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Child and Family Outcomes Following Pandemics: A Systematic Review and Recommendations ...
https://doi.org/10.1093/jpepsy/jsaa092
Journal of Pediatric Psychology; C Fong V, Iarocci G

Oct 21st, 2020 - A systematic review of mental health outcomes and needs of children and families during past pandemics was conducted based on the PRISMA protocol. The objectives were to evaluate the quality of existing studies on this topic, determine what is known about mental health outcomes and needs of children and families, and provide recommendations for how COVID-19 policies can best support children an...

Reversible splenial lesion syndrome associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection in two children.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.braindev.2020.10.002
Brain & Development; Bektaş G, Akçay N et. al.

Oct 21st, 2020 - Reversible splenial lesion syndrome (RESLES) is characterized by a temporary lesion in the splenium of the corpus callosum, emerging related to encephalitis, seizures, antiepileptic drug withdrawal, or metabolic disturbances. Among RESLES, mild encephalitis/encephalopathy with reversible splenial lesion (MERS) has been defined as a distinct clinicoradiologic syndrome associated with viral infec...

Living in fear: The relationship between fear of COVID-19, distress, health, and marita...
https://doi.org/10.1080/07399332.2020.1829626
Health Care for Women International; Reizer A, Koslowsky M et. al.

Oct 21st, 2020 - After the COVID-19 virus was officially declared a pandemic on March 11, 2020, the Israeli government adopted lockdown restrictions to limit its spread. The purpose of the present article is to examine the impact of this disturbing environment on Israeli women. Specifically, we examined whether fear of the virus would impact the women's distress symptoms, self-rated health (SRH), and marital sa...

Overview of chest involvement at computed tomography in children with coronavirus disea...
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00247-020-04826-7
Pediatric Radiology; Peng X, Guo Y et. al.

Oct 21st, 2020 - Chest computed tomography (CT) findings in children with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have been rarely reported in a comprehensive and systematic manner. We investigated the chest CT findings in children with COVID-19, and explored the differences in these findings between symptomatic patients and asymptomatic patients. Demographic findings, clinical characteristics, duration of hospital...

Suspected COVID-19-related reticulated purpura of the soles in an infant.
https://doi.org/10.1111/pde.14409
Pediatric Dermatology REFERENCES; Andina D, Colmenero I et. al.

Oct 21st, 2020 - A growing number of skin lesions during the COVID-19 pandemic are being recognized. Acral ischemic lesions identical to chilblains are most typical in children and young adults. We report an infant girl, aged 1 month and 29 days, with a peculiar reticulated purpuric eruption on her soles, with positive immunohistochemistry for SARS-CoV-2 in the endothelia of dermal blood vessels. The patient ha...

The immediate effect of COVID-19 pandemic on children and adolescents with obsessive co...
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-020-02905-5
BMC Psychiatry; Nissen JB, Højgaard DRMA et. al.

Oct 21st, 2020 - Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a distressing psychiatric disorder. Traumas may trigger or aggravate OCD symptoms. COVID-19 pandemic has coursed a global crisis and has been associated with onset of psychiatric disorders in adults. Little is known about children/adolescents with OCD. The present study aimed to examine how children/adolescents with OCD react towards COVID-19 crisis. A que...

Diagnostic Value of Lung Ultrasonography in Children with COVID-19.
https://doi.org/10.1002/ppul.25127
Pediatric Pulmonology; Hizal M, Aykac K et. al.

Oct 21st, 2020 - Lung ultrasound (LUS) has been successfully used in the diagnosis of different pulmonary diseases. Present study design to determine the diagnostic value of LUS in the evaluation of children with COVID-19. Prospective multi-center study, 40 children with confirmed COVID-19 were included. LUS was performed to all patients at admission. The chest X-ray and CT were performed according to the decis...

Delayed Time to Cryptosporidiosis in Bangladeshi Children is Associated with Greater Fe...
https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.20-0657
The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene; Steiner JZ, Kabir M et. al.

Oct 20th, 2020 - Italy has been one of the most severely affected countries by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the case fatality rate (CFR) estimated based on Italian data is one of the highest worldwide. We analyzed public data from the first 50 days of the epidemic in Italy (from February 24 to April 13, 2020) to evaluate whether evolving testing strategies and capacity could account for trends in the CFR. The CFR...

Discovering the molecular differences between right- and left-sided colon cancer using ...
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12885-020-07507-8
BMC Cancer; Jiang Y, Yan X et. al.

Oct 20th, 2020 - There are limited data on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outcomes at a national level, and none after 60 days of follow up. The aim of this study was to describe national, 60-day all-cause mortality associated with COVID-19, and to identify risk factors associated with admission to an intensive care unit (ICU). This was a retrospective cohort study including the first consecutive 5000 pati...

Accuracy of the tuberculosis point-of-care Alere determine lipoarabinomannan antigen di...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7470698
AIDS Research and Therapy; García JI, Meléndez J et. al.

Oct 20th, 2020 - While successful containment measures of COVID-19 in China and many European countries have led to flattened curves, case numbers are rising dramatically in other countries, with the emergence of a second wave expected. Asymptomatic individuals carrying SARS-CoV-2 are hidden drivers of the pandemic, and infectivity studies confirm the existence of transmission by asymptomatic individuals. The d...

Where have the children with epilepsy gone? An observational study of seizure-related a...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seizure.2020.09.025
Seizure Davico C, Marcotulli D et. al.

Oct 20th, 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic and related lockdown measures drastically changed health care and emergency services utilization. This study evaluated trends in emergency department (ED) access for seizure-related reasons in the first 8 weeks of lockdown in Italy. All ED accesses of children (<14 years of age) at two university hospitals, in Turin and Rome, Italy, between January 6, 2020 and April 21, 20...

Impacts of the 1918 flu on survivors' nutritional status: A double quasi-natural experi...
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0232805
PloS One; Palloni A, McEniry M et. al.

Oct 20th, 2020 - Robust empirical evidence supports the idea that embryonic and, more generally, intrauterine disruptions induced by the 1918-flu pandemic had long-term consequences on adult health status and other conditions. In this paper we assess the 1918-flu long-term effects not just of in utero exposure but also during infancy and early childhood. A unique set of events that took place in Puerto Rico dur...

Pneumonia and respiratory infections in Down syndrome: A scoping review of the literature.
https://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.a.61924
American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A REFERENCES; Santoro SL, Chicoine B et. al.

Oct 19th, 2020 - Pneumonia and respiratory infections impact infants and children with Down syndrome; pneumonia is a leading cause of mortality in adults with Down syndrome. We aimed to review the literature to evaluate gaps and address key questions. A series of key questions were formulated a priori to inform the search strategy and review process; addressed prevalence, severity, etiology, risk factors, preve...

COVID-19 Associated Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C): a novel dise...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaci.2020.10.008
The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology; Rivas MN, Porritt RA et. al.

Oct 19th, 2020 - The multi-morbid burden and use of systemic immunosuppressants in people with psoriasis may confer greater risk of adverse COVID-19 outcomes but data are limited. Characterize the course of COVID-19 in psoriasis and identify factors associated with hospitalization. Clinicians reported psoriasis patients with confirmed/suspected COVID-19 via an international registry, PsoProtect. Multiple logist...

Dengue-chikungunya coinfection outbreak in children from Cali, Colombia in 2018-2019.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2020.10.022
International Journal of Infectious Diseases : IJID : Official Publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases; Castellanos JE, Jaimes N et. al.

Oct 19th, 2020 - The first wave of COVID-19 epidemic began in late January in Malaysia and ended with a very small final size. The second wave of infections broke out in late February and grew rapidly in the first 3 weeks. Authorities in the country responded quickly with a series of control strategies collectively known as the Movement Control Order (MCO) with different levels of intensity matching the progres...

Higher binding affinity of Furin to SARS-CoV-2 spike (S) protein D614G could be associa...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2020.10.033
International Journal of Infectious Diseases : IJID : Official Publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases; Mohammad A, Alshawaf E et. al.

Oct 19th, 2020 - We report a case of 50-year-old Japanese male who developed periungual desquamation in hand and feet, during recovery phase of severe COVID-19. As coronary lesions (CALs) have been reported during the recovery phase of severe COVID-19 in children as well as Kawasaki disease, caution may be necessary in adults as well.

Caregiver willingness to vaccinate their children against COVID-19: Cross sectional sur...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7547568
Vaccine Goldman RD, Yan TD et. al.

Oct 19th, 2020 - More than 100 COVID-19 vaccine candidates are in development since the SARS-CoV-2 genetic sequence was published in January 2020. The uptake of a COVID-19 vaccine among children will be instrumental in limiting the spread of the disease as herd immunity may require vaccine coverage of up to 80% of the population. Prior history of pandemic vaccine coverage was as low as 40% among children in the...

'When will I be free': Lessons from COVID-19 for Child Protection in South Africa.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7473251
Child Abuse & Neglect; Haffejee S, Levine DT

Oct 19th, 2020 - COVID-19 has highlighted and amplified structural inequalities; drawing attention to issues of racism, poverty, xenophobia as well as arguably ineffective government policies and procedures. In South Africa, the pandemic and the resultant national lockdown have highlighted the shortcomings in the protection and care of children. Children in alternative care are particularly at risk as a result ...

Invisible children and non-essential workers: Child protection during COVID-19 in Israe...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7538112
Child Abuse & Neglect; Katz C, Cohen N

Oct 19th, 2020 - The protection of children from maltreatment has become extremely challenging during the COVID-19 pandemic. The public's gaze is focused on the urgent health crisis, while many children are at risk due to social isolation and reduced social services. Examine child protection in Israel during COVID-19, as portrayed in mainstream news media and government policy documents. The study analyzed all ...

Re-Opening Exercise Science Laboratories and Testing During the Covid-19 Endemic Phase.
https://doi.org/10.1055/a-1283-6256
International Journal of Sports Medicine; Dengel DR, Evanoff NG

Oct 19th, 2020 - Previous studies have indicated that childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and other forms of child maltreatment (CM), as well as their subsequent posttraumatic symptoms, are significant risk factors for the development of disordered eating behaviors and attitudes and eating disorders (EDs). However, there are no known reports of CM based on forensic interview and assessment that have been linked to dis...