COVID-19 Croup May Be More Severe Than Typical Croup COVID-19 Croup May Be More Severe Than Typical Croup
Clinicians from Virginia report what they believe are the first documented cases of croup as a manifestation of SARS-CoV-2 infection.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 26, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Prediction of mortality in critically-ill elderly trauma patients: a single centre retrospective observational study and comparison of the performance of trauma scores - Egglestone R, Sparkes D, Dushianthan A.
This study compares the performance of trauma scoring systems in predicting 30-day mortality among the traumatised elderly patients admitted to the intensive care unit in a major ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

UK's Integumen Unveils Prototype COVID-19 Breath Test UK's Integumen Unveils Prototype COVID-19 Breath Test
Integumen, a British company that developed a system to detect the COVID-19 virus in waste water, said the same technology could be deployed in a personalized breath test.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 25, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

As COVID Surges in Europe, Officials Warn of'Twindemic' With Flu As COVID Surges in Europe, Officials Warn of'Twindemic' With Flu
A surge in COVID-19 cases in Europe risks becoming a deadly double epidemic of flu and coronavirus infections, EU health officials warned on Thursday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 25, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID Rising Again in Sweden Amid Return to'Hugs and Parties': PM COVID Rising Again in Sweden Amid Return to'Hugs and Parties': PM
Some areas of Sweden are seeing a worrying resurgence of coronavirus infections because many people seem to have set aside months of caution in favour of full-on social life once again.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 25, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Trump Says May Block Stricter FDA Guidelines for COVID-19 Vaccine Trump Says May Block Stricter FDA Guidelines for COVID-19 Vaccine
US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he may or may not approve any new, more stringent FDA standards for an emergency authorization of a COVID-19 vaccine, saying such a proposal would appear political.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 25, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Top Adviser Steps Aside From FDA COVID-19 Vaccine Reviews Over Potential Conflict Top Adviser Steps Aside From FDA COVID-19 Vaccine Reviews Over Potential Conflict
A physician who heads the influential FDA vaccine advisory committee recused herself from the panel's review of COVID-19 vaccines.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 25, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Glycans in SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein Play Key Role in Binding to Host Cells Glycans in SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein Play Key Role in Binding to Host Cells
Glycans coating the spike protein of SARS-CoV-2 facilitate conformational changes needed to bind to ACE2 and infect host cells, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 25, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

High COVID-19 Mortality Seen in Assisted-Living Facilities High COVID-19 Mortality Seen in Assisted-Living Facilities
Data compiled from more than 4600 US assisted living facilities through the end of May showed a four-fold higher COVID-19 fatality rate than in the nearby communities, researchers reported.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 25, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Houston Study: More Contagious Coronavirus Strain Now Dominates Houston Study: More Contagious Coronavirus Strain Now Dominates
The first study to analyze the structure of the novel coronavirus from two waves of infection in a major city found that a more contagious strain dominates recent samples.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 25, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Airway Management: Expert Tips on Infection Control COVID-19 Airway Management: Expert Tips on Infection Control
As approaches to airway management of patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 continue to evolve, practicing vigilant transmission-based infection control precautions remains essential.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 25, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Pharmacotherapy in Hospitalized Patients With COVID-19 Pneumonia Pharmacotherapy in Hospitalized Patients With COVID-19 Pneumonia
While pharmacotherapy in COVID-19 is constantly evolving, this article summarizes general recommendations based on current best evidence for support of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 pneumonia.U.S. Pharmacist (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 25, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pharmacist Journal Article Source Type: news

Angiotensin Converting Enzyme 2: A Double-Edged Sword Angiotensin Converting Enzyme 2: A Double-Edged Sword
This paper explores the bifunctional role of ACE2, which beneficially regulates the RAS system but also plays a significant role in COVID-19, serving as the SARS-CoV-2 receptor.Circulation (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 25, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Estimated Community Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies Estimated Community Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies
This report details how community-level seroprevalence can complement case-based and syndromic surveillance as a tool to understand local transmission and the extent of past infection in a population.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 25, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Rhode Island Coronavirus Cases Steadily Rise After Providence College Outbreak
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (CBS/AP) – About a week after a COVID-19 outbreak at Providence College, the Rhode Island Department of Health reported Thursday that the number of new coronavirus cases in the state continues to rise, while the number of people hospitalized has reached its highest level in a month. The department reported 139 new confirmed cases in the state and four more virus-related deaths, for totals of more than 24,300 known case and 1,106 fatalities. The seven-day rolling average of daily new cases in Rhode Island has risen over the past two weeks, from more than 85 on Sept. 9 to 117 on Wednesday, according to...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Covid-19 Boston, MA Health News schools Syndicated CBSN Boston Coronavirus Providence College Rhode Island News Source Type: news

What are the effects of quarantine for close contacts of people with confirmed COVID19?, Cochrane Clinical Answers
Reviewers conducted a rapid review of the evidence on quarantine for close contacts of people with confirmed COVID ‐19 (plus isolation of the infected individual) and identified one observational study conducted in Singapore, along with eight modeling studies based on data collected from China, Singapore, the UK, the cruise ship Diamond Princess, or generic populations. Studies reported that quarantine for clo se contacts decreased the incidence of COVID‐19, mortality, and resource use (such as hospitalization and numbers of doctors and nurses needed in intensive care units). Reviewers rated the certainty of all eviden...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Battle Rages Inside Hospitals Over How COVID Strikes and Kills Battle Rages Inside Hospitals Over How COVID Strikes and Kills
Front-line health care workers are locked in a heated dispute with many infection control specialists and hospital administrators over how the novel coronavirus is spread.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 24, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Fauci, COVID Researchers on TIME's Most Influential People List Fauci, COVID Researchers on TIME's Most Influential People List
Throughout the pandemic, Fauci has been a leading voice on safety guidelines to reduce the spread of the coronavirus and on details about therapeutics and vaccines. The list of 100 also includes public health experts who have been influential during the pandemic.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 24, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Mercy San Juan Medical Center prepares to open new $35 million NICU
Mercy San Juan Medical Center in Carmichael has wrapped up construction of a new $35 million neonatal intensive care unit, which is set to expand its space for newborn care more than tenfold. The new unit marks a substantial expansion of the hospital’s current NICU capacity, with 40 new NICU beds within 17,889 square feet of space. The unit replaces an older 26-bed, 1,200-square-foot NICU that was built in 1989. Dignity Health, which operates Mercy San Juan, has a foothold in NICU s ervices in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 24, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

Shortage of Naive T Cells Raises COVID-19 Risk in Elderly Shortage of Naive T Cells Raises COVID-19 Risk in Elderly
A lower supply of a certain type of immune cell in older people that is critical to fighting foreign invaders may help explain their vulnerability to severe COVID-19, scientists say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 23, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Macron Says France Must Not Lock Up Elderly in Nursing Homes as COVID-19 Cases Rise Macron Says France Must Not Lock Up Elderly in Nursing Homes as COVID-19 Cases Rise
France must do everything possible to avoid locking up elderly people in nursing homes to protect them from a resurgence in coronavirus infections nationwide, President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 23, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Reductions in Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Clostridium difficile Infection and Intensive Care Unit-Acquired Bloodstream Infection Across the United Kingdom Following Implementation of a National Infection Control Campaign
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Clostridium difficile infections declined across the UK National Health Service in the decade that followed implementation of an infection control campaign. The national impact on intensive care unit (ICU)-acquired infections has not been documented. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study suggests link between decreasing viral load and proportion of COVID-19 patients needing intensive care
(European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases) New research presented at this week's ESCMID Conference on Coronavirus Disease (ECCVID, online 23-25 September) suggests that, as lockdown took effect and case numbers dropped, the amount of virus patients were exposed to (viral load) fell, and this could be linked to lower proportions of patients requiring intensive care and dying. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Urine Flow Rate-Guided Hydration Better for Contrast-Associated AKI Urine Flow Rate-Guided Hydration Better for Contrast-Associated AKI
Urine flow rate-guided hydration using the RenalGuard system is better than left ventricular end-diastolic pressure-guided hydration for preventing contrast-associated acute kidney injury.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 23, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Quality indicators for patients with traumatic brain injury in European intensive care units: a CENTER-TBI study - Huijben JA, Wiegers EJA, Ercole A, De Keizer NF, Maas AIR, Steyerberg EW, Citerio G, Wilson L, Polinder S, Nieboer D, Menon D, Lingsma HF, van der Jagt M, Åkerlund C, Amrein K, Andelic N, Andreassen L, Audibert G, Azouvi P, Azzolini ML, Bartels R, Beer R, Bellander BM, Benali H, Berardino M, Beretta L, Beqiri E, Blaabjerg M, Lund SB, Brorsson C, Büki A, Cabeleira M, Caccioppola A, Calappi E, Calvi MR, Cameron P, Lozano GC, Carbonara M, Castaño-Leon AM, Cavallo S, Chevallard G, Chieregato A, Coburn M, Coles J, Cooper JD, Correia M, Czeiter E, Czosnyka M, Dahyot-Fizelier C, Dark P, De Keyser V, Degos V, Corte FD, den Boogert H, Depreitere B, Dilvesi D, Dixit A, Dreier J, Dulière GL, Ezer E, Fabricius M, Foks K, Frisvold S, Furmanov A, Galanaud D, Gantner D, Ghuysen A, Giga L, Golubovic J, Gómez PA, Grossi F, Gupta D, Haitsma I, Helbok R, Helseth E, Hutchinson PJ, Jankowski S, Johnson F, Karan M, Kolias AG, Kondziella D, Koraropoulos E, Koskinen LO, Kovacs N, Kowark A, Lagares A, Laureys S, Lecky F, Ledoux D, Lejeune A, Lightfoot R, Mana ra A, Martino C, Maréchal H, Mattern J, McMahon C, Menovsky T, Misset B, Muraleedharan V, Murray L, Negru A, Nelson D, Newcombe V, Nyirádi J, Ortolano F, Payen JF, Perlbarg V, Persona P, Peul W, Piippo-Karjalainen A, Ples H, Pomposo I, Posti JP, Puybasset L, Rădoi A, Ragauskas A, Raj R, Rhodes J, Richter S, Ročka S, Roe C, Roise O, Rosenfeld JV, Rosenlund C, Rosenthal G, Rossaint R, Rossi S, Sahuquillo J, Sandrød O, Sakowitz O, Sanchez-Porras R, Schirmer-Mikalsen K, Schou RF, Smielewski P, Sorinola A, Stamatakis E, Stocchetti N, Sundström N, Takala R, Tamas V, Tamosuitis T, Tenovuo O, Th omas M, Tibboel D, Tolias C, Trapani T, Tudora CM, Vajkoczy P, Vallance S, Valeinis E, Vámos Z, Van der Steen G, van Dijck JTJM, van Essen TA, van Wijk RPJ, Vargiolu A, Vega E, Vik A, Vilcinis R, Volovici V, Voormolen D, Vuleković P, Williams G, Winzeck S, Wolf S, Younsi A, Zeiler FA, Ziverte A, Z oerle T, Clusmann H, the CENTER-TBI investigators and participants for the ICU stratum.
The aim of this study is to validate a previously published consensus-based quality indicator set for the management of patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) at intensive care units (ICUs) in Europe and to study its potential for quality measurement a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Most infants are well even when moms are infected by COVID-19
(University of California - San Francisco) Infants born to women with COVID-19 showed few adverse outcomes, according to the first report in the country of infant outcomes through eight weeks of age. The study, led by researchers at UC San Francisco, suggests that babies born to mothers infected with the virus generally do well six to eight weeks after birth, however there was a higher rate of neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) admissions reported if the mothers had COVID-19 up to two weeks prior to delivery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Roche Says Its Drugs Reduce Ventilator Need for COVID-19 Patients Roche Says Its Drugs Reduce Ventilator Need for COVID-19 Patients
Roche's Actermra/Roactemra drugs reduce the likelihood patients with COVID-19 related pneumonia need mechanical ventilation, the company said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 22, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

New Guidance Released on Infection Control in the NICU New Guidance Released on Infection Control in the NICU
Practical scenario-based recommendations from the Society for Health Epidemiology of America balance the need for infection control with need for close family contact in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - September 21, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Outcomes of Intensive Care Patients Older Than 90 Years Outcomes of Intensive Care Patients Older Than 90 Years
This study compared short- and long-term mortality of ICU patients aged 90 years and older with that of octogenarians.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Making sense of diabetes
(University of Missouri-Columbia) Throughout her 38-year nursing career, Laurel Despins has progressed from a bedside nurse to a clinical nurse specialist and has worked in medical, surgical and cardiac intensive care units. She noticed diabetes is rarely referred to as a primary cause of death in itself, yet the disease is a leading contributor to deaths involving heart disease, stroke and cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 21, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Massachusetts Reports 340 Additional Coronavirus Cases, 15 New Deaths
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Source Type: news

Advances In ICU Care Are Saving More Patients Who Have COVID-19
One thing that has improved a lot over the course of the pandemic is treatment of seriously ill COVID-19 patients in intensive care units. Here's one man's success story.(Image credit: Mark Felix/AFP via Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Harris Source Type: news

NIH Launches Trial of Rigel Drug for Severe COVID-19 NIH Launches Trial of Rigel Drug for Severe COVID-19
The NIH on Thursday launched a clinical trial of fostamatinib, currently used to treat a blood platelet-destroying autoimmune disorder, in patients hospitalized with severe COVID-19.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 19, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

2020 Best Real Estate Projects: Sutter Roseville Medical Center expansion
We're introducing you to our Best Real Estate Projects of the Year. This is the top medical project. The Sutter Roseville Medical Center expansion resulted in the largest emergency department in Sutter Health’s 24-hospital system. With groundbreaking in June 2017, the 98,400-square-foot expansion added 24 new intensive care unit beds and 34 new emergency beds to the hospital, for a total of 69 beds. And the project wrapped up several months early, in April 2020, for what was expected to be a surge… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sam Boykin Source Type: news

2020 Best Real Estate Projects: Sutter Roseville Medical Center expansion
We're introducing you to our Best Real Estate Projects of the Year. This is the top medical project. The Sutter Roseville Medical Center expansion resulted in the largest emergency department in Sutter Health’s 24-hospital system. With groundbreaking in June 2017, the 98,400-square-foot expansion added 24 new intensive care unit beds and 34 new emergency beds to the hospital, for a total of 69 beds. And the project wrapped up several months early, in April 2020, for what was expected to be a surge… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sam Boykin Source Type: news

SARS-CoV-2 RNA in Plasma Linked to COVID-19 ICU Admission, Death SARS-CoV-2 RNA in Plasma Linked to COVID-19 ICU Admission, Death
SARS-CoV-2 RNA in plasma was associated with intensive care unit (ICU) admission and mortality in a single-center study of patients hospitalized with COVID-19.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Pneumothorax Possible With COVID-19 Infection Pneumothorax Possible With COVID-19 Infection
About one in 100 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 develops pneumothorax, according to what is believed to be the largest case series to date.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
(Source: Springer Medicine titles)
Source: Springer Medicine titles - September 18, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Tags: Intensive / Critical Care Medicine Source Type: news

Vaccines Should Be Mandatory for All HCPs, Group Says Vaccines Should Be Mandatory for All HCPs, Group Says
The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America says all ACIP-recommended vaccines should be required as a condition for employment for physicians and other healthcare workers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID-19 May Have Different Impact on Wellbeing for Older Adults COVID-19 May Have Different Impact on Wellbeing for Older Adults
COVID-19 disruptions to daily life and physical health may not impact wellbeing for older adults as much as it does for younger individuals, a small study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 17, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Convalescent Plasma May Be an Option for Life-Threatening Pediatric COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma May Be an Option for Life-Threatening Pediatric COVID-19
A small case series suggests convalescent plasma may be safe and'possibly'effective in children with life-threatening SARS-CoV-2- associated acute respiratory distress syndrome.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 17, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Screening in Public Venues Is Unreliable COVID-19 Screening in Public Venues Is Unreliable
COVID-19 screening tests used at airports, schools, and other public places are not particularly effective, a large analysis for The Cochrane Library shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 17, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

More Young Adults Survive Heart Attacks Than Severe COVID-19 More Young Adults Survive Heart Attacks Than Severe COVID-19
COVID-19 patients ages 18 to 34 treated at US hospitals had'substantial rates of adverse outcomes,'according to a report in JAMA Internal Medicine.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 17, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Baseline projections of COVID-19 in the EU/EEA and the UK: update, ECDPC
In this report, we present updated 30-day projections, together with a visual validation of the original forecasts. We continue to model a baseline'status quo'scenario, assuming all control measures in place on 8 September 2020 will be continued until the end of the projection period (14 October 2020). In this version, we have included data on testing rates to simulate the increased ascertainment of milder cases. For almost all countries, testing data is correct until 23 August. We have also included the use of face masks (both mandatory and voluntary) as a means for reducing both transmission and susceptibility to infecti...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Evidence check: the medium and long-term sequelae of COVID-19, New South Wales Government COVID-19 Critical Intelligence Unit
Rapid review question: What are the medium- and long-term health sequelae of COVID-19 infection among survivors? In brief: General health sequelae • Symptoms commonly reported among recovered COVID-19 patients two to eight weeks after the onset of symptoms (or a positive COVID-19 test) include: fatigue, shortness of breath, muscle or joint pain, chest pain, cough, and insomnia and/or sleep disorders.(1-6) • A study of 202 confirmed COVID -19 patients with mild symptoms, found altered sense of smell or taste occurred in 18.6% of patients, feelings of being tired in 13.1%, problems breathing in 10.4% and muscle or ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lilly Says Antibody Drug Cuts COVID-19 Hospitalization, May Seek Emergency Use Nod Lilly Says Antibody Drug Cuts COVID-19 Hospitalization, May Seek Emergency Use Nod
Eli Lilly said on Wednesday interim trial data showed its experimental monoclonal antibody treatment reduced the need for hospitalization and ER visits for patients with moderate COVID-19.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 17, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

NHS workers call on government to show its appreciation for them
Health staff across the UK – including nurses, paramedics, cleaners, domestics and porters – are beginning two days of campaigning today (Thursday) urging the government to give an early, significant pay rise of at least £2,000 to every worker in the NHS. Staff in UNISON branches based in NHS hospitals, ambulance stations and clinics will be using social media and taking part in socially distanced events to press home the message that health workers deserve much more than applause for their efforts during the pandemic. Health workers know the public backs an early NHS pay rise, but now want to s...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 17, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: News Press release NHS pay Sara Gorton Source Type: news

Psychotropic medication after intensive care unit-treated pediatric traumatic brain injury - Mikkonen ED, Skrifvars MB, Reinikainen M, Bendel S, Laitio R, Hoppu S, Ala-Kokko T, Karppinen A, Raj R.
BACKGROUND: Our aim was to assess the occurrence and risk factors for psychotropic medication use after pediatric traumatic brain injury treated in the intensive care unit. METHODS: We combined data from the Finnish Intensive Care Consortium database, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The Australian Injury Comorbidity Indices (AICIs) to predict in-hospital complications: a population-based data linkage study - Fernando DT, Berecki-Gisolf J, Newstead S, Ansari Z.
BACKGROUND: Hospital-admitted patients are at risk of experiencing certain adverse outcomes during their hospital-stay. Patients may need to be admitted to the intensive care unit or be placed on the ventilator while there is also a possibility for complic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Some Volunteers Quit J & J COVID-19 Trial in Spain After AstraZeneca Scare: Investigator Some Volunteers Quit J & J COVID-19 Trial in Spain After AstraZeneca Scare: Investigator
Some volunteers have quit Johnson& Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine trial in Spain after news of side effects in a participant in AstraZeneca's trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news