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The Effects of the Face Mask on the Skin Underneath: A Prospective Survey During the CO...
https://doi.org/10.1177/2150132720966167
Journal of Primary Care & Community Health; Techasatian L, Lebsing S et. al.

Oct 21st, 2020 - The study aimed to explore the prevalence and possible risk factors to prevent the face mask related adverse skin reactions during the ongoing COVID-19 after a recommendation of face mask wearing for public use in Thailand. The prevalence of face mask related adverse skin reactions was 454 cases (54.5%), of which acne was the most frequent (399; 39.9%), followed by rashes on the face (154; 18.4...

Drive-through transcutaneous bilirubin screening for neonatal jaundice: A safe and effi...
https://doi.org/10.1111/jpc.15226
Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health References; Chua BS, Song LH et. al.

Oct 20th, 2020 - The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases was on an increasing trend, including in Malaysia. The Malaysian Ministry of Health had implemented a range of measures, such as the use of masks and social distancing, to reduce the risk of transmission. Traditionally, newborns are evaluated for neonatal jaundice using visual assessment, a capillary heel prick and serum bilirubin (SB) sampling in p...

Ethnic and geographic diversity of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7476604
Leukemia Yang S, Varghese AM et. al.

Oct 20th, 2020 - Reports from patients and health care workers dealing with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) underscore experiences of isolation and fear. Some of this experience results from the distancing effect of masks, gloves, and gowns known as personal protective equipment (PPE). One approach to bridging the divide created by PPE is the use of PPE portraits, postcard-sized pictures affixed to PPE. Our...

Infection Prevention Precautions for Routine Anesthesia Care During the SARS-CoV-2 Pand...
https://doi.org/10.1213/ANE.0000000000005169
Anesthesia and Analgesia; Bowdle A, Jelacic S et. al.

Oct 20th, 2020 - Many health care systems around the world continue to struggle with large numbers of SARS-CoV-2-infected patients, while others have diminishing numbers of cases following an initial surge. There will most likely be significant oscillations in numbers of cases for the foreseeable future, based on the regional epidemiology of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Less aff...

Estimating COVID-19 prevalence and infection control practices among US dentists.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adaj.2020.09.005
Journal of the American Dental Association (1939); Estrich CG, Mikkelsen M et. al.

Oct 19th, 2020 - Understanding the risks associated with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) transmission during oral health care delivery and assessing mitigation strategies for dental offices are critical to improving patient safety and access to oral health care. The authors invited licensed US dentists practicing primarily in private practice or public health to participate in a web...

Home-made masks with filtration efficiency for nano-aerosols for community mitigation o...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2020.08.018
Public Health; Li IW, Fan JK et. al.

Oct 19th, 2020 - The novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) epidemic that emerged in December 2019 has rapidly evolved in recent months to become a worldwide and ongoing pandemic. Shortage of medical masks remains an unresolved problem. This study aims to investigate the filtration efficiency (FE) of home-made masks that could be used as alternatives for community mitigation of COVID-19. Experimental observa...

The use of copper to help prevent transmission of SARS-coronavirus and influenza viruse...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2020.115176
Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease; Cortes AA, Zuñiga JM

Oct 17th, 2020 - The SARS-CoV-2 is the causative agent of the COVID-19 disease, a severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus (SARS-CoV). Its main transmission pathway is through large respiratory droplets, as well as direct and indirect contact. Copper in different formats has been used in research and clinical settings to reduce the risk of bacterial and viral contamination. Therefore, this review aims to s...

Triaging of respiratory protective equipment on the assumed risk of SARS-CoV-2 aerosol ...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7569706
BMJ Open; Ramaraj P, Super J et. al.

Oct 17th, 2020 - In patient-facing healthcare workers delivering secondary care, what is the evidence behind UK Government personal protective equipment (PPE) guidance on surgical masks versus respirators for SARS-CoV-2 protection? Two independent reviewers performed a rapid review. Appraisal was performed using Critical Appraisal Skills Programme checklists and Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Developme...

Gender differences in COVID-19 attitudes and behavior: Panel evidence from eight countr...
https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2012520117
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America; Galasso V, Pons V et. al.

Oct 16th, 2020 - The initial public health response to the breakout of COVID-19 required fundamental changes in individual behavior, such as isolation at home or wearing masks. The effectiveness of these policies hinges on generalized public obedience. Yet, people's level of compliance may depend on their beliefs regarding the pandemic. We use original data from two waves of a survey conducted in March and Apri...

COVID-19 pandemic and personal protective equipment: Evaluation of equipment comfort an...
https://doi.org/10.1080/19338244.2020.1828247
Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health; Çiriş Yildiz C, Ulaşli Kaban H et. al.

Oct 16th, 2020 - This study aimed to evaluate the comfort of personal protective equipment (PPE) used during the COVID-19 and attitudes of healthcare professionals regarding the use of PPE. Descriptive research was conducted with 553 healthcare professionals, who work in a pandemic center in Turkey. Findings showed that all participants used masks, 99.3% wore gloves, 89% wore protective glasses, and 89% wore ap...

No evidence of increasing COVID-19 in health care workers after implementation of high ...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajem.2020.09.086
The American Journal of Emergency Medicine; Westafer LM, Soares WE et. al.

Oct 16th, 2020 - Initial recommendations discouraged high flow nasal cannula (HFNC) in COVID-19 patients, driven by concern for healthcare worker (HCW) exposure. Noting high morbidity and mortality from early invasive mechanical ventilation, we implemented a COVID-19 respiratory protocol employing HFNC in severe COVID-19 and HCW exposed to COVID-19 patients on HFNC wore N95/KN95 masks. Utilization of HFNC incre...

Need for assessing the inhalation of micro(nano)plastic debris shed from masks, respira...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7537728
Environmental Pollution (Barking, Essex : 1987); Han J, He S

Oct 16th, 2020 - Need for assessing the inhalation of micro(nano)plastic debris shed from masks, respirators, and home-made face coverings during the COVID-19 pandemic.|2020|Han J,He S,|

Knowledge, attitudes and practices associated with the COVID-19 among slum dwellers res...
https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdaa182
Journal of Public Health (Oxford, England); Islam S, Emran GI et. al.

Oct 15th, 2020 - The emergent COVID-19 has impacted unprecedentedly to all classes of people. Slum-dwellers' knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) toward COVID-19 are currently poorly understood. The present study aimed to investigate the KAP toward COVID-19 among slum dwellers resided in Dhaka City, Bangladesh. A cross-sectional offline survey was carried out enrolling 406 slum dwellers (53.2% male; mean ag...

Masks in COVID-19: let's unmask the evidence.
https://doi.org/10.1080/17476348.2021.1838277
Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine; De Silva AP, Niriella MA et. al.

Oct 15th, 2020 - One of the main issues in the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID- 19) pandemic has been the lack of uniformity of recommendations for the usage of face masks. While Asian countries started using masks early during the epidemic, most Western countries were slow to do so. To avoid such situations, clear guidelines, need to be established, not only regarding the use of masks but also the type of mask t...

Factors Influencing Risk for COVID-19 Exposure Among Young Adults Aged 18-23 Years - Wi...
https://doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6941e2
MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report; Wilson RF, Sharma AJ et. al.

Oct 15th, 2020 - On May 13, 2020, the Wisconsin Supreme Court declared the state's Safer at Home Emergency Order (https://evers.wi.gov/Documents/COVID19/EMO28-SaferAtHome.pdf) "unlawful, invalid, and unenforceable,"* thereby increasing opportunities for social and business interactions. By mid-June, Winnebago County,† Wisconsin experienced an increase in the number of infections with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that ...

Selection of homemade mask materials for preventing transmission of COVID-19: A laborat...
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0240285
PloS One; Wang D, You Y et. al.

Oct 15th, 2020 - The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has swept the whole world with high mortality. Since droplet transmission is the main route of transmission, wearing a mask serves as a crucial preventive measure. However, the virus has spread quite quickly, causing severe mask shortage. Finding alternative materials for homemade masks while ensuring the significant performance indicators will help allev...

Who is wearing a mask? Gender-, age-, and location-related differences during the COVID...
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0240785
PloS One; Haischer MH, Beilfuss R et. al.

Oct 15th, 2020 - Masks are an effective tool in combatting the spread of COVID-19, but some people still resist wearing them and mask-wearing behavior has not been experimentally studied in the United States. To understand the demographics of mask wearers and resistors, and the impact of mandates on mask-wearing behavior, we observed shoppers (n = 9935) entering retail stores during periods of June, July, and A...

The Use of UVC Irradiation to Sterilize Filtering Facepiece Masks Limiting Airborne Cro...
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17207396
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; Kierat W, Augustyn W et. al.

Oct 14th, 2020 - In addition to looking for effective drugs and a vaccine, which are necessary to save and protect human health, it is also important to limit, or at least to slow, the spread of coronavirus. One important element in this action is the use of individual protective devices such as filtering facepiece masks. Currently, masks that use a mechanical filter, such as a HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate...

Anesthesia departments' readiness for the COVID-19 pandemic; a nationwide cross-section...
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12871-020-01173-w
BMC Anesthesiology; Cohen B, Baar Y et. al.

Oct 14th, 2020 - The Coronavirus infectious disease 2019 (COVID-19) brings anesthesiologists and intensive care physicians to the mainstay of clinical workload and healthcare managements' focus. There are approximately 900 anesthesiologists in Israel, working in non-private hospitals. This nationwide cross-sectional study evaluated the readiness and involvement of anesthesia departments in Israel in management ...

Dental care during COVID-19 pandemic: survey of experts' opinion.
https://doi.org/10.1111/clr.13676
Clinical Oral Implants Research; Becker K, Brunello G et. al.

Oct 13th, 2020 - The current COVID-19 outbreak in conjunction with the need to provide safe dental treatments, and the limited knowledge on the efficacy of protective measures has posed dentists into a challenging situation. Therefore, the present article aimed at collecting experiences and recommendations of front-line clinical experts on critical aspects of dental treatment provision during pandemic. From a t...