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Screen time for children and adolescents during the COVID-19 pandemic.
https://doi.org/10.1002/oby.22917
Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.); Nagata JM, Abdel Magid HS et. al.

May 27th, 2020 - The coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has led to laws and policies including national school closures, lockdown or shelter in place laws, and social distancing recommendations that may translate to higher overall screen time among children and adolescents for the duration of these laws and policies. These policies may need to be periodically re-instated to control future COVID-19 recurrences...

Asymptomatic transmission during the COVID-19 pandemic and implications for public heal...
https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciaa654
Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America; Huff HV, Singh A

May 27th, 2020 - SARS-CoV-2 spread rapidly within months despite global public health strategies to curb transmission by testing symptomatic patients and encouraging social distancing. Here, we summarize rapidly emerging evidence highlighting transmission by asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic individuals. Viral load of asymptomatic carriers is comparable to symptomatic patients, viral shedding is highest before s...

UK COVID-19 Update: More Lockdown Loosening
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/931291

May 27th, 2020 - These are the UK coronavirus stories you need to know about today. More Lockdown Loosening in England Next Week Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the Government's five tests, including protecting the NHS, had been met, meaning more changes could be made to England's lockdown on Monday. He confirmed primary schools will partially reopen on Monday. Two weeks later secondary schools will provide s...

Teleneurology during the COVID-19 pandemic: A step forward in modernizing medical care.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jns.2020.116930
Journal of the Neurological Sciences; Roy B, Nowak RJ et. al.

May 27th, 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic mandated rapid transition from face-to-face encounters to teleneurology visits. While teleneurology is regularly used in acute stroke care, its application in other branches of neurology was limited. Here we review how the recent pandemic has created a paradigm shift in caring for patients with chronic neurological disorders and how academic institutions have responded to ...

A Pregnant Doctor Navigates COVID-19 Fight in Low Income LA
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/931088

May 26th, 2020 - LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After putting a coronavirus patient onto a ventilator to help him to breathe, Dr. Zafia Anklesaria noted to herself that her baby never kicked during emergency procedures. It was not until she was back in her office and had removed most of her protective equipment that he made his presence known. Anklesaria is seven months pregnant with her first child. The 35-year works...

Brazil Coronavirus Deaths Could Surpass 125,000 by August, US Study Says
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/931127

May 26th, 2020 - BRASILIA (Reuters) - As Brazil's daily COVID-19 death rate climbs to the highest in the world, a University of Washington study is warning its total death toll could climb five-fold to 125,000 by early August, adding to fears it has become a new hot spot in the pandemic. The forecast from the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), released as Brazil's dai...

Money Worries During COVID-19? 6 Tips to Keep Your Finances Afloat
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/931180

May 26th, 2020 - Even before Atlanta had an official shelter-in-place order, patients at Dr Nicholas Jones' private plastic surgery practice began canceling and rescheduled planned procedures. After a few weeks, Jones, 40, stopped seeing patients entirely, but as a self-employed independent contractor, that means he's lost most of his income. Jones still makes some money via a wound care job at a local nursing ...

COVID-19: Psychiatrists Assess Geriatric Harm From Social Distancing
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/931198

May 26th, 2020 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. One of the greatest tragedies of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the failure of health policy makers to anticipate and mitigate the enormous havoc the policy of social distancing would wreak on mental health and cognitive function in older persons, speakers agreed at a webinar o...

Modeling the effects of intervention strategies on COVID-19 transmission dynamics.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcv.2020.104440
Journal of Clinical Virology : the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology; Kennedy DM, Zambrano GJ et. al.

May 26th, 2020 - To model the effects of continuous, intermittent, and stepping-down social distancing (SD) strategies and personal protection measures on COVID-19 transmission dynamics. Constant, intermittent, and stepping-down SD strategies were modeled at 4 mean magnitudes (5%, 10 %, 15 % and 20 %), 2 time windows (40-days, 80-days), and 2 levels of personal caution (30 % and 50 %). The stepping-down strateg...

Loneliness and Social Isolation during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
https://doi.org/10.1017/S1041610220000988
International Psychogeriatrics; Hwang TJ, Rabheru K et. al.

May 25th, 2020 - Loneliness and social isolation are associated with adverse physical and psychological consequences which are particularly prevalent in older persons. During this unprecedented time of the COVID-19 pandemic, we must follow social distancing guidelines to protect ourselves and to reduce the spread of coronavirus. At the same time, it is crucial to maintain social connections with each other, esp...

Together-Apart During Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Inclusion in the Time of Soc...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7236662
Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR; Planz VB, Spalluto LB et. al.

May 25th, 2020 - Together-Apart During Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Inclusion in the Time of Social Distancing.|2020|Planz VB,Spalluto LB,Savoie B,Bradshaw M,Motuzas C,|

The potential long-term impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on patients with non-communicab...
https://doi.org/10.1007/s40520-020-01601-4
Aging Clinical and Experimental Research; Palmer K, Monaco A et. al.

May 25th, 2020 - The early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic have focused on containing SARS-CoV-2 infection and identifying treatment strategies. While controlling this communicable disease is of utmost importance, the long-term effect on individuals with non-communicable diseases (NCD) is significant. Although certain NCDs appear to increase the severity of COVID-19 and mortality risk, SARS-CoV-2 infection in s...

"COVID-19: Results of a national survey of United Kingdom healthcare professionals' per...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7241367
International Journal of Surgery (London, England); Iqbal MR, Chaudhuri A

May 24th, 2020 - COVID-19 has caused a global healthcare crisis with increasing number of people getting infected and dying each day. Different countries have tried to control its spread by applying the basic principles of social distancing and testing. Healthcare professionals have been the frontline workers globally with different opinions regarding the preparation and management of this pandemic. We aim to g...

United Against Cancer to Accelerate Progress for Patients
https://ascopost.com/issues/may-25-2020/united-against-cancer-to-accelerate-progress-for-patients/

May 24th, 2020 - When I chose my Presidential theme for the 2020 ASCO Annual Meeting, “Unite and Conquer: Accelerating Progress Together,” in early 2019, I never imagined it would take on a new meaning 12 months later. The world is grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic, and, even as we practice social distancing, I can say I’ve never felt the global oncology community more united than it is now. Howard A. ‘Skip’...

Peer Influence in Adolescence: Public-Health Implications for COVID-19.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7205648
Trends in Cognitive Sciences; Andrews JL, Foulkes L et. al.

May 23rd, 2020 - The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has resulted in the widespread implementation of social distancing measures. Adhering to social distancing may be particularly challenging for adolescents, for whom interaction with peers is especially important. We argue that young people's capacity to encourage each other to observe social distancing rules should be harnessed.

Management of patients with multiple myeloma in the era of COVID-19 pandemic: a consens...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7244257
Leukemia Terpos E, Engelhardt M et. al.

May 23rd, 2020 - Patients with multiple myeloma (MM) seem to be at increased risk for more severe COVID-19 infection and associated complications due to their immunocompromised state, the older age and comorbidities. The European Myeloma Network has provided an expert consensus statement in order to guide therapeutic decisions in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic. Patient education for personal hygiene and socia...

Incidence, clinical outcomes, and transmission dynamics of severe coronavirus disease 2...
https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m1923
BMJ (Clinical Research Ed.); Lewnard JA, Liu VX et. al.

May 23rd, 2020 - To understand the epidemiology and burden of severe coronavirus disease 2019 (covid-19) during the first epidemic wave on the west coast of the United States. Prospective cohort study. Kaiser Permanente integrated healthcare delivery systems serving populations in northern California, southern California, and Washington state. 1840 people with a first acute hospital admission for confirmed covi...

Clinical Care, Research, and Telehealth Services in the Era of Social Distancing to Mit...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7241061
AIDS and Behavior; Young SD, Schneider J

May 22nd, 2020 - Clinical Care, Research, and Telehealth Services in the Era of Social Distancing to Mitigate COVID-19.|2020|Young SD,Schneider J,|

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 is penetrating to dementia research.
https://doi.org/10.2174/1567202617666200522220509
Current Neurovascular Research; Bostanciklioglu M

May 22nd, 2020 - 1. Introduction Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) causes coronavirus infectious disease 2019 (COVID-19), which was first reported in Wuhan, China, in late December, 2019. Despite the tremendous efforts to control the disease, SARS-CoV-2 has infected 1,5 million people and caused the death of more than a hundred thousand people across the globe as of writing. Recently,...

Global Access to Handwashing: Implications for COVID-19 Control in Low-Income Countries.
https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP7200
Environmental Health Perspectives; Brauer M, Zhao JT et. al.

May 22nd, 2020 - Low-income countries have reduced health care system capacity and are therefore at risk of substantially higher COVID-19 case fatality rates than those currently seen in high-income countries. Handwashing is a key component of guidance to reduce transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior systematic reviews have indicated the effectiveness of handwashing t...