in the U.S. by decreasing screening numbers.We believe multiple types of cancer screenings may have been impacted during the pandemic as a result of cancellations of elective procedures and patient fear of seeking cancer screenings during a pandemic and that Google Trends may be a ...
Human Immunology; Al-Bayatee NT, Ad'hiah AH
Jul 26th, 2021 - Soluble HLA-G (sHLA-G) molecules are considered potent immunomodulators, and their dysregulated expression has been implicated in several pathological conditions, including coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19). Therefore, a case-control study (103 COVID-19 patients and 105 controls) was performed to determine sHLA-G role in severity of COVID-19. Results revealed that median levels of sHLA-G were s...
The American Surgeon; Siddiq BS, Ward M et. al.
Jul 26th, 2021 - Presentation of a 62-year-old man with baseline chronic obstructive pulmonary disease admitted to the hospital with dyspnea and newly diagnosed COVID-19 infection. CT scan of the chest was obtained to rule out pulmonary embolism. This revealed a mural thrombus of the inner curvature of the aortic arch with a floating component. Therapeutic full dose anticoagulation was initiated in combination ...
Journal of Orthodontics; Conville RM, Flett A et. al.
Jul 26th, 2021 - To evaluate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on patients in active orthodontic treatment. Digital online survey. Two secondary care orthodontic departments in the United Kingdom. A prospective convenience sample of 103 patients in active orthodontic treatment. A 12-item questionnaire developed using the platform SurveyMonkey was used to assess the following: (1) patient's feelings towards...
Hand (New York, N.Y.); Saleh S, Faulkner H et. al.
Jul 26th, 2021 - The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has had a dramatic impact on individual and societal behaviors, as well as on health care systems. It confers a unique opportunity to examine the relationship among disease, policies, and patterns of activity, as well as their impacts on surgical unit functionality. This study aims to compare the distribution and patterns of injury at a tertiary ...
Infectious Diseases (London, England); Ringlander J, Olausson J et. al.
Jul 26th, 2021 - Reinfections with SARS-CoV-2 have been reported and most cases were classified as mild. Reports of persistent infection with SARS-CoV-2 are rare. To investigate the frequency of recurrent and persistent infection with SARS-CoV-2. Possible cases of reinfection and persistent infection were retrospectively identified in a database of 59,998 patients. Deep sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 genomes was perf...
Global Health Action; Pirrone I, Dieleman M et. al.
Jul 26th, 2021 - Syndemics are characterized by the clustering of two or more health conditions, their adverse interaction, and contextual factors that create the conditions for clustering and/or interaction that worsens health outcomes. Studying syndemics entails drawing on diverse disciplines, including epidemiology and anthropology. This often means collaboration between researchers with different scholarly ...
Epidemiology and Infection; Woudenberg T, Eberle U et. al.
Jul 26th, 2021 - Detection and viral RNA shedding of SARS-CoV-2 in respiratory specimens relative to symptom onset among COVID-19 patients in Bavaria, Germany - Addendum.|2021|Woudenberg T,Eberle U,Marosevic D,Liebl B,Ackermann N,|
Psychological Medicine; Daly M, Robinson E
Jul 26th, 2021 - Acute and longer-term psychological distress associated with testing positive for COVID-19: longitudinal evidence from a population-based study of US adults.|2021|Daly M,Robinson E,|
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology; Mehmood Q, Tahir MJ et. al.
Jul 26th, 2021 - Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever outbreak in Turkey amidst COVID-19 pandemic; a debacle for Healthcare System of Turkey.|2021|Mehmood Q,Tahir MJ,Jabbar A,Siddiqi AR,Ullah I,|
Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness; Ilesanmi OS, Akosile PO et. al.
Jul 26th, 2021 - This study aimed to assess the level of trust in the COVID-19 risk communication efforts in Nigeria. We conducted a descriptive cross-sectional study among community members aged 15 years and above in Ondo state in October, 2020. Data were collected using an interviewer-administered questionnaire. Data were analyzed using SPSS version 22. Descriptive statistics were summarized using frequencies...
Journal of Alzheimer's Disease : JAD; Tsapanou A, Zoi P et. al.
Jul 26th, 2021 - The impact of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is deteriorating as time passes and the virus keeps spreading, with people with dementia and their caregivers being affected significantly. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of prolonged isolation because of the COVID-19 pandemic on people with dementia and their caregivers. Caregivers answered online questions regarding their o...
Journal of Public Health (Oxford, England); Rocha ICN
Jul 26th, 2021 - The Philippines has recently eased its local travel restrictions among fully vaccinated individuals. Filipinos who wish to travel locally will only need to present their vaccination cards as their passports for interzonal and intrazonal movement within the country. However, a few days after the release of the new resolution pertaining to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination card ...
The British Journal of Educational Psychology; Raccanello D, Florit E et. al.
Jul 26th, 2021 - Online multiple-text comprehension is a key skill of the 21st Century, yet the study of its relations with boredom in young students has been disregarded. Boredom is an achievement emotion expected to be predicted negatively by antecedents like control and value appraisals and to be associated to a negative performance. Notwithstanding its documented domain-specificity, scarce attention has bee...
Artificial Organs; Allescher J, Rasch S et. al.
Jul 26th, 2021 - Disturbed oxygenation is foremost the leading clinical presentation in COVID -19 patients. However, a small proportion also develop carbon dioxide removal problems. The Advanced Organ Support (ADVOS) therapy (ADVITOS GmbH, Munich, Germany) uses a less invasive approach by combining extracorporeal CO2 -removal and multiple organ support for the liver and the kidneys in a single hemodialysis devi...
Journal of Clinical Nursing; Rosted E, Thomsen TG et. al.
Jul 26th, 2021 - In the current study, we aimed to explore the experiences and attitudes among healthcare professionals as they transitioned from their familiar disciplines to respiratory medicine, intensive care or other departments during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. In preparation for the increasing number of patients suspected of having or who would be severely ill from COVID-19, a major reconst...
Journal of Clinical Nursing; Patelarou A, Saliaj A et. al.
Jul 26th, 2021 - To investigate nurses' intention in accepting COVID-19 vaccination and the factors affecting their decision. COVID-19 vaccination has started in most European countries with healthcare personnel being the first group receiving the vaccine shots. Their attitude towards vaccination is of paramount significant as their role in the frontline could help in the awareness of general population. A stud...