Surgeon general warns doctors about opioid epidemic
In the next few days, every doctor in the United States will be receiving this letter from the US surgeon general.
Rates of seclusion and restraint at American hospitals, including psychiatric hospitals, fell between 2013 and 2017, at least among those with the highest rates. For-profit hospitals appear to use seclusion and restraint much less than nonprofit and government-owned facilities, according to areport inPsychiatric Services in Advance.But there continues to be enormous variability in the use of seclusion and restraint across hospitals. Moreover, reporting of data on seclusion and restraint use is marred by errors and lack of detail, including data on patient characteristics.Public reporting of such data is intended to allow p...
The Spanish government on Wednesday secured parliament's backing for a final extension to the state of emergency imposed to tackle the coronavirus epidemic and which will now last until June 21.
Publication date: Available online 2 June 2020Source: Diabetes &Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research &ReviewsAuthor(s): Amerta Ghosh, Bhavya Arora, Ritesh Gupta, Shajith Anoop, Anoop Misra
A recent testing spree in Wuhan, China shows that we can stop the Covid epidemic in its tracks.
Deaths from the COVID-19 epidemic in Italy climbed by 71 on Wednesday, against 55 the day before, the Civil Protection Agency said, while the daily tally of new cases was roughly stable at 321 versus 318 on Tuesday.
CONCLUSIONS: In the early stages of an epidemic, effective decision-making is essential to contain the number of cases. Medical support for patients and social isolation measures are the most appropriate strategies currently available to reduce the spread and lethality of COVID-19.
Dr. Mark Kortepeter, who has been on the front lines of multiple epidemics, takes a look at what we know so far about the possibility of getting a coronavirus infection a second time.
The objectives of this article are to describe the reorganization of the three levels of psychiatric care for inmates in France in the context of Covid-19 pandemic and to have a look at the impact of lockdown measures and early releases on mental health of prisoners. METHODS: This work is based on a survey conducted in April 2020 in France among psychiatric healthcare providers working in 42 ambulatory units for inmates and in the 9 full-time inpatient psychiatric wards exclusively for inmates called "UHSAs" (which stands for "unités hospitalières spécialement aménagées...
Analyst, 2020, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/D0AN00629G, PaperTian Wen, Chao Huang, Feng-Juan Shi, Xiao-Yan Zeng, Tian Lu, Shou-Nian Ding, Yongjun jiao The ongoing worldwide SARS-CoV-2 epidemic has clearly had a tremendous influence on public health. Molecular detection based on oral swabs was used for confirmation of SARS-CoV-2 infection. However, high false... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
This article provides a Bayesian methodology to estimate outbreak size from one or more surveillance systems such as virologic testing of pneumonia cases or samples from a network of general practitioners.