Mar 19th, 2023 - To crack down on price gouging, proposed legislation in Missouri calls for allowing felony charges against healthcare staffing agencies that substantially raise their prices during a declared emergency. A New York bill includes a cap on the amount staffing agencies can charge healthcare facilities. And a Texas measure would allow civil penalties against such agencies. These proposed regulations...
Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society; Teoh Z, Willis ZI
Mar 18th, 2023 - Two new articles describe the use and implementation of monoclonal antibodies to treat COVID-19 in children. While these studies provide valuable guidance for pediatric clinicians, more studies of monoclonal antibodies and other COVID-19 therapies in children are needed.
JAMA Coker TR, Cheng TL et. al.
Mar 18th, 2023 - Addressing the Long-term Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Children and Families: A Report From the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.|2023|Coker TR,Cheng TL,Ybarra M,|
International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry; Ali T, Mroz EL et. al.
Mar 18th, 2023 - Studies have separately examined the health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on persons with dementia and their caregivers. Less attention has been paid to the social and emotional impacts of the pandemic in this population or how these individuals are mutually coping with the pandemic. Guided by the social citizenship theory, this qualitative study sought to characterize how persons with demen...
Evidence-based Nursing; Ebrahimpour F
Mar 18th, 2023 - Need to reduce anxiety and obtain individualised information are considered the main supportive components of parents/caregivers of children with cancer through the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK.|2023|Ebrahimpour F,|
BMJ Open; Starvaggi CA, Travaglini N et. al.
Mar 18th, 2023 - To describe the development and usage of www.coronabambini.ch as an example of a paediatric electronic public health application and to explore its potential and limitations in providing information on disease epidemiology and public health policy implementation. We developed and maintained a non-commercial online decision support tool, www.coronabambini.ch, to translate the Swiss Federal Offic...
Paediatric Drugs; Zempsky W, Bell J et. al.
Mar 18th, 2023 - Pain has a multifaceted impact on individuals worldwide, affecting their physical functioning, emotional well-being, and quality of life. Children (age < 18 years) have a high prevalence of conditions associated with pain, such as toothache, headache, earache, sore throat, and respiratory tract infections, many of which may be accompanied by fever. Globally, the pharmacologic treatment of pain ...
Paediatric Anaesthesia; Kern D, Bourdaud N et. al.
Mar 18th, 2023 - The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted the development of anesthesia teleconsultation in many countries. In pediatric anesthesia, data about anesthesia teleconsultation are scarce. The main objective of this prospective descriptive study was to provide an evaluation of the feasibility of pediatric anesthesia teleconsultation. Perception of the safety and quality, parental and medical satisfaction w...
Autism Research : Official Journal of the International S... Koffer Miller KH, Cooper DS et. al.
Mar 18th, 2023 - There are clear racial disparities that impact the education system. To capture the educational experiences of family members of Black autistic children as compared to white autistic children in the United States (US), a mixed methods design was implemented and included semi-structured interviews with family members of children between the ages of 5-12 who participated in a survey. The survey r...
MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report; Fairlie T, Chu B et. al.
Mar 18th, 2023 - COVID-19 can lead to severe outcomes in children (1). Vaccination decreases risk for COVID-19 illness, severe disease, and death (2). On December 13, 2020, CDC recommended COVID-19 vaccination for persons aged ≥16 years, with expansion on May 12, 2021, to children and adolescents (children) aged 12-15 years, and on November 2, 2021, to children aged 5-11 years (3). As of March 8, 2023, COVID-19...
PloS One; McCloskey AP, Lunn A et. al.
Mar 18th, 2023 - Appropriate medication use is essential in ensuring optimal pharmacotherapeutic outcomes. It is mistakenly assumed that adults can swallow solid oral dosage forms (SODFs, e.g. tablets/capsules colloquially referred to as 'pills'), without difficulty and that children cannot. KidzMed is a 'pill swallowing' training programme designed to teach effective SODF use in patients of all ages. It may be...
PloS One; Winfield A, Sugar C et. al.
Mar 18th, 2023 - The COVID-19 pandemic uprooted regular routines forcing many children to learn from home, requiring many adults to work from home, and cutting families off from support outside the home. Public health restrictions associated with the pandemic caused widespread psychological distress including depression and anxiety, increased fear, panic, and stress. These trends are particularly concerning for...
Lancet (London, England); Beynon C
Mar 18th, 2023 - The number of children living with obesity in the UK is increasing, and the rise has been exacerbated by the lockdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic, when school attendance was suspended and leisure activities were curtailed. Whether an association exists between obesity and problems with peer relationships in children has not been definitively answered because few datasets collect these data si...
BMC Psychiatry; Zhang X, Yan Y et. al.
Mar 18th, 2023 - More adolescents suffered from depressive disorder, and what was worse, the morbidity increased annually. The situation was getting worse during COVID-19 pandemic. The prevalence of depression among adolescents in China has increased a lot due to social and economic development, family-associated reasons, academic stress, interpersonal relationships, and so on. This study aimed to determine the...
Lancet (London, England); Parnham JC, Vamos EP et. al.
Mar 18th, 2023 - A Free School Meals (FSM) policy is a well recognised intervention for tackling food insecurity among children (up to the age 18 years) whose parents receive state benefits. National school closures during the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the need to rapidly adapt the delivery of FSM to protect the most disadvantaged children in the UK from increased food insecurity. A range of food assistance...
Lancet (London, England); Tinner L
Mar 18th, 2023 - Despite increased focus on adolescence, young people's voices are often undervalued and underrepresented in inequalities research. Through exploring young people's perceptions of health and inequality, we might understand how public health interventions can be more effective and equitable. Engaging with youth through art enables self-expression on these complex and sensitive topics. This qualit...
Lancet (London, England); Rosenthal DM, Heys M et. al.
Mar 18th, 2023 - Children younger than 5 years living in temporary accommodation due to homelessness (U5TA) are extremely vulnerable to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Few qualitative studies have examined provider perspectives in family homelessness, but none focused on U5TA specifically. We aimed to qualitatively explore professionals' perspectives of pandemic-related challenges and barriers experienced...
Lancet (London, England); Scott S, McGowan VJ et. al.
Mar 18th, 2023 - The Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise sector has a crucial role in supporting the health and wellbeing of people who are marginalised or who have multiple complex needs. We aimed to understand perceptions of those working in the sector and examine the short-term, medium-term, and long-term effects of COVID-19 on Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise organisations in northern England...
Mar 17th, 2023 - Approach Considerations Utilization of programs established by the FDA to allow clinicians to gain access to investigational therapies during the pandemic has been essential. The expanded access (EA) and emergency use authorization (EUA) programs allowed for rapid deployment of potential therapies for investigation and investigational therapies with emerging evidence. A review by Rizk et al des...
Mar 17th, 2023 - After publication of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) genetic sequence on January 11, 2020, research and collaboration among scientists and biopharmaceutical manufacturers quickly followed. Various methods are used for vaccine discovery and manufacturing. Two mRNA vaccines (Comirnaty by Pfizer and Spikevax by Moderna) have gained full approval by the US Food a...