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Rationale for Medium Cutoff Membranes in COVID-19 Patients Requiring Renal Replacement ...
https://doi.org/10.1159/000509807
Nephron Ronco C, Reis T et. al.

Aug 4th, 2020 - The current pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) spotlighted the vulnerability of patients with chronic kidney disease stage 5 on maintenance hemodialysis (HD) to the viral infection. Social distancing is the most effective preventive measure to reduce the risk of infection. Nonetheless, the necessity to frequently reach the dialysis center and the inherent social gathering both impe...

The COVID-19 pandemic and patients with endometriosis: A survey-based study conducted i...
https://doi.org/10.1002/ijgo.13339
International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics: the Official Organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics; Bahat PY, Kaya C et. al.

Aug 4th, 2020 - To apply rapid online surveying to determine the knowledge and perceptions of the COVID-19 pandemic on patients with endometriosis in Turkey. An online survey was conducted by the Turkish Endometriosis & Adenomyosis Society and administered to patients with endometriosis who agreed to participate in the study. The survey included 25 questions prepared by an expert committee of four professional...

Public perspectives on protective measures during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Netherla...
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0236917
PloS One; Meier K, Glatz T et. al.

Aug 4th, 2020 - The extent to which people implement government-issued protective measures is critical in preventing further spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Our study aimed to describe the public belief in the effectiveness of protective measures, the reported implementation of these measures, and to identify communication channels used to acquire information on ...

Relationship of George Floyd protests to increases in COVID-19 cases using event study ...
https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdaa127
Journal of Public Health (Oxford, England); Valentine R, Valentine D et. al.

Aug 4th, 2020 - Protests ignited by the George Floyd incident were examined for any significant impact on COVID-19 infection rates in select US cities. Eight US cities were studied in which protestors in the tens of thousands were reported. Only cities that reside in states whose stay-at-home orders had been rescinded or expired for a minimum of 30 days were included in the sample to account for impact of grow...

Unique SARS-CoV-2 clusters causing a large COVID-19 outbreak in Hong Kong.
https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciaa1119
Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America; To KK, Chan WM et. al.

Aug 4th, 2020 - After two months of relative quiescence, a large COVID-19 outbreak occurred in Hong Kong in July 2020 after gradual relaxation of social distancing policy. Two unique SARS-CoV-2 phylogenetic clusters have been identified among locally-acquired cases, with most genomes belonging to cluster HK1 which is phylogenetically related to SARS-CoV-2 reported overseas.

The Loss of Smell and Taste in the COVID-19 Outbreak: a Tale of Many Countries.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7397453
Current Allergy and Asthma Reports; Mullol J, Alobid I et. al.

Aug 4th, 2020 - Olfactory dysfunction in upper airway viral infections (common cold, acute rhinosinusitis) is common (> 60%). During the COVID-19 outbreak, frequency of sensory disorders (smell and/or taste) in affected patients has shown a high variability from 5 to 98%, depending on the methodology, country, and study. A sudden, severe, isolated loss of smell and/or taste, in the absence of other upper airwa...

Decline of emergency admissions for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events after the...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7399595
Clinical Research in Cardiology : Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society; Schwarz V, Mahfoud F et. al.

Aug 4th, 2020 - The spread of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and the guidance from authorities for social distancing and media reporting lead to significant uncertainty in Germany. Concerns have been expressed regarding the underdiagnosing of harmful diseases. We explored the rates of emergency presentations for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and acute cerebrovascular events (ACVE) before and after spread of ...

COVID-19 and telepsychiatry: Early outpatient experiences and implications for the future.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7347331
General Hospital Psychiatry; Chen JA, Chung WJ et. al.

Aug 4th, 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically transformed the U.S. healthcare landscape. Within psychiatry, a sudden relaxing of insurance and regulatory barriers during the month of March 2020 enabled clinicians practicing in a wide range of settings to quickly adopt virtual care in order to provide critical ongoing mental health supports to both existing and new patients struggling with the pandemic...

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Authorizes First Tests that Estimate a Patient’s Antibodies from Past SARS-CoV-2 Infection | FDA
https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-authorizes-first-tests-estimate-patients-antibodies-past-sars-cov-2

Aug 4th, 2020 - For Immediate Release: July 31, 2020 Español Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized the first two COVID-19 serology tests that display an estimated quantity of antibodies present in the individual’s blood. Both tests from Siemens, the ADVIA Centaur COV2G and Atellica IM COV2G, are what are known as “semi-quantitative” tests, meaning that they do not display a precise measuremen...

COVID-19 and Intrinsic Capacity.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12603-020-1397-1
The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging; Nestola T, Orlandini L et. al.

Aug 3rd, 2020 - The SARS-CoV-2 infection is particularly associated with negative outcomes (i.e., serious disease, death) in frail older people, independently of where they live. Furthermore, the period of pandemic (with its lockdowns, social distancing, fragmentation of care…) has significantly changed the environment in which older people live. It is likely that, when the pandemic will be over, an accelerati...

Does immunosuppressive treatment entail an additional risk for children with rheumatic ...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7395897
Rheumatology International; Koker O, Demirkan FG et. al.

Aug 3rd, 2020 - The aim of the research was to further extend current knowledge of whether severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) disease 2019 (COVID-19) entails a risk for children with various rheumatic diseases under immunosuppressive treatment. Telephone survey was administered by conducting interviews with the parents from May 1, 2020 to May 20, 2020. A message containing a link to t...

Sleep health early in the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak in the United St...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7320269
Sleep Medicine; Gao C, Scullin MK

Aug 3rd, 2020 - The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused substantial changes in lifestyle, responsibilities, and stressors. Such dramatic societal changes might cause overall sleep health to decrease (stress view), to remain unchanged (resilience view), or even to improve (reduced work/schedule burden view). We addressed this question using longitudinal, cross-sectional, and retrospective rec...

Social distancing laws cause only small losses of economic activity during the COVID-19...
https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2010068117
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America; Sheridan A, Andersen AL et. al.

Aug 2nd, 2020 - This paper uses real-time transaction data from a large bank in Scandinavia to estimate the effect of social distancing laws on consumer spending in the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The analysis exploits a natural experiment to disentangle the effects of the virus and the laws aiming to contain it: Denmark and Sweden were similarly exposed to the pandemic but only Denmark imposed signi...

COVID-19 in the geriatric population.
https://doi.org/10.1002/gps.5389
International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry; Roy J, Jain R et. al.

Aug 2nd, 2020 - The global COVID-19 pandemic has caused rapid and monumental changes around the world. Older people, who already experience higher rates of social isolation and loneliness, are more susceptible to adverse effects as a result of the social distancing protocols enacted to slow the spread of COVID-19. Based on prior outbreaks, we speculate the detrimental outcomes and offer solutions. Reviewing th...

Health Care Team Training and Simulation-Based Education in Obstetrics During the COVID...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7260558
Journal of ObstEtrics and Gynaecology Canada : JOGC = Journal D'obstEtrique Et Gynecologie Du Canada : JOGC; Kiely DJ, Posner GD et. al.

Aug 1st, 2020 - Health care team training and simulation-based education are important for preparing obstetrical services to meet the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Priorities for training are identified in two key areas. First, the impact of infection prevention and control protocols on processes of care (e.g., appropriate and correct use of personal protective equipment, patient transport, preparation ...

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Sexual Minority Populations in Brazil: An Analysis of So...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7394046
AIDS and Behavior; Torres TS, Hoagland B et. al.

Aug 1st, 2020 - We conducted a web-based survey to understand the impact of social distancing measures on Brazilian MSM and transgender/non-binary lives. A total of 3486 respondents were included in this analysis and the great majority were cismen (98%). The median age was 32 years (IQR: 27-40), 44% non-white, 36% low schooling and 38% low income. Most of participants reported HIV negative/unknown status (77%)...

Safety measures and clinical outcome of Nuclear Cardiology Department during Covid-19 l...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7394269
Journal of Nuclear Cardiology : Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology; Scrima G, D'Amico M et. al.

Aug 1st, 2020 - The Covid-19 pandemic led to a complete renewal of clinical activities of Italian hospitals. During the lockdown, all hospitals in Italy had to suspend non-urgent clinical activities. The prolonged suspension of elective activities could have caused a series of problems. A new ad hoc protocol was designed. Single-day fast-imaging protocol with regadenoson-stress 99mTc-tetrofosmin imaging was pr...

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on emergency department visits and patient safety i...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7274994
The American Journal of Emergency Medicine; Boserup B, McKenney M et. al.

Aug 1st, 2020 - COVID-19 pandemic effects are still being elucidated. Stay-at-home orders and social distancing compounded with COVID-19 concerns have caused significant disruptions in daily life. One notable effect of these variables may be a change in the number of emergency department (ED) visits. This study aims to investigate the effects of COVID-19 on ED visits, and possible reasons for changes. Retrospe...

High Boredom Proneness and Low Trait Self-Control Impair Adherence to Social Distancing...
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17155420
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; Wolff W, Martarelli CS et. al.

Jul 31st, 2020 - Social distancing during the coronavirus-disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is crucial to reduce the spread of the virus. However, its effectiveness hinges on adherence by individuals who face substantial burdens from the required behavioral restrictions. Here, we investigate sources of individual variation in adhering to social distancing guidelines. In a high-powered study (N = 895), we tested ...

Assessment of COVID-19 Waste Flows During the Emergency State in Romania and Related Pu...
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17155439
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; Mihai FC

Jul 31st, 2020 - This paper provides a rapid assessment method of potentially infectious waste flow related to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Romania focusing on the emergency state (from 16 March to 14 May 2020) where a national lockdown was in force with restrictive and social distancing measures concerning population mobility and economic activities. Medical and municipal waste management sys...