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RCT: Prophylactic closed incision negative pressure wound therapy reduces (difference close to statistical significance; P=0.06) the risk of surgical site infection in obese women undergoing cesarean section.

7 May, 2021 | 08:24h | UTC

Closed incision negative pressure wound therapy versus standard dressings in obese women undergoing caesarean section: multicentre parallel group randomised controlled trial – The BMJ

 


WHO: New report sounds the alarm on global shortage of 900 000 midwives.

6 May, 2021 | 08:45h | UTC

New report sounds the alarm on global shortage of 900 000 midwives – World Health Organization

Report: The State of the World’s Midwifery 2021 – UN sexual and reproductive health agency

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


COVID has pushed medical research into remote trials, benefiting patients and scientists

5 May, 2021 | 08:38h | UTC

COVID Has Pushed Medical Research into Remote Trials, Benefiting Patients and Scientists – Scientific American

 


RCT: Community-initiated kangaroo mother care reduced the risk of moderate-to-severe maternal postpartum depressive symptoms among mothers of low-birth-weight infants in low-income areas in India

5 May, 2021 | 08:21h | UTC

Effect of Community-Initiated Kangaroo Mother Care on Postpartum Depressive Symptoms and Stress Among Mothers of Low-Birth-Weight Infants: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Network Open

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


M-A: Prone positioning of nonintubated patients with Covid-19 improve oxygenation variables without any reported serious adverse events – randomized trials with patient-relevant outcomes such as the need for intubation or mortality rates are required

4 May, 2021 | 08:52h | UTC

Prone Positioning of Nonintubated Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019—A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis – Critical Care Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 


[Preprint] Preventing disproportionate mortality in ICU overload situations: Empirical evidence from the first COVID-19 wave in Europe – “transferring patients proactively out of developing hotspots to less affected regions, well before high ICU workload situations emerge, will improve patient outcomes”

4 May, 2021 | 08:42h | UTC

Preventing disproportionate mortality in ICU overload situations: Empirical evidence from the first COVID-19 wave in Europe – medRxiv

 


Randomized trial: Admission Avoidance Hospital at Home + Geriatric Assessment led to similar outcomes compared to hospital admission for older persons

3 May, 2021 | 05:13h | UTC

Is Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment Admission Avoidance Hospital at Home an Alternative to Hospital Admission for Older Persons? A Randomized Trial – Annals of Internal Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Related: Pandemic Boosts an Old Idea—Bringing Acute Care to the Patient

 


Ethics Commission Position Statement: Admission criteria and management of critical care patients in a pandemic context – “Age cannot be used as the sole criterion for admission nor denial of access to ICU settings”

29 Apr, 2021 | 08:36h | UTC

Admission criteria and management of critical care patients in a pandemic context: position of the Ethics Commission of the French Intensive Care Society, update of April 2021 – Annals of Intensive Care

 


Pre-post study: A hospital quality improvement intervention significantly reduced the rates of cesarean delivery for nulliparous, term, singleton, vertex births

29 Apr, 2021 | 08:21h | UTC

Hospital Quality Improvement Interventions, Statewide Policy Initiatives, and Rates of Cesarean Delivery for Nulliparous, Term, Singleton, Vertex Births in California – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Editorial: Initiatives to Reduce Cesarean Delivery Rates for Low-risk First Births – JAMA

 

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CDC says fully vaccinated Americans can go outside without masks – but masks still needed in crowds

28 Apr, 2021 | 08:44h | UTC

CDC Guidance: Choosing Safer Activities – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Commentaries: CDC: If You’re Vaccinated, You Don’t Need To Mask Outdoors (Unless You’re In A Crowd) – NPR AND CDC: Fully vaccinated Americans can go maskless outdoors – CIDRAP

 

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USPSTF Statement recommends screening for hypertension in adults 18 years or older with office blood pressure measurement – diagnostic confirmation with blood pressure measurements outside of the clinical setting is advised before starting treatment

28 Apr, 2021 | 08:16h | UTC

Evidence Report: Screening for Hypertension in Adults: Updated Evidence Report and Systematic Review for the US Preventive Services Task Force – JAMA

Author Interview: USPSTF Recommendation: Screening for Hypertension in Adults

Editorials: The USPSTF Recommendation on Blood Pressure Screening: Making 2021 the Transformative Year in Controlling Hypertension AND USPSTF Recommendation Statement on Hypertension Screening in Adults—Where Do We Go From Here? – JAMA Network Open AND Will the 2021 USPSTF Hypertension Screening Recommendation Decrease or Worsen Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Blood Pressure Control? – JAMA Network Open AND USPSTF Recommendations for Screening for Hypertension in Adults: It Is Time to Unmask Hypertensive Risk – JAMA Cardiology

JAMA Patient Page: Screening for Hypertension in Adults

 


M-A: Lidocaine lubricant jelly does not reduce pain perception during female urethral catheterization

27 Apr, 2021 | 09:11h | UTC

Lidocaine lubricant jelly does not reduce pain perception during female urethral catheterization: A systematic review with meta‐analysis and trial sequential analysis – The International Journal of Clinical Practice (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 


Immunization services begin slow recovery from COVID-19 disruptions, though millions of children remain at risk from deadly diseases – WHO, UNICEF, Gavi

27 Apr, 2021 | 08:41h | UTC

Immunization services begin slow recovery from COVID-19 disruptions, though millions of children remain at risk from deadly diseases – WHO, UNICEF, Gavi – World Health Organization

Related report: Disability considerations for COVID-19 vaccination: WHO and UNICEF policy brief, 19 April 2021 – World Health Organization

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Study in nursing homes shows rapid antigen testing could be a useful tool to identify contagious people at risk for transmitting SARS-CoV-2

27 Apr, 2021 | 08:35h | UTC

Performance Evaluation of Serial SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Antigen Testing During a Nursing Home Outbreak – Annals of Internal Medicine

Editorial: Utility of Rapid Antigen Tests in Nursing Homes

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Recommendations to address patients fear of adverse effects and COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy

25 Apr, 2021 | 21:58h | UTC

Fear of Adverse Effects and COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy: Recommendations of the Treatment Expectation Expert Group – JAMA Health Forum

 


Guide to Enhanced Recovery for Cancer Patients Undergoing Liver Surgery

25 Apr, 2021 | 20:53h | UTC

Guide to Enhanced Recovery for Cancer Patients Undergoing Liver Surgery – Annals of Surgical Oncology

See also: Guidelines for Perioperative Care for Liver Surgery: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society Recommendations – World Journal of Surgery AND Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society Guidelines

 


Guideline: Prevention of Positioning Injuries During Gynecologic Surgery

25 Apr, 2021 | 20:50h | UTC

The Prevention of Positioning Injuries During Gynecologic Surgery. Guideline of the DGGG, OEGGG and SGGG (S2k Level, AWMF Registry Number 015/077, October 2020) – Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde

 


Long Covid: Largest post-acute COVID-19 study to date examined the health outcomes in more than 73,000 people who’d had COVID-19 and were not hospitalized

23 Apr, 2021 | 08:48h | UTC

High-dimensional characterization of post-acute sequalae of COVID-19 – Nature

Commentary: Among COVID-19 survivors, an increased risk of death, serious illness – Washington University School of Medicine

 

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Covid-19: More data on the increased risks to pregnant women and their newborn infants

23 Apr, 2021 | 08:44h | UTC

Maternal and Neonatal Morbidity and Mortality Among Pregnant Women With and Without COVID-19 Infection: The INTERCOVID Multinational Cohort Study – JAMA Pediatrics

Editorial: COVID-19 in Pregnant Women and Their Newborn Infants

Commentaries: Pregnant women with COVID-19 face high mortality rate – University of Washington School of Medicine AND Covid-19 raises risks for expectant mothers and babies, study says – CNN

Related: Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on maternal and perinatal outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Opportunities and Challenges for the Next Phase of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery

22 Apr, 2021 | 08:28h | UTC

Opportunities and Challenges for the Next Phase of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: A Review – JAMA Surgery (free for a limited period)

See also: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society Guidelines

 


RCT: Effect of infusion set replacement intervals on catheter-related bloodstream infections – “Infusion set use can be safely extended to 7 days with resultant cost and workload reductions”

20 Apr, 2021 | 05:37h | UTC

Effect of infusion set replacement intervals on catheter-related bloodstream infections (RSVP): a randomised, controlled, equivalence (central venous access device)–non-inferiority (peripheral arterial catheter) trial – The Lancet (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 

Commentaries on Twitter

 


M-A: Prevalence of depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder in health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic

20 Apr, 2021 | 06:00h | UTC

Prevalence of depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder in health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic: A systematic review and meta-analysis – PLOS One

 


Ten scientific reasons in support of airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2

18 Apr, 2021 | 21:51h | UTC

Ten scientific reasons in support of airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 – The Lancet

Commentary: Recognising that coronavirus is predominantly spread through air would save lives, argues new assessment – University of Oxford

Animated Videos: Aerosols and making spaces safe – University of Oxford

 

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A guideline to limit indoor airborne transmission of COVID-19

18 Apr, 2021 | 21:47h | UTC

A guideline to limit indoor airborne transmission of COVID-19 – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

 


Indoor Air Changes and Potential Implications for SARS-CoV-2 Transmission

18 Apr, 2021 | 21:49h | UTC

Indoor Air Changes and Potential Implications for SARS-CoV-2 Transmission – JAMA

 

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