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The pandemic of COVID-19 has resulted in quarantines imposed all around the world; these and other restrictions could produce an increase in domestic violence. Language: en...
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The coronavirus pandemic is having a significant impact on the nation's prison system, causing higher rates of infection and death compared to the general population.
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CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns and Washington Post politics reporter Eugene Scott join CBSN's "Red&Blue" to discuss  the White House response to the coronavirus pandemic, plans for the Republican National Convention, and Joe Biden's presidential campaign.
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Five months into the pandemic, the U.S. still hasn ’t solved the problem. The dearth of supplies is affecting a broad array of health facilities, renewing pleas for White House intervention.
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As Indonesia’s death toll from the coronavirus continues to rise, the world’s most populous Muslim country finds itself at odds with protocols put in place by the government to handle the bodies of victims of the pandemic
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We examined the factors that increase the risk of mortality among hospitalized COVID-19 patients.Methods: This was a retrospective cohort study including confirmed COVID-19 patients admitted to the four Trinity Health of New England hospitals (THONE) in Connecticut and Massachusetts who either died or were discharged between March 1 –April 22, 2020. Demographics, comorbidities, and outcomes of care were extracted...
Source: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
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...
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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...
Source: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: J Physiol Pharmacol Source Type: research
Authors: Dworakowska D, Grossman AB Abstract COVID-19, which is caused by the single-stranded RNA severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), has introduced significant therapeutic dilemmas in several areas. One of these is concern regarding the use of renin-angiotensin system (RAS) inhibitors. Dysfunction of the RAS has been observed in COVID-19 patients, but whether RAS inhibitors, such as angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) and angiotensin II type-1 receptor blockers (ARBs), are associated with improved or worse clinical outcomes, remains unclear. RAS inhibitors are currently widel...
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AbstractCOVID-19 infection has tremendously impacted our daily clinical practice as well as our social living organization. Virtually all organs and biological systems suffer from this new coronavirus infection, either because the virus targets directly specific tissues or because of indirect effects. Endocrine diseases are not an exception and some of endocrine organs are at risk of direct or indirect lesion by COVID-19. Although there is still no evidence of higher predisposition to contract the infection in patients with diabetes and/or obesity, the coexistence of these conditions contributes to a worse prognosis becaus...
Source: Reviews in Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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