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What we know about Covid-19 reinfection so far

20 Jan, 2021 | 01:52h | UTC

What we know about covid-19 reinfection so far – The BMJ

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Study: Household transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and risk factors for susceptibility and infectivity

20 Jan, 2021 | 01:49h | UTC

Household transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and risk factors for susceptibility and infectivity in Wuhan: a retrospective observational study – The Lancet Infectious Diseases

Related Report: SARS-CoV-2 setting-specific transmission rates. Households showed the highest transmission rates (21.1%). Asymptomatic infections do occur but much less efficiently than symptomatic infection

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


What we now know — and don’t know — about the coronavirus variants

20 Jan, 2021 | 01:41h | UTC

What we now know — and don’t know — about the coronavirus variants – STAT

Related: Covid-19: What new variants are emerging and how are they being investigated? – The BMJ

 


Perspective: Covid-19 vaccine guidance for those who are lactating is based on faulty assumptions, experts say

20 Jan, 2021 | 01:40h | UTC

Covid-19 vaccine guidance for those who are lactating is based on faulty assumptions, experts say – STAT

 


Systematic review on prophylaxis for COVID-19: Hydroxychloroquine does not work, little evidence regarding other drugs

20 Jan, 2021 | 01:38h | UTC

Prophylaxis for COVID-19: a systematic review – Clinical Microbiology and Infection

 


USPSTF Statement: Interventions for tobacco smoking cessation in adults

20 Jan, 2021 | 01:32h | UTC

Interventions for Tobacco Smoking Cessation in Adults, Including Pregnant Persons – U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Editorial: A Comprehensive Approach to Increase Adult Tobacco Cessation – JAMA

Author Interview: USPSTF Recommendation: Tobacco Cessation in Adults

JAMA Patient Page: Interventions to Promote Tobacco Cessation

 


Guideline synopsis: Initiating Pharmacologic Treatment in Tobacco-Dependent Adults

20 Jan, 2021 | 01:31h | UTC

Initiating Pharmacologic Treatment in Tobacco-Dependent Adults – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Author Interview: Pharmacologic Management of Tobacco Cessation

Original Guideline: Initiating Pharmacologic Treatment in Tobacco-Dependent Adults. An Official American Thoracic Society Clinical Practice Guideline – American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

 


An epidemic of overdiagnosis: Melanoma diagnoses sky rocket

20 Jan, 2021 | 01:30h | UTC

An epidemic of overdiagnosis: Melanoma diagnoses sky rocket – Brigham and Women’s Hospital AND Does Screening for Skin Cancer Result in Melanoma Overdiagnosis? – Univadis

Original study: The Rapid Rise in Cutaneous Melanoma Diagnoses ($)

Related: Overdiagnosis: what it is and what it isn’t – BMJ Evidence Based Medicine (free) AND Overdiagnosis across medical disciplines: a scoping review – The BMJ Open (free) AND Too much medical care: bad for you, bad for health care systems – STAT News (free) AND Screening: How overdiagnosis and other harms can undermine the benefits – Health News Review (free) AND Overdiagnosis: causes and consequences in primary health care – Canadian Family Physician (free) AND Five warning signs of overdiagnosis – The Conversation (free) AND What is overdiagnosed cancer? And why does it matter? – Croakey (free) AND Blame rising cancer overdiagnosis on ‘irrational exuberance’ for early detection – STAT (free) AND Preventing overdiagnosis and the harms of too much sport and exercise medicine – British Journal of Sports Medicine (free)

 


Covid-19: What new variants are emerging and how are they being investigated?

19 Jan, 2021 | 01:51h | UTC

Covid-19: What new variants are emerging and how are they being investigated? – The BMJ

 


Meta-analysis: saliva and nasopharyngeal swab nucleic acid amplification have similar diagnostic accuracy for the detection of SARS-CoV-2

19 Jan, 2021 | 01:46h | UTC

Comparison of Saliva and Nasopharyngeal Swab Nucleic Acid Amplification Testing for Detection of SARS-CoV-2: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis – JAMA Internal Medicine

Related: The Sensitivity and Costs of Testing for SARS-CoV-2 Infection With Saliva Versus Nasopharyngeal Swabs: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis – Annals of Internal Medicine

 


Reflection: Against diagnosis

19 Jan, 2021 | 01:38h | UTC

Against diagnosis – The BMJ

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Podcast: What the USPSTF? Preventive Medicine Updates

19 Jan, 2021 | 01:37h | UTC

#251 What the USPSTF? Preventive Medicine Updates with Dr. Amber-Nicole Bird – The Curbsiders Internal Medicine Podcast

 


Review: Polypharmacy management in older patients

19 Jan, 2021 | 01:26h | UTC

Polypharmacy Management in Older Patients – Mayo Clinic Proceedings

 


Systematic review: Little evidence of benefit from vitamin D supplementation on linear growth and other health outcomes among children under five years of age

19 Jan, 2021 | 01:11h | UTC

Effects of oral vitamin D supplementation on linear growth and other health outcomes among children under five years of age – Cochrane Library

 


Returning to physical activity after Covid-19

17 Jan, 2021 | 22:19h | UTC

Returning to physical activity after covid-19 – The BMJ

Commentary: Returning to physical activity after a Covid-19 infection – Medical Centre

 

Commentaries on Twitter

 


Herd immunity by infection is not an option

17 Jan, 2021 | 22:16h | UTC

Herd immunity by infection is not an option – Science

 


CDC Study: Performance of an antigen-based test for asymptomatic and symptomatic SARS-CoV-2

17 Jan, 2021 | 22:10h | UTC

Performance of an Antigen-Based Test for Asymptomatic and Symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Testing at Two University Campuses — Wisconsin, September–October 2020 – CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Meta-analysis: Prophylactic macrolides beneficial for patients with COPD with frequent exacerbations

17 Jan, 2021 | 22:09h | UTC

Prophylactic antibiotics for adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a network meta‐analysis – Cochrane Library

Summary: Prophylactic antibiotics for people with COPD – Cochrane Library

 


Meta-analysis of observational studies: Proton pump inhibitors linked to increased risk for recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection

17 Jan, 2021 | 22:00h | UTC

Proton pump inhibitor use and risk for recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection: A systematic review & meta-analysis – Clinical Microbiology and Infection

 


Review: Gastroesophageal reflux disease

17 Jan, 2021 | 21:52h | UTC

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: A Review – JAMA (free for a limited period)

 


Consensus statement: Diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of heart failure patients by general practitioners

17 Jan, 2021 | 21:48h | UTC

Diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of heart failure patients by general practitioners: A Delphi consensus statement – PLOS One

 


[Preprint] Past COVID-19 infection provides some immunity but people may still carry and transmit virus

15 Jan, 2021 | 09:02h | UTC

Past COVID-19 infection provides some immunity but people may still carry and transmit virus – Public Health England

See also: Covid-19: Past infection provides 83% protection for five months but may not stop transmission, study finds – The BMJ AND COVID reinfections are unusual — but could still help the virus to spread – Nature AND COVID-19 infection gives some immunity, but virus can still be spread, study finds – Reuters AND Expert reaction to a preprint from the SIREN study looking at SARS-CoV-2 infection rates in antibody positive healthcare workers – Science Media Centre

 


Progression of myopia in school-aged children after COVID-19 home confinement

15 Jan, 2021 | 08:55h | UTC

Progression of Myopia in School-Aged Children After COVID-19 Home Confinement – JAMA Ophthalmology

Commentaries: 2020 as the Year of Quarantine Myopia – JAMA Ophthalmology AND How Does Home Confinement Impact Children’s Eyesight? – AJMC AND COVID-19: Home Quarantine Linked to Increase in Myopia Among Younger Children – NEJM Journal Watch AND Vision problems arise in young school kids in COVID-19 quarantine – CIDRAP

Interview: 2020 as the Year of Quarantine Myopia

 


NIH Guideline Statement: “there are insufficient data to recommend either for or against the use of ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19”

15 Jan, 2021 | 08:53h | UTC

The COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Panel’s Statement on the Use of Ivermectin for the Treatment of COVID-19 – National Institutes of Health

 


Perspective: Ivermectin for COVID-19 — Breakthrough Treatment or Hydroxychloroquine Redux?

15 Jan, 2021 | 08:51h | UTC

Ivermectin for COVID-19 — Breakthrough Treatment or Hydroxychloroquine Redux? – HIV and ID Observations

Related video: Ivermectin For COVID-19 | A Doctor Explains – ZDoggMD

 


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