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A risk assessment tool for resumption of research activities during the COVID-19 pandem...
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12874-021-01232-x 10.1111/jgs.16443 10.1016/j.brs.2020.05.010 10.1111/jgs.16500 10.1289/EHP5751 10.1289/EHP6407 10.1289/EHP6422 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2020.26.1.2002106 10.1177/136140960100600107
BMC Medical Research Methodology; Simkovich SM, Thompson LM et. al.

Apr 13th, 2021 - The spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 has suspended many non-COVID-19 related research activities. Where restarting research activities is permitted, investigators need to evaluate the risks and benefits of resuming data collection and adapt procedures to minimize risk. In the context of the multicountry Household Air Pollution Intervention (HAPIN) trial conducted in rur...

Aerosols, airflow, and airspace contamination during laparoscopy.
https://doi.org/10.1093/bjs/znab114
The British Journal of Surgery; Hardy N, Dalli J et. al.

Apr 8th, 2021 - Laparoscopic surgery has been undermined throughout the COVID-19 pandemic by concerns that it may generate an infectious risk to the operating team through aerosolization of peritoneal particles. There is anyway a need for increased awareness and understanding of the occupational hazard for surgical teams regarding unfiltered escape of pollutants generated by surgical smoke and other microbials...

Clear plastic bags effectively limit aerosolization and droplet spray during extubation...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7955927
Journal of Clinical Anesthesia; Ajimi J, Kosaka M et. al.

Apr 2nd, 2021 - Clear plastic bags effectively limit aerosolization and droplet spray during extubation in the era of COVID-19.|2021|Ajimi J,Kosaka M,Takahashi M,Furuya H,Nishiyama J,|

Difficult Airway Management in Adult COVID-19 Patients: Statement by the Society of Air...
https://doi.org/10.1213/ANE.0000000000005554
Anesthesia and Analgesia; Foley LJ, Urdaneta F et. al.

Mar 12th, 2021 - The COVID-19 disease, caused by Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, often results in severe hypoxemia requiring airway management. Because SARS CoV-2 virus is spread via respiratory droplets, bag-mask ventilation, intubation, and extubation may place health care workers (HCW) at risk. While existing recommendations address airway management in patients with COVID-19, no guidance exists specifically for dif...

Closed Bronchoscopy System: An Innovative Approach to Minimize Aerosolization During Br...
https://doi.org/10.1213/XAA.0000000000001417
A&A Practice; Sharkey A, Zucco L et. al.

Mar 9th, 2021 - Health care workers performing aerosolizing procedures on patients with transmissible infections such as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) are at high-risk for disease acquisition. Current guidelines designed to protect health care workers during aerosolizing procedures prioritize personal protective equipment and enhanced infection control techniques, in particular d...

Phrenic nerve study as outcome in clinical trials for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
https://doi.org/10.1080/21678421.2021.1895842
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis & Frontotemporal Degeneration; Pinto S, De Carvalho M

Mar 8th, 2021 - Introduction: Respiratory tests are fundamental for monitoring respiratory function in ALS, and essential in clinical trials. Slow vital capacity (SVC) was canceled in some countries to prevent COVID-19 transmission. We aimed to test phrenic nerve motor responses as an option to SVC in clinical trials. Methodology: Patients followed-up in our unit were selected respecting inclusion criteria use...

The Answer to the Silent "Super Spreader": An Innovative Way to Manage Chest Drains on ...
https://doi.org/10.1213/XAA.0000000000001419
A&A Practice; Angeles C, Magharious P et. al.

Mar 8th, 2021 - The risk of aerosol transmission has been a key factor for the rapid dissemination of the coronavirus pandemic. Transportation of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)-infected patients with active air leaks could expose unprotected health care personnel and other patients to aerosolized viral particles. We devised a way to avoid aerosolization while the chest tube drain is on water seal. It invo...

The Use of Chisels in the Extraction of Mandibular Third Molars: A Technique That May P...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7857142
Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery : Official Jour... Chien AT, Stehle NE et. al.

Mar 1st, 2021 - An aerosolizing reducing technique for the extraction of impacted mandibular third molars with the use of a bibevel chisel and mallet will be presented. Every oral and maxillofacial surgeon should have this technique in their armamentarium, especially with the current global pandemic with the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, the cause of coronavirus disease 2019. In this era, we...

COVID-19: Impact on the Musician and Returning to Singing; A Literature Review.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7808728
Journal of Voice : Official Journal of the Voice Foundation; Vance D, Shah P et. al.

Feb 15th, 2021 - The purpose of this study was to review current literature of the impact of COVID-19 on musicians and returning to singing. A comprehensive search of peer-review articles was completed using PubMed, GoogleScholar, Scopus, and Web of Science. The search was completed using many key terms including voice, hoarseness, dysphonia, aphonia, cough, singers, and public speakers. The bibliography from e...

Pragmatic Recommendations for Tracheostomy, Discharge, and Rehabilitation Measures in H...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7957235
The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene; Schultz MJ, Ahmed HY et. al.

Feb 3rd, 2021 - New studies of COVID-19 are constantly updating best practices in clinical care. However, research mainly originates in resource-rich settings in high-income countries. Often, it is impractical to apply recommendations based on these investigations to resource-constrained settings in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). We report on a set of pragmatic recommendations for tracheostomy, disc...

Pragmatic Recommendations for the Management of Acute Respiratory Failure and Mechanica...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7957237
The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene; Serpa Neto A, Checkley W et. al.

Feb 3rd, 2021 - Management of patients with severe or critical COVID-19 is mainly modeled after care for patients with severe pneumonia or acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) from other causes, and these recommendations are based on evidence that often originates from investigations in resource-rich intensive care units located in high-income countries. Often, it is impractical to apply these recommenda...

COVID-19 Has Turned Cardiac Resuscitation Upside Down
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/944738

Jan 26th, 2021 - On October 20, 2020, the American Heart Association (AHA) released online its latest update of the Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. The update included no major or groundbreaking changes from the 2015 guidelines, and it did not address the COVID-19 pandemic, which has turned many traditional concepts of resuscitation upside down. Fortunately, in Ap...

Knowledge translation tools to guide care of non-intubated patients with acute respirat...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7791165
Critical Care (London, England); Leasa D, Cameron P et. al.

Jan 9th, 2021 - Providing optimal care to patients with acute respiratory illness while preventing hospital transmission of COVID-19 is of paramount importance during the pandemic; the challenge lies in achieving both goals simultaneously. Controversy exists regarding the role of early intubation versus use of non-invasive respiratory support measures to avoid intubation. This review summarizes available evide...

Contribution of Interventional Radiologist in the Management of Pseudoaneurysm and Neck...
https://doi.org/10.1177/0145561320987030
Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal; Zhang N, Lechien JR et. al.

Jan 7th, 2021 - Patients with severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may have endothelial inflammation, pseudoaneurysm, and an increasing risk of bleeding, especially during surgical procedures. In this article, we reported 2 cases of COVID-19 patients with neck vascular lesions. The first patient had pseudoaneurysm of the cricothyroid artery, which was treated by percutaneous glue injection through ultras...

Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in Surgical Smoke during Laparoscopy: A Prospective, Proof-o...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7833707
Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology; Bogani G, Ditto A et. al.

Dec 29th, 2020 - There are growing concerns regarding the potential risk of coronavirus disease transmission during surgery and in particular during minimally invasive procedures owing to the aerosolization of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) particles. However, no study has demonstrated this hypothesis. Here, we aimed to investigate the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in surgical smoke. A pr...

Noninvasive mechanical ventilation in the COVID-19 era: Proposal for a continuous posit...
https://doi.org/10.1111/aor.13888
Artificial Organs; Cavaglià M, Olivieri C et. al.

Dec 16th, 2020 - Noninvasive continuous positive airway pressure (NIV-CPAP) is effective in patients with hypoxemic respiratory failure. Building evidence during the COVID-19 emergency reported that around 50% of patients in Italy treated with NIV-CPAP avoided the need for invasive mechanical ventilation. Standard NIV-CPAP systems operate at high gas flow rates responsible for noise generation and inadequate hu...

Challenges in Brain Death Determination and Apnea Testing for Patients with COVID-19.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7577670
Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases : the Offi... Radaideh Y, Garg R et. al.

Dec 1st, 2020 - Apnea testing remains essential for the clinical evaluation of brain death determination. In patients who test positive for SARS-CoV-2, disconnecting the patient from the ventilator and introducing high flow oxygen into the endotracheal tube increases the risk for aerosolization of airway secretions and exposure of the examiner. Case report of a patient with an intracerebral hemorrhage that evo...

Quantification of Aerosol Generation During Cataract Surgery.
https://doi.org/10.1097/j.jcrs.0000000000000530
Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery; Noureddin GS, Iovieno A et. al.

Nov 24th, 2020 - To determine whether phacoemulsification cataract surgery is an aerosol-generating medical procedure (AGMP) and therefore, to help determine the personal protective equipment required by healthcare providers in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic, as COVID-19 can be transmitted via aerosolization during AGMPs. Laboratory DESIGN:: In this laboratory-based simulation, phacoemulsification cataract su...

Low incidence of airborne SARS-CoV-2 in acute care hospital rooms with optimized ventil...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7734095
Emerging Microbes & Infections; Dumont-Leblond N, Veillette M et. al.

Nov 18th, 2020 - The worldwide repercussions of COVID-19 sparked important research efforts, yet the detailed contribution of aerosols in the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 has not been elucidated. In an attempt to quantify viral aerosols in the environment of infected patients, we collected 100 air samples in acute care hospital rooms hosting 22 patients over the course of nearly two months using three different a...

Prophylactic Dressings for Maintaining Skin Integrity of Healthcare Workers When Using ...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7678667
Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing : Offici... Pacis M, Azor-Ocampo A et. al.

Nov 17th, 2020 - Extended use of N95 respirator masks is far more prevalent during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. As WOC nurses, we were tasked with formulating procedures for protecting the facial skin integrity of healthcare workers (HCWs) using personal protective devices when caring for patients with suspected or active COVID-19, while avoiding contamination when the masks are donned or d...