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Development and presentation of an objective risk stratification tool for healthcare wo...
https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-042225
BMJ Open; Strain WD, Jankowski J et. al.

Sep 18th, 2021 - Healthcare workers have greater exposure to SARS-CoV-2 and an estimated 2.5-fold increased risk of contracting COVID-19 than the general population. We wished to explore the predictive role of basic demographics to establish a simple tool that could help risk stratify healthcare workers. We undertook a review of the published literature (including multiple search strategies in MEDLINE with PubM...

Heart failure in COVID-19: the multicentre, multinational PCHF-COVICAV registry.
https://doi.org/10.1002/ehf2.13549
ESC Heart Failure; Sokolski M, Trenson S et. al.

Sep 18th, 2021 - We assessed the outcome of hospitalized coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients with heart failure (HF) compared with patients with other cardiovascular disease and/or risk factors (arterial hypertension, diabetes, or dyslipidaemia). We further wanted to determine the incidence of HF events and its consequences in these patient populations. International retrospective Postgraduate Course i...

Q&A: Loice Swisher, MD, on National Physician Suicide Awareness Day
https://www.medpagetoday.com/psychiatry/generalpsychiatry/94578

Sep 17th, 2021 - Each year since 2018, doctors around the country recognize National Physician Suicide Awareness Day on September 17. One of the co-founders of this awareness campaign, Loice Swisher, MD, of Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, shared her own experience of suicidal thoughts after her daughter was left "neurologically devastated" following surgery on a malignant brain tumor. Swi...

The experience of patients with diabetes with the use of telemedicine and teleassistanc...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.diabres.2021.109047
Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice; Maietti E, Sanmarchi F et. al.

Sep 17th, 2021 - The purpose of this study is to investigate the individual and contextual determinants of the perceived quality (PQ) of the telemedicine and teleassistance (TMTA) services and the willingness to continue (WC) with them among patients with diabetes using TMTA services during the COVID-19 pandemic in one large region of Italy. A structured survey was administered to patients with type 1 and 2 dia...

Pancreatic β-cell fate in subjects with COVID-19.
https://doi.org/10.1111/jdi.13671
Journal of Diabetes Investigation; Shirakawa J

Sep 17th, 2021 - Subjects with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), are still increasing worldwide as of August 2021. The association of COVID-19 with diabetes has been reported in the context of severity, complications such as diabetic ketoacidosis, and new onset of diabetes. Impairment of insulin-producing pancreatic β-cells is a key cont...

Nearly 7% of Healthcare Workers Face Food Insecurity: Study
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/958886

Sep 16th, 2021 - Not only do healthcare workers bear the brunt of caring for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic and have an increased likelihood of contracting the infectious disease, but nearly 7% (6.6%) of them may also face food insecurity, according to a recent study published in Health Affairs. Mithuna Srinivasan, PhD, principal research scientist at the National Organization for Research (NORC) at the ...

Improvement in Mean CGM Glucose in Young People with Type 1 Diabetes during One Year of...
https://doi.org/10.1089/dia.2021.0258
Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics; Kaushal T, Tinsley LJ et. al.

Sep 16th, 2021 - The COVID-19 pandemic likely affected youth with type 1 diabetes (T1D). We used EHR-extracted data to compare CGM metrics during one year of the pandemic with the previous year. The sample comprised CGM users, aged 1-18 years, with T1D duration ≥6 months (age <6 years) or ≥1 year (age ≥6 years). The pre-pandemic sample comprised 641 youth (52% female, age 12.33.5, T1D duration 6.03.5 years). ...

Telemetric continuous glucose monitoring during the COVID-19 pandemic in isolated hospi...
https://doi.org/10.1089/dia.2021.0291
Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics; Klarskov CK, Windum NA et. al.

Sep 16th, 2021 - To investigate whether telemetric continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) in hospitalized and isolated patients with diabetes mellitus and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is associated with better glycaemic control and fewer patient-health care worker contacts compared to blood glucose monitoring by traditional point-of-care (POC) glucose testing and to investigate the user aspect of implementi...

Muscle strength and muscle mass as predictors of hospital length of stay in patients wi...
https://doi.org/10.1002/jcsm.12789
Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle; Gil S, Jacob Filho W et. al.

Sep 16th, 2021 - Strength and muscle mass are predictors of relevant clinical outcomes in critically ill patients, but in hospitalized patients with COVID-19, it remains to be determined. In this prospective observational study, we investigated whether muscle strength or muscle mass are predictive of hospital length of stay (LOS) in patients with moderate to severe COVID-19 patients. We evaluated prospectively ...

A prospective investigation of developmental trajectories of psychosocial adjustment in...
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12887-021-02869-9 10.1007/BF00917244 10.1016/S0140-6736(08)61078-8 10.1093/jpepsy/17.2.133 10.1097/00004703-199304000-00007 10.1037/10188-000 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2012.01.007 10.1026//0012-1924.49.2.73 10.1186/s12887-016-0727-2
BMC Pediatrics; Warschburger P, Petersen AC et. al.

Sep 16th, 2021 - Relatively little is known about protective factors and the emergence and maintenance of positive outcomes in the field of adolescents with chronic conditions. Therefore, the primary aim of the study is to acquire a deeper understanding of the dynamic process of resilience factors, coping strategies and psychosocial adjustment of adolescents living with chronic conditions. We plan to consecutiv...

Chest CT abnormalities in COVID-19: a systematic review.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8436104
International Journal of Medical Sciences; Ghayda RA, Lee KH et. al.

Sep 16th, 2021 - Computed tomography (CT) of the chest is one of the main diagnositic tools for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection. To document the chest CT findings in patients with confirmed COVID-19 and their association with the clinical severity, we searched related literatures through PubMed, MEDLINE, Embase, Web of Science (inception to May 4, 2020) and reviewed reference lists of previous sys...

Risk Factors Associated With SARS-CoV-2 Infection Among Farmworkers in Monterey County,...
https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.24116
JAMA Network Open; Mora AM, Lewnard JA et. al.

Sep 16th, 2021 - Essential workers in agriculture and food production have been severely affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. To identify risk factors associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection among farmworkers in California. This cross-sectional study invited farmworkers in California's Salinas Valley (Monterey County) receiving transcription-mediated amplification (TMA) tests for SARS-CoV-2 infection at fede...

Suicides Rising for Black Girls; Skiing Slashes Anxiety; Drugging in Nursing Homes?
https://www.medpagetoday.com/psychiatry/generalpsychiatry/94521

Sep 15th, 2021 - Suicide rates among Black girls have been rising in recent years, increasing an average of 6.6% annually from 2003 to 2017. (Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry) A Western State Hospital psychiatric patient allegedly stole a delivery truck and proceeded to drive off the grounds, injuring a hospital staffer in the process. (U.S. News & World Report) A new study of ...

Demographic and Clinical Characteristics Associated With Severity, Clinical Outcomes, a...
https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.24190
JAMA Network Open; Iroungou BA, Mangouka LG et. al.

Sep 15th, 2021 - Since the emergence of COVID-19 in central China, sub-Saharan African countries, with the exception of South Africa, have been relatively spared during the COVID-19 pandemic. Consequently, few descriptive studies from this region are available. To describe the clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients with COVID-19 infection in Gabon, from March to June 2020. A single-center, cross-sect...

Evaluating the frequency of English language requirements in clinical trial eligibility...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8439488
PLoS Medicine; Muthukumar AV, Morrell W et. al.

Sep 15th, 2021 - A number of prior studies have demonstrated that research participants with limited English proficiency in the United States are routinely excluded from clinical trial participation. Systematic exclusion through study eligibility criteria that require trial participants to be able to speak, read, and/or understand English affects access to clinical trials and scientific generalizability. We sou...

Misdirected antibodies linked to severe COVID-19
https://www.nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/misdirected-antibodies-linked-severe-covid-19
NIH Research Matters;

Sep 14th, 2021 - The severity of COVID-19 can differ drastically between individuals. Some people never know they’ve been infected, while others may end up needing intensive care or dying from the disease. Several factors have been associated with severe COVID-19, including preexisting health conditions like obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Men are more likely to die of the disease than women. And...

Sex disparities in COVID-19 outcomes of diabetic patients.
https://doi.org/10.1530/EJE-21-0721
European Journal of Endocrinology; Kautzky-Willer A

Sep 14th, 2021 - In this SARS-COV2-pandemic, diabetes mellitus soon emerged as one of the most prominent risk factors for a severe course of COVID-19 and increased mortality due to hyperglycemia/insulin resistance, obesity, inflammation, altered immune status and cardiovascular complications. In general, men are at a higher risk of severe or fatal COVID-19 disease irrespective of age, region and despite compara...

Dynamics of the cellular and humoral immune response after BNT162b2 mRNA Covid-19 vacci...
https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jiab458
The Journal of Infectious Diseases; Van Praet JT, Vandecasteele S et. al.

Sep 14th, 2021 - Short-term humoral and cellular immune responses are diminished after BNT162b2 mRNA Covid-19 vaccination in Covid-19 naive nursing home residents, a population particularly vulnerable to the disease. We found both responses to decline after four weeks and remain lower than those of healthcare workers after twenty-four weeks, with an estimated half-life of the antibody response of 47 days. At fo...

COVID-19 induces proatherogenic alterations in moderate to severe non-comorbid patients...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8426321
Blood Cells, Molecules & Diseases; Kimura LF, Sant'Anna MB et. al.

Sep 14th, 2021 - Patients with COVID-19 can be asymptomatic or present mild to severe symptoms, leading to respiratory and cardiovascular complications and death. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and obesity are considered risk factors for COVID-19 poor prognosis. In parallel, COVID-19 severe patients exhibit dyslipidemia and alterations in neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) associated with disease severity an...

Evaluation of the efficacy of anticoagulation therapy in reducing mortality in a nation...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8432973
International Journal of Infectious Diseases : IJID : Off... Hara H, Uemura Y et. al.

Sep 14th, 2021 - To determine whether anticoagulation therapy improves outcomes in patients with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Japan given their lower risk of thrombosis compared with Western cohorts. The efficacy of anticoagulation therapy in hospitalized COVID-19 patients was evaluated using a nationwide registry, the COVID-19 Registry Japan. Inverse probability of weight treatment method was used to adju...