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Productively working together
https://www.mdedge.com/pediatrics/article/254767/mixed-topics/productively-working-together
Kevin T. Powell, MD, PhD

May 19th, 2022 - Recently, some liberal colleagues urged a boycott of a conference in Orlando, Fla. , because of various actions by its Republican state governor.

The baby formula shortage continues
https://www.mdedge.com/pediatrics/article/254763/neonatal-medicine/baby-formula-shortage-continues
Lindsay Kalter

May 19th, 2022 - Meghan Block of Weymouth, Mass. , starts her search at 5 a.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Expands Eligibility for Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Dose to Children 5 through 11 Years | FDA
https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-expands-eligibility-pfizer-biontech-covid-19-vaccine-booster-dose

May 19th, 2022 - For Immediate Release: May 17, 2022 Español Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration amended the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, authorizing the use of a single booster dose for administration to individuals 5 through 11 years of age at least five months after completion of a primary series with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. “While it has ...

COVID-19 Vaccines: Safe and Effective in Children Ages 5-11 Years.
https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2022-057314
Pediatrics Oliver SE, Wallace M et. al.

May 19th, 2022 - COVID-19 vaccines have prevented an estimated 10.3 million hospitalizations and 1.1 million deaths in the United States alone through November 2021.1 In late October and early November 2021, FDA authorized and CDC recommended use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in children ages 5-11 years.2,3 Over 4.4 million COVID-19 infections and 364 COVID-19 deaths have been reported among US childr...

Efficacy and Safety of Sitagliptin in the Treatment of COVID-19.
https://doi.org/10.1177/08971900221102119
Journal of Pharmacy Practice; Mikhael EM, Ong SC et. al.

May 19th, 2022 - Background: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is associated with a high risk of mortality especially among diabetes mellitus (DM) patients. Effective treatments against COVID-19 can complement the vaccination effort worldwide. Many review articles studied the effects of the dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP-4) inhibitors among COVID-19 patients and found conflicting results. This heterogeneity may ...

Safety of COVID-19 Vaccination in US Children Ages 5-11 Years.
https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2022-057313
Pediatrics Hause AM, Shay DK et. al.

May 19th, 2022 - Limited post-authorization safety data for BNT-162b2 COVID-19 vaccination among children ages 5-11 years are available, particularly for the adverse event myocarditis, which has been detected in adolescents and young adults. We describe adverse events observed during the first 4 months of the US COVID-19 vaccination program in this age group. We analyzed data from 3 US safety monitoring systems...

Managing Parkinson's during the COVID-19 pandemic: Perspectives from people living with...
https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.16367
Journal of Clinical Nursing; Soilemezi D, Roberts HC et. al.

May 19th, 2022 - The aim of this study was to understand how people living with Parkinson's and healthcare professionals perceived their care management and interactions with health services were affected during the COVID-19 pandemic. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many governments introduced restrictions and services that support Parkinson's care management had to cease or be delivered remotely. These changes m...

Clinical nutrition approach in medical management of COVID-19 hospitalized patients: A ...
https://doi.org/10.1177/02601060221101696
Nutrition and Health; Roudi F, Saghi E et. al.

May 19th, 2022 - Malnutrition in COVID-19 hospitalized patients is associated with a high-risk condition to increase disease severity and prolonging the recovery period. Therefore, nutritional therapy, including supplements plays a critical role to reduce disease-related complications and the length of hospital stay. To review the latest evidence on nutritional management options in COVID-19 hospitalized patien...

Comment on "Artificial intelligence in gastroenterology: A state-of-the-art review".
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9048781
World Journal of Gastroenterology; Bjørsum-Meyer T, Koulaouzidis A et. al.

May 19th, 2022 - Colon capsule endoscopy (CCE) was introduced nearly two decades ago. Initially, it was limited by poor image quality and short battery time, but due to technical improvements, it has become an equal diagnostic alternative to optical colonoscopy (OC). Hastened by the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, CCE has been introduced in clinical practice to relieve overburdened endoscopy units and move i...

COVID-19 and liver dysfunction: What nutritionists need to know.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9048466
World Journal of Gastroenterology; Wang MK, Yu XL et. al.

May 19th, 2022 - The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 has brought serious challenges for the medical field. Patients with COVID-19 usually have respiratory symptoms. However, liver dysfunction is not an uncommon presentation. Additionally, the degree of liver dysfunction is associated with the severity and prognosis of COVID-19. Prevention, d...

Predictors for Pulmonary Tuberculosis Outcome and Adverse Events in an Italian Referral...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9053535
Annals of Global Health; Di Gennaro F, Lattanzio R et. al.

May 19th, 2022 - The COVID-19 pandemic has undone years of progress in providing essential TB services and controlling the TB burden. Italy, a low TB burden country, has an incidence of 7.1 cases per 100,000 people. To control the TB spreading in Italy is critical to investigate the characteristics of patients with the worst outcomes and the highest risk of adverse events related to antituberculosis therapy. Th...

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on England's national prescriptions of oral vitamin K a...
https://doi.org/10.1080/03007995.2022.2078100
Current Medical Research and Opinion; Alkhameys S, Barrett R

May 19th, 2022 - Background: Direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs) were developed as an alternative to warfarin to treat and prevent thromboembolism, including stroke prevention in non-valvular atrial fibrillation patients. The COVID-19 pandemic could increase the risk of stroke and/or the risk of bleeding in patients due to nonadherence or sub/supra-optimal dosing. Objective: To investigate DOAC prescripti...

Electronic blood glucose monitoring impacts on provider and patient behavior.
https://doi.org/10.1093/jamia/ocac069
Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association :... Root A, Connolly C et. al.

May 19th, 2022 - Recent technological development along with the constraints imposed by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic have led to increased availability of patient-generated health data. However, it is not well understood how to effectively integrate this new technology into large health systems. This article seeks to identify interventions to increase utilization of electronic blood glucose ...

Cognitive remediation therapy for post-acute persistent cognitive deficits in COVID-19 ...
https://doi.org/10.1080/09602011.2022.2075016
Neuropsychological Rehabilitation; Palladini M, Bravi B et. al.

May 19th, 2022 - ABSTRACTCognitive impairments figure prominently in COVID-19 survivors. Cognitive remediation therapy (CRT) improves functional outcomes reducing long-term cognitive deficits in several neurological and psychiatric conditions. Our case-control study investigates the efficacy of a CRT programme administered to COVID-19 survivors in the post-acute phase of the illness. Seventy-three COVID-19 surv...

Acceptance of the COVID-19 vaccine based on the health belief model: a multicenter nati...
https://doi.org/10.1080/21645515.2022.2076523
Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics; Wang H, Huang YM et. al.

May 19th, 2022 - Vaccine uptake rate is crucial for herd immunity. Medical care workers (MCWs) can serve as ambassadors of COVID-19 vaccine acceptance. This study aimed to assess MCWs' willingness to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, and to explore the factors affecting COVID-19 vaccination acceptance. A multicenter study among medical care workers was conducted in seven selected hospitals from seven geographical t...

Omicron SARS-CoV-2 variant of concern: A review on its transmissibility, immune evasion...
https://doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000029165 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.50.2101147 10.1056/NEJMc2119358 10.1056/NEJMc2119641 10.1056/NEJMc2119270 10.1056/NEJMc2200133
Medicine Mohsin M, Mahmud S

May 19th, 2022 - Omicron, the new Covid-19 variant, has already become dominant in many countries and is spreading at an unprecedented speed. The objective of this study was to review the existing literature on Omicron's transmissibility, immune evasion, reinfection, and severity.A literature search was performed using "PubMed," "Web of Science," "Scopus," "ScienceDirect," "Google Scholar," "medRxiv," and "bioR...

Patterns and mechanisms of major trauma injuries during and after the UK Covid-19 Natio...
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00068-022-01964-5 10.1016/j.injury.2020.07.014 10.1503/cmaj.050051 10.1016/j.injury.2018.12.031 10.1177/0003134820939904 10.1136/tsaco-2020-000505 10.1302/2633-1462.15.bjo-2020-0028.r1 10.1080/17453674.2020.1783621 10.1136/emermed-2015-205265 10.1136/emermed-2019-208541 10.1016/j.afjem.2020.06.005 10.1007/s00068-021-01654-8
European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : Offici... Adiamah A, Lewis-Lloyd C et. al.

May 19th, 2022 - To compare patterns and mechanisms of injuries during and after the UK Nationwide lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic. This prospective cohort study included all major trauma admissions during the 10-week period of the nationwide lockdown (09/03/2020-18/05/2020), compared with admissions in the 10-weeks following the full lifting of lockdown restrictions (04/07/20-12/09/2020). Differences in ...

Real-world experience with available, outpatient COVID-19 therapies in solid organ tran...
https://doi.org/10.1111/ajt.17098
American Journal of Transplantation : Official Journal Of... Radcliffe C, Palacios CF et. al.

May 19th, 2022 - The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic continues to place a substantial burden on healthcare systems. Outpatient therapies for mild-to-moderate disease have reduced hospitalizations and deaths in clinical trials, but the real-world effectiveness of monoclonal antibodies and oral antiviral agents in solid organ transplant recipients (SOTR) with COVID-19 is largely uncharacterized. We conducted a single-center,...

Inflammation, underweight, malignancy and a marked catabolic state as predictors for wo...
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0268432
PloS One; Guglielmi V, Colangeli L et. al.

May 19th, 2022 - During COVID-19 pandemic, Internal Medicine Units (IMUs) accounted for about 70% of patients hospitalized. Although a large body of data has been published regarding the so-called first wave of the pandemic, little is known about the characteristics and predictors of worse outcomes of patients managed in IMUs during the second wave. We prospectively assessed demographics, comorbidities, treatme...

Hispanic ethnicity and mortality among critically ill patients with COVID-19.
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0268022
PloS One; Ricardo AC, Chen J et. al.

May 19th, 2022 - Hispanic persons living in the United States (U.S.) are at higher risk of infection and death from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) compared with non-Hispanic persons. Whether this disparity exists among critically ill patients with COVID-19 is unknown. To evaluate ethnic disparities in mortality among critically ill adults with COVID-19 enrolled in the Study of the Treatment and Outcomes in...