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Study: Crowded ICUs linked to increased mortality from COVID-19

20 Jan, 2021 | 01:53h | UTC

Association of Intensive Care Unit Patient Load and Demand With Mortality Rates in US Department of Veterans Affairs Hospitals During the COVID-19 Pandemic – JAMA Network Open

Commentaries: Intensive Care Unit Strain and Mortality Risk Among Critically Ill Patients With COVID-19—There Is No “Me” in COVID – JAMA Network Open AND Crowded ICUs tied to higher risk of COVID-19 death – CIDRAP

 


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

 


SARS-CoV-2 vaccines: Much accomplished, much to learn

20 Jan, 2021 | 01:51h | UTC

SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines: Much Accomplished, Much to Learn – Annals of Internal Medicine

 

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

 


How effective is a single vaccine dose against Covid-19?

20 Jan, 2021 | 01:42h | UTC

How effective is a single vaccine dose against Covid-19? – BBC

 


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

 


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)

 


Perspective – Sugar-sweetened beverage taxes: Lessons to date and the future of taxation

20 Jan, 2021 | 01:28h | UTC

Sugar-sweetened beverage taxes: Lessons to date and the future of taxation – PLOS Medicine

Related: Meta-Analysis: Impact of Sugar‐sweetened Beverage Taxes on Purchases and Dietary Intake (free study and resources on the subject)

 


Systematic review: Does adding iron to wheat flour reduce anemia and increase iron levels in the general population?

20 Jan, 2021 | 01:10h | UTC

Does adding iron to wheat flour reduce anaemia and increase iron levels in the general population? – Cochrane Library

Original study: Wheat flour fortification with iron and other micronutrients for reducing anaemia and improving iron status in populations – Cochrane Library

 


WHO chief warns against ‘catastrophic moral failure’ in COVID-19 vaccine access

19 Jan, 2021 | 01:58h | UTC

WHO chief warns against ‘catastrophic moral failure’ in COVID-19 vaccine access – United Nations

Commentaries: Vaccine nationalism puts world on brink of ‘catastrophic moral failure’: WHO chief – Reuters AND Covid vaccine: WHO warns of ‘catastrophic moral failure’ – BBC

 


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

 


Rapid increase in covid cases ‘not due to the variant’, WHO says

19 Jan, 2021 | 01:49h | UTC

Rapid Increase In COVID Cases ‘Not Due To The Variant’, WHO Says – Health Policy Watch

 


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

 


WHO urges governments to promote healthy food in public facilities

19 Jan, 2021 | 01:40h | UTC

WHO urges governments to promote healthy food in public facilities – World Health Organization

Original Report: Action framework for developing and implementing public food procurement and service policies for a healthy diet – World Health Organization

 

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

 


Study: Sweetened beverage sales decreased after new tax implementation and bounced back quickly after the tax was repealed

19 Jan, 2021 | 01:24h | UTC

Evaluation of Changes in Beverage Prices and Volume Sold Following the Implementation and Repeal of a Sweetened Beverage Tax in Cook County, Illinois – JAMA Network Open

Commentaries: Sweetened beverage sales bounced back quickly after Cook County tax repealed – University of Illinois at Chicago AND Is the Association Between Beverage Taxes and Reductions in Sales Driven by Communication of Health Consequences in Addition to Price Increases? – JAMA Network Open

 

Commentaries on Twitter

 


RECOVERY trial: No Benefit from convalescent plasma in hospitalized patients with Covid-19

17 Jan, 2021 | 22:26h | UTC

RECOVERY trial closes recruitment to convalescent plasma treatment for patients hospitalised with COVID-19

Commentary: Covid: ‘Convalescent plasma no benefit to hospital patients’ – BBC

 


WHO: Infection prevention and control guidance for long-term care facilities in the context of COVID-19 update

17 Jan, 2021 | 22:24h | UTC

Infection prevention and control guidance for long-term care facilities in the context of COVID-19 update – World Health Organization

 


Characterization of the first 250 000 hospital admissions for COVID-19 in Brazil: a retrospective analysis of nationwide data

17 Jan, 2021 | 22:23h | UTC

Characterisation of the first 250 000 hospital admissions for COVID-19 in Brazil: a retrospective analysis of nationwide data – The Lancet Respiratory Medicine

 

[In Portuguese] Commentary from the author on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Johnson & Johnson publishes early data for its Covid-19 vaccine candidate

17 Jan, 2021 | 22:22h | UTC

Interim Results of a Phase 1–2a Trial of Ad26.COV2.S Covid-19 Vaccine – New England Journal of Medicine

Commentaries: Johnson & Johnson Publishes Early Data For Its Covid-19 Vaccine Candidate. The Vaccine Is A Few Months Behind The MRNA Options But May Eventually Offer Advantage AND Data fuel debate over whether J&J’s one-dose Covid vaccine will measure up – STAT

 


Covid-19: Norway investigates 23 deaths in frail elderly patients after vaccination

17 Jan, 2021 | 22:21h | UTC

Covid-19: Norway investigates 23 deaths in frail elderly patients after vaccination – The BMJ

See also: Covid-19 vaccination associated with adverse drug reactions in elderly people who are frail

 


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

 


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