The response of a pediatric ED to COVID-19

This article describes structural, procedural, and functional changes developed in a pediatric ED to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The discussion also includes case studies to illustrate the changes made.
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AbstractCurrently, the world is witnessing the pandemic of COVID-19, a disease caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Reported differences in clinical manifestations and outcomes in SARS-CoV-2 infection could be attributed to factors such as virus replication, infiltration of inflammatory cells, and altered cytokine production. Virus-induced aberrant and excessive cytokine production has been linked to the morbidity and mortality of several viral infections. Using a Luminex platform, we investigated plasma cytokine and chemokine levels of 27 analytes from hospitalized asymptomatic (n = 39) and mildly symptomatic (n = ...
Source: Archives of Virology - Category: Virology Source Type: research
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AbstractWe read the recentAnatomical Sciences Education articles by Harmon et al. (2021) and Attardi et al. (2022) with great interest. These studies rendered a clear picture of the paradigm shifts in anatomy teaching before and during the Covid-19 pandemic. The authors found that there was a significant decrease in face-to-face interactions and cadaver-based instructions because compulsory lockdowns have necessitated virtual classes to maintain student safety (Harmon et al., 2021, Attardi et al., 2022).
Source: Anatomical Sciences Education - Category: Anatomy Authors: Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research
[The Conversation Africa] Since early in the COVID pandemic, the Network for Genomics Surveillance in South Africa has been monitoring changes in SARS-CoV-2. This was a valuable tool to understand better how the virus spread. In late 2020, the network detected a new virus lineage, 501Y.V2, which later became known as the beta variant. Now a new SARS-CoV-2 variant has been identified, known as B.1.1.529. To help us understand more, The Conversation Africa's Ozayr Patel asked scientists to share what they know.
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Conclusions The implementation of outpatient pelvic reconstructive procedures leads to a significant reduction in hospital room utilization. Same-day discharge decreases hospital resource utilization, therefore improving hospital access, which may be essential for the delivery of routine care during times of resource scarcity such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery - Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
This article explores personal and organizational strategies to help nurses cope with moral distress.
Source: Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Source Type: research
We do not yet know how much of a threat it poses, but the pandemic has already shown it is better to act earlyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHearts are sinking. Many had hoped the worst of the pandemic was over, enjoying a return to quasi-normality despite warnings that this winter could prove punishing. NowCovid cases aresurging across Europe; rates are rising in the UK again after a half-term dip; and the newOmicron variant detected in South Africa is ringing alarm bells across the world.At present we have alimited understanding of how much of a threat this variant poses, though the Wor...
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A mentored fellowship opportunity located in Washington, D.C. to conduct policy research and participate in quantitative data analyses on topics such as social determinants of health; health equity; access to healthcare services for at risk populations; and analyzing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on emergency care services, maternity care, and/or the HIV population. Geographic coverage: Nationwide -- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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The far-right Alternative for Germany, which has opposed many of the country’s pandemic restrictions, has canceled its planned party congress next month due to the surge in coronavirus cases
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In a quickly developing story a new variant, first detected in Botswana, is triggering rapid action among researchers. The variant - currently named B.1.1.529 has more than 30 changes to the spike protein - and the concern is that these mutations may result in increased transmissibility, severity of disease or even antibody evasion.In this episode of Coronapod, we discuss what we know so far, how scientists are searching for answers and what this could mean for the pandemic.News: Heavily mutated coronavirus variant puts scientists on alert  See for privacy and opt-out information.
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