Covid-19 cases rise, Omicron variant identified in Milwaukee County

Cases continue to rise in southeastern Wisconsin with some concerning numbers specifically around Covid-19 hospitalizations.
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Conclusions: In this study, postoperative SARS-CoV-2 infection was similar for individuals undergoing corneal transplantation or cataract surgery. Further research is required to evaluate the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 through corneal tissue.
Source: Cornea - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research
Conclusions: The overall prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 was 1% (2% for conjunctival and 0% for corneal samples, P value = 0.5) in the donors who were found suitable for cornea recovery and transplantation. The findings of exceptionally low positive rates in our samples validate the criticality of history-based donor screening and do not support the necessity of postmortem PCR testing as a criterion for procurement and subsequent use for corneal transplantation.
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Conclusions: The novel SARS-CoV-2 vaccine upregulates the immune system to produce an adaptive immune response. The SARS-CoV-2 vaccine may potentially be associated with increased risk of rejection in those with ocular surface transplants.
Source: Cornea - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
Abstract: As the understanding of COVID-19 infection becomes better, it is being recognized as a complex multisystem pathology rather than just affecting the lungs. Several ocular findings have been documented by researchers in individuals infected with COVID-19, and ocular symptoms may even be the first presenting feature of COVID-19 infection in 2.26% individuals. Several countries have started vaccination with inactivated or live vaccines to combat this pandemic, and varied side effects have been reported after vaccination. Few cases of herpes zoster have previously been reported in elderly patients with comorbiditi...
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Conclusions: To the best of our knowledge, this case of full-thickness graft rejection after the Moderna SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccination is the first to be reported worldwide. The temporal relationship between vaccination and subsequent rejection is highly suggestive of causation due to the short interval (3 days) between vaccination and rejection and the lack of other inciting factors in an otherwise healthy graft. Patients with corneal transplants who plan to take the COVID-19 vaccinations should be counseled on symptoms and closely monitored, and an individualized plan should be made in discussion with the ophthalmologist.
Source: Cornea - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
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Advances in technology during the past decade have led to a marked uptake in the use of serious games in education (Vlachopoulos&Makri,  2017). This trend applies to nursing education and demand for virtual games will likely rise in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. Serious games are games that are used for learning (Chandross&DeCourcy,  2018). “Virtual Gaming Simulations (VGS), a type of virtual simulation, are based on an experiential teaching-learning approach that uses a computer-platform and is informed by both serious gaming and simulation pedagogies” (Verkuyl et al., 2019, p.9).
Source: Clinical Simulation in Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Source Type: research
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