Doctors Should Watch for Punctured Lungs in COVID Patients

Before the pandemic, this problem was typically seen in very tall young men or older patients with severe lung disease. But some British researchers noticed that several patients with COVID-19 developed the condition and decided to investigate.
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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...
Source: Rural and Remote Health - Category: Rural Health Tags: Rural Remote Health Source Type: research
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...
Source: Ethnicity and Disease - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ethn Dis Source Type: research
Authors: Mezue K, Edwards P, Nsofor I, Goha A, Anya I, Madu K, Baugh D, Nunura F, Gaulton G, Madu E Abstract As of May 2020, the global COVID-19 pandemic had reached 187 countries with more than 3.7 million confirmed cases and 263,000 deaths. While sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has not been spared, the extent of disease is currently far less than in Europe or North America leading some to posit that climatic, genetic or other conditions will self-limit disease in this location. Nonetheless, infections in tropical Africa continue to rise at an alarming pace with the potential to soon exceed health resource availability a...
Source: Ethnicity and Disease - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ethn Dis Source Type: research
This October is the 10th anniversary of the Equality Act in Great Britain, and COVID-19 has shown why it is still so needed. As a UNISON activist in a voluntary sector branch, I rely on the Equality Act when representing members – including disabled members discriminated against and facing dismissal because of sickness levels, lack of disability leave or reasonable adjustments. I have also used it to prevent discrimination happening in the first place, working with employers to introduce accessibility passports for disabled workers. The Equality Act was a fantastic achievement. Years of trade union campaigning and a ...
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[Kubatana.net] In less than four months, COVID-19 has upended almost all expectations for 2020. Beyond the loss of life and the fear caused by the pandemic, businesses around the world have faced disruptions at a speed and scale unprecedented in the modern era. Informal businesses and smaller firms in poor countries are disproportionately affected by COVID-19.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
Authors: Budhram B, Kobza AO, Mohammed N PMID: 32989025 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Canadian Medical Association Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: CMAJ Source Type: research
Authors: Bellomo TR, Prasad S, Munzer T, Laventhal N Abstract In the unprecedented disruption and social isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic, families around the world are faced with questions of how their children can thrive in these conditions. On top of the ubiquitous challenges for all children, this public health crisis imparts unique difficulties for children with special health needs. We identify children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as being particularly vulnerable to negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this paper, we examine why children with ASD are uniquely vulnerable, recommend strategie...
Source: Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Pediatr Rehabil Med Source Type: research
Resumo No Brasil, a pandemia da COVID-19 tem sido severa nos estados das regi ões mais pobres, como o Nordeste. A falta de políticas nacionais para controle da pandemia levou as autoridades estaduais e municipais a implementarem medidas de saúde pública. O objetivo deste estudo é mostrar o efeito dessas medidas na epidemia. A maior incidência da COVID-19 entre os nove e stados do Nordeste foi registrada em Sergipe, Paraíba e Ceará. O Piauí, a Paraíba e Ceará foram os que mais testaram. Muitos estados apresentavam alta proporção de pes...
Source: Ciencia e Saude Coletiva - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
Resumo Foi analisado o padr ão da Síndrome Respiratória Aguda Grave (SRAG) em Pernambuco antes e durante período pandêmico da COVID-19. Estudo ecológico, de janeiro a junho de 2015 a 2019 (período pré-pandemia) e 01 de janeiro a 15 de junho de 2020, período que contempla parte inicial da pandemia. Taxas de detecção por município e Regional de Saúde de residência foram calculadas e, por meio da razão de risco, a dinâmica espacial da SRAG foi estimada. Na pré-pandemia ocorreram 5.617 casos de SRAG, 187 casos/m&...
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Abstract Our aim was to analyze the association between previously diagnosed lifetime depression and changes in physical activity (PA), TV-viewing, consumption of fruits and vegetables as well as frequency of ultra-processed food (UPF) consumption. Data of 41,923 Brazilian adults (6,881 with depression and 35,042 without depression) were used. Participants reported PA ( ≥ 150 min/week), TV-viewing ( ≥ 4 h/day), frequency of eating fruits or vegetables ( ≤ 4 days/week) and UPF ( ≥ 5 days/week). For incidence indicators, we only considered participants without the risk behavior before the quarantine. People witho...
Source: Ciencia e Saude Coletiva - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
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