Personal Protective Equipment and Evidence-Based Advice for Surgical Departments During COVID-19

Inconsistencies regarding the use of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) have raised concerns for the safety of surgical staff during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. This rapid review synthesises the literature that includes input from clinical experts to provide evidence-based guidance for surgical services.
Source: Journal of the American College of Surgeons - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Global Surgery and Humanitarian Outreach Source Type: research

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This study aimed at quantifying the impact of the first COVID-19 lockdown in France on nuclear medicine examination volume together with volume of examination cancellation and non-attendance.MethodsWe retrospectively assessed the volume of planned examinations from 1  month before to 1 month after the first lockdown in French high-volume nuclear medicine departments (NMD) sharing the same information management system including both university hospitals, UH (n = 7), and cancer centres, CC (n = 2).ResultsThe study enrolled 31,628 consecutive patients referred for a nuclear medicine examinati...
Source: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research
BRUSSELS (AP) — New findings about the coronavirus’s omicron variant made it clear Tuesday that the emerging threat slipped into countries well before their defenses were up, as two distant nations announced their first cases and a third reported its presence before South African officials sounded the alarm. The Netherlands’ RIVM health institute found omicron in samples dating from Nov. 19 and 23. The World Health Organization said South Africa first reported the variant to the U.N. health agency on Nov. 24. Meanwhile, Japan and France reported their first cases of the new variant that has forced the wor...
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[Thomson Reuters Foundation] As South Africa faces travel curbs imposed over the new coronavirus variant, tourism leaders warn of more job losses
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Turk J Med Sci. 2021 Nov 30. doi: 10.3906/sag-2110-153. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTA coronavirus brought the first pandemic attack of this century as a flu virus did a hundred years ago. This greatest pandemic of the century brings us new opportunities to understand and explore dynamics of a contagious disease. Nearly two year later we are still collecting the evidence to understand the disease. Some basic epidemiological properties are still urgently needed. Not only origin of the virus but also Ro value, possible transmission routes, epidemiologic curves, case fatality rates, seasonality, severity and mortality risk f...
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - Category: General Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Turk J Med Sci. 2021 Nov 30. doi: 10.3906/sag-2110-179. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTIn the Wuhan province of China, almost two years ago, in December 2019, the novel Coronavirus 2019 has caused a severe involvement of the lower respiratory tract leading to an acute life-threatening respiratory syndrome, coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19). Subsequently, coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) rapidly spread to entire world causing a pandemic and affected every single person on earth either directly or indirectly with destroying all faucets of social life and economy. Since the announcement of COVID-19 as a global pandemic, we witnessed...
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[UN News] The coronavirus pandemic will likely cost the global tourism sector $2 trillion in lost revenue in 2021, the UN's tourism body said Monday, calling the sector's recovery "fragile" and "slow."
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SummaryThe BARI-LIFESTYLE trial is a randomized controlled trial evaluating the efficacy of a post-surgery nutritional and behavioural tele-counselling, and supervised exercise programme to maximize the health benefits of bariatric surgery. Due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the in-person supervised exercise component had to be converted to remote tele-exercise. However, patients' acceptability of this method of exercise provision is unknown. Between 3 and 6  months following bariatric surgery, 13 adults participated in weekly, structured, 60-min supervised exercise classes delivered via Zoom by ...
Source: Clinical Obesity - Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research
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