Ontario has no plans to reintroduce mask mandates even as 6th wave of COVID-19 underway
Ontario reported 807 people hospitalized with COVID-19 on Thursday with 166 of those patients requiring intensive care. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 31, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

COVID-19 hospitalizations up again as Ontario logs more than 3,000 new cases despite limited testing
Ontario reported 807 people hospitalized with COVID-19 on Thursday with 166 of those patients requiring intensive care. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 31, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Fewer Than Half of Stroke Patients Receive Indicated DAPT Fewer Than Half of Stroke Patients Receive Indicated DAPT
Fewer than half of ischemic stroke patients whom guidelines say should get dual-antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) actually receive the treatment, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 31, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Setting the Record Straight about COVID-19 Vaccines for Children
Common sense and our experience show that prevention is much better than treatment. Gone are the days of children paralyzed from polio. Gone are the days of many children having devastating meningitis. Gone are the days of not being able prevent hundreds of children per year dying from influenza. Such is the value of preventative medicine, especially due to vaccination. Like most things in medicine, we must balance the risks and benefits in making decisions for all patients, especially children. Early in our response to COVID-19, we had to make decisions with incomplete information. Two years of both providing care and con...
Source: TIME: Health - March 31, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Scott A. Rivkees Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

New, Simpler Pneumococcal Vaccine Recommendations for 2022 New, Simpler Pneumococcal Vaccine Recommendations for 2022
Dr Sandra Fryhofer breaks down the latest guidelines for pneumococcal vaccination among adults.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 28, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Impact of the first Covid lockdown on accident- and injury-related pediatric intensive care admissions in Germany-a multicenter study - Bruns N, Willemsen LY, Holtkamp K, Kamp O, Dudda M, Kowall B, Stang A, Hey F, Blankenburg J, Sabir H, Eifinger F, Fuchs H, Haase R, Andr ée C, Heldmann M, Potratz J, Kurz D, Schumann A, Müller-Knapp M, Mand N, Doerfel C, Dahlem P, Rothoeft T, Ohlert M, Silkenbäumer K, Dohle F, Indraswari F, Niemann F, Jahn P, Merker M, Braun N, Brevis Nunez F, Engler M, Heimann K, Wolf GK, Wulf D, Hankel S, Freymann H, Allgaier N, Knirsch F, Derck s M, Reinhard J, Hoppenz M, Felderhoff-Muser U, Dohna-Schwake C.
Children's and adolescents' lives drastically changed during COVID lockdowns worldwide. To compare accident- and injury-related admissions to pediatric intensive care units (PICU) during the first German COVID lockdown with previous years, we conducted a r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 28, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Mobilising patients with severe acquired brain injury in intensive care (MAWERIC) - protocol for a randomised cross-over trial - Riberholt CG, Olsen MH, Berg RMG, M øller K.
INTRODUCTION: In the early phase after severe brain injury, patients are often bedridden in an attempt to control intracranial homeostasis; however, prolonged immobilisation may trigger complications. There is limited knowledge about the physiological effe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 28, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Hospital Staff Attacked With Acid on French Island of Martinique Hospital Staff Attacked With Acid on French Island of Martinique
Security staff at a hospital on the French Caribbean island of Martinique have been attacked with acid, highlighting unrest on the island due to anger over government policies and COVID-19 protocols.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 28, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Awake Prone Positioning Cuts Need for Intubation in Some COVID Patients Awake Prone Positioning Cuts Need for Intubation in Some COVID Patients
Awake prone positioning reduces the need for intubation in nonintubated COVID-19 patients with acute hypoxemic respiratory failure, according to a systemic review and meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 28, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Awake COVID-19 Patients Have Trouble With Prone Positioning Awake COVID-19 Patients Have Trouble With Prone Positioning
When awake COVID-19 patients are having trouble breathing, doctors may advise them to lie face-down to help their lungs to expand and take in more oxygen, but that ' s easier said than done, a new study shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 25, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Why You Still Can ’t Just Walk Into a Pharmacy and Get a Prescription for a COVID-19 Pill
On March 1, President Joe Biden made a big promise to Americans. In his State of the Union speech, he proudly announced he was launching a program that would allow people who test positive for COVID-19 to immediately have access to recently authorized pills to treat the viral infection. “We’re launching the “Test to Treat” initiative so people can get tested at a pharmacy and, if they prove positive, receive the antiviral pills on the spot at no cost,” he said. Biden pledged that supplies of the medications would be increased at pharmacies across the nation, beginning in mid-March, to realize ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Diabetes and High SARS-CoV-2 Viral Load a Deadly Combination in ICU Patients Diabetes and High SARS-CoV-2 Viral Load a Deadly Combination in ICU Patients
In COVID-19 patients, a high viral load (SARS-CoV-2 RNAemia) on admission to the ICU is common in patients with diabetes and strongly associated with poor outcome, suggests a study from France.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 24, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

GIF inventor Steve Wilhite dead from COVID-19 complications
Steve Wilhite, the computer scientist who created the popular GIF file format in 1987, died in intensive care last Monday from complications of COVID-19, a report said. #stevewilhite (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Metabolic Syndrome Ups Odds of ARDS, Death in COVID-19
Researchers found that people with metabolic syndrome were associated with an increased risk for intensive care unit (ICU) admission with COVID. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 23, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pharmacologic Agents to Reverse Common Anticoagulants Pharmacologic Agents to Reverse Common Anticoagulants
This review describes the various anticoagulants in use today, summarizing their characteristics and presenting a primer on how to appropriately reverse the effects of these drugs.Southern Medical Journal (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 23, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news