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Saliva-Based, COVID-19 RT-PCR Pooled Screening Strategy to Keep Schools Open.
https://doi.org/10.1017/dmp.2021.337
Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness; Perea S, Tretina K et. al.

Jan 15th, 2022 - As of March 2020, governments throughout the world implemented business closures, work from home policies, and school closures due to exponential increase of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases, leaving only essential workers being able to work on site. For most of the children and adolescent school closures during the first lockdown had significant physical and psychosocial consequences....

COVID-19 in HSCT recipients: a collaborative study of the Brazilian Society of Marrow T...
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41409-021-01561-x 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30183-5 10.1056/NEJMcp2009249 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30566-3 10.1056/NEJMoa2002032 10.1001/jama.2020.6775 10.1016/j.chest.2020.04.010 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.5619 10.1038/s41409-020-0919-0 10.1016/j.bbmt.2020.07.021 10.46765/2675-374X.2020v1n1p67-72 10.1017/PHN20062005 10.1016/S1473-3099(20)30198-5 10.1097/00000421-198212000-00014 10.2217/fon-2020-0414 10.1002/lt.25756 10.1016/j.clim.2020.108588 10.1016/S2214-109X(20)30285-0 10.1016/j.htct.2020.08.004 10.1172/JCI141777 10.46765/2675-374X.2020v2n1p63-68
Bone Marrow Transplantation; Daudt LE, Corso MCM et. al.

Jan 15th, 2022 - In the COVID-19 scenario, patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) infected with SARS-CoV-2 may have an increased risk of death. Through a national multicenter study, we aimed to describe the impact of COVID-19 on the survival of HSCT recipients in Brazil. Eighty-six patients with a confirmed diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 (92% by RT-PCR) were included. There were 24 children...

DKA and new-onset type 1 diabetes in Brazilian children and adolescents during the COVI...
https://doi.org/10.20945/2359-3997000000433
Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism; Luciano TM, Halah MP et. al.

Jan 15th, 2022 - We assess the severity and frequency of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in new-onset type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1D) patients and in patients with previous diagnosis of T1D in a referral Brazilian university hospital in the first five months of the COVID-19 pandemic. We also compare the data with data from pre-pandemic periods. Forty-three new-onset T1D patients were diagnosed between April and Augu...

Comparing infant and toddler sleep patterns prior to and during the first wave of home ...
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00431-022-04376-0 10.1016/j.sleep.2017.04.015 10.3390/healthcare9010096 10.3390/children8020168 10.1007/s00431-020-03786-2 10.1016/j.anpedi.2017.12.003 10.1093/jpepsy/jsq119 10.1080/15374416.2016.1188701 10.5664/jcsm.8806 10.3390/ijerph18010176 10.1186/s12966-020-00987-8 10.1111/j.1365-2869.2008.00699.x 10.1016/j.sleep.2009.04.012
European Journal of Pediatrics; Cassanello P, Ruiz-Botia I et. al.

Jan 15th, 2022 - Recent literature has shown that sleep patterns are shaped during the first years of life, playing a relevant role in children's functioning. We focused on comparing sleep patterns in infants and toddlers in Spain before and during COVID-19 home confinement to assess the immediate impact on sleep patterns. We compared data from two cross-sectional surveys from parents of 1658 children three to ...

SARS-CoV-2 Gastrointestinal Shedding in Hospitalized Children.
https://doi.org/10.1542/hpeds.2021-006304
Hospital Pediatrics; Tam I, McNamara C et. al.

Jan 15th, 2022 - Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is a respiratory virus that can cause gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, with studies demonstrating detection of stool viral RNA weeks after respiratory tract clearance. It is unknown if children who test negative for SARS-CoV-2 on a nasopharyngeal (NP) swab may be shedding the virus in their stool. To measure the prevalence of SARS-CoV-...

What could we do differently next time? Australian parents' experiences of the short-te...
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-022-12495-4 10.1016/S2352-4642(20)30095-X 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30736-4 10.1016/j.jaac.2020.05.009 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.588667 10.1177/1329878X20956409 10.3389/fpsyt.2020.579985 10.1016/j.npls.2016.01.001 10.1111/jcal.12055 10.1002/casp.2136
BMC Public Health; Morse AR, Banfield M et. al.

Jan 15th, 2022 - COVID-19 lockdowns have resulted in school closures worldwide, requiring curriculum to be delivered to children remotely (home schooling). Qualitative evidence is needed to provide important context to the positive and negative impacts of home schooling and inform strategies to support caregivers and children as the pandemic continues. This study aimed to explore the experiences of home schooli...

Unintended socio-economic and health consequences of COVID-19 among slum dwellers in Ka...
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-12453-6
BMC Public Health; Nuwematsiko R, Nabiryo M et. al.

Jan 15th, 2022 - To reduce the spread of COVID-19, several countries in Africa instituted countrywide lockdowns and other public health measures. Whereas lockdowns contributed to the control of the pandemic, there were concerns about the unintended consequences of these measures especially in the most vulnerable populations. We assessed unintended socio-economic and health consequences due to the COVID-19 pande...

Parent group warns of social media/eating disorders link
https://www.mdedge.com/pediatrics/article/250769/mental-health/parent-group-warns-social-media/eating-disorders-link
Marcia Frellick

Jan 14th, 2022 - A parents’ advocacy group with more than 2. 5 million members nationwide sent an advisory to its members on Jan.

Blood Supply Crisis Worsens; Gene Doubles Severe COVID Risk; 1M Tests Made Unexpired
https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/covid19/96674

Jan 14th, 2022 - Note that some links may require registration or subscription. A nationwide blood supply crisis is forcing hospitals, doctors, and patients to make difficult decisions. (NPR) More than two dozen members of Congress have joined LGBTQ advocates in urging the FDA to rescind its 3-month celibacy requirement for gay and bisexual men prior to donating blood. (NBC News) Polish scientists have found a ...

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Treatment & Management
https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/2500114-treatment

Jan 14th, 2022 - 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...

Role of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the appearance of new onset type 1 diabetes mellitus in...
https://doi.org/10.1515/jpem-2021-0727
Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism : JPEM; Nóvoa-Medina Y, Pavlovic-Nesic S et. al.

Jan 14th, 2022 - It has been hypothesized that SARS-CoV-2 may play a role in the development of different forms of diabetes mellitus (DM). The Canary Islands have the highest incidence of type 1 DM (T1DM) reported in Spain (30-35/100,000 children under 14 years/year). In 2020-2021 we observed the highest incidence so far on the island of Gran Canaria, as a result of which we decided to evaluate the possible rol...

Comparison of the pediatric hospitalizations due to COVID-19 and H1N1pdm09 virus infect...
https://doi.org/10.1002/jmv.27589
Journal of Medical Virology; Devrim İ, Böncüoğlu E et. al.

Jan 14th, 2022 - There are two major pandemics in the new millennium, including the pandemic of swine influenza, and the COVID-19 pandemic. These two pandemics affected children as well as the adult population. In this case-control study, we compared children with COVID-19 infection and those with H1N1pdm09 virus infection. In this case-control study, we compared the demographic factors, underlying disease, and...

COVID-19 Testing Among US Children, Parental Preferences for Testing Venues, and Accept...
https://doi.org/10.1177/00333549211065518
Public Health Reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974); Teasdale CA, Borrell LN et. al.

Jan 14th, 2022 - Testing remains critical for identifying pediatric cases of COVID-19 and as a public health intervention to contain infections. We surveyed US parents to measure the proportion of children tested for COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, preferred testing venues for children, and acceptability of school-based COVID-19 testing. We conducted an online survey of 2074 US parents of children age...

Effectiveness of BNT162b2 (Pfizer-BioNTech) mRNA Vaccination Against Multisystem Inflam...
https://doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm7102e1
MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report; Zambrano LD, Newhams MM et. al.

Jan 14th, 2022 - Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) is a severe postinfectious hyperinflammatory condition, which generally occurs 2-6 weeks after a typically mild or asymptomatic infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 (1-3). In the United States, the BNT162b2 (Pfizer-BioNTech) COVID-19 vaccine is currently authorized for use in children and adolescents aged 5-15 years unde...

Association of the Implementation of Child Tax Credit Advance Payments With Food Insuff...
https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.43296
JAMA Network Open; Shafer PR, Gutiérrez KM et. al.

Jan 14th, 2022 - A key component of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 included an expansion of the Child Tax Credit with advance payments beginning in July 2021, a "child allowance" that was projected to dramatically reduce child poverty. Food insufficiency has increased markedly during the economic crisis spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic, with disparities among marginalized populations, and may be associate...

Significant increase in astigmatism in children after study at home during the COVID-19...
https://doi.org/10.1080/08164622.2021.2024071
Clinical & Experimental Optometry; Liang Y, Leung TW et. al.

Jan 14th, 2022 - Evaluating changes in refractive astigmatism after 'study at home' during the COVID pandemic may shed light on the aetiology of refractive errors. To investigate whether there has been a change in the proportion of astigmatism among primary school children after the school closure period during the COVID-19 pandemic. This observational study compared cross-sectional (2018: n = 112; 2020: n = 17...

A Description of COVID-19-Directed Therapy in Children Admitted to US Intensive Care Un...
https://doi.org/10.1093/jpids/piab123
Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society; Schuster JE, Halasa NB et. al.

Jan 14th, 2022 - It is unclear how acute coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)-directed therapies are used in children with life-threatening COVID-19 in US hospitals. We described characteristics of children hospitalized in the intensive care unit or step-down unit (ICU/SDU) who received COVID-19-directed therapies and the specific therapies administered. Between March 15, 2020 and December 27, 2020, children <18...

Indirect effects of the covid-19 pandemic on childhood infection in England: population...
https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj-2021-067519
BMJ (Clinical Research Ed.); Kadambari S, Goldacre R et. al.

Jan 14th, 2022 - To assess the impact of the covid-19 pandemic on hospital admission rates and mortality outcomes for childhood respiratory infections, severe invasive infections, and vaccine preventable disease in England. Population based observational study of 19 common childhood respiratory, severe invasive, and vaccine preventable infections, comparing hospital admission rates and mortality outcomes before...

Microvascular dysfunction in pediatric patients with SARS-COV-2 pneumonia: Report of th...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mvr.2022.104312
Microvascular Research; Bottari G, Damiani E et. al.

Jan 14th, 2022 - The coronavirus 19 (COVID-19) pandemic has affected hundreds of millions of people worldwide: in most of cases children and young people developed asymptomatic or pauci-symptomatic clinical pictures. However authors have showed that there are some categories of childhood more vulnerable to COVID-19 infection such as newborns or children with comorbidities. We report for the first time to the be...