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Patient satisfaction with telemedicine appointments in an academic Andrology-focused ur...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.urology.2020.11.065
Urology Shiff B, Frankel J et. al.

Jan 15th, 2021 - To evaluate patient satisfaction with telemedicine appointments as an alternative to in-person appointments at an Andrology-focused academic urology practice during the COVID-19 pandemic. Between March and June 2020, all appointments at the practice of a single Andrology-focused academic urologist were conducted by telephone. Consecutive patients were contacted by telephone following their appo...

Parental stress, food parenting practices and child snack intake during the COVID-19 pa...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2021.105119
Appetite Jansen E, Thapaliya G et. al.

Jan 15th, 2021 - The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has caused unprecedented disruptions to the lives of families. This study aimed to investigate the impact of pandemic-associated stress on food parenting practices including interactions surrounding snacks, and child diet. Parents (N = 318) of 2-12-year old children completed a cross-sectional online survey assessing current COVID-19-specific str...

Panic buying in times of coronavirus (COVID-19): Extending the theory of planned behavi...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2021.105118
Appetite Lehberger M, Kleih AK et. al.

Jan 15th, 2021 - At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, sales of nonperishable food drastically increased in Germany. Reports of hoarding and panic buying flooded the media. To identify the drivers of the increased sales of these products, we carried out an online survey with n=495 people living in Germany. We followed a concurrent triangulation design. For the quantitative analysis, we extended the theory o...

Emotional eating during COVID-19 in the United Kingdom: exploring the roles of alexithy...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2021.105120
Appetite McAtamney K, Mantzios M et. al.

Jan 15th, 2021 - Emotional eating, generally defined as (over)-eating in response to negative emotions, has been associated with poor physical and psychological outcomes. During a time of heightened negative affect, it is important to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated lockdown measures on eating behaviours, and further elucidate the ways in which emotional eating is related to emotio...

Post-acute COVID-19 Syndrome. Incidence and risk factors: a Mediterranean cohort study.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7802523
The Journal of Infection; Moreno-Pérez O, Merino E et. al.

Jan 15th, 2021 - This study aims to analyze the incidence of Post-acute COVID-19 syndrome (PCS) and its components, and to evaluate the acute infection phase associated risk factors. A prospective cohort study of adult patients who had recovered from COVID-19 (27th February to 29th April 2020) confirmed by PCR or subsequent seroconversion, with a systematic assessment 10-14 weeks after disease onset. PCS was de...

Nondetection of SARS-CoV-2 on high-touch surfaces of public areas next to COVID-19 hosp...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2021.01.007
American Journal of Infection Control; Mestre LG, Tarruella DR et. al.

Jan 15th, 2021 - We studied the contamination with SARS-CoV-2 and the bacterial load of high-touch surfaces located in public areas next to COVID-19 hospitalization units. Ninety-two samples were obtained from 46 different high-touch surfaces: 36 sites next to COVID-19 hospitalization units and 10 sites in the cabins of the public elevators. SARS-CoV-2 was not detected at any site, despite high bacterial loads ...

Development of nanoparticle-delivery systems for antiviral agents: A review.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7803629
Journal of Controlled Release : Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society; Delshadi R, Bahrami A et. al.

Jan 15th, 2021 - The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented increases in sickness, death, economic disruption, and social disturbances globally. However, the virus (SARS-CoV-2) that caused this pandemic is only one of many viruses threatening public health. Consequently, it is important to have effective means of preventing viral transmission and reducing its devastating effects on human and animal hea...

Clinical applications of detecting IgG, IgM, or IgA antibody for the diagnosis of COVID...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2021.01.016
International Journal of Infectious Diseases : IJID : Official Publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases; Chen M, Qin R et. al.

Jan 15th, 2021 - Coronavirus disease 2019 is a global pandemic. Serological antibody test is one important diagnostic method increasingly used in the clinic, although its clinical application is still under investigation. We conducted a meta-analysis to compare the diagnostic performances of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 specific antibody tests in COVID-19 patients. Test results analyzed inclu...

Sequence analysis of Indian SARS-CoV-2 isolates shows a stronger interaction of mutated...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2021.01.020
International Journal of Infectious Diseases : IJID : Official Publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases; Dash P, Turuk J et. al.

Jan 15th, 2021 - SARS-CoV-2 has affected the whole world including Odisha, a state in eastern India. Many people migrated in the state from different countries as well as states during this SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. The aim of this study was to analyze the RNA binding domain (RBD) sequence of spike protein from the isolates collected from the throat swab samples of COVID-19 positive cases and further to assess the R...

Cabin Crew Health and Fitness-to-fly: Opportunities for Re-evaluation amid COVID-19.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tmaid.2021.101973
Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease; Grout A, Leggat PA

Jan 15th, 2021 - Aircrew fitness-to-fly is among the elements that make aviation the safest form of long-distance transport. The health of cabin crew is a crucial determinant in carrying out safety-related duties. 'Fitness-to-fly' is associated with defined workplace conditions, for which airlines have a legal duty to ensure fitness for employment. We explored the literature on fitness-to-fly to obtain a pragma...

Social isolation and connection in adolescents with cancer and survivors of childhood c...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adolescence.2020.12.010
Journal of Adolescence; Pahl DA, Wieder MS et. al.

Jan 15th, 2021 - Cancer may cause significant disruptions in normal adolescent development particularly in social domains. Both treatment and survivorship pose challenges to fostering social connections. To better understand these challenges, we conducted a systematic literature review of the experience of social isolation and connectedness in adolescents with cancer and adolescent survivors of childhood cancer...

Suicidal ideation during COVID-19 lockdown in Greece: Prevalence in the community, risk...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2021.113713
Psychiatry Research; Papadopoulou A, Efstathiou V et. al.

Jan 15th, 2021 - The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of suicidal ideation in the community as well as the risk and protective factors of suicidal ideation during restriction measures in Greece, after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Α web-based anonymous survey was conducted during the first lockdown period. Participants completed the Generalized Anxiety Disorder scale (GAD-2), the Pat...

ENT emergencies during the first wave of COVID-19 pandemic in Spain: Our experience.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7794058
American Journal of Otolaryngology; Herranz-Larrañeta J, Klein-Rodríguez A et. al.

Jan 15th, 2021 - To analyze the characteristics of the visits attended to in an ENT Emergency Department (ENT-ED) during the first wave of COVID-19, comparing them with the emergencies attended to during the same period of time in 2019. Descriptive and analytical observational retrospective study of all emergency consultations between March 1, 2020, and May 21, 2020, carried out by the Otorhinolaryngology-Head ...

Alternative cardiac intensive care unit locations during the COVID-19 pandemic at an ac...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrtlng.2021.01.003
Heart & Lung : the Journal of Critical Care; Williams MS, Zakaria S et. al.

Jan 15th, 2021 - Alternative cardiac intensive care unit locations during the COVID-19 pandemic at an academic medical center.|2021|Williams MS,Zakaria S,D'Alessandro M,Kraeuter S,Hicks H,|

Different characteristics of critical COVID-19 and thinking of treatment strategies in ...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.intimp.2020.107343
International Immunopharmacology; Liu Z, Wu D et. al.

Jan 15th, 2021 - The differences in the characteristics and main causes of critical COVID-19 infection in non-elderly and elderly severe patients remain unknown. We included 273 adult patients with confirmed severe COVID-19 from Tongji Hospital, Wuhan, China from February 10 to March 8, 2020. Clinical characteristics and risk factors for outcomes were compared between the young and middle-aged and the elderly s...

Cardiovascular Deaths During the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7800141
Journal of the American College of Cardiology; Wadhera RK, Shen C et. al.

Jan 15th, 2021 - Although the direct toll of COVID-19 in the United States has been substantial, concerns have also arisen about the indirect effects of the pandemic. Hospitalizations for acute cardiovascular conditions have declined, raising concern that patients may be avoiding hospitals because of fear of contracting severe acute respiratory syndrome- coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2). Other factors, including stra...

Implementing a Novel Through-Glass Chest Radiography Technique for COVID-19 Patients: I...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7794604
Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology; Chan J, Auffermann W et. al.

Jan 15th, 2021 - The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has presented many logistical challenges, including unprecedented shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE). A technique of obtaining portable chest radiographs (pCXR) through glass doors or windows to minimize technologist-patient contact and conserve PPE has gained popularity, but remains incompletely evaluated in the literature. Our goal was t...

Management of tracheostomy in COVID-19 patients: The Japanese experience.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7794599
Auris, Nasus, Larynx; Yokokawa T, Ariizumi Y et. al.

Jan 15th, 2021 - Involvement in the tracheostomy procedure for COVID-19 patients can lead to a feeling of fear in medical staff. To address concerns over infection, we gathered and analyzed experiences with tracheostomy in the COVID-19 patient population from all over Japan. The data for health-care workers involved in tracheostomies for COVID-19-infected patients were gathered from academic medical centers or ...

The need for inclusion of pregnant women in COVID-19 vaccine trials.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7798437
Vaccine Beigi RH, Krubiner C et. al.

Jan 15th, 2021 - The need for inclusion of pregnant women in COVID-19 vaccine trials.|2021|Beigi RH,Krubiner C,Jamieson DJ,Lyerly AD,Hughes B,|

India: Doctors call for investigation into allegations of ethical abuse in covid-19 vac...
https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n131
BMJ (Clinical Research Ed.); Bmj IC

Jan 15th, 2021 - India: Doctors call for investigation into allegations of ethical abuse in covid-19 vaccine trial.|2021|Bmj IC,|