The impact of COVID-19 on the injury pattern for maxillofacial fracture in Daegu city, South Korea - Lee DW, Choi SY, Kim JW, Kwon TG, Lee ST.

This study aimed to analyze the impact of COVID-19 on oral and maxillofacial fracture in Daegu by comparing the demographic data in 2019 and 2020, retrospectively. We collected data from all patients having trauma who visited the emergency room...
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The rate of deaths from overdose has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, and recent US overdose mortality rates have been markedly high. However, scant data are available on the causes of this increase or subpopulations at elevated risk.To evaluate the...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
CONCLUSION: In summary, these findings demonstrate relatively consistent drug use, with decreased positivity for high-risk drugs and dangerous drug combinations. We speculate that monitoring of these patients mitigates the possibility of drug misuse and potential overdose and is in concordance with the goals of these monitoring programs.PMID:34686512
Source: Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science - Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Dr. Laura Esserman answers the door of her bright yellow Victorian home in San Francisco’s Ashbury neighborhood with a phone at her ear. She’s wrapping up one of several meetings that day with her research team at University of California, San Francisco, where she heads the Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center. She motions me in and reseats herself at a makeshift home office desk in her living room, sandwiched between a grand piano and set of enormous windows overlooking her front yard’s flower garden. It’s her remote base of operations when she’s not seeing patients or operating at the hospita...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
oke The COVID-19 pandemic has seen people and governments utilise an array of chemical and pharmaceutical substances in an attempt to prevent and treat COVID-19 infections. The Centre for Radiation, Chemicals and Environmental Hazards (CRCE) at Public Health England (PHE) routinely undertakes Event-Based Surveillance (EBS) to monitor public health threats and incidents related to chemicals and poisons. From April 2020, EBS functions were expanded to screen international media for potentially hazardous exposures associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Media sources reported that poisons centres were experiencing increase...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
This study followed the PRISMA guidelines (PROSPERO: CRD42020203246), whereas to assess the quality of the studies, the Newcastle-Ottawa Quality Assessment Scale (NOS) was applied. Out of a set of 826 studies, 23 were included in this systematic review. The main findings provided information about a shift towards modified eating behaviours, characterized by an increased snack frequency and a preference for sweets and ultra-processed food rather than fruits, vegetables, and fresh food. Additionally, an increased alcohol consumption was found among different countries. Consequently, adherence to healthy diets decreased. Thes...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2021 Oct 20:1-8. doi: 10.1080/00952990.2021.1979991. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Background: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) allowed for an increase in methadone take-home doses for the treatment of Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) in March 2020.OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of the SAMSHA exemption on methadone adherence and OUD-related outcomes.METHODS: A convenience sample of 183 clients (58% female) were recruited from a methadone clinic in the fall of 2019 for a cross-sectional survey. Survey data was li...
Source: The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse - Category: Addiction Authors: Source Type: research
Income inequality has steadily increased over the past several decades [1]. Along with the growing wealth gap, we have also seen rising alcohol and drug use disorders, worsening mental health symptoms, and increasing deaths due to drug overdose and suicide [1 –4]. Adolescents have not been spared from this mental health crisis; suicide is now the second leading cause of death among adolescents in the U.S., and deaths due to drug overdose are also increasing [5,6]. These alarming trends have only escalated further with the COVID-19 pandemic [7].
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - Category: Child Development Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
This study aimed to understand the extent to which cannabis-related risk perception and COVID-19-related health worries were associated with the reported reduction in sharing cannabis smoking products to mitigate the risk of the coronavirus transmission or infection. This association was tested in two different periods in terms of toughness of national lockdown policy imposed in the first months of the pandemic in Israel. The study population included adult recreational cannabis users who completed one of the two online cross-sectional surveys dedicated to COVID-19 and the cannabis use situation in Israel in the first h...
Source: Drugs and Alcohol Today - Category: Addiction Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractThe papers in thisJournal of Traumatic Stress special issue on disproportionate adversity cover the gamut of discrimination traumas and stressors, including microaggressions, a more insidious forms of discrimination, and their often-devastating and wide-ranging mental health sequelae, in disproportionately affected disenfranchised groups. Discrimination based on race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation commonly confers cumulative and chronic effects. In the field of traumatic stress studies, several types of identity-linked traumatic events have been identified and empirically investigated as posttraumatic s...
Source: Journal of Traumatic Stress - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: COMMENTARY Source Type: research
ConclusionsMonitoring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is crucial to understand strategies for tackling behavioural risk factors for noncommunicable diseases that, even in pandemic, represent the main burden to disability and deaths in Italy.Key messagesMonitoring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is crucial to understand strategies for tackling behavioural risk factors for noncommunicable diseases.Having an ongoing Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System is an opportunity to misure and evaluate the impact of a shock as Covid-19 pandemic.
Source: The European Journal of Public Health - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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