Descriptive study of suspected congenital Zika syndrome cases during the 2015-2016 epidemic in Brazil
CONCLUSIONS: Although ZIKV was not confirmed to cause the congenital malformations, this study demonstrated that the clinical and epidemiological findings associated with a STORCH exclusion strengthened the CZS diagnosis. The suspected cases in MT occurred simultaneously with the first CZS cases reported in Brazil, suggesting ZIKV circulation in the study region during the same period.
Publication date: May–June 2020Source: The Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases, Volume 24, Issue 3Author(s): Ricardo Palacios, Dimas Tadeu Covas, Luiz Carlos Pereira Júnior, Sergio Cimerman
Publication date: Available online 7 July 2020Source: Saudi Pharmaceutical JournalAuthor(s): Hisham A. Badreldin, Shahad Raslan, Hajar Almudaiheem, Bedor Alomari, Sahar Almowaina, Hala Joharji, Mohammad Alawagi, Ahmed Al-jedai
CONCLUSION: Our results revealed the risk and protective factors associated with burnout among HCWs during an outbreak of MERS. These findings should be considered when determining interventional strategies aimed at ameliorating burnout among HCWs. PMID: 32631034 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Tom J Abstract Relegated to clinical afterthought, the topic of infection control has never taken center stage in our modern dental sedation and anesthesiology practices. Surgical and procedural masks, gloves, gowns, protective eyewear, and appropriate surgical attire have remained de rigueur in both fashion and custom for decades. However, the emergence of certain seminal events throughout health care history has driven mandated changes when practitioners, staff, patients, and the surrounding communities were exposed or put at risk of exposure to infectious disease. Hepatitis, human immunodeficiency virus...
The doctor accused of being patient zero in a northern New Brunswick COVID-19 outbreak after he travelled to neighbouring Quebec in May and didn't self-isolate has been notified he won't face criminal charges, his lawyer said.
CONCLUSIONS: The coordinate positioning puncture method under robot-assisted CT-guidance can reach an accuracy that is comparable to that of the traditional manual CT-guided puncture method and with fewer CT scanning times accompanied with a lower radiation dosage. PMID: 32633586 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Konturek PC, Harsch IA, Neurath MF, Zopf Y Abstract Severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV2) outbreak is the most dramatic event since World War II. Originating as a cluster of unexplained cases of pneumonia, it turned out that this viral disease termed COVID-19 is not only a respiratory infection, but a systemic disease associated with a number of extrapulmonary complications. One of the medical disciplines that is strongly affected by this viral infection is gastroenterology. COVID-19 causes in some patients typical symptoms of enteritis such as diarrhea or abdominal pain. There is als...
Conclusion: The level of adherence to the recommendations of U.S. and Brazilian guidelines of dyslipidemia for statin use was low. Most patients used a moderate intensity statin, despite having a high cardiovascular risk. Simvastatin was the most prescribed statin. PMID: 32634034 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusions Apart West Nile virus (78), thousands of congenital microcephaly cases, fetal brain tissue damage and neurological syndromes have been associated with ZIKV infection. Unfortunately, the epidemics of this mosquito born, and a relative stable virus is on a rise. Although congenital microcephaly is a rare disorder however, due to lack of standardized diagnostic test facilities, the incidence in the geographically widespread ZIKV epidemic regions is higher. Animals studies showed that ZIKV is a neurotropic virus. It directly targets the developing embryonic brain cells by inducing apoptosis, cell-cycle arrest, and...