Pediatrics in a Pandemic: Q & A with Dr. Gary Kirkilas
Pediatrics in a Pandemic: Q&A with Dr. Gary Kirkilas Andrea Kelly A College of Medicine – Phoenix pediatrician shares his observations about the impact of COVID-19 and encourages parents to use facts for health decisions. Tuesday University of Arizona Health Sciencessunglasses-1284419_1920.jpg Gary Kirkilas, a pediatrician at the UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix, predicts that child drownings will increase this summer amid the pandemic. More children stuck at home means more exposure to swimming pools, particularly inflatable ones, he says.HealthCollege of Medicine - PhoenixCOVID-19Media contact: Gerri Kelly University of Arizona Health Sciences firstname.lastname@example.orgFor the latest on the University of Arizona response to the novel coronavirus, visit the university's COVID-19 webpage.For UANews coverage of COVID-19, visit https://uanews.arizona.edu/news/covid19.Gary Kirkilasis sharing some difficult news related to COVID-19 that parents may not even be considering: He expects an increase in child drownings this summer, and he's sounding that alarm to help raise awareness about pool safety.Dr.Kirkilas_headshot.jpg Gary KirkilasKirkilas is a father of three, a pediatrician at Phoenix Children's Hospital and an assistant professor at theCollege of Medicine – Phoenix.He saidmore children are home without camps and other summer activities that have been canceled because of the pandemic. Inflatable pool sales have skyrocketed this s...
Publication date: 1 January 2021Source: Personality and Individual Differences, Volume 168Author(s): Marta Bodecka, Iwona Nowakowska, Anna Zajenkowska, Joanna Rajchert, Izabela Kaźmierczak, Irena Jelonkiewicz
Conclusion: Most therapeutic proteins need post-translational modifications for their correct conformation, biological function, and half-life. Accordingly, microalgae could be considered as a cost-effective and more powerful platform for the production of a wide range of recombinant proteins such as antibodies, enzymes, hormones, and vaccines. PMID: 32983942 [PubMed]
Conclusion: The early administration of oral bromhexine reduces the ICU transfer, intubation, and the mortality rate in patients with COVID-19. This affordable medication can easily be administered everywhere with a huge positive impact(s) on public health and the world economy. Altogether, the verification of our results on a larger scale and different medical centers is strongly recommended. Trial Registration: IRCT202003117046797N4; https://irct.ir/trial/46969. PMID: 32983936 [PubMed]
Authors: Assadiasl S, Fatahi Y, Zavvar M, Nicknam MH Abstract The newly emerged severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) has recently caused pandemic Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19). Considering the serious medical, economic and social consequences of this pandemic and the lack of definite medication and vaccine it is necessary to describe natural immune responses to the SARS-CoV-2 in order to exploit them for treating the patients and monitoring the general population. Moreover, detecting the most immunogenic antigens of the virus is fundamental for designing effective vaccines. Ant...
Authors: Samsami M, Mehravaran E, Tabarsi P, Javadi A, Arsang-Jang S, Komaki A, Taheri M, Ghafouri-Fard S Abstract Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has caused a global pandemic in early 2020. This infectious disorder has a heterogeneous course ranging from asymptomatic disorder to a critical situation needing intensive cares. In the current study, we present a report of affected patients admitted in a single hospital in Iran. Eighty-two hospitalized patients with COVID-19 were assessed. Demographic, clinical, and paraclinical parameters were gathered and statistically analyzed. The median age (IQR) of the patien...
Concerns raised over an increased risk of severe COVID-19 outcomes in MS patients on anti-CD20 B-cell depleting drugs such as ocrelizumab and rituximab following presentation of new data.Medscape Medical News
Authors: Rawaf S, Allen LN, Stigler FL, Kringos D, Quezada Yamamoto H, van Weel C, Global Forum on Universal Health Coverage and Primary Health Care Abstract The COVID-19 pandemic has modified organisation and processes of primary care. In this paper, we aim to summarise experiences of international primary care systems. We explored personal accounts and findings in reporting on the early experiences from primary care during the pandemic, through the online Global Forum on Universal Health Coverage and Primary Health Care. During the early stage of the pandemic, primary care continued as the first point of contact ...
Publication date: Available online 29 September 2020Source: Journal of Emergency NursingAuthor(s): Wei Xia, Lin Fu, Haihan Liao, Chan Yang, Haipeng Guo, Zhouyan Bian
By the time this article appears in print, we will not only be preparing for the “regular” flu season, we may also be encountering a second wave of the COVID 19 virus (and as I write this column there is an alarming resurgence of the first wave in certain parts of the country). For me, it is always reaffirming whenever health care and other front line workers are recognized on television news, in online and newspaper stories, blogs and social media for the amazing work they have done and continue to do.
This article focuses on how changing institutional policies affecting personal protective equipment and family visitation have affected nurses' mental health and offers practical suggestions for supporting resilience and mental health in nurses during this unprecedented public health crisis.
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