Auto Summaries - Hospital/patient management
Last updated: 2021 Sep 7
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Is psychological flexibility a mediator between perceived stress and general anxiety or depression among suspected patients of the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19)?
Psychological flexibility was significantly correlated with perceived stress, general anxiety and depression. Multiple regression analyses showed the possible mediation effect of psychological flexibility between perceived stress and general anxiety or depression. Our findings suggested the potential benefit of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as a psychological support approach in suspected patients of COVID-19 because ACT targets psychological flexibility.
Pers Individ Dif
2021 Dec
COVID-19 PPE plastic material flows and waste management: Quantification and implications for South Africa
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the vulnerability of countries to resource constraints while highlighting the indispensability of plastic. Personal protective equipment (PPE) comprising plastic materials is experiencing an unusual increase in demand globally due to unprecedented consumption for the protection of healthcare workers and the general population.
Sci Total Environ
2021 Oct 10
The potential role of SPECT/CT in the clinical management of COVID-19 lung cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy
Radiation Oncology Department, University and Spedali Civili of Brescia, Italy. The radiation oncology department is based in the city's Radiation Oncologist's Research Centre. It has published more than 1,000 radiological reports since 2001.
Ann Nucl Med
2021 Oct
Association Between COVID-19 and Myocarditis Using Hospital-Based Administrative Data - United States, March 2020-January 2021
Emerging data suggest an association between COVID-19 and myocarditis. CDC assessed this association using a large, U.S. hospital-based administrative database of health care encounters from >900 hospitals. Myocarditis inpatient encounters were 42.3% higher in 2020 than in 2019.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep
2021 Sep 3
Inpatient Capacity Management during COVID-19 Pandemic: The Yale New Haven Hospital Capacity Expansion Experience
2019 SARS-CoV2 virus presented a capacity demand scenario for Yale New Haven Hospital. The response was created with a focus on clinical needs, but was also driven by the unique characteristics of the buildings within our institution. These physical characteristics were considered in the response as a safety measure as little was known about the transmissibility risk at the time of response. Lessons learned in capacity expansion to meet the potentially catastrophic demand for acute care services due to a novel, poorly understood pathogen are discussed here.
Hosp Top
2021 Sep 2
Reply letter to ""safety of SARS-Cov-2 vaccines administration for adult patients with hereditary fructose intolerance""
Urro et al. performed a search on the sucrose, fructose and sorbitol content in the approved Sars-Cov-2 vaccines. They concluded that these vaccines can be safely administered in adults affected by Hereditary fructose intolerance. Both vaccines have initiated clinical trials that will include infant as young as 6 months.
Hum Vaccin Immunother
2021 Sep 2
Corticosteroid Administration and Impaired Glycemic Control in Mechanically Ventilated COVID-19 Patients
Corticosteroid dexamethasone is effective treatment for patients with COVID-19 requiring mechanical ventilation and/or veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Sixty-six patients (22.6%) died within 28 days of intensive care unit admission. Administration of ≥320 mg methylprednisolone equivalent was associated with 4 additional days spent with glucose either <80 mg/dL or <180mg/dL.
Semin Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth
2021 Sep 2
Fuzzy case-based reasoning approach for finding COVID-19 patients priority in hospitals at source shortage period
Analyze the factors that contribute to COVID-19 mortality rate.Determine the priority of patients.Consider the sigmoid function.Use the cobweb solution model.
Expert Syst Appl
2021 Sep 15
Acute Isolated Near Vision Difficulty in Patients With COVID-19 Infection
Department of Neurology (TU), National Neuroscience Institute, Singapore;. Department of Ophthalmology (KZL, CFC, TKY, RA), NHG Eye Institute, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore. Department of General Medicine (KV, PHU) and Department of Infectious Diseases (GSET) Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (RA), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
J Neuroophthalmol
2021 Sep 1
Investigation and management of an outbreak of COVID-19 infection in an acute admission unit in a District General Hospital: lessons learnt
SARS-CoV-2 outbreaks are difficult to recognise and control due to its high infectivity. An outbreak at Watford general hospital provided an opportunity to recognise the complexity involved in a COVID-19 outbreak investigation. All contact patients and staff were screened with RT PCR and genomic sequencing was performed on a set of positive specimens. With contact tracing, screening and through strict infection control measures the outbreak was brought under control.
Infect Prev Pract
2021 Sep
Uro-oncologic patient management during the COVID-19 pandemic: survey findings from an Italian oncologic hub
A moderate/severe grade of concern due to the COVID-19 emergency was recorded in 63% of patients versus 75% of hospital staff. Surgical treatment at a hub center of uro-oncologic patients coming from spoke centers is well accepted and should be recommended. Preventive strategies to reduce the risk of SARS-CoV-2 contagion in hospital staff members should be implemented.
Future Oncol
2021 Sep
When success means focusing on the oxygen delivery. A case of conventional management of severe hypoxemia in SARS-CoV-2
Intensive Care Medicine Department, Hospital Universitario Fundación Jiménez Díaz, Madrid, Spain. The hospital is located in the capital city of Madrid. Patients are being treated with intensive care at the University of Madrid's Medical Center for Life Sciences.
Med Intensiva (Engl Ed)
2021 Aug-Sep
Vulnerability of personality disorder during COVID-19 crises: a multicenter survey of mental and social distress among patients referred to treatment
In Norway, COVID-19 restrictions led to an abrupt shutdown of services from 12 March 2020 also including specialized PD treatments. The majority (78%) reported increased or unchanged social isolation and loneliness. Most vulnerable patients received more frequent consultations and self-destructive actions did not increase.
Nord J Psychiatry
2021 Aug 9
Lung transplantation for COVID-19-associated acute respiratory distress syndrome: The first French patient
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Hôpital Foch, 92150 Suresnes, France and Université Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, 78000 Versailles, France. Electronic address: m.glorion@hopital-foch.com.
Respir Med Res
2021 Aug 8
Ayurvedic management of persistent hypoxia in a diabetic and hypertensive COVID-19 patient in the post-hospitalization period - A Case Report
Low oxygen saturation may persist in COVID-19 patients even after hospital discharge, requiring continued supplemental oxygen therapy at home. The patient was administered micro-doses of a combination of Ayurvedic formulations sublingually every ten minutes for one day. This was followed by administration of Indukāntaṃ Ghṛtaṃ and Suvarṇamālinī Vasanta Rasa. Oxygen saturation improved to 95% in about twelve hours. Patient is ambulant and maintaining oxygen saturation levels between 95-98%.
J Ayurveda Integr Med
2021 Aug 7
COVID-19 infection and liver injury: Clinical features, biomarkers, potential mechanisms, treatment, and management challenges
Liver impairment caused by coronavirus disease 2019 might play a central role in severe clinical presentations. Liver injury is closely associated with severe disease and, even with antiviral drugs, have a poor prognosis in COVID-19 patients. Patients with pre-existing liver diseases demand special considerations during the current pandemic.
World J Clin Cases
2021 Aug 6
Telepsychiatry for Patients with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder During the COVID-19 Outbreak
The novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, emerged from Wuhan, China, causing a pandemic. Access to outpatient psychiatric care was limited. We conducted a pilot study of telepsychiatry during a national shutdown. Adult patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) participated via Zoom. Patient preference comparing televisits to face-to-face visits was assessed.
Curr Treat Options Psychiatry
2021 Aug 6
Young hospital pharmacists' job stress and career prospects amidst the COVID-19 pandemic in China
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic posed a critical threat to public health in the past year and has not been fully controlled so far. Front-line front-line young hospital pharmacists' occupation puts them at an increased risk of contracting any contagious disease, including COVID-20. Recent survey indicated that hospital pharmacist in China are depressive, hostile amid the pandemic. About 65% of 289 respondents had long-term plan for their practice, although 61% felt troubled or worried with their future. Almost all young pharmacists hoped to improve their professional identity via raising their wages.
J Pharm Policy Pract
2021 Aug 6
NLRP3 inflammasome activation and oxidative stress status in the mild and moderate SARS-CoV-2 infected patients: impact of melatonin as a medicinal supplement
Melatonin is not veridical while possessing a high safety profile, however, it possesses indirect anti-viral actions owing to its anti-oxidation, anti-inflammation, and immune improving properties. The inflammasome as a multiprotein complex has a role in activating ASC and caspase-1 resulting in activating IL-1β in various infections and diseases like corona virus infection in various tissues. It was shown that these tissues are affected by COVID-19 patients.
Z Naturforsch C J Biosci
2021 Aug 5
Thromboembolism risk among patients with diabetes/stress hyperglycemia and COVID-19
Individuals with diabetes/stress hyperglycemia carry an increased risk for adverse clinical outcome in case of SARS-CoV-2 infection. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether this risk is, at least in part, modulated by an increase of thromboembolic complications.
2021 Aug 5
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Combined Therapy of Ciclosporin Plus Favipiravir in the Management of Patients with Severe COVID-19, not Responding to Dexamethasone: A non-Controlled Prospective Trial
Ciclosporin, a calcineurin inhibitor, is characterized by beneficial antiviral and immunomodulatory effects. The study was a prospective non-controlled clinical trial carried out on 20 patients. Mortality rate and the lengths of intensive care unit (ICU) and hospital stays were assessed.
Int Immunopharmacol
2021 Aug 4
Non-intensivist training to increase the staff capacity of intensive care units during COVID-19 pandemic surge in Argentina
Three academic organizations, with special funding from 55 private companies, developed a short virtual course comprised of web-based videos, virtual tutorials, and a forum chat. After four months, there were 10,123 students registered from 661 hospitals in 328 cities. Most students were female (74.2%) with a median of 37 years old (IQR 31-44) The group was composed of 56.5% nurses, 36.2% physicians, and 7.4% physiotherapists.
Disaster Med Public Health Prep
2021 Aug 31
Pharmacotherapeutic agents for the management of COVID-19 patients with preexisting cardiovascular disease
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is the largest public health challenge of the twenty-first century. It primarily affects the respiratory system, manifesting as interstitial pneumonitis and severe acute respiratory distress syndrome. Also has implications for the cardiovascular system.
Expert Opin Pharmacother
2021 Aug 31
Predictors of critical care nurses' stress, anxiety, and depression in response to COVID-19 pandemic
A cross-sectional survey was conducted in five intensive care units in five hospitals in Alexandria, Egypt. The hospital's lack of human and physical resources and the number of colleagues infected with COVID-19 were the strongest predictors of stress, anxiety, and depression among nurses.
Nurs Crit Care
2021 Aug 31
Airway management in the adult patient with COVID-19: High flow nasal oxygen or not? A summary of evidence and local expert opinion
Early guidelines have discouraged the use of high flow nasal oxygen therapy in this setting due to the risk of viral spread to healthcare workers. But there is a need to balance the relative risks of increased aerosol generation and virus transmission against the role it has in reducing hypoxaemia when managing the airway in high-risk patients during intubation or sedation procedures.
Anaesth Intensive Care
2021 Aug 3