ABM Respiratory Care Raises US$10.3M in Series A Funding Round and Appoints Peter H. Soderberg as Chairman of the Board of Directors
SINGAPORE, Oct. 27, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- ABM Respiratory Care, a medical device company focused on developing novel integrated airway clearance and ventilation solutions, announced today the raise of US$10.3M in its series A f... Devices, Venture Capital, Personnel ABM Respiratory Care (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

When Should Students Resume Sports After a COVID-19 Diagnosis? When Should Students Resume Sports After a COVID-19 Diagnosis?
"The thing that you need to keep in mind is that this is not just a respiratory illness."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - October 27, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Is There Any Safe Way to Socialize Inside This Winter?
For months, there’s been a relatively easy way to socialize safely during the pandemic: take it outside. But now, with cold weather creeping into many parts of the world, park picnics, socially distant walks and outdoor dining are about to get less appealing for lots of people. Experts have warned for months that indoor gatherings are prime places for the virus to spread—but does that mean there’s no way to see anyone aside from your housemates this winter? Here’s what five experts said about indoor socializing. Why is outside safer than in? SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can spread whe...
Source: TIME: Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

National guidance for the management of children with bronchiolitis and lower respiratory tract infections during COVID-1, RCPCH ( updated 26th October 2020)
These recommendations on the management of children with bronchiolitis and lower respiratory tract infections in hospital settings during COVID-19 are for clinicians to support winter planning in partnership with local infection control prevention teams. 19 October 2020 - update to table 1 column 3 (high rates, prevalence>2%) and addition of guidance for mitigating risk if recommendations cannot be met. 24 September 2020 - update to recommendations on admission to paediatric ward / HDU and revised flow chart with clarification on risk assessment and 2nd SARS-CoV-2 PCR testing. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: SA Covid-19 Death Toll Passes 19 000
[SAnews.gov.za] South Africa's Covid-19 deaths have exceeded the 19 000 mark after 40 more people succumbed to the respiratory disease on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 27, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Management for the drowning patient - Szpilman D, Morgan P.
Drowning is "the process of experiencing respiratory impairment from submersion or immersion in liquid". According to WHO, drowning claim the lives of more than 40 people every hour of every day. Drowning involves some physiological principles and medical ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

Aspiration in lethal drug abuse--a consequence of opioid intoxication - Nicolakis J, Gmeiner G, Reiter C, Seltenhammer MH.
The primary objective of this study was to investigate whether the fatalities of opioid abuse are not only related to respiratory depression but also as a result of other side effects such as emesis, delayed gastric emptying, a reduction of the cough refle... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

AstraZeneca, J & amp;J Resume U.S. COVID - 19 Vaccine Trials
U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized the restart after reviewing all safety data (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 27, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

CDC Issues Updated Guidelines for Voting Safety CDC Issues Updated Guidelines for Voting Safety
Most voters wore masks, the poll workers said, but people didn't always wear them correctly or consistently cover their mouth and nose.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pulmonary Medicine Headlines - October 26, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

More Evidence Masks Slow COVID ’ s Spread
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 26, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pulmonology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Dangerous COVID-19 Syndrome First Seen in Kids Also Strikes Adults
MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2020 -- When the new coronavirus pandemic first began, respiratory distress immediately became the hallmark of severe COVID-19 illness. News reports focused on the inability to breathe, low oxygen saturation levels and the alarming... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 26, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mozambique: Four More Covid-19 Deaths in 48 Hours
[AIM] Maputo -- According to the Mozambican health authorities, the deaths of a further four people from the Covid-19 respiratory illness have been notified in the last 48 hours. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zemaira (Alpha1-Proteinase Inhibitor)
Title: Zemaira (Alpha1-Proteinase Inhibitor)Category: MedicationsCreated: 10/26/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/26/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - October 26, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Can scientists take the STING out of common respiratory viruses?
(University of North Carolina Health Care) University of North Carolina School of Medicine scientists have made a curious discovery about a well-known human protein that helps the immune system fight viral infections. The lab of Stan Lemon MD, and colleagues found that one class of viruses actually requires this protein to infect cells and replicate. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 26, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

40 Under 40: Chris Kiple leads Ventec Life Systems through rapid growth
Ventec Life Systems was growing quickly in 2019 – but demand for their ventilators exploded after Covid-19 became a pandemic. "I am incredibly proud of the partnership between Ventec Life Systems and General Motors, which brought together GM’s manufacturing might with Ventec’s expertise in respiratory care to rapidly scale production of cr itical care ventilators in response to Covid-19," Chris Kiple, CEO of Ventec, said. "Together, we overcame unprecedented challenges and increased the manufacturing… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 25, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Natalie Guevara Source Type: news

40 Under 40: Chris Kiple leads Ventec Life Systems through rapid growth
Ventec Life Systems was growing quickly in 2019 – but demand for their ventilators exploded after Covid-19 became a pandemic. "I am incredibly proud of the partnership between Ventec Life Systems and General Motors, which brought together GM’s manufacturing might with Ventec’s expertise in respiratory care to rapidly scale production of cr itical care ventilators in response to Covid-19," Chris Kiple, CEO of Ventec, said. "Together, we overcame unprecedented challenges and increased the manufacturing… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 25, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Natalie Guevara Source Type: news

Physician ’ s Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 23, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

FDA Needs More Safety Data on COVID - 19 Vaccines, Experts Say
Polls show Americans getting more skeptical about a vaccine, worry that approval process is being rushed (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 23, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

CDC Plans Cellphone COVID - 19 Vaccine Tracking System
Health checks will be done by text messages and email every day during the first week after vaccination (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 23, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Findings Conflicted for Benefit of Tocilizumab in COVID - 19
One trial shows reduction in mortality, but no evidence of efficacy seen in two additional trials (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 23, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

MRI Safe for Those With Non - MRI - Conditional Cardiac Devices
MRI can be performed safely in patients with non - MRI - conditional devices, including pacemakers (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 23, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pulmonology, Radiology, Surgery, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

SHEA Updates Guidance for Health Care Staff With Hepatitis, HIV
Career counseling recommended for those planning to conduct exposure - prone procedures (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 23, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Coronavirus in a Cough: Tests Show Masks Stopping the Spread
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 23, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pulmonology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Could Common Asthma Meds Weaken Bones?
Title: Could Common Asthma Meds Weaken Bones?Category: Health NewsCreated: 10/22/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/23/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - October 23, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

U.S. COVID - 19 Vaccine Trial Enrolls 30,000
Moderna says it is on track to apply for FDA approval to market the vaccine in early December (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 23, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Remdesivir Is the First FDA-Approved Treatment for COVID-19
On Oct. 22, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first drug for treating COVID-19. Remdesivir, an antiviral medication given intravenously, is now approved for anyone hospitalized with COVID-19. It works by blocking the virus’s ability to make more copies of itself. Earlier this year, the drug had received emergency use authorization (EUA), which falls short of approval but is granted during a public health crisis if there is encouraging data supporting its potential benefits. Approval means the drug’s maker, Gilead, provided more information to the FDA on the medication’s effectiveness and...
Source: TIME: Health - October 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

GSK to Launch Late-Stage Testing of RSV Vaccine GSK to Launch Late-Stage Testing of RSV Vaccine
GlaxoSmithKline said it would move its experimental vaccine against the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a cause of pneumonia in toddlers and the elderly, into the final stage of testing, encouraged by mid-stage trial results.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 22, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Mozambique: Results of Matola Epidemiological Survey Announced
[AIM] Maputo -- According to the National Health Institute (INS), 3.56 per cent of the population in the southern Mozambican city of Matola have been in contact with the coronavirus that causes the Covid-19 respiratory disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: One More Covid-19 Death and 141 New Cases
[AIM] Maputo -- The Mozambican Health Ministry on Wednesday announced a further death from the Covid-19 respiratory disease, and 141 new cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

CDC: Number of COVID - 19 Deaths May Be Underreported
Only two - thirds of the nearly 300,000 excess deaths in 2020 are attributed to COVID - 19 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 22, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Tocilizumab Does Not Prevent Intubation, Death in COVID - 19
Intubation or death, disease worsening similar for tocilizumab, placebo in hospitalized patients (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 22, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Algorithm Predicts Death, Hospital Admission From COVID - 19
Final risk algorithm includes age, ethnicity, deprivation, body mass index, range of comorbidities (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 22, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Cytokines Not at ‘ Storm ’ Levels in Those With Severe COVID - 19
Levels in severely, critically ill COVID - 19 patients much lower than in other inflammatory syndromes (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 22, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pathology, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Risk for In-Hospital Complications Associated with COVID-19 and Influenza - Veterans Health Administration, United States, October 1, 2018-May 31, 2020
This report describes the in-hospital death rate of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 in the Veterans Health Administration compared with that of patients with influenza. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - October 22, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Coronavirus [CoV] Hospitalization rates Influenza (Flu) MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Respiratory Illness Veterans Health Death Rates COVID-19 Coronavirus Disease 2019 Source Type: news

National guidance for the management of children with bronchiolitis and lower respiratory tract infections during COVID-19, RCPCH (updated 20th October 2020)
These recommendations on the management of children with bronchiolitis and lower respiratory tract infections in hospital settings during COVID-19 are for clinicians to support winter planning in partnership with local infection control prevention teams. 19 October 2020 - update to table 1 column 3 (high rates, prevalence>2%) and addition of guidance for mitigating risk if recommendations cannot be met. 24 September 2020 - update to recommendations on admission to paediatric ward / HDU and revised flow chart with clarification on risk assessment and 2nd SARS-CoV-2 PCR testing. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cytokines Not at'Storm' Levels in Those With Severe COVID-19
THURSDAY, Oct. 22, 2020 -- COVID-19 may not cause a cytokine storm, according to a review published online Oct. 16 in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. Daniel E. Leisman, M.D., from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and colleagues conducted... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fauci ‘ Cautiously Optimistic ’ for COVID - 19 Vaccine by Year ’ s End
Fauci was speaking at a virtual meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 22, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Radiology, Conference News, Source Type: news

Inborn errors of type I IFN immunity in patients with life-threatening COVID-19
Clinical outcome upon infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) ranges from silent infection to lethal coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). We have found an enrichment in rare variants predicted to be loss-of-function (LOF) at the 13 human loci known to govern Toll-like receptor 3 (TLR3)– and interferon regulatory factor 7 (IRF7)–dependent type I interferon (IFN) immunity to influenza virus in 659 patients with life-threatening COVID-19 pneumonia relative to 534 subjects with asymptomatic or benign infection. By testing these and other rare variants at these 13 loci, we experim...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Zhang, Q., Bastard, P., Liu, Z., Le Pen, J., Moncada-Velez, M., Chen, J., Ogishi, M., Sabli, I. K. D., Hodeib, S., Korol, C., Rosain, J., Bilguvar, K., Ye, J., Bolze, A., Bigio, B., Yang, R., Arias, A. A., Zhou, Q., Zhang, Y., Onodi, F., Korniotis, S., Ka Tags: Genetics, Immunology, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Autoantibodies against type I IFNs in patients with life-threatening COVID-19
We report that at least 101 of 987 patients with life-threatening coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pneumonia had neutralizing immunoglobulin G (IgG) autoantibodies (auto-Abs) against interferon- (IFN-) (13 patients), against the 13 types of IFN-α (36), or against both (52) at the onset of critical disease; a few also had auto-Abs against the other three type I IFNs. The auto-Abs neutralize the ability of the corresponding type I IFNs to block SARS-CoV-2 infection in vitro. These auto-Abs were not found in 663 individuals with asymptomatic or mild SARS-CoV-2 infection and were present in only 4 of 1227 healthy indi...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Bastard, P., Rosen, L. B., Zhang, Q., Michailidis, E., Hoffmann, H.-H., Zhang, Y., Dorgham, K., Philippot, Q., Rosain, J., Beziat, V., Manry, J., Shaw, E., Haljasmägi, L., Peterson, P., Lorenzo, L., Bizien, L., Trouillet-Assant, S., Dobbs, K., de Tags: Genetics, Immunology, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

De novo design of picomolar SARS-CoV-2 miniprotein inhibitors
Targeting the interaction between the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) spike protein and the human angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) receptor is a promising therapeutic strategy. We designed inhibitors using two de novo design approaches. Computer-generated scaffolds were either built around an ACE2 helix that interacts with the spike receptor binding domain (RBD) or docked against the RBD to identify new binding modes, and their amino acid sequences were designed to optimize target binding, folding, and stability. Ten designs bound the RBD, with affinities ranging from 100 picomolar to 10 ...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Cao, L., Goreshnik, I., Coventry, B., Case, J. B., Miller, L., Kozodoy, L., Chen, R. E., Carter, L., Walls, A. C., Park, Y.-J., Strauch, E.-M., Stewart, L., Diamond, M. S., Veesler, D., Baker, D. Tags: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology r-articles Source Type: news

Vaccine Attributes Influence Readiness to Accept COVID - 19 Shot
Political considerations also influence preference for choosing a hypothetical COVID - 19 vaccine (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 21, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Corticosteroid Exposure Affects Bone Health in Asthma Patients
Oral, inhaled corticosteroid use linked to increased risk for osteoporosis, fragility fractures (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 21, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Orthopedics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

Proactive Interventions Cut Spending for Children With Asthma
Reductions in utilization varied by state and intervention (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 21, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Vertebral Fractures Marker of Poorer Prognosis in COVID - 19
COVID - 19 patients with vertebral fractures more often require noninvasive mechanical ventilation (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 21, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, Radiology, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

Mozambique: Low Coronavirus Prevalence in Lichinga
[AIM] Maputo -- An epidemiological survey in the northern Mozambican city of Lichinga, capital of the northern province of Niassa, has shown that only 0.3 per cent of the city's population has been exposed to the coronavirus, which causes the Covid-19 respiratory disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: Three More Covid-19 Deaths Reported
[AIM] Maputo -- The Mozambican health authorities on Tuesday announced three further deaths from the Covid-19 respiratory disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A spatiotemporal analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on child abuse and neglect in the city of Los Angeles, California - Barboza GE, Schiamberg LB, Pachl L.
BACKGROUND: Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2; COVID-19) has created an urgent need to identify child abuse and neglect (CAN) and efficiently allocate resources to improve the coordination of responses during a public health crisi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Triaging of respiratory protective equipment on the assumed risk of SARS-CoV-2 aerosol exposure in patient-facing healthcare workers delivering secondary care: a rapid review, BMJ Open
Review noted paucity of evidence on comparison of facemasks& respirators specific to SARS-CoV-2, with only 3 lab studies of 14 different respirators and 12 surgical facemasks identified, and UK Government PPE guidance is based on extrapolation of non-SARS-CoV-2 specific data. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UHA Health Insurance donates $300K to support Queen's respiratory and infectious disease unit
The money will go toward dedicated patient care in the respiratory and emerging infectious disease unit, which feature negative pressure technologies, double filter entrance and exit ways, and increased sanitization and decontamination areas for physicians and staff. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 21, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Olivia Peterkin Source Type: news

CDC Recommends Face Masks in All Public Transportation Settings
Agency urges transport operators to'refuse boarding to anyone not wearing a mask'(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 21, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news