• Infectious Disease Docs Get Same Pay for More Work During Pandemic

    1 month ago - By MedPageToday

    A survey conducted among doctors trying to cope with COVID-19 found that specialists are putting in longer hours but are not always getting compensated for the extra work.
    About 31% of respondents reported increased work hours...
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  • COVID-19: Thromboembolic Events High Despite Prophylaxis

    COVID-19: Thromboembolic Events High Despite Prophylaxis

    1 month ago - By Medscape

    However, new US data show the rates of thromboembolism are not as high as reported in earlier studies from Asia and appear similar to what would be expected in other very sick patients in ICU.
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  • If Everyone Wore a Mask, It Could Save 130,000 Lives This Winter, an Analysis Suggests

    If Everyone Wore a Mask, It Could Save 130,000 Lives This Winter, an Analysis Suggests

    1 month ago - By PopSugar

    For many, mask-wearing has become a part of everyday life during the COVID-19 pandemic, as communities work to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. Now, research suggests that this simple action, if adopted universally, could have an even greater impact than you might think - saving thousands of lives in just the next few months, as the country awaits an effective vaccine .
    In an analysis published in Nature Medicine , researchers found that universal mask-wearing - defined as at least 95 percent of people wearing masks in public - could save nearly 130,000 lives in the US between now...
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  • Parenting-Related Exhaustion During the Italian COVID-19 Lockdown

    1 month ago - By Journal of Pediatric Psychology

    AbstractObjectiveWorldwide, the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic has generated significant worry, uncertainty, anxiety, sadness, and loneliness. In Italy, these effects have been particularly pronounced. While research on the COVID-19 outbreak has mainly focused on the clinical features of infected patients and the psychological impact on the general population and health professionals, no investigation has yet assessed the psychological impact of the pandemic on parents. In the present research, we conducted a web-based survey of Italian parents to examine the prevalence of...
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  • Child and Family Outcomes Following Pandemics: A Systematic Review and Recommendations on COVID-19 Policies

    1 month ago - By Journal of Pediatric Psychology

    AbstractObjectiveA systematic review of mental health outcomes and needs of children and families during past pandemics was conducted based on the PRISMA protocol. The objectives were to evaluate the quality of existing studies on this topic, determine what is known about mental health outcomes and needs of children and families, and provide recommendations for how COVID-19 policies can best support children and families.MethodsSeventeen studies were identified through a search of PsycINFO, PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, and Google Scholar.ResultsStudies examining child outcomes indicate...
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  • Most CKD Etiologies See Benefit With Dapagliflozin

    Most CKD Etiologies See Benefit With Dapagliflozin

    1 month ago - By MedPageToday

    Dapagliflozin was renoprotective and cardioprotective in patients with most causes of kidney disease with or without type 2 diabetes, a secondary analysis of the DAPA-CKD trial found.
    In another look at the over 4...
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  • Op-Ed: Kidney Disease Patients Need COVID-19 Protection Now

    Op-Ed: Kidney Disease Patients Need COVID-19 Protection Now

    1 month ago - By MedPageToday

    While there is much that is still unknown about COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, one reality that has become explicitly clear over the past 4 months is the pandemic's disproportionate effect on minority...
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