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The Adaptation of Pediatric Exercise Testing Programs to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pande...
https://doi.org/10.1177/2150135120954816
World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery; Powell AW, Mays WA et. al.

Sep 21st, 2020 - Response to the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in several initiatives that directly impact hospital operations. There has been minimal information on how COVID-19 has affected exercise testing in pediatric patients. A web-based survey was designed and sent to pediatric exercise testing laboratories in the United States and Canada. Questions were designed to understand the initial an...

Personal protective equipment availability and usage amongst pediatric otorhinolaryngol...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijporl.2020.110349
International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology; Kim DH, Chadha NK et. al.

Sep 12th, 2020 - To survey a group of global pediatric otolaryngology specialists to assess their usage and access to personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic. A survey of 13 questions was created collecting information on: basic demographics of practice, types of PPE used for procedures of varying aerosolization risk, access to positive air-purifying respirator (PAPR) and patient testing for ...

Prevention and practice during the COVID-19 emergency declaration period in Japanese ob...
https://doi.org/10.1111/jog.14432
The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research References; Komatsu H, Banno K et. al.

Sep 10th, 2020 - A nationwide questionnaire survey was performed to evaluate how Japanese Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (JSOG) members dealt with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic during the declared nationwide emergency. We sent questionnaires to members of JSOG via official email. Participants answered anonymously using Google forms. Two (0.08%) JSOG members had contracted COVID-19. There was...

Amplifying immunogenicity of prospective Covid-19 vaccines by glycoengineering the coro...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2020.08.032
Vaccine Galili U

Sep 10th, 2020 - The many carbohydrate chains on Covid-19 coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and its S-protein form a glycan-shield that masks antigenic peptides and decreases uptake of inactivated virus or S-protein vaccines by APC. Studies on inactivated influenza virus and recombinant gp120 of HIV vaccines indicate that glycoengineering of glycan-shields to present α-gal epitopes (Galα1-3Galβ1-4GlcNAc-R) enables harness...

Availability of personal protective equipment and infection prevention supplies during ...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7448742
American Journal of Infection Control; Rebmann T, Vassallo A et. al.

Aug 28th, 2020 - SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 disease was first discovered in China in December, 2019. The disease quickly spread globally, with the first US case identified in January, 2020; it was declared a pandemic on March 11, 2020. Soon after, anecdotal reports indicated that many US hospitals and healthcare facilities were running low on personal protective equipment (PPE) and supplies. An ...

Evaluation and discussion of handmade face-masks and commercial diving-equipment as per...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7437915
PloS One; Gierthmuehlen M, Kuhlenkoetter B et. al.

Aug 19th, 2020 - Pandemic scenarios like the current Corona outbreak show the vulnerability of both globalized markets and just-in-time production processes for urgent medical equipment. Even usually cheap personal protection equipment becomes excessively expensive or is not deliverable at all. To avoid dangerous situations especially to medical professionals, but also to affected patients, 3D-printer and maker...

COVID-19 and Oncology: Service transformation during pandemic.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7461476
Cancer Medicine; Leung MST, Lin SG et. al.

Aug 18th, 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged healthcare systems around the world, where resources have refocused on increasing critical bed capacity to prepare for the peak in incidence of COVID-19. Oncology faces an unprecedented challenge as patients require multidisciplinary care and are more likely to be immunosuppressed. Services in oncology have been transformed using minimal resources over a sho...

Maintaining Social Connections in the Setting of COVID-19 Social Distancing: A Call to ...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7427209
American Journal of Public Health; Pantell MS, Shields-Zeeman L

Aug 13th, 2020 - Maintaining Social Connections in the Setting of COVID-19 Social Distancing: A Call to Action.|2020|Pantell MS,Shields-Zeeman L,|

3D-printed protected face shields for health care workers in Covid-19 pandemic.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7417271
American Journal of Infection Control; Lemarteleur V, Fouquet V et. al.

Aug 13th, 2020 - The coronavirus pandemic resulted in a shortage of protective equipment. To meet the request of eye-protecting devices, an interdisciplinary consortium involving practitioners, researchers, engineers and technicians developed and manufactured thousands of inexpensive 3D-printed face shields, inside hospital setting. This action leads to the concept of "concurrent, agile, and rapid engineering".

Survey on the use of personal protective equipment and COVID-19 testing of pregnant wom...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7436418
The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research; Umazume T, Miyagi E et. al.

Aug 11th, 2020 - To clarify the status of personal protective equipment (PPE) and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) tests for pregnant women, we conducted an urgent survey. The survey was conducted online from April 27 to May 1, 2020. Questionnaires were sent to core facilities and affiliated hospitals of the obstetrics and gynecology training program and to hospitals of the national perinatal medical liaison...

3D printing of face shields to meet the immediate need for PPE in an anesthesiology dep...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7402098
American Journal of Infection Control; Armijo PR, Markin NW et. al.

Aug 8th, 2020 - Anesthesia providers are at risk for contracting COVID-19 due to close patient contact, especially during shortages of personal protective equipment. We present an easy to follow and detailed protocol for producing 3D printed face shields and an effective decontamination protocol, allowing their reuse. The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) produced face shields using a combination of...

Protective device to reduce aerosol dispersion in dental clinics during the COVID-19 pa...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7436703
International Endodontic Journal; Teichert-Filho R, Baldasso CN et. al.

Jul 31st, 2020 - To describe the use of a new protective device to reduce aerosol dispersion in dental clinics during the COVID-19 pandemic. The device consists of a rigid translucent acrylic structure (methyl polymethacrylate), adjusted to the dental chair, involving the patient's head, neck and chest. There is also a piping system to generate negative pressure, for aspiration and filtering of the air inside t...

Improving protection from bioaerosol exposure during postoperative patient interaction ...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7364143
American Journal of Otolaryngology; Ko-Keeney EH, Saran MS et. al.

Jul 24th, 2020 - During patient transport from operating room to post-operative recovery area, anesthesia staff are at increased risk of particle aerosolization from patients despite wearing face shields. Current single-use face shields do not provide anesthesia staff from adequate protection from bioaerosolized particles expired during a patient's cough, particularly during transfer from the operating room to ...

Considerations in the use of slit lamp shields to reduce the risk of respiratory virus ...
https://doi.org/10.1097/ICU.0000000000000690
Current Opinion in Ophthalmology; Ong SC, Yap JX et. al.

Jul 22nd, 2020 - The use of slit lamp shields has been recommended by the American Academy of Ophthalmology as an infection control measure during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. However, there is limited evidence regarding its efficacy to reduce viral transmission risks. We aim to provide an evidence-based approach to optimize the use of slit lamp shields during clinical examination. Respiratory droplet...

Risk for dental healthcare professionals during the COVID-19 global pandemic: An eviden...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7368403
Journal of Dentistry; Ren Y, Feng C et. al.

Jul 21st, 2020 - Heightened anxiety among dental healthcare professionals (DHPs) during the COVID-19 pandemic stems from uncertainties about the effectiveness of personal protective equipment (PPE) against dental aerosols and risk levels of asymptomatic patients. Our objective was to assess the risks for DHPs providing dental care during the pandemic based on available scientific evidence. We reviewed the best ...

Considerations and Future Directions for Conducting Clinical Research With Pediatric Po...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7381185
Journal of Pediatric Psychology; Stiles-Shields C, Plevinsky JM et. al.

Jul 17th, 2020 - Considerations and Future Directions for Conducting Clinical Research With Pediatric Populations During the COVID-19 Pandemic.|2020|Stiles-Shields C,Plevinsky JM,Psihogios AM,Holmbeck GN,|epidemiology,epidemiology,trends,

Japan medical workers warn pay reduction jeopardises patient care
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-strike/japan-medical-workers-warn-pay-reduction-jeopardises-patient-care-idUSKCN24G1JY

Jul 15th, 2020 - TOKYO (Reuters) - Striking medical workers at a hospital outside of Tokyo warned on Wednesday that cuts in their pay during the coronavirus epidemic would ultimately put at risk care for patients. Medical staff at Funabashi Futawa Hospital were the first to resort to action over reduction in their summer bonuses, when they held a one-day strike last week. The hospital’s labour union, which incl...

Swiss doctor pans plastic visors after COVID-19 hits restaurant workers
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-swiss-visor/swiss-doctor-pans-plastic-visors-after-covid-19-hits-restaurant-workers-idUSKCN24F239

Jul 14th, 2020 - ZURICH (Reuters) - The top doctor in the Swiss mountain region that includes St. Moritz and Davos told restaurants on Tuesday not to rely on plastic visors to protect their employees from COVID-19 infections, saying they “create a false sense of security”. The warning, from the Grisons canton bordering Italy and Austria, raises questions about the reopening strategies of some restaurants, hotel...

WHO warns that coronavirus crisis may get 'worse and worse and worse'
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-who/who-warns-that-coronavirus-crisis-may-get-worse-and-worse-and-worse-idUSKCN24E1ZK

Jul 13th, 2020 - GENEVA/ZURICH (Reuters) - The new coronavirus pandemic raging around the globe will worsen if countries fail to adhere to strict healthcare precautions, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Monday. FILE PHOTO: World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference organized by Geneva Association of United Nations Correspondents (ACANU) ami...

WHO's Ryan says pneumonia in Kazakhstan 'on our radar'
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-who-kazakhstan/whos-ryan-says-pneumonia-in-kazakhstan-on-our-radar-idUSKBN24B2GA

Jul 13th, 2020 - GENEVA (Reuters) - Mike Ryan, head of the World Health Organization’s emergencies programme, said on Friday that an outbreak of pneumonia in Kazakhstan, reported to be highly lethal, was “certainly on our radar”. But he also said it was possible it might be COVID-19. “The upward trajectory of COVID-19 in the country would suggest that many of these cases are in fact undiagnosed cases of COVID-1...