COVID Safety During the Upcoming Holidays
Holiday travel used to be as easy as jumping on a plane or packing up the family car. But with U.S. cases of COVID-19 closing in on 7 million people and 200,000 deaths, it’s no longer that simple.
Authors: Leung TI, Biskup E, DeWitt D Abstract CONTEXT: Physicians who migrate globally face a daunting series of time-consuming, labor- and resource-intensive procedures to prove their clinical competency before being allowed to practice medicine in a new country. ISSUES: In this commentary, we describe licensing barriers faced by physician-migrants based on the authors' experiences, and reflect also on rapidly implemented measures to address COVID-19 pandemic related workforce shortages. We offer recommendations for potential reductions in bureaucratic regulatory barriers that prohibit mobilization of interna...
Authors: Kim Y, Sung HK, Bang JH, Koh IS, Joh JS, Ju YS, Min HS, Chin BS, Chung KH PMID: 32989937 [PubMed - in process]
Authors: Lee YM, Park KD, Seo JH PMID: 32989936 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSION: These data support a link between TLR4 signaling and pathological inflammation during COVID-19 and contribute to develop therapeutic approaches through targeting TLR4-mediated inflammation. PMID: 32989935 [PubMed - in process]
Authors: Song SK, Lee DH, Cho MR PMID: 32989934 [PubMed - in process]
Authors: Lee J, Kim SY, Sung H, Choe YJ, Hong KH PMID: 32989933 [PubMed - in process]
Authors: Miller D, Vukina J Abstract Infertility is a significant global health issue affecting around 8-12% of couples worldwide with male factor infertility accounting for a substantial proportion of these cases. Despite significant advances within the past few decades, an etiology for male factor infertility cannot be identified in up to 80% of patients and thus, this continues to be an area of active study. This review aims to provide an update on recent advances in the field of male infertility including semen analysis and at-home semen testing, genetics, DNA fragmentation, surgical approaches and the rise of ...
Conclusions: The trends observed indicate that the effects of COVID-19 are not only related to the biological characteristics of SARS-CoV-2, but also to the resources (or lack thereof) to deal with it, which are distributed by social processes. PMID: 32983234 [PubMed]
Authors: Arevian AC, Jones F, Moore EM, Goodsmith N, Aguilar-Gaxiola S, Ewing T, Siddiq H, Lester P, Cheung E, Ijadi-Maghsoodi R, Gabrielian S, Sugarman OK, Bonds C, Benitez C, Innes-Gomberg D, Springgate B, Haywood C, Meyers D, Sherin JE, Wells K Abstract The coronavirus pandemic of 2019 (COVID-19) has created unprecedented changes to everyday life for millions of Americans due to job loss, school closures, stay-at-home orders and health and mortality consequences. In turn, physicians, academics, and policymakers have turned their attention to the public mental health toll of COVID-19. This commenta...