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Summer Campers Spread COVID at Home, Follow-Up Finds
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/955803

Aug 2nd, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. After SARS-CoV-2 spread at a sleepaway camp in Georgia last summer, researchers described the efficient spread and high attack rates at camp. In a report published online in The New England Journal of Medicine, researchers found that campers spread COVID to household members after returning home...

Current and Future Food Insufficiency During Covid-19: Examining Disparities by Race/Et...
https://doi.org/10.1007/s40615-021-01116-2 10.1002/aepp.13099 10.1002/aepp.13069 10.1097/FCH.0000000000000183 10.2105/AJPH.2012.300865 10.1136/jech-2012-200999
Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities; Altman CE, Dondero M et. al.

Aug 1st, 2021 - The Covid-19 pandemic, which began in early 2020, has eroded the previous decade's reductions in food insecurity. Pandemic-related food insufficiency has been concentrated among Black and Hispanic households and those who have experienced a recent work loss. Households with children are particularly vulnerable. Using the first twenty-one weeks of the US Census Bureau's Household Pulse Survey da...

Sleep-related problems and eating habits during COVID-19 lockdown in a southern Brazili...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sleep.2021.07.003
Sleep Medicine; López-Gil JF, R Gaya A et. al.

Aug 1st, 2021 - The pandemic has affected children's behaviors and this fact has an effect on their healthy habits, such as sleep and diet. The aim of the current study was to determinate the prevalence of sleep-related problems and its relationship with eating habits in children from the south of Brazil during the pandemic. Parents/legal guardians of 3-17 years old participants responded to a online survey di...

Short-term impacts of COVID-19 on family caregivers: Emotion regulation, coping, and me...
https://doi.org/10.1002/jclp.23228
Journal of Clinical Psychology; Russell BS, Hutchison M et. al.

Aug 1st, 2021 - The negative mental health impact of coronavirus disease 2019-related stressors may be heightened for those caring for children, who bear responsibity for their welfare during disasters. Based on the Transactional Model of Stress and Coping, we inquired whether caregivers' emotion regulation and coping behavior were associated with posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS). Data were collected throu...

Anxiety and depressive symptoms in U.S. Census Bureau assessments of adults: Trends fro...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.janxdis.2021.102455
Journal of Anxiety Disorders; Twenge JM, McAllister C et. al.

Aug 1st, 2021 - Events from spring to fall 2020, including the COVID-19 pandemic, hate crimes, and social unrest, may have impacted mental health, particularly mood and anxiety disorders. This study compares rates of positive screens for anxiety and depressive disorders in separate U.S. national samples from 2019 and April to September 2020. The analysis includes trends within demographic groups, which have re...

The toll of COVID-19 on African children: A descriptive analysis on the COVID-19-relate...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2021.07.060
International Journal of Infectious Diseases : IJID : Off... Velásquez SR, Jacques L et. al.

Aug 1st, 2021 - Few data on the COVID-19 epidemiological characteristics among the pediatric population in Africa exists. This paper examines the age and sex distribution of the morbidity and mortality rate in children with COVID-19 and compares it to the adult population within 15 Sub-Saharan African countries. A merge line listing dataset shared by countries within the Regional Office for Africa was analyzed...

Mitigating Childhood Food Insecurity during COVID-19: A Qualitative Study of how School...
https://doi.org/10.1017/S1368980021003141
Public Health Nutrition; Jowell AH, Bruce JS et. al.

Jul 31st, 2021 - To explore best practices and challenges in providing school meals during COVID-19 in a low-income, predominantly Latino, urban-rural region. Semi structured interviews with school district stakeholders and focus groups with parents were conducted to explore school meal provision during COVID-19 from June to August 2020. Data was coded and themes were identified to guide analysis. Community org...

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in an adult following the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine (MIS-V).
https://doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2021-243888
BMJ Case Reports; Nune A, Iyengar KP et. al.

Jul 31st, 2021 - SARS-CoV-2 vaccine roll-out has been successful in the UK and other parts of the world; however, there are increasing concerns about adverse events. A 44-year-old woman presented to a UK hospital with left upper arm pain at the vaccine site a couple of days after receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA vaccine, which progressed to fever, diarrhoea and abdominal pain over the next few days. She had a...

Examining changes in parent-reported child and adolescent mental health throughout the ...
https://doi.org/10.1111/jcpp.13490
Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Di... Raw JAL, Waite P et. al.

Jul 31st, 2021 - The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly changed the lives of children and adolescents, forcing them into periods of prolonged social isolation and time away from school. Understanding the psychological consequences of the UK's lockdown for children and adolescents, the associated risk factors, and how trajectories may vary for children and adolescents in different circumstances is essential so ...

Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Follow-Up of Children After Pediatric Inflammatory Multisyst...
https://doi.org/10.1002/jmri.27870
Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging : JMRI; Bartoszek M, Małek ŁA et. al.

Jul 31st, 2021 - Pediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome temporally associated with SARS-CoV-2 (PIMS-TS) is an inflammatory disease occurring in a small minority of children a few weeks after acute infection. Cardiac manifestations are common, but little is known about the potentially persistent heart changes after PIMS-TS. To analyze the frequency and type of myocardial complications of PIMS-TS with initia...

SARS-CoV-2 specific T cell responses are lower in children and increase with age and ti...
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Nature Communications; Cohen CA, Li APY et. al.

Jul 31st, 2021 - SARS-CoV-2 infection of children leads to a mild illness and the immunological differences with adults are unclear. Here, we report SARS-CoV-2 specific T cell responses in infected adults and children and find that the acute and memory CD4+ T cell responses to structural SARS-CoV-2 proteins increase with age, whereas CD8+ T cell responses increase with time post-infection. Infected children hav...

Evidence on the effectiveness of community-based primary health care in improving HIV/A...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8284540
Journal of Global Health; Mushamiri I, Belai W et. al.

Jul 31st, 2021 - The effectiveness of community-based primary health care (CBPHC) interventions in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), especially for maternal, neonatal and child health, is well established. However, there has not been a systematic review of the literature on the effectiveness of CBPHC on HIV outcomes derived from rigorous assessments of primary studies. Using peer-reviewed studies of ran...

Risk of infection and transmission of SARS-CoV-2 among children and adolescents in hous...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8285769
Journal of Global Health; Irfan O, Li J et. al.

Jul 31st, 2021 - There is uncertainty with respect to SARS-CoV-2 transmission in children (0-19 years) with controversy on effectiveness of school-closures in controlling the pandemic. It is of equal importance to evaluate the risk of transmission in children who are often asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic carriers that may incidentally transmit SARS-CoV-2 in different settings. We conducted this review to ass...

Predictors of Follow-Up Compliance in Pediatric Burn Patients During the Time of COVID.
https://doi.org/10.1093/jbcr/irab152
Journal of Burn Care & Research : Official Publication Of... Chara A, Hodgman E et. al.

Jul 31st, 2021 - The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to increased isolation and potentially decreased access to healthcare. We therefore evaluated the effect of COVID-19 on rates of compliance with recommended post-injury follow-up. We hypothesized that this isolation may lead to detrimental effects on adherence to proper follow-up for children with burn injuries. We queried the registry at an ABA-verif...

Revitalizing child health: lessons from the past.
https://doi.org/10.1080/16549716.2021.1947565
Global Health Action; Strong KL, Requejo J et. al.

Jul 30th, 2021 - Essential health, education and other service disruptions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic risk reversing some of the hard-won gains in improving child survival over the past 40 years. Although children have milder symptoms of COVID-19 disease than adults, pandemic control measures in many countries have disrupted health, education and other services for children, often leaving them without a...

How It Started, and How It's Going: Global Family Planning Programs.
https://doi.org/10.1097/GRF.0000000000000625
Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology; Johnson SA, Kaggwa MN et. al.

Jul 30th, 2021 - Family planning (FP) is the domain that enables people to have their desired number of children if any, and the desired spacing of births. FP initiatives are cross-cutting approaches to empower people with human and reproductive rights, lessen child morbidity and pregnancy-related morbidity and mortality, alleviate poverty, slow climate change, provide sustainable economic growth and developmen...

How Did the Lockdown Imposed Due to COVID-19 Affect Patients With Cerebral Palsy?
https://doi.org/10.1097/PEP.0000000000000818
Pediatric Physical Therapy : the Official Publication of ... Karatekin BD, İcagasioglu A et. al.

Jul 30th, 2021 - The novel coronavirus infection (SARS-CoV-2) caused disruption of the treatment and follow-up evaluations of children with cerebral palsy. The change in mobility, pain, functional status, and spasticity was investigated who were followed in a pediatric rehabilitation unit after the lockdown. One hundred ten children were evaluated. Pain, severity of spasticity, botulinum toxin administration da...

Adoption of Telehealth by Pediatric Physical Therapists During COVID-19: A Survey Study.
https://doi.org/10.1097/PEP.0000000000000817
Pediatric Physical Therapy : the Official Publication of ... Hall JB, Luechtefeld JT et. al.

Jul 30th, 2021 - To describe the characteristics of pediatric physical therapy telehealth practice during COVID-19. An anonymous, online survey was distributed to pediatric physical therapists (PTs) in the United States who transitioned to telehealth during COVID-19. Two hundred five respondents completed all quantitative questions. Ninety-six percent reported never providing telehealth previously and only 14.6...

Visits for Possible COVID-19 in a Pediatric Primary Care Practice Early in the Pandemic.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/34323879
Rhode Island Medical Journal (2013); Riese A, Kelly JM et. al.

Jul 30th, 2021 - Children with COVID-19 usually present with mild symptoms. We characterize visits with respect to symptoms and testing in the outpatient setting. A retrospective chart review of sick visits in a pediatric academic primary care clinic April-August 2020. We included possible COVID-19 cases, or "persons under investigation" (PUIs), recording symptoms, positive contacts, and COVID-19 testing. Descr...