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COVID-19 Reinfections
https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/2500144-overview

Aug 12th, 2022 - Practice Essentials The definition of COVID-19 reinfection has evolved since early 2021. Fundamentally, it describes an infected individual who has been fully vaccinated, with or without a booster or boosters, and who becomes infected with COVID-19 again. The CDC more precisely defines it as COVID-19 infection of a given person with 2 different viral strains occurring at least 45 days apart. Al...

COVID-19 Reinfections
http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/2500144-overview

Aug 12th, 2022 - Practice Essentials The definition of COVID-19 reinfection has evolved since early 2021. Fundamentally, it describes an infected individual who has been fully vaccinated, with or without a booster or boosters, and who becomes infected with COVID-19 again. The CDC more precisely defines it as COVID-19 infection of a given person with 2 different viral strains occurring at least 45 days apart. Al...

COVID-19 Reinfections
https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/2500144-print

Aug 12th, 2022 - The definition of COVID-19 reinfection has evolved since early 2021. Fundamentally, it describes an infected individual who has been fully vaccinated, with or without a booster or boosters, and who becomes infected with COVID-19 again. The CDC more precisely defines it as COVID-19 infection of a given person with 2 different viral strains occurring at least 45 days apart. Alternately, it may re...

Durability of Heterologous and Homologous COVID-19 Vaccine Boosts
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2794985?resultClick=3
JAMA Network Open; Tan CS, Collier AY et. al.

Aug 10th, 2022 - Messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines for COVID-19 have demonstrated outstanding short-term immunogenicity and protective efficacy.1,2 However, neutralizing antibody (NAb) responses have been reported to wane by 3 to 6 months after primary immunization.3-7 Following a third mRNA dose, Omicron-specific NAbs were induced,8-11 but these antibody responses and clinical effectiveness also declined after 3 t...

Will ‘Centaurus’ be the next global coronavirus variant? Indian cases offers clues
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-02154-4
Nature Callaway E.

Aug 10th, 2022 - As countries await the end of COVID-19 surges caused by the variant BA.5, researchers are on the lookout for what will come next. An Omicron subvariant called BA.2.75 — and nicknamed ‘Centaurus’ by some on social media — is rising fast in India. A few scientists are sounding the alarm, whereas others say it’s too early to tell whether the variant will spread widely. In India, it doesn’t yet ...

Effectiveness and Safety of Enoxaparin Versus Unfractionated Heparin as Thromboprophyla...
https://doi.org/10.1177/10600280221115299
The Annals of Pharmacotherapy; AlLehaibi LH, Alomar M et. al.

Aug 10th, 2022 - Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) patients are at risk of thrombosis. Literature that compares the effectiveness of enoxaparin to unfractionated heparin (UFH) in COVID-19 patients is scarce. We aimed to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of enoxaparin compared with UFH when used at their standard/intermediate dosing in COVID-19 patients. This was a retrospective study conducted at a large COVID-19...

Humoral responses after inactivated COVID-19 vaccination in individuals with and withou...
https://doi.org/10.1002/jmv.28055
Journal of Medical Virology; Jia M, Wang X et. al.

Aug 10th, 2022 - We evaluated and compared humoral immune responses after inactivated COVID-19 vaccination among naïve individuals, asymptomatically infected individuals, and recovered patients with varying severity. In this multicenter, prospective cohort study, blood samples from 666 participants were collected before and after two doses of inactivated COVID-19 vaccination. Among 392 SARS-CoV-2-naïve individu...

Cervical ripening as an outpatient procedure in the pandemic - minimizing the inpatient...
https://doi.org/10.1515/jpm-2022-0196
Journal of Perinatal Medicine; Kummer J, Koenigbauer JT et. al.

Aug 10th, 2022 - With an increasing incidence of labor induction the socioeconomic costs are increasing and the burden on hospital capacities is rising. In addition, the worldwide SARS-CoV-2 pandemic asks for improvements in patient care during pregnancy and delivery while decreasing the patient-staff contact. Here, we are retrospectively analyzing and comparing a mechanical ripening device that is utilized as ...

Service Workers' Experience and Perceptions of Workplace Protective Measures During the...
https://doi.org/10.1177/21650799221101001
Workplace Health & Safety; Rosemberg MS, Adams M et. al.

Aug 10th, 2022 - The Coronavirus-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic presents a unique burden specifically for workers in service industries. However, limited research on service worker's experience during the onset of COVID-19 exists. We aimed to describe the experiences and concerns of service industry workers during the pandemic's onset. This is a mixed-method study. Participants were recruited through social media and...

Frequency of Abnormally Low Neuropsychological Scores in Post-COVID-19 Syndrome: the Ge...
https://doi.org/10.1093/arclin/acac068
Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology : the Official Journ... Voruz P, Jacot de Alcântara I et. al.

Aug 10th, 2022 - Several studies have reported poor long-term neuropsychological performances in patients following severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection, but none has yet considered the effect of administering multiple intercorrelated neuropsychological tests and assessed the frequency of cognitive deficits in a normative population. Our aim was therefore to assess the presence...

Update on Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia.
https://doi.org/10.1097/MCC.0000000000000974
Current Opinion in Critical Care; Tabah A, Laupland KB

Aug 10th, 2022 - To review recently published evidence relevant to Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (SAB). Staphylococcus aureus is the most common pathogen causing co-infections and superinfections in patients with COVID-19. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia ratios have sharply risen during the pandemic. SAB mortality is 18% at 1 month and 27% at 3 months but has gradually decreased...

D-dimer Thresholds to Exclude Pulmonary Embolism among COVID-19 Patients in the Emergen...
https://doi.org/10.1177/10760296221117997
Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis : Official Jou... Bledsoe JR, Knox D et. al.

Aug 10th, 2022 - To derive and validate a D-dimer cutoff for ruling out pulmonary embolism (PE) in COVID-19 patients presenting to the emergency department (ED). A retrospective cohort study was performed in an integrated healthcare system including 22 adult ED's between March 1, 2020, and January 31, 2021. Results were validated among patients enrolled in the RECOVER Registry, representing data from 154 ED's f...

Solid organ transplantation from COVID positive donors in the United States: Analysis o...
https://doi.org/10.1111/tid.13925
Transplant Infectious Disease : an Official Journal of Th... Dhand A, Okumura K et. al.

Aug 10th, 2022 - Significant uncertainties remain regarding the utilization of organs for solid organ transplantation (SOT) from donors with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The aim of this study was to assess the trends in utilization of organs from donors with COVID-19 and their short-term outcomes. Deceased donors between March 2020 and December 2021 with a positive COVID nucleic acid test from respirato...

Delayed urologic cancer care in the COVID-19 pandemic: Patients' experiences.
https://doi.org/10.1111/ecc.13677
European Journal of Cancer Care; Glick H, Sarin A et. al.

Aug 10th, 2022 - To understand experiences of patients with genitourinary cancer who experienced delayed cancer care due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We conducted a mixed methods study with an explanatory sequential design. Qualitative findings are reported here. Patients with muscle invasive bladder, advanced prostate or kidney cancer were eligible. Participants were selected for interviews if they self-reported ...

A Framework for Pediatric Health Care Providers to Promote Active Play in Nature for Ch...
https://doi.org/10.1177/21501319221114842
Journal of Primary Care & Community Health; Tandon PS, Hafferty K et. al.

Aug 10th, 2022 - Time outdoors and contact with nature are positively associated with a broad range of children's health outcomes. Pediatricians are uniquely positioned to promote active play in nature (APN) but may face challenges to do so during well child visits. The objective of this study was to understand barriers to children's APN, before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how health care providers co...

Lulled into a false sense of security: Mortality for vulnerable populations may remain ...
https://doi.org/10.1002/jhm.12934
Journal of Hospital Medicine; Sata SS, Greysen SR

Aug 10th, 2022 - Lulled into a false sense of security: Mortality for vulnerable populations may remain elevated even during the lull between COVID-19 waves.|2022|Sata SS,Greysen SR,|

Stay alert about coagulation parameters - implications of thrombosis treatment in COVID...
https://doi.org/10.1097/HJH.0000000000003264
Journal of Hypertension;

Aug 10th, 2022 - Stay alert about coagulation parameters - implications of thrombosis treatment in COVID-19: Erratum.|2022||

Implementing telepsychiatry in an early psychosis service during COVID-19: Experiences ...
https://doi.org/10.1111/eip.13342
Early Intervention in Psychiatry; Randall LA, Raisin C et. al.

Aug 10th, 2022 - In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our early psychosis program rapidly transitioned to telepsychiatry. This study examined the change in health service utilization and experiences of young people and clinicians in response to the implementation of telepsychiatry. Mixed methodology and triangulation of evidence drawn from health service databases and survey data. Using a retrospective observa...

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Vaccine Boosters: An Influenza Vaccine ...
https://doi.org/10.1093/milmed/usac243
Military Medicine; Sayers DR

Aug 10th, 2022 - Changes to severe acute respiratory syndrome 2 (SARS-CoV-2) vaccine guidance since their initial authorization may lead to confusion and hesitancy. Suggested recommendations for an annual SARS-CoV-2 vaccine naturally draw comparisons with the influenza vaccine program. Considering viral and vaccine characteristics between these pathogens provides an important perspective that can help increase ...

Palliative paramedicine: Comparing clinical practice through guideline quality appraisa...
https://doi.org/10.1177/02692163221110419
Palliative Medicine; Juhrmann ML, Anderson NE et. al.

Aug 10th, 2022 - Palliative care is an emerging scope of practice for paramedicine. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the opportunity for emergency settings to deliver palliative and end-of-life care to patients wishing to avoid intensive life-sustaining treatment. However, a gap remains in understanding the scope and limitations of current ambulance services' approach to palliative and end-of-life care. To...