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Continuing chronic care services during a pandemic: results of a mixed-method study.
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-022-08380-w
BMC Health Services Research; Sumner J, Bundele A et. al.

Aug 9th, 2022 - Patients with chronic diseases have seen unprecedented changes to healthcare practices since the emergence of COVID-19. Traditional 'on-site' clinics have had to innovate to continue services. Whether these changes are acceptable to patients and are effective for care continuation are largely unreported. We evaluated the effectiveness of care provision at a re-structured chronic care clinic and...

Breastfeeding mobile application for mothers with gestational diabetes mellitus: design...
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-022-13952-w
BMC Public Health; Park S, Kwak E et. al.

Aug 9th, 2022 - Mothers and babies with gestational diabetes have an increased risk of diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular complications. Breastfeeding is known to help reduce complications in mothers and babies with gestational diabetes. However, the rate of breastfeeding among mothers with gestational diabetes is still low due to various barriers. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to develop a mobil...

Perceptions and knowledge regarding the COVID-19 pandemic between U.S. and China: a mix...
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12992-022-00864-y
Globalization and Health; Xiong Y, Weng X et. al.

Aug 9th, 2022 - SARS-CoV-2, a new coronavirus first reported by China on December 31st, 2019, has led to a global health crisis that continues to challenge governments and public health organizations. Understanding COVID-19 knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) is key for informing messaging strategies to contain the pandemic. Cross-national studies (e.g.: comparing China to the U.S.) are needed to better ...

Seroconversion following the first, second, and third dose of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines in im...
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12985-022-01858-3
Virology Journal; Mehrabi Nejad MM, Shobeiri P et. al.

Aug 9th, 2022 - Immunocompromised (IC) patients are at higher risk of more severe COVID-19 infections than the general population. Special considerations should be dedicated to such patients. We aimed to investigate the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines based on the vaccine type and etiology as well as the necessity of booster dose in this high-risk population. We searched PubMed, Web of Science, and Scopus databa...

Rural and Urban/Suburban Victim Professionals' Perceptions of Gender-Based Violence, Vi...
https://doi.org/10.1177/10778012221099987
Violence Against Women; Lynch KR, Logan TK

Aug 9th, 2022 - This study surveyed a national sample of victim service professionals (N  =  222) and compared rural versus urban/suburban participants' perceptions of a variety of issues, such as the impact of the pandemic on gender-based violence victimization and safety advice for isolated victims. Increased interference with victim employment and the abuser monitoring of online activities were reported by ...

Current Status of Burnout in Canadian Radiology.
https://doi.org/10.1177/08465371221117282
Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal = Journal L'... Cao DJ, Hurrell C et. al.

Aug 9th, 2022 - Burnout is a healthcare concern affecting physicians around the world. Physicians experiencing burnout tend to display signs of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and low personal accomplishment. Ongoing burnout trends have posed numerous challenges to Canadian physicians, notwithstanding the added complexity of the COVID-19 pandemic's impact in recent years. In particular, Canadian radio...

Outcomes following peritoneal dialysis for COVID-19-induced AKI: A literature review.
https://doi.org/10.1177/08968608221115000
Peritoneal Dialysis International : Journal of the Intern... Atlani MK, Pilania RK et. al.

Aug 9th, 2022 - Acute kidney injury (AKI) has been shown to be associated with significant morbidity and mortality in patients with severe COVID-19 disease. Due to increasing number of cases in pandemic, there is a significant shortage of medical facilities and equipment in relation to patient load. In low resource settings where access to intermittent haemodialysis (HD) or continuous kidney replacement therap...

Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis.
https://doi.org/10.1212/CON.0000000000001170
Continuum (Minneapolis, Minn.); Cross A, Riley C

Aug 9th, 2022 - Given the expansion of options for the treatment of relapsing multiple sclerosis, this review outlines the framework for developing a treatment strategy, with consideration of when to switch or discontinue therapies, and a comprehensive elaboration of the mechanisms of action, efficacy, and safety considerations for each of the therapeutic classes. The armamentarium of immunotherapies has grown...

Assessing cardiovascular disease: looking beyond cholesterol.
https://doi.org/10.1097/MED.0000000000000761
Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Obesity; Kendrick M

Aug 9th, 2022 - The low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol level is a weak predictor of developing cardiovascular (CV) disease and can only explain a small proportion of CV risk. It is not used to determine CV risk on either the atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) calculator in the United States, or the Qrisk3 in the UK.A study in JAMA in 2022 suggested that 'the absolute benefits of statins are ...

Ethical Issues Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic That Have Influenced Pediatric Surgery.
https://doi.org/10.3928/19382359-20220606-03
Pediatric Annals; Carlisle EM, Shakhsheer BA

Aug 9th, 2022 - The response of the health care system to pediatric surgical patients has been dramatically altered by the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. Such changes have affected children, families, and the clinicians who care for them. In this review, we highlight some of the ethical issues faced by pediatric surgical patients and pediatric surgeons during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, includin...

Global Pediatric Surgery in the Era of COVID-19.
https://doi.org/10.3928/19382359-20220606-06
Pediatric Annals; Raiji MT, Linden AF

Aug 9th, 2022 - There is a tremendous unmet need regarding the surgical care of children in low- and middle-income countries. The rapid spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), and the resultant redistribution of health care resources required to combat it, has created even more unique difficulties in the provision of safe, timely, and affordable surgical care of children globally. The downstream effects...

Response: Eating Disorders, COVID-19, and Autoimmunity.
https://doi.org/10.3928/19382359-20220706-02
Pediatric Annals; Khot SC, Monge MC

Aug 9th, 2022 - Response: Eating Disorders, COVID-19, and Autoimmunity.|2022|Khot SC,Monge MC,|

Opportunities and Challenges in Medical Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
https://doi.org/10.3928/19382359-20220606-05
Pediatric Annals; Subramanian T, Rowland KJ

Aug 9th, 2022 - The abrupt onset of the pandemic in early 2020 presented a clear challenge to medical and resident education across the nation. Numerous changes were made to allow educational efforts to continue, including the use of virtual formats. The benefits and challenges to virtual learning, as well as the difficulty in transitioning certain skills, such as thorough physical examination and procedural s...

The Effect of Social Determinants of Health on Telemedicine Access During the COVID-19 ...
https://doi.org/10.3928/19382359-20220606-04
Pediatric Annals; Romain CV, Trinidad S et. al.

Aug 9th, 2022 - Social determinants of health contribute to inequalities in access to care and inferior outcomes in pediatric populations. Before the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, telemedicine was shown to be an effective tool to bridge the gap between health care providers and rural or underserved populations. The pandemic has rapidly changed the current landscape of health care. Telemedicine ...

Solidarity, Afro-communitarianism, and COVID-19 vaccination.
https://doi.org/10.7189/jogh.12.03046
Journal of Global Health; Ewuoso C, Obengo T et. al.

Aug 9th, 2022 - Solidarity, Afro-communitarianism, and COVID-19 vaccination.|2022|Ewuoso C,Obengo T,Atuire C,|

New-onset dermatomyositis following SARS-CoV-2 infection and vaccination: a case-based ...
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00296-022-05176-3
Rheumatology International; Holzer MT, Krusche M et. al.

Aug 9th, 2022 - Dermatomyositis is a rare, type I interferon-driven autoimmune disease, which can affect muscle, skin and internal organs (especially the pulmonary system). In 2021, we have noted an increase in new-onset dermatomyositis compared to the years before the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic in our center. We present four cases of new-onset NXP2 and/or MDA5 positive dermatomyositis shortly after SARS-CoV-2 infect...

Molecular mechanisms involved in anosmia induced by SARS-CoV-2, with a focus on the tra...
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00705-022-05545-0
Archives of Virology; Karimian A, Behjati M et. al.

Aug 9th, 2022 - Since 2020, SARS-CoV-2 has caused a pandemic virus that has posed many challenges worldwide. Infection with this virus can result in a number of symptoms, one of which is anosmia. Olfactory dysfunction can be a temporary or long-term viral complication caused by a disorder of the olfactory neuroepithelium. Processes such as inflammation, apoptosis, and neuronal damage are involved in the develo...

Strongyloidiasis Hyperinfection Syndrome in COVID-19 Positive Migrants Treated with Cor...
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10903-022-01386-w
Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health; Jenks NP, Driscoll B et. al.

Aug 9th, 2022 - The aim of this study is to highlight the potentially fatal risk of Strongyloidiasis Hyperinfection Syndrome for hospitalized immigrant patients with moderate to severe COVID-19 disease and undiagnosed Strongyloidiasis. We reviewed electronic medical records of immigrants from 2010 to 2022 and extracted the number of patients with eosinophilia, strongyloidiasis and COVID-19 infection, outpatien...

One-year follow-up of depression, anxiety, and quality of life of Peruvian patients who...
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11136-022-03208-w
Quality of Life Research : an International Journal of Qu... Huarcaya-Victoria J, Alarcon-Ruiz CA et. al.

Aug 9th, 2022 - To assess health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and its associated factors in patients who survived COVID-19 and to assess a prospective evaluation of the prevalence and severity of their depression and anxiety symptoms. We followed up a sample of hospitalized patients who survived COVID-19 at 3 and 12 months after discharge. We assessed HRQoL (Euroqol-5D-5L) through telephone interviews. Any ...

Clinical, sociodemographic and environmental factors impact post-COVID-19 syndrome.
https://doi.org/10.7189/jogh.12.05029
Journal of Global Health; Ferreira JC, Moreira TCL et. al.

Aug 9th, 2022 - Sociodemographic and environmental factors are associated with incidence, severity, and mortality of COVID-19. However, little is known about the role of such factors in persisting symptoms among recovering patients. We designed a cohort study of hospitalized COVID-19 survivors to describe persistent symptoms and identify factors associated with post-COVID-19 syndrome. We included patients hosp...