COVID-19 risk assessment and safety management operational guidelines for IVF center reopening

ConclusionsAs an extraordinary and uncertain event, the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic helped consolidate a volunteer-based and collaborative panel of SAMeR experts who developed the COVID-19 Risk Assessment and Safety Management Operational Guidelines as a new and readily available tool for physicians, patients, and gamete banks care. Their implementation has provided specific guidelines to minimize risk for professionals in ART clinics, as well as guaranteeing patient safety.
Source: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research

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Conclusions: Early results of universal preoperative screening for COVID-19 demonstrates a low incidence and high rate of asymptomatic patients. Health care professionals, especially those at higher risk for the virus, should be aware of the challenges related to screening based solely on symptoms or travel history and consider universal screening for patients undergoing elective surgery. Level of Evidence: Level II.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Infection Source Type: research
Digital media&downloads Pain Relief Caused by SARS-CoV-2 Infection May Help Explain COVID-19 Spread New research shows SARS-CoV-2 promotes pain relief when it infects cells through a common protein receptor, neuropilin-1. The finding gives scientists a novel target for non-opioid pain therapeutics, while also offering an explanation for the unrelenting spread of COVID-19. Stacy Pigott Today University of Arizona Health SciencesKhanna_Raj_klh3067.jpg Doctoral student Lisa Boinon prepares buffers while Rajesh Khanna looks on. (Photo: Kris Hanning/University of Arizona Health Sciences)HealthCollege of Medicine - Tuc...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Source Type: research
This article describes how an anesthesiology department at a large urban academic hospital rapidly adapted and deployed to meet the threat head-on. Topics included are preparatory efforts, devel opment of a team-based staffing model, and a new strategy for resource management. While still maintaining a fully functioning operating theater, discrete teams were deployed to both COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 intensive care units, rapid response/airway management team, the difficult airway response team, and labor and delivery. Additional topics include the creation of a temporary ‘pop-up’ anesthesiology-run COVID-19 in...
Source: Journal of Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Kirubanand Senniappan, Salome Jeyabalan, Pradeep Rangappa, Muralidhar KanchiIndian Journal of Anaesthesia 2020 64(10):835-841 The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a pandemic caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV2). Although 85% of infected patients remain asymptomatic, 5% show severe symptoms such as hypoxaemic respiratory failure and multiple end organ dysfunction (MODS) requiring intensive care unit (ICU) admission with a mortality rate of about 2.8%. Since a definitive treatment is yet to be identified, preventive and supportive strategies remain the mainstay of managemen...
Source: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Source Type: research
This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 32959455 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
IN RESPONSE to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, healthcare facilities deferred all but emergency surgeries for ≥12 weeks to minimize/reduce risk to patients and healthcare workers.1-6 However, by April 2020, increased mortality for delaying necessary cardiac and thoracic procedures prompted multidisciplinary teams to determine how to restart surgical cases safely, balancing the urgent needs of patients, th e reported increased morbidity and mortality of COVID-19–positive patients undergoing surgical procedures,2,3,7,8 and the risk of spreading COVID-19 infection among healthcare workers.
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The developed tool allows our hospital to estimate the necessary amount of PPE to be kept in stock for future pandemics. By taking local conditions into account this tool can also be helpful for other hospitals. PMID: 32936348 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Der Anaesthesist - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Anaesthesist Source Type: research
ConclusionThis study represents the first report of post-operative outcomes in a large group of spine surgical patients in an area heavily affected by the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.
Source: HSS Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
In December of 2019, a novel virus known as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) produced a cluster of viral pneumonia cases in Wuhan, China. In the United States (US), New York City was particularly devastated, with the volume and acuity of patients placing an unprecedented strain on the hospital system and health care workers. In response to this crisis, USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) was deployed to New York City with a 1100 member medical team to augment local hospitals. Comfort's mission to New York City was dynamic, and required special adaptation to care for both COVID positive and COVID negative pat...
Source: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: COVID-19 Educational Supplement (Available for Free) Source Type: research
Coronavirus disease 2019, caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, is now a global pandemic affecting more than 12 million patients across 188 countries. A significant proportion of these patients require admission to intensive care units for acute hypoxic respiratory failure and are at an increased risk of developing cardiac arrhythmias. The presence of underlying comorbidities, pathophysiologic changes imposed by the disease, and concomitant polypharmacy, increase the likelihood of life-threatening arrhythmias in these patients.
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
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