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Stress and cognitive functioning during a pandemic: Thoughts from stress researchers.
https://doi.org/10.1037/tra0000716
Psychological Trauma : Theory, Research, Practice and Policy; Boals A, Banks JB

May 27th, 2020 - In this commentary we discuss a downstream consequence of increases in stress and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Stress and anxiety can lead to mind wandering, which in turn competes for limited cognitive resources. We encourage researchers to be understanding and patient concerning the inevitable cognitive impact of the pandemic and subsequent reduced productivity levels from our studen...

Shattered social identity and moral injuries: Work-related conditions in health care pr...
https://doi.org/10.1037/tra0000715
Psychological Trauma : Theory, Research, Practice and Policy; Kröger C

May 27th, 2020 - The present article assesses the effects of shattered social identity and moral injuries experienced by health care professionals (HCPs) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Professional expertise and emotional-cognitive demands as key aspects of HCPs' social identity are introduced, and the effects of moral injuries-in terms of violation of medical-ethical and social-ethical norms-on the mental healt...

Raising awareness of disabled lives and health care rationing during the COVID-19 pande...
https://doi.org/10.1037/tra0000673
Psychological Trauma : Theory, Research, Practice and Policy; Lund EM, Ayers KB

May 27th, 2020 - Discriminatory and ableist health care rationing policies have raised serious concern in the disability community during the novel coronavirus pandemic. These concerns reflect the long-standing devaluation of disabled lives and place considerable weight on the disability community during this already stressful time. Nondisabled psychologists should work to advocate for the rights of people with...

Social representations, identity threat, and coping amid COVID-19.
https://doi.org/10.1037/tra0000773
Psychological Trauma : Theory, Research, Practice and Policy; Jaspal R, Nerlich B

May 27th, 2020 - This article describes an integrative social psychological framework within which human reactions to COVID-19 can be understood and predicted. It is argued that social representations of COVID-19 (and its mitigation strategies) must resonate among diverse communities, not be too threatening, and provide clear pathways for action and engagement. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2020 APA, all rights...

When chaos is the norm: How some veterans with PTSD are continuing to engage in trauma-...
https://doi.org/10.1037/tra0000718
Psychological Trauma : Theory, Research, Practice and Policy; Sciarrino NA, Myers US et. al.

May 27th, 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many Veterans Healthcare Administration providers working with veterans diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder to question the feasibility and appropriateness of continuing to provide trauma-focused treatment during this crisis. The Veterans Healthcare Administration is in a unique position to continue to provide trauma-informed care because of its capacit...

Chloroquine or Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19: Is Cardiotoxicity a Concern?
https://doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.120.016887
Journal of the American Heart Association; Kamp TJ, Hamdan MH et. al.

May 27th, 2020 - The SARS-Cov-2 viral pandemic causing COVID-19 disease begs for rapid and innovative treatments. In addition to flu-like respiratory symptoms, acute cardiac manifestations include cardiac injury, shock and arrhythmia. Several pharmacological therapies have been suggested including repurposing of existing drugs such as chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, sometimes co-administered with azithromyc...

Experience with Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Implicati...
https://doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.120.017144
Journal of the American Heart Association; Ramireddy A, Chugh H et. al.

May 27th, 2020 - Background Despite a lack of clinical evidence, hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin are being administered widely to patients with verified or suspected COVID-19. Both drugs may increase risk of lethal arrhythmias associated with QT interval prolongation. Methods and Results We performed a case series of COVID-19 positive/suspected patients admitted between 2/1/2020 and 4/4/2020 who were treate...

Conducting Clinical Research During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Protecting Scientific Integr...
https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2020.9286
JAMA Fleming TR, Labriola D et. al.

May 27th, 2020 - Conducting Clinical Research During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Protecting Scientific Integrity.|2020|Fleming TR,Labriola D,Wittes J,|

Using Controlled Trials to Resolve Key Unknowns About Policy During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2020.8573
JAMA Starr P

May 27th, 2020 - Using Controlled Trials to Resolve Key Unknowns About Policy During the COVID-19 Pandemic.|2020|Starr P,|

Metatranscriptomic Characterization of COVID-19 Identified A Host Transcriptional Class...
https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciaa663
Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America; Zhang H, Ai JW et. al.

May 27th, 2020 - The recent identification of a novel coronavirus, also known as SARS-CoV-2, has caused a global outbreak of respiratory illnesses. The rapidly developing pandemic has posed great challenges to diagnosis of this novel infection. However, little is known about the metatranscriptomic characteristics of patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). We analyzed metatranscriptomics in 187 patien...

Positive impact of measures against COVID-19 on reducing influenza in the Northern Hemi...
https://doi.org/10.1093/jtm/taaa087
Journal of Travel Medicine; Chan CP, Wong NS et. al.

May 27th, 2020 - Positive impact of measures against COVID-19 on reducing influenza in the Northern Hemisphere.|2020|Chan CP,Wong NS,Leung CC,Lee SS,|

Alterations in smell or taste - Classic COVID-19?
https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciaa655
Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America; Trubiano JA, Vogrin S et. al.

May 27th, 2020 - Alterations in smell or taste - Classic COVID-19?|2020|Trubiano JA,Vogrin S,Kwong JC,Homes N,|

Prescription Fill Patterns for Commonly Used Drugs During the COVID-19 Pandemic in the ...
https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2020.9184
JAMA Vaduganathan M, van Meijgaard J et. al.

May 27th, 2020 - Prescription Fill Patterns for Commonly Used Drugs During the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States.|2020|Vaduganathan M,van Meijgaard J,Mehra MR,Joseph J,O'Donnell CJ,|

Treating the SARS-CoV-2-positive patient with cancer: A proposal for a pragmatic and tr...
https://doi.org/10.1002/cncr.32962
Cancer References; Perni S, Milligan MG et. al.

May 27th, 2020 - The treatment of patients with cancer who test positive for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) poses unique challenges. In this commentary, the authors describe the ethical rationale and implementation details for the creation of a novel, multidisciplinary treatment prioritization committee, including physicians, frontline staff, an ethicist, and an infectious disease ...

The AORN Community Displays its Resiliency Amidst Pandemic Crisis.
https://doi.org/10.1002/aorn.13062
AORN Journal; Groah LK

May 27th, 2020 - The AORN Community Displays its Resiliency Amidst Pandemic Crisis.|2020|Groah LK,|

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...

Management of Heart Failure Patients with COVID-19. A Joint Position Paper of the Chine...
https://doi.org/10.1002/ejhf.1915
European Journal of Heart Failure; Zhang Y, Stewart Coats AJ et. al.

May 27th, 2020 - The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection is causing considerable morbidity and mortality worldwide. Multiple reports have suggested that patients with heart failure (HF) are at a higher risk of severe disease and mortality with COVID-19. Moreover, evaluating and treating HF patients with comorbid COVID-19 represen...

Obesity and COVID-19: an Italian snapshot.
https://doi.org/10.1002/oby.22918
Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.); Busetto L, Bettini S et. al.

May 27th, 2020 - The clinical manifestations of COVID-19 run from asymptomatic disease to severe acute respiratory syndrome. Older age and comorbidities are associated to more severe disease. A role of obesity is suspected. We enrolled patients hospitalized in the medical COVID-19 ward with SARS-CoV-2 related pneumonia. Primary outcome of the study was to assess the relationship between the severity of COVID-19...

Possible Role of Adipose Tissue and Endocannabinoid System in COVID-19 Pathogenesis: Ca...
https://doi.org/10.1002/oby.22916
Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.); Briand-Mésange F, Trudel S et. al.

May 27th, 2020 - This is the main conclusion of a recent study describing a strong relationship between the degree of obesity and the severity of COVID-19 infection. Obesity has various negative consequences relative to the course of COVID-19, including adverse effects on lung physiology, and induces comorbidities such as type II diabetes or hypertension. However, additional mechanisms involving the low-grade i...

Global perspectives on Covid-19 from the editorial board.
https://doi.org/10.1111/tct.13167
The Clinical Teacher References; Thistlethwaite J, Locke R et. al.

May 27th, 2020 - Global perspectives on Covid-19 from the editorial board.|2020|Thistlethwaite J,Locke R,Buckley S,Chandratilake M,Jensen G,|