Nonprofit Hospitals' Response to the Opioid Epidemic in Urban Communities: A Content Analysis of Hospitals' Community Health Needs Assessments and Implementation Strategies
Conclusions: Nonprofit hospitals are taking action to address the opioid epidemic in their communities, most commonly by providing additional treatment capacity for patients with opioid use. While an important contribution, hospitals need incentives to develop a more comprehensive response to the opioid epidemic that extends beyond medical care to include the social and economic determinants of this crisis.
Conclusions and Relevance: Because there are 74.0 million children 0 to 17 years old in the United States, the projected numbers of severe cases could overextend available pediatric hospital care resources under several moderate CPIP scenarios for 2020 despite lower severity of COVID-19 in children than in adults.
Publication date: Available online 27 May 2020Source: Journal of the American College of RadiologyAuthor(s): Frank J. Lexa, Frank James Lexa
Study raises hope of immunity even for those without severe symptomsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA medical study in France suggests even mild cases of coronavirus infection, not requiring hospital treatment, produce antibodies in almost all patients, with the body ’s defences against the virus increasing during the weeks of recovery.The research, led by a team from the Pasteur Institute, raises hopes that everyone who has had the disease could acquire some degree of immunity, although it is not clear for how long or to what degree.Continue reading...
New details emerge in a lawsuit asserting that chains including CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens sold millions of pills in small towns but rarely flagged suspicious orders to authorities.
CONCLUSIONS: Influenza-related mortality tends to be lower in countries with higher vaccination rates. Increase in vaccination rates seems to be necessary in Hungary. Orv Hetil. 2020; 161(23): 962-970. PMID: 32453699 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
[RSF] Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the South African authorities to guarantee the freedom and safety of journalists covering the coronavirus epidemic and to punish all those responsible for abuses against reporters, including the newspaper editor who fled to Lesotho last week after repeated police beatings.
With medical masks in short supply, several hospitals have turned to industrial models. They get rave reviews and are allowed by the F.D.A., but the Trump administration has no plans to encourage distribution or production.
(Bentham Science Publishers) In the past two decades more than 700,000 people have died from a drug overdose in the United States. In 2017, more than 68% of the drug overdose deaths involved an opioid. To help stem this epidemic, Highmark Inc. developed, implemented and evaluated a series of quality management-focused opioid interventions utilizing a three-pronged public health approach.
CONCLUSION: Our results indicate that Fc molecule facilitate immune responses and PEDV harbouring Fc molecule could be a possible vaccine candidate. However, a challenge experiment would be needed to investigate the protective efficacy of PEDV harbouring Fc. PMID: 32448096 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Publication date: Available online 25 May 2020Source: Microbial PathogenesisAuthor(s): Adma Nadja Ferreira de Melo, Geany Targino de Souza Pedrosa, Erika Tayse da Cruz Almeida, Guojie Cao, Dumitru Macarisin, Donald W. Schaffner, Evandro L. de Souza, Marciane Magnani