COVID-19 infection during the third trimester of pregnancy: Current clinical dilemmas
Publication date: Available online 29 May 2020Source: European Journal of Obstetrics &Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyAuthor(s): F. Fontanella, S. Hannes, N. Keating, F. Martyn, I. Browne, J. Briet, F.M. McAuliffe, J.H. Baalman
[New Zimbabwe] MOST women living in remote mining areas are failing to access contraceptives due to Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, which have limited members of the public's travel.
Publication date: Available online 3 July 2020Source: European Journal of Obstetrics &Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyAuthor(s): Matthieu Dap, Olivier Morel
CONCLUSION: recommendations emphasize isolation, proper rest, sleep, nutrition, hydration, medications, and in the more severe cases, oxygen support, monitoring of vital signs, emotional support, and multiprofessional and individualized care. Medications should be used with caution due to a lack of evidence. Future research is needed to analyze the impact of the infection at the beginning of pregnancy and the psychological aspects of pregnant women infected with the virus. PMID: 32609284 [PubMed - in process]
On the day the Angels began training camp, superstar Mike Trout said he might not play because his wife is pregnant and he's worried about COVID-19.
I’m really lucky my employer is supporting me to work flexibly and from home. Sadly, this is not the case for the majority of pregnant women. In June, the TUC published research around the experience of pregnant workers and new mums in the COVID-19 crisis. One in four have experienced unfair treatment at work, including being singled out for redundancy or furlough. Health and safety rights are routinely disregarded and low-paid pregnant women are almost twice as likely as higher-paid women to be losing pay or forced to stop work. Of new mothers planning a return to work, 71% can’t find childcare. From my own ex...
“This pandemic presents a unique opportunity for senior anesthesiologists to see the benefit of accommodating the health care needs of our workforce. Just as I tried to avoid the teratogenic effects of certain cases when pregnant, we should consider the most effective ways to protect senior anesthesiologists from a life-threatening infection. When the pandemic has […]Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
This study will be conducted in Tongji Hospital, Caidian, Wuhan, People ’s Republic of China.Intervention and comparatorThe experimental group will be given the nationally recommended standard medical treatment + ultra-short-wave diathermy treatment. Ultra-short-wave therapy treatment will be performed through application of ultra-short-wave therapy machine electrodes on the anterior and posterior parts of the trunk for 10 minutes, twice a day for 12 consecutive days. The comparator will be the control, not receiving ultra-short-wave therapy, and will be given only the nationally recommended standard medical treatmen...
Conclusion The findings suggest that in pregnant women admitted for delivery between April 6 and May 11, 2020 in this large integrated health care system in Southern California, prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 test positive was very low and all patients were asymptomatic on admission. Key Points [...] Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents | Abstract | Full text
Publication date: Available online 1 July 2020Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Muhammad Hasnain, Muhammad Fermi Pasha, Imran Ghani, Rahmat Budiarto
You have finally found a medication to treat your depression that your body tolerates well. It has taken your psychiatrist months to find the optimal dose (after two failed medication trials). The COVID-19 pandemic hit, but in spite of your new daily stressors, you seem to be doing relatively well. That is, until you hear that your antidepressant medication is now in short supply. What can you do? Mental health treatment during COVID-19 With the increased stress of the COVID-19 pandemic, prescriptions for medications to treat mental illnesses have increased more than 20% between February and March 2020. Sertraline, or Zolo...