Surge in fentanyl cases fuels opioid epidemic

As the nation struggles with an epidemic that includes both prescription opioids and heroin, officials are alarmed by a new front in the war against opioids: illicit fentanyl.
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Authors: Vlamou E, Papadopoulos B, Plerou A Abstract Fuzzy logic is an innovative scientific field with several successful applications. Genetic algorithms and fuzzy logic systems fusion provide real-world problems modeling through the development of intelligent and adaptive systems. Moreover, the statistical analysis of the epidemiology of infectious diseases, which combines fuzzy logic aspects, is vital for perceiving their evolution and control potential. Author's objective is initially to provide a review of the efficiency of fuzzy logic applications. The advanced implementation of fuzzy logic theory in epidemi...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
Conclusion: The current prevention and control measures have effectively reduced the transmissibility of COVID-19; however, R 0t is still larger than the threshold 1. The results show that the government adopting the Wuhan lockdown strategy plays an important role in restricting the potential infected persons in Wuhan outflow from the epidemic area and avoiding a nationwide spread by quickly controlling the potential infection in Wuhan. Meanwhile, since Jan. 18, 2020, the people successively accessed COVID-19-related information via the Internet, which may help to effectively implement the government's prevention and contr...
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
Conclusion: The T-cell epitope-based peptide vaccine was designed for COVID-19 using the envelope protein as an immunogenic target. Nevertheless, the proposed vaccine rapidly needs to be validated clinically in order to ensure its safety and immunogenic profile to help stop this epidemic before it leads to devastating global outbreaks. PMID: 32461973 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
The novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that arose in China in December 2019 resulted in an epidemic that quickly expanded with particular intensity in the United States and European countries, particularly Italy and Spain, devastating the foundations of our nations in one of the most significant public health threats of our time. Sadly, this disease has spread globally, and from March 12 on, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology made similarly cautious recommendations on managing patients who were undergoing infertility therapy or desiring pregnancy, but withou...
Source: Fertility and Sterility - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Inklings Source Type: research
Authors: Buckenmaier CC PMID: 32463085 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Military Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research
America ’s decades-long relationship with the organization has been instrumental in improving health around the world.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) World Health Organization Presidential Election of 2020 United States Politics and Government Epidemics Centers for Disease Control and Prevention League of Nations Trump, Donald J Henderson, Donald A Frieden, Tho Source Type: news
Authors: Zhang J, Ren Y, Huang H, Kauer AJ, Liu Y, Du Q, Jiang T, Du B PMID: 32464517 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research
This study analyzes the real time data from March 1 to April 22, 2020 by adopting a sophisticated statistical modeling based on the state space model combined with the well-known susceptible-infected-recovered (SIR) model. The model estimation and forecasting are conducted using the Bayesian methodology. The present study provides the parameter estimates of the unknown parameters that critically determine the epidemic process derived from the SIR model and prediction of the future transition of the infectious proportion including the size and timing of the epidemic peak with the prediction intervals that naturally accounts...
Source: BioScience Trends - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: Biosci Trends Source Type: research
We appreciate the feedback and thoughtful discussion offered by Dr Hai and colleagues. We are pleased our paper is generating meaningful conversations as we all move through this uncharted territory of ethical conundrums created by the COVID-19 pandemic. As Dr Hai and colleagues point out, we are certainly aware of the differences between the HIV/AIDS epidemic of the 1980s/1990s and the current COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic exceeds what any of us have seen, and therefore requires learning from all similar healthcare crises in history.
Source: Journal of the American College of Surgeons - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Letter Source Type: research
Volume 11, Issue 1, December 2020, Page 669-685 .
Source: Virulence - Category: Virology Authors: Source Type: research
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