Lung and heart disease diagnoses fell by up to HALF during pandemic

Incidence of COPD - a group of lung diseases that cause breathing difficulties - in England was down 51 per cent in 2020 compared to 2019, a damning Department of Health report found.
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Acta Psychol (Amst). 2021 Oct 2;220:103426. doi: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2021.103426. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) disproportionately impacts individuals with medical conditions, including with respect to their mental health. The present study investigated depression and anxiety and their correlates among individuals with medical conditions in Bangladesh.METHODS: Subjects were recruited to participate in an internet-based survey. Data were collected from November 2020 to January 2021 using convenience sampling by a semi-structured questionnaire through online platforms. Multiple re...
Source: Acta Psychologica - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Source Type: research
Adv Exp Med Biol. 2021;1318:369-402. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-63761-3_22.ABSTRACTCoronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic continues devastating effects on healthcare systems. Such a crisis calls for an urgent need to develop a risk stratification tool. The present chapter aimed to identify laboratory and clinical correlates of adverse outcomes in patients with COVID-19. To this end, we conducted a systematic evaluation of studies that investigated laboratory abnormalities in patients with COVID-19 and compared i. patients with a severe form of disease and patients with a non-severe form of the disease, ii. patients who w...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract Sexual minority persons experience health disparities associated with sexual stigma and discrimination and have a high prevalence of several health conditions that have been associated with severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) (1,2). Current COVID-19 surveillance systems do not capture information about sexual orientation. To begin bridging the gap in knowledge about COVID-19 risk among sexual minority adults, CDC examined disparities between sexual minority and heterosexual adults in the prevalence of underlying conditions with strong or mixed evidence of associations with severe COVID-19-related i...
Source: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkl... - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Tags: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep Source Type: research
AbstractObjectivesThe main aim of this study was to find the prevalence of mortality among hospitalized COVID-19 infected patients and associated risk factors for death.MethodsThree electronic databases including PubMed, Science Direct and Google Scholar were searched to identify relevant cohort studies of COVID-19 disease from January 1, 2020, to August 11, 2020. A random-effects model was used to calculate pooled prevalence rate (PR), risk ratio (RR) and 95% confidence interval (CI) for both effect measures. Cochrane chi-square test statistic Q,\({I}^{2}\), and\({\tau }^{2}\) tests were used to measure the presence of he...
Source: Journal of Community Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
In conclusion, we found that regardless of the presence of multimorbidity, engaging in a healthier lifestyle was associated with up to 6.3 years longer life for men and 7.6 years for women; however, not all lifestyle risk factors equally correlated with life expectancy, with smoking being significantly worse than others. A Hydrogel Scaffold to Encourage Peripheral Nerve Regeneration https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2020/10/a-hydrogel-scaffold-to-encourage-peripheral-nerve-regeneration/ The nervous system of mammals is poorly regenerative at best. The use of implantable scaffold materials is one of the...
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Wondering when to get your flu shot? The best time is before influenza (flu) starts circulating widely. For most people, September or October is ideal for protection through the whole flu season, as the immune response from the vaccine wanes over time. And while changes and restrictions due to COVID-19 may make getting a flu vaccine less convenient for some this year, the pandemic makes it more important than ever. Why do I need to get a flu vaccine yearly? Influenza A and Influenza B cause most cases of flu in humans. Both have many strains that constantly change, accumulating genetic mutations that disguise them from the...
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l;her M Abstract Obesity has been shown to increase the risk for more severe Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) courses and higher mortality particularly among younger (age
Source: Obesity - Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Tags: Obesity (Silver Spring) Source Type: research
Superficially, tissue hypoxia might look similar to Ischemia but differs in one important aspect. Though the hypoxic myocardium is short of oxygen, the respiratory excreta from cells ie Co2, lactic acid, and free radicles are promptly cleared and flushed as blood flow is normal. Hence, generally acute  Ischemia of tissues is more cell threatening than regional hypoxia at any organ level. How do you classify hypoxia? we need to go to physiology classes again.There are 4 types. Ischemic -Hypoxia, systemic hypoxia, Anemic hypoxia, Histo-toxic hypoxia.A good reference to read (Ošt’ádal B., Kol&aac...
Source: Dr.S.Venkatesan MD - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: metabolic support of heart failure anerobic cardiac metabolism copd and lv dysfunction covid heart disease hypoxia and covid lv dysfunction hypoxia vs iscehmia ketone bodies ato heart lv dysfunction in congenital cyanotic heart disease met Source Type: blogs
By HANS DUVEFELT, MD After my posts on telemedicine were published recently, (this one on Manly Wellness before the pandemic and this one after it erupted, on A Country Doctor Writes, then reblogged on The Health Care Blog, KevinMD and many others), I have been asked about my views on telemedicine’s role in the future of primary care. Things have changed quickly, and a bit chaotically, and there is a lot of experimentation happening right now in practices I work or speak with. Before thinking about telemedicine in Primary Care, we need to agree on some sort of definition of...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: COVID-19 Medical Practice primary care Telehealth Telemedicine Source Type: blogs
By SIMON YU, MD, LT COL, USA (Ret) Dr. Tom Frieden, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), opened up a new front in the Coronavirus War by saying we don’t just need to treat the acute disease, we need to treat the underlying conditions that make people more susceptible to serious disease progression. He focused on heart disease, and managing mitigating risk factors such as CVD, diabetes, hypertension and smoking in order to increase people’s odds for recovery. The initial focus has been pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), with risk factors including ast...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: COVID-19 CDC chronic disease holistic care Pandemic SDoH Source Type: blogs
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