What's new in midwifery - 7th December 2021
Some recent things you may want to know about. See also Twitter (#whatsnewinmidwifery). Librarian intervention (if you have one) may be needed for access to some items in full.COVID vaccines and pregnancyUKHSA analysis of data about births finds vaccinated women no more likely to have a stillbirth or premature birth. Reported in the Guardian/. I think the data is probably the data reported inthis news item from the UKHSA.FullFact have investigated misleading claims made by some about miscarriage in vaccinated women.Asystematic review of safety, immunogenicity and effectiveness of COVID vaccines in pregnant and lactating individuals, and their babies, concludes the vaccines are safe and effective.COVID in pregnancyAsystematic review of treatment of COVID-19 in pregnant women, published in the European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, looking at pharmacological and non pharmacological treatment.Global healthUNFPA, WHO and ICMreport on the state of the world's midwifery, withan article in Human Resources and Health (open access) summarising its findings and suggesting some policy responses.Whole genome sequencing of babiesTheGuardian reports scientists concerns over plans for a pilot to sequence the whole genome of 200000 newborns, and thepaper's science correspondent looks at the pros and cons.
Prevalences, nuances of presentation, and likely clinical course of myocarditis after use of some vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 are in sharper view after additions to the literature this week.Medscape Medical News
This article is licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Mariana Rodriguez-Hakim, Linard R äz, Jan Vermant Some contagious diseases, such as COVID-19, spread through the transmission of aerosols and droplets. Aerosol and droplet formation occurs inside and outside of the respiratory tract, the latter being observed... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Abbott Laboratories has distributed more than 1.4 billion Covid-19 tests globally since the start of the pandemic, including around 300 million in the fourth quarter of 2021. Its global Covid-19 testing-related sales were $2.3 billion in the fourth quarter and $7.7 billion for the full year in 2021.
A deep molecular dive into COVID-19 patients found that the presence of autoantibodies in peripheral blood at initial diagnosis was the chief of four risk factors predicting if a patient would experience long COVID.Medscape Medical News
NIH-sponsored study assessed dose in adults fully vaccinated with any EUA or approved COVID-19 vaccine
AbstractPurposesThe spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has affected socioeconomic and healthcare systems in many countries. Accordingly, many individuals may have canceled their annual health-check programs, including esophagogastroduodenoscopy, which would have resulted in lower numbers of newly diagnosed patients with gastric cancer in comparison to other times.MethodsQuestionnaires were distributed to 62 hospitals every week from May 2020 to August 2020 (total 744) through mailing lists of the Stomach Cancer Study Group of the Japan Clinical Oncology Group. The number of patients with gastric cancer and hospi...
Despite declining national numbers, Americans should not lose sight of the ongoing public health crisis as hospitals remain overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients, many of whom are unvaccinated.WebMD Health News
The James Webb Space Telescope traveled nearly 1.6 million km (1 million mi.) to reach a destination that, in some ways, is nowhere at all. On Jan. 24, just shy of one month after its Christmas Day launch, the $10 billion observatory arrived at a spot in space known as L2—where the gravity of the sun and the Earth effectively cancel each other out, allowing the spacecraft to circle an invisible point as if it were orbiting a solid body like a planet. There the telescope will station-keep for up to the next 20 years, peering deeper into space than any observatory ever has before. The one-month flight was the culminati...
About 4% of polled executives said they're dropping their vaccine mandate, 29% are in a wait-and-see position, and 12% are less likely to impose a mandate now.WebMD Health News
The COVID-19 pandemic forced many healthcare providers to rely on telehealth technology to provide clinical services to patients unable or unwilling to visit in person.Medscape Reader Polls