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Can the HIV Commission's recommendation to expand HIV testing regardless of local HIV p...
https://doi.org/10.1136/sextrans-2021-054993
Sexually Transmitted Infections; McClure J, Dewsnap C et. al.

Apr 17th, 2021 - Can the HIV Commission's recommendation to expand HIV testing regardless of local HIV prevalence be met in a pandemic?|2021|McClure J,Dewsnap C,van Zwanenberg D,Varney C,|

SARS-CoV-2 transmission in a Georgia school district - United States, December 2020-Jan...
https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciab332
Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication Of... Gettings JR, Gold JAW et. al.

Apr 17th, 2021 - To inform prevention strategies, we assessed the extent of SARS-CoV-2 transmission and settings in which transmission occurred in a Georgia public school district. During December 1, 2020-January 22, 2021, SARS-CoV-2-infected index cases and their close contacts in schools were identified by school and public health officials. For in-school contacts, we assessed symptoms and offered SARS-CoV-2 ...

Autonomic dysfunction following COVID-19 infection: an early experience.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10286-021-00803-8 10.1002/ana.25807 10.1007/s10286-020-00727-9 10.19102/icrm.2020.111102 10.1007/s10286-020-00733-x 10.1016/j.ensci.2020.100276 10.1007/s10286-021-00783-9 10.12691/ajmcr-9-3-16 10.1080/00207454.2021.1886097 10.1007/s10286-017-0425-7 10.1016/j.clinph.2020.11.024 10.1097/00004691-199301000-00003 10.1002/ana.410140513 10.1212/01.wnl.0000184504.13173.ef 10.1016/s0025-6196(12)60631-4 10.1016/S0025-6196(12)65338-5 10.1212/wnl.43.1_part_1.132 10.1136/jnnp.47.6.648 10.1016/0016-5085(91)90609-o 10.1016/j.clineuro.2020.106349 10.1056/NEJMoa2001017 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30154-9 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30183-5 10.1186/s12888-021-03108-2
Clinical Autonomic Research : Official Journal of the Cli... Shouman K, Vanichkachorn G et. al.

Apr 16th, 2021 - Post-COVID-19 syndrome is a poorly understood aspect of the current pandemic, with clinical features that overlap with symptoms of autonomic/small fiber dysfunction. An early systematic analysis of autonomic dysfunction following COVID-19 is lacking and may provide initial insights into the spectrum of this condition. We conducted a retrospective review of all patients with confirmed history of...

Tachyarrhythmia as a possible symptom of coronavirus in a neonate diagnosed with transp...
https://doi.org/10.1111/jocs.15574
Journal of Cardiac Surgery; Lopez RA, Padilla LA et. al.

Apr 16th, 2021 - The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic poses broad challenges to healthcare systems and providers. The manifestations of this disease are still being described in a variety of different contexts and patient populations. We report the case of a neonate who demonstrated COVID-19 after surgical correction of transposition of the great arteries. In addition, the patient demonstrated an ev...

Automated detection of pneumonia cases using deep transfer learning with paediatric che...
https://doi.org/10.1259/bjr.20201263
The British Journal of Radiology; Salehi M, Mohammadi R et. al.

Apr 16th, 2021 - Pneumonia is a lung infection and causes the inflammation of the small air sacs (Alveoli) in one or both lungs. Proper and faster diagnosis of pneumonia at an early stage is imperative for optimal patient care. Currently, chest X-ray is considered as the best imaging modality for diagnosing pneumonia. However, the interpretation of chest X-ray images is challenging. To this end, we aimed to use...

Pathologic Antibodies to Platelet Factor 4 after ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 Vaccination.
https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMoa2105385
The New England Journal of Medicine; Scully M, Singh D et. al.

Apr 16th, 2021 - The mainstay of control of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic is vaccination against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Within a year, several vaccines have been developed and millions of doses delivered. Reporting of adverse events is a critical postmarketing activity. We report findings in 23 patients who presented with thrombosis and thrombocytopenia ...

Cumulative COVID-19 incidence, mortality, and prognosis in cancer survivors: a populati...
https://doi.org/10.1002/ijc.33601
International Journal of Cancer; Mangone L, Gioia F et. al.

Apr 16th, 2021 - The aim of this population-based study was to evaluate the impact of being a cancer survivor (CS) on COVID-19 risk and prognosis during the first wave of the pandemic (27 February - 13 May 2020) in Reggio Emilia Province. Prevalent cancer cases diagnosed between 1996 and 2019 were linked with the provincial COVID-19 surveillance system. We compared CS' cumulative incidence of being tested, test...

Proportion of SARS-CoV - 2 positive tests and Vaccination in VA Community Living Centers.
https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.17180
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society; Rudolph JL, Hartronft S et. al.

Apr 16th, 2021 - COVID-19 has caused significant morbidity and mortality in nursing homes. Vaccination against SARS-COV-2 holds promise for reduction in COVID-19. This operational analysis describes the proportion of SARS-COV-2 positive tests before, during, and after vaccination. Retrospective longitudinal cohort analysis from October 1, 2020 until February 14, 2021. 130 Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Com...

The Utility of Chest CT imaging in suspected or diagnosed COVID-19 Patients - a review ...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chest.2021.04.004
Chest Machnicki S, Patel D et. al.

Apr 16th, 2021 - The COVID-19 pandemic has had devastating medical and economic consequences globally. The severity of COVID-19 is related, in a large measure, to the extent of pulmonary involvement. The role of chest CT in the management of patients with COVID-19 has evolved since the onset of the pandemic. Specifically, the description of CT findings, use of CT chest in various acute and subacute settings and...

Determinants of burnout and other aspects of psychological well-being in healthcare wor...
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0238666
PloS One; Denning M, Goh ET et. al.

Apr 16th, 2021 - The Covid-19 pandemic has placed unprecedented pressure on healthcare systems and workers around the world. Such pressures may impact on working conditions, psychological wellbeing and perception of safety. In spite of this, no study has assessed the relationship between safety attitudes and psychological outcomes. Moreover, only limited studies have examined the relationship between personal c...

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Revokes Emergency Use Authorization for Monoclonal Antibody Bamlanivimab | FDA
https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-revokes-emergency-use-authorization-monoclonal-antibody-bamlanivimab

Apr 16th, 2021 - For Immediate Release: April 16, 2021 Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration revoked the emergency use authorization (EUA) that allowed for the investigational monoclonal antibody therapy bamlanivimab, when administered alone, to be used for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in adults and certain pediatric patients. Based on its ongoing analysis of emerging scientific data, speci...

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: April 16, 2021 | FDA
https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-april-16-2021

Apr 16th, 2021 - For Immediate Release: April 16, 2021 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the following actions taken in its ongoing response effort to the COVID-19 pandemic: As part of the FDA’s effort to protect consumers, the agency issued a warning letter jointly with the Federal Trade Commission to Trinity Natural Health & Pain Management, Inc. for selling an unapproved product with frau...

Health Care Acquired COVID-19 is Less Symptomatic than Community Acquired Disease Among...
https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2021.167
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology; Fletcher JJ, Feucht EC et. al.

Apr 15th, 2021 - We hypothesized healthcare workers (HCW) with high-risk exposures outside the healthcare system would have less asymptomatic coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) disease and more symptoms than those without such exposures. A longitudinal point prevalence study during August 17- September 4 2020 and December 2nd - 23rd. Community based teaching health system. All HCS were invited to participate. Among HC...

Acral peeling as the sole skin manifestation of COVID-19 in children.
https://doi.org/10.1111/pde.14599
Pediatric Dermatology; Andina-Martínez D, Villaizán-Perez C et. al.

Apr 15th, 2021 - Skin lesions in children with proven COVID-19 are not frequent in the literature apart from those associated with multisystem inflammatory syndrome. Fortunately, microbiologic testing for SARS-CoV-2 has become widely available not only for admitted patients but also for mild cases. We present a series of 6 children with mild erythema and desquamation of the fingertips and/or toes as the only sk...

It won't happen to me! Psychosocial factors influencing risk perception for respiratory...
https://doi.org/10.1111/aphw.12274
Applied Psychology. Health and Well-being; Tagini S, Brugnera A et. al.

Apr 15th, 2021 - Understanding the determinants of risk perception for COVID-19 might help to promote self-preventive behaviours. This scoping review aimed to map the extent, variety and characteristics of the evidence on the possible determinants of risk perception for COVID-like diseases. PubMed, Scopus and Web of Science were searched for original, peer-reviewed English-written articles published up to March...

A Case Series of SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR-Positive Hospitalized Infants 60 Days of Age or Youn...
https://doi.org/10.1177/00099228211006688
Clinical Pediatrics; Hassoun A, Dahan N et. al.

Apr 15th, 2021 - The emergence of novel coronavirus disease-2019 poses an unprecedented challenge to pediatricians. While the majority of children experience mild disease, initial case reports on young infants are conflicting. We present a case series of 8 hospitalized infants 60 days of age or younger with coronavirus disease-2019. A quarter of these patients had coinfections (viral or bacterial). None of thes...

SARS-CoV-2 Infection Among Correctional Staff in the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2021.306237
American Journal of Public Health; Toblin RL, Cohen SI et. al.

Apr 15th, 2021 - Objectives. To examine SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) epidemiology and risk factors among Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) staff in the United States.Methods. We calculated the SARS-CoV-2 case rate among 37 640 BOP staff from March 12 to June 17, 2020, using payroll and COVID-19-specific data. We compared occupational factors among staff with and without known SARS-...

Demographic, clinical, and epidemiologic characteristics of persons under investigation...
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0249901
PloS One; McGovern OL, Stenger M et. al.

Apr 15th, 2021 - The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), evolved rapidly in the United States. This report describes the demographic, clinical, and epidemiologic characteristics of 544 U.S. persons under investigation (PUI) for COVID-19 with complete SARS-CoV-2 testing in the beginning stages of the pandemic from January 17 throug...

COVID-19 preparedness at health facilities and community service points serving people ...
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0250236
PloS One; Parmley LE, Hartsough K et. al.

Apr 15th, 2021 - After a decade of civil war and the 2014-2016 West African Ebola outbreak, Sierra Leone now faces the COVID-19 pandemic with a fragile health system. As was demonstrated during Ebola, preparedness is key to limiting a health crisis' spread and impact on health systems and ensuring continued care for vulnerable populations including people living with HIV (PLHIV). To assess COVID-19 preparedness...

CureVac's COVID-19 Vaccine Attracts Rising Interest
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/949341

Apr 15th, 2021 - FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German biotech firm CureVac said it has seen the number of requests for its experimental COVID-19 vaccine increase over the past few days, as concerns over rare side effects have hit some other coronavirus shots. A CureVac spokesman said on Thursday that requests have been coming in from various quarters, including governments and international organisations but he decline...