Your New Life In 2021 (Mid-Post COVID)

At the beginning of the pandemic, we wrote a lot about how the pandemic should and could be handled. In addition to providing real-world advice on what technology can do to support us (like Digital Health Apps To Use During Quarantine or The State of A.I. in the Fight Against COVID-19), we often provided forecasts (When And How Will COVID End?) and predictions about the management and the potential outcome of the epidemic (Will There Be A Second Wave). We even created an entire handbook to give away for free! After drawing attention to the privacy and data protection issues raised by the pandemic (we issued a guide for the connoisseurs!), we debunked conspiracy theories and raised questions about the future of immunity passports (notably, the decision is still not out on this one).  But, most importantly, we tried to ring the bell repeatedly about the importance of listening to science instead of goofy self-made heroes of the day, or, as a matter of fact, politicians.  Source: Jonathan Ernst / Reuters Our most important benchmark, really, is if COVID-19 will ever end, and if we will live our lives in normalcy in the near future. Will future generations refer to these years as we refer today to the times of the Spanish Flu? Will we all be immunised in a global effort like we are against polio and get over the virus or will it live with us forever? But simply because foresight is “not about predicting the future, it’s about minimising surprise&...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Covid-19 Forecast 3D Printing science telemedicine vaccination contact tracing cdc pfizer mask mRNA J&J herd immunity Uğur Şahin Karl Schroeder Source Type: blogs

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Conclusions Although patients with a history of COVID-19 had worse function at time of admission to acute rehabilitation, inpatient rehabilitation significantly improved their function to comparable levels as patients who did not have COVID-19. To Claim CME Credits Complete the self-assessment activity and evaluation online at http://www.physiatry.org/JournalCME CME Objectives Upon completion of this article, the reader should be able to: (1) Identify how characteristics of patients with COVID-19 admitted to acute rehabilitation differ from those with similar admission codes but without COVID-19; (2) Desc...
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: CME Article . 2021 Series . Number 12 Source Type: research
Conclusions The COVID-19 pandemic acutely affected patient care and overall institutional operations. The research consortium of New York and New Jersey rehabilitation institutions responded dynamically to bed expansions/contractions, staff deployment, and innovations that facilitated safe and effective patient care.
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: SPECIAL SECTION on COVID-19 and PM&R Source Type: research
Objectives The aims of the study were to describe an interdisciplinary inpatient rehabilitation program for patients recovering from COVID-19 and to evaluate functional outcomes. Design This is an analysis of retrospective data captured from the electronic health record of COVID-19 patients admitted to the rehabilitation unit (N = 106). Rehabilitation approaches are described narratively. Functional gain was evaluated using the Activity Measure for Postacute Care 6 Clicks, basic mobility and daily activities. Results Interdisciplinary approaches were implemented to address the medical, physical, communica...
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: SPECIAL SECTION on COVID-19 and PM&R Source Type: research
We present five models of care in varying degrees of development and compare processes and adaptations to address the unique needs of each center and their unique patient populations. Forging a path to recovery will necessitate a multidisciplinary team with physiatry involvement to meet the distinctive needs of patients with postacute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2. Furthermore, it is imperative that there be equitable access to this care and commitment from healthcare institutions to provide resources for these programs.
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: SPECIAL SECTION on COVID-19 and PM&R Source Type: research
The long-term sequelae after SARS-CoV-2 infections in children is unknown. Guidance is needed on helpful models of care for an emerging subset of pediatric patients with postacute/long COVID who continue to experience persistent symptoms after initial COVID-19 diagnosis. Here, we describe a pediatric multidisciplinary post–COVID-19 rehabilitation clinic model as well as a case series of the initial cohort of patients who presented to this clinic. A consecutive sample of nine patients (pediatric patients
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: SPECIAL SECTION on COVID-19 and PM&R Source Type: research
The purpose of this observational study was to report the experience of a 1-yr home training with functional electrical stimulation cycling of a person with T4 American Impairment Scale A paraplegia for 9 yrs, homebound due to the COVID-19 health crisis. The 40-yr-old participant had a three-phase training: V1, isometric stimulation; V2, functional electrical stimulation cycling for 3 sessions/wk; and V3, functional electrical stimulation cycling for 2–4 sessions/wk. Data on general and physical tolerance, health impact, and performance were collected. Borg Scale score relating to fatigue was 10.1 before training and...
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: SPECIAL SECTION on COVID-19 and PM&R Source Type: research
The World Health Organization (WHO) will meet tomorrow to determine if the B.1.1.529 SARS-CoV-2 variant should be considered a variant of interest or concern.
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Science /science business pharma Source Type: news
Although hemodialysis treatment is one of the main treatment methods in chronic kidney failure, it also causes many health problems. A variety of complementary and integrative therapies are used to relieve or minimize hemodialysis symptoms. Fatigue (60%-97%) is also one of these problems. Therefore, we have conducted a systematic review to determine the effect of complementary and integrative therapies on fatigue in hemodialysis patients. Relevant studies published from 2005 to 2019, in PubMed, EBSCOhost, ScienceDirect, and Cochran Library databases have been reviewed. In the study, initially, 21 039 pieces of data were ob...
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research
This qualitative study describes the psychological experience of patients hospitalized with COVID-19. These patients went through 3 psychological stages: extremely uncertainties during the initial diagnostic stage, complicated feelings of negativity during the treatment stage, and positive growth in the recovery stage. It is important for nurses to provide holistic care.
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research
The study aims to test the effect of mindfulness breathing meditation on psychological well-being among nurses working for COVID-19 patients. A total of 50 nurses (25 each in the intervention and control groups) were included in the study. We found significant differences between the preintervention and postintervention mean scores of both groups, based on the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale Indonesian version.
Source: Holistic Nursing Practice - Category: Nursing Tags: FEATURES Source Type: research
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