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COVID-19 is ageist, sexist, ruthless, dispassionate and opportunistic - Protecting our ...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7528947
Early Human Development; Cuschieri S, Grech V

Oct 12th, 2020 - COVID-19 pandemic and it is ageist, sexist and a ruthless, dispassionate and opportunistic organism, avid for non-communicable disease (NCDs) and multimorbidity. Almost all medical attention and focus is on this infection. Nonetheless, prior to this pandemic NCDs and the increasing prevalence of multimorbidity dominated the global landscape. The aim of this paper is to explore the effect of COV...

COVID-19: Mathematical estimation of delay to deaths in relation to upsurges in positiv...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7528970
Early Human Development; Victor G, Hagen S

Oct 11th, 2020 - The world continues in the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic. Widespread public health measures and travel restrictions have dampened viral spread but outbreaks are expected as restrictions are raised. This study was carried out in order to devise an approach that may help to predict deaths based on upsurges (spikes or waves) of cases. Publically available data for daily new cases and deaths from D...

Safe school reopening under COVID-19 restrictions - Measures implemented in San Andrea ...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7528894
Early Human Development; Grech V, Bartolo S

Oct 11th, 2020 - Social distancing mandated by COVID-19 so as to slow viral spread has resulted in school closures. It is now the end of summer 2020 and schools are starting. Reopening schools could be safe if accompanied by precautionary measures. This paper describes the events leading up to school closures in Malta with reference to San Andrea Independent School, and the measures and contingency plans create...

Holidays over: A review of actual COVID-19 school outbreaks up to September 2020.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7528890
Early Human Development; Grech V, Grech E et. al.

Oct 11th, 2020 - In the absence of an effective vaccine and/or treatment, COVID-19 remains pandemic. It is only public health measures, such as social distancing (and these included school closures), that have prevented millions of infections and deaths. School closures followed a precautionary principle in that many previous epidemics (e.g. influenza) were mainly transmitted by children. This is supported by f...

COVID-19: A global and continental overview of the second wave and its (relatively) att...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7532352
Early Human Development; Grech V, Cuschieri S

Oct 11th, 2020 - COVID-19 is pandemic. International travel bans in March 2020 dampened viral spread and resulted in an overnight global economic crisis. As countries ease travel and social distancing restrictions, viral resurgences are expected. This study was carried out in order to delineate the development of a second wave of COVID-19 cases and deaths due to lockdown easements in June-July 2020. Publically ...

Theoretical novel COVID-19 vaccination risk of rare and severe adverse events versus CO...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7528827
Early Human Development; Grech V, Calleja N

Oct 10th, 2020 - COVID-19 continues pandemic and researchers and companies are racing to develop effective vaccines with currently (September 2020) over 320 vaccine candidates, 32 of which are in clinical trials that plan to enroll >280,000 volunteers from >470 sites in 34 different countries. Vaccines are given to healthy multitudes and for this reason, they must adhere to high safety standards. Many question ...

Needed: Less influenza vaccine hesitancy and less presenteeism among health care worker...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7528837
Early Human Development; Grech V, Borg M et. al.

Oct 9th, 2020 - Seasonal influenza causes significant morbidity and mortality, and healthcare-associated disease is particularly problematic as it affects high-risk groups. For this reason, annual vaccination against influenza is generally recommended for all healthcare workers, thereby embracing the twin principles of beneficence and non-maleficence. The cost and burden of influenza vaccination is minimal, an...

Novel research opportunities: An unfortunate small silver lining to COVID-19.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7531926
Early Human Development; Grech V, Cuschieri S

Oct 9th, 2020 - COVID-19 remains pandemic at the time of writing (September 2020) and it has opened up many avenues of research, on itself and on other aspects of medicine and science. This collection of Best Practice Guidelines (BPG) and the one following will review various aspects of COVID-19. Two papers review schools: reported clusters to date globally and the specific preparations made by one specific Ma...

Malta tourism losses due to second wave of COVID-19.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7528869
Early Human Development; Grech V, Cuschieri S et. al.

Oct 9th, 2020 - The world continues in the grip of COVID-19 with devastated tourism industries and global economies. In a previous paper, it was noted that a country's failure to dampen a first wave of infection or the recurrence of a second wave would serve as disincentives for greatly needed tourists in summer 2020 and would further significantly reduce tourism revenues and potentially accelerate job losses ...

Vaccine hesitancy among Maltese healthcare workers toward influenza and novel COVID-19 ...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7528734
Early Human Development; Grech V, Gauci C et. al.

Oct 9th, 2020 - Vaccine hesitancy is a chronic public health threat. This study was carried out to ascertain Maltese healthcare workers' hesitancy to a novel COVID-19 vaccine and correlate this with influenza vaccine uptake. A short, anonymous questionnaire was sent out to all of Malta's government sector healthcare workers via the service's standard email services (11-19/09/2020). A total of 9681 questionnair...

COVID-19: Combined supply-side and demand-side shocks, so lift restrictions (carefully)...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7528901
Early Human Development; Grech V, Grech P

Oct 9th, 2020 - COVID-19 remains pandemic. Social distancing and travel restrictions have avoided countless deaths and infections but disrupted livelihoods and economies. The global loss of gross (world) product is unprecedented as COVID-19 has inflicted both a supply-side and a demand-side shock. While public health measures have mitigated morbidity and mortality, the excessive loss of GDP will lead to years ...

Care of Patients With Behavioral Health Emergencies and Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annemergmed.2020.06.015
Annals of Emergency Medicine;

Oct 5th, 2020 - Care of Patients With Behavioral Health Emergencies and Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19.|2020||complications,epidemiology,methods,complications,therapy,complications,epidemiology,

ACEP Guideline on COVID-19: Ultrasound Machine and Transducer Cleaning.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7275983
Annals of Emergency Medicine;

Oct 5th, 2020 - ACEP Guideline on COVID-19: Ultrasound Machine and Transducer Cleaning.|2020||epidemiology,transmission,prevention & control,methods,prevention & control,epidemiology,transmission,instrumentation,

Alcohol-based hand sanitisers as first line of defence against SARS-CoV-2: a review of ...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7550876
Epidemiology and Infection; Singh D, Joshi K et. al.

Sep 29th, 2020 - The pandemic due to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has emerged as a serious global public health issue. Since the start of the outbreak, the importance of hand-hygiene and respiratory protection to prevent the spread of the virus has been the prime focus for infection control. Health regulatory organisations have produced guidelines for the formulation of hand sani...

Evidence-Based Risk Mitigation and Stratification During COVID-19 for Return to Interve...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32942784
Pain Physician; Shah S, Diwan S et. al.

Sep 18th, 2020 - Chronic pain patients require continuity of care even during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has drastically changed healthcare and other societal practices. The American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) has created the COVID-ASIPP Risk Mitigation & Stratification (COVID-ARMS) Return to Practice Task Force in order to provide guidance for safe and strategic reopening. The aims are...

Triaging Interventional Pain Procedures During COVID-19 or Related Elective Surgery Res...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32942785
Pain Physician; Gharibo C, Sharma A et. al.

Sep 18th, 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the pain and suffering of chronic pain patients due to stoppage of "elective" interventional pain management and office visits across the United States. The reopening of America and restarting of interventional techniques and elective surgical procedures has started. Unfortunately, with resurgence in some states, restrictions are once again being imposed. In a...

ESMO Guidelines: COVID-19 Adapted Recommendations Slide Sets
https://www.esmo.org/guidelines/covid-19-adapted-recommendations-slide-sets

Sep 18th, 2020 - The core content of each COVID-19 adapted recommendation is presented in a user-friendly format ready for you to use in your own presentations, both to illustrate your own cases and research, as well as for educational purposes. Please note that while you may use slides individually from the sets for personal use, it is strictly forbidden to alter or hide any of the content, the ESMO logo, the ...

ESMO Guideline for Cancer Patient Management During the COVID-19 Pandemic
https://www.esmo.org/guidelines/cancer-patient-management-during-the-covid-19-pandemic?hit=ehp

Sep 17th, 2020 - These recommendations should be used as guidance for prioritising the various aspects of cancer care in order to mitigate the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the management of cancer patients. The situation is evolving, and pragmatic actions may be required to deal with the challenges of treating patients, while ensuring their rights, safety and wellbeing.

COVID-19: Indian Society of Neuroradiology (ISNR) Consensus Statement and Recommendatio...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7482040
The Neuroradiology Journal; Sebastian LJD, Ahuja C et. al.

Sep 8th, 2020 - The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has forced every radiology set-up to evolve and formulate guidelines for day-to-day functioning. The sub-speciality of neuroradiology, both diagnostic and neuro-intervention, forms a very important part of any radiology or 'neuro-care' set-up. The present document is a consensus statement of the Indian Society of Neuroradiology, prepared after reviewing the availab...

Chemoprophylaxis, diagnosis, treatments, and discharge management of COVID-19: An evide...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7472403
Military Medical Research; Jin YH, Zhan QY et. al.

Sep 5th, 2020 - The novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is the cause of a rapidly spreading illness, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), affecting more than seventeen million people around the world. Diagnosis and treatment guidelines for clinicians caring for patients are needed. In the early stage, we have issued "A rapid advice guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of 201...