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Throat Swab on Rapid Testing Chokes in Omicron-Era Study
https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/covid19/96778

Jan 20th, 2022 - Rapid antigen testing using a nasal swab with the BinaxNOW test was able to detect the Omicron variant at an urban community testing site, whereas other swabbing routes did not perform as well, researchers found. Sensitivity of the BinaxNOW assay for detecting PCR-positive cases within a cycle threshold (Ct) of <30, indicating a higher viral load, was 74% (95% CI 53.7-88.9%) using a throat swab...

Five things you should know about ‘free’ at-home COVID tests
https://www.mdedge.com/familymedicine/article/250984/covid-19-updates/five-things-you-should-know-about-free-home-covid
Damon Darlin, Kaiser Health News

Jan 20th, 2022 - Americans keep hearing that it is important to test frequently for COVID-19 at home. But just try to find an “at-home” rapid COVID test in a store and at a price that makes frequent tests affordable.

COVID-19 Vaccines Not Linked to Trouble Conceiving
https://www.medpagetoday.com/obgyn/pregnancy/96777

Jan 20th, 2022 - Couples who were vaccinated against COVID-19 did not have a lower likelihood of getting pregnant, but previous infection with SARS-CoV-2 could affect male fertility, according to a prospective study. Both female and male partners who had at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose did not face lower chances of getting pregnant than unvaccinated patients (female fecundability ratio [FR] 1.08, 95% CI 0.95...

Signs of Lingering Cardiac Dysfunction After Severe COVID
https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/covid19/96774

Jan 20th, 2022 - Patients recovering from COVID-19 showed cardiac dysfunction on transthoracic echocardiography 3 to 4 months after hospital discharge, according to a Norwegian study. Compared with matched controls, 204 COVID patients had worse right ventricular longitudinal strain (RVLS; adjusted estimated mean difference 1.5 percentage points, 95% CI 0.5-2.6), lower tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion ...

'Brain Fog' Persists After Mild COVID-19
https://www.medpagetoday.com/neurology/generalneurology/96775

Jan 20th, 2022 - Young adults performed worse on memory and attention tests several months after an acute case of mild COVID-19, according to a small study that may support the "brain fog" reported by many. Most cognitive abilities tested -- including working memory, executive function, and planning -- were normal, but COVID-19 patients displayed significantly worse episodic memory for up to 6 months after infe...

Are Jam-Packed Days for Hospitalists Bad for Older Patients?
https://www.medpagetoday.com/hospitalbasedmedicine/hospitalists/96767

Jan 20th, 2022 - Outcomes for older patients were similar regardless of whether or not hospitalists were having their busiest days, a large national study using data from 2018 found. Among older Medicare recipients (mean age 80), those admitted on hospitalists' busiest days did not experience any "meaningful differences" in outcomes for common conditions, compared to those that were admitted during less busy da...

Pro-Vax Fla. Official Put on Leave; Blood Sample Tube Shortage; 1M Superbug Deaths
https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/covid19/96763

Jan 20th, 2022 - Note that some links may require registration or subscription. A top Florida health official was placed on leave after encouraging his colleagues to get vaccinated against COVID-19. (Washington Post) NIAID Director Anthony Fauci, MD, suggested that Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine could be authorized for kids under 5 as soon as next month. (Fortune) Due to the Omicron variant, updated NIH COVID guidel...

Longitudinal Assessment of Cardiac Outcomes of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Chi...
https://doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.121.023251
Journal of the American Heart Association; Matsubara D, Chang J et. al.

Jan 20th, 2022 - Background In multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, there is paucity of longitudinal data on cardiac outcomes. We analyzed cardiac outcomes 3 to 4 months after initial presentation using echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. Methods and Results We included 60 controls and 60 cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children. Conventional echocardiograms and defo...

Parental Satisfaction from Telemedicine in the Follow-up of Children Operated for Crani...
https://doi.org/10.1177/10556656221074214
The Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal : Official Publicat... Kilipiris EG, Horn F et. al.

Jan 20th, 2022 - The current study aimed to evaluate the satisfaction level of parents from telemedicine use in the long-term follow-up of children operated for craniosynostosis during the COVID-19 pandemic. A cross-sectional 9-question survey analysis using Qualtrics survey software. An institutional study carried out at a national, tertiary level academic center in the Slovak Republic. All patients operated f...

An experimental investigation of a simulated online intergenerational friendship.
https://doi.org/10.1080/02701960.2021.2023810
Gerontology & Geriatrics Education; Lytle A, Macdonald J et. al.

Jan 20th, 2022 - Reducing ageism is a significant social issue. The current study involved a novel experimental examination of whether a one-time simulated online intergenerational friendship would reduce ageism. Undergraduate participants were randomly assigned to complete an interpersonal closeness exercise (the "fast friends" procedure, Aron et al., 1997; Lytle & Levy, 2015) with a confederate who used a scr...

Ivermectin in COVID-19 Management: What is the current evidence?
https://doi.org/10.2174/1871526522666220119114035
Infectious Disorders Drug Targets; Eerike M, Raj GM et. al.

Jan 20th, 2022 - Ivermectin (IVM), an approved anthelminthic drug, has been reported to have antiviral, antibacterial, and anticancer activities. Antiviral activity is due to the inhibition of nuclear cargo importin (IMP) protein. The anti-SARS CoV-2 activity through in vitro study was first reported by an Australian team. Later, many studies were conducted, and most of the study results were available as non-p...

The impact of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on healthcare-associated infections i...
https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2022.10
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology; Weiner-Lastinger LM, Pattabiraman V et. al.

Jan 20th, 2022 - The impact of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on healthcare-associated infections in 2020: A summary of data reported to the National Healthcare Safety Network - ADDENDUM.|2022|Weiner-Lastinger LM,Pattabiraman V,Konnor RY,Patel PR,Wong E,|

Severity of the COVID-19 pandemic assessed with all-cause mortality in the United State...
https://doi.org/10.1111/irv.12923
Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses; Dahlgren FS, Rossen LM et. al.

Jan 20th, 2022 - In the United States, infection with SARS-CoV-2 caused 380,000 reported deaths from March to December 2020. We adapted the Moving Epidemic Method to all-cause mortality data from the United States to assess the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic across age groups and all 50 states. By comparing all-cause mortality during the pandemic with intensity thresholds derived from recent, historical all-...

Differentiation of SARS-CoV-2 previously infected and vaccinated individuals in an inne...
https://doi.org/10.1128/jcm.02390-21
Journal of Clinical Microbiology; Beck EJ, Hsieh YH et. al.

Jan 20th, 2022 - Background: Emergency Departments (EDs) can serve as surveillance sites for infectious diseases. The objective of this study was to determine the burden of SARS-CoV-2 infection and to monitor the prevalence of vaccination against COVID-19 among patients attending an urban ED in Baltimore City. Methods: Using 1,914 samples of known exposure status, we developed an algorithm to differentiate prev...

Identification of amino acids within non-structural proteins 10 and 14 of the avian cor...
https://doi.org/10.1128/jvi.02059-21
Journal of Virology; Keep S, Stevenson-Leggett P et. al.

Jan 20th, 2022 - The Gammacoronavirus infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) is a highly contagious global pathogen prevalent in all types of poultry flocks. IBV is responsible for economic losses and welfare issues in domestic poultry resulting in a significant risk to food security. IBV vaccines are currently generated by serial passage of virulent field isolates of IBV through embryonated hen's eggs. The differen...

Glycomic Analysis Reveals That Sialyltransferase Inhibition Is Involved in the Antivira...
https://doi.org/10.1128/jvi.02141-21
Journal of Virology; Kang Y, Mai ZT et. al.

Jan 20th, 2022 - Due to the high mutation rate of influenza virus and the rapid increase of drug resistance, it is imperative to discover host-targeting antiviral agents with broad-spectrum antiviral activity. Considering the discrepancy between the urgent demand of antiviral drugs during an influenza pandemic and the long-term process of drug discovery and development, it is feasible to explore host-based anti...

Mental Health During the First Year of the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Review and Recommendati...
https://doi.org/10.1177/17456916211029964
Perspectives on Psychological Science : a Journal of the ... Aknin LB, De Neve JE et. al.

Jan 20th, 2022 - COVID-19 has infected millions of people and upended the lives of most humans on the planet. Researchers from across the psychological sciences have sought to document and investigate the impact of COVID-19 in myriad ways, causing an explosion of research that is broad in scope, varied in methods, and challenging to consolidate. Because policy and practice aimed at helping people live healthier...

Risk Factors and Psychological Consequences of COVID-19 Outbreak: Perspective and Exper...
https://doi.org/10.1111/disa.12532
Disasters Shamsalinia A, Mahmoudian A et. al.

Jan 20th, 2022 - Frontline Healthcare workers (HCWs) caring for patients with COVID-19 have a high risk of developing mental health problems. Recognizing the risk factors and consequences of care in this group of people can lead to preventive and interventional measures to maintain and improve their mental health and ultimately improve the quality of their care. This qualitative content analysis study was condu...

Neuroimaging in patients with COVID-19: a neuroradiology expert group consensus.
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European Radiology; Kremer S, Gerevini S et. al.

Jan 20th, 2022 - Neurological and neuroradiological manifestations in patients with COVID-19 have been extensively reported. Available imaging data are, however, very heterogeneous. Hence, there is a growing need to standardise clinical indications for neuroimaging, MRI acquisition protocols, and necessity of follow-up examinations. A NeuroCovid working group with experts in the field of neuroimaging in COVID-1...

APLAR recommendations on the practice of telemedicine in rheumatology.
https://doi.org/10.1111/1756-185X.14286
International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases; Ahmed S, Grainger R et. al.

Jan 20th, 2022 - The COVID-19 pandemic led to rapid and widespread adoption of telemedicine in rheumatology care. The Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology (APLAR) working group was tasked with developing evidence-based recommendations for rheumatology practice to guide maintenance of the highest possible standards of clinical care and to enable broad patient reach. A systematic review of English...

Variations in infection control practices suggest a need for guidelines in primary cili...
https://doi.org/10.1002/ppul.25836
Pediatric Pulmonology; Caliskan AB, Horani A et. al.

Jan 20th, 2022 - Primary ciliary dyskinesis (PCD) is an autosomal recessive disorder associated with impaired mucociliary clearance caused by defects in ciliary structure and function. The major clinical feature of PCD is recurring or persistent respiratory tract infection. Respiratory tract colonization with drug-resistant organisms impacts the frequency of infections and lung function decline. Protective gear...

Global Representation During a Global Pandemic.
https://doi.org/10.1001/jamapediatrics.2021.6446
JAMA Pediatrics; Mlia-Phiri E, Lissauer S et. al.

Jan 20th, 2022 - Global Representation During a Global Pandemic.|2022|Mlia-Phiri E,Lissauer S,Weatherhead JE,|

Assessment of Clinical Outcomes Among Children and Adolescents Hospitalized With COVID-...
https://doi.org/10.1001/jamapediatrics.2021.6436
JAMA Pediatrics; Nachega JB, Sam-Agudu NA et. al.

Jan 20th, 2022 - Little is known about COVID-19 outcomes among children and adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa, where preexisting comorbidities are prevalent. To assess the clinical outcomes and factors associated with outcomes among children and adolescents hospitalized with COVID-19 in 6 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. This cohort study was a retrospective record review of data from 25 hospitals in the Democr...

Relationship between nutrition therapy in the acute phase and outcomes of ventilated pa...
https://doi.org/10.1093/ajcn/nqac014
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition; Nakamura K, Hatakeyama J et. al.

Jan 20th, 2022 - Optimal nutrition therapy has not yet been established for the acute phase of severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection. To examine the effects of nutrition delivery in the acute phase on the mortality and long-term outcomes of post-intensive care syndrome (PICS). A multicenter prospective study was conducted on adult patients with COVID-19 infection requiring mechanical ventilation ...

Are We Still Having Sex? Results of Round Two of the Love and Sex in the Time of COVID ...
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AIDS and Behavior; Stephenson R, Sullivan SP et. al.

Jan 20th, 2022 - This paper presents data from the Love and Sex in the Time of COVID survey, an online survey with US gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men. The first round of the Love and Sex in the Time of COVID-19 survey was conducted online from April to May, 2020: the second round was collected November 2020 to January 2021. GBMSM were recruited through advertisements featured on social network...

The Priming Potential of Interferon Lambda-1 for Antiviral Defense in the Oral Mucosa.
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Inflammation Shikama Y, Kurosawa M et. al.

Jan 20th, 2022 - The oral mucosa is one of the first lines of the innate host defense system against microbial invasion. Interferon (IFN) lambda-1 (IFN-λ1), a type III IFN, exhibits type I IFN-like antiviral activity. In contrast to ubiquitously expressed type I IFN receptors, IFN-λ receptor 1 (IFN-λR1), which has higher affinity for type III IFNs than low-affinity interleukin (IL)-10 receptor 2, is mainly expr...

Risk and Protective Factors for COVID-19 Morbidity, Severity, and Mortality.
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Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology; Zhang JJ, Dong X et. al.

Jan 20th, 2022 - The outbreak of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has become an evolving global health crisis. Currently, a number of risk factors have been identified to have a potential impact on increasing the morbidity of COVID-19 in adults, including old age, male sex, pre-existing comorbidities, and racial/ethnic dis...

Serious Mental Illness Diagnosis and COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake in the Veterans Health Adm...
https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ps.202100499
Psychiatric Services (Washington, D.C.); Haderlein TP, Steers WN et. al.

Jan 20th, 2022 - This study examined the association between serious mental illness diagnoses and COVID-19 vaccination among Veterans Health Administration (VHA) patients. The sample (N=4,890,693) comprised veterans ages ≥18 years with VHA outpatient visits from March 1, 2018, through February 29, 2020. Veterans with serious mental illness were identified with ICD-10 diagnostic codes from electronic health reco...

Knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions of COVID-19 vaccine and refusal to receive COVID-...
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BMC Public Health; Adane M, Ademas A et. al.

Jan 20th, 2022 - Major efforts are being made to control the spread and impacts of the coronavirus pandemic using vaccines. Ethiopia began on March 13, 2021, to vaccinate healthcare workers (HCWs) for COVID-19 with the AstraZeneca vaccine. However, willingness to be vaccinated depends to a large extent on factors beyond the availability of vaccines. This study aimed to determine the rate of intention to refuse ...

'You just really have to assert yourself:' social work, nursing, and rehabilitation cou...
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-022-07465-w
BMC Health Services Research; Alessi EJ, Caldwell B et. al.

Jan 20th, 2022 - Educators who train healthcare students to provide behavioral health services in primary care settings frequently encounter challenges as they work to ensure that students acquire the knowledge and skills to effectively function on interprofessional practice teams. This has become increasingly important during COVID-19, as interprofessional collaborative practice is needed more than ever to add...

Examining COVID-19 vaccine uptake and attitudes among 2SLGBTQ+ youth experiencing homel...
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BMC Public Health; Abramovich A, Pang N et. al.

Jan 20th, 2022 - The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted 2SLGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness. Little is known about vaccine attitudes and uptake among this population. To address this, the objectives of this study were to explore this group's COVID-19 vaccine attitudes, and facilitators and barriers impacting vaccine uptake. 2SLGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness in the Greater Toronto Area...

Online re-examination of postgraduate medical students during the COVID-19 pandemic.
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-022-03100-8 10.4103/ijo.IJO_516_20 10.1002/jmv.25725 10.1056/NEJMoa2001017 10.4103/ijo.IJO_797_20 10.3389/fpubh.2020.00135 10.1186/s12909-021-02875-6 10.1126/science.1168874 10.1186/1472-6920-10-10 10.1080/01421590802108331 10.1186/1472-6920-11-37 10.1016/j.jsurg.2020.08.046 10.1016/j.jvs.2017.08.064
BMC Medical Education; Gu S, Yuan W et. al.

Jan 20th, 2022 - Postgraduate entrance examination (the Unified National Graduate Entrance Examination) is the major way for Chinese medical undergraduate student to apply for postgraduate studies. It consists of two stages: the preliminary basic written test and the re-examination in form of both written tests and interviews. With the spread of COVID-19, the traditional on-site re-examination of postgraduates ...

Evaluation of early complications, outcome, and mortality in Coronavirus Disease 2019 (...
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12891-022-05010-8 10.1038/s41598-021-82721-3 10.1186/s40885-021-00161-7 10.1007/s00268-020-05501-6 10.1186/s13037-020-00262-6 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)31182-X 10.1097/SLA.0000000000004420 10.1016/j.jcot.2020.06.042 10.1177/2151458515600496 10.1038/s41598-021-82721-3 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.17060
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders; Mohammadpour M, Yazdi H et. al.

Jan 20th, 2022 - A higher mortality and morbidity rate has been reported in COVID-19 patients undergoing surgery. To reduce the morbidity and mortality rate in COVID-19 patients undergoing orthopedic procedures, we aimed to increase the threshold for surgical planning. In a prospective cohort study, COVID-19 patients who underwent elective or emergent orthopedic surgery in three orthopedic surgery centers from ...

Clinical clerkship students' preferences and satisfaction regarding online lectures dur...
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-021-03096-7 10.1080/10872981.2020.1809929 10.1186/s12909-020-02208-z 10.1186/s12916-020-01577-y 10.1016/j.nedt.2010.12.026 10.1097/00001888-200603000-00002 10.1097/ACM.0000000000001596 10.2196/mededu.9091 10.1186/s12909-020-02007-6 10.1001/jama.300.10.1181 10.1186/s12909-017-0953-9 10.3402/meo.v16i0.5733 10.1186/s12909-018-1240-0 10.5455/aim.2019.27.133-138 10.1152/advan.00119.2017 10.5688/ajpe809154 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.02218
BMC Medical Education; Yagi S, Fukuda D et. al.

Jan 20th, 2022 - The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented disruption in medical education. Students and lecturers had to adapt to online education. The current study aimed to investigate the level of satisfaction and future preference for online lectures among clinical clerkship students and elucidated the factors that affect these outcomes. We selected a sample of 114 medical students undergoing clini...

Understanding COVID-19 vaccination willingness among youth: A survey study in the Nethe...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2021.12.062
Vaccine Euser S, Kroese FM et. al.

Jan 20th, 2022 - Vaccination of youth could be key to preventing future outbreaks of SARS-CoV-2. Given the limited direct health benefit for young people, it is important to understand how youth themselves perceive obtaining a vaccination. This survey study in a representative sample of Dutch youth aged 12-18 showed that 73% were willing to get vaccinated against COVID-19. In regression analyses, vaccination wi...

COVID-19 vaccine uptake, effectiveness, and waning in 82,959 health care workers: A nat...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2021.11.061
Vaccine Bedston S, Akbari A et. al.

Jan 20th, 2022 - While population estimates suggest high vaccine effectiveness against SARS-CoV-2 infection, the protection for health care workers, who are at higher risk of SARS-CoV-2 exposure, is less understood. We conducted a national cohort study of health care workers in Wales (UK) from 7 December 2020 to 30 September 2021. We examined uptake of any COVID-19 vaccine, and the effectiveness of BNT162b2 mRN...

Designing of a bispecific antibody against SARS-CoV-2 spike glycoprotein targeting huma...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.humimm.2022.01.004
Human Immunology; Ojha R, Gurjar K et. al.

Jan 20th, 2022 - COVID-19 originated in Wuhan city, China, in 2019 erupted a global pandemic that had put down nearly 3 million lives and hampered the socio-economic conditions of all nations. Despite the available treatments, this disease is not being controlled totally and spreading swiftly. The deadly virus commences infection by hACE2 receptor and its co-receptors (DPP4) engagement with the viral spike prot...

Conference Attendance Tracking and Evaluation in the Era of Virtual Conferences.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acra.2021.12.012
Academic Radiology; Kamel P, Brookmeyer C et. al.

Jan 20th, 2022 - The coronavirus pandemic upended in-person radiology education and led to a transition to virtual platforms. We needed a new method to monitor lecture attendance, previously relying on a physical badge system. Our goal was to develop and implement a virtual conference attendance system that is user-friendly, automated, useable in any virtual conference environment, and accurate. We developed a ...

The Association Between Sleep Disturbances and Erectile Dysfunction During the COVID-19...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sxmr.2021.12.001
Sexual Medicine Reviews; Andersen ML, Tufik S

Jan 20th, 2022 - There is increasing concern about the impact of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic on mental and physical health. Among the many possible outcomes of COVID-19, reports of sleep disturbances, and erectile dysfunction are becoming prevalent worldwide. We sought to evaluate the recent literature on this subject to produce a narrative review of the topic. We performed an extensive literature search to identif...

Covid-19: Reassess effects of mandatory vaccination on staffing, urge unions.
https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.o139
BMJ (Clinical Research Ed.); Waters A

Jan 20th, 2022 - Covid-19: Reassess effects of mandatory vaccination on staffing, urge unions.|2022|Waters A,|

Covid-19: Brazil sees omicron cases soar but data blackout obscures true impact.
https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.o133
BMJ (Clinical Research Ed.); Taylor L

Jan 20th, 2022 - Covid-19: Brazil sees omicron cases soar but data blackout obscures true impact.|2022|Taylor L,|

Impact of COVID-19 on acute trauma and orthopaedic referrals and surgery in the UK duri...
https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-054919
BMJ Open; Sugand K, Aframian A et. al.

Jan 20th, 2022 - This is the first British multicentre study observing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on orthopaedic trauma with respect to referrals, operative caseload and mortality during its peak. A longitudinal, multicentre, retrospective, observational, cohort study was conducted during the peak 6 weeks of the first wave from 17 March 2020 compared with the same period in 2019. Hospitals from six maj...

Covid-19: Lateral flow tests in children fail minimum performance standards, study finds.
https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.o132
BMJ (Clinical Research Ed.); Mahase E

Jan 20th, 2022 - Covid-19: Lateral flow tests in children fail minimum performance standards, study finds.|2022|Mahase E,|

Diagnostic accuracy of rapid point-of-care tests for diagnosis of current SARS-CoV-2 in...
https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjebm-2021-111828
BMJ Evidence-based Medicine; Fujita-Rohwerder N, Beckmann L et. al.

Jan 20th, 2022 - To systematically assess the diagnostic accuracy of rapid point-of-care tests for diagnosis of current SARS-CoV-2 infections in children under real-life conditions. Systematic review and meta-analysis. MEDLINE, Embase, Cochrane Database for Systematic Reviews, INAHTA HTA database, preprint servers (via Europe PMC), ClinicalTrials.gov, WHO ICTRP from 1 January 2020 to 7 May 2021; NICE Evidence S...

Politicians polarize and experts depolarize public support for COVID-19 management poli...
https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2117543119
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the Un... Flores A, Cole JC et. al.

Jan 20th, 2022 - Political polarization impeded public support for policies to reduce the spread of COVID-19, much as polarization hinders responses to other contemporary challenges. Unlike previous theory and research that focused on the United States, the present research examined the effects of political elite cues and affective polarization on support for policies to manage the COVID-19 pandemic in seven co...

Incidence of Type 1 Diabetes in Children and Adolescents During the COVID-19 Pandemic i...
https://doi.org/10.2337/dc21-0969
Diabetes Care; Kamrath C, Rosenbauer J et. al.

Jan 20th, 2022 - The aim of this study was to investigate the incidence of type 1 diabetes in children and adolescents during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in Germany compared with previous years. Based on data from the multicenter German Diabetes Prospective Follow-up Registry, we analyzed the incidence of type 1 diabetes per 100,000 patient-years in children and adolescents from 1 January 2...

Alterations in cortisol and interleukin-6 secretion in patients with COVID-19 suggestiv...
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12020-021-02968-8
Endocrine Yavropoulou MP, Filippa MG et. al.

Jan 20th, 2022 - The beneficial effect of glucocorticoids in coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is established, but whether adrenal cortisol secretion is impaired in COVID-19 is not fully elucidated. In this case-control study, we investigated the diurnal free bioavailable salivary cortisol secretion in COVID-19 patients. Fifty-two consecutive COVID-19 patients-before dexamethasone treatment in cases required-recru...

Remdesivir significantly reduces SARS-CoV-2 viral load on nasopharyngeal swabs in hospi...
https://doi.org/10.1002/jmv.27598
Journal of Medical Virology; Biancofiore A, Mirijello A et. al.

Jan 20th, 2022 - Remdesivir is a broad-spectrum antiviral agent able to inhibit the RNA polymerase of SARS-CoV-2. At present, studies focusing on the effect of remdesivir on viral load (VL) are few and with contrasting results. Aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of remdesivir on SARS-CoV-2 VL from nasopharyngeal swabs (cycle threshold criterion) in a sample of patients treated with the drug, co...

The Unintended Consequences of COVID-19 Public Health Measures on Healthcare for Childr...
https://doi.org/10.1111/cch.12968
Child: Care, Health and Development; Baumbusch J, Lloyd JEV et. al.

Jan 20th, 2022 - To explore the unintended consequences of pandemic public health measures on healthcare service usage by children with medical complexity. Medical complexity is characterized by the presence of complex, chronic conditions requiring specialized care, substantial health needs, functional dependence and/or limitations, and frequent healthcare usage. Children with medical complexity are among the h...

Subclinical myocardial dysfunction in patients following coronavirus disease 2019 infec...
https://doi.org/10.1002/jcu.23101
Journal of Clinical Ultrasound : JCU; Saeed S, Rajani R

Jan 20th, 2022 - Subclinical myocardial dysfunction in patients following coronavirus disease 2019 infection.|2022|Saeed S,Rajani R,|

Post-Covid-19-vaccination adverse events and healthcare utilization among individuals w...
https://doi.org/10.1111/joim.13453
Journal of Internal Medicine; Lai FTT, Huang L et. al.

Jan 20th, 2022 - Post-marketing pharmacovigilance data are scant on the safety of Covid-19 vaccines among people with previous SARS-CoV-2 infection compared with ordinary vaccine recipients. We compared the post-vaccination adverse events of special interests (AESI), accident and emergency room (A&E) visit, and hospitalization between these two groups. We conducted a retrospective cohort study using a territory...

COVID-19-associated acute invasive fungal sinusitis: Clinical and imaging findings.
https://doi.org/10.1111/jon.12967
Journal of Neuroimaging : Official Journal of the America... Elmokadem AH, Bayoumi D et. al.

Jan 20th, 2022 - The purpose is to provide a comprehensive report describing the clinical and imaging features of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)-related acute invasive fungal sinusitis (AIFS) and associated comorbidities. A retrospective study was conducted on 25 patients (12 males and 13 females, mean age of 53.9±9.1 years). All patients had positive polymerase chain reaction test for COVID-19 and histopa...

The COVID Pandemic as Mosaic.
https://doi.org/10.1177/08901171211063998a
American Journal of Health Promotion : AJHP; Katz DL

Jan 20th, 2022 - The COVID Pandemic as Mosaic.|2022|Katz DL,|

Accounting for the Origins and Toll of COVID 19 The key role of Overweight in COVID-19.
https://doi.org/10.1177/08901171211064006
American Journal of Health Promotion : AJHP; Adams ML

Jan 20th, 2022 - Both global and US data show associations between COVID-19 death rates and overweight or obesity, which are also risk factors for several other outcomes. Evidence suggests that among the strategies to reduce overweight and obesity are the simple actions of increasing fruit and vegetable consumption and physical activity. Potential benefits include saving thousands of lives and billions of dolla...

Higher risk of COVID-19 infection among internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Myanmar ...
https://doi.org/10.1080/17441692.2022.2028303
Global Public Health; Sawn Khai T

Jan 20th, 2022 - Access to healthcare has been difficult for over a thousand internally displaced people (IPDs) living in camps even before the COVID-19 pandemic surge in Myanmar. Amidst the pandemic crisis, the coup d'etat state power on February 1, 2021, and arbitrary detained all elected officials. Subsequently, over a hundred thousand civilians were displaced from their homes due to the intensified conflict...

Association between COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and generalized trust, depression, gener...
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BMC Public Health; Sekizawa Y, Hashimoto S et. al.

Jan 20th, 2022 - Although numerous studies have been published on the predictors of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, some possible predictors remain underexplored. In this study, we explored the associations of unwillingness and indecisiveness regarding COVID-19 vaccination with generalized trust, mental health conditions such as depression and generalized anxiety, and fear of COVID-19. Data of wave 1 (from October ...

Single-dose SARS-CoV-2 vaccinations with either BNT162b2 or AZD1222 induce disparate Th...
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12916-022-02240-4 10.1016/S1473-3099(20)30120-1 10.1016/j.biochi.2020.09.018 10.1016/j.jinf.2020.12.023 10.3201/eid2607.200841 10.1126/science.abd7728 10.1038/s41586-020-2608-y 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2021.120586 10.1038/s41586-021-03275-y 10.1056/NEJMoa2034577 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)32661-1 10.1016/S0140-6736(21)00448-7 10.1056/NEJMoa2101765 10.1016/S0140-6736(21)00432-3 10.1038/s41586-021-03471-w 10.1056/NEJMoa2102214 10.1038/s41586-021-03402-9 10.1056/NEJMc2104974 10.1056/NEJMoa2108891 10.1016/S0140-6736(21)01290-3 10.1038/nrd4278 10.1371/journal.pone.0170592 10.1038/sj.gt.3302347 10.2174/157488606777934440 10.1016/j.ymthe.2004.07.013 10.1128/JVI.76.11.5711-5719.2002 10.1016/j.chom.2014.06.011 10.1016/j.immuni.2020.10.015 10.1016/j.chom.2014.06.001 10.1084/jem.20160758 10.1038/s41467-017-01728-5 10.1073/pnas.1505956112 10.1038/s41467-017-01901-w 10.1016/j.smim.2007.12.006 10.1038/mt.2008.200 10.1126/scitranslmed.abd2223 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)31604-4 10.1038/s41467-021-24285-4 10.1038/s41586-021-03944-y 10.4049/jimmunol.1601775 10.1146/annurev.immunol.19.1.683 10.1084/jem.20070104 10.3892/ol.2018.8378 10.1038/s41587-020-0631-z 10.1016/S0140-6736(21)00527-4
BMC Medicine; Müller M, Volzke J et. al.

Jan 20th, 2022 - While vaccination programs against the severe acute respiratory syndrome virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) are globally ongoing, disparate strategies for the deployment of spike antigen show varying effectiveness. In order to explore this phenomenon, we sought to compare the early immune responses against AZD1222 and BNT162b2. SARS-CoV-2 seronegative participants received a single dose of either vaccine and...

Comparing the mental health trajectories of four different types of keyworkers with non...
https://doi.org/10.1192/bjp.2021.205
The British Journal of Psychiatry : the Journal of Mental... Bu F, Mak HW et. al.

Jan 20th, 2022 - There are concerns that keyworkers may be at a greater risk for psychological distress than non-keyworkers during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, little research has included keyworkers outside of the healthcare sector or has disaggregated keyworkers into different subgroups. To examine longitudinal changes in mental health over 12 months during the COVID-19 pandemic comparing four different gr...

The impact of blood campaigns using mobile blood collection drives on blood supply mana...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.transci.2022.103354
Transfusion and Apheresis Science : Official Journal of T... Halawani AJ

Jan 20th, 2022 - Blood transfusion is a lifesaving procedure for transfusion-dependent patients. Therefore, maintaining blood supply is extremely crucial. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has negatively affected blood supply by affecting donor attendance. This study aimed to investigate blood supply and demand during the pandemic and demonstrate the positive impact of blood donation campaigns th...

Covid-19: Poland's medical council sees mass resignations over government inaction on p...
https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.o137
BMJ (Clinical Research Ed.); Dyer O

Jan 20th, 2022 - Covid-19: Poland's medical council sees mass resignations over government inaction on pandemic.|2022|Dyer O,|

Cerebral arterial and venous thrombosis due to COVID-19 vaccine-induced immune thrombot...
https://doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2021-245445
BMJ Case Reports; Pang E, Ghosh S et. al.

Jan 20th, 2022 - Vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT) rarely develops after many COVID-19 vaccines. A 51-year-old woman re-presented to hospital with a 4 day history of headache, vomiting, diarrhoea and left calf pain, 11 days after her first dose of ChAdOx1nCoV-19 (AstraZenica) vaccine. Her neurological examination was normal. Blood tests demonstrated a low platelet count, raised D-dimer a...

Novel case of takotsubo cardiomyopathy following COVID-19 vaccination.
https://doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2021-247291
BMJ Case Reports; Stewart C, Gamble DT et. al.

Jan 20th, 2022 - We present an unusual case of takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) following administration of the second dose of the DNA ChadOX1 nCOV-19 (AZD122) vaccination. This woman in her early 50s presented to the emergency department 8 days following her vaccine with central chest pain. Initial investigations revealed a raised troponin and evolving T wave inversion on ECG. Acute coronary syndrome management ...

COVID-19 in two children with new-onset diabetes: case reports.
https://doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2021-247309
BMJ Case Reports; Lança A, Rodrigues C et. al.

Jan 20th, 2022 - Delayed diagnosis, low socioeconomic status and infection have been associated with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) at type 1 diabetes mellitus presentation. A teenager from a low socioeconomic status family, with longstanding weight loss, polyphagia, polyuria, vomiting and abdominal pain, attended the emergency department, also complaining of anosmia and odynophagia. He was diagnosed with COVID-19...

Patterns of neutralizing humoral response to SARS-CoV-2 infection among hematologic mal...
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Blood Cancer Journal; Borgogna C, Bruna R et. al.

Jan 20th, 2022 - Understanding antibody-based SARS-CoV-2 immunity in hematologic malignancy (HM) patients following infection is crucial to inform vaccination strategies for this highly vulnerable population. This cross-sectional study documents the anti-SARS-CoV-2 humoral response and serum neutralizing activity in 189 HM patients recovering from a PCR-confirmed infection. The overall seroconversion rate was 8...

Maternal-fetal immune responses in pregnant women infected with SARS-CoV-2.
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-27745-z
Nature Communications; Garcia-Flores V, Romero R et. al.

Jan 20th, 2022 - Pregnant women represent a high-risk population for severe/critical COVID-19 and mortality. However, the maternal-fetal immune responses initiated by SARS-CoV-2 infection, and whether this virus is detectable in the placenta, are still under investigation. Here we show that SARS-CoV-2 infection during pregnancy primarily induces unique inflammatory responses at the maternal-fetal interface, whi...

Empowering dentists to administer COVID-19 vaccines.
https://doi.org/10.1111/jphd.12502
Journal of Public Health Dentistry; Rojas-Ramirez MV, DeVito DM et. al.

Jan 20th, 2022 - To detail how the scope of practice of dentistry was expanded in Kentucky allowing dentists to be rapidly mobilize and join a mass vaccination campaign and administer COVID-19 vaccines to the community. The processes involving policy change, an emergency administrative regulation, provider training and community action are detailed. In just 21 days from state authorization, dentists from the Un...

Influence of COVID-19 on the next generation of nurses in the United States.
https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.16202
Journal of Clinical Nursing; Kells M, Jennings Mathis K

Jan 20th, 2022 - Examine the affective state (anxiety, depression), life satisfaction, stress and worry, media consumption and perceptions of pursuing a career in nursing amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Nursing students worldwide have reported increased stress, fear and anxiety amidst challenges and risks associated with COVID-19. It remains unclear what impact COVID-19 will have on nursing students in the United...

Factors associated with telemedicine utilization among post-transplant patients at a Un...
https://doi.org/10.1111/ctr.14578
Clinical Transplantation; Wei TR, Berner ES et. al.

Jan 20th, 2022 - Telemedicine has become prevalent during the novel-coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The study explored patient factors associated with telemedicine utilization among post- kidney and pancreas transplant patients at a university center. After analyzing 2,801 patients and their visits using chi-square test and logistic regression, we found that government-insured (p<0.0001) post-kidn...

Heavy lone coronary artery thrombosis treated by stent retriever, in the setting of COV...
https://doi.org/10.1002/ccd.30084
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions : Offici... Hanna EB, Rossen J et. al.

Jan 20th, 2022 - We present a case of heavy lone coronary thrombosis in the setting of COVID-19 infection. We highlight the special angiographic, ultrasonographic, and histological features of this thrombus, and we describe the application of carotid stent retriever for its removal.

Are Hospital Admissions Still the Best Way to Gauge the COVID Crisis?
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/966821

Jan 20th, 2022 - MADRID/LONDON (Reuters) - Using the number of people in hospital with COVID-19 to gauge the severity of the pandemic may not give an accurate picture in the Omicron era as more and more patients with the virus are being admitted for other reasons, some scientists say. Governments have focused on hospitalisations to determine the need for restrictions but the data does not typically differentiat...

Greece Imposes Rolling Fines to Push COVID-19 Vaccinations in Older People
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/966830

Jan 20th, 2022 - ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece has begun imposing recurring fines on those over the age of 60 who are unvaccinated against COVID-19 to try to boost inoculation in the most vulnerable age group even as infection rates from the fast-spreading Omicron variant are slowing. After hitting an all-time high of 50,126 registered coronavirus infections on Jan. 4, mainly driven by the spread of the Omicron var...

Variation in Heart-Transplant Rates Remains Despite Change in Allocation Policy
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/966862

Jan 20th, 2022 - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Despite the recent change in heart-allocation policy designed to boost equitable distribution of the limited number of available organs, substantial center-level and regional variation in likelihood of transplant remains, according to a new analysis. "Wide state-level variability in waiting list outcomes have been noted for patients listed for heart transplant in the...

Coronavirus Spreading Like Never Before in Americas, Health Agency Says
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/966865

Jan 20th, 2022 - BRASILIA (Reuters) - COVID-19 infections are reaching new peaks in the Americas with 7.2 million new cases and more than 15,000 COVID-related deaths in the last week, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said on Wednesday. "The virus is spreading more actively than ever before," PAHO Director Carissa Etienne told a briefing. The Caribbean has had the steepest increase in infections since...

Swiss Researchers Launch Trial for COVID 'Patch' Vaccine
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/966878

Jan 20th, 2022 - LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Swiss medical researchers said on Wednesday they have launched an early-stage study to test a next-generation COVID-19 vaccine candidate which would be administered via an arm patch, the latest to look at alternative methods of giving injections. Unlike conventional vaccines that focus on stimulating antibody production, the new PepGNP-Covid19 vaccine candidate...

COVID-19 Families and Experts Share Pandemic 'Silver Linings'
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/966899

Jan 20th, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. A Medscape Special Report: COVID at 2 As we mark the second anniversary of the first COVID-19 case identified in the United States, many negative aspects of our shared trauma — political disagreements, family members hospitalized, and over 850,000 American deaths — are well known to us. But no m...

Some Apartment Dwellers Blocked From Ordering Rapid Tests
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/966919

Jan 20th, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Some residents of apartments and other multi-unit buildings report being unable to order free COVID-19 tests from the U.S. Postal Service website. The Biden administration rolled out the website on Tuesday, part of a promise to make 1 million home testing kits available to the public. Four tests...

Tough Questions on the COVID Pandemic
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/966931

Jan 20th, 2022 - Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. We asked. You answered. Here's how our readers feel about the pandemic. Like is it almost over? This interview originally appeared on WebMD on January 20, 2022 Follow Medscape on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube

Ambulances Wait Hours With Patients at California Hospitals
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/966933

Jan 20th, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. ambulances to hospital emergency rooms in what they said were chronic delays worsened by the nearly two-year coronavirus pandemic. During a legislative hearing, first responders said taking more than the anticipated 20 minutes to receive a patient at a hospital emergency room isn't good for the ...

Nevada Enlisting Nursing Students for Hospital Staff Crisis
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/966934

Jan 20th, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. LAS VEGAS (AP) — With Nevada hospitals reporting a staffing "crisis" and health officials reporting COVID-19 patient tallies at pandemic highs, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak highlighted a program Wednesday to enlist nursing students to help meet the demand for medical providers. "The state continues...

Illinois, Chicago Omicron Cases Have Peaked, Officials Say
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/966932

Jan 20th, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. CHICAGO (AP) — The state's top officials in the battle against COVID-19 on Wednesday reported that the vicious surge in the disease fueled by the omicron variant is slowing statewide and in Chicago, the nation's third-largest city. But even as record numbers of hospitalizations decline, authorit...

Alcohol a Direct Cause of Cancer Say Oxford Researchers
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/966935

Jan 20th, 2022 - Oxford researchers say they have confirmed that alcohol is a direct cause of cancer, emphasising how their findings reinforce the need to lower levels of alcohol consumption in the population for cancer prevention. Worldwide alcohol is responsible for an estimated 3 million deaths each year, with over 400,000 of these being from cancer. The authors point out that with alcohol consumption rising...

An Expert's Guide to COVID-19 Tests
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/966947

Jan 20th, 2022 - The reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test has been the gold standard for the diagnosis of COVID-19 throughout the pandemic. This highly sensitive molecular test amplifies specific segments of the transcribed viral DNA collected in a sample. Specialized labs can usually provide results in 12 to 24 hours. In contrast, rapid point-of-care antigen tests for COVID-19, which h...

Changes in Restrictions, Mandatory Vaccination: Global COVID-19 Weekly Highlights
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/966953

Jan 20th, 2022 - In the UK, the biggest news of the week is that it looks as if Omicron numbers are finally going down, meaning that the wave has now peaked. Hospital numbers, which were doubling every 9 days 2 weeks ago, have now stabilised. Due to this, the Government is ending Plan B, and returning to Plan A, which means that mandatory certifications will end and people can stop working from home. Mask weari...

Vaccines Plus Prior Infection Provided Best Protection From COVID: Study
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/966965

Jan 20th, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. A new study from California and New York found that people who were both vaccinated and had a prior COVID-19 infection had the most protection against the coronavirus last summer and fall. Unvaccinated people with a past infection came in second. By October, when the more contagious Delta varian...

Clothing Company Carhartt Keeps Employee Vaccine Mandate
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/966976

Jan 20th, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Carhartt, a Michigan-based clothing company that's known for its heavy-duty workwear, announced that it would keep its COVID-19 vaccine mandate for employees despite last week's Supreme Court ruling that blocked vaccine requirements for large companies. In an email to employees, Carhartt CEO Mar...

COVID Fatigue Pervasive, but Men and Women React Differently
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/966985

Jan 20th, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Most people experience COVID fatigue a few times a week, but men and women and older and younger people have reacted differently to it, a recent WebMD poll suggests. The poll, taken from December 23-January 4, asked readers how often they had experienced COVID-19 pandemic fatigue, defined as "be...

FDA Could Authorize Pfizer Vaccine for Kids Under 5 in Next Month, Fauci Says
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/966970

Jan 20th, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. The FDA could authorize Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for children under age 5 in the next month, Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said Wednesday. "My hope is that it's going to be within the next month or so and not much later than that, but ...

Vaccine Group Gavi Says Additional $5.2 Bln Needed to Ensure Supply
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/966831

Jan 20th, 2022 - (Reuters) - The chairman of the Gavi vaccine alliance, Jose Manuel Barroso, said on Wednesday that an additional $5.2 billion is needed to continue to deliver vaccines at scale. Speaking at a news briefing, Barroso said it was critical to continue to keep up the pace of vaccine supply through the COVAX global vaccine-sharing programme, as more than 3 billion people in the world have yet to rece...

The Virus Within: How Politics and Misinformation Made the Pandemic Worse
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/966829

Jan 20th, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. As the pandemic raged in 2020, the White House Coronavirus Task Force scheduled frequent press briefings, some at the White House and others at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or the National Institutes of Health. Dr Jerome Adams When the briefings were at the White House, w...

Hospital Rooms Housing COVID-19 Patients Usually Not Contaminated With Virus
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/966828

Jan 20th, 2022 - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The rate of contamination of surfaces in rooms with hospitalized COVID-19 patients is low, researchers report. Of the 347 individual samples collected from the rooms of 20 patients infected with SARS-CoV-2, less than 6% were positive via RT-PCR and only one demonstrated cytopathic effect (CPE), researchers report in Clinical Infectious Diseases. "The presence of SARS...

How the Pandemic Led to Disarray ― and Discovery
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/966838

Jan 20th, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. In March 2020, as the world was waking up to the dawn of a global pandemic, 61 members of the Skagit Valley Chorale in northwest Washington State gathered for a 2-hour rehearsal. They followed the precautions recommended by local health officials, avoiding physical contact, using hand sanitizer,...

The Pandemic Has Changed Us, Permanently
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/966875

Jan 20th, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. The daily commute. Catching a first-run film. In-person doctor visits. Standing-room-only concerts. Checking out a hot new restaurant. These common everyday experiences are now fraught with risk as COVID-19 brought widespread changes in how we live, work, play, and stay healthy. Once the global ...

How Proper Posture and Breathing Can Minimize Doctors' Stress
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/966874

Jan 20th, 2022 - This is the first in a series of instructional videos and guidance from Nadine Kelly, MD (Yogi MD) helping healthcare professionals to use yoga techniques to reduce daily stress and focus on their personal well-being. To view the accompanying video, click here. The fast-paced and demanding lifestyle of healthcare professionals fosters a state of chronic stress that may have numerous insidious p...

COVID at 2 Years: Preparing for a Different 'Normal'
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/966877

Jan 20th, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States is still breaking records for hospital overcrowding and new cases. The US is logging nearly 800,000 cases a day, hospitals are starting to fray, and deaths in the US have topped 850,000. Schools oscillate from remote to in-person learning, ...

Antimicrobial Resistance Linked to 1.2 Million Global Deaths in 2019
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/966910

Jan 20th, 2022 - More than HIV, more than malaria. The death toll worldwide from bacterial antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in 2019 exceeded 1.2 million people, according to a new study. In terms of preventable deaths, 1.27 million people could have been saved if drug-resistant infections were replaced with infections susceptible to current antibiotics. Furthermore, 4.95 million fewer people would have died if dr...

NI Health Staff To Receive £25 M Additional Pay Rise
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/966913

Jan 20th, 2022 - Health Minister Robin Swann is to provide £25 million from his department’s budget to fund a pay rise for Northern Ireland’s health workers. The minister thanked staff for their "superhuman efforts" in maintaining services across the COVID pandemic, which has led to unprecedented pressures on hospitals. Mr Swann made the announcement in a letter to health workers, seen by PA news agency. It com...

Survey Shows More Women Drinking During Pregnancy
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/966917

Jan 20th, 2022 - More pregnant Americans indulged ― and overindulged ―- in alcohol from 2018 to 2020 than in previous years, but researchers found no sharp increase associated with the first wave of COVID-19 lockdowns, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The pandemic notwithstanding, health officials worry about a rising tide of pregnant women using alcohol and b...

Severe outcomes increased in youth hospitalized after positive COVID-19 test
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Heidi Splete

Jan 19th, 2022 - Approximately 3% of youth who tested positive for COVID-19 in an emergency department setting had severe outcomes after 2 weeks, but this risk was 0. 5% among those not admitted to the hospital, based on data from more than 3,000 individuals aged 18 and younger.