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US News Releases Best Children's Hospitals List, With Changes
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/953061

Jun 14th, 2021 - For the eighth consecutive year, Boston Children's Hospital has captured the no. 1 spot in the national honor roll of U.S. News & World Report's Best Children's Hospitals. Released today, the 2021–2022 rankings, which acknowledge 50 US centers for delivering exceptional care in several specialties, also give the Massachusetts hospital the top spot in 4 of 10 pediatric specialties assessed: neph...

As US COVID-19 Death Toll Nears 600,000, Racial Gaps Persist
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/953058

Jun 13th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Jerry Ramos spent his final days in a California hospital, hooked to an oxygen machine with blood clots in his lungs from COVID-19, his 3-year-old daughter in his thoughts. "I have to be here to watch my princess grow up," the Mexican American restaurant worker wrote on Facebook. "My heart feels...

Pandemic Shows Risk of Obesity, and Challenge of Weight Loss
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/952876

Jun 9th, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Bergin was already obese and pre-diabetic before the pandemic, and learning she also had high blood pressure made her worry about how sick she might get with COVID-19. She began walking three hours a day, eventually losing 60 pounds Another reason tackling obesity is so ...

'Misinformation' Threat to Delayed GP Data Sharing Scheme
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/952831

Jun 9th, 2021 - Members of the medical and social research community have spoken out in support of NHS Digital's GP Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) programme after the Government confirmed rollout would be paused for 2 months over privacy concerns and worries that it had been poorly explained to patients and doctors. A statement backed by 120 individuals from universities, research charities, and other ...

Scottish Study Estimates Risk of Bleeding and Clotting Disorders After AstraZeneca Vaccine
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/952747

Jun 8th, 2021 - A nationwide analysis of over 2.5 million Scottish adults who received a first dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca or Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine between December 2020 and April 2021 has confirmed a small increased risk of immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) and other bleeding and vascular events associated with the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine. However, the research, published in Nature Medicine, sugge...

Rising Rates of T1D in Children: Is COVID to Blame?
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/952271

Jun 3rd, 2021 - In early 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic changed everything about life as we know it, with widespread shutdowns across the globe. The US healthcare system quickly adapted, pivoting to telehealth visits when able and proactively managing outpatient conditions to prevent overwhelming hospital resources and utilization. Meanwhile, at my practice, the typical rate of about one new-onset pediatric type ...

Risk of COVID-19 Disease, Dialysis Unit Attributes, and Infection Control Strategy amon...
https://doi.org/10.2215/CJN.03180321
Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : ... Caplin B, Ashby D et. al.

Jun 2nd, 2021 - Background Patients receiving in-center hemodialysis treatment face unique challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically the need to attend for treatment that prevents self-isolation. Dialysis unit attributes and isolation strategies that might reduce dialysis center COVID-19 infection rates have not been previously examined. Methods We explored the role of variables including community...

COVID-19 among Healthcare Workers in the University Clinical Hospital in Wroclaw, Poland.
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18115600
International Journal of Environmental Research and Publi... Drobnik J, Susło R et. al.

Jun 2nd, 2021 - Efforts to limit severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infections among hospital healthcare staff are crucial for controlling the Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19) pandemics. The study aimed to explore the prevalence and clinical presentations of COVID-19 in healthcare workers (HCWs) at the University Clinical Hospital (UCH) in Wroclaw with 1677 beds. The retrospective st...

Epidemiological Aspects of the Initial Evolution of COVID-19 in Microregion of Uberlând...
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18105245
International Journal of Environmental Research and Publi... Policarpo DA, Lourenzatto ECA et. al.

Jun 2nd, 2021 - COVID-19 is considered by the World Health Organization to be a global public health emergency, which presents regional divergences that affect the epidemiological profile of the disease and are associated with political, economic, social and behavioral aspects. We aimed to analyze the epidemiological characteristics of the disease in the microregion of Uberlândia, Brazil, in order to determine...

Continent-Wide Analysis of COVID 19: Total Cases, Deaths, Tests, Socio-Economic, and Mo...
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18105350
International Journal of Environmental Research and Publi... Zahid MN, Perna S

Jun 2nd, 2021 - The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was first reported in China in December 2019 and has become a pandemic that resulted in more than one million deaths and infected over 35 million people worldwide. In this study, a continent-wide analysis of COVID-19 cases from 31st December 2019 to 14th June 2020 was performed along with socio-economic factors associated with mor...

Short-Term Effects of COVID-19 Lockdown in Italian Children and Adolescents with Type 1...
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18115549
International Journal of Environmental Research and Publi... Di Riso D, Bertini S et. al.

Jun 2nd, 2021 - In March 2020, the Italian Government imposed mandatory home confinement to limit the spread of COVID-19. Few studies assessed the psychophysical impact of COVID-19 on chronically ill children. This study examined these effects on children with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1D) and their caregivers. Seventy-one patients (7-13 years) with T1D and their caregivers were administered a survey created ...

Evaluation of the Prognosis of COVID-19 Patients According to the Presence of Underlyin...
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18105342
International Journal of Environmental Research and Publi... Kim E, Kim YC et. al.

Jun 2nd, 2021 - Certain underlying diseases such as diabetic mellitus and hypertension are a risk factor for the severity and mortality of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients. Furthermore, both angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEi) and angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) are controversial at role in the process of COVID-19 cases. The aim of the study was to investigate whether underlying dise...

Exploring the Impact of COVID-19 Response on Population Health in Saudi Arabia: Results...
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18105291
International Journal of Environmental Research and Publi... BinDhim NF, Althumiri NA et. al.

Jun 2nd, 2021 - Although some studies have explored the effects of responses to COVID-19 on mortality, there are limited data on their effects on more immediate health risk factors and the trends of chronic diseases. To explore the prevalence of some behavioral health risk factors, intermediate risk factors, and chronic diseases at different timepoints during 2020 using the data available from a currently used...

EULAR COVID-19 Recommendations Set for Update
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/952370

Jun 2nd, 2021 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. The European Alliance of Associations for Rheumatology has started the process of updating their recommendations on how to manage patients with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) in the context of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. The latter research question is pending discussion since there ...

South Africa's Health Promotion Levy: Excise tax findings and equity potential.
https://doi.org/10.1111/obr.13301
Obesity Reviews : an Official Journal of the Internationa... Hofman KJ, Stacey N et. al.

Jun 1st, 2021 - In 2016, the South African government proposed a 20% sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) tax. Protracted consultations with beverage manufacturers and the sugar industry followed. This resulted in a lower sugar-based beverage tax, the Health Promotion Levy (HPL), of approximately 10% coming into effect in April 2018. We provide a synthesis of findings until April 2021. Studies show that despite the ...

Late thrombotic complications after SARS-CoV-2 infection in hemodialysis patients.
https://doi.org/10.1111/hdi.12935
Hemodialysis International. International Symposium on Ho... Shabaka A, Gruss E et. al.

Jun 1st, 2021 - There is an increased risk of thrombotic complications in patients with COVID-19. Hemodialysis patients are already at an increased risk for thromboembolic events such as stroke and pulmonary embolism. The aim of our study was to determine the incidence of late thrombotic complications (deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, stroke, new-onset vascular access thrombosis) in maintenance hemodi...

Epicardial adipose tissue characteristics, obesity and clinical outcomes in COVID-19: A...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.numecd.2021.04.020
Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases : NMCD; Conte C, Esposito A et. al.

Jun 1st, 2021 - Obesity-related cardiometabolic risk factors associate with COVID-19 severity and outcomes. Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) is associated with cardiometabolic disturbances, is a source of proinflammatory cytokines and a marker of visceral adiposity. We investigated the relation between EAT characteristics and outcomes in COVID-19 patients. This post-hoc analysis of a large prospective investiga...

Diabetes increases severe COVID-19 outcomes primarily in younger adults Age and diabete...
https://doi.org/10.1210/clinem/dgab393
The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism; Diedisheim M, Dancoisne E et. al.

Jun 1st, 2021 - Diabetes is reported as a risk factor for severe COVID-19, but whether this risk is similar in all categories of age remains unclear. To investigate the risk of severe COVID-19 outcomes in hospitalized patients with and without diabetes according to age categories. We conducted a retrospective observational cohort study of 6,314 consecutive patients hospitalized for COVID-19 between February an...

COVID-19 Pandemic and Virtual Clinics for Diabetes Care.
https://doi.org/10.1089/dia.2021.2501
Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics; Garg SK, Reinicke T

Jun 1st, 2021 - COVID-19 Pandemic and Virtual Clinics for Diabetes Care.|2021|Garg SK,Reinicke T,|

Cohort profile: National Diabetes Audit for England and Wales.
https://doi.org/10.1111/dme.14616
Diabetic Medicine : a Journal of the British Diabetic Ass... Holman N, Knighton P et. al.

Jun 1st, 2021 - The National Diabetes Audit (NDA) collates and analyses data on the quality and variation in clinical care and outcomes for people with diabetes. It also provides opportunities to assess trends, determinants, and outcomes of diabetes to help guide clinical and public health priorities. Between 1st January 2003 and 31st March 2020 a total of 5,280,885 people diagnosed with diabetes were included...