• Pediatric Intern Clinical Exposure During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    2 monthes ago - By Hospital Pediatrics

    BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES
    Pediatric health care encounters declined during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, and pediatric residency programs have adapted trainee schedules to meet the needs of this changing clinical environment. We sought to evaluate the impact of the pandemic on pediatric interns' clinical exposure.
    METHODS
    In this retrospective cohort study, we quantified patient exposure among pediatric interns from a single large pediatric residency program at a freestanding children's hospital. Patient encounters and shifts per pediatric intern in the inpatient and emergency...
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  • Study highlights the importance of T cell cross reactivity in stopping severe COVID-19 infections

    2 monthes ago - By News Medical

    Researchers at La Jolla Institute for Immunology have found that T cells from people who have recovered from COVID-19 or received the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines are still able to recognize several concerning SARS-CoV-2 variants.
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  • The Role of Nutrition in COVID-19 Susceptibility and Severity of Disease: A Systematic Review

    2 monthes ago - By Journal of Nutrition

    ABSTRACTBackgroundMany nutrients have powerful immunomodulatory actions with the potential to alter susceptibility to coronavirus disease 2019 infection, progression to symptoms, likelihood of severe disease, and survival.ObjectiveThe aim was to review the latest evidence on how malnutrition across all its forms (under- and overnutrition and micronutrient status) may influence both susceptibility to, and progression of, COVID-19.MethodsWe synthesized information on 13 nutrition-related components and their potential interactions with COVID-19: overweight, obesity, and diabetes...
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