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USPSTF Statement: Screening for Unhealthy Drug Use

15 Jun, 2020 | 03:18h | UTC

Screening for Unhealthy Drug Use: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement – JAMA

Editorials: The Perils of Screening for Unhealthy Drug Use Are a Call to Action for the Mental Health Workforce – JAMA Internal Medicine AND Screening for Drug Use in Primary Care: Practical Implications of the New USPSTF Recommendation – JAMA Internal Medicine

JAMA Patient Page: Screening for Unhealthy Drug Use in Adults and Adolescents

Evidence Report: Screening for Unhealthy Drug Use: Updated Evidence Report and Systematic Review for the US Preventive Services Task Force – JAMA

Author Interview: USPSTF Recommendation: Screening for Unhealthy Drug Use

Commentary: USPSTF Update: Screening adults for unhealthy drug use has moderate net benefit – 2 Minute Medicine

 


WHO Interim Guidance: Clinical Management of COVID-19

28 May, 2020 | 10:02h | UTC

Clinical management of COVID-19 – World Health Organization

 


Herd Immunity: Understanding COVID-19

28 May, 2020 | 09:45h | UTC

Herd Immunity: Understanding COVID-19 – Immunity

 


Review: Minimizing SARS-CoV-2 Exposure When Performing Surgical Interventions

28 May, 2020 | 09:42h | UTC

Minimizing SARS-CoV-2 exposure when performing surgical interventions during the covid-19 pandemic – Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery

 


WHO: Revealing the Toll of COVID-19 – A Technical Package for Rapid Mortality Surveillance and Epidemic Response

27 May, 2020 | 02:48h | UTC

Revealing the toll of COVID-19: A technical package for rapid mortality surveillance and epidemic response – World Health Organization

 

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CDC Updated Guidance: When You Can be Around Others After You Had or Likely Had COVID-19

27 May, 2020 | 02:37h | UTC

When You Can be Around Others After You Had or Likely Had COVID-19 – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

“I think or know I had COVID-19, and I had symptoms.”

You can be with others after:

  • 3 days with no fever AND
  • Symptoms improved AND
  • 10 days since symptoms first appeared”

 


Review: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Global Health

21 May, 2020 | 09:11h | UTC

Artificial intelligence and the future of global health – The Lancet (free registration required)

 


2020 Global Nutrition Report

15 May, 2020 | 03:27h | UTC

2020 Global Nutrition Report

Executive Summary: Action on equity to end malnutrition

See also: The 2020 Global Nutrition Report in the context of Covid-19

Commentaries: Global Nutrition Report 2020: Action on equity to end malnutrition – UNICEF AND Malnutrition leading cause of death and ill health worldwide – report – The Guardian

 


WHO Report: World Health Statistics 2020

14 May, 2020 | 02:31h | UTC

Full Report: World Health Statistics 2020: Monitoring health for the SDGs – World Health Organization

Visual Summary: World Health Statistics 2020

News Release: WHO: People living longer and healthier lives but COVID-19 threatens to throw progress off track – World Health Organization

Other Resources: Global Health Observatory (GHO) data – World Health Organization

 


Global, Regional and National Burden of Osteoarthritis 1990-2017

14 May, 2020 | 02:27h | UTC

Global, regional and national burden of osteoarthritis 1990-2017: a systematic analysis of the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 – Annals of Rheumatic Diseases

Commentary: The number of people with osteoarthritis worldwide is on the rise – News Medical

 


Evidence Report: Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 While Presymptomatic or Asymptomatic

6 May, 2020 | 03:43h | UTC

Evidence Supporting Transmission of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 While Presymptomatic or Asymptomatic – Emerging Infectious Diseases

Related: How much is covid-19 spreading via asymptomatic versus symptomatic infections? – The BMJ Opinion

 


Report: The Future of the COVID-19 Pandemic – Lessons Learned from Pandemic Influenza

3 May, 2020 | 22:36h | UTC

COVID-19: The CIDRAP Viewpoint Part 1: The Future of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons Learned from Pandemic Influenza – Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy

News Release: COVID-19: The CIDRAP Viewpoint

Commentary: Three potential futures for Covid-19: recurring small outbreaks, a monster wave, or a persistent crisis – STAT

 


USPSTF Statement: Primary Care Interventions for Prevention and Cessation of Tobacco Use in Children and Adolescents

30 Apr, 2020 | 03:48h | UTC

Primary Care Interventions for Prevention and Cessation of Tobacco Use in Children and Adolescents: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement – JAMA

Editorial: Recommendations From the USPSTF for Prevention and Cessation of Tobacco Use in Children and Adolescents (free for a limited period)

Author Interview: USPSTF Recommendation: Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation in Children and Adolescents

Commentary: USPSTF: Clinicians Should Counsel Kids to Not Start Smoking – NEJM Journal Watch

 


IDSA Guidelines on Infection Prevention in Patients with Suspected or Known COVID-19

28 Apr, 2020 | 04:47h | UTC

Infectious Diseases Society of America Guidelines on Infection Prevention in Patients with Suspected or Known COVID-19

See also: Infectious Diseases Society of America Guidelines on the Treatment and Management of Patients with COVID-19 Infection

 


Global Injury Morbidity and Mortality from 1990 to 2017

28 Apr, 2020 | 04:14h | UTC

Global injury morbidity and mortality from 1990 to 2017: results from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 – Injury Prevention

Related Studies: The Burden of Unintentional Drowning: Global, Regional and National Estimates of Mortality from the Global Burden of Disease Study AND Global and National Burden from Road Injuries

 


CDC Guidance: Preexposure Prophylaxis for Prevention of HIV Acquisition Among Adolescents

24 Apr, 2020 | 03:19h | UTC

Preexposure Prophylaxis for Prevention of HIV Acquisition Among Adolescents: Clinical Considerations, 2020 – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 


WHO Advisory Body Releases Malaria Eradication Report

21 Apr, 2020 | 07:56h | UTC

Malaria eradication: benefits, future scenarios & feasibility – World Health Organization

News Release: WHO advisory body releases malaria eradication report

 


Global Interim Guidance on COVID‐19 During Pregnancy and Puerperium

7 Apr, 2020 | 04:13h | UTC

Global interim guidance on coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‐19) during pregnancy and puerperium from FIGO and allied partners: Information for healthcare professionals – International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics

 


CDC Guideline: Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19

6 Apr, 2020 | 01:51h | UTC

Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19 – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Commentary: What’s the Best Material for a Mask? – The New York Times

 


New WHO Guide to Help Countries Expand Access to Essential Medicines

2 Apr, 2020 | 03:59h | UTC

Selection of essential medicines at country level – World Health Organization

News Release: New WHO Guide to help countries expand access to essential medicines – World Health Organization

 


New WHO Recommendations to Prevent Tuberculosis

25 Mar, 2020 | 02:55h | UTC

WHO consolidated guidelines on tuberculosis: module 1: prevention: tuberculosis preventive treatment – World Health Organization (free)

News Release: New WHO recommendations to prevent tuberculosis aim to save millions of lives – World Health Organization (free)

See also: Handbook (free)

Commentaries: Don’t forget chronic lung and immune conditions during covid-19, says WHO – The BMJ (free) AND As COVID-19 rages, WHO calls for more efforts to prevent TB – CIDRAP (free)

 


CDC Guidance: Preparing Long-term Care Facilities and Nursing Homes for COVID-19

24 Mar, 2020 | 11:28h | UTC

Preparing for COVID-19: Long-term Care Facilities, Nursing Homes – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Related Guideline: Infection Prevention and Control guidance for Long-Term Care Facilities in the context of COVID-19 – World Health Organization (PDF)

Related Article: COVID-19 in a Long-Term Care Facility — King County, Washington, February 27–March 9, 2020 – CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

Related Perspective: The Coronavirus’s Rampage Through a Suburban Nursing – The New York Times

 


Infection Prevention and Control guidance for Long-Term Care Facilities in the context of COVID-19

23 Mar, 2020 | 01:34h | UTC

Infection Prevention and Control guidance for Long-Term Care Facilities in the context of COVID-19 – World Health Organization (PDF)

Related Study: COVID-19 in a Long-Term Care Facility — King County, Washington, February 27–March 9, 2020 – CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (free)

“Introduction of COVID-19 into a long-term residential care facility in Washington resulted in cases among 81 residents, 34 staff members, and 14 visitors; 23 persons died” (from CDC)

 


CDC Guideline: Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of Facemasks

20 Mar, 2020 | 11:03h | UTC

Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of Facemasks – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (free)

 


Interim Guidance: Clinical Management of Severe Acute Respiratory Infection When Novel Coronavirus (nCoV) Infection is Suspected

16 Mar, 2020 | 08:01h | UTC

Clinical management of severe acute respiratory infection when novel coronavirus (nCoV) infection is suspected – World Health Organization (free PDF)

Related: Severe SARS-CoV-2 Infections: Practical Considerations and Management Strategy for Intensivists (free studies and reviews)

 

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